About Us

Social Security Disability, Bankruptcy, and Criminal Lawyer.

Meister & McCracken Law Firm PLLC was started in 2009 when Joshua R. Meister and Joanne M. McCracken joined to focus on Social Security Disability, bankruptcy, and criminal law in Northwest Arkansas and Southern Missouri.

Joshua R. Meister

jmjmlawjoshJoshua R. Meister has practiced law all over Northwest Arkansas since becoming an attorney in 2008.  Joshua concentrates his practice in the areas of Social Security Disability, criminal defense as well as civil litigation and family law.

Joshua was admitted to the Arkansas Bar in April, 2008.  He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law in May, 2007 and graduated from Oklahoma State University in May, 2003 with a degree in Business Administration.  Joshua is also admitted to practice in the federal courts of Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas and in front of the Social Security Administration. Joshua is a well respected lawyer in Northwest Arkansas.

Joshua is a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives, Arkansas Bar Association, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, and Benton County Bar Association.

He is also a member of BNI and Rogers Christian Church. In addition, Joshua works with End Of The Road Acres launch a non-profit to assist victims of violence and abuse.

Joanne M. McCracken

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Joanne was admitted to the Arkansas Bar in 2001 and entered practice with Lingle and Fulcher, PLLC  in Rogers, Arkansas.  Joanne then sought and was granted admission to the Missouri Bar in 2002.

Joanne concentrates her practice in the areas of bankruptcy, municipal law and corporate work as well as civil litigation.  In addition to her practice, Joanne teaches Bankruptcy for Paralegals at Northwest Arkansas Community College.  She is also admitted to practice in the federal courts of Western and Eastern Districts of Arkansas and the federal courts of Western Missouri. Joanne is a well respected lawyer in Northwest Arkansas.

After Joanne M. McCracken graduated from the University of Arkansas where she received a B.A. in physics, she attended the University Of Arkansas Fayetteville School Of Law.  As a law student, Joanne served as a member of the student Moot Court, chairing the negotiations competition, won an international writing contest for her paper on the legal and ethical implications of xenotransplantation and graduated cum laude in 2001.

Joanne is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, Arkansas Bar Association, Missouri Bar Association, and Benton County Bar Association.

Joanne also serves as city attorney for Garfield, Arkansas and Gateway, Arkansas.