Montgomery
Wyatt Hardy, PLC

Criminal, Family and Probate Law

Montgomery
Wyatt Hardy, PLC

Criminal, Family and Probate Law

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James W. “Jim” Wyatt

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Little Rock, AR

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James W. "Jim" Wyatt
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James W. "Jim" Wyatt
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James W. "Jim" Wyatt
Rated by Super Lawyers


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James W. "Jim" Wyatt
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Jim is a life long Arkansan. Born in Searcy, Arkansas, Jim moved to North Little Rock, Arkansas in 1983, where he graduated from North Little Rock Northeast High School. After graduating college from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Jim moved back to Little Rock to attend the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (Bowen) School of Law. After law school, Jim moved back to North Little Rock where he raised his two children. When not practing law, Jim enjoys hunting, fishing, playing golf and kayaking the Buffalo River.

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

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, Fayetteville
    • B.A. - 1990

Representative Cases

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

Classes/Seminars

  • PCBA "Last Chance" CLE, Pulaski County Bar Association, 2021
  • Tactical Trial Training, Ark. Assoc. of Crim. Defense Lawyers, 2018
  • Closing Argument, Ark. Assoc. of Crim. Defense Lawyers, 2015
  • Federal Guidelines & Sentencing, Ark. Assoc. of Crim. Defense Lawyers, 2014
  • Death Penalty Seminar, Ark. Assoc. of Crim. Defense Lawyers, 2011

Honors And Awards

  • Super Lawyers - 10 Year Recognition
  • Distinquished Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating

Professional Associations

  • Pulaski County Bar Association, President, 2019 to 2021
  • Pulaski County Bar Association, President-Elect, 2018 to 2019
  • Pulaski County Bar Association, Secretary/Treasurer, 2017 to 2018
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - President 2008-2009 and 2016-2017
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Secretary/Treasurer 2006-2007
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Board Member 2005-2006
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - President's Award 2005-2006 and 2009-2010
  • William R. Overton American Inn of Court

Pro Bono Activities

  • Rotary Club of Little Rock—Club 99