Hearthstone Law, PLLC

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About Our Real Estate & Child Custody Lawyers in Fayetteville, AR

Learn more about the skilled and experienced Hearthstone Law, PLLC attorneys.

Practicing family law in Fayetteville, AR

Adell Ralston

Adell Ralston is dedicated to protecting individual rights in the areas of criminal litigation, family law, and mediation services. As a criminal defense attorney, Adell has extensive experience representing clients across a broad range of criminal disputes. Her areas of criminal representation include, but are not limited to, misdemeanor and felony charges, DUI and DWI charges, drug offenses, violent crimes, and criminal conviction appeals. She has successfully litigated numerous criminal cases in the courtroom and is very experienced in representing the defendant's rights and interests throughout the criminal defense process.

If you’re looking for child custody lawyers in Fayetteville, AR, get in touch with our law firm. As a family attorney, her areas of practice include divorce, ad litem representation of children in domestic relations cases, paternity, adoption, child custody disputes, and appeals. She has acted as a divorce lawyer in hundreds of cases, many involving challenging circumstances and the division of sizable assets.

Adell Ralston has a strong reputation for courtroom success and excels at negotiating settlements in family law cases and puts those skills to work for you by resolving disputes through mediation services. Adell has been licensed by the Arkansas Alternative Dispute Commission as a mediator since 2014. She uses her skills as a litigator to help parties find a resolution, foregoing the time and expense of prolonged litigation.


  • Certified Mediator through the Arkansas Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission

Admitted to Practice

  • Arkansas Bar Association, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas


  • University of Arkansas, J.D., 2006
  • University of Arkansas, B.A., 2001

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Felony Charges
  • Misdemeanor Charges
  • DWI/DUI Defense
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Drug Charges
  • Conviction Appeals
  • Appellate Work
  • Mediations
  • Family Law
  • Attorney Ad Litem

A dependable real estate attorney in Fayetteville, AR

Kevin J. Wallace

Kevin is a graduate of Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina, he relocated to California to practice law. While there, he worked for civil litigation firms in both San Francisco and Santa Cruz. Kevin is very pleased to now be a part of Hearthstone Law, PLLC. Kevin is originally from Fort Smith. Prior to entering the legal profession, he was a professional boat builder specializing in the construction of cold-molded custom yachts. He is a graduate of The Landing School of Boat Building and Design, and is an American Boat and Yacht Council-certified marine electrical and marine diesel technician.


Kevin was admitted to the California Bar in 2007 and the Arkansas Bar in 2014. He has substantial experience in all aspects of civil litigation, handling cases in both federal and state court. His practice has focused primarily on the areas of real estate transactions, contracts, commercial codes, construction defects, landlord/tenant, admiralty/maritime, tort, and property law.

Representative Matters

  • Along with co-counsel, successfully obtained a $1.5 Million settlement for a client that was seriously injured by heavy roadwork equipment.

  • Successfully litigated a case on behalf of an employee whose ex-employer was attempting to enforce a covenant not to compete against him. Obtained a declaratory judgment in client's favor that held that, in the case of the employee, the non-compete clause was unenforceable as a matter of law.
  • Defended The Theodore Roosevelt Association against an attempted lawsuit, successfully moving to quash the summons and complaint for lack of personal jurisdiction in California courts.

  • Litigated and successfully settled a claim of intentional non-disclosure in a real estate transaction against sellers, sellers' agent, sellers' broker, and the developer and builders of a downtown San Francisco condominium high-rise.

  • Successfully litigated an unlawful detainer case on behalf of a commercial landlord against her tenant (a law firm), obtaining a judgment in client's favor.

  • Litigated and successfully settled a lawsuit, for breach of contract, on behalf of a San Francisco Bay area business-grade IP service provider against one of the world's largest providers of dark fiber networks.
  • Litigated and successfully settled a defamation/stalking lawsuit on behalf of a retired professional athlete. The favorable settlement was obtained after issuing subpoenas to Apple, Google, Starbucks, YouTube, Facebook, FedEx, Hughes Network, and others, and successfully tracing online defamatory postings to the defendant's home, and then, using independent data, to two separate devices used by the defendant on public Wi-Fi networks.
  • Successfully represented a nationally known supplier of premium bulk herb botanicals, spices, teas, and seasonings in a contract dispute against a well-known international retailer, and in a commercial code lawsuit against a supplier of industrial air filtration systems regarding the delivery and installation of defective manufacturing equipment integral to the client's production process. A favorable settlement was obtained in both cases.

  • Successfully prosecuted and defended cases involving property boundary disputes, nuisance, encroachment, easements, commercial leases, business contracts, promissory notes, non-disclosure in commercial and residential real estate transactions, and unlawful detainer.


Kevin specializes in civil litigation, and he is a personal injury attorney. In addition to his law degree, Kevin received an admiralty law certificate from Tulane University Law School in 2006. This admiralty program is widely considered to be the best in the world.


  • The Evergreen State College, B.A., 1994
  • Tulane University Law School, J.D., 2006

Licenses & Admissions

  • Arkansas State Bar, 2014 - License #2014110
  • California State Bar, 2007 - License #251826
  • U.S. District Court - Northern and Central Districts of California
  • Arkansas Real Estate License, 2015
  • California Supreme Court
  • Arkansas Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas

A real estate attorney in Fayetteville, AR, that you can count on

Dale Carlton

Dale has been an attorney for 21 years and has been working in the real estate field in Arkansas for 17 years. He is a national speaker, having spoken to over 50,000 people in all 50 states and several foreign countries. He also teaches five masters-level higher education courses, including Business Law, Real Estate Law, Transaction Management, Brokerage Management, and a Reporting and Performance Management course.

As an attorney, Dale has worked primarily in the real estate field, but he also spent several years working in family law with a firm specializing in that practice. He has also worked specifically on eminent domain cases, oil and gas law cases, and has extensive experience in contracts and business law.

Dale has a strong background in real estate. He has personally sold well over $150 million in properties, ranking him as one of the top real estate agents every year in Northwest Arkansas. Dale spent eight years with one of the largest real estate companies in Arkansas where they did over $3 billion in sales while he was an executive broker and senior vice president for the company. He has spent the last nine years as the broker and owner of Carlton Realty, Inc. He continues to represent many of the clients he has worked with since he first started in the real estate business.

Dale is well-known in northwest Arkansas for taking a straightforward, direct, and honest approach. His past clients will tell you that he does not like to talk fluff and is often very blunt about what he feels is the best professional decision for a certain circumstance. Find below many of the aspects that separate Dale from other attorneys in Arkansas.

  • Licensed Attorney for over 21 years.

  • Masters-level professor teaching courses such as Business Law and Real Estate Law.

  • 2015 President of the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest and most respected professional real estate designation.

  • Sells $10-$15 million in real estate annually.

  • Personally invests in real estate by owning multiple rental properties.
  • Has built many homes in northwest Arkansas.
  • Represents a number of renovators in northwest Arkansas, including Mark Zweig, Inc., allowing him a better understanding of the remodeling needs of homes.
  • Is respected as one of the top 20 educators nationally, and is invited to speak in 20-30 states annually.

  • Has been a state real estate educator, teaching many of the local agents their licensing and continuing education courses.

  • Consults with large real estate companies across the nation on best practices for representing clients.

  • Sits on multiple boards and invests his time and money into his community.