Jan Dewoody Scussel

Jan Dewoody Scussel

Batesville, Arkansas
I have 41 years experience practicing law, 20 of which was helping low-income individuals in civil (not criminal) matters such as divorces, adoptions and guardianships.  I recently retired from my position as General Counsel for the Arkansas Department of Correction and now maintain a part-time private practice.  My goal is to provide quality legal representation in family and real estate law matters at a fair and reasonable price. I am a certified attorney ad litem for children in divorces and probate matters. Please call or email me if you need a strong advocate at a price you can afford.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Family Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Attorney ad Litem for children in divorces and probate

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas, 1982
  • Texas, 1978


  • Memphis State University School of Law, Memphis, Tennessee
    • J.D. - 1976
  • Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio
    • A.B. - 1973
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • VOCALS Attorney of the Year-Jefferson County, 1998 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arkansas Bar Association, 2015 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Arkansas Department of Correction, General Counsel, 2005 - 2015
  • Center for Arkansas Legal Services, Managing Attorney, 1985 - 1995

Pro Bono Activities

  • VOCALS, 1995 - 2005
  • Equal Access to Justice Panel, 2015 - Present


  • English