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Stewart Whaley

Stewart Whaley

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  • Social Security Disability, Family Law, Criminal Law
  • Arkansas
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I grew up in Helena, Arkansas, attended the William H. Bowen School of Law in Little Rock and trained with the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. My practice includes social security disability, family law, and prisoners’ rights. I am a qualified Dependency/Neglect Attorney ad Litem, Domestic Relations Attorney ad Litem.

Before entering private practice, I was as a software developer, Chief Privacy & Security Officer and in-house counsel. I leverage this technical expertise and experience to provide critical legal and technical skill as the impact of digital information and evidence expand in criminal prosecution and domestic relations.

Practice Areas
  • Social Security Disability
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Sex Offender Registry
  • Free Consultation
    Free 30 minute consultations.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Credit/Debit cards and payment plans
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
8th Circuit
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
wh Law | We Help.
- Current
Wilson & Haubert, PLLC
- Current
Criminal defense, family law, prisoner's rights
Open Access Law Firm, PLLC
Low-cost full and limited-scope legal representation targeted at the "access to justice" problem. Criminal defense, family law, probate, landlord-tenant.
Chief Privacy & Security Officer
Phyzit, Inc.
Oversight, development and implementation of cyber security, premises security, information privacy, regulatory compliance and in-house counsel for cloud-based healthcare software company.
William H. Bowen School of Law
J.D. (2009) | Law
Honors: Honors graduate
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
B.A. (2000) | Business Computer Info Systems
Honors: Honors graduate
Outstanding Service
Central Arkansas ReEntry Coalition (CARE)
Recognized for providing legal oversight to the CARE organization. Providing free legal consultations at the annual "Rights After Wrongs" day of service. Attending and supporting "Day of Empathy" by #cut50 at state capital: rally and lobbying.
Professional Associations
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Pulaski County Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Articles & Publications
Arkansas Law Blog
Wilson & Haubert, PLLC
Speaking Engagements
Technology for Good. How To Impact Non-Profits with WordPress, MS-Access and Twilio., Signal Conference 2016, San Francisco, California
Twilio, Inc
Non-profits lack money and developers. Client engagement with SMS and IVR can be highly effective, but often cost-prohibitive. How do we bridge the gap? Let’s review live apps using “low-tech” methods like MS-Access, VBA and WordPress to improve efficiency, resource utilization and outcomes for budget-crunched legal clinics, protect at-risk families and help victims of domestic violence. Along the way you’ll learn to build a WordPress Twilio plugin and have fun. Trust me, I’m a lawyer.
Mobile and Cloud Computing: Trends, Advice and Ethical Considerations, Arkansas Bar Association Annual Convention 2013, Hot Springs, Arkansas
Arkansas Bar Association
Why are cloud and mobile computing important? What are cloud and mobile computing? What are the ethical issues for lawyers? How to evaluate vendors and technology.
Government Internet Resources: Federal, State and Local, Harness the Many Uses of the Internet, Little Rock, Arkansas
Statutes, Bills and Legislative History Regulations and Agencies Find Court Opinions, Forms, Rules and Dockets
Discover The Invisible Web, Harness the Many Uses of the Internet, Little Rock, Arkansas
What is the Invisible Web? How Does it Differ From the Visible Web? Learn to Find “Invisible Documents” Where do Old Web Pages Go? Learn to Locate Them
Legal Hacking: Technology and Innovation in the Legal Profession, Legal Hacking: Technology and Innovation in the Legal Profession, William H. Bowen School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas
Ben J. Altheimer Foundation
Panel moderator at conference. Also organized and competed in legal hackathon focused on developing software solutions to access to justice problems.
Certified Information Privacy Professional
International Association of Privacy Professionals
Legal Answers
63 Questions Answered

Q. Are there any Pro Bono Lawyers in Lonoke County or, any that will take a Divorce case based on contingency ?
A: Can't do a contingency fee in Arkansas divorces. It will be difficult securing a pro bono divorce. If the parties agree to an uncontested divorce, you may find a reasonable, fixed-fee option. Arkansas Rule 1.5(d) (d) A lawyer shall not enter into an arrangement for, charge, or collect: (1) any fee in a domestic relations matter, the payment or amount of which is contingent upon the securing of a divorce or upon the amount of alimony or support, or property settlement in lieu thereof.
Q. A judge court ordered the visitation, but my ex is not letting me see my kids on my weekend. Is this contempt?
A: She is violating the visitation order. Visitation and child support are separate. That is, she had no right to stop visitation because you aren’t paying. Only the judge can modify the visitation. She needs to go through the court/OCSE to address child support, not keep you from seeing the child. Since she’s withholding visitation, you would basically ask for a hearing to make her explain why she’s not in contempt for violating the court order.
Q. have court ordered visitations with my daughter's but their father has refused my visits for over 2 years. Help?
A: You need to ask for relief from the court that ordered the visitation. He is violating an order from that court. For example, you could file a motion for contempt of court for not complying with the order.
Q. Can I file emergency custody in a different state then where my kids live
A: You probably need to file in the state that granted temporary custody. Talk with a family lawyer about specific facts that might impact what you do next.
Q. Is it illegal to give someone a phone against their parents will but for the phone to be a gift to the person.
A: illegal? No. If the parents take it, what exactly would you want to happen? If the child is being starved and mentally abused, why not use the phone to call DHS?
Q. Is it grounds for a insanity plea if I'm ordered to take a mental evaluation
A: Mental health evals are done all the time. Re-read the prior answer, its a very good explanation. Pay special attention to the last two sentences. "Winning" based on a mental evaluation isn't always the best outcome or a magic bullet.
Q. I have back child support that I shouldn't have
A: Without real proof that the modification occurred, you are going to be held responsible for the support amount. If the judge signed an order it should've been filed. if there was a hearing there may be a transcript.
Q. I am the mother of three young boys. They've been staying with grandparents and they won't let me take them.
A: Contact local family law attorneys and/or legal aid (income-based qualification). Assuming ONLY the facts provided, you should be able to get an enforceable order to retrieve the kids. If you can't afford an attorney and legal aid doesn't take the case, there are resources online that explain filing the emergency petition on your own (pro se). However,I would hire an attorney to get this moving fast, done right the first time and because they may hire their own as soon as you start an action.
Q. I reside in Arkansas & my estranged husband lives in New Mexico. Can I file for divorce in the state of Arkansas?
A: Yes, if you've lived in Arkansas for at least 60 days. You've been separated long enough to have grounds for divorce. If you can locate him and he will sign a waiver, things will move faster and smoother. If he won't, you can serve him directly or by publication, if needed.
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