I am writing this review for Joel W Price. This is before the court date and I'll come back and update some more. Me and My Wife Met with Joel two weeks ago for a free consultation. This was two weeks prior to our court date as well. We went in and discussed our case in extreme depth and he worked with us to figure out what was going on in this custody case. Joel is not like the other many attorney's in the area I have had consultations with that were in a hurry or acted like they really didn't care about our case. He was quite the opposite, He's very passionate about our case and we could tell he has pride in what he does.He really does enjoy certain parts of his career especially when it involves helping children and families and doing what's in the child's best interest of the child, We have spent more time in one day with Mr. Price then our previous Attorney in the entire five months. Joel will make sure you are well prepared for court even with me and my wife hiring him just days before the hearing and Monday being Martin Luther King Day Mr. Price still met with us and was willing to work with us even with the difficulty of the case and being at a serious disadvantage. Mr. Price dedicated hours of interviewing us and preparation he also went over all the possible out comes that this may have and other things we could do if they did happen. I would recommend Mr. Price to anyone that has a Family Law problem especially when it includes children because out of all my research and that is countless hours in consultations reading reviews asking peers. Even Another attorney that I had a consultation with had told us we were already with the right person and that he would not be able to do as much as Mr. Price could. I feel that Mr. Price is in the top of his field!This is my update on Mr. Price during out court Hearing on 1/23/2012Mr. Price had came to court well prepared for several different scenario's. He was very confident that he would be able to help us. Over all Mr. Price did a great job, He was well prepared had great judgment and made a great impression on the court and us. He had brought up everything we had and worked with the very little we had gave him and turned this all around for the good. Mr. Price was kind and respectful to everybody in the court. Mr. Price had done everything that could of been done and to start cleaning up this big mess. I of course will keep him as my attorney for the remainder of this case and god for bid any other legal cases that come our way. Price has proven to us that he is very knowledgeable and has showen us that his legal services are worth every penny and his enthusiasm toward doing the right thing helped us with a lot of the stress.Update 3/26/2014Joel's been representing us in our guardianship case. Once again he's done really good in court. He really enjoys doing the right thing even though we don't have as much to pay as his potential clients he still represented us. He fought for us in court and he won! We had very little preparation which put the odds against us but we came out on top. Overall we are very happy with Joel's commitment to our case. He can be very aggressive in court and he know his stuff. When it comes to grand-parents guardianship or visitation I believe Joel is the best you can get. I Recommend Joel W Price to anyone needing Legal Assistance
My only recommendation... even though I got in and out on time, try not to schedule so many people at one time. I must admit, Nice job.
Reading the review from 11/28/14 on Mr. Price, I just have to add my story. I used to work in a law office and I know that clients sometimes make impossible demands on a lawyer and his staff. When we hire an attorney, of course we feel as though our case is the ONLY one the attorney is handling. With today's technology, however, Lawyers are inundated with texts, e-mails, Facebook postings, you-tube videos, pictures, letters, albums, voice recordings, and countless other documents. Clients definitely do not always understand what is "relevant", "admissible", "hearsay", or otherwise "inadmissible". Being an involved party, clouds judgment, which is why it is so crucial to have a great attorney on your side who will tell you exactly what the law is, what is acceptable, what is not, and does not sugar coat it for you giving you FALSE expectations. This of course will sometimes cause a client to react adversely when the lawyer tells them the documents can not be used, or when the Judge excludes them from Court. I know Joel Price and had the honor of seeing his compassion and care when he formed a non-profit organization for Homeless Veterans, all through volunteer work. This man's heart is bigger than anyone I have ever met. He provided me with much needed advice in times of need, never charging a penny as he knew my circumstances. His dedication to his profession is unlike any other attorney I have ever known. He is competent, dedicated and fiercely loyal to his clients and friends, and he really takes to heart getting kids or keeping kids "where they belong". Reading the one negative comment on this site from 11/28/14, it is clear this woman is the "step-mom" who is upset her current husband could not gain custody. It is also clear there were factors beyond Mr. Price's control that apparently adversely impacted the case. His will, dedication, and strength to fight for each and every client is assiduous and diligent. It appears this step-mom can not accept responsibility for her and her current husband's circumstances beyond Mr. Price's control, and she wants to shift responsibility and blame to him. I know this is the easy way out for today's society, but I urge those reading these comments, there will always be someone who will blame everyone else for their own actions. Give Mr. Price a chance, he gives his all to each and every client, but as the client, you have to give it your all as well, and be honest and open. Your attorney is your lifeline with the Court system. Your attorney cannot do his job right if you are not a responsible adult. I ALWAYS return to Mr. Price. I know he will always tell me the truth, what can and cannot be done, and how to achieve the end result. He will not waste my time, nor his. Truth hurts sometimes, but knowing the truth, I can prepare better for handling the situation on hand. THANK YOU MR. PRICE FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND HARD WORK!!
I am a disabled Vietnam Veteran, not always easy to handle. Joel Price and I met by chance. He was extremely respectful and very aware of me being a Veteran. He spoke to me very honestly and openly, even sharing that his father was a Navy Veteran. I felt extremely comfortable with Joel and was able to open up to him with an old issue that has bothered me for years, but I was too ashamed to do anything about. After finding out the details of my past, Joel volunteered to take care of what I felt was my shameful past, and offered to do a "Petition to Seal". After Joel obtained copies of my incident, he explained to me that I was not a bad person, the circumstances played out as they did, but today is another day and we can ask the Court to seal that from my past and return my Court Honor. I could not believe this blessing. I was always taught by my grandfather, a man only has his word, and if he looses his word, he is no longer a man. I have lived by this all my life. Joel made it possible for me to hold my head up high once again and not feel ashamed of my past, even though it was not as bad as I had made myself feel over it. As a result, I tell all my friends, especially Veterans, about Joel Price. Unlike other attorney's in town who only think about the bottom dollar, Joel looks at the entire situation and does what is best for potential clients, clients, and friends. He respects all who come through his doors and always explains fully the situation and what is possible, and what is not possible. Joel also volunteered for years in helping Homeless Veterans. His family history and his dedication is obvious in his actions. I never hesitate to call upon Joel Price. I know he will always tell me the truth and how to handle my situation.
I was referred to Joel Price by multiple people after finding out I was being investigated in a criminal case. I hired him before a warrant for my arrest was issued. Mr. Price was immediately on top of things. Mr. Price is a very straight forward person which is something that I not only appreciate but admire about a person. We had several meetings to sort through all the information I provided and what the investigators provided. I would ask him questions about laws and he would turn around in his chair, grab a law book, flip to the correct page and show me the answer all within just a very few short minutes. I have never seen someone know that much about the law until meeting Mr. Joel Price. Mr. Price always made sure that I have a copy of every letter that was either sent to or from him. I never felt left out of the loop and was always made aware of what Mr. Price was doing in my case. Of course I can not leave out Mr. Price's assistant, Lynsey. She was always helpful in keeping me on track with meeting dates, court dates, letters, etc.. Mr. Price and Lynsey make a great team and definitely made me feel comfortable even with me having a criminal charges filed against me. Mr. Price taught me a lot about the law going through this whole process. Because of Mr. Price, I am not in prison, still have my kids, got my felony charge changed to a little misdemeanor charge that will be expunged from my record in a year, and won my second court case. I would recommend Mr. Joel Price to anyone and will continue to use Mr. Price in the future.
In response to "Kate H.": You failed to mention that your husband chose to drop the case in the middle of court. You and your husband chose NOT to pay the past due bill. Your husband failed to plan. You and your husband only have yourselves to blame but, instead, choose to blame the one person who did everything he could to help you; including working for free. How long would you or your husband work without pay? Not one minute, I presume!! See "Linder vs. Linder" for proof that Joel W. Price is a top-notch attorney. See the appeal "City of Fort Smith vs. Whitby", "City of Fort Smith vs. Holland", and "Harold Myers vs. State of Arkansas" for proof that Joel W. Price is a top-notch, Constitutional lawyer! Try taking some responsibility for your actions instead of blaming and defaming the one person whose advice you paid for and then chose not to pay for; the one person who worked diligently for you, even after your husband gave up.I give Joel W. Price a 5-star rating because he is a 10-star attorney, when only 5 stars are available! I only wish my mother had utilized Mr. Price for her divorce; that is my only regret. I hope that the negative, falsified review of "Kate H." does not adversely reflect Mr. Price's hard work, and that of his staff. Mr. Price and his staff stay late, come in early and work from home, when needed. I will continue to use him in the future and whenever I am able!! I will refer him to ALL of my family and friends as the BEST Arkansas lawyer!
I hired Mr.Joe W. Price to represent me in a case. After meeting with him several times, I felt that his mannerism was way to harsh for my liking. Mr.Joe W. Price was very blunt. He told me some things I didn't want to hear concerning my case. But always he was honest and straight forward with me. I noticed this right off of course. But I did not think that he was there to help me at all with my case in the beginning. I became dishearted with him and begin to feel like I hired an Attorney that was not going to bat for me.I was so wrong. Mr..Joe W. Price is the greatest Attorney in my personal opinion in Arkansas. He went on to win my case for me. Which was not an easy case to win. But with his expertise then, if you are searching for an Attorney in Arkansas that will fight for you in your case with complete honesty, awesome professional knowlegde of the law then, you should, hire Mr. Price for, he is one heck of a great Attorney here in Arkansas.I wanted to write this review because again if you are searching for a Attorney that will go to bat for you. Mr. Joe W. Price is the Attorney you should hire. You won't be sorry. I wasn't. Also his secretary is a professional women and very nice indeed, who answers all your questions when you call. They are just a great team.Thank You Mr.Joe W. Price for representing me and winning my case!
I am a Vietnam Era Army Veteran who suffers from many side effects from Agent Orange exposure. After I had my first heart attack, I started getting bills from my insurance company trying to get more money out of me than they were entitled to. My premiums were paid up, yet my health insurance was trying to deny some coverages and charge me. Since I had just had a heart attack, money was extremely tight. A friend told me to talk to Mr. Price and see if anything could be done. Mr. Price immediately and without hesitation scheduled to see me. After going through my policy, all my bills, and proof of my premium payments, Mr. Price immediately began communications with my insurance company. Mr. Price was on top of my situation, was able to obtain the contractual benefits I was entitled to, and did not charge me a penny to do this. He was a God send to me. I was overwhelmed by these bills and how I was going to put food on the table for my family if I had to pay these mounting bills. Mr. Price saved me and my family in our time of extreme need.
It is exactly because of Joel Prices' expertise that we have our grandchildren. Joel can be gruff, he can be straight in your face and exactly to the point, no matter how it sounds, he can say things to you you don't want to hear, he won't treat you with kid gloves and he's exactly who you need to represent you in custody/guardianship cases. Because of his representation, we put our grandchildren to bed at night instead of going to bed ourselves wondering where they are, what state they are in or who in the hell they could possibly be left with. He jumped on our case or we still could have been in a state of not knowing anything. Joel was a Godsend to us, he answered our prayers and these children are better off for it. They are happy, yes, spoiled at times, and mainly are taken care of, like children all over the world should be. They smile, sing, are ornery and are happy. One just completed Kindergarten with us, we've had them for @ 14 months. Hire this man!
First let me preface this by saying that I'm not the type to write reviews, however, I feel that the representation I received was so outstanding, that it merited the time. I retained Joel Price in 2015 after being referred to him by multiple people. I had an initial consultatation with him and we went over the details of my case together and he explained all of the prossible outcomes. I was very impressed with his knowledge of the law and legal process. Unlike other attorneys that I've had, Joel always kept me informed and made me feel like my case was important; This by itself put me much more at ease. After we received our motion of discovery, he was able to negotiate a possible 30 year prison sentence down to probation without myself ever seeing the inside of a courtroom. Retaining Joel was one of the best decisions that I've made.
Recently I had been involved in a situation that had me facing several different felony and misdamenor charges. I was referred to Joel through a friend and even after my first initial meeting with Mr.Price he gave me the confidence and assurance i needed that everything was going to work out. His knowledge of the law is truly impressive. He was bery honest and straight to the point each step of the way. I was sent a copy of every document regarding my case and if there were any changes i was contacted immediatly. Joel Price protected my rights and sought justice regarding my case. Happy to say my whole case was dismissed. I highly reccomend Joel Price to anyone looking for an honest, reliable, attorney.