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James Earl Hensley Jr.

Family Attorney at Conway, AR

4.7   97 reviews

Licensed for 23 years

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About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    Divorce, custody, DHS, Child Support, Grandparent's rights, Out of State Cases.

    26 years, 4,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    40%
    From DWI to Capital offenses. State and Federal Courts.

    26 years, 6,000 cases

  3. Personal injury
    10%
    Don't sign anything until you talk to us. You have rights. You may not even need us. But call us first to make sure!

    26 years, 250 cases

YOU HAVE YOUR ATTORNEY'S CELL NUMBER STATEWIDE SERVICE

Thank you for your inquiry.  You may call our office for a free consultation or send me an email which is listed above.  Our firm has collected millions of dollars for our clients who have been injured by others.  We can't promise your case will be the same but we can promise that you will have your attorney's cell phone number and personal attention.

 

Jim is an instrument-rated pilot with an single-engine plane.  He has a great wife and wonderful children.  Jim's clients include persons charged with capital criminal offenses.  He also served folks with divorce and other family issues along with juvenile representation and business-related matters.

 

Jim has offices in North Little Rock and Mountain View.   Call at your leisure.

Licensed for 23 years
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 12/05/2022

Contact James

Hensley Law Firm PA
Hensley Law Firm, P.A.
700 South German; Suite 101
Faulkner, Van Buren, Searcy Conway, Pulaski, White Counties
Conway, AR, 72034
Hensley Law Firm, P.A.
100 North Peabody
Stone, Izard, Independence, Cleburne Counties
Mountain View, AR, 72560
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  97 customer reviews
Posted by Lisa | December 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce was so easy
I can not say enough about James. Kept me laughing in my difficult time. I enjoyed going in to his office just so I could get a laugh off him. I told him if I ever needed a divorce again he would be the one I come to for it. LOL! He had my divorce done faster than I thought I could get it done. I think I made a new friend when I found him to represent me. Cheers to James!!!
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Posted by Michael | September 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very good service
Jim did a great job on my case. He was very easy to get a hold of and would always follow back up with me. He kept me updated throughout the process and gave me direction on how to pursue my case. Highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good divorce lawyer
I hired Mr. Hensley to handle my divorce. Thank you to him it went very easy. I have to say if you are in need for a divorce lawyer he is your man.
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Great Councel
I hired Mr. Hensley and I’m very satisfied with his work. He remained hopeful after some poor decisions I had made in my past and was very honest and upfront but never made me feel judged and every single time he offered his opinion or advice he was exactly right! I started calling him the “silent assassin” because he can become deadly in the courtroom with the right cards to play. Kellie is also a sweetheart in the office. I will definitely use him again should I need an attorney in the future and 100 percent would recommend Mr. Hensley to anyone needing good counsel on several issues. His prices were fair also.
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Posted by Heather | June 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. He worked constantly on my case. He tells it like it is. He went above and beyond expectations. Answers calls and text quickly. But seriously he feels like family now!
Posted by Wayne | May 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My world
Mr Hensley helped me through the toughest time of my life.He wasn’t just an attorney but he became a friend and if I need him I would definitely call him
Posted by Aziz Comoe | April 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review
Best lawyer ever. my divorce case went very fast. Jim and Kellie really took good care of my case
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further
Jim Hensley went above and beyond to ensure the best outcome for my court proceedings. He kept me up to date with thoughts and ideas through the entire process. Jim Hensleys experience and trustworthiness puts him well above others in his field. Jim has represented me twice now and is always available to talk about any concerns.
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Posted by Sarah | March 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mom
Mr. Hensley was very understanding and got right to work for my son. Because of the work Mr. Hensley done, my son was able to get his life back. We are so thankful.
Posted by Katie Eversmeyer | March 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding divorce lawyer.
He is an outstanding attorney. He is very patient and considerate lawyer. He went far and beyond to help me with my divorce and custody case and he got me what I was asking for. He spent countless hours working and preparing my case for court. He treats you like a person and respect your feelings. All in all I would have to give him a high rating as an attorney he is hands down the best attorney you could get. So if anyone needs an excellent attorney I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Danielle | February 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
JHensley
Jim is dependable and truthful. He makes himself available, approachable, and presentable. I always appreciate his help and his time!
Posted by Crystal | February 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding service
Mr. Hensley and his assistant was very quick to action on getting things done in my case. They we very accessible at any time if we had questions and went above and beyond on getting things taken care of in a timely manner.
Posted by Brian | February 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Time of need
My wife and I can't say enough good things and Jim and his services. He has never been too busy to take our calls or guide us through what we didn't understand. We have had very good results and would recommend him to anyone that needs help legally. Thank you Jim, you will always be our first call.
Posted by AA | February 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
If you need an Attorney who Goes ABOVE and BEYOND then you need Mr. Hensley. He will always answer his phone and return your emails. He has accommodated his working hours to fit peoples schedules like us who work the normal business hours and cant take off work to meet with an attorney. His staff is extremely professional and will be there for you and your family. When Jim says he will be your "lawyer for life" he means it with all his heart! Thank you Hensley Law Firm for being there for us!
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Posted by Randy | January 6, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Service
James was very responsive to my request for advice. My situation was unusual and he provided options, pros and cons for each, and details that gave me what I needed to make a decision which was the right one. He was friendly and listened to what I had to say. Professional and helpful
Posted by Shanna | November 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
Mr Hensley is an amazing and outstanding lawyer. He goes above and beyond. He was always available anytime and extremely responsive to calls, texts, emails, etc. He was always available anytime I needed him. Always helpful and there to answer any questions or concerns I had. He is very timely, responsive, courteous, dedicated, knowledgeable, and professional. Mr. Hensley and his team are top notch and a truly one of a kind law firm. I highly recommend Mr Hensley! 10/10 recommend!
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Posted by Susie | November 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very friendly
Mr. Hensley was outstanding! He got the job done and was available for our many questions and worries during our court case. He was so calm and kept us calm and knew exactly what he was doing. Highly recommend him!
Posted by Whitney | November 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life Changing Experience
Mr. Hensley and his staff went above and beyond in answering my calls, texts, and emails to calm my nerves. They listened and let me know that my concerns were valid. Mr. Hensley answered my calls no matter the time of day or night and worked hard to ensure that our process was not only timely but extremely effective and we won. My children and I will always hold Mr. Hensley and Ms. Kellie near and dear to our hearts for a job well done. Five stars isn't a high enough rating for the hard work, honesty, dedication, and peace of mind that they provided for my family.
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Posted by Jim | October 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job well done
Both Mr Hensley and Ms Huggs we’re both very helpful during this time. They were both always there for me. I thank them both very much and would recommend they highly.
Posted by Hunter | August 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
I came to Mr. Hensley for help with my case. He was quick, responsive, professional and overall a great lawyer to represent me! 10/10 recommend.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2004.

Reprimand issued in AR, 2004
updated on 01/07/2014

This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the public in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Innocence Project
  • 2000 - Present
  • President
  • Hensley Law Firm, P.A.
  • 1999 - Present

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of Arkansas - Little Rock
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • Bagwell v. State of Arkansas
  • The Bagwell Rule established for Arkansas

Associations

  • Faulkner County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
  • Instument-rated Pilot
  • 2003 - Present
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • White County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Lonoke Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Arkansas Supreme Court
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • American Sign Language

Awards

  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Cabot Star Herald
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • High Schools and Clubs
  • Criminal Law & Family Law
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (20)
Endorse James
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Jim more than 10 years ago when he was opposing counsel on a case I had. Jim was a tough, smart and committed lawyer who represented his client very well. At the same time, he was pleasant to work with, trustworthy and professional. Since that time we have had a few things together and he even served as special judge in a domestic relations case I had in another county. Jim was fair, objective and knowledgeable as a judge. Jim is a great guy and an awesome attorney who is truly committed to serving his clients."
Family Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Jim on several cases and would recommend him. He knows the law and is responsive to his clients' needs."
Real estate Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Jim on a matter and was impressed with how courteous and responsive he was. He is a great advocate for his clients and I highly recommend him as an Arkansas attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although I do not know Mr. Hensley personally, his weekly updates on Arkansas appellate decisions are a tremendous service to the legal community. It is clear that he understands the law and he is able to communicate his understanding in a clear, understandable, and—perhaps most importantly—engaging way."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hensley is truly dedicated to his clients and the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great guy, cares about his clients. Call him today."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a renowned lawyer and advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He files every pre trial motion possible and is not afraid to go to trial if he needs to."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a talented advocate with outstanding work ethic."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am privileged to endorse Jim Henlsey as an outstanding criminal defense/family law attorney. Jim is one of the finest, if the not THE finest, attorneys of my acquaintance. He prepares thoroughly for every case and his trial skills are unparalleled. He is a credit to the Arkansas Bar."
General practice Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've worked with Jim as an opposing counsel and as counsel for clients charged as co-defendants. I've found him to be a conscientious lawyer that cares about the quality of service he provides his clients and strives to obtain the best results possible for them."
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