The Elrod Firm


Justin Elrod, who currently owns the firm, has been around since 2008, but the firm existed for almost a decade before that, so we’ve been serving Arkansas for over 20 years in one form or another. When the original founder, Todd Whatley, opened our first location, he operated as The Elder Law Practice of H. Todd Whatley. He started in central Arkansas with just a three person team.

The firm has now grown to include five locations across the state—Bryant, Hot Springs Village, Fayetteville, Fort Smith, and Bentonville. We have a team of 20, including six full time attorneys. We have operated under various names in our two decades of service. After The Elder Law Practice of H. Todd Whatley, there were a couple of years during which we went by The Elder Law Practice of Whatley and Elrod. You might have also known us as The Elder Law Practice of Justin S. Elrod and The Elder Law Practice of Elrod and Whatley depending on what part of the state you lived in. But now, all over Arkansas, we go by The Elrod Firm. We’re excited to see what our next twenty years will bring!

Plan for your best future.
No matter your stage in life, you need a plan.  The Elrod Firm is not a general practice law firm that does a little bit of everything.  We’re an Arkansas Estate Planning and Elder Law Firm that limits our practice to helping clients put the right plans in place at the right time.

Estate Planning
You already know that planning is important. The trouble is, most people don’t know where to start. If that’s where you are, you’re not alone. You’re headed in the right direction when you realize that a strong estate plan takes into account three things: the method of transfer, tax considerations, and asset protection for long-term care.

Emergency Planning for Long-Term Care
Planning ahead is not always an option. Emergencies happen. In those difficult cases, the last thing you want to do is figure it out on your own. Creating an emergency plan will minimize the stress and financial burden that often hit in these situations. You may be surprised at what options you have.

Legal Representation in the Courtroom
Nobody wants to go to court, but sometimes it’s necessary. Probate and guardianship court can be a long and emotional process. You want experience on your side to make the process as pain-free as possible.




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Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703

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