Welcome

Welcome to the Law Office of David L. Dunagin. My practice is primarily limited to the areas of Criminal Defense and Bankruptcy, allowing me to ensure that I have the extra knowledge to ensure a successful resolution of any legal problems a client has in that area. I practice in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

I handle State and City Criminal cases in Fort Smith and Federal Criminal cases and Bankruptcy cases in the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, in either Fort Smith or Fayetteville. I occasionally handle uncontested divorces and other general matters such as wills, reviewing contracts, and some basic real estate matters such as preparing deeds or contracts for the private sale of real estate, i.e. owner financing.

I have a tremendous amount of experience in criminal law, having handled approximately 10,000 cases as either a defense attorney, city prosecutor, or while serving as a substitute judge in the Fort Smith or Greenwood District Courts. I have handled over 500 bankruptcy cases since 2004, both Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 cases. My experience includes over 35 jury trials, and I have filed more than 180 appeals to the Arkansas Supreme Court, Arkansas Court of Appeals, United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and to the United States Supreme Court.

You can be sure that your case will be treated efficiently and with sensitivity.  Many people are afraid to talk with or to an attorney, and I will go out of my way to ensure your fears and apprehension are put at ease. I pledge to tell you the truth about your case. No attorney can promise you a specific outcome in a criminal case, and if one does, avoid that person! My goal is to assist you in going through the maze that is a criminal case, explaining the confusing legal terms, possible consequences of the case to your liberty, offer advise as to what is the best choice for you and to assist you in a successful resolution of the charges against you.

If I do not believe I can help you, I will tell you that and refuse to take your money.