Mr. Joe D. Byars, Jr.

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  • Joe Byars is a partner with Byars, Hickey & Hall, PLLC. His practice is devoted to General Civil Litigation, including Serious Injury cases, Products Liability, Business and Employment Litigation, Estates and Will Contests.
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Joe Byars, Jr., a partner in the law firm of Byars, Hickey & Hall, PLLC (Fort Smith, Arkansas), has been in practice over 24 years. He began his career with the Dallas law firm of Miller, Hiersche, Martens & Hayward, where he immediately gained experience in business and employment litigation matters involving trade secretes, non-compete agreements and shareholder litigation.

In 1995 Joe moved to Fort Smith to join Eddie N. Christian and Eddie Christian, Jr., in their law practice. Joe has practiced continually in Fort Smith ever since, devoting his practice to civil litigation. Joe recently joined together with Kevin Hickey and Brent Hall, forming the law firm of Byars, Hickey & Hall, PLLC, where he continues to focus his practice on personal injury litigation, including serious injury and death cases, business and employment litigation. Joe also and handles Wills,Trusts and Estate Litigation.

Joe has a particular interest in wage and hour litigation, fighting for fair and lawful wages on behalf of hourly employees under the Arkansas wage law known as the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act, and the federal law known as the Fair Labor Standards Act. Joe has extensive experience in employment discrimination law, and whistle-blower protection rights and remedies. To learn more on these issues, please visit .

Joe limits his caseload, so that your case will receive the attention it deserves.

In accident cases, and in most employment related litigation, Joe works on "contingency," which means that the law firm is paid only in the event of obtaining a recovery in your case. If there is no recovery, then there is no fee.

Joe received his B.A. degree from Baylor University in Business Administration, and his J.D. from the University of Arkansas. In addition to admission to the Arkansas state court bar, Joe is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth, Tenth, and Fifth Circuits, the federal district courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

(Also Partner, Byars, Hickey & Hall)

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Civil Litigation/Personal Injury
  • Personal Injury
  • Business and Employment Litigation
  • Construction Accidents
  • 18-Wheeler Truck Accidents
  • Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries and Death
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Labor and Employment
  • Workers Compensation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
479-310-6229  Phone
479-783-0694  Fax
University Attended:
Baylor University, B.B.A., 1985
Law School Attended:
University of Arkansas, J.D., 1988
Year of First admission:
U.S.Court of Appeals, Fifth, Eighth and Tenth Circuits and U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas and Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas; 1995, Arkansas; 1988, Texas
Sebastian County and Arkansas Bar Associations; State Bar of Texas.
Reported Cases:
Reeder-Simco GMC, Inc. v. Volvo GM Heavy Truck Corporation, 497 F.3d 805 (8th Cir. 2007); William Dominic v. DeVilbiss Air Power Company, 493 F. 3d 968 (8th Cir. 2007); Medlock v. Mitchell, 95 Ark App. 132, 234 S.W.3d 901 ( Ark App. 2006);Burford Distributing,Inc. v. Starr, 344 Ark. 914, 20 S.W.3d 363 (2000); Coombs v. J.B. Hunt Transport, 2012 Ark. App. 24, 388 S.W.3d 456 (Ark. App.2012); Hindman v. Transcrit Corp., 145 F.3d 986(8th Cir. 1998); Abshire v. Redland Energy Services, LLC, 695 F.3d 792 (8th Cir.2012).
Hobbies & interests:
Fishing, Windsurfing, Golf, Spectator Sports
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
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    • 4.3/5.0 (4 reviews)
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    • 4.4/5.0 (2 reviews)
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    • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 10/10/13 in Workers Compensation.

    • Recommended 3.8/5.0 Rated on 07/19/11 in Workers Compensation.

      Very nice man. We realized our case was just small potatoes to him. But he came highly recommended.

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