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James M. Hornsey Jr.

Divorce and separation Attorney at Fayetteville, AR

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State AR
    Acquired 1995
    Active No misconduct found

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

About James

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    I provide representation in both paternity cases, where the parties are not and have not been married, and in divorce cases. I don't hold myself out as promoting either "father's rights" or "mother's rights" but focus on the needs and best interests of children. I have extensive experience in dealing with interstate laws addressing the registration of and modification of custody orders.

    29 years, 500 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    I have had many cases addressing the contested resolution of marital property and those debt responsibilities. I have as well handled a significant number of cases in which I have both pursued and defended against the pursuit of alimony and spousal support.

    29 years, 500 cases

  3. Adoption
    I frequently handle adoptions by step-parents, grandparents, and other family members.

    29 years, 50 cases

  4. Criminal defense
    I handle all kinds of criminal cases, ranging from minor traffic citations and tickets to DWI and DUI cases to Negligent Homicide cases.

    29 years, 500 cases

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James M. Hornsey Jr.
P.O. Box 1932
Fayetteville, AR, 72702-1932


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Posted by Mary | July 16, 2015
Superior Service
I have used James for previous matters of mine and referred many of my friends and family members to him. He is an attorney that goes above and beyond to get the job done. He has never let me or anyone I know down. I highly recommend him to anyone and continue to do so whenever anyone asks me if I know a good attorney.
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2015
Solid legal help
I have used James a couple of times for mostly paperwork agreement type things. I'm impressed with both his legal knowledge as well as understanding of human nature and how the real world works. I would not hesitate to recommend James for legal representation, especially if you need someone both aggressive and understanding. He gets it done.
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2014
This guy is awesome!
James Hornsey represented me in my divorce and he was extremely knowledgeable. I honestly would be very afraid to be on the team opposing him, since he is seriously tough as nails when it comes to knowing the law and defending your rights. I was amazed, just when I thought he had pulled out all of his cards in our case, he pulled out even more and it was just a wipeout for the other side and their lies and things they had pulled. I thank God I had his as my attorney or things would not have been so great for me since the other side was playing not-so-nice.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2014
Excellent Divorce Attorney
James represented me through my ongoing divorce. He was honest and upfront - discussing my options and reviewing information I had provided, as well as explaining what might be the best course of action, and why. As my case drew out (as circumstances do happen), he re-assessed and adjusted as necessary. I received more than I initially requested in the final settlement. I would not hesitate to recommend James Hornsey to my friends.
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Posted by Melissa | October 1, 2013
Don' pay in advance!!
He gave my ex everything he asked for, didn't even try to defend me. He settled out of court, without my permission, with the opposing lawyer. Then he had the nerve to come and lecture me on his personal beliefs of how he would feel if he were the other guy. Boo hoo , not sure whose lawyer he was, but I can assure you that he wasn't working for me! Paid in advance, don't do that, he stops working for you!!
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Response from James Hornsey November 11, 2013
Ethical and professional rules of conduct limit what I can and should say in responding to a negative review like this. I can, however, say that I am absolutely unaware of any former client of mine having voiced these types of concerns before and that if the person who left this will contact me directly I'd gladly see if we can determine if there was some misunderstanding about the outcome of your case and the manner in which my services were provided. To others reading this, I would point out that my standard client agreement indicates that I will take no action to dispose of or settle your case without your advance knowledge and approval and that I do sometimes try to get my clients to see the viewpoints of the opposing party so as determine what he or she finds important and so we can consider those issues in settlement discussions and trial preparation. I've had hundreds if not a thousand or more clients and while some of them may have been unhappy with the outcome of their individual matters I think I can safely say they'd each tell you I worked hard for them up to and though the end of their respective cases.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-200 per hour


AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Hornsey Law Firm
  • 1995 - Present


  • University of Arkansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994


  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"James and I tried one of our first divorce cases together against a "seasoned" divorce attorney in Little Rock. I think the result was better than anyone expected. Since that time, have opposed each other and worked together. He is a formidable opponent and a good co-counsel. He definitely will stand his ground and fight for the best possible outcome for his client."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known James for years and battled him many times. He fights hard for his clients and doesn't back down. Tough man and lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James Hornsey is a excellent divorce and criminal defense attorney. I cannot speak to his compliance in other areas, but wager it is also sterling. He possesses an extensive knowledge of the law and is often asked to take the bench when regular judges need a replacement. Highly recommended."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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James M. Hornsey Jr.
Divorce and separation Attorney
Fayetteville, AR
Licensed for 28 years