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Joe Benson, Partner


I am a trial attorney and litigator with over 30 years of experience. While my practice is focused primarily on personal injury defense, insurance defense, and insurance coverage law, I also have extensive experience in general civil and trial practice, family law, real estate law, business law and wills and estates. I have experience in every aspect of the legal system from inception of the case to mediation or trial and all the way through civil appeals. I have received the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

 

After obtaining my Bachelor's Degree from Southwest Missouri State University, I entered the United States Air Force where I attained the rank of 1st Lieutenant as a helicopter pilot. I left the USAF and spent eleven years in the Arkansas Army National Guard where I attained the rank of CW3. During that time, I graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  I have been licensed to practice law before the Arkansas Supreme Court and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas since 1981.  In 1989, I was admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

 

I have lived and worked in Northwest Arkansas since 1988, which has included my being the mayor of Goshen, Arkansas for nearly a decade and a member of its City Council prior to that.

Justin Bennett, Partner


I am an experienced trial attorney and litigator practicing in the areas of personal injury defense, general civil and trial practice, insurance coverage law, insurance defense, family law, and traffic citations. My family law practice includes cases involving paternity, divorce, uncontested divorce, child custody and modification, child support and modification, and child visitation and modification. I have experience in all facets of the legal system, including bench trials, jury trials, mediation and civil appeals. I have received the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability, as well as the Client Champion Silver Award.

 

Originally from South Carolina, I moved to White Hall, Arkansas with my family to attend high school. I remained in Arkansas and received my Bachelor's degree in History, with a minor in Political Science, from Henderson State University in 2005, graduating Magna Cum Laude while working nights. I then immediately entered law school at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas where I graduated in 2008. I have been licensed to practice law before the Arkansas Supreme Court since 2008. I was admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in 2009 and then before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Arkansas in 2011.

 

I have lived in Northwest Arkansas since 2008, now with my wife and child.

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