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Whitney Marie Matney

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bentonville, AR

5.0   22 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State AR
    Acquired 2014
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About Whitney

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Whitney M. Matney attended the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  During law school, she served on the Board of Advocates, was a member of the W.B. Putman Inn of Courts, won first place in the Closing Argument Competition, and received the "Best Oralist" award for her appellate brief argument.  Whitney clerked for The Honorable Judge John Scott in Benton County, Arkansas, where she developed a passion for client advocacy and litigation.  This passion remains with her today.  She is willing to tackle any legal challenge for any client, at any time.  

 

Whitney gained experience clerking in the areas of civil litigation, domestic relations, personal injury, wrongful death, and medical malpractice.  Whitney also has experience with criminal defense.  She obtained her Rule XV Student Attorney Certification during her last semester of law school, and represented clients in their appeals from their capital murder cases.  Her work there gave her valuable insight into the fact that Justice should be afforded to all persons, no matter the charges against them.  

 

Whitney has experience in divorce, child custody disputes, insurance claims, criminal defense, and breach of contract cases.  Whitney is a certified civil mediator and ad litem.  While her experience is in these areas, she welcomes the opportunity to guide clients through all walks of legal issues. 

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Location

Whitney Marie Matney
205 NW A Street
Second floor
Bentonville, AR, 72712

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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2022
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A True Gem
If you are looking for someone who is professional, honest, loyal and will handle a case with the upmost respect and dignity, Whitney is the absolute best there is!!! Whitney is prepared and engaged Throughout the whole entire process. She is prompt With her responses and never leaves you questioning anything. Whitney made my case almost anxiety free as she had me prepared for Trial and filled me with the confidence and encouragement I needed to get through the case. Whitney had every part of evidence ready to Go and introduce everything at the right time to paint the picture of the truth to get the justice deserved. Whitney was able to take a very difficult time in my life and seek the justice that me And my children deserved. I am so honored to have had Whitney by my side and win my case!! She truly is amazing!!!
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Posted by Tim | September 9, 2020
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Force of Nature
Ms. Matney is thorough, persistent and very smart. She reached an abundantly acceptable resolution on my case.
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2020
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Dependable and Professional
She returns emails and phone calls quickly, does not waste time in resolving conflicts or stalemates with the attorneys on the other side, and she fights well for her clients. She has represented me and I trust her.
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2020
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The best.
Whitney has represented me in a variety of cases including traffic tickets, guardianship, and domestic relations. Each time she has provided clear and concise advice regarding my legal issues. She is able to explain the law in a way that is understandable to a non- attorney. She gave me the confidence to decide how I want to move forward so I could make the right choice for my situation. If you find yourself in a situation that requires representation and are nervous about the proceedings, Whitney will guide you through the process with as little stress as possible.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2020
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From Felony to Diverson. Super satisfied.
We have used Whitney for civil cases in the past and when I was arrested for felony domestic battery I immediately called Whitney. Whitney was able to negotiate my charges down from a felony to a diversion. Extremely rare occurrence and I could not be more satisfied with the results.
Posted by Brittany | September 8, 2020
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The best custody lawyer one could ask for!
I hired Whitney in 2017 to help me through a particularly difficult custody case. I've spent many hours in her office in regards to different issues and she never once treated me as If my concerns weren't valid. She is really great at giving you straight forward answers and calming any uncertainty that exists. Whitney works hard for her clients and has the backbone we needed. I've referred a few people to her and will continue to do so.
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Posted by Matt | May 28, 2019
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Amazing!
Mrs. Matney performed amazingly for my case. She always kept me in the loop, making sure I understood every step of the way. She cares about her clients and shows compassion. I would recommend Mrs. Matney to anyone looking for an attorney.
Posted by Lyndsey | May 28, 2019
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Excellent attorney!
Whitney was extremely thorough and diligent with our case. She worked hard to get the answers we needed and a perfect end result. Super professional! 100% recommend!
Posted by John | June 26, 2018
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A great family lawyer!
Mrs. Matney did an amazing job with my divorce and custody case. Her communication skills were fantastic. I was always kept in the loop about my case and she was always accessible. She was so good i can't even think of anything i would say she needed to improve on.
Posted by April | December 19, 2017
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SO SO GREAT!!
Whitney helped us with custody issues for my son. She was honest and compassionate. She listened to my concerns and kept in touch with me every step of the way. Before Whitney I had gone through two other attorneys and they all disappointed in some way and didn't seem to care. Whitney made me feel like I was her only client and let me vent to her on more than one occasion! She also recommended a great counselor for my son to see as well. She knows what she is doing and will take care of you.
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Posted by Cindy | December 13, 2017
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The BEST, and I truly mean it!
I had a very ugly divorce. I had initially hired a different lawyer recommended by a friend, which ended up with some miscommunication and an unpleasant outcome. I was desperate to find somebody to represent me and Whitney took my case under her wing. Even after the divorce, I struggle with my ex and she was there for me for advice. She gives you 100% of your time when you are with her, she makes sure you understand the process, and she doesn't sugar coat. I love that she is a shark and is really passionate about what she does. Her dedication to her client show and I wish I would have found her before all of this happened! If you are looking for somebody to hire, I would HIGHLY recommend Whitney! Not only is she AMAZING at what she does, she is super personable and very easy to talk and consult with, without being intimidated.
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Posted by Alice | December 8, 2017
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Went above and beyond
Whitney was wonderful to step into my case after I had hired another lawyer that I started to feel wasn't working for me. My case was a very difficult case and the attorney that was representing the person against me was very tricky . Whitney stood her ground and wasn't swayed or tricked into settling for less . She is always quick to respond to my messages and keeps me informed on what is going on and what to expect and what my options are . She does her research and knows her stuff going into court .. After my case was over I was able to rely on her to do any follow ups needed and make sure i received the items I was suppose to receive in a timely manner .. I always feel that she is on my side and is working hard for me . I really needed that and appreciated all of her hard work in my case
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Posted by Jessica | December 7, 2017
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The Best!!
I have dealt with many different lawyers in many different states and simply put - Whitney is the one you want! During out time battling child relocation, etc., she was realistic (never to keep me in the dark), motivated, and cautious when needed. There were times where I would be stressed or worried and she would call me while eating dinner with her family at a restaurant to give me piece of mind. I appreciate all the time and energy she has given myself and my family and we got what we wanted. She is and will always be my go to when I need a change or need help in any legal matter.
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Posted by AJ | December 6, 2017
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She's simply the best!
I was fighting my ex for custody of our 2 kids. Everyone told me there was no way in Arkansas that I would win. I was constantly told that majority of the time, the judge always gives the mother custody of the children. I almost gave up on fighting, until I met Whitney. A friend recommended that I sat down with her, so I did. After explaining my situation and provided my evidence, her passion alone proved to me Whitney was perfect for the job. I hired her immediately. She explained everything so well and in a way that made it easy to understand. She worked so hard and passionately to lead us towards victory (to win the case). End result: My daughters live with me full-time and we are all living happily ever after. She still currently represents me and is there for me anytime I need her. As a joke with 100% truth behind it, I always tell her that she is the wind beneath my wings. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone! In fact, I tried to recommend her to someone and their reply was "I already have an awesome lawyer!" only to find out that she was ALREADY Whitney's client. In conclusion, Whitney made what I thought was only a dream come true. She will never know how much i appreciate and love her for what she's done for me and my family. Thank you Whitney! You are the best!
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Posted by Robert | July 12, 2017
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Best Lawyer In Arkansas
Whitney is the best lawyer anyone could hire for their case. I have used her services on a couple of occasions, she gives you the options up front and explains everything so it is easily understood. She is a great negotiator and gets results. If you new an attorney, look no further.
Posted by Casey | April 17, 2017
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Best Attorney to have on Your Side!
Whitney has, without a doubt, been the best attorney I could have asked for in my messy divorce. There has been challenge and opportunities come up frequently in our case and Whitney has not only handled them perfectly, she has also communicated what they mean to me and helped me see the big picture. She has made incredible recommendations to me during our case the that has helped expose truth to the court and ensuring my boys voices were heard, their safety was ensured and their best interests represented. I can't recommend Whitney enough!
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Posted by Stephanie | November 20, 2015
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Knowledgeable Attorney!
Whitney represented me in my divorce case. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable attorney! She was so helpful to me as far as helping me understand my rights. Whitney NEVER once made me feel intimidated like some attorneys I have dealt with in years past. Whitney is very easy to talk to, and answer what questions I had. She never made me feel rushed & always spent adequate time with me! Whitney is a very vibrant and intelligent woman who knows her job very well!! I would recommend Whitney to anybody that I meet or know that Is in need of a great attorney!! I personally cannot thank Whitney enough for a job well done!
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Posted by James | November 12, 2015
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Greatest Lawyer in Arkansas!!!
Whitney is truly the best lawyer I have ever interacted with. Whitney was honest and told me all of my options up front. I used her for two different custody situations and both of them ended in AMAZING results. Whitney was great at negotiating but also looking out for my best interest when needed. She brought her game to every meeting and made sure nothing was overlooked. I would encourage anyone to use Whitney, I have personally referred two friends to her. If I have ANY issues in the future she will be the first and only person I contact. I truly trust Whitney and know she will fight for her clients. She didn't just take my money like lawyers I used in the past. She actually called me multiple times to give me updates on my case. I can not say enough good things about her.
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Posted by desiree | December 4, 2014
whitney is the bomb!!!
Whitney is awesome she helped me in so many ways. She made me feel so much more cpmfortable and knew exactly what she needed to. She was always available and very straight up with me shes very personable and proffesional but also so laid back . I will be going back to her for any other problems i may ever have! Hire whiyney
Posted by Chris :) | July 29, 2014
Whitney is THE BEST!
Whitney is amazing! I got into trouble and she was the first person I was referred to. She went in knowing exactly what to do, she never gave me false hope, and she delivered on everything she told me she would do. This lady knows her stuff! She was always available when I needed to talk to her. She never left me hanging or left me in the dark. I've entrusted my freedom to her once and I would do it again in a second.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-45%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bickett & Trentham Law Partners
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • University of Arkansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013

Associations

  • Board of Advocates
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2013
  • WB Putman Inn of Court
  • Pupil
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Traveling Trial Competition - University of Arkansas School of Law
  • Competitor
  • 2013 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 1st Place Closing Argument Competition
  • Bailey & Oliver Law Firm
  • 2012
  • Best Oralist
  • Ann Killenbeck
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Domestic Relations and the Attorney Ad Litem
  • Ad Litem CLE
  • 2017
  • Domestic Relations and the Attorney Ad Litem
  • Ad Litem CLE
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Endorse Whitney
Unknown Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Whitney on a case and found her to be effective, diligent and caring in the representation of her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Whitney is passionate about her clients especially when serving as a Court Appointed Attorney Ad Litem. I have used her in that capacity in several cases and believe she is knowledgeable, works hard and will look out for the best interest of her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whitney is a dedicated and passionate advocate for her clients. I endorse her."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whitney served as attorney ad litem for one of my cases. The case was particularly complex, and she handled it with every bit of the attention and passion it required and did an awesome job. She is prompt to respond to emails and phone calls, and keeps her clients and all parties updated well on proceedings. I endorse Whitney without hesitation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have personally worked with Whitney on a matter. She is effective and knowledgeable. I definitely endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Professionalism at its finest."
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