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Larry sandi L.



Joel Price was recommended to us by a judge who is a friend of ours. It was easy to get an appointment and we were impressed by his easy manner and compassion. He was able to facilitate an outcome that was amazing. Mr. Price was always there to answer our questions and make valuable suggestions. I would not hesitate to use him again. He is knowledgeable in other venues other than criminal and has many years of experience.

Jeremy W.



Joel did a amazing job getting me custody on my two kids, and also my son and daughters older brother.. He done everything we asked and plus more. I would recommend Joel price to anyone if they needs lawyer for anything!!!!!!

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Jeff B.



I retained Joel Price after the loss of my long-time attorney and dear friend Eddie Christian. I never thought I would find the professional and personal service I had grown accustomed to. Joel has been amazing. His hard work and attention to detail is impressive, and I would recommend him to anyone in need of representation.
Joel, thank you for your service.

Lena T.



We were referred to Joel Price by a friend for our (step-parent) adoption case. We weren't 100% confident going in, as we were told it would be a "fight". When we met with Joel, we explained our situation, and he was very thorough in his evaluation of our case. His extensive knowledge of family law and persistence turned what we thought would be a grueling court battle into an expedited adoption. Throughout the whole process, Joel kept a positive, yet realistic outlook on every aspect of our case. His assistant, Lynsey was also fantastic to work with. She communicated with us regularly and was always aware of what was going on within our case.
Thanks Joel and Lynsey for the great work!

Marco V.



He's definitely the Best divorce lawyer in town people he won me full custody of my 3 children. Yes a father won full custody we have our rights too and he made sure I won them. Thank you Joel W. Price for your experience, hard work and professionalism in my case.

Jay N.



Joel Treated my case very professionally. I cant say enough about his compassion and desire to obtain justice for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone!

Chelsea S.



I was referred to Joel for an adoption case. I had been told by another attorney that my case was impossible and had almost given up when I met him. I really like that he always explained every possible outcome so I could prepare myself for both the best and worst case scenario. He was timely in responding any time I called or emailed and always had factual, detailed answers to my questions. His unbelievable knowledge of the law is what won our case! His assistant, Lynsey, was extremely helpful and a joy to work with. I hope I never need an attorney again but if I do, I would hire Joel Price without hesitation!

Gary P.



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!

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Albert W.



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.

Andrea T.



My husband and I were referred to Joel Price by a friend. We met with him and immediately, I felt like we were in good hands. My husband was facing a misdemeanor and I was facing a felony as the result of harassment and threats by our neighbors. Needless to say that it was a long hard fight, but everything has been resolved. Joel is as straightforward, honest, and hard-working as you'll ever find. We recommend Joel Price if you should ever find yourself needing an excellent bulldog fighter of a lawyer!

Stephanie S.



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.

Kevin D.



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.

Piper H.


Did not disappoint

I retained Mr Price for my divorce and custody proceedings... Everything was handled in a very efficient and timely manner. Yes, I did have a good amount of communication with his paralegal, lynsey, but I found that to be very helpful. She kept things moving along and on schedule. That being said, I did not have a lack of communication with Mr. Price. He met with me multiple times over the few months that everything took. I felt like he was very prepared and extremely knowledgable about my case. Everything went through smoothly and on time. I don't have a single complaint. I had heard that he was the man to get, from several friends and acquaintances & he, along with his staff, did not disappoint.

John R.



I see in some previous posts that some of the clients are surprised by Joel's direct manner. I've found out that when you are dealing with the law and the courts specifically, straight shooting is the only way. There should be no possibility of misunderstanding. Joel is very knowledgeable about the law (and many other things too). I've used him before and will use him again when I need his help. I can't address his criminal expertise but his civil work is without peer.

Billy P.



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.

Enet G.



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!

Edith D.



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.


Amanda S.



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!

James K.



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.

Kate H.


Waste of time and money

After reading so many wonderful reviews about Mr. Price on here, my husband and I decided to retain him for a custody case involving my stepson. This was early October 2013. Mr. Price told us to gather videos of my stepson at pickup and drop off since his behavior was dramatically different, take pictures of him since he suffered from rashes, bruises, and welts, we obtained police reports, had several witnesses as well. None of these were used in court- not only were they not used in court, but Mr. Price did not know he had them in his possession. I had dropped them off at his office, with his secretary over the course of a years time. During this time, Mr. Price did not return emails or phone calls my husband or I made to him (we were both told he was too busy with other clients). After his $2500 retainer was used up, we were told he would not work any further on the case until we paid him more money. In May, while we were paid up, we asked for a court date and did not receive a response. Then, in August, the opposing party got a court date. This was horrible timing for us, as my husband had been laid off. Nonetheless, we had court on 10/23/14. On 10/20/14, we met with Joel to go over our case. When we arrived, Joel spent almost an hour looking through a folder, reviewing what each party wanted. Then, we spent the next hour trying to catch him up on what had happened over the course of the year and telling him that I had given him the evidence already. At one point, he told us that he was too overwhelmed with what we were telling him. "That it's easy for you to remember all this because you lived it. Im just a guy who does know anyone involved."

That was an understatement. He didn't know anyone's name involved in the case, other than mine and my husbands. At the end of our 'meeting' on 10/20, Joel sent me home and asked that I go through his folder (marked #2), and decide what should be used as exhibits in court. I did my best. We should up for another meeting on 10/22/14 and spent almost the entire day refreshing Joel on what everything was. During this time, he took a personal call that lasted 45 minutes. Around 3:30 that afternoon, Joel suggested that he call the opposing attorney and ask for a continuance (which was not granted).

We went to court, lost miserably. And Joel forgot to ask child supply to be modified, so I had to contact them and fill out that paperwork for my husband. Oh- but now that we owe him money, he will send me an email asking where his money is!