William O. “Bill” James Jr.

William O. “Bill” James Jr.

Founder
Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Phone:
501-375-0900
Fax:
501-375-1356
Email:
Bill James is a premier Arkansas criminal defense attorney. In recognition of his superior criminal defense in Arkansas and white collar crime work, Mr. James has been listed for three consecutive years as a Mid-South Super Lawyers magazine, which ranks attorneys in each state who have received the highest point totals, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics magazine.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Family Law
  • Business Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Drug Crimes
  • Felonies
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Fraud
  • White Collar Crime

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • J.D. - 1994
  • University of Arkansas
    • B.S.B.A. - 1991
    • Major: Finance/Banking

Honors and Awards

  • Alpha Theta Phi, President, 1992 - 1993
  • Recipient, Outstanding Member of New Lawyer's Division Award, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 1997 - 1998
  • Mid-South Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine
  • “Most Likely to Succeed in Practice of Law”, 1994
  • Arkansas Business 40 under 40 influential people, Business and Politics in Arkansas
  • op Criminal Lawyers in Arkansas, Arkansas Times bi-annual poll
  • op Criminal Lawyers in Arkansas, Arkansas Times bi-annual poll
  • Outstanding Members of New Lawyer’s Division Award, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 1997-1998
  • President’s Award, Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2000
  • President’s Award, Pulaski County Bar Association, 1998
  • President’s Award, Pulaski County Bar Association, 2003
  • President’s Award, Pulaski County Bar Association, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2002-2004
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, , 2005 - Present
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President, 2001-2003
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Secretary/Treasurer, 2000-2001
  • Pulaski County Bar Association, President, 2003-2004
  • Pulaski County Bar Association, Secretary/Treasurer, 2001-2002
  • Pulaski County Bar Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1997-2001
  • Pulaski County Bar Association, Chairman, 1998-2001
  • Pulaski County Bar Association, Law Week, 2005
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Member, Board of Governors, 2004 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1999-2001
  • Arkansas Bar Association, Chairman, Criminal Law Division, 2004-2005
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Chairman:New Lawyers Division, 1996-1997
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Division, 1998-1999
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Member, Board of Directors, 1998-2000
  • American Association for Justice, Member

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Delta Theta Phi