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Steven Pate Harrelson

Personal injury Attorney at Little Rock, AR

4.0   12 reviews

also known as Steve Harrelson

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Why did I become a lawyer? I chose law with the intent to bring justice to a broken world, to vindicate the rights of the weak, vulnerable and oppressed, and to confirm that justice is blind, ensuring equality to all people.  To me, the law is a calling because I approach it as a way of serving others.

I'm proud to be a veteran trial lawyer with offices in Little Rock and Texarkana.  I am licensed to practice law in Arkansas, Lousiana, and Texas.  

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Licensed for 22 years
State MS
Status Active
Acquired 2021
Updated 12/03/2022
State LA
Status Eligible to Practice Law
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/14/2022
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2002
Updated 10/23/2022
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 12/05/2022

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Harrelson Law Firm, P.A.
1321 Scott St.
Little Rock, AR, 72202-5051
Steven Pate Harrelson
300 State Line Ave
Texarkana, AR, 71854
Harrelson Law Firm
333 Texas Street
Ste. 1300a
Shreveport, LA, 71101
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  12 customer reviews
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Posted by David | May 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super person and great lawyer
When I hired Steve Harrelson, I feel like I hired someone to really look after me. Since our case concluded successfully, he has stayed in contact with me to make sure I'm doing okay.
Posted by Vincenza | April 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More than meets the eye
Attorney Steven Harrelson is humble to say the least. Not only is he a great attorney, he was the House Majority Leader, former Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and former Arkansas Senator. I was involved in a child custody case and Steven did more than expected to make sure I retained sole custody of my daughter.
Posted by Sharice | April 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
Was in a bad car accident, out of work for six months. Mr. Harrelson helped me get compensated for my injuries and helped me get my life back on track.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Prepared and responsive
Steve lways responded to every email, text, and phone call I made to him. In our two court appearances, he was overprepared, and he was great on his feet. I would recommend this lawyer to anyone in need.
Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Detail-oriented and focused lawyer
When we first sat down with Steve, he helped us create a plan, and he stuck with the plan until the case was over. He sent us updates and called when something important came up. We are glad we hired him and will again if the need ever arises.
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steve did a great job for our son on his case. He kept us informed, stayed on top of the case, and he went above and beyond. We heard he was the go to lawyer, and we are glad that we hired him.
Posted by Matthew | December 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Steve handled my insurance claim for injury for me, and this lawyer cares. He put the pressure on and kept it on until the case settled. I will hire him again if I ever need to.
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Big Settlement
Steve got on my case right after I hired him and did not let up until we got it settled. He worked hard, and I was glad to have him on my side.
Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2014
Steve Harrelson is a Great Attorney!
Steve gave me his best thoughts on my case and his ability to win for me in a court of law. He listened to my suggestions and my questions and offered answers in a concise and clear manner. I was almost always successful in reaching him by phone or fax to discuss legal areas that I did not understand. Steve was patient, compassionate and competent. In the court room he was effective and articulate in explaining my case to the jurors. Under cross examination of the state's witnesses, he was particularly good in getting the answers that he needed. I was happy with the outcome and with his handling of my case.
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The worst
Do not use this guy all he does is ask you for money and do nothing but make everything worse for you. I wouldn’t hire him to service my dog. He didn’t turn in evidence, doesn’t answer the phone, lies to you and than doesn’t show up to anything.
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do not use him
He led me on for months telling me he had filed my case with the court. Couldn't ever get him to send me proof that he filed it, so I checked with the court and my case is no where to be found. He wasted time that I did not have.
Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worst lawyer ever, in my opinion. Never returns calls, showed up at every court date late and unprepared and on top of that he loses. Paid this guy $10,000 and he wouldn't even file motions in a timely manner. It took Harrelson a year to file 1 simple jurisdiction motion which he never got before the judge. Then at the critical juncture of my case he threatened to quit if I didn't pay him more money. Felt like blackmail to me. He also threatened to quit when I asked for a status update on my case. He did eventually quit after a year of doing absolutely nothing on my case. I would really recommend using s different lawyer.He is one of the individuals directly responsible for this happening to my child
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Response from Steven Harrelson November 22, 2016
Due to the anonymous nature of the post I have no way of reaching you. I don’t believe you were a client, since our firm policy would be inconsistent with the allegation that a phone call wasn't returned the same day, but please give me a call and we can resolve the issue.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-300 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Harrelson Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2002 - Present
  • Senator
  • Arkansas State Senate
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Majority Leader
  • Arkansas House Of Representatives
  • 2004 - 2010


  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2000
  • University of Arkansas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Steve Cannon v. AECOM
  • Confidential
  • Deborah Widener et al v. Shirley School District
  • $50,000 settlement
  • Trish Steed v. Prescott School District
  • Plaintiff's Verdict
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  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Bar Examiner
  • 2015 - Present
  • Louisiana Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Board Member, NLD
  • 2001 - Present
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Breath of Life Award
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • 2010
  • Friend of AARP
  • AARP
  • 2010
  • Legislator of the Year
  • Arkansas Circuit Clerks Association
  • 2010
  • Advocate of Justice
  • Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association
  • 2010
  • First Branch Award
  • Arkansas Judicial Council
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Leadership Arkansas Graduate
  • Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce
  • 2009
  • Humanitarian of the Year
  • Arkansas Education Association
  • 2008
  • Legislator of the Year
  • Arkansas District Judges Council
  • 2007
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Texarkana Young Lawyers Association
  • 2007
  • Award of Excellence
  • Texarkana Arkansas Fire Department
  • 2007
  • Leadership Texarkana Graduate
  • Texarkana Chamber of Commerce
  • 2007
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Texarkana NAACP
  • 2006
  • Leadership Award
  • City of Texarkana, Arkansas
  • 2006
  • 40 Under 40
  • Four States Living Magazine
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Merit
  • Texarkana Arkansas Police Department
  • 2005
  • Guardian of Justice
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • DeQueen Chamber of Commerce
  • How southwest Arkansas can strengthen its position
  • 2011
  • Annual Convention CLE
  • Legislative Session Update CLE
  • 2010
  • Rotary Club
  • Growth in the Ark-La-Tex
  • 2009
  • Texarkana Bar Association
  • Arkansas Legislative Update CLE
  • 2009
  • UALR Law Symposium
  • Legislative panel on emerging issues CLE
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (6)
Endorse Steven
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Steve for 16 years. We hail from the same town. He comes from a good family, is competent, compassionate, and connected."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Steve is an excellent attorney who takes care of his cases and cares about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I gladly give Steve my highest endorsement, not for the fact that he is my brother and law partner, but solely because he is an exceptional trial lawyer who gets excellent results for his clients in every type of case."
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Little Rock Personal injury Lawyer Steven Pate Harrelson
Steven Pate Harrelson
Personal injury Attorney
Little Rock, AR
Licensed for 22 years
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