Campbell Law Firm
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
136 W. Pickens Rd.
Licensed in Arkansas & Missouri
He didn't set out to become a lawyer, said Brian Campbell, an attorney who has recently set up practice in town.
A native of Springdale, Campbell, 37, graduated from Springdale High School in 1999 then from the University of Arkansas with a double major in marketing and business administration. Then, he joined a friend who was going to take the pre-law test and did well. Ironically, his friend who talked him into taking the test became an engineer. He and another friend (Greg Cuzick) became attorneys, graduating from the UofA Law School, then set up practice together.
Campbell is licensed in both Arkansas and Missouri.
He recently purchased an old building downtown (formerly the Pea Ridge Outlet) and has set up practice.
Campbell has been practicing law since 2009. He worked for Judge Mary Ann Gunn in drug court, was the first paid clerk in Washington County, worked with Charlie Davis in Springdale where he was an associate with the firm, and then was a partner in Campbell and Cuzick in Springdale from 2011-17.
The office will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Campbell will be out of the office when in court. He said he meets clients when and where necessary for their convenience.
"I do pretty much everything. Most of the practice is probably divorces, domestic stuff, a lot of business -- business formations, contracts."
An advantage to using Campbell, he said, is the one-on-one service he offers, explaining that some of his clients have come from using attorneys in big firms who wanted a personal touch. At this time, he doesn't have a secretary and answers his phone himself.
"I don't do bankruptcy yet, but probably will do soon -- simple bankruptcy, probably not businesses," he said.
As for a favorite part of law, he said, "If I had my choice -- adoptions! I don't get to do a lot but with an adoption, everybody is really happy.
"It's one of few times I don't leave with somebody hating me," he said explaining that in most other cases the winner is glad and the loser hates the attorney of the winner.
Campbell and his wife, Stephanie, moved to the Pea Ridge area seven years ago. Their children, Marlee, 8, and Hayes, 7, attend school in Pea Ridge and both play sports.
"I coach baseball," Campbell said.
"I like kids. I started coaching and was roped into being head coach," he smiled. "I enjoy it."
As a youth, he played soccer, football and baseball.
"We like the community and want to be involved."
Business on 05/09/2018
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