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Kent Patrick McLemore

Criminal defense Attorney at Fayetteville, AR

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Arkansas - AR 30 years
    California - CA 33 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State AR
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1990
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found

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

About Kent

Learn Kent’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Felonies, misdemeanors, delinquencies, expungements and registration issues.

    34 years

  2. DUI and DWI

    34 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket

    34 years

  4. Violent crime

    34 years

  5. White collar crime

    34 years

Kent McLemore graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1989. He practiced criminal defense in the San Francisco Bay Area for several years before returning to Fayetteville. In 1997, McLemore co-founded Buckley, McLemore & Hudson, P.A., which for 20 years provided quality representation to residents of Northwest Arkansas. In 2017, McLemore established McLemore-Law, P.A., a private, solo practice focussed on criminal defense and related legal issues. 

McLemore is a former adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law where he taught Trial Advocacy and supervised law students at the U of A Legal Clinic. He has presented to colleagues on a variety of topics, including trial preparation, jury selection and cross-examination.  

A trial lawyer since 1990, McLemore has handled some of Northwest Arkansas' most serious, high-profile cases. His extensive experience with murder trials has led him to become one of the few attorneys certified by the State to defend those facing the death penalty.  Over the years McLemore has mentored many young attorneys and continues to provide leadership in his field.

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McLemore Law, Ltd.
123 N. Block Ave.
Ste. B
Fayetteville, AR, 72701

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Posted by Drew | May 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Defense Around
Kent helped me get a harassment case dismissed, he was very informative on the best direction to take my case and was with me every step of the way. I will recommend him to anyone in need of top notch legal counsel.
Posted by Jimmy | November 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful outcome
I hired Kent for my felony case and was absolutely amazed at his ethics, guidance and he preformed above and beyond my expectations. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who is needing a great attorney.
Posted by Jake | July 27, 2017
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Mclemore Review
I hired Kent in Sept of 2015 for a Felony case. His defense was second to none, and he helped me all the way through until it was off my record. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, reliable, affordable
I really can't say enough positive things about Kent McLemore and McLemore Law. He is reliable, follows through, does what he says he will do. He knows the law and always had my best interest in mind, no matter the legal matter. When you hire Mr. McLemore, you hire a dependable partner to help you navigate the legal system and see it through.
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Posted by Mike | July 25, 2017
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We found the help we needed!
Faced with a abnormally complicated legal situation I was referred to Mr. McLemore after consulting with several parties that in the legal community whose opinion I respect. My experience with Mr. McLemore was outstanding. My prospects at a favorable legal outcome was pretty bleak at the onset. Mr. McLemore was always honest and realistic regarding the different directions that my case could take and never create false hope or let me forget the seriousness of my situation and at the same time gave me encouragement that he would work hard to represent and defend me before the court. I appreciate the patience that Mr. McLemore exhibited in handling my case in that he did not rush to get a ruling, collect his fee and move on to the next case.Allowing my case to "age" appropriately ultimately proved to be a brilliant strategy that resulted in my getting the most favorable outcome legally possible. He never judged me or made me feel like I was a societal outcast. I hope I never need legal services of this nature ever agin but if I do I know who I will call. Mr. McLemore restored my faith in the legal system and because of him I can say that Im thankful that we don't always get what we deserve. I would unequivocally recommend Mr. McLemore to anyone finding themselves in a situation where legal counsel is needed that wants to have confidence that they are good hands.
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2017
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McLemore is your man!
Mr. McLemore recently represented me in a DWI case. I was very nervous, as I have never been in trouble before. My friend recommended him, saying "He's one of the best in town." Kent made sure to go over everything in layman's terms so i would understand my next endeavor on taking care of the matter at hand. You can't go wrong with this guy!
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • McLemore Law, Ltd.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Partner
  • Buckley, McLemore & Hudson, P.A., Attorneys at Law
  • 1997 - 2017
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Arkansas School Of Law, Fayetteville
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Felony Trial Lawyer
  • Washington County Public Defender's Office
  • 1993 - 1997
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Sonoma County Public Defender's Office
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Marin County Public Defender's Office
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Lawyer
  • Alameda County Public Defender's Office
  • 1990 - 1991
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  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986


  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Charter Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Washington County Arkansas Bar Association
  • Treasurer/Secretary
  • 1997 - 1998

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Certified to lead defense teams in capital murder cases.
  • Arkansas Public Defender Commission
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Presenting the Arkansas Case
  • Voir Dire, Jury Selection & More
  • 2016
  • Criminal Procedure Seminar
  • Expungement in Arkansas
  • 1997
  • University of Arkansas Courtroom Series
  • Criminal Procedure
  • 1997
  • Recent Developments in Arkansas Law
  • Criminal Law
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (4)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Kent for more than 20 years. His solid track record and his excellent reputation in our community is why I refer my own clients to him when they need help navigating our criminal justice system."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Sharp, respected criminal defense attorney! Was a pleasure to work for."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent criminal defense attorney with tons of experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Kent on a complex criminal case. He proved to be beyond competent. Kent is an attorney I look up to and try to emulate in my own practice. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and I would recommend him to anyone for criminal defense matters."
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Fayetteville Criminal defense Lawyer Kent Patrick McLemore
Kent Patrick McLemore
Criminal defense Attorney
Fayetteville, AR
Licensed for 33 years
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