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John Wesley Hall Jr.

also known as John Wesley Hall

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1973

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    42 years, 4 thousand cases



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Laura A Fine

    I endorse this lawyer's work. John Wesley Hall, the immediate past President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, is a nationally recognized expert in not only Criminal Defense Law, but in the Ethics of Criminal Defense. His blog on search and seizure is widely followed and he is the first person I call when I need peer support to analyze a difficult case.


    Laura Fine Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John C. Collins

    I have worked with and around John. He is an excellent attorney. His knowledge of the law is truly astonishing. I have learned more from him than he will ever know. I own and rely on several of the books he has written and he has always been kind enough to answer any questions I have. It is not just his intellect that is admirable, but his commitment to his clients.


    John Collins DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1311 Broadway
Little Rock, AR, 72202


NYCurrently registered 199603/13/2015
NVAttorney Active199302/23/2013
DCActive 197507/18/2014
ARAuthorized to practice197305/21/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Robert C. Heeney Memorial AwardNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2002

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Criminal Defense LawyerJohn Wesley Hall Jr. PC1979 - Present
Deputy Prosecuting AttorneyPulaski County Prosecuting Attorney's Office1973 - 1979

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Assocation of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2008 - 2009

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Wilson v. ArkansasFourth Amendment won
Richards v. Wisconsin, 520 U.S. 385 (1997).Conviction affirmed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Trial Handbook for Arkansas Lawyers (4th ed.)Treatise2006
Professional Responsibility in Criminal Defense Practice (3d ed.)Treatise2005
Search and Seizure (3d ed.)Treatise2000

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas - FayettevilleLawJ.D.1973

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
175 CLE presentationsCriminal procedure and ethicsN/A