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Benjamin R. McCorkle

A founding partner of Beacon Legal Group, Benjamin McCorkle’s practice is primarily composed of Internet law, constitutional law, civil litigation, and mass torts. He is a highly regarded Little Rock attorney and has been named one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Arkansas in both 2013 and 2014.

A proud techno-geek, Mr. McCorkle began his career in the tech industry as a computer programmer and he continued this pursuit until he entered law school in 1998. With his blend of advanced computer technology and love of law, he has become a nationally recognized Internet law attorney.

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Kathleen M. McDonald

Kathleen McDonald, Managing Partner of Beacon Legal Group, has litigated in both the criminal and civil arenas and is an immigration attorney for individuals and businesses. Ms. McDonald’s foreign language skills further enhance BLG’s services and relationships with our international clients.  2018 Member American Immigration Lawyers Association.   Avvo rating 10.0

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Elliot Bryan

Elliot Bryan is a senior legal analyst at Beacon Legal Group. Having worked for over twenty-two years as a senior claims manager, Mr. Bryan has acquired a tremendous amount of knowledge and understanding in the fields of personal injury law, medical malpractice, wrongful death, premises liability and products liability.

He is highly skilled at negotiating with insurance companies, taking care of injury victims, fighting for fair and just client settlements, and helping shepherd tough cases through to the litigation phase.

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Ann Norris

Ann Norris, Beacon Legal Group’s Office Administrator, is an indispensable member of the BLG staff. Ms. Norris provides administrative support for BLG’s legal team to ensure that our clients’ needs are always met in a timely and responsive manner. Her support makes it possible for our attorneys to provide exceptional Arkansas legal services.

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L. Elizabeth Bowles

Elizabeth Bowles, Esq., is the President and Chairman of the Board of Aristotle Inc., a full-service digital agency and Internet Service Provider headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. Possessing a high degree of knowledge on tech issues, she serves as a consultant, keynote speaker, and CLE educator. She is an authority on telecommunications issues, having served as chair of the American Bar Association’s Anti-Spam and Anti-Spyware/Malware sub-committees and having testified before Congress and the FCC on issues ranging from spam to broadband communications. 

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Rafael Bravo

A certified private investigator, Rafael Bravo serves as an interpreter with and consultant to Beacon Legal Group. The only bilingual licensed private investigator in Arkansas, Mr. Bravo assists with personal injury, workman’s compensation, and immigration cases, as well as with investigations of civil rights violations.


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Robert M. McDonald

Robert McDonald is Of Counsel to Beacon Legal Group and a criminal justice consultant with over 35 years of experience in the criminal justice field. Through his work at correctional facilities and in district and circuit courts, Mr. McDonald has gained extensive experience with drug abuse counseling and rehabilitation, criminal prosecution, and alternative sanction programs.

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Rod Sweetman

Rod Sweetman’s extensive experience in federal government, employment immigration, and management of the EB5 Investment Visa process makes him a valuable member of the Beacon Legal Group team, where he is an Immigration Consultant. Born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Mr. Sweetman knew from a young age that his career would involve serving people who lack power and need an advocate. His early experiences rescuing bullied schoolmates transformed him into a compassionate, competent, and highly effective advocate, making him an excellent fit at BLG. 

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