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Bud Whetstone

Personal injury Attorney at Little Rock, AR

5.0   4 reviews

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About Bud

Learn Bud’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    25%

  2. Medical malpractice
    25%

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    We handle: 18 WHEELER COLLISIONS CATASTROPHIC ACCIDENTS WRONGFUL DEATH MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS MEDICAL PRODUCT LIABILITY VA MALPRACTICE CASES

  4. Trucking accident
    25%

When an injured person chooses us to represent them we consider it an honor. We are aware there are thousands of lawyers in Arkansas and we are flattered when folks ask us to represent them. Usually, when they come to us they are in pain and their whole life has been turned upside down. They are drowning in paper work and have been asked to sign documents they don't understand. The first thing we do is sit down with them and inform them of their rights, show them how we can help them and tell them what to expect. Before I was a lawyer I taught school so it comes natural to me to spend time explaining what we can do to help. We won't take a case unless we believe it's in our client's best interest. If we don't believe that we can get them more money than they can get on their own we won't take their case. Almost always when people leave our office they tell me they feel a huge burden has been lifted from their shoulders. They need to focus on healing and let us deal with the rest. Making people happy the first day they come to see us is easy but our goal is for them to be happy on the last day as well. We take pride in representing working people. Probably the reason for this is that I have been working since I was twelve years old doing construction work, working on a farm, and doing whatever it took to pay my way through school. The first few years I was a lawyer I represented insurance companies and, although I never lost a case, I didn't like the way it felt. These were not my people and it was not where I came from. But, the upside to this is that I understand insurance companies and "I know what they eat for breakfast". I use this to my client's advantage. When you come to our office expect to see me wearing jeans and cowboy boots and talking "straight talk." Be assured, I would appreciate the opportunity of representing you.

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Licensed for 53 years
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 1969
Updated 12/05/2022
State MS
Status Active
Acquired 1969
Updated 02/03/2023

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

Contact Bud

Whetstone Law Firm
415 N McKinley St
The Plaze West Building - Ste. 535
Little Rock, AR, 72205
Whetstone Law Firm
8315 Cantrell Road, Suite 230
Little Rock, AR, 72227
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He was blessing!
Our family was going through one of the worst times of our life. He was there with us every step of the way. We are so glad we chose Bud.
Posted by Brooks | October 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
More than just a Lawyer
I worked with Bud for right at 6 years and it was an amazing experience with an awesome outcome. I have heard that lawyers are hard to get in touch with and will not keep you informed with what is going on in your case, this was the furthest thing from true with Bud. I would talk to Bud at least twice a week and sometimes more and never once was he annoyed with my constant questions or misunderstandings of what was going on. Bud would take the time to explain everything that was going on in the case in a way that I could understand, he uses great analogies, and Bud would always let me know that if anyone in my family had any questions I could not answer that he would be more than happy to talk to them over the phone or set up a time to come by his office. Bud would always end our conversations asking if I had any other questions for him and if not then he would always let me know that it was a pleasure representing me, which was amazing to hear. Bud also took the time to get to know me and my family and by the end of our case I felt as if he was a part of my family, not just my lawyer. In my opinion if you are in need of legal help go to Bud Whetstone, he is the #1 Lawyer in the state and will treat you in a way that you might not expect but will appreciate. He will work his tail off to get you the absolute best outcome that can come from the situation you are in. If I ever need help or advice on anything in the future I know who I am calling. Thank you Bud for going above and beyond for me, it was a pleasure being represented by you.
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Posted by Barbara | July 28, 2015
Above The Norm
I want to give you reasons why you would not want to hire this attorney. If you don't want to be kept informed about the status of your case, someone that knows his job like the back of his hand, be honest and upfront with you, return all your phone calls within 1 to 2 days at the most, work his hardest to get you the best settlement he can and treat you like you are the only client he has if you don't want any of these things then I would say definitely don't hire him because he will do all these things and much much more. I Will never forget when I first met him he said" I want you to be happy the last time i see you" and I can honestly say I was and I know no other attorney would have been able to handle my difficult case after releasing my first attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2015
Excellent Lawyer
Whetstone Law Firm won my father's case several years ago after his accident on the interstate that ended up taking his life due to many complications from the wreck two and a half years later. Mr. Whetstone went as far as sleeping on the floor of my father's bedroom to see exactly what all my dad went through in a twenty four hour period. He spent time finding out how our mother took care of dad each day while working her full time job then tending his needs after work. Once you meet Mr. Whetstone you will find out he has worked hard out in the work force and understands those that work hard for a living. He gets his clients from referrals of his prior clients and friends. Mr. Whetstone will give you an excellent service for your needs. You will not meet a more compassionate lawyer than he is. He is a five star lawyer and person.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Whetstone Law Firm
  • 1969 - Present

Education

  • University of Mississippi School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1969
  • University of Arkansas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1965

Associations

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1969 - Present
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1969 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1969 - Present
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1969 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers, Editorial Board
  • Board Member
  • 1980 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiff
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Products Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiff
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Products Liability Litigation - Plaintiff
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Products Liability Litigation - Plaintiff
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Products Liability Litigation - Plaintiff
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiff
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiff
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Products Liability Litigation - Plaintiff
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiff
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiff
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiff
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • "Lawyer Citizen" Award
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Outstanding Lawyer & Humanitarian
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • 1998
  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1987
  • One of America's Premier Lawyers
  • Fortune Magazine
  • N/A
  • One of the Best Injury Lawyers
  • Arkansas Times
  • N/A
  • One of the Best Lawyers in Arkansas
  • Democrat Gazette
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Arkansas Business
  • Workers' Compensation Amendment: The Truth
  • 1994

Speaking Engagements

  • Bridging the Gap
  • Ethics
  • 2009
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Ethics
  • 2008
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Ethics
  • 2007
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Ethics
  • 2005
  • Law Day
  • Product's Liability - Trial Practice
  • 1988
  • Law Day
  • Worker's Compensation
  • 1987
  • Personal Injury Cases
  • Brain Damage
  • 1986
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (2)
Endorse Bud
Personal injury Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend consulting with Bud Whetstone for any personal injury matter. He is a legend in the Arkansas legal community and has honestly earned his reputation through providing quality legal services and representation in all of his endeavors. Bud is simply a class act."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Bud is an excellent lawyer and a wonderful human being. He is one of the smartest persons I have ever met, and shares his knowledge with every client who comes through his doors. He educates his clients on the legal process and ensures they receive the best representation possible."
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Little Rock Personal injury Lawyer Bud Whetstone
Bud Whetstone
Personal injury Attorney
Little Rock, AR
Licensed for 53 years
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