Three Prominent Little Rock Law Firms Merge to Create McDaniel, Wolff & Benca, PLLC

McDaniel, Wolff & Benca, PLLC formally announced the completed merger of three high profile Little Rock law firms to better serve a broad range of legal service needs of individuals, families and businesses across the state and around the nation. McDaniel, Richardson & Calhoun, PLLC; Wolff & Ward, PLLC; and Benca & Johnston, PLLC, which announced their intention to join forces in early 2018, now provide top quality legal services under the combined name of McDaniel, Wolff & Benca, PLLC.

“We seized on an incredible opportunity to merge our complementary practices and diverse expertise to establish a significant new presence in the Arkansas legal community,” said partner and former Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel. “Our firm will provide sophisticated representation to individuals and businesses who need help in our complicated legal, regulatory and governmental system.”

As a new full-service law firm, McDaniel, Wolff & Benca, PLLC will assist clients in the areas of complex litigation, tax planning, Attorney General investigations and government relations, criminal law, education law, family law, real estate and much more. In addition to McDaniel, the founding partners include Scott Richardson, Bart Calhoun, Rufus E. Wolff, Vincent M. Ward, Patrick Benca and Jessica Duncan Johnston. Additional attorneys joining the new firm include Jon T. Shirron and Lauren Collins.

“By coming together, this merger will generate the synergy to provide an even greater level of service across our practice areas,” said Attorney Rufus Wolff. 

The firm’s attorneys bring years of professional experience across a broad spectrum of practice areas and share an expert portfolio on government relations and corporate law. The firm’s real estate and tax law division provides sophisticated tax counseling on federal, state and local levels as well as areas such as staffing arrangements, employee benefits, business planning, securities law, estate planning and asset protection. McDaniel, Wolff & Benca, PLLC attorneys also offer a profound understanding of family law, including divorce, child custody, alimony and parental rights cases, as well as high quality criminal defense representation for those facing a wide range of charges.

“The diversity and deep, professional commitment of our attorneys make the new, combined firm even stronger and better able to provide a full range of legal services our clients require,” said Attorney Patrick Benca. “And as our clients’ needs grow, we look forward to a promising future and expanding the fields of legal expertise our firm offers.” 

Attorneys with the new firm of McDaniel, Wolff & Benca, PLLC also have a new two-story, 7,170-square-foot headquarters at the corner of West 4th St. and S. Pulaski Street. Located two blocks East of the state’s center of government, the headquarters’ Neoclassical style is meant to compliment the design of the Arkansas State Capitol.


McDaniel, Wolff & Benca, PLLC is an Arkansas-based, full-service law firm devoted to serving the particular needs of individuals, families and businesses throughout Arkansas and beyond. We assist our clients in the areas of complex litigation, tax planning, Attorney General investigations and government relations, criminal law, education law, family law, real estate and much more. With decades of legal experience, our attorneys each possess a unique set of skills as part of our commitment to provide the highest quality legal services. When faced with legal challenges, put your confidence in our experience and record of success. Please contact any one of our attorneys if we can be of assistance.

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