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About me

I have a passion for my clients and a deep respect for the law. I see each day as an opportunity to serve as an advocate for my clients, representing their interests in the courts and helping them navigate the legal system.

I handle a broad range of legal matters for my clients. My primary areas of practice are commercial and business related litigation, including contract disputes, securities issues, tort actions associated with various business entities, fiduciary responsibilities, ownership disputes, negotiable instruments and secured transactions, as well as the bankruptcy implications of such matters. I also represent clients in a variety of areas, including insurance defense matters.

I am licensed to practice law in Arkansas and Oklahoma. In addition, I have been certified as a mediator by the Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission, providing civil and probate mediation services.


When I am not practicing law, I love to spend time with my family, run long-distance races, hike up mountains, enjoy a good book, and take every opportunity I can to go hiking in the woods.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    9 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 18%
    9 years
  3. Insurance: 17%
    9 years
  4. Debt Collection: 15%
    9 years

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew Lee Fryar

    I have worked opposite of Josh McFadden on a couple of different cases, and I found him to be well-prepared, easy to communicate with, and both fair and diligent in his efforts.


    Matthew Fryar Debt collection Attorney
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  • Steven Travis Robbins

    I have worked with Josh on multiple cases over the past five years, and I have found him to be bright, diligent, fair and honest.


    Steven Robbins Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
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Contact info

Davis, Clark, Butt, Carithers & Taylor, PLC

19 E. Mountain Street
PO BOX: 1688
Fayetteville, AR, 72702


OKAuthorized to practice law201310/01/2013
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Graduate of Leadership Fayetteville (Class 28)Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce2015
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale Hubbell2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDavis, Clark, Butt, Carithers & Taylor, PLC2012 - Present
AssociateDavis, Clark, Butt, Carithers & Taylor, PLC2007 - 2012
Summer AssociateMitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard, P.L.L.C.2006 - 2006
Summer AssociateConner & Winters, LLP2006 - 2006
Summer AssociateKutak Rock, LLP2005 - 2005
Summer AssociateWright, Lindsey & Jennings, LLP2005 - 2005
Soderquist Fellow / Account CoordinatorThe Soderquist Center for Leadership & Ethics2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fayetteville Chamber of CommerceGovernmental Affairs Committee Member2015 - Present
Fayetteville Chamber of CommerceEducation Committee Member2015 - Present
Arkansas Bar Association House of Delegates: House Advisory CommitteeElected Member2014 - Present
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Arkansas Bar Association House of DelegatesElected Delegate2012 - Present
Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution CommissionCertified Mediator2012 - Present
W.B. Putman American Inn of CourtBarrister2008 - Present
Arkansas Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Arkansas Bar Association House of Delegates: Legislation CommitteeMember2015 - 2016
Arkansas Bar Association House of Delegates: Long Range Planning CommitteeMember2014 - 2016
Arkansas Bar Association House of Delegates: Long Range Planning CommitteeMember2012 - 2013
Arkansas Bar Association House of Delegates: Jurisprudence and Law Reform CommitteeMember2012 - 2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
John Brown UniversityBusiness AdministrationMBA - Master of Business Administration2004
John Brown UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Leadership Fayetteville Class XXVIII GraduationLeadership and Civic Engagement in Fayetteville2015
Ethiopian Small Business TrainingEssentials of Marketing and Operating a Micro Business2014
Arkansas Bar Association Fall Legal CLEPleading Discharge and Dischargeability Actions in Bankruptcy Court2013