Janet Martinez, Office Manager
Janet originally joined the attorneys of Bogart, Small + Associates 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.
Daniela Perez Lopez, Litigation 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 + Associates, 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.
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 + Associates, 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.