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Gary V. Weeks

“Between man and excellence the gods have placed the sweat of our brow.”
-Hesiod

Gary V. Weeks is a partner with the Law Group of Northwest Arkansas LLP. For 27 years, Gary’s legal practice has served individuals and corporations in the areas of agricultural, environmental, and business law, as well as complex civil litigation spanning a broad range of issues. Gary’s trial experience is extensive, with an AV Martindale-Hubbell rating for Civil Defense Litigation, Commercial and Environmental Law. He also serves as corporate counsel for a number of large, mid-size, and small Arkansas-based institutions, advising these clients on business issues, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, transactional matters, employment disputes, contracts and settlement negotiations both pre- and post-trial.

Gary graduated from Lyons College in 1971 with a Bachelor’s degree in history. He is a member of the Lyon College Sports Hall of Fame. Gary did his graduate work in philosophy at the University of Arkansas, before graduating summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1987. His dedication to clients, as well as the results he achieves on their behalf, has been the foundation for Gary being named multiple times as a “Mid-South Super Lawyer.” Gary is a practicing member of the state and federal Bars of Arkansas and Missouri, as well as a member of the Washington County Bar Association and the Defense Counsel Bar of Arkansas. Additionally, he is admitted to practice law before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Gary has received an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell.


K.C. Dupps Tucker

“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

K.C. Dupps Tucker is a partner with the Law Group of Northwest Arkansas LLP. K.C.’s practice involves representing individuals and corporations in all phases of complex civil litigation, with a focus on environmental and agricultural issues. Although she grew up in Northwest Arkansas, K.C. graduated from Colorado College 1995 with B.A. in Political Science and Theatre. Upon graduation, she worked for Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences as the Assistant Director of Development and Alumni Director. In 2007, K.C. received her Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law. She also has a Master of Laws degree in Agricultural Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law Graduate Program.

While completing her LL.M., K.C. worked for the National Agricultural Law Center. Prior to joining the firm, she was chosen by the University of Arkansas Law faculty and Wal-Mart to serve as the first Corporate Extern in the Wal-Mart Legal Department, International Division. She worked on service contract review, real estate negotiation and preparations, and legal research and writing on labor issues, current European Union legislation, and investor relations.

K.C. is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in Arkansas. Additionally, she is admitted to practice law before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.


Kristy E. Boehler

“Growing up on a farm taught me hard work, dedication, and perseverance, which are attributes that I carry over into diligently representing my clients.”

Kristy E. Boehler is a partner with the Law Group of Northwest Arkansas LLP. After growing up on a working row crop and cattle farm, Kristy naturally focused her practice in agricultural and food law matters. Kristy graduated cum laude from Drake University in 2007, with a B.A. in Political Science and Law, Politics, and Society. In 2011, Kristy received her Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the University of Arkansas School of Law. While in law school, she was a member of the Arkansas Law Review and authored Poultry Growers in Arkansas: Agents or Independent Contractors?, 63 Ark. L. Rev. 849 (2010). Kristy also has a Master of Laws degree in Agricultural and Food Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law Graduate Program. Upon completion of the LL.M. program, she authored The Evolution of Animal Identification in Beef Cattle, 91 Neb. L. Rev. 567 (2013).

Kristy also assisted in authoring the following articles: Kristy Boehler and Vince Chadick, The Standard is Set: Hershey Stipulations to Melt Away?, Eighth Circuit Bar Association, Summer 2013, at 3; Angie Albright with contributions by K.C. Dupps Tucker and Kristy E. Boehler, Got {Raw} Milk?, Edible Ozarkansas, Fall 2013,at 10. Kristy is a member of the Missouri Bar and is admitted to practice before the state courts in Arkansas and the state and federal courts in Missouri.


Heather Campbell

“Being the most prepared person in the room doesn’t always guarantee a victory, but it guarantees I’ll never be embarrassed.”

Heather Ryan Campbell is an attorney with the Law Group of Northwest Arkansas LLP. After receiving her J.D. from the University of Arkansas in 2006, Heather joined the Sebastian County Prosecutor’s Office in Fort Smith as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. Shortly thereafter, she returned to Fayetteville and continued her work as a Deputy Prosecutor in the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office where she worked until joining the Law Group in 2015.

With over nine years of criminal and juvenile law practice, Heather brings a wealth of real-world knowledge, experience, and wisdom to guiding clients through the most difficult situations. Additionally, Heather has expanded the Law Group’s practice areas to include bankruptcy, domestic relations, and probate and estate planning.

As a dedicated Arkansas alumna, Heather donates more than 100 hours each year coaching the University of Arkansas School of Law Student Trial Advocacy Team. Heather successfully competed on the same team when she was in law school, and it was her work on that team that gave her the tools and confidence to be the successful trial attorney and client advocate she is today.


Katie Willoughby

“Babe Ruth once said: ‘It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up.’ I am committed to representing my clients with the same perseverance and dedication.”

Katie Willoughby is an attorney with the Law Group of Northwest Arkansas LLP. Her interest in horses led her to pursue her career in agriculture law. She graduated cum laude from Auburn University in 2012 with a B.S. in Animal Sciences, and earned her JD from the Cumberland School of Law in 2015. Katie then attended the University of Arkansas School of Law for her LL.M. in Agriculture and Food Law. Katie is admitted to practice law in Missouri and Alabama.

When she is at home in Alabama, she enjoys riding her horse, Kodi, and caring for the horses on her family’s Trail’s End Farm. She is an avid horsewoman and has participated in a variety of equine sports including western pleasure, barrel racing, roping, and competitive trail courses.


Sheila Cole

“Success is no accident. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication and responsibility.”

Sheila A. Cole is an attorney with the Law Group of Northwest Arkansas LLP. Sheila’s practice involves representing and counseling clients in all aspects of employment law, with a primary focus on workers’ compensation. Prior to joining the firm, Sheila worked as in-house counsel for a Fortune 50 specializing in employment litigation.

After receiving her J.D. from the University of Arkansas, Sheila worked at a small boutique law firm specializing in labor and employment law issues. Sheila is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in Arkansas.


Matthew Benson

“Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” -Vince Lombardi

Matthew Benson is an attorney with the Law Group of Northwest Arkansas. Matthew is a lifelong Arkansan. He graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law. Matthew began his legal career with the United States Department of Justice, serving as a law clerk with the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas.

Following his clerkship, Matthew took a position as a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney with the Benton County Prosecutor's Office. There, Matthew prosecuted both felony and misdemeanor cases in circuit and district court until joining the firm in 2017.