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Shane Mitchell Wilkinson

Sex crime Attorney at Bentonville, AR

4.9   28 reviews

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About Shane

Learn Shane’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    Shane Wilkinson dedicates his entire practice to criminal defense. He has handled well over 3000 felony cases. He has had numerous successful jury verdicts in cases ranging from DWI to Capital Murder.

    21 years, 5,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

  3. Expungement
    20%

  4. Sex crime
    20%

  5. Violent crime
    20%

First and foremost, Mr. Wilkinson is an experienced and successful trial  lawyer. Mr. Wilkinson is the former Chief Deputy Prosecutor for Benton County, Arkansas. He was promoted to Chief Deputy after serving as the Senior Trial Attorney for the Benton County, Arkansas office for a number of years. His entire career has been focused solely on criminal law. Mr. Wilkinson handles only criminal cases. He does not handle divorces, custody, or civil litigation. He has handled every kind of criminal case imaginable ranging from misdemeanors to Capital Murder cases. This includes DWI's aggravated robberies, kidnappings, thefts, all types of drug cases big and small, and all types of murder cases. He has not only handled all types of cases, but has have successfully tried numerous cases to juries. He has real courtroom and jury trial experience. He has also given numerous statewide and national presentations to hundreds of lawyers on how to handle various aspects of criminal cases.

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Licensed for 20 years
State AR
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 12/05/2022

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

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Wilkinson Law Firm
700 S. Walton Blvd., Suite 2
Bentonville, AR, 72712
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Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Wilkinson was very prompt in getting me a permission letter from the judge to go outside of the country, since I was still on probation. He is very professional, and I would definitely recommend him for his services.
Posted by Shevin | March 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grade A Representation
Unfortunately i found myself on the wrong side of the law in benton county after taking necessary action to defend myself and a third party. I was arrested and wrongly charged with a malicious amount of felony charges that i was innocent of. Long story short, shane took the time to listen to my side of the story. Although he was skeptical of the case, he accepted my case, and believed my side the story. Had i been charged with all 12 felonious accusations, i have no doubt i would be sitting in prison right now. I took a huge loss. Lost my home, business, assets, and nearly my whole mind funding my fight of being wrongly accused in benton county. I never spoke a word to the judge. Less than 10 court dates later, charges are dismissed, and my case is closed. Theres no question who to call for a high level case. He has my vote every time. He is worth every penny, becuase he earns every one of them.
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Posted by Casey | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The. Best.
Shane really is THE best. I appreciated his aggressive style in that he was proactive for my best interests. His experience and network within the system is invaluable for his clients. Don't let some half skilled (often half priced for a reason) attorney have your future in their hands. Go with the best...get the best results. So glad I did just that.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Solid, professional, and responsive guidance throughout the process
We were looking for legal services and found Shane to be the "total package". His previous experiences as a prosecutor, followed by years of defending clients, and strong relationships with key stakeholders in northwest AR proved to be a compelling and powerful combination of strengths that are rarely found in one person. Shane walked us through the process, potential scenarios, and what each one could mean for us. He was incredibly knowledgeable, transparent, responsive, and a great communicator throughout the journey. I would recommend him again and again.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Lawyer
Very knowledgeable, was a big help on what steps we need to take to get through a very though time. Had our back we we needed it.
Posted by Marla | February 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Choose Shane
If you are facing criminal charges, calling Shane is the first thing you need to do. Then, you can put your mind at ease knowing you have obtained the absolute best counsel. Shane helped me a great deal by creating options in my case that were not initially available. He and his office are knowledgeable, prompt, and helpful. I would recommend Shane to anyone who wants to be respected and represented.
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Posted by Jerry | February 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shane Wilkinson- Great Lawyer!
If you or a loved one is in need of a criminal defense attorney, I highly recommend the services of the Wilkinson Law Firm in Bentonville. When my Brother-in-law was arrested in Siloam Springs and booked into the Benton County Jail, my wife and I were shocked and scared and worried that didn’t know who to turn to. We live thousands of miles away, so we didn’t have any local contacts. We were quite fortunate to find the Wilkinson Law Offices and we are very happy that we secured their representation for my wife’s brother. Shane Wilkinson is very knowledgeable about both the law and the local court procedures, but he is still very personable and easy to talk to. Shane is hard-working and always diligent, but he still finds the time to respond to all of our questions, either via email or via a telephone chat. Shane is well-known and well-respected in the local legal community and Courts, but he fought hard to get our out-of-town relative the best deal possible under the circumstances. I am convinced that if we had retained a different attorney, the outcome would not have been as favorable. Shane shepherded our relative through the process with a gentle hand, showing as much flexibility as possible, and he managed to get him the absolute best deal possible from the Court. The prosecutor was quite invested in this case and I feel that if we had hired a lesser defense attorney, there is no way that our relative would have gotten the deal that he got. Shane Wilkinson helped my brother-in-law, and our entire family, deal with a very difficult situation in the most positive way possible and he brought it to a good outcome. I highly recommend the services of the Wilkinson Law Firm.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable. Influential.
Within minutes of taking over my case from my previous attorney, Shane was getting results. He received paperwork and contact information that the other attorney had requested for weeks. Shane is known and highly respected in Arkansas courts. Shane was very thorough in his review of my case and the outcome was overwhelmingly positive.
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Posted by Steve | February 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Man of Honor, Integrity, and Justice
My son was falsely accused of a crime, a crime that could have destroyed his life forever, a crime that could have put him in jail for many years if it had not been for Shane Wilkinson. We set a meeting with Shane, and told him our plight, after an hour of discussion we knew he was the right man to defend, support, and win true JUSTICE for our son. Shane is extremely smart about law and the psychology of people, he uses knowledge from past cases to develop the best plan of attack to give you the best chances to win your case. Shane puts himself in the shoes of the defendant and is extremely protective of them and their family. Shane is empathetic and supportive which greatly helps off set the deep mental anguish and constant fatigue that occurs when a loved one is getting ham strung by the judicial system for weeks, months, or even years. Shane was available 24/7 through out the entire process. After 5 months Shane, to the relief of our entire family,, was able to get the my sons case dismissed. If we did not have Shane the case could have drug on for years, if you want the best representation for yourself or some one you love Shane Wilkinson is your man. There are none better, thank you again Shane for saving my sons life, it would not have happened without you and your team.
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Posted by Ray | February 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shane is an outstanding lawyer
I hired Shane for a second class felony charge and my case was dismissed at the end. Shane is an extremely knowledgeable lawyer in the criminal area. He is very thoughtful and up to the point. The good thing about Shane is that he listens and thinks and then he will find a way to help you. In my opinion he is not only the best lawyer in the town he is also the best in nation.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shane is a miracle worker.
We brought Shane a felony case that could have carried a life sentence. He worked and stayed in communication with the prosecution and got the charge reduced and in turn the sentence was only a few years.
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Comfort in chaos
Life threw me a curve I never predicted. Thanks to the help of Shane and his staff, I was able to breath again. The ability to keep a consistent flow of communication and knowing what to expect were very gratifying. Being understood and as if I were the only one being represented kept me knowing I had made the best choice for legal representation. Definitely recommend for anyone in any circumstance.
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Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Impressive Law Firm
In the last year I have used attorneys Michael Armstrong and Randall Wakefield. Mr. Armstrong took care of my immediate needs without hesitation. The results were outstanding. Mr. Wakefield did our Will & Trust promptly. He give us input that we would have never thought of. I am so glad that I found both attorneys in the same firm. They did a great job. They were both very knowledgeable and professional. I would highly recommend Wilkinson Law Firm.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal Questions
Spoke to Mr Wilkinson regarding my brother's criminal situation. He was very professional and knowledgeable in the criminal area. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2014
Considered the best amongst his peers
I hired Shane when my son found himself in deep trouble. The result wasn't just good, it was perfect. When a lawyer is in trouble, they know who is best, and I know of at least three other lawyers that have hired Shane for themselves or their family. There is a reason for that. he is highly respected for his trial skills, his knowledge of the system, and his honesty. There isn't anyone around with more credibility with the local Judges than Shane.
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Posted by Anthony | August 14, 2013
Saved my job, and my life
Mr. Wilkinson came highly recommended by another attorney who knew this was serious for me. If I was convicted, my job was gone. That would have devastated me and more importantly my family. If you really want to know who is the best, ask around the profession. He is considered the best amongst his peers, trust me. He was honest with me from day 1. He told me the only promise he would make is that he knew what he was doing and would work hard. He did exactly that and saved me and my family. He is the best.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2013
THE excellent criminal lawyer
I strongly recommend him as a criminal lawyer. If he accept your case, it means that he can help you.
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2013
I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND SHANE!
We live in another state, but needed a lawyer for a family member. I cannot say enough about how happy we were with his professionalism, intelligence, and also his caring attitude. He remembers every detail and is highly intelligent. He could tell that I was nervous, and always tried to make me feel at ease about the situation. Shane obtained the best results possible, as he said he would. This man has been a blessing to our family. I cannot say enough about how happy we were with what he did for us. I thank God we found Shane.
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Posted by Chris | October 18, 2012
BEST IN STATE!!
I hired Mr. Wilkinson for a high profile case. He was referred by several other attorneys due to the serious nature of my charges. I had two different attorneys tell me that they would hire them if they were in trouble. I had another attorney tell me that he had actually represented their kid. I was looking for the best and he is the best. My charges ended up being dismissed due to his thorough investigation. During one particluar hearing, it was as if he was the only person in the room that knew what was going on. His confidence and skill were both apparent and completely overshadowed the other attorney. He embarrassed them but remained professional.
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Posted by John | October 18, 2012
Best Attorney in the Area, Period.
I have used several law firms in the past on several different issues. I can tell you without hesitation that Mr. Wilkinson, his firm, and his staff were far superior than any other firm that I have encountered. You can believe if Mr. Wilkinson tells you something, its will happen. He is very straightforward and flat out gets things done. He isnt the cheapest attorney, but sometimes you simply get what you pay for.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Law Office of Shane Wilkinson
  • 2008 - Present
  • Chief Deputy Prosecutor
  • Benton County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Senior Trial Attorney
  • Benton County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2002 - 2004

Education

  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • State v. Ogborn
  • Not Guilty on all charges
  • State of Arkansas v. S.
  • dismissed
  • State of Arkansas v. Taylor
  • dismissed
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Associations

  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Northwest Medical Hospital Ethics Board
  • Board Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Benton County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • 5.0 out of 5.0 Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Recognition and Appreciation Award
  • Childrens Advocacy Center
  • 2008
  • Award of Excellence
  • Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation
  • 2005
  • Shining Star Award
  • Children's Advocacy Center
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Aspatore Book publication
  • Inside The Minds: Transitioning From Prosecutor To Defense Attorney
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Equal Justice: Investigation and Prosecution of Child Abuse
  • How to Try a Child Abuse Case
  • 2008
  • Finding Words
  • Crawford v. Washington: How to Get a Child's Statement Heard
  • 2007
  • Arkansas Prosecutor Coordinator's Semi-Annual CLE
  • Hearsay
  • 2007
  • Finding Words
  • How to Corroborate a Statement
  • 2006
  • Finding Words
  • Corroboration of a Child's Statement
  • 2005
  • Finding Words
  • Hearsay: Crawford v. Washington
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A straight shooter..."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I was a law clerk while Shane was a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, he was one of my favorites to work with!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shane is an outstanding lawyer. I highly recommend his servces."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Bentonville Sex crime Lawyer Shane Mitchell Wilkinson
Shane Mitchell Wilkinson
Sex crime Attorney
Bentonville, AR
Licensed for 20 years
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