“Justice doesn’t just happen. Get with me, and let’s go get it!”
Michael Kiel Kaiser, Little Rock Attorney
Mike believes the key to a successful representation is to identify a client’s goals early, and then constantly seek innovative ways to achieve those goals. Mike employs an aggressive pre-trial motions practice to achieve the best results for his clients. Mike believes in being blunt. He does not tell clients what they want to hear, but instead what they NEED to hear, the raw and uncut only. He believes in keeping client informed of the nature and progress of their case, and in working with them closely throughout the process.
After working as a public defender in courts throughout Pulaski and Perry Counties in 2015-16, Mike understands the potentially life-altering consequences a single traffic ticket or seemingly minor charge can have on a person’s life, let alone a felony. He works hard to ensure that collateral consequences of any arrest or conviction are minimal, thinking about how today’s actions may affect the client years down the line. He approaches each case with the same passion and gusto, whether the client faces a fine, a loss of some privilege, or life behind bars. Mike’s passion extends beyond his work. He has spoken to residents at Our House about how to get the most out of their appointed counsel, volunteered at several local Homeless Court events and sealing clinics, and takes on multiple pro bono and reduced-fee cases annually. He has also taught continuing-education courses to attorneys around Arkansas on a variety of topics, and has testified multiple times before the Arkansas General Assembly regarding criminal laws. Mike Kaiser has represented thousands of Arkansans accused of crimes, focusing primarily on violent crimes; drug crimes, DWI; juvenile delinquency; and criminal appeals.
Mike is a proud graduate of THE Little Rock Central High School, an avid disc golfer and cyclist, and an active volunteer with the local Jewish Food Fest. He is a second-generation lawyer, and proudly states that he “gets it from his mama.”
University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, AR
Juris Doctor, cum laude, May 2014
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Arts in Communication, May 2011 Minors in Anthropology and Sociology
Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, AR
Class of 2007
Wrongful Convictions: If Mandatory Recording is the Antidote, Are the Side Effects Really Worth It?, 67 Ark. L. Rev. 167 (2014).
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board Member, 2019-present
Check out Michael Sharing War Stories on The Yarn Podcast
“Barred II was held May 16th, 2019, and closed out the 2018-19 season for the Yarn. We are reunited with decARcerate to produce a second show on true stories of incarceration. Last year, this show was a moving and powerful experience and this year didn’t disappoint.”
The Magnolia Reporter, March 13, 2021
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, April 30, 2021
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Arkansas Times, February 2, 2021
KATV-ABC 7, February 4, 2021
KATV-ABC 7, June 18, 2020
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, December 26, 2020
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, December 1, 2020
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, May 27, 2020
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, September 19, 2020
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