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PPGMR Law Welcomes Moery, Rankin and Schmidt-Pestka to Its Legal Team


PPGMR is excited to welcome three more attorneys to its legal team: SaraCate Moery, Clara Rankin and Isabella M. Schmidt-Pestka. With diverse backgrounds and extensive experience in a wide range of practice areas, these new hires will further strengthen the firm’s capabilities and expand its services for clients.

Moery, who joins the firm as partner, brings extensive experience in estate planning, probate administration and family law. A native of Forrest City, Moery earned her bachelor’s degree in advertising and public relations from the University of Arkansas before obtaining her law degree from the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law. She is active in the Pulaski County and Arkansas Bar Associations, the Guardians Board for Easterseals Arkansas, Pulaski Heights Methodist Church and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Moery is chair-elect of the Arkansas Bar Association Family Law Section.

Rankin joins the firm with a background in family law, estate planning and real estate. She is a native of Little Rock and a graduate of the University of Arkansas and the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law. While in law school, Rankin served as Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity, where she gained valuable experience through the mediation clinic. Rankin is a member of both the Pulaski County and Arkansas Bar Associations.

Schmidt-Pestka, also of Little Rock, brings a wealth of experience in civil litigation, property, real estate law, wills, trusts, probate and family law. Schmidt-Pestka obtained her undergraduate degrees in psychology and Spanish from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UA-Little Rock). After receiving her degrees, Schmidt-Pestka studied Spanish at the Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain, and then earned a master’s in business administration from UA-Little Rock before graduating from the William H. Bowen School of Law. Schmidt-Pestka interned in the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office, working in the special investigations division and the community engagement department. While in law school, she joined Delta Theta Phi and worked in the tax clinic for two semesters. Today, she is a member of both the Pulaski County and Arkansas Bar Associations.