Brian A. Vandiver

USA: Arkansas

Cox, Sterling, McClure & Vandiver
8712 Counts Massie Road
North Little Rock, AR 72113
United States

Tel: (501) 954-8073


Attorney Brian A. Vandiver is a Partner with Cox, Sterling, McClure & Vandiver and primarily represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.

Brian routinely advises management in labor and employment compliance and litigation, in areas such as employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation (e.g., Title VII, ADA, ADEA, Arkansas Civil Rights Act), wage and hour (e.g., FLSA and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act), Arkansas common law (e.g., at-will doctrine/wrongful termination, negligent hiring/retention, defamation, outrage, invasion of privacy), employment contracts and separation agreements, unfair competition (e.g., non-compete agreements and trade secret misappropriation), Arkansas unemployment benefit claims, ERISA litigation, medical and military leave (e.g., FMLA and USSERA), and affirmative action (e.g., OFCCP).

Brian also represents clients in various legislative, public policy, and constitutional law matters, in areas such as labor and employment, freedom of speech, free exercise of religion and RFRA, right to bear arms, due process, right to jury trial/civil justice reform, and separation of powers.

  • Arkansas state and federal courts, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Eighth Circuit, 2003
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Stephen M. Reasoner
  • Best Lawyers in America, Labor & Employment, 2008 -present
  • MidSouth Super Lawyers, Labor & Employment, 2009 – present
  • Chambers USA, Labor & Employment, 2013 – present
  • UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, past adjunct faculty member (Employment, Employment Discrimination, Disability)
  • Federal Bar Association (Employment Section)
  • DRI (Employment Committee)
  • The Federalist Society
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Republican National Lawyers Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association (Board of Governors, Governance Committee, Mock Trial Committee, Labor & Employment Section)
  • Special Olympics Arkansas, Board of Directors
  • Salvation Army of Central Arkansas, Advisory Board
  • J.D., UALR William H. Bowen School of Law, 2000
  • B.A., Hendrix College, 1997
  • Arkansas Bar Association Golden Gavel, 2005
  • Arkansas Business 40 Under 40, 2010
  • Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Arkansas Class VII (2012-13)
  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Arkansas State Advisory Committee

Cox, Sterling, McClure & Vandiver represent employers in all aspects of employment litigation, mediation, and arbitration, including EEOC and DOL litigation charges and investigations. The firm helps employers resolve complex employee relations issues and minimize employment-related claims.

Cox, Sterling, McClure & Vandiver, PLLC is a full-service law firm providing high-quality legal service to businesses and individuals throughout the Central Arkansas community. The firm offers clients the same resources as many large firms, but with the personalized focus and attention that comes with a small firm. Each of the firm’s attorneys has been practicing law in his or her area of focus for more than a decade, bringing knowledge and practical experience to each problem.

Cox, Sterling, McClure & Vandiver are conveniently located in North Little Rock, near the Maumelle community, and just a short distance from the legal, business, and financial center of Arkansas.

“Described by market sources as a “solid” lawyer, Brian Vandiver of Cox, Sterling, McClure & Vandiver PLLC is a name partner at the firm. He acts on behalf of clients, mainly employers, on all areas of labor and employment law. “He is a very good attorney who really services his clients well,” an interviewee remarks.”
Chambers & Partners, 2017