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Bruce L. Mulkey

Wrongful death Attorney at Bentonville, AR

5.0   66 reviews

About Bruce

Learn Bruce’s areas of practice.

My firm represents people and not insurance companies. I practice exclusively in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice. I have many years of experience in helping people and families whose lives have been turned upside down as a result of injuries or the death of a loved one caused by the negligence of others. In 2018, my trial team was proud to help trucking crash victims obtain jury verdicts of $1,980,000.00, $500,000.00 and $175,000.00.

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 trucking companies and health care providers and I believe those cases make us all safer. My hope is that throughout my career I will continue to help people obtain justice and keep our communities safe.

Licensed for 31 years
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 10/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Definitely recommend
Bruce and his team took care of everything and I didn’t have to worry about anything but get myself better after my accident.
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Honest and Caring Firm!
I have never met such an honest, hard working, and caring group of people at the Mulkey Law Firm. Bruce and his team are very knowledgeable and are there for you. They care about getting you a fair settlement and won’t settle for less! I highly recommend them and would use them again if needed.
Posted by Channon | August 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Treat like a person and not just another case !
I was happy I found Mulkey law firm . They where very helpful and so amazing with my first time having to car accident and needing an attorney ! He always answered my questions and call, emails in a very timely manner. He fought for my family and what was right . I highly recommend him to anyone you will pleased.
Posted by Diaz | March 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good people
They have a lot of knowledge about car accident. very helpful people that will talk to you with truth, they will solved your case as sooner you’re ready to do so. I will recommended to anyone and I will be using him again in the future thank you for your hard work
Posted by Rebekah Greenlee | November 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mulkey Law Firm
Very knowledgeable and Professional. Always kept us updated on our case. Wonderful Staff and Family to work with. Mr. Mulkey and staff helped guide us through a very stressful situation. I am very Happy with the outcome and would highly recommend the Mulkey Law Firm. If need ever arises will defiantly use Mr. Mulkey Again.
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Posted by Courtney Hurt | August 29, 2019
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Best there is!!!
Bruce is the best attorney there is in the NWA area! He and his firm treated me like family, time I stepped through their doors. He always kept me informed of every situation and me sure I understood what he was doing. He is the go to guy for all LEGAL MATTERS in my book!!! 5 star guy and firm...
Posted by Lisa | August 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest
Bruce Mulkey was very helpful and honest in helping me. Would highly recommend and use again if needed.
Posted by Anna | July 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Personal Injury Attorney Out There!
Bruce Mulkey is the best! I would send anyone to him. He is on the ball. I’ve never experienced having an attorney that is this good. Not only does he get results, you can get a hold of him at ANY time! And the craziest part- he’s actually a really nice guy! He’s smart, dependable, & I wouldn’t go to anyone else. He’s just that good!
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Posted by Morgan | May 11, 2019
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Super awesome.
Bruce and his law firm we're very kind and listened to everything I had to say . They were quick paced and kept me up to date on everything . I would highly recommend using them for your attorney needs.
Posted by Crista | April 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIGHLY recommend
I was in a car accident back in September. I had insurance and the man that hit me from behind did as well, so that was a good start. Well, I tried to handle it all myself, but never getting hurt in a car accident that involved another motorist, I had no idea what I was doing. So because of that, it was going no where. It took months before I even got someone on the phone from the at fault insurance agency, and even then they made me out to be the bad guy with attitude and disrespect. I attempted to handle it all myself, with advise from my insurance agency, but even that wasn’t enough. I had no idea what the laws were, what I was entitled, and etc. So when I received my first collections medical bill, I drew the line and went looking for an attorney. I knew at that point I couldn’t do it myself anymore. I found the Mulkey Law Firm on google maps, all 5 stars and decided to call them up. I went in and interviewed them that day and told them my situation. Bruce, the attorney, agreed that they were giving me the runaround and were probably purposely ignoring and avoiding my calls and emails. Amazing people! Completely down to earth and kind. Bruce didn’t make me feel stupid for not speaking or understanding attorney lingo. Gladly and patiently he would explain every question I asked with respect. Loved his confidence, NOT egotistical, but confident in what he does. He’s very knowledgeable, which was reassuring. I’m pretty controlling, but when I knew I was in over my head and needed help, I felt confident in their abilities to take the reins and take over. And I could for once, relax and sit back and let them do their jobs. I felt I could trust this law firm with my case, so I decided to hire them on the spot. They got to work instantly, that day. They constantly kept me updated on every little contact and update. I never had to wait for answers or call backs. They worked fast. And Elaine was amazing too. Such an amazing woman and help through it all too. She is Bruce’s Legal Assistant and is just a doll. Beautiful inside and out. Just barely 3 months later, we settled. I highly recommend contacting them for a consult. You will not regret it. I don’t. Not in the least!!! THANK YOU... from the bottom of my heart.
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Posted by Dennis | January 13, 2019
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Best attorney in NW Arkansas
My experience with Mulkey law firm was definitely a 5 Star Experience. They are caring kind and will make you feel like you’re there only client...Bruce and his team will process your case in a unbelievable speed and accuracy.
Posted by Kelly | November 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Wrongful Death Suit
I hired the Mulkey Law Firm December 6, 2016. My husband was killed in a horriffic crash December 5, 2016. From the day Bruce Mulkey took on my case he worked continuously for 18 months for justice to prevail. My husband was killed by a drunk log truck driver who was 4 times over the legal limit at 6:25 in the morning. From hiring reconstructive analysis to truckin experts to having other experts on hand, Bruce fought hard on my case. We prevailed summary judgement, we won but no matter how much we won it will never bring back my husband. It started out as I was a client, but by the time this case was over I had gained a friendship with him and his family.
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Posted by Kelly | October 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Bruce and his team did a great job in a timely fashion keeping me informed the entire process and answered every question I had
Posted by Jonathan | October 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Highly Recommend Bruce!
I had a very unique situation/case. There was a lot of uncertainty on my part and I was scarred that I was not going to get any justice/compensation. Bruce was there every step of the way and worked really hard for me, even though mine was not a big case. I'm really glad I called him, you should too!
Posted by Christy | August 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
We hired Mr. Mulkey for an automobile accident injury. He was great at answering the phone himself, not his office staff. He would send emails often to keep us informed. Always listened to my husband with genuine concern. Definitely made us feel like he had our back and would continue until we were satisfied. He was able to get us a settlement that we were happy with. Thank you, Mr. Mulkey for your hard work and dedication.
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Posted by James | August 2, 2018
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The best choice for personal injury.
We T-boned a person that pulled directly out in front of us without warning and I knew that due to the damage of the car and our personal injuries we'd need representation. I came across the Mulkey Law Firm after doing some searching and reading and reached out to them and I am so glad I did. I told Bruce up front that we aren't "sue happy" like the ambulance chasers you hear about now days and he completely understood, unlike other firms I spoke with. Bruce spent an hour on the phone with me during our first contact explaining to me what my legal rights were and what the insurance companies would be obligated to take care of. I was mainly interested in making sure my and the other person's insurance were forced to take care of what they should and Bruce definitely made sure they did. Bruce and Elaine were amazing every step of the way. They made us feel like they genuinely cared about our well being and didn't make us feel like we were just dollar signs. I hope we're never in that situation again but if we are, we'll definitely be reaching back out to Bruce and Elaine. I've always held lawyers and insurance companies in the same regard, they're untrustworthy thieves that will screw you 7 ways from Sunday. Working with Bruce has changed half of that outlook, at least with him. If you need someone to help fight for you, stop reading right now and reach out to Bruce. You'll be glad you did.
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Posted by Allen | April 12, 2018
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Hands down best lawyer
Hands down Bruce and Elaine are the best lawyers! They called me within minutes of me leaving a voicemail to first talk with them. They will also keep you informed of everything they are doing for and send you copy’s of what they send to the other person. I hope I never have another car accident, but if I do they will be my first choice.
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Posted by Casondra | January 1, 2018
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Very Understanding and caring
Very understanding and caring of my situation. He and Elaine responded to me in a timely manner and was very easy to get a hold of when needed. Always and I mean always keep me updated on my case, so I was never in the dark. If I didn't know a answer to a question, he explained it to me in a way that I would understand. I totally recommend Bruce L. Mulkey to everyone.
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Posted by Chad | November 14, 2017
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Excellent communication
I was always kept up to date on the status of my case and very well advised. I would definitely recommend Bruce Mulkey to family and friends in the confidence they would be well-represented.
Posted by Jasmine | October 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
He will definitely fight for his clients!
Bruce Mulkey is a great attorney who really looks after his clients. He is a no nonsense kind of guy and understands what's right is right, and what's not is not. I am grateful for all of his hard work and consistency during the duration of my case, and even well after! I would highly recommend him for his commitment to service and excellence in execution. He truly has a heart for people, which is rare to say of some attorneys.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • The Mulkey Attorneys Group, P.A.
  • 1991 - Present

Education

  • University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Hendrix College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Legal Cases

  • Kathrine Ellis vs. J.W. Hendrix d/b/a Hendrix Logging, et al.
  • Verdict: $1,980,000,00
  • Purcell v Hollenbeck, et all.
  • $98,000.00 - ($40,000 judgment+fees)
  • Rezabek vs Arnold
  • $450,000.00 Settlement
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Associations

  • Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Benton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyer Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Diplomat
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers in Arkansas
  • Arkansas Life Magazine
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best of the Best Northwest Arkansas - Top Five - Attorney
  • NWA Media - Arkansas Democrat Gazette
  • 2014
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Keys to Winning CLE
  • Ethics-The Gentleman is a Devil
  • 2013
  • General Practice Capstone I Course
  • Presenter
  • 2013
  • Litigating for Change and Community Safety
  • Finding the Dirt
  • 2012
  • Premiere Trial Skills
  • Squeezing the Defense Expert Witness
  • 2011
  • Encore: The Best of the Best
  • Dram Shop Talk
  • 2006
  • Winning the Automobile Personal Injury Case Seminar
  • The Demand Letter: Making it Worth the Work
  • 2002
  • Medical Negligence Trial Demonstration Seminar
  • Plaintiff's Closing Argument
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (44)
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bruce is a superior lawyer and pays attention to every detail in his cases. He has a proven record of obtaining great results for his clients. I endorse him with confidence."
Wrongful death Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Trucking accident Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bruce is an incredibly intelligent and passionate attorney. He is a results driven professional who will stop at nothing for his clients."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you need the best, call Bruce. I can't endorse the man enough."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bruce is an hard working and dedicated to helping clients."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bruce is one of the most respected attorneys in the community. He is known for taking cases that make a difference, and because of that, the community is safer. I've visited Bruce's office on several occasions, and the dedication he exhibits toward providing top-notch representation for his clients was apparent the first time I set foot in his office. He was studying a medical book several inches thick, becoming an expert in an area of medicine so that he could better pursue a claim against a doctor who had injured one of his clients. This level of devotion is enviable, and it's this trait that makes me proud to call Bruce a colleague."
Car accident Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Bruce is an excellent advocate for his clients who can present the most complicated case in a clear fashion that is easily understood. He's also one of the few lawyers I've seen succeed on a fraud case AND acquire punitive damages for his client. Even as opposing counsel, he is excellent to work with, having a great sense of humor but still never forgetting that he works for his client and will not go easy on opposing counsel just because they have a cordial relationship. I cannot recommend Bruce enough and am highly confident that you're hiring of him will be the first step towards your recovery."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I first met Bruce in the law school student lounge, looking at the toe of his cowboy boot. He had accidently marked on it with an ink pen, and his brother-in-law had taken a rag with paint-thinner and tried to scrub the ink off. This left a big white spot on the toe of his new boot! Bruce simply made a joke about it. This is a wonderful example of Bruce’s kind, patient and generous nature—exactly what a personal injury client should be seeking in an attorney to help them through what will likely be one of the worst times of their life. When one has been injured, the most important trait to look for in a lawyer is their patience and compassion. When an attorney has those traits, the client can be confident their case will be handled with care, their phone calls returned, and their case will MATTER to that attorney. Bruce will fight like a tiger if needed. He is one of the few lawyers who will sue a doctor. I am glad to give a personal reference--John Holleman, 501.975.5040."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bruce has eye for detail and laser focus that is second to none. It only takes a minute of talking with Bruce to know that he loves what he does... and it shows in his work. I have and would recommend my own family and friends to Bruce with full confidence."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer's work with my whole heart. Bruce is one of the best attorneys I know. I have seen him crack cases with pure ingenuity and brilliance. If you want a guy that knows what he is doing and is nice while he does it, contact Bruce Mulkey."
Class action Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I clerked for Bruce while in law school and admired his ethical and thorough approach to the practice of law. I consider him a stellar example of what a lawyer should be and try to emulate his approach to the practice of law each day. Joanne M. McCracken"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Bruce is the best. I would retain Bruce for my legal problems without hesitation. Bruce treats his clients like he would want to be treated and as a result many of his clients become life long friends."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"An excellent and aggressive lawyer. When I needed a lawyer, he is the one that I hired."
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