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Attorney Gary DeWitt

I know first hand how hard it is to lose somebody and the ordeals and nightmares that follow.

My father passed away of a sudden heart attack in 2010. Because of this, mom and I had to take the family ranch through probate – for the third time since 1975.  This was an extremely long and stressful ordeal and it is the last thing that anyone wants to go through while they are suffering from the loss of a loved one.

I decided then and there a better way must exist. And it does. That better way is an effective estate plan.

What motivates me everyday is helping you meet your goals. Only once I have a complete idea of what is going on will I make a recommendation that meets your goals.


I had a normal life for a boy growing up in Northeastern Oklahoma on a cattle ranch. I spent my days going to school and my mornings, afternoons and nights working on my family’s farm. At an early age, I learned the importance of hard work. My family raised me with strong values: Perseverance, Honesty, Integrity & Service. I was also taught that my life should be conducted in the order of God, Family, Country.

I was blessed to be able to attend Oklahoma State University, majoring in Business Administration and Computer Science. After graduation, I spent the next 20 years working as a computer professional & consultant. Most of that time was spent working in the agriculture industry at a very large poultry company & providing consultation services to numerous Fortune 100 companies. Although I was successful, I felt something was missing in my life.

The Turning Point

In February of 2010, my father died of a sudden heart attack. Because of this, Mom and I had to take the family farm through probate – for the third time since 1975. This time it was 10 months of probate – really short, by probate standards. The problem was, he kept all the farm records in his head. Mom and I were literally trying to run an obstacle course in the dark. His lack of planning and record keeping created an ordeal and nightmare for us. We had to clean up the family mess.

Later that year, I experienced heart problems. While lying in the hospital and reflecting on my future, I decided to take my life and career in a new direction. Because of the experience (and the stress) of going through the Probate Court, I decided I wanted to help families navigate their own probate issues. And through proper planning, guide others in avoiding this stress, altogether.

Although not many people go to Law School with the goal of becoming an Estate Planner, that’s exactly what I did! I attended the University of Arkansas Law School, graduated, passed the bar and was reborn as an attorney.

I opened the DeWitt Law Firm and I limit my practice to the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, and business law. Growing up on a farm, it was understood that during the good times, you should prepare for the not-so-good times (accidents are not uncommon on a farm).

Most people don’t think about Estate Planning, often until it is too late.

I feel with proper Estate Planning your family should not have to go through Probate. Nobody should have to add extra strain to an already emotional time. Families deserve to be protected from the dangers they don’t know about. If you are already going through Probate Court, my goal is to help guide your family though the process, as stress-free as possible.

The best part of being an Estate Planner, what motivates me every day are the families I get to work with. Meeting you, hearing your stories & counseling you on creating a practical & effective plan for your future, is a gratifying experience. I truly enjoy taking you through the planning process, explaining and simplifying the “legalese” along the way — so you understand all your options and make the best decisions for you and your loved ones.

My education, coupled with my valuable life experiences, gives me a unique perspective, and allows me to bring Estate Planning and Elder Law solutions to your family, in a way that goes beyond the traditional lawyer/client relationship. I don’t provide canned, one-size-fits-all plan.


Oklahoma State University

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Bachelor of Science in Business

Northwest Arkansas Community College

First Responder

Emergency Medical Technician

University of Arkansas

Juris Doctor of Law (JD)

University of Western New England

Master of Laws (LLM) in Estate Planning and Elder Law

John Krueger
May 4, 2023.
Gary is excellent. I highly recommend him to anyone.
William Smith
April 3, 2023.
Heard radio ad several years ago for DeWitt firm. Recently decided wisdom of setting up a trust for our estate. DeWitt has been most helpful, thorough and fee is very reasonable. We highly recommend.
Robert Shipe
March 30, 2023.
Gary was very easy to work with and walked me through the probate process. I live out of state and was able to handle everything remotely. Excellent communication and quickly answered any questions I had. Highly recommend!
Bill Durham
March 16, 2023.
Great people! Very experienced with constant communication. I highly recommend the DeWitt Law Firm.
Nannie 6
February 9, 2023.
The DeWitt firm helped us through this difficult time of dealing with the probate process of our deceased son's estate. We appreciate his thoroughness and effiecency during this time....communication and helping to guide us through this has been key. We appreciate Gary in his expertise of all of our legal affairs.
Arkansas Fitness Network
February 7, 2023.
I am extremely pleased with my experience working with DeWitt Law Firm during a difficult time. The team, led by Gary DeWitt, was by my side before and after the passing of family members. They took special care in ensuring that not only was our estate protected, but our family was made comfortable while living. Their professionalism, compassion, and expertise made the process seamless and stress-free. Gary and his team went above and beyond to make sure our family was taken care of during a challenging time. They were knowledgeable, responsive, and always available to answer any questions we had. The peace of mind that comes with having a solid estate plan in place is priceless, and I will be eternally grateful for the support DeWitt Law Firm provided us. I highly recommend DeWitt Law Firm to anyone in need of estate planning services. Whether you're just starting to think about estate planning or you're ready to update your current plan, Gary and his team are here to help. They truly care about their clients and their families, and I couldn't be happier with my experience working with them. Danny White
Martha Carson
January 24, 2023.
They are the BEST !!!!
Carl Wilmsen
January 24, 2023.
Over the years, we have engaged attorneys to help navigate the legal process for various reasons. In the last three years, we have had to engage estate attorneys in two different states to assist with probate matters. Not being from Arkansas, we didn't know of any attorneys and were given a referral to Gary DeWitt. Wow! What a different experience for us. Gary is punctual, friendly, responsive, family-oriented, kind-hearted, and very knowledgeable. We are forever grateful for the referral to his law firm. From our view, when we have a legal question, we want answers as soon as possible, but most attorneys get to you when they can. Gary, however, makes you feel as if you are the only client he has - although we know this not to be the case. He truly does respond quickly to questions and goes - in my mind - above and beyond. It was over the holidays when I needed a letter to move things along with an insurance company. Gary was out of the office, but still replied and was able to assist us with the letter. No, I didn't really expect him to meet my timeline, but we were certainly grateful he went above expectations to get this letter to us! If you have any doubts about engaging Gary's firm, please don't. You will be happy working with him! Go meet with him. You will see for yourself he was made from a unique mold. I have not experienced an attorney like him in all my years! This is not a paid review. Just a review to motivate others like me to pick a good attorney!
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