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3729 N. Crossover Road, Suite 102
Fayetteville, AR 72703
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Edward Kennedy

Immigrant families have integrated themselves into our communities, establishing deep roots. Whenever they have settled, they have made lasting contributions to the economic vitality and diversity of our communities and our nation. Our economy depends on these hard-working, taxpaying workers. They have assisted America in its economic boom.

Edward Kennedy

Cheston Wright

Cheston Wright is part of the firm’s expanding criminal defense practice group. He now concentrates solely on all aspects of criminal defense, although he has experience in a variety of other areas of the law. His experience in the courtroom and passion for representing clients accused of criminal offenses strengthens the firm’s criminal defense practice.

As a plaintiff’s attorney, Cheston started his legal career representing clients in civil court who were injured due to the negligence of others, but he has always been passionate about criminal law. He was initially inclined to be a plaintiff’s attorney out of a desire to help others less knowledgeable about the law go up against giant insurance companies and their teams of lawyers. This desire to help others then led Cheston to work as a Deputy Public Defender in Benton County from 2022 until he joined the firm. As a Deputy Public Defender, Cheston spent countless hours in the District and Circuit Courts in Benton County, defending clients charged with all types of misdemeanors and felonies. He tried numerous cases during his time with the Public Defender’s Office, and now, Cheston continues to bring that same passion to help others navigate difficult legal issues to the firm’s clients.

Cheston is a proud lifelong Henderson State Reddie. Born and raised in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, he graduated from Henderson State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 2014, and a Masters of Business Administration in 2015. Both of his parents worked at Henderson State University in various academic and administrative roles for over 20 years. While at Henderson, Cheston helped found a chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and was involved in other leadership and service organizations and initiatives. He maintains a deep appreciation of his time spent at Henderson and a deeper disdain for its rival across the Ravine.

Prior to attending law school, Cheston worked as a case manager and litigation assistant. It was this experience that reignited his childhood ambition to become an attorney. He graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in May 2020. He was a semifinalist in the 2019 William H. Sutton Barrister’s Union Trial Competition, which strengthened his desire to devote his practice to litigation and trial work. Cheston is licensed to practice law in Arkansas, and he is also a member of the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

After 27 years of life in Arkadelphia, Cheston and his wife Heather, an English teacher at Springdale High School’s Law and Public Safety Academy, moved to Northwest Arkansas to attend law school and never left. When not spending time with his wife and their three dogs, Cheston enjoys running, golfing, playing soccer, and cheering on his favorite sports teams: the Hogs, the Memphis Grizzlies, and Arsenal F.C.

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