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Payton C. Bentley

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Practice Areas

  • General Civil Litigation 100%


Payton Crews Bentley a native of Russellville, AR joined Clark Law Firm, PLLC as an Associate in 2017. Mr. Bentley's practice focuses on a wide array of business, civil and family law cases. Prior to joining Clark Law Firm, PLLC, while attending law school, Mr. Bentley worked for two years as a law clerk for Bobby Lee Odom, of Odom Law Firm in Fayetteville Arkansas. During that time Mr. Bentley gained extensive experience in civil law and litigation by managing a variety of civil cases from start to finish.

Mr. Bentley is a cum laude graduate of the Arkansas School of Law. During law school he was the 2015 Board of Advocates Client Counseling Competition Winner. His undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Legal Studies from the University of Arkansas.

In his spare time you can find Mr. Bentley hiking, camping, golfing or watching the Razorbacks.


  • University of Arkansas, School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas
    • J.D. - 2017
    • Honors: cum laude
  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas
    • B.A. - 2014
    • Minor: Political Science

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas, 2017
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas

Professional Associations

  • Arkansas Bar Association, Member, 2017 to Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association, House of Delegates, 2017-2018
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Chair of the Young Lawyers Section, 2021-2022
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2017 to Present
  • American Bar Association, Representative of the Young Lawyers of Arkansas, 2021-2022
  • Washington County Bar Association, Member, 2017 to Present
  • William B. Putnam American Inns of Court, Member, 2018 to Present


  • Arkansas Bar Association’s Judith Ryan Gray Outstanding Young Lawyer Service Award, 2020-2021
  • Arkansas Bar Association’s Frank C. Elcan Leadership Award, 2021-2022
  • Arkansas Bar Association’s Golden Gavel Award, 2021-2022
  • Best Lawyers in Arkansas Ones to Watch, 2021-2022
  • AY Arkansas’ Best Lawyers in Litigation, 2022

Past Positions

  • Odom Law Firm, P.A., Law Clerk, 2015 to 2017