Practice Areas

Personal Injury Attorney, Business Attorney & Employment Litigation Attorney in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Meticulous Preparation

If there's anything that sets me apart, it is my attention to detail. I am known for being extremely thorough in both my client meetings and my courtroom depositions, and you can rest assured that I'll spend the time necessary to develop your case.

Service Tailored to Fit You

My firm is founded on the belief that each client deserves meaningful personal attention. Devoting this time to my clients not only allows us to build rapport - it also provides me with the necessary foundation to achieve their unique goals.

How My Business Background Benefits You

"The business acumen I've attained strengthens every area of my practice."

- Joe Byars, Jr.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration in 1985, and I have continued to work with businesses throughout my legal career. This, of course, is why so many clients turn to me regarding matters of business and employment law, but my experience enhances other areas of my practice, as well.

In cases of personal injury, for example, I am often up against powerful corporations, but my business acumen allows me to better anticipate their strategies and tactics. Furthermore, the negotiation skills I possess help me better resolve cases of all kinds.

I'm Available Anytime

Guiding You Through It All


Paying Medical Bills

Your focus should be on healing - not on financing your treatment. I will advise you on how to manage the cost of healthcare.


Taking Time Off Work

Similarly, you shouldn't have to think about working until you've healed. I'll help build a strategy that accommodates your needs.


Reclaiming Your Life

An injury can turn your world upside down, but I will be here to propel your physical, financial, and emotional recovery.

Based in Fort Smith

Serving all of NW Arkansas

I'll go anywhere in the state if the case is right!

Sebastian County

You'll find my office in Fort Smith, but I proudly serve the towns of Greenwood, Mansfield, and beyond.

Crawford County

I also work north of the river, so if you live anywhere between Van Buren and Bidville, do not hesitate to contact my firm.

Washington County

Those around Springdale and Fayetteville also routinely seek my representation, and I am well acquainted with the courts in this area.

Benton County

Furthermore, if you live near the cities of Rogers or Bella Vista, know that I'm happy to travel north as needed.

Logan County

Morrison Bluff, Delaware, and Sugar Grove are only a short drive away from my office. I commute to the east often.

Pulaski County

Live in Little Rock? No problem. My radius of service spans throughout the greater Little Rock region.

Working to Enable Bright & Fulfilling Futures

When you have suffered an injury, taking legal action is about more than just winning a case or even recovering financial compensation. In truth, it is about regaining your power and setting yourself up for success in the years to come.

Under the guidance of quality legal representation, you can turn an otherwise unfortunate situation around in your favor. As an experienced personal injury attorney, I have led countless others back to health and prosperity, and I'd love to do the same for you.

Though every situation is unique, after working with countless personal injury clients over the past 30 years, I have a decent understanding of what you've been through. I realize it may feel difficult to fight back when you're unwell. I also know that the opposing party's insurance company has likely tried to convince you that they cannot pay you more than a certain amount. In reality, such claims are generally untrue. Furthermore, even if you think their initial offer is fair, you could be vastly underestimating how much your total rehabilitative care will cost. For a thorough evaluation of your case, contact my office to receive a free consultation