Search for court records online in the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas (W.D. Ark.) and lookup case information you need on federal litigation happening across the State of Arkansas. You can get access to the court dockets, court documents, transcripts, and legal data you need on the parties, attorneys, law firms, and judges involved in court cases in the Arkansas Western District.
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas has jurisdiction over Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Columbia, Ouachita, Union, Benton, Madison, Washington, Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Polk, Scott, Sebastian, Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Newton, Searcy, Clark, Garland, Hot Spring, Montgomery, Pike, Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, and Sevier counties. It was established in 1851, when the state was divided into the Eastern and Western Districts.
The Western District currently has two United States District Judges and three United States Magistrate Judges. The Western District is divided into the following six divisions: the El Dorado Division, which covers Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Columbia, Ouachita, and Union counties; the Fayetteville Division, which covers Benton, Madison, and Washington counties; the Fort Smith Division, which covers Crawford, Franklin, Johnson, Logan, Polk, Scott, and Sebastian counties; the Harrison Division, which covers Baxter, Boone, Carroll, Marion, Newton, and Searcy counties; the Hot Springs Division, which covers Clark, Garland, Hot Spring, Montgomery, and Pike counties; and the Texarkana Division, which covers Hempstead, Howard, Lafayette, Little River, Miller, Nevada, and Sevier counties.
The W.D. Ark. is located at the following five separate courthouses: the Judge Isaac C. Parker Federal Building, 30 South 6th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901, which can be reached by calling (479) 783-6833; the U.S. Courthouse, 101 South Jackson Avenue, El Dorado, AR 71730, which can be reached by calling (870) 773-3381; the John Paul Hammerschmidt Federal Building, 35 East Mountain Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701, which can be reached by calling (479) 521-6980; the U.S. Courthouse, 100 Reserve Street, Hot Springs, AR 71901, which can be reached by calling (479) 783-6833; and the U.S. Courthouse and Post Office, 500 North State Line Avenue, Texarkana, AR 71854, which can be reached by calling (870) 773-338.
The Interim Clerk of Court is Heather Burns. The Clerk of Court’s Main Office is located at the Judge Isaac C. Parker Federal Building and can be reached by calling (479) 783-6833, faxing (479) 783-6308, or emailing FSM_Info@arwd.uscourts.gov.
The Chief District Judge is the Hon. Susan O. Hickey, located in the U.S. Courthouse in El Dorado. You can reach the Chief Judge’s Chambers in Room 219 by calling (870) 862-1303 or emailing SOHinfo@arwd.uscourts.gov.
The Chief Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Arkansas is the Hon. Mark E. Ford, located at the Judge Isaac C. Parker Federal Building in Room 234. The Chief Magistrate Judge’s Chambers can be reached by calling (479) 783-7045 or emailing MEFinfo@arwd.uscourts.gov.
The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas is David K. Fowlkes, who previously served the Office in the position of the First Assistant United States Attorney, and supervised the Criminal and Civil Divisions. The U.S. Attorney’s Main Office for the W.D. Ark. is located at 414 Parker Avenue, Fort Smith, AR 72901. You can reach the U.S. Attorney’s Main Office in Fort Smith by calling (479) 783-5125.
Finding the court records you need for the Western District of Arkansas from the Public Access to Court Electronic Records, or PACER, can be costly, challenging, and slow.
In contrast, UniCourt gathers court data for all of the new federal civil cases in the Western District everyday and provides you with the ability to search through all of those new case filings in our CrowdSourced Library™ without excessive fees. UniCourt also gives you real-time, bulk access to the entire PACER database of civil and criminal federal court data from the Arkansas Western District through our PACER API. Unlike UniCourt, PACER charges for every case search you make on their platform, even if the search terms you used do not produce any usable information. PACER does not limit the cost of each case search you make, meaning you could be charged exorbitant fees for searches that return bad results.
In addition to PACER’s expensive case search fees, PACER also charges court document fees. PACER charges 10 cents per page and claims that these fees are capped at $3, but they can be much higher for access to court transcripts. PACER further forces users to pay additional fees if they want to download the same document multiple times. On the other hand, if UniCourt has a document you need from the Arkansas Western District in our CrowdSourced Library™, you can download it for free as many times as you’d like.
In addition to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, UniCourt gives you access to court records for the other U.S. District Court in Arkansas, the Eastern District of Arkansas. UniCourt also provides you with bulk access to all federal court records within Arkansas, such as cases filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit at the Thomas F. Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Arkansas. Beyond federal court records across the State of Arkansas, UniCourt further provides you with access to Arkansas state court records for all of the counties included in the Eastern District Arkansas: Benton County, Washington County, Sebastian County, Garland County, and White County.
UniCourt’s industry-leading Legal Data APIs provide Enterprise users with on-demand, bulk access to structured data from Arkansas state and federal courts. UniCourt collects, organizes, standardizes, and normalizes court data from all federal courts and makes it easily accessible via our APIs as a part of our Legal Data as a Service (LDaaS) offerings for business development, competitive intelligence, litigation strategy, and docket management.
Arkansas Western District Court
(U.S. District Courts)
Judge Isaac C. Parker Federal Building, South 6th Street and Rogers Avenue, Room 1038, Fort Smith, AR 72901, USA