James Law Firm - William O. “Bill” James, Jr.

Arkansas Law Firm

William O. “Bill” James, Jr.

Bill James is a premier Arkansas criminal defense attorney.  In recognition of his superior criminal defense and white collar crime work, Mr. James has been listed for four consecutive as a Mid-South Super Lawyer by 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.  

   * J.D., University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law, 1994
         o B.S.B.A., Finance/Banking, University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, 1991


   * Arkansas State Bar
   * 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


   * Delta Theta Phi (President, 1992-1993; Senate Dean)
   * President's Award, Pulaski County Bar Association, 1998, 2003 and 2005
   * President's Award, Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2000
   * Outstanding Members of New Lawyer's Division Award, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, 1997-1998
   * 2000/2002 - Named among Top Criminal Lawyers in Arkansas, Arkansas Times bi-annual poll
   * 2004 - Recognized as an Arkansas Business 40 under 40 influential peoplein Business and Politics in Arkansas
   * Voted "Most Likely to Succeed in Practice of Law" 1994
   * Member of Community Housing Advisory Board, City of Little Rock, 2003-present.

Professional Associations/Memberships:

   * National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member, Board of Directors, 2002-2004, 2005-present)
   * Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (President 2001-2003; Secretary/Treasurer 2000-2001)
   * Pulaski County Bar Association (President, 2003-2004; Secretary/Treasurer, 2001-2002; Member, Board of Directors, 1997-2001; Chairman, Law Week, 1998-2001, 2005)
   * Arkansas Bar Association(Member, Board of Governors, 2004-present; House of Delegates, 1999-2001; Chairman, Criminal Law Division, 2004-2005)
   * AmericanBar Association
   * Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association (Chairman:New Lawyers Division, 1996-1997; Criminal Law Division, 1998-1999; Member, Board of Directors, 1998-2000)
   * American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America)

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