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Donald Kennedy Campbell III

Real estate Attorney at Little Rock, AR

4.5   16 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State AR
    Acquired 1984
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Donald

Learn Donald’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Real estate
    Poor or defective construction, contract disputes with contractor, disputes due to overcharges by builders or subcontractors

  2. Bankruptcy and debt
    Consumers can be forced into bankruptcy due to unexpected illness, lay offs, personal injury, or other events not within your control. Take control of your financial life again in bankruptcy. Make the collection companies listen to what you want done.

  3. Personal injury
    Car and Truck Collisions are most of the time a result of the driver choosing not to pay attention to their duty to drive safely and under control. You should not pay the cost for the at fault driver choosing not to focus on his or her driving duties.

  4. Litigation
    25 years of court room litigation practice

  5. Family
    We help families adopt children from within the state and internationally.

I have practiced law in Little Rock since August 1984. I had my first jury trial in September, 1984.  I have litigated a wide variety of matters including businesslitigation, real estate issues, admiralty cases, bankruptcy issues, family lawmatters, personal injury claims, fire loss cases and white collar criminalcases.

I have had at least one familymember actively practicing law in Arkansas since the 1870's.  This is a professional history that I try to honor in my practice.


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My Grandfather in his law office 40 years ago.

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Campbell & Grooms, PLLC
8114 Cantrell Road
Suite 100
Little Rock, AR, 72227


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Posted by Robert | December 1, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Don tells it like it is and he is honest
I have contacted two other lawyers before Don to review a problem I had. Both encouraged me to file a lawsuit. Don listened to my issues and then explained to me while I had an excellent case that we could probably win, I would most likely just break even financially. Along with that there would be lots of stress and frustration. If you are looking for someone to tell you the truth regarding your situation, Don is the guy. Next time I find myself needing a lawyer, Don will be who I go with.
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Posted by Teresa | April 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My experience with Mr. Don Campbell
Mr. Campbell is my lawyer for my Chapter 13 bankruptcy case. If you need to file for bankruptcy and you live in Arkansas you should call him first. I spoke with several firms before I called him and was told by one to give up and walk away from the home I raised my children in, when I told him that they would not listen or help me he said that he would make them listen and he DID. I am still in MY home today and that was 3 years ago. He will walk you through every step of the way. Please give him a call it is a call that you will never regret making. Don't let where you live in Arkansas keep you from calling him I do not live near Little Rock and yet he was still able to help me.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Totally pleased client
I highly recommend Donald Campbell as an attorney for any person who seeks an attorney with integrity, knowledge of the law, and professional courtesy. His knowledge of the law greatly benefited my case. He was easily accessible to answer any questions for me, as well as, explain the legal process as my case progressed. I highly recommend Donald Campbell if you are searching for an attorney because I think he is the BEST!!!!!
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Posted by Brenda | June 18, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He completely understood my question and what needed to be done
I have had peace of mind ever since I got his answer that paved the way for me to not lose my rights in a real estate foreclosure that I should have waited to go bankrupt after the property sold and even the time for being a resident in Arkansas was not reached when another lawyer said I didn't need to wait to go bankrupt-- even with all that against me, I am relying on DKC III's advice to help me not have lien or lose this house or garnishment of social security and pension either ( since am unable to work while my husband is quadriplegic the past 3 years with a breathing tube, feeding tube) we would've suffered even more tragedy!. God Bless DKC III and Avvo
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Posted by Ashley | November 20, 2013
Great Lawyer!
Don was very informative and knowledgeable. He also made sure that I was comfortable during the entire process and kept me informed.
Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2013
Great Guy!
Handle my banruptcy case with ease.. Very knowledgable And made me feel comfortable with the process.
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2013
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Donald did an excellent job with my legal work. A comprehensive and concise approach that left me with no concerns as to what the strategy was and the goals in mind. End result was success in our endeavor.
Posted by Michael H | November 29, 2012
Don Campbell III is an ECELLENT attorney who I recommend to anyone
Don Campbell is an ECELLENT attorney who I recommend to anyone. He has an excellent staff as well. Don is VERY prompt and can most always be reached. He is very timely at returning emails, phone calls and text. My wife and I are very impressed by his knowledge of the law not to mention his reputation among his peers. Again it's my pleasure to recommend Don Campbell III
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2012
Review of Don Campbell
My experience working with Mr. Campbell was excellent. He was easy to work with and made me feel very comfortable and at ease throughout the entire bankruptcy process.
Posted by Vicki | May 30, 2012
If you ever need a good attorney this is your guy!
Mr. Campbell handled my case with superior service and advice. His performance was stellar and I could not have asked for more. His professional demeanor and knowledge was the key. Thank you for helping me handle this very stressful situation. His entire staff was very helpful and informative. If I ever need legal advice or counsel again in the future it will be his law firm I call first!
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Posted by Kelley | March 5, 2012
Hard working attorney
Our experience with Mr. Campbell and Mr. Grooms was exceptional. They were very honest and candid about everything they did for us. I have never seen a team be so dedicated and hard working as they were for us throughout our lawsuit and expecially in preparing, and going through the experience of a jury trial. My father was a criminal judge, and even he commented about how impressive his knowledge concerning the case and his skill in cross examining. By the time our case was over, we truly felt that he cared for us, and our case. We know our win in court was because of the collaboration and execution of our case by both Mr. Campbell and Mr. Grooms. We recommend them without reservation to our friends, because they are straight-forward, hard-working and extremely professional. I remember Mr. Campbell giving us all the options, and then trusting him to guide us to make the right decision. We have no doubts of his abilities, as well as how well he handled us throughout the process. I strongly recommend him as a lawyer, not only for his knowledge of the law, but also the character and integrity he consistantly showed us throughout our 2 year relationship.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2011
Great experience with Don
We were very lucky to have Don with us. His knowledge of the court system as well as his relationships with many of the other lawyers and judges is incredibly valuable. He kept us informed about each next step and its likely outcome, and was honest all along about the circumstances. He was great to our family.
Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2010
Mr. Campbell gave me the opportunity to create a better life for myself and daughter!
Mr. Campbell has truly been an inspiration and positive force through this difficult transition. He has provided a way out of a dark place and I felt like he really cared. He listened to every word I expressed about concern for what was best for my daughters life and our safety! When in court, he showed confidence and a knowledge of everything he presented before the judge. This divorce wasn't about who was wrong or right. It is however, about making this opportunity better for my family. To me, this divorce which was presented in a professional manor was the beginning of a better life for myself and daughter!
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Posted by Theodore | March 12, 2010
Don Provided Solid Legal Guidance And Support Through The Bankruptcy Process
My wife and I were referred to Don by another attorney we trust. We thought our Chapter 7 bankruptcy case would be complicated. It involved sizeable credit card debt and loans. Our assets included a trust, multiple pension and retirement plans, multiple vehicles, a gift to one of our children and other items. We wanted to legally exclude and protect as much of our estate as possible. Don successfully helped us meet that goal. Don took the time to meet with us and carefully explain the relevant details as he stepped us through each part of the bankruptcy process. He provided intelligent and accurate counsel and, very importantly, he explained the details about the look-back period for gifts and charitable contributions to help us understand our position. Hand-in-hand with the legal process, and perhaps equally as important, was the personal support and encouragement that Don provided. The emotions that surround the process of filing for bankruptcy can be brutal. Don’s perspective on things helped calm our emotions, settled our nerves, and helped us realize that we were not “bad” people for filing bankruptcy. What a sense of relief we felt when Don delivered the bankruptcy discharge order! The discharge turned out even better than we had hoped for. We are truly grateful to Don for his help and the results he helped us achieve.
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Posted by Charles Neely | June 30, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Pure scumbag in thefilth
He screwed up and f***** up my case what should have been a simple walk from a so-called aggravated assault the victim didn't want to press charges but the state of Arkansas insisted the results I got 5 years in prison all because he didn't do his job up hauling the witness to court for Superior in the witness this is back in 1985 he was incompetent then and he's incompetent now buyer beware
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2009
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Campbell & Grooms, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Member
  • Almand, Orsi & Campbell, PLLC
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Brad Hendricks Law Firm, PA
  • 2004 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Morgan Welch & Associates, PA
  • 1994 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Donald K. Campbell, III, P.A.
  • 1989 - 1994
  • Public Defender
  • Pulaski County Public Defender
  • 1984 - 1989
  • Law Clerk
  • Hon. Floyd Lofton, Circuit Judge
  • 1983 - 1983
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  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • College of Wooster
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Legal Cases

  • Nixon prevailed and retained prescriptive easement.
  • Watkins vs. Watkins, 2012 Ark. App. 27 (January 4, 2012)
  • Client's case remanded to trial court as requested
  • Gibbs vs. PrimeLending, A Plains Capital Company, 2011 Ark. 255 (June 16, 2011)
  • In case of first impression, the Supreme Court ruled in my clients favor and found that lawsuit was properly filed
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  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • United States Bankrupcty Court Eastern and Western District of Arkansas
  • 1989 - Present
  • United States District Court for Eastern District of Arkansas
  • 1985 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Very High Rating in Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Closing Argument Competition for U of A Law School
  • Judge
  • 2013
  • ATLA Personal Injury CLE
  • Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Practicing
  • 2012
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Internet Research and Brief Banks
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (10)
Endorse Donald
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Don puts his clients first. He is willing to work weekends if that is easier for his clients. He is a strong aggressive lawyer that gets his client the best results possible!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don’s work ethic is exceptional. You won’t find a lawyer who will dedicate themselves to their clients like Don."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don gets my highest endorsement. He is not only a fine trial lawyer, he is a really nice guy. His commitment to his clients is second to none. If Don takes your case it is in very capable hands."
Real estate Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Don on various matters, civil litigation, probate, debts and other matters. I refer cases to Don now that I am semi retired."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Don and have found him to be an extremely competent and skilled attorney. I recommend him highly."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Donald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Don is an excellent lawyer with exceptional litigation skills."
Real estate Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don is an excellent attorney who is dedicated to his clients. His intelligence and work ethic provide excellent results ."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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