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Todd Whatley

Medicaid and medicare Attorney at Bentonville, AR

5.0   9 reviews

also known as H. Todd Whatley

  • State Years
    Oklahoma - OK 14 years
    Arkansas - AR 25 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State OK
    Acquired 2010
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State AR
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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About Todd

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I am an elder law attorney.  This is what I do and this is my passion.  I am a Certified Elder Law Attorney, as certifed by the National Elder Law Foundation, which is accredited by the American Bar association to certify attorneys.  As of now, I am only one of three in the state of Arkansas.  I am also President of the Board of Directors of the National Elder Law Foundation.

I want to make sure that the elderly and their families are protected and getting all of the benefits they deserve and have worked for their entire lives.  Our practice is limited to the specific legal issues related to the elderly including Estate Planning (wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorneys), Medicaid benefits for home care or nursing home care, Veteran's benefits to help pay for care at home, assisted living or nursing homes.  We can also help you with guardianships and probate.

That's it, that is what we do.  All of my continuing education is based on this area of practice.  Having done 2500 Medicaid applications and hundreds of VA applicatrions, we know how the system works.  We can help you preserve the assets while qualifying for services that you may not even know you may qualify for at this time.  Give us a call and we will help you navigate through this maze of regulation and misinformation.

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Senior Strategies law firm by Todd Whatley, CELA
308 SW 24th St
Suite 4
Bentonville, AR, 72712


5.0 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Office visit
Mr Whatley provided consultation and the documentation we were seeking. We have also enjoyed his weekly radio broadcast.
Posted by Geri | September 13, 2023
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Very Caring Edler Lawyer
Did a through job in amending our trust and making sure we had all the necessary legal documents we needed. Never felt rushed and answered all our questions. After working for an attorney for many years I felt very secure in Todd taking care of all of our legal needs. Highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2022
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Excellent lawyer with a genuine interest in his client concerns.
Todd Whatley is a genuinely likeable man with a great knowledge of his field of expertise.
Posted by Susan | February 18, 2021
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Thank you
I would like to thank everyone at Todd Whatley PA for all your help in organizing and preparing my estate documents. A daunting procedure became a thoughtful exercise of understanding and consideration. Your professionalism and patience are greatly appreciated.
Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2012
#1 Elder Law Practice
Mr. Whatley is an exceptional attorney. He knows the ins and out of what he does and has worked on both sides of the fence. I really appreciate all the help he has given me in my time of need with my grandmother.
Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2012
Power of attorney & living Trust
Helped me to understand how important it is to have a power of attorney not only for my finances but for my healthcare. Very important documents!
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2012
Our family owns several properties and businesses we did not want to have to go through all the headaches when our parents die and they could make the decisions of who needs to do what. We went to Mr. Whatley after hearing a seminar that his office hosted. He took the worry out of this and everything is set up now. Thank you and your staff for the personnel service.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2012
Wills and POA's
My wife and I have no children and we needed all the documents that are required in case one of us is sick or dies. We did not want to let the other spouse have problems during a already hard time. Mr. Whatley helped and now we are protected along with our assets.
Posted by Elizabeth | April 25, 2012
Helped with Grandmother
When we had question about estate planning with my granmother to make sure she was taken care of and would not be taken advantage of we called Mr. Whatley and his Fort Smith office. All questions were answered and we found our we could put it in his hands and staffs hands to help us through this time no more pulling our hair out. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Elder Law Practice of Whatley & Elrod, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University Of Arkansas School Of Law, Fayetteville
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Owner
  • Elder Law Practice of H. Todd Whatley, P.A.
  • 1999 - 2010


  • Stetson University College of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2009
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Rosy the Riviter gets to stay where she is
  • She got her benefits she deserved


  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Village House Adult Day Care
  • Board Member, current President
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Alzheimer's Association Arkansas Oklahoma
  • Leadership Council
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Certified Elder Law Attorney
  • National Elder Law Foundation
  • 2006


  • Elder Law materials
  • Are you 100% sure?
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Alzheimer's Education Symposium
  • Elder Law Update
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (15)
Endorse Todd
Unknown Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is a great guy and an excellent lawyer. He truly cares about his clients, and he has the knowledge and experience to take care of their needs."
Elder law Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd is very knowledgeable in the areas of Elder Law and Estate Planning. He genuinely cares about his clients and works hard to ensure that their assets are protected and that they receive all the benefits for which they are entitled."
Elder law Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.he stays informed of law changes."
Elder law Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as an excellent Estate Planning attorney. If you need any Medicaid analysis and/or Estate Planning ideas, I highly recommend him. In fact, I used his firm to do my own Estate Planning, and I'm an attorney myself."
Elder law Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Todd and I serve on the Board of The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF). He is very knowledgeable and continuously strives to advance the mission of NELF to serve those most in need."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I heartily endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Todd on a number of matters, both on professional committees and in consultations respecting individual client problemss. As well, he and I were classmates in a Masters-level elder law program at Stetson, where we addressed a broad range of issues. He is a credit to the profession."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Todd for over 15 years. I have always found him to be knowledgeable, professional and compassionate. I refer all of my clients with elder law needs to Todd."
Elder law Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Todd is one of the good guys. He is known nationally as a hard worker, a dedicated attorney and a smart lawyer."
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