What Can You Expect From Us?
Ark Ag Law is a trusted and highly regarded law firm specializing in agricultural law services.
Our lawyers are the best in the industry. We are highly qualified and experienced in the agricultural field to ensure that we offer the best service to our clients. We advise clients on a wide range of corporate and commercial issues both at local and national levels.
Robert G. Serio
Partner in Ark Ag Law, PLLC, which focuses its practice in assisting farm producers to comply
with regulations and rules promulgated by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources
Conservation Service (NRCS), and Risk Management Agency (RMA) and to represent farm
producers in administrative hearings and litigation.
Born 3-4-45 – Sydney, Australia
1968: Bachelor of Science in Political Science from University of Arkansas;
1970: Juris Doctorate, University of Arkansas Law School, Fayetteville, AR.
Has practiced law in Clarendon, Arkansas, since 1972;
Membership: Arkansas Bar Association and American Agricultural Law Association.
Practice since 1986 has centered around agricultural law, estate planning, and farm real estate. Represents over 400 farm families in more that 20 states, most of whom farm a minimum of 5,000 acres. Acreage ranges between 2,000 to 70,000 acres in cultivation.
Has been featured in Washington Post, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and MSNBC as architect of farm organizations receiving the largest amounts of farm subsidies in US.
Frequently speaks before farm groups and attorney groups on issues involving the United States Department of Agriculture.
Grant Ballard is a partner with the Firm of Ark Ag Law, PLLC, which maintains a nationwide
practice focused on the representation of Agricultural producers and other rural businesses.
Ballard focuses his practice on the representation of farmers and ranchers in areas including
Federal Farm Programs, Crop Insurance litigation, contract law, environmental law, and
governmental compliance investigations. Ballard has extensive experience in crop insurance and farm program payment litigation where he has represented producers in litigation before private arbitrators, State and Federal Courts, and the USDA National Appeals Division. He has also regularly defended individuals charged with violating federal program requirements and Federal Criminal Laws.
Ballard practices across the Nation and is currently admitted to practice before multiple Federal District Courts, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Ballard regularly speaks to agricultural groups across the Country, including at events such as the Beltwide Cotton Conference, and he has written on legal issues facing today’s agricultural producers for various publications including the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, The Delta Farm Press, The Southwest Farm Press, and The Arkansas Lawyer.
His Practitioners Guide to the Litigation of Federally Reinsured Crop Insurance Claims,
previously published in the Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, has received wide recognition
and Ballard has worked in the past with the National Agricultural Law Center in its efforts to
publish relevant information on Mid-South agricultural law issues.
Carl R. Bishop
Carl Bishop is a partner with Ark Ag Law, PLLC. He was raised in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and admitted to the practice of Law in Arkansas in 1998. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Bowen School of Law. Mr. Bishop has regularly represented Arkansas farms in matters including farm program compliance and payment limitations planning as well as providing reliable independent counsel in a variety of legal areas relevant to farm business.