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James L. Bargar

Divorce and separation Attorney at Conway, AR

4.9   77 reviews
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State AR
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    70%
    Family law, including uncontested as well as complex divorce, custody, guardianship, child support, adoption, paternity, and related proceedings.

    18 years

  2. Personal injury
    25%
    Select personal injury cases in the areas of auto and tractor trailer collision, products liability, and wrongful death.

    18 years

  3. Criminal defense
    5%
    Select criminal cases, both felony and misdemeanor, in both circuit and district state courts.

TIRED OF "THIN-FILE" LAWYERS WHO TRY TO "WING IT" IN COURT? THE BARGAR LAW FIRM WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!

When a client hires our firm, the client can stop losing sleep at night, knowing that we are watching out for their legal interests.  Since I started practice in 2006, I have handled 1000+ cases, including complex civil litigation, multi-million dollar divorce cases, and a number of wrongful death and personal injury cases resulting in significant recoveries, and have forged a reputation based on honesty, sincerity, and hard work.

I adhere to a firm belief that an attorney should always put his client's needs ahead of his own, and that the client deserves to know what is going on in his/her case at all times, even if its not always what the client wants to hear.  Only by being honest, and tackling tough lssues head-on can we forge ahead to reach the client's goals.

If you have a family law, personal injury, or criminal defense issue, give us a call, and let us do the worrying for you.

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2019,2018,2014,2013,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2023 2019 2018 + 4 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Location

The Bargar Law Firm, P.A.

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  77 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Tony | January 8, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the Business
I highly recommend James Bargar to anyone who needs a divorce lawyer. He is very strategic, knowledgeable, and a good listener. He knows how to get things done and advises his clients in the best possible way. He handled my divorce case with professionalism and compassion and helped me achieve a favorable outcome. He is not only a great lawyer, but also a great person. Thank you, James, for everything you did for me!
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Posted by Brian | March 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely recommend!
James Bargar is an attorney who has integrity, and that’s very difficult to find. He is extremely busy, but he always kept me informed of what was going on. I know that he went out of his way to help me and was able to resolve my case fairly quickly. He definitely is the best in his field.
Posted by Andy | March 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
James Bargar is not only a highly experienced and sure-footed attorney, but also a tireless worker. As his client, you can expect steady counsel, great communication, and timely action. Good attorneys are busy attorneys, but I always felt like my case was always at the top of his priority list. James was recommended to me by other respected attorneys in the community, and he surpassed my high expectations.
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Posted by Zach | March 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
He is well worth the money you definitely want him on your side in the court room.
Posted by Jody | February 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very satisfied
Barger Law Firm is a very professional law firm I've used them several times over the last 10 years . I've recommended them to all of my friends and family.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diligent. Patiently informative. Personal.
Here is an understatement: divorce is stressful. Here’s another one: legal things are complex. My personal experience with James, one that has seen me in need of his help multiple times over the past 4 years, found the stresses and complexities lessened on my side as I felt the support of an expert resource ready to represent me to the best possible outcome. His representation was ultimately only needed on a lawyer-to-lawyer level (i.e., we avoided court), thankfully, and this representation only came after extensive consultation as he navigated legalities applicable to my situation, even providing options for my choosing. In the consultations, James showed great knowledge as well as patience in explaining the logic to me and answering my questions. I like detail and knowing the reasons for things, but I lack a lawyer-sized brain, and James was able to answer (and sometimes re-answer) questions in a way I could understand. This required time and care. Speaking of care, all along the way, James never failed to show or express that very thing. Never once did I feel like “just a client” or another block on his calendar. It was clear that he wanted the best for me and my kids. The heart behind the work came through loudly. If you are one in need of legal services for any of the variety that James provides, I truly cannot recommend him enough.
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Posted by Sonda | February 28, 2023
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Sonda Guinn
James L Bargar and his team worked so hard on my divorce case. I would highly recommend using Mr Bargar. He and his team are great!!
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Bargar Law Firm
James Bargar’s urgent and precise demeanor gave me a sense of peace in knowing I chose the right Law Firm to work with. I am grateful for his and his staff’s services and honesty and would recommend Bargar Law Firm without hesitation.
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
plaintiff
James is and his staff are very professional and helpful. Quick to get back with you on any questions or concerns.
Posted by Tara | June 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You will NOT regret choosing Attorney James Bargar
Attorney James Bargar came highly recommended to me by two reputable business owners. He has represented me two times regarding family matters, and did an exemplary job. He takes his work seriously, proving his worth. I have found that Mr. Bargar is a well known, respected lawyer in the community, the court system , and among his peers. He did not waste one dime of my money, gave solid advise in a direct fashion, was fair, and kept my best interest at heart. You will NOT regret choosing James Bargar as your personal attorney.
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Posted by Lauren | November 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Attorney who works with Integrity and Professionalism!
I hired James in order to re-open and modify my divorce case. Reasons my case needed to be re-opened included custody/guardianship modification and contempt of opposing party. With James’ expertise, my case was able to be settled outside of court and all issue were resolved. James and his team responded to ALL of my questions within 24 hours (usually within hours). All responses were thorough. James ALWAYS let me know where my case stood and was upfront with his guidance. I really appreciated that. He always left me with the option to choose what paths I wanted to take based on his expertise. Of course, James is trustworthy and it would be a disservice for me to not have heeded to his legal guidance for my case. I’d hire James again - no questions asked!
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2021
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Dedicated Professional
Mr. Bargar listened to my concerns, asked pointed questions to expand his understanding of my case, set reasonable expectations, and proceeded to achieve the best outcome possible. I should have hired Mr Bargar to represent me first. He is the professional I needed.
Posted by Stephen | July 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He knows what he is doing
From the very beginning Mr. Bargar explained my case to me in its entirety. What to expect, what to worry about, what not worry about, and actions that needed to be taken immediately. He and his staff were always available to answer any questions I had, and the response was always quick and well thought out. My case was not your normal case and it came with a lot of unknowns. On questions he didn't know, he told me the truth and said "I honestly don't know how this will work out" but he always had plan for those concerns to help lessen our losses in the court room. I hired him to perform a service and he went above and beyond. Even when the initial ruling was not in our favor he stood up and requested an extension. If he had not done that it would have been case closed. Instead it gave us time to bring factual information back to court, and that allowed for a fair trial. If you want someone who will go to work for you, then go hire him. If you want someone that will tell you the truth and not fluff it up to take your money based on hope, then hire him. Your outcome may not be the same as mine, but know that he knows what he is doing, so listen and stay faithful to the process. Let him do the worrying and so you can focus on you.
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Posted by Kimberly Ashley-Pauley | July 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Honest and hard working
Mr. Bargar is extremely honest and hard working. He help me to understand the whole process during my divorce and kept me always informed. He not only helped me with my divorce but, when other things came up legally, he represented me in those legal matters as well. I would highly recommend Mr. Bargar as a divorce lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I had an issue that needed attended to that I knew I could not fight on my own. I have had a lawyer before and I was nervous to have to deal with one again, but James has totally changed my view and thoughts towards lawyers. He is so great at what he does on the law side of things, but he is also good at connect with his clients on a personal level. He doesn't just do his job, he shows his care and concern. He also makes it all as easy and smooth as it possibly can be. He is honest, straight forward, hard working, and easy to work with. He goes above and beyond! I hope to never need one, but if I have to have a lawyer again he will be the one I go to.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very knowledgeable and well respected attorney
We hired James in a family matter and we could not have asked for better counsel. He is very well prepared in court and takes detailed notes during consultations. If you give him the good, the bad, and the ugly details of the case, he will give you proper and honest feedback on how he can help. He is also extremely well versed in court procedure and he uses this knowledge to the client's benefit.
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Posted by Angela | December 25, 2019
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Amazing
I’m from out of town & needed a lawyer, I found Mr. Bargar online. Him & his office got back to me quickly regardless when I emailed them. Answered all questions regardless how silly. He took care of everything so all we needed to do was show up. I felt confident watching him defend us in the courtroom. Will definitely hire again if need be. Thank you so much!
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Posted by Mark | November 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
He is the best!
Mr. Bargar is an awesome lawyer. He kept us informed on the progress of our case and was always available to discuss whenever we had any questions or concerns. He was straight forward and honest with us at all times. When it came time for court he let us know exactly what he was going to do and what to expect from the opposing counsel. He knows the law and in my opinion is the best lawyer around! Worth every dime we spent!!!
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Posted by Matthew | July 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
James is probably the best around
James did an extremely excellent job with my case. He responded to all my emails and questions very quickly and was up front with me and told me the truth not what I wanted to hear. I would recommend Mr. Bargar to anyone. If you want someone who knows their stuff and puts people in their place he is your man.
Posted by Justin | April 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Job
Great experience and confidence in my decision to hire Mr.Bargar. He definitely delivered on exactly what I was needing. Executed tremendously in court and I was very impressed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Bargar Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2006 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Littlepage & Associates, PC/ Littlepage Booth
  • 2004 - 2006

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • UALR
  • M.Ed.
  • 2000
  • UALR
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996
  • Greenbrier High School
  • 1990
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Order of Protection - Defense
  • prevailed - no permanent OP entered
  • Divorce - temp alimony
  • prevailed - judge awarded temp alimony
  • Divorce - final hearing
  • mixed - prevailed in preserving client's interests in property and having support set greater than child support chart; some issues reserved for later date.
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Associations

  • Pulaski Co. Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2014 - Present
  • Faulkner County Bar Association
  • member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Family Law Attorney
  • Mid-South Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Excellence in Family and Divorce Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Excellence in Family and Divorce Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Excellence in Family and Divorce Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Divorce Lawyer in Faulkner County
  • Log Cabin Democrat - BEST OF THE BEST
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best - Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Readers' Choice Awards - Personal Injury
  • Arkansas Life Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Tial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • What Family Court Judges Want You to Know
  • NBI seminar
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Assistant Editor
  • UALR Law Review
  • 2005
  • Associate Editor
  • UALR Law Review
  • 2005
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Publications

  • self-published - compact disc
  • "Stuff ya gotta know about filing for divorce and custody in Arkansas"
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Issues in Media Law
  • 2011
  • Univ. of Ark. Comm. College at Morrilton
  • Rhetoric and Writing
  • 2010
  • Central Baptist College - Media Law Class
  • Issues in Media Law history
  • 2009
  • AP Gov't class - Mills Univ. Studies H.S.
  • Current Issues in Constitutional Law
  • 2008
  • AP Gov't class - Mills Univ. Studies H.S.
  • Current Issues in Constitutional Law
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (13)
Endorse James
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"James is reasonable and practical and a delight to work with as a fellow attorney bc he communicates timely and well."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a former deputy prosecuting attorney, I worked on several cases against James. He was one of the most thorough and prepared attorneys I ever went up against. Professional, smart, and experienced. Also, he was always available and had fantastic communication skills. I would recommend any close family member or friend seeking a family law attorney to James Bargar."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have no hesitation in endorsing James. I know him both as a fellow lawyer and as oppsosing counsel on a matter. He is a passionate advocate who isn’t afraid to go to the mat for his clients ."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Really nice guy, reasonable and easy to work with in Court."
Family Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Excellent instincts, good litigator."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"My only hesitation in recommending James is that it makes it more likely that I might face him as opposing counsel. He's smart and does careful work."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a great attorney. His knowledge of Arkansas family law and his advocacy skills on behalf of his clients are unsurpassed."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a fantastic lawyer. He is smart, aggressive, and honest to a fault. The only criticism that comes to mind is that he does not charge enough. Get him while you can still afford him."
Family Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James.He is a talented advocate with outstanding work ethic."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer's work. James Bargar is a knowledgable and skilled trial attorney who is dedicated to his clients, above all. I consider James to be a role model for me, and I know others do too."
Family Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. James Bargar is an excellent family law attorney. I highly recommend him. He is the only family law attorney to whom I refer my friends and family."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James has long been one of my colleagues and I can honestly say that he is as well-prepared and well-versed as any attorney I know. He approaches the practice with enthusiasm and has great compassion for those clients who are in need of zealous representation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is one of the hardest working lawyers in town. His skill and reputation is beyond reproach. I have no hesitation calling on James when I have legal questions."
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Talented trial attorney. Aggressive where appropriate. Very knowledgeable. Has good feel for a case and the strength or weakness of his client's position. I refer family law cases and personal injury cases to him regularly."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known James for a number of years now and have referred a number of clients to him and would not hesitate to in the future. When I send someone his way I know they are in good hands. James and I have worked as opposing counsel on a number of case. Everything from divorce and custody cases to personal injury litigation. Every time he has proved a worthy adversary. He is always prepared and works very hard for his clients. He is a zealous advocate with briliant drafting skills and in court experience! I would highly recommend James as an attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James' encyclopedic knowledge of family law and dedication to achieving the best results for his client are unmatched. Anyone would be lucky for James to agree to represent them in their family law case, and I have recommended many potential clients to him over the years."
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Conway Divorce and separation Lawyer James L. Bargar
James L. Bargar
Divorce and separation Attorney
Conway, AR
Licensed for 17 years
Virtual consultation available