Matt Durrett

Matt Durrett

Matt Durrett is a Co-Founder of the National Child Protection Task Force.

Matt Durrett is the Prosecuting Attorney for the Fourth Judicial District of Arkansas, which is comprised of Washington and Madison Counties.  A native of West Memphis, he received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Arkansas.  After graduating law school in 1998, he was hired as a deputy prosecuting attorney by then Prosecutor Terry Jones.  In 2004, he was promoted to Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, and then Chief Deputy in 2007, when Judge John Threet took office.  In 2014, he ran unopposed for the position of Prosecuting Attorney and took office on January 1, 2015.  He was re-elected in 2018.

Matt is a member of the Arkansas Crime Information Center Supervisory Board.  He also serves as a member of the Northwest Arkansas Criminal Justice Advisory Board and the Washington County Criminal Justice Work Group.  He is also a member of the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association, where he serves on the board of directors and as a member of the organization’s legislative committee.  He is a former president of the Washington County Bar Association and a tenured member of the Arkansas Bar Association House of Delegates. He has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law, has taught trial advocacy at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina, and is a certified law enforcement instructor.  He and his wife Shelly live in Fayetteville with their two teenage daughters

Washington County Prosecutor


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