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Matthew Franklin Benson

Criminal defense Attorney at Fayetteville, AR

3.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State AR
    Acquired 2015
    Active No misconduct found

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About Matthew

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

    9 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Family
    Divorce, Custody, Guardianship, Adoption, Modification

  3. Trademark application

Matthew Benson joined wh Law in 2019. Matthew is a native Arkansan, raised in Yell County. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and received his law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Matthew began his legal career with the United States Department of Justice as a law clerk with the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, helping to prosecute federal crimes. After completing his clerkship, he took a position with the Benton County Prosecutor’s Office as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, where he spent nearly every day in court. Matthew left the prosecutor’s office for private practice in 2016.

He is licensed to practice law in Arkansas state courts. Matthew focuses his practice on domestic and criminal work.

Matthew lives in Fayetteville with his wife, Maggie.


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2894 N. McKee Circle, Suite 108
Fayetteville, AR, 72703

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Posted by Drey | June 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer - help alot
Matt helped me with my divorce. He understood what I was going through and worked hard for me.
Posted by Olivia | May 2, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Awful experience
My husband and I have dealt with this man for a lawyer for 13 months, and I would never recommend him to anyone. Each and every day has been awful. He has continuously ignored our e-mails and our calls more times than I can count. We will e-mail 5 times before we receive a response. Then when we do receive a response, it will be half a sentence that doesn’t even address 90% of what we said. He repeatedly will say “I’ll get back to you by the end of the day” or “I’ll get back to you tomorrow morning,” but then he won’t say anything at all. We will call the receptionist 3 times before Matt bothers to say anything. We have even begged for him to please make us a priority, to please help us, begged to be treated like a client and not once has he been professional or made us feel like we had a lawyer who cared about us. Thousands of dollars for this type of unprofessional treatment, to feel helpless and worthless. This is our experience and I’m making this review just in case someone reads it, reconsiders someone else, and can save themselves their time, their money, and their sanity.
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  • University of Arkansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Arkansas
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A


  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Co-chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • W.B. Putman American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2017 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Technology Committee
  • Membership Committee Chairperson
  • 2015 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Matt. He is a very strong advocate for his clients who leverages his extensive knowledge of the law and courtroom experience to achieve the best possible outcomes for their situations."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt has shown time and again that he has the attitude and the know-how to achieve his clients' goals effectively and efficiently."
Family Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He advocates for his clients and keeps their interest in mind."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Matt is a fantastic trial attorney who is aggressive and works hard to get results for his clients."
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Fayetteville Criminal defense Lawyer Matthew Franklin Benson
Matthew Franklin Benson
Criminal defense Attorney
Fayetteville, AR
Licensed for 9 years