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Bruce L. Mulkey

About me

    I was born and raised in Arkansas; as a matter of fact all over Arkansas... Risen, Camden, Lake Village, Pine Bluff, Stuttgart and Little Rock.  United Methodist minister's kids know how that is; every so often you just up and move.
     While attending college, I worked in a wood-working shop and after college I was a carpenter for several years in northern California and Indiana. I think that I can probably still build a house from start to finish. Civil cases are a lot like houses; cases are only as strong as their foundation and you must never cut corners.
     I married the love of my life in 1984 and we have been blessed with five wonderful and talented children.  It is my love of family that motivates me to dedicate my career to taking on cases that ultimately leave my community and state safer for all families.
     Some of the cases that I am most proud of have directly resulted in changes that have and will save lives.  After a railroad crossing case early in my career, a local railroad company installed crossing guards at a dangerous crossing. My dram shop (illegal sale of alcohol) cases have caused liquor stores and bars throughout the state to establish strict procedures for checking IDs, preventing sales to minors and refusing to sell to intoxicated patrons.  And, on more than one occasion, I have exposed seriously negligent health care providers and/or hospitals and I believe those cases make us all safer. 
     My hope is that throughout my career I will continue to build strong cases that make a difference and keep our communities safe.


Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 25%
    26 years
  2. Trucking Accident: 20%
    26 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    26 years
  4. Medical Malpractice: 20%
    26 years
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Contingent (25-45%), Free consultation (120 minutes)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Sach D. Oliver

    Bruce is an exceptional lawyer; best known for his aggressive advocacy and tenacious representation. One ideal characteristic about Bruce’s practice is that he only accepts a few cases at one time and that allows him to give extraordinary attention to his select clients. All of Bruce’s cases are important and have an impact on the safety of the community. If more trial lawyers practiced like Bruce, the reputation of the lawyer would be as golden as the days of Atticus Finch.


    Sach Oliver Wrongful death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeffrey Dale Wood

    Without a doubt, there is no better attorney in northwest Arkansas than Bruce Mulkey. He combines the talents of meticulously mining each case for every detail with the ability to keep his eye on the big picture. This combination always yields great - GREAT - results for his clients. Of course, Bruce is also the utmost family man and very dedicated to his community. He devotes his time and talents to helping others, wether professionally or personally, in a way I only wish I could.


    Jeffrey Wood Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Mulkey Law Firm

1401 S.E. Walton Blvd.
Ste. 107
Bentonville, AR, 72712


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers in ArkansasArkansas Life Magazine2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Best of the Best Northwest Arkansas - Top Five - AttorneyNWA Media - Arkansas Democrat Gazette2014
Client Choice AwardAvvo2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Client Choice AwardAvvo2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentThe Mulkey Attorneys Group, P.A.1991 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of AmericaPremium Lawyer Membership2015 - Present
Benton County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Arkansas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Arkansas Trial Lawyer AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Shannon v. Wilson (1997)Confidential settlement.
Rezabek vs Arnold$450,000.00 Settlement
Purcell v Hollenbeck, et all.$98,000.00 - ($40,000 judgment+fees)
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Hendrix CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Keys to Winning CLEEthics-The Gentleman is a Devil2013
General Practice Capstone I CoursePresenter2013
Litigating for Change and Community SafetyFinding the Dirt2012
Premiere Trial SkillsSqueezing the Defense Expert Witness2011
Encore: The Best of the BestDram Shop Talk2006
Winning the Automobile Personal Injury Case SeminarThe Demand Letter: Making it Worth the Work2002
Medical Negligence Trial Demonstration SeminarPlaintiff's Closing Argument2001