Raised in Fort Smith and a Northside graduate, Joel W. Price has his BA from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. After working on an Exxon Production Platform in the Gulf of Mexico, and after working for Sea Pines Plantation Corporation on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Joel W. Price returned to Fayetteville and graduated from the University of Arkansas Law School. During law school, Joel W. Price interned at the US Attorney's Office. Joel W. Price has been in private practice since Law School Graduation.