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Howard Todd Whatley

also known as Todd Whatley, H. Todd Whatley

About me

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 four in the state of Arkansas.  I am on 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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Practice areas


  1. Medicaid & Medicare: 50%
  2. Elder Law: 25%
  3. Trusts: 20%
  4. Wills: 5%



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christian K. Lassen II

    Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community.


    Christian Lassen Wrongful death Attorney
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  • Justin Scott Elrod

    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.


    Justin Elrod Elder law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Elder Law Practice of H. Todd Whatley, PLLC

4700 S. Thompson, C-103
Springdale, AR, 72764


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Certified Elder Law AttorneyNational Elder Law Foundation2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerElder Law Practice of Whatley & Elrod, PLLC2011 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of Arkansas School Of Law, Fayetteville2009 - Present
OwnerElder Law Practice of H. Todd Whatley, P.A.1999 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Elder Law FoundationBoard Member2011 - Present
Village House Adult Day CareBoard Member, current President2010 - Present
National Elder Law Foundationmember2006 - Present
National Academy of Elder Law AttorneysMember2000 - Present
Alzheimer's Association Arkansas OklahomaLeadership Council2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rosy the Riviter gets to stay where she isShe got her benefits she deserved
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Publication nameTitleDate
Elder Law materialsAre you 100% sure?2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawElder LawLL.M - Master of Laws2009
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Northwest Arkansas Alzheimer's Association ConferenceElder Law for the Client and their Family2011
Arkansas Aging ConferenceElder Law for the Client and their Family2011
Alzheimer's Education SymposiumElder Law Update2010