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Don Spears

Don Spears

"We listen to your legal needs and advise you to the greatest possible outcome"
  • Divorce, Family Law, Probate ...
  • Arkansas
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Don Spears is a trial lawyer and has been in practice for 40 + years, Don has dedicated his career to fighting for the rights of Arkansans. Growing up in Malvern, Arkansas, Don truly understands the hardships that legal problems can create for a family.

After graduating from Malvern High School, Don attended Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree. Fulfilling his lifelong goal, he went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 1975.

Don was admitted to the bar in 1975 and is licensed to practice law in Arkansas. Because of his small town upbringing, he is sensitive to divorce, child custody and probate issues. He has also recovered millions of dollars in compensation for personal injury cases, particularly closed head brain injury cases. Don also has specialized in commercial transactions, banking and business litigation and real estate law since he was first admitted to the bar and is the owner of several successful businesses outside of his law practice.

Along with running a highly successful law practice, Don has spent a great deal of time mentoring and training your lawyers. He has also taught classes for other attorneys on closed head brain injuries.

Don was appointed as an organizing member of Arkansas Development Finance Authority by Bill Clinton (1986 to 1988) and later served again on that board. He also is a former member of the standing committee on legislation for the Arkansas Bar Association and the Legislative Policy Committee.

Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees are agreed upon between attorney in client in all personal injury cases and in some other cases where the client stands to gain a considerable amount of money on a winning case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas Judiciary
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Organizing Member
Arkansas Development Finance Authority
Appointed by then Gov. Bill Clinton. Later served another term on the same board.
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
J.D. (1974) | Law
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Ouachita Baptist University
B.A. (1970)
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Top Contributor Award
Professional Associations
Saline County Bar Association
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Hot Spring County Bar Association
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Arkansas Bar Association, Legislation Committee
Tenured Delage
- Current
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Arkansas State Bar
- Current
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Arkansas Bar Association
- Current
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American Bar Association
- Current
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Arkansas Development Finance Authority
Organizing Member
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Articles & Publications
Neurobiological Disorders in Children
Speaking Engagements
Closed Head Brain Injuries, Arkansas Bar Association
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
30 Questions Answered
Q. how can a judge give all my rights away without a court date
A: Insufficient amount of information to formulate an answer.
Q. Can my family go to probate court again to have an administrator appointed after the death of our administrator?
A: Yes. You will need to file a petition to appoint a substitute administrator.
Q. I am a home health aid to a client who is living on her deceased grandfather's land that is in probate.
A: Every beneficiary in a will must be notified.
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Contact & Map
Spears Law Office
113 So. Market St.
Benton, AR 72015
Telephone: (501) 315-0092
Fax: (888) 748-5786
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed (Today)
Sunday: Closed