Stephen Coger


Stephen is an attorney practicing immigration law in Fayetteville. He is also the Director of the Arkansas Justice Collective, which works to protect immigrants, people of color, LGBTIA+ people, and other vulnerable populations. Stephen is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law where he was a Gates Public Service Law Scholar.


Laura O’Bryan

Vice President

Laura O’Bryan is an attorney from Little Rock, though as co-owner of myvirtual.lawyer, she serves clients throughout Arkansas. Before practicing law through a virtual law firm, Laura operated a solo firm focused on serving survivors of domestic violence. She is a graduate of the William H. Bowen School of Law.


Cory Bates


Cory is a criminal defense attorney practicing at a small firm in North Little Rock. He is a 2016 graduate of the William H. Bowen School of Law and a former president of OUTLaw, Bowen’s LGBT student organization.


Jordan Rogers

Jordan is a public interest attorney practicing in Little Rock. His work focuses on increasing access to justice for low-income Arkansans by providing support to Arkansas’s legal aid programs, engaging attorneys in pro bono, and promoting alternative practice models, such as limited scope representation. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law.

“I am excited to serve on the board of QLaw because I know that this organization can help make our court system fairer for LGBT+ people. As a gay man practicing law in a Southern state, I have seen the challenges our community faces. However, I know that the Southern values of kindness and hospitality are powerful forces that we can utilize to foster acceptance and compassion. QLaw is perfectly positioned to do just that for LGBT+ legal professionals and litigants.”


Ashley Welch Hudson

Ashley lives in Little Rock where she has a practice representing clients with employment and regulatory compliance cases. She is a graduate of University of Arkansas School of Law and holds a Master’s in Comparative Politics.