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Prior to joining his current firm, Janik was a Trial Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. 

Mr. Janik joined the Department of Justice as an Honors Law Graduate through the Department of Justice Tax Division's Honors Program. While at the Department of Justice, Janik practiced in the Federal district and bankruptcy courts throughout the Ninth and Tenth Circuits.  His practice included the litigation of substantive tax issues including the Son of BOSS and the cross-border equipment lease-strip tax shelters, tax-exempt corporate status under Section 501(c), "responsible officer" cases arising under the Section 6672 Trust Fund Recovery Penalty, IRS administrative summonses including those involving the Offshore Credit Card Project and the Section 7609(f) "John Doe" provisions, asset valuation, nominee asset transfers, IRS collections due process appeals, judicial foreclosures, quiet title actions, and various issues arising from proofs of claim and dischargeability claims in the bankruptcy courts. 

Janik was awarded the U.S. Attorney General's Outstanding Attorney Award in both 2005 and 2006.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
  2. Class Action: 30%
  3. Tax: 30%

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Mitchell Williams

425 West Capitol Avenue
Suite 1800
Little Rock, AR, 722010000


ARAuthorized to practice200711/01/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Mid-South Super LawyerSuperLawyers2013
AV RatingMartindale Hubbell2009
U.S. Attorney General's Outstanding Attorney AwardAttorney General2006
U.S. Attorney General's Outstanding Attorney AwardAttorney General2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Professor - Federal Tax Practice & ProcedureUniversity of Arkansas at Little Rock College of Business2007 - Present
PartnerMitchell Williams Selig Gates & Woodyard PLLC2007 - Present
Trial AttorneyUnited States Department of Justice2003 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arkansas Business 40 Under 40Recipient2012 - 2012
Judiciary Committee, Arkansas Bar AssociationCommittee Member2012 - 2014
Arkansas Food Bank NetworkBoard Member2012 - Present
The Arkansas Lawyer, Arkansas Bar AssociationEditorial Advisory Board Member2012 - Present
Arkansas Bar Association, Judicial Nominations CommitteeCommittee Member2011 - 2011
Arkansas FoodBank Network HarvestersChairman2011 - 2012
Arkansas Zoological FoundationBoard Member2010 - Present
Downtown Little Rock PartnershipBoard Member2010 - Present
Pulaski County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Arkansas Children's Hospital Professional Advisory CouncilMember2007 - Present
Arkansas Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
The Tax LawyerSenior Tax Controversy Advisor2006 - 2007
Denver Journal of International Law and PolicyManaging Editor2001 - 2003
Denver University Law ReviewStaff Editor2001 - 2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterTaxationLL.M - Master of Laws2007
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Middlebury CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mitchell Williams 21st Annual Tax SeminarThe Accountant As Advocate Or Witness: What Ethical And Legal Duties Arise When Accountants Advocate Or Testify On Behalf Of Their Clients?2012
Mitchell Williams 20th Annual Tax SeminarThe Ethics of Asset Protection Planning2011
Mitchell Williams 19th Annual Tax SeminarWhen Clients Lie: What to Do, When to Do it, How to Document it, and When to Walk Away2010
Mitchell Williams 18th Annual Tax SeminarVoluntary Disclosure of Offshore Accounts: Lessons Learned from the IRS's UBS Initiative2009
Mitchell Williams 17th Annual Tax SeminarPrivileges, Waivers, and Tax Accrual Papers: When is Written Tax Advice Protected From Disclosure?2008
Mitchell Williams 16th Annual Tax SeminarStrategies, Tactics and Tips Towards Avoiding the Section 6672 "Responsible Officer" Penalty2007