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I am a  former Benton County Deputy Prosecutor. In my time as a prosecutor I had numerous jury trials involving many different types of crimes. In my time there I handled everything from misdemeanors to felonies, including being the Gun Violence Prosecutor. I was involved in the first Grand Jury in Benton County in over 20 years.


I was born and raised in Crawford County, Arkansas, attending the sprawling Cedarville High School.


I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, in CommunicationI obtainedmy Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville in December of 2004, after finishing Law School early.


I am member of the Washington and Benton County Bar Associations, the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Inns of Court, Phi Alpha Deltal Legal Fraternity, admitted to practice in both the Eastern and Western District Federal Courts and regularly practice Washington, Benton, Sebastian and Crawford County.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    11 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
  3. Litigation: 10%



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Contact info

Atwell Law Firm

2827 E. Millennium Place
Fayetteville, AR, 72703


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
40 under 40Northwest Arkansas Business Journal2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Elected to the House of DelegatesArkansas Bar Association2011
2011 Rising StarMid-South Super Lawyers2011
2011 Northwest Arkansas FinestCystic Fibrosis Foundation2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Gun Violence ProsecutorBenton County Prosecutors Office2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arkansas Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Eastern and Western Federal District Courts of Arkansasadmitted to practice in2007 - Present
Arkansas Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Benton County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Legal cases
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Arkansas - FayettevilleCommunicationBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A