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W. Whitfield Hyman

Criminal defense Attorney at Fayetteville, AR

5.0   8 reviews

also known as William Hyman, Whit Hyman

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State AR
    Acquired 2013
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Whitfield has defended over a thousand criminal cases and goes to trial several times a month.


While in law school in Fayetteville, Whitfield was President of the Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies and founder of the Criminal Law Society and a member of the International Law Society, the Christian Legal Society, and the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association. Whitfield also obtained prestigious externships, working for the Honorable Judge Chadd Mason in the Circuit Court of Washington and Madison Counties and Congressman Steve Womack in Arkansas’ 3rd Congressional District.

Whitfield grew up in Marion, Arkansas and made his way to NWA after attending undergraduate at the University of Central Arkansas where he majored in International Trade Economics with a double minor in German and International Studies. While at UCA Whitfield accepted scholarships which allowed him to study abroad in Germany and Canada, he also worked as an intern for the Department of State at the United States Embassy to Greece in Athens.

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King Law Group, PLLC
103 North College Ave
Suite 7
Fayetteville, AR, 72701
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300 North 6th Street
Fort Smith, AR, 72901
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Posted by Matt | May 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth the money
Whit was hired to resolve a DWI - FTA I was awarded from the great city of Fort Smith back in 2009. It's 2017? Yah I know.. During the same period I also hired Whit to resolve a dept I owed Alma AR from 2001. ( I had 5 dollars remaining on a traffic violation I got when I was 16, it collected some interest to around 1,700 bucks. Make sure to get a receipt from those fellows.... ) Anyways the man is straight forward with facts and won't BS you in anyway. He is sharp as a tack in his craft and I think he is very fair with his fee. He will save your number, so when you call or text he knows who you are. If he can't answer he's very good about getting back to you. My case was unique to put that out there but I will let you know about it. DWI thrown out, 400 $ fine on the FTA for the Fort. 900 off of Alma's fine. NO JAIL TIME.....Thanks Whit..
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Posted by Dillon | March 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
MIP case
Whit kept me informed through out the whole process and accomplished everything he said he would. I would, with out a doubt, hire Whit again for any legal troubles he could assist me with. Because of Whit my charges got dropped and my future was secured.
Posted by Albert | April 23, 2015
Renewed my faith in attorneys.
without going into details about my case, let me say that the best thing I have done in many years was to retain Whit. Easy going and well respected in the Courtroom, Whit took a dark cloud and made a mighty fine sunny day out of it. If you are in Arkansas and forget you have a tiny bit of weed in the car, this is the go to guy. Thank you Whit.
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Posted by Meeks | November 22, 2014
Got me off a DWI
I blew a .17 but he made the breath results inadmissible and we won the case at trial! This was very important to me because I was not allowed to have a DWI in my MOS (I'm in the army). I would have had to go back to weeks of training and maybe even a demotion.
Posted by Susan | July 25, 2014
Review of hiring Atty. Hyman to help with my son with an Arkansas Case
I would definitely recommend this attorney. I had a recent issue with my son, who had a legal issue in Fayetteville, Arkansas, but he lived in another area of the United States, and I called Atty. Hyman with the frustration of not being able to resolve the dilemma that my son had encountered. Not only did Atty. Hyman immediately look into the matter but gave a quick resolve that will clear up the matter with my son.
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Posted by Jack Diller | May 15, 2014
Who's the best lawyer ever?
W. Whitfield Hyman is the best lawyer ever. In all seriousness though he does his job. Interactions with him are always comfortable as he is calm and confident. He helped me through my Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance charges, which in the end he got dropped because he knows what he's doing. He was constantly available to answer my questions thoroughly throughout the whole process, and was very good about informing me about the newest information he had on my situation. It should be noted that Mr. Hyman is in likeness to the fictional character Saul Goodman in the best way possible.
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Posted by anonymous | January 2, 2014
Helped me with my immigration case!
Gary King and Whitfield Hyman helped me get my I-130 Visa! Mr. Hyman is very easy to get along with and walked me through every step of the process. He is very knowledgeable about immigration matters and answered all of my questions honestly and thoroughly. I would hire him again and will recommend him to friends and work colleagues.
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Posted by Aguirre | October 17, 2013
Knows his way around regulations
He helped me set up a corporation with by laws that met my specifications and put me on fast track to getting a liquor license in a dry county.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • King Law Group, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present


  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • BA - Economics
  • 2008
  • Marion Arkansas High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. H****
  • charges dropped.
  • State v. C
  • Not Guilty on all charges.
  • State v. P
  • Not Guilty on all charges except violation of implied consent.
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  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federalist Society
  • Former Chapter President, Current Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Academic Chair
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Criminal Law Society
  • Founder of the University of Arkansas Chapter
  • 2011 - 2013
  • International Law Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Dean's List
  • University of Arkansas Law School
  • N/A


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Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Meeting
  • Legality of Open Carry in Arkansas
  • 2014
  • Attorney Meet and Greet
  • Unlawful Searches and Seizures
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (39)
Endorse W.
Immigration Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whit is a great lawyer. Very personable and great at his job. I would trust him when referring a case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Friend
"Whit helped me work through a family law case that had some criminal law implications to it. He is very knowledgeable and always willing to help."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is probably impossible to bring any more panache to the practice of law than Will shows up with daily. Will is a creative and effective attorney who is dedicated to his clients and the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm glad to endorse Mr. Hyman, who has earned himself a reputation as a highly competent and diligent attorney in Northwest Arkansas in the areas of criminal defense, and other matters."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whitfield is an excellent criminal defense lawyer. He is always looking for new strategies for his clients and is very thorough in his practice. I definitely endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hyman is a zealous advocate for his clients. He is a very intelligent man with great courtroom skills. I often refer Arkansas cases to him because I know that the potential client will be in good hands. If you have a criminal case or think the police have violated your rights, this is the guy to call in Northwest Arkansas"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whitfield consistently impresses me with his creative legal analyses."
Civil rights Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As his colleague, there's no one I can think of who takes his cases more seriously than Whitfield. You'd be in good hands if Whitfield takes your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Whitfield has the knowledge and grasp of complex legal issues that many attorneys twice his age still struggle to master. His knowledge of DWI and drug laws and his ability to spot any mistakes made by the arresting officer make him an excellent trial attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred Mr. Hyman for many DUI cases and he has won them all. He is an expert in the science of DUI & DWI law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Extremely effective at criminal and DUI defense. Really knows his stuff."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hyman is a dedicated attorney who has respect for the system of law that we live by and his client's rights within that system."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Hyman knows more about the technical aspects of how to beat a DWI than any attorney in the area."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hyman has a masterful understanding of the science and strategy necessary to effectively defend against a DUI/DWI charge. It gives me no pause to recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Hyman unequivocally. He is an excellent criminal defense lawyer and especially knowledgeable in DWI cases. What's more, he cares passionately about his clients and never hesitates to stand up to over-zealous prosecutors."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whitfield has a technical understanding of the law with regards to the Constitutionality of the Search and Stop and the more scientific aspects of DWIs that is unmatched by his peers."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whitfield is a dedicated and highly knowledgeable practitioner in immigration law. He is generous with both his time and knowledge in a field that is constantly changing."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I know Whit by reputation and colleagues, who do not hesitate to recommend him for the complexities of the visa process and other immigration issues. Employers should not hesitate to contact Whit when faced with issues involving the hiring of foreign nationals or to check on visa status. I, too, recommend him for skill and knowledge in this area of law."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hyman is highly knowledgeable in immigration matters and dedicated to his clients. He will aggressively and passionately pursue your case. I wholeheartedly recommend him."
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