Janet Martinez, Office Manager
Janet originally joined the attorneys of Bogart, Small + Naylor as a legal assistant in January 2017 and helped launch the firm in January 2018. She previously worked as a legal assistant focusing on consular processing and complex waivers of inadmissibility.
In 2020, she became the firm’s first office manager. As office manager, Janet manages the firm’s business operations, including customer service, case flow, bookkeeping, vendor relationships, and management of administrative support staff, allowing the attorneys and legal assistants to focus all of their attention on client matters.
Janet is originally from Mexico but has lived almost all of her life in Arkansas. She grew up in Springdale and graduated from Springdale High School in 2011. Janet is a mother of three and loves spending time with her kids and husband. In her spare time, she enjoys anything outdoors and visiting with her parents, siblings, and friends.
Maria Cruz, Senior Legal Assistant
Maria has been Charlcee Small’s legal assistant since October 2017 and assists in the management of the firm’s criminal defense docket by managing court calendars, discovery files, and client communications. Prior to joining Bogart, Small + Naylor, Maria acquired significant experience working at other Northwest Arkansas area law firms, including working with attorney Autumn Tolbert assisting with criminal defense and family law matters.
Since January 2020, Maria has been the firm’s Senior Legal Assistant. In this role, Maria helps organize the firm’s overall case flow and ensures the firm’s various practice areas work together in a cohesive manner.
Maria is Originally from Durango, Mexico. Her family migrated to Arkansas in 1992.
She grew up in Springdale and graduated from Springdale High School in 2009. A mother of two, Maria enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Deycy Haggard, Legal Assistant
Deycy joined the firm in October 2018 as a legal assistant. Her caseload is focused on family and humanitarian immigration benefits, including adjustment of status, family petitions, TPS, DACA, U visas, and SIJS. She assists by completing benefits applications, gathering and organizing all necessary evidence and participating in client interviews.
Deycy is originally from Toluca, Mexico. She moved to Northwest Arkansas at the age of 17 and has lived here ever since. Deycy is dedicated, creative and thoughtful. She likes to spend her free time with her 3 children, loves dolphins, and enjoys being outside participating in all sorts of activities, including running, hiking, and biking.
Daniela Perez Lopez, Legal Assistant
Daniela joined the firm as a legal assistant in September 2019 after several years working as a legal assistant at two other Northwest Arkansas based law firms. Daniela’s experience is varied. She has managed general civil litigation matters, including personal injury and family work, as well as criminal and administrative matters.
At Bogart, Small + Naylor, Daniela spends most of her time on consular processing matters with a particular focus on complex waivers of inadmissibility. She also assists the litigation practice group with detained matters including bond motions and removal proceedings for individuals detained in ICE detention centers throughout the country.
Daniela is a native of Monterrey, Mexico and moved to Northwest Arkansas when she was six years old. She grew up in Rogers and graduated from Rogers High School in 2015. In her spare time Daniela likes to craft, bake, and watch movies.
Renato Betim, Litigation Assistant
Renato joined Bogart, Small + Naylor in October 2019 as a legal assistant. He focuses his practice on litigation issues, assisting Nathan Bogart in representing individuals facing removal from the United States. Renato spends most of his time preparing applications for relief from removal, drafting written pleadings, researching, and guiding clients on the collection of all necessary evidence in support of those applications.
Originally from Sao Paulo, Brazil, Renato is fluent in Portuguese, English, and speaks Spanish. He is a 2019 graduate of the Northwest Arkansas Community College and is currently pursuing a degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Arkansas.
Outside the office, Renato enjoys traveling and learning about history and culture. At home, Renato loves spending time with family and friends while making s’mores around the campfire.