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Matthew Lee Dearmore

Criminal defense Attorney at Fayetteville, AR

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Matt Dearmore

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State AR
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I have represented hundred's of client's facing criminal charges in Northwest Arkansas, ranging from Murder in the First Degree to traffic violations.

    11 years

  2. Child custody
    I represent clients in contested and uncontested child custody matters.

    8 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    I represent clients in both contested and uncontested divorces.

    8 years

I am an experienced trial attorney who represents clients in the areas of criminal defense and domestic relations. I have represented approximately 1,000 clients facing criminal charges in the State of Arkansas. I have defended 11 criminal jury trials and numerous bench trials. Some of those clients received not guilty verdicts on charges including Murder in the First Degree, Rape, Simultaneous Possession of Drugs and Firearms, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Commercial Burglary, Battery in the Second Degree, and DWI. 

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Dearmore Law Firm, PLLC
One West Mountain, Suite 306
Fayetteville, AR, 72701


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Posted by Edwni | April 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Criminal Defense Attorney
Matt Dearmore is very knowledgeable and experienced. He definitely goes above and beyond to help and explains information in a clear, concise and easy way. They are responsive to your calls, questions and concerns which means a lot when you are facing a difficult time. I would recommend to anyone looking for a criminal and family lawyer in NWA.
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Posted by Larry | April 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense
Matt represented me recently and I am totally satisfied. If he didn't answer his calls from me immediately he always returned them in a timely manner. I feel like Matt "worked" for me and represented me in a professional manner also. We got to know one another so all of our conversations weren't always about business which was very pleasant and the atmosphere was always relaxing. I hope I never need another lawyer but if I do I will be calling Matt Dearmore!
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Posted by Cynthia | March 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
100% satisfied
On January my husband and his friend were traveling back to Texas, their car broke down in front of a cop, the car was searched 13k and 4 grams of weed wax were found, which my husband didn't know about, otherwise his "friend" wouldn't have taken blame, they were still taken to the county jail.Dearmore was the only one lawyer who took my husband's case being the fact that we are from another state (Tx) . Eventhough the bond was set at 3,500 Bondsman didn't want to take the risk either, they didn't think he was going to make it to all court days given. thankfully a lady referred me to Dearmore Law, who rapidly worked on the case. As soon as I contacted him he immediately visited my husband that same day, he then contacted me back and told me how much he would charge me for the case, which that too was very reasonable price, payment plans are also available which is great for everyone on low income. By Wednesday of the following week, he gave me the best knews, all charges were droped, and my husband was released. Thanks to his knowledge and hard work, we didn't have to travel 6 hours every other day to court days, and I really appreciate his help. I can honestly recommend his services to anyone
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Dearmore Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Washington County Public Defender's Office
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Davis Law Firm
  • 2011 - 2012


  • University of Arkansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Arkansas
  • B.S.B.A.
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • State of Arkansas v. R.S.
  • Not Guilty on All Charges at Jury Trial
  • State of Arkansas v. B.E.
  • Not Guilty on All Charges at Jury Trial


  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English


Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
Endorse Matthew
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an excellent attorney with high ethical standards and real concern for his clients. He is very well-versed in criminal defense and family law matters, and I can confidently recommend him as counsel in those areas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I’ve worked with Matt on several cases. We tried a tough drug case together to a jury and received a not guilty verdict for our client. Matt’s knowledge of the law and his trial skills are top-notch."
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Fayetteville Criminal defense Lawyer Matthew Lee Dearmore
Matthew Lee Dearmore
Criminal defense Attorney
Fayetteville, AR
Licensed for 12 years
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