Paul Dumas

Paul Dumas

The lawyer you’ve been looking for. Call or text*Right now. (501) 208-1990
  • Estate Planning, Criminal Law, Family Law ...
  • Arkansas
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I have a passion for helping each of my clients navigate through issues that are often confusing and overwhelming. I’m willing to meet their needs any time, any where— including at their homes, after hours and weekends.

Put my diverse background to work for you and discover what a difference experienced, results-oriented representation can make.

Practice Areas
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    DUI & DWI
    Energy, Oil & Gas Law
    Municipal 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
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    In some cases, I am able to offer a free, no obligation consultation of 30 minutes. During that time I can listen to your concerns and explain your legal options and my fee structure. No pressure. No obligation. Just answers for the help you need. From your attorney!! (501) 208-1990 cell. Anytime. Anywhere. Here when you need me!!
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Arkansas Judiciary
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Outside Counsel
Southern Christian Home
Morrilton City Attorney
Outside Counsel: Arkansas Operations in Fayetteville Shale Play
Southwestern Energy Company (SWN)
As outside counsel for Southwestern Energy Company (SWN), Mr. Dumas was responsible for developing, implementing and litigating the protocol and standard operating procedures (SOP) for all of SWN and it’s subsidiaries surface operations in Arkansas. Representing 4 divisions, Mr. Dumas worked closely with SWN senior management at the corporate office in Houston, Texas, senior operations management in SWN’s corporate office in Conway, Arkansas, as well as personally working with supervisors and entry level workers in the field. Through his extensive knowledge of oil & gas law, along with his eagerness to glean institutional knowledge from a broad spectrum of people at all levels of the company, Mr. Dumas was able to develop an innovative state of the art protocol that industry insiders still consider “cutting edge.” The contributions of Mr. Dumas and his peers, played a significant role in creating a business friendly environment for the oil & gas industry to operate and flourish in Arkansas as they explored and developed the immense, previously untapped natural gas reserves underneath the surface of Arkansas found in the Fayetteville Shale Play.
Arkansas Ethics Commission
Appointed by President Pro Tempore of the Senate
City of Perryville
Conway County District Court, OP Div
City of Plumerville
Circuit Judge
Perry County Circuit Court
Appointment as Special Circuit Judge by the Honorable Judge Collins Kilgore
Legislative Staff
United States Senate
Senior campaign staff for 1st Republican US Senator elected in Arkansas since Reconstruction** Member of Legislative staff for United States Senator: Washington D.C.
Ouachita Baptist University
B.S. (1993) | Political Science/History
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Activities: BETA BETA Men’s Social Club, Model UN, Basketball,
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Head of Household/Husband-Father
Dumas Family
Subject to Change Without Notice
Golden Gavel Award
Arkansas Bar Association
Paul Harris Fellow
Rotary International
Professional Associations
Arkansas State Bar
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Arkansas Bar Association
Chairman. YLS
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Articles & Publications
Building the Small Town Practice
Arkansas Bar Association
Speaking Engagements
Building the Small Town Practice, Bridging the Gap, University of Arkansas School of Law
Arkansas State Bar
Arkansas Reserve Law Enforcement Officers Academy
Websites & Blogs
Legal Answers
14 Questions Answered
Q. Can a Grantor on a quitclaim deed also be the Grantee?
A: Sounds like you have a complex title issue that needs to be reviewed by a competent attorney or title company. Your question simply doesn’t provide the information necessary to give you an accurate answer.
Q. If my Mother and I purchased a piece of property can the original owner sell it again if I hold the original Deed?
A: Assuming everything in your question is factually correct, the answer would most likely depend on whether, and when, you filed your deed of record with the Circuit Clerk of the county where the property is located. If Your deed was not filed prior to the 2nd conveyance your deed may no longer be valid.
Q. My husband of 6 years wants to adopt my daughter. Her biological father hasnt seen her in 8 years.
A: If your husband can successfully prove “abandonment” as defined in the Arkansas Code, the Court may grant a petition for adoption of his stepdaughter. You should consult an attorney knowledgeable in this area of law.
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Contact & Map
Morrilton, AR, USA
Dumas Law Firm
Call or text for no obligation consult
118 South Moose Street
Across from the Courthouse in the former Harris Funeral Home
Morrilton, AR 72110
Telephone: (501) 354-7700
Cell: (501) 208-1990
Monday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Friday: 7 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 3 PM
Sunday: 3 PM - 6 PM (Today)
Notice: I am available 7 days a week to schedule a phone conference or office consult.
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