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Best Family Law Attorneys in Arkansas

Lawyer Legion created this list of the top picks in 2024 for the best family law attorneys in Arkansas. To rank the top family lawyers and other lawyers in Arkansas, we used both objective and subjective criteria.

The top family law attorneys were selected based on their career accomplishments, success in high-profile cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications.

This list represents a sample of some of the most highly accomplished family lawyers currently practicing in Arkansas. When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • No online directory can accurately determine a statewide list of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing family law (but our list comes close).
Patty Ann Watson Lueken
Family Lawyer
Little Rock, AR
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Earl J. Garrett
Family Law and Criminal Defense Lawyer
Bentonville, AR
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Stewart A. Whaley
Family Law and Criminal Defense Lawyer
North Little Rock, AR
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Greg Klebanoff
Criminal Defense and Family Lawyer
Fayetteville, AR
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Gene Kelley
Family Law and Adoption Lawyer
Roger, AR
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George B Morton
Criminal Defense and Family Lawyer
Fayetteville, AR
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Stefan K. McBride
Family Law and Child Custody / Visitation Lawyer
North Little Rock, AR
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John R. Hudson
Criminal Defense and Family Lawyer
Fayetteville, AR
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Jesse Thompson
Family Law and Personal Injury Lawyer
Conway, AR
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Madison Cameron
Criminal Defense and Domestic Violence Lawyer
Little Rock, AR
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Michael LaFreniere
Divorce and Personal Injury Lawyer
Fort Smith, AR
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Lisa Douglas
Personal Injury and Motor Vehicle Accidents Lawyer
North Little Rock, AR
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Arkansas Family Law Legal Resources

Family Law Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) - The AAML is a national organization of highly-skilled negotiators and litigators who represent individuals in family law cases throughout the United States. The Academy's members are known as "Fellows" and have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism, excellence, knowledge and integrity in the practice of family law. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has over 1650 fellows across all 50 U.S. states.
American College of Family Trial Lawyers (ACFTL) - The ACFTL is an invitation-only, elite organization of 100 of the most skilled family trial lawyers in the United States. Known as diplomates, members who have been accepted into this organization have demonstrated significant litigation skills in complex family law cases. The American College of Family Trial Lawyers has received national recognition through its diplomates handling of well-publicized cases and cutting edge issues in family law.
International Academy of Family Lawyers - The International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) is a non-profit organization that serves family lawyers in the United States and across the world.

Specialty Certifications in Family Law

Family Trial Law - The NBTA certifies lawyers in family trial law. This specialty area of law involves litigation in family law cases, such as divorce, separation, child custody or paternity actions. Attorneys can earn board certification as specialists in family law trials.

Arkansas Government and Court Resources

Arkansas Attorney General

Arkansas Attorney General - The Arkansas Attorney General serves as the state's chief legal officer and is tasked with providing legal counsel to state agencies, boards, and commissions. Appointed by the Governor, the Attorney General represents Arkansas in legal matters, both civil and criminal, and plays a crucial role in upholding the rule of law. Responsibilities include prosecuting and defending legal actions on behalf of the state, providing legal advice to state officials, overseeing consumer protection efforts, and addressing issues related to public interest.

Arkansas Judiciary

Arkansas Judiciary - The Arkansas Judiciary, established when Arkansas became a territory in 1819, is responsible for interpreting and applying the law, resolving civil and criminal cases, ensuring due process, protecting individual rights, and overseeing family law and probate matters. The Arkansas judiciary also plays a crucial role in safeguarding the state's constitution and upholding the rule of law. Its commitment to fairness and accessibility in the administration of justice is central to its duties.

Arkansas State Legislature

Arkansas State Legislature - The Arkansas State Legislature operates as a bicameral body, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House comprises 100 members serving two-year terms, while the Senate consists of 35 members with four-year terms. Together, they are tasked with creating and passing laws that govern the state, proposing and debating bills, levying taxes, and allocating state funds. The Legislature convenes in regular sessions, during which legislators work on shaping policies, addressing the needs of citizens, and overseeing the state's budgetary matters, ensuring the effective functioning of Arkansas's government.

Arkansas Supreme Court

Arkansas Supreme Court - The Arkansas Supreme Court functions as the highest judicial body in the state, responsible for interpreting and upholding the law in Arkansas. Serving as an appellate court, it reviews decisions made by lower courts to ensure they align with state laws and the constitution. The court's duties encompass hearing appeals on a wide range of cases, both civil and criminal, resolving disputes, and providing legal interpretations that guide lower courts and state agencies. Additionally, the Arkansas Supreme Court oversees the state's legal profession, handling attorney admissions, setting ethical standards, and regulating the conduct of attorneys to maintain professionalism and integrity within the legal community.

The Division of Children and Family Services of Arkansas

The Division of Children and Family Services of Arkansas - The Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in Arkansas operates under the Department of Human Services and is primarily responsible for safeguarding the welfare of children and families across the state. DCFS oversees child protective services, foster care, adoption services, and family preservation efforts. It investigates allegations of child abuse or neglect, offers support to families in crisis, places children in safe and nurturing environments through foster care or adoption when necessary, and provides ongoing assistance and guidance to ensure the well-being and stability of children and their families.

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