Get The Representation You Deserve


Hiring an attorney is an important decision. Choose a team that will offer you the personalized attention and results you deserve.

At Grinder Law Firm, we pride ourselves on our proactive, dedicated approach to each and every case we receive. Our job is to make sure your best interests are protected.


Helen Rice Grinder has been practicing law since 1981. When you work with our firm, you can expect attentive representation backed by nearly 40 years of experience and success. Our comprehensive legal services include:


Learn more about the scope of our legal services and how we can help your case!

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Adoption
  • Guardianship
  • Probate Law
  • Wills
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • & More


Legal issues can be overwhelming and stressful. That’s why Helen Rice Grinder works diligently to deliver organized information and find the best course of action for your unique situation.

After graduating from Law School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1981, Helen set up a private practice in Faulkner County, Arkansas, being the first woman attorney to do so. She has been in private practice ever since and has met the needs of numerous clients.

Comprehensive Legal Assistance for Clients in Faulkner County AR, & Beyond

Based in Conway, AR, we service clients all across central AR, including Perry County, Searcy County, Van Buren County, and beyond. Our areas of practice include:

Family Law
When choosing a lawyer for familial cases, it’s essential to find a compassionate, sensitive team with your family’s best interests at heart. We provide a range of family law services and work closely with you to find the best course of action for your unique situation.

It’s undeniable that divorce is a stressful situation. That’s why we work to make the process as stress-free as possible. No matter the grounds of your divorce, we’re here to help every step of the way to defend your personal interests.


Issues of custody and determining where your child will live can be extremely taxing. Matters of custody require the expertise of an experienced, passionate lawyer. Our priority is to find the best possible solution for you and your children.

Helen and the team at Grinder Law Firm will guide you through the adoption process from start to finish. Whether you’re placing a child up for adoption, adopting as a step-parent, or facing challenges in the adoption process—we can help.
When an individual (either a minor or adult) is unable to manage their personal affairs or finances, you may be eligible for legal guardianship. Whether you are seeking guardianship for someone who is incapacitated, as an alternative to adoption for a minor, or a child with special needs, we will help.
Probate Law
The probate process can be overwhelming and complex to understand. Luckily, Grinder Law Firm has years of experience in the distribution of assets, whether you are the executor of a will or a beneficiary. Our team will make sure inheritances and assets are distributed correctly, and help in the face of any challenges or disputes.
Whether you are drafting your will or other estate planning documents, we will help make the process simple and hassle-free. We also help clients when it comes to matters of defending or contesting wills, and the subsequent legal proceedings. Our job is to make sure your valuable assets are protected and in the right hands, and that your family is protected.
Criminal Law
For matters of criminal law, you deserve a tough attorney who will fight to defend your rights. Our job is to ensure justice, regardless of the charges you face. We understand that facing prosecutors and judges can be intimidating, which is why you deserve a team with years of hands-on experience and success.
Personal Injury
If you were injured on the job, involved in an accident, or harmed due to the negligence of another party, we will work to make sure you get the care and compensation you need. If you or a loved one have experienced an injury, let Helen Rice Grinder and her team restore your peace of mind.

We serve clients in Conway County, Faulkner County, Perry County, Searcy County, and Van Buren County.


I was born in Conway, AR, Faulkner County on March 31, 1954. I was raised on a farm with my parents, John and Freeda Rice, my older brother, Johnny M Rice, and my younger sister, Jeannie Rice, and have continued close association with my family throughout my entire life.

I attended public school in the Faulkner County School District through high school and graduated in 1972.

I married Jerry Lee Grinder in 1976, who raised, trained, and sold paint horses. After his passing in 2019, I carried on his paint horse business in his honor.

I attended the University of Central Arkansas and graduated in 1978 and then attended School of Law in Little Rock, AR, and graduated in 1981. I set up private practice immediately and was the first female attorney to do so in the Twentieth Judicial District. I continue to enjoy the practice of law, primarily domestic relations.

For more information about our services or to start your free consultation, please contact us at 501-327-2796 today!


2216 Washington Ave
Conway, AR 72032


Email: Phone: 501-327-2796
Fax: 501- 327-5064


Monday–Friday: 8:00 AM–4:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday: Closed