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William Owen James Jr.

also known as Bill James

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About Me

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.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    21 years, 5 thousand cases



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Greg McCollum

    Bill James is an outstanding criminal defense attorney who gets very favorable outcomes for his clients in what are sometimes difficult cases. He knows the law and he knows what to do in court. One of the best!


    Greg McCollum Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

1821 Broadway St
Little Rock, AR, 72206-1222


ARAuthorized to practice199408/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Lawyer of the YearPulaski County Bar Assocaiton2009
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Co-FounderJames Law Firm1994 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysPresident2015 - Present
Pulaski County Bar AssocaitionPresident2003 - 2004
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysPresident2003 - 2004
Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFormer Board of Directors2002 - 2011
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysCharter Member1999 - 2016
Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1997 - Present
Pulaski County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of ArkansasFinance and Banking / EconomicsN/A1991