James W. "Jim" Wyatt

James W. "Jim" Wyatt

Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Phone:
501-377-9568
888-758-4887
Fax:
501-375-7943
Email:

Born in Searcy, Arkansas, Jim Wyatt moved to North Little Rock, Arkansas in 1983, where he graduated from North Little Rock Northeast High School. After attending college at the University of Arkansas, Jim moved back to Little Rock to attend the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law. Jim and his wife moved back to North Little Rock, where they are raising their two children. When not practicing law, Jim enjoys cycling, snow skiing, hunting and playing golf.

Jim has argued before the Arkansas Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit. He has served as special judge in Pulaski County District Courts and Pulaski County Circuit Court, and has been a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) speaker at criminal law seminars. Jim serves as lead counsel in capital murder death penalty cases, as well as in all other felony cases across the state of Arkansas. In addition to his state court practice, Jim also practices in federal court. He has handled a wide range of federal criminal cases, including drug cases, white collar fraud and federal health care fraud. 

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1995
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2011

Education

  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • J.D.
  • University of Arkansas at Fayetteville
    • B.A. - 1990

Representative Cases

  • Osburn v. State, 2009 Ark. 390 (2009)
  • James Aaron Miller v. State of Arkansas, 375 Ark. 176 (2008)
  • Stivers v. State, 76 Ark. App. 93 (2001)

Classes/Seminars

  • Spoke at: AACDL’s Death Penalty Seminar (October, 2011)
  • Spoke at: AACDL’s Annual Meeting (June, 2010)
  • Spoke at: AADCL’s Annual Meeting (June, 2009)
  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE) speaker at criminal law seminars

Honors and Awards

  • BV® Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President, 2008 - 2009
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President-Elect, 2007 - 2008
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Secretary/Treasurer, 2006 - 2007
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2005 - 2006
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Defense Division, Chair, 1995 - 1996
  • Death Penalty Qualified by Arkansas Public Defender Commission

Past Employment Positions

  • C.J.A., U.S. District Court, Panel Attorney

Pro Bono Activities

  • Rotary Club of Little Rock—Club 99