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Bill Stanley

Bill Stanley attended Arkansas State University, where he lettered in football for four years. He received his B.S. in Accounting in 1989 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1991.

He is licensed to practice in Arkansas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts in Arkansas. Bill has been practicing in Jonesboro since 1995.

Bill has achieved distinction as a trial lawyer and is recognized as one of the state's top criminal defense lawyers. Bill has also received recognition as Best Lawyers in America in Criminal Defense.

Bill works with several different legal associations and served on the Board of Governors for the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association from 1996 – 2014. In the community, Bill is active in the ASU Letterman's Club and serves on the Board of the Red Wolf Foundation.

He is also a member of:

  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys (10 Best in Client Satisfaction)
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (10 Best in Client Satisfaction)
  • Rue Ratings Best Attorneys in America
Bill Stanley

Jared Woodard

Jared attended Arkansas State University and lettered in golf for four years. He received his B.S. in Marketing Management in 2001 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2004.

He is licensed to practice in Arkansas and Kentucky and United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Jared has helped injured persons and their families through numerous settlements and trial verdicts, including several individual settlements exceeding one million dollars ($1,000,000). Jared is a 2009 graduate of the International Association of Defense Counsel Trial Academy at Stanford University and has been practicing in Jonesboro since 2004.

Jared is active in the legal community as a member of several legal associations. He is the pro bono counsel for the NEA Humane Society and an Arkansas Volunteer Lawyer for the Elderly. He's been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers – Rising Stars since 2014 and is a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

In the community, Jared is an active member on the St. Jude Super Bowl Extravaganza committee, and he serves as a board member for the Arkansas State Intercollegiate Tournament and the Simmons Bank Young Professionals Advisory Board. He is also the former president of the Downtown Jonesboro Association.

He and his wife Lindsey have one son, Brown McAlister Woodard and one daughter, Bentley Elizabeth Woodard.