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J. Timothy Smith

Car accident Attorney at Fayetteville, AR

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State AR
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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About J.

Learn J.’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    At Elliott & Smith Law Firm, we help people in a wide range of personal injury matters including people who have been hurt in motor vehicle accidents caused by reckless or negligent drivers, such as: Drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way; Drunk drivers who carelessly risk the lives of others by choosing to drink and drive; Inattentive drivers who are distracted by texting or other cell phone use.

    32 years

  2. Trucking accident
    My practice involves representing clients and their families that have been damaged as a result of being involved in a wreck with an 18 wheeler tractor trailer. These are very serious cases, and I have vast experience in dealing with trucking cases.

    32 years

  3. Medical malpractice
    We have over 50 years of combined experience handling complex personal injury matters for clients in Northwest Arkansas, including extensive experience handling complex medical malpractice claims involving: Birth injuries and obstetric injuries; Misdiagnosis/delayed diagnosis of cancer or other illness; Surgical errors or mistakes; Anesthesia overdose or errors; Emergency room negligence; Dental malpractice; Nursing home negligence; and other doctor error or medical negligence

    30 years

  4. Nursing home abuse and neglect
    At Elliott & Smith Law Firm, we help people who have been harmed by nursing home neglect and abuse. If you suspect someone close to you has been the victim of nursing home neglect, it is important to take action right away. Signs of nursing home neglect include: Bed sores; Dehydration; Broken bones; Chaffing on wrists and ankles from restraints; Malnutrition

    26 years

  5. Personal injury
    Personal Injury is a broad term that covers all areas of my practice. I only represent people that have sustained a personal injury of some type, whether through a automobile accident, neglect in a nursing home, or the negligence of a physician. In reality, 100% of my practice is personal injury, but breaking it down into specific categories seemed to be a more accurate representation of my practice.

    32 years

Attended college at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and received a Bachelors Degree in Communications in 1988.  Was a two year letterman for the University of Arkansas Razorback Football Team, and a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity.  Attended Law School at the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and received a Juris Doctorate Degree in May of 1991.

While in law school, began clerking for the law firm of Odom & Elliott, P.A., and went to work for the firm as an associate after graduating from law school and passing the Arkansas Bar examination in August of 1991.  Became a partner at Odom and Elliott, P.A. in January of 1994, and continued to work as a partner with the firm until August of 2006.

In August of 2006, left the firm of Odom & Elliott, P.A. with partner Don R. Elliott, Jr., and started the Elliott & Smith Law Firm.  We primarily handle personal injury cases including tractor trailer wrecks, car wrecks, medical malpractice claims, nursing home neglect, products liability claims and wrongful death claims. 

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Elliott & Smith Law Firm
P.O. Box 9090
Fayetteville, AR, 72703

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Posted by M | July 22, 2011
The Best Accident Lawyer in Arkansas
I made the mistake of hiring a law firm from Little Rock. After asking for information that was costing me money, and after almost 2 years of back and forward and dealing with disrespectful "Account Managers" from the firm, they sent a letter stating they would no longer represent me. I heard of Tim Smith through another lawyer and during the first meeting, he sent a letter to the insurance company, requesting payment for my personal injury. Within a week we had a first offer and that same day, he negotiated the amount we wanted. He is the best lawyer I have seen. I can say this with confidence. My sister, brother, cousins are all lawyers in another state and I can truly say, Tim impressed me. The best lawyer in Arkansas (Don't want to offend my family members who are lawyers outside Arkansas) so let's just say Best lawyer in Arkansas... I already recommended him to someone close who had an accident.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Elliott & Smith Law Firm
  • 2006 - Present
  • Partner
  • Odom & Elliott, P.A.
  • 1989 - 2006


  • University of Arkansas
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Arkansas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988


  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Arkansas chapter)
  • Associate Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2007 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Sustaining Member
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2000 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Circle of Advocates
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Arkansas chapter)
  • President
  • 2016 - 2016
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Arkansas chapter)
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - 2015
  • American Inns of Court
  • President
  • 2008 - 2009
  • American Inn of Court
  • Vice President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Tort Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 1999 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Volunteer Attorney of the year, 4th Judicial District
  • Legal Aid of Arkansas / Arkansas Volunteer Lawyers for the Elderly
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Western Arkansas Trial Practice Seminar
  • Evidence of Damages, Proving and Defending
  • 2017
  • ABOTA Trial Practice Lecture Series, UofA School of Law
  • Case Evaluation
  • 2017
  • University of Arkansas School of Law
  • Civility Matters Presentation
  • 2016
  • ABOTA Trial Practice Lecture Series, UofA School of Law
  • Case Evaluation
  • 2016
  • ABOTA Trial Practice Lecture Series, UofA School of Law
  • Case Evaluation
  • 2015
  • ABOTA Trial Practice Lecture Series, UofA School of Law
  • Case Evaluation
  • 2014
  • Western District Trial Practice Seminar
  • Technology in the Courtroom
  • 2013
  • Health Law Class
  • Guest speaker on handling personal injury cases
  • 2008
  • Winning the Personal Injury Case
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is one of the finest trial lawyers in Arkansas. I have know him since law school and admired his dedication and commitment to his clients and the profession. If he takes your case you can bet he will leave no stone unturned in finding justice."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tim is a no nonsense lawyer and will handle a car accident case well."
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