Misty Wilson Borkowski

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Misty Wilson Borkowski



Misty Borkowski is a Partner in our Little Rock office whose practice focuses on immigration matters, assisting both employers and individuals.

Prior to joining HBS, Misty, who is also fluent in Spanish, was a director at a local law firm where she served as the designated attorney to aid in PALE (Program of Legal Assistance to Mexican Nationals through External Legal Advice in the United States of America) alongside the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock. She also functioned as the Liaison to Changchun, Little Rock’s Sister City in China.

Misty was appointed by the Arkansas Supreme Court to serve on the Criminal Practice Committee and selected to serve as a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Bowen School of Law where she teaches a course on Immigration Law.

Misty earned her Juris Doctor at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, Bowen School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts in International Studies at the University of Arkansas Little Rock.



State Courts:

  • Arkansas

U.S. District Courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas

U.S. Courts of Appeals:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit


  • J.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • B.A., University of Arkansas at Little Rock


  • Executive Networking Organization:
    • Member, 2015-2023
    • Chairman, 2018-2020
  • Judge William R. Overton Inn of Court:
    • Executive Committee Member, 2010-2023
    • President, 2022-2023
    • Treasurer, 2013-2022
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  • Changchun Liaison (Little Rock’s Sister City in China)
  • Little Rock Sister Cities Commission:
    • Member, 2004-2014
    • Chairman, 2009-2011



  • Sowing Success: Complying with Dramatic New Labor Standards Affecting H-2A Employers
    HBS Webinar; May 24, 2024
  • H-2A Compliance / Pitfalls and Protocols for H-2A Employers
    American Agricultural Law Association (AALA), Agricultural Law Educational Symposium; November 10, 2023
  • An Afternoon in HR
    HBS Helping Businesses Succeed Series; September 21, 2023


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In the Press

Litigators Lounge: Immigration Law for Agricultural & Seasonal Workers, with Misty Wilson Borkowski

Immigration law expert and HBS Little Rock Partner Misty Wilson Borkowski rejoins the hosts to discuss the complexities of immigration with agricultural and seasonal workers.

New Department of Labor Rule Enhances Protections for Farmworkers

The DoL recently announced a final rule aimed at strengthening protections for farmworkers under the H-2A program. This rule, effective June 28, 2024, addresses vulnerabilities and abuses experienced by workers in the program, promoting fair labor standards for all farmworkers in the U.S…

Litigators Lounge: Immigration Law for Employers, with Misty Wilson Borkowski

The hosts welcome immigration law expert and HBS Little Rock Partner Misty Wilson Borkowski to discuss the complexities of immigration within employment law.

HBS Attorneys Recognized in 2023 Mid-South Super Lawyers Awards

HBS has been recognized for its outstanding legal work as 10 of its attorneys are selected to the 2023 Mid-South Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists

55 Hall Booth Smith Lawyers Recognized as 2024 Best Lawyers® Award Recipients

We’re pleased to announce that 55 lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Navigating I-9 Verification & E-Verify in the Construction Industry: A Legal Perspective

In an era of heightened immigration enforcement and compliance, it is crucial for businesses, especially those in the construction industry, to understand and adhere to the requirements of I-9 verification and E-Verify. Immigration laws in the United States have significant implications for employers, and failing to comply can result in severe penalties. Understanding I-9 Verification

Immigration Practice Appoints Co-Chair at Hall Booth Smith

Hall Booth Smith is proud to appoint experienced immigration attorney, Misty Wilson Borkowski, as Co-Chair of its Immigration practice. Carsten Alting has led this practice group and developed a solid reputation of excellence among clients for over 15 years. Adding Misty’s experience and dedication to client service will only help further solidify that reputation. Misty’s

HBS Welcomes Three Partners as It Expands Its Immigration & Employment Practices

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS – February 14, 2023 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is excited to add seasoned attorneys Misty Wilson Borkowski, George Ernst, and Abtin Mehdizadegan from Little Rock, Arkansas, as the firm grows its immigration and employment practice groups. Immigration & Employment Practices Grow Misty, George, and Abtin join HBS as partners and will