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Matthew Porter McKay

Criminal defense Attorney at Little Rock, AR

5.0   11 reviews

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%
    Drug offenses, Violent crimes, Property crimes, Sex crimes, felonies and misdemeanors

    15 years

  2. Violent crime
    20%

    15 years

  3. Drug Crime
    15%

  4. Sex crime
    10%

    15 years

  5. DUI and DWI
    5%

    15 years

  6. Expungement
    5%

    15 years

  7. Federal crime
    5%

    15 years

  8. Juvenile law
    5%

    15 years

  9. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%

    15 years

  10. White collar crime
    5%

    15 years

At McKay Law Firm, we are here for the victims of the war on drugs, those that struggle with mental health hardships and the targets of mass incarceration. We fight to protect the liberty of everyday Arkansans just like us. I hope you will let us fight for you, no matter the charge!

I was raised in Arkansas by a single mother.Like many of my clients, I struggled with addiction.Recovery was the most difficult journey I had to take. Ultimately the road to recovery made me more empathetic, not just with addicts but with all the hardships That often end in arrest. It also strengthened my resolve to fight for peole like you and me.

More often than not, the criminal justice system responds to life's struggles, whether they are mental health issues or something else in ways that make things dramatically worse rather than better. This especially true when poverty, class or marginalization come into play. At McKay Law Firm, we are here for the victims of the war on drugs, those that struggle with mental health hardships and the targets of mass incarceration. We fight to protect the liberty of everyday Arkansans just like us. I hope you will let us fight for you, no matter the charge!

In my practice I have represented over a thousand clients from across the state of Arkansas in criminal and family law matters. My clients have faced all type of charges; including, drug possession, drug trafficking, assault, battery, theft, burglary, sexual assault, rape, fraud, robbery, homicide and many others. I have handled criminal cases ranging from traffic tickets and misdemeanors to the most serious of felonies. My client’s results included not guilty verdicts, directed verdicts, dismissals, and favorable plea deals. My criminal practice has also involved post-conviction representation and probation and parole issues; such as, probation revocation, early release from probation, and parole hearings. I have helped people seal their criminal records so that they can secure employment and enjoy many of the rights they enjoyed prior to a conviction. Guilty or innocent, I stand ready to be your voice. 

Areas of Practice 

Criminal Defense

felony and misdemeanor 

state and federal 

drug crimes

violant crimes

murders

sexual offenses

Bar Admissions

Arkansas, 2007 

U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas 

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee

Education 

University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law

Juris Doctor

Florida State University

Graduate Studies, Criminology 

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude

History and Sociology & Anthropology 

Professional Associations and Memberships

Arkansas Bar Association

Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Pulaski County Bar Association

American Bar Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Adjunct Faculty, Southeast Arkansas College

 

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Licensed for 15 years
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/07/2022
State TN
Status Inactive
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/19/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Matthew

McKay Law Firm, PLLC
201 E Markham St.
Suite P70
Little Rock, AR, 72201

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in business
Thanks Matt best in business year probation off an domestic 3rd degree may many blessings come to you and yours my ratings 10 star he is Truly the greatest of all time man what a great guy love you man.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
This man is a god among lawyers. He kept a criminal charge and traffic charge off my record, and got my fine down to $200. I was able to keep my drivers license and my job because of him. 10/10 would hire again. Best criminal defense lawyer in central arkansas. He's also a really cool guy.
Posted by Crystal | March 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very professional
I called and I was explained all my options throughly and in a way that was understandable. They answered all my questions and reassured me that everything would be okay. They were calm, curteous and professional through the whole time. I would reccomend him to everyone.
Posted by Charles | January 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't Make a better choice for Representation!!
I recently had to hire Matthew McKay's services to represent my mother in a legal matter. We were all apprehensive about the case at first, but Mr. McKay immediately put our minds at ease. Not only is he a shrewd legal mind representing his clients with the highest level of execution, but he also knew when to assure us that everything would be okay. We were more than satisfied with the outcome of the case and it was all thanks to Mr. McKay's skills. I HIGHLY recommend that anyone in need of legal representation consider Matthew McKay. You won't be disappointed!
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Posted by Kristy | August 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Serious Charges dropped to least charge! Matt rocks!
Matt is a super energetic and honest attorney! If you want to help your loved one you have to call him! He is a tiger in the courtroom and believes in justice! Thank you Matt for all you've done for us!
Posted by Kasey | May 8, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Divorce advice
Gave great advice. Was able to come to an agreement outside of court because of his help and advice.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Badass!
Matt McKay represented me when I was wrongly charged with a crime. He worked aggressively to ensure that the court knew that I did not commit the crime in question.
Posted by Richie | April 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt McKay is excellent!
Matt is great. We met and talked about my case. He listened and took notes. The consultation was free. After talking with him I knew I wanted to hire him. He represented me in court and we got a fair deal. He reduced my sentence from ~56 years in jail down to 4 years of probation.
Posted by Melissa | April 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great help!
Matt handled my divorce, and he answered all my questions quickly and honestly.
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Qualified
Matt is a good and honest person who cares about his clients and has top notch knowledge about his field. Highly recommend him as an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very pleased with Matthew
Has helped my son through a very difficult period in his life! Professional, honest and just a nice guy.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McKay Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Robertson, Oswalt & Associates
  • 2007 - 2017

Education

  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004
  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Associations

  • Drug Policy Alliance
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Southeast Arkansas College
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • 2013 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Society of Criminology
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation Selection
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Attorney
  • Arkansas Life
  • 2019
  • Top Attorney
  • Arkansas Life
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation Selection
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Who’s Who in Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Paper Administrative Law
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • 2006
  • Top Paper Public International Law
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • 2005
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Guns, Gaming, Marijuana, Opiods and Alcoholic Beaverages
  • Guns, Gaming, Marijuana, Opiods and Alcoholic Beaverages
  • 2017
  • Arkansas Public Guardianship
  • Arkansas Public Guardianship
  • 2014
  • American National Government
  • American National Government
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (15)
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked several cases with Matt during my time as a deputy prosecuting attorney. He was always professional, smart, and prepared. I would recommend Matt in the field of criminal law to anyone. Great guy, too."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I went to law school with Matt over a decade ago now, and have watched as he has become a fantastic lawyer. He truly loves the practice of law and working for his clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt always returns calls quickly and is a tough lawyer. He is fair and will consider all offers but if his client is not happy, then the fight is on."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is a good lawyer, but more importantly, someone who explains things thoroughly to his clients. He's experienced and knowledgeable. I endorse Mr. McKay and consult with him, as well as send him clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt uses his specialized knowledge and expertise in criminal defense to obtain the most favorable results possible, taking into account the particular facts and circumstances of each of his clients' cases. It is my pleasure to endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Matthew McKay because he is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matthew is an excellent criminal defense attorney."
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Little Rock Criminal defense Lawyer Matthew Porter McKay
Matthew Porter McKay
Criminal defense Attorney
Little Rock, AR
Licensed for 15 years
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