J. Dalton Person



Dalton Person joined the firm as an associate in September 2017. Before coming to the firm, Mr. Person served as a law clerk for Chief U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes, III.

Mr. Person graduated magna cum laude from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2016, finishing in the top five-percent of his class. During law school, he was the managing editor of the Arkansas Law Review, served as a judicial extern for Senior U.S. District Judge Robert T. Dawson, and was a legal research and writing teaching assistant. He also covered college football and recruiting for 247Sports during this time.

A Fort Smith native, Mr. Person received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago, where he played football for four years before graduating with honors in 2013.

Mr. Person serves on the board of directors for the Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club and the Rotary Club of Fort Smith. In his spare time, he mentors students in the Fort Smith Public School District and through the Boys & Girls Club’s Lean on Me program.


  • University of Chicago (B.A. 2013)
  • University of Arkansas (J.D. 2016)


  • Arkansas, 2016
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas

Professional Activities and Recognitions

  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Sebastian County Bar Association
  • Leadership Fort Smith Class of 2018
  • Judge Thomas F. Butt Legal Excellence Award (2015)
  • James McKenzie Award for Professional Responsibility and Ethics (2016)