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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.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    14 years, 3.5 thousand cases



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Wilkinson Law Firm

700 S. Walton Blvd., Suite 2
Bentonville, AR, 72712

Rogers, AR

Fayetteville, AR

Springdale, AR



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Recognition and Appreciation AwardChildrens Advocacy Center2008
Award of ExcellenceOklahoma State Bureau of Investigation2005
Shining Star AwardChildren's Advocacy Center2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/ALaw Office of Shane Wilkinson2008 - Present
Chief Deputy ProsecutorBenton County Prosecutor's Office2004 - 2008
Senior Trial AttorneyBenton County Prosecutor's Office2002 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Northwest Medical Hospital Ethics BoardBoard Member2004 - Present
Arkansas Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Benton County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Aspatore Book publicationInside The Minds: Transitioning From Prosecutor To Defense Attorney2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of Arkansas - FayettevillePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Equal Justice: Investigation and Prosecution of Child AbuseHow to Try a Child Abuse Case2008
Finding WordsCrawford v. Washington: How to Get a Child's Statement Heard2007
Arkansas Prosecutor Coordinator's Semi-Annual CLEHearsay2007
Finding WordsHow to Corroborate a Statement2006
Finding WordsCorroboration of a Child's Statement2005
Finding WordsHearsay: Crawford v. Washington2005