Attorney Paul Dumas sitting on a chair, smiling
  • PAUL F. DUMAS - I am the owner of the Dumas Law Firm in Morrilton, Arkansas, and have over 20 years of experience serving Central Arkansas in estate planning, criminal defense, divorce and family law, business law and property issues and disputes. I offer high-quality legal representation, giving every case the attention it deserves and keeping my clients informed along the way.

With years of service as a prosecutor, I have special insight into the criminal justice system and the procedures used by law enforcement. I love the courtroom and have a passion for helping my clients navigate legal issues that can often be confusing and overwhelming. I make connecting with my clients a priority, and take the time to get to know my clients, not just their legal issues. I am willing to go the extra mile to meet the needs of each client.

I am married to the former Susan Calhoun of Morrilton and have three sons. I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my family. When my boys were small they would occasionally ask me “Daddy, what do you do for a living?” I always answered in the same way: “I help people.” If any attorney can’t answer that question in the same way, they’re in the wrong profession.

When my boys were small they would occasionally ask me “Daddy, what do you do for a living?” I always answered in the same way: I help people.


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Began my professional career in 1996 serving on the legislative staff of Senator Tim Hutchinson in Washington D.C.

  • Opened my private legal practice in 1998.

  • Former city attorney for Morrilton (2013-2018,) Perryville, Plumerville and Menifee, Arkansas.

  • Municipal Judge for Oppelo, Arkansas (2003 - 2009).

  • Outside counsel for Southwestern Energy Company and its subsidiaries.

  • Served as Chair of the Young Lawyers’ Section of the Arkansas Bar Association.

  • Co-chaired Bridging the Gap, a workshop for newly licensed attorneys.

  • Named twice as a “Best of CLE” presenter for his presentations to the Arkansas Bar Association.

  • A 1999 recipient of the Arkansas Bar Association’s “Golden Gavel” award for outstanding service to the legal profession.

  • Former chair of Conway County Bar Association.

EDUCATION

  • Ouachita Baptist University, Honor Graduate, B.A. in History & Political Science

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Juris Doctor

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

  • Active Member, Morrilton First Baptist Church

  • Former chairman, Arkansas Ethics Commission

  • Former chairman, Conway County Economic Development Corporation

  • Former chairman & founding member, Conway County Community Foundation

  • Former president, Morrilton Rotary Club

  • Former chairman, Vision 2020 Leadership Institute