John Wesley Hall Jr.

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Location:
Little Rock, Arkansas
Phone:
501-859-0013
866-621-4946
Fax:
501-378-0888
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • 95% Criminal Law
  • 5% Civil Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Litigation & Appeals

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Arkansas, 1973
  • District of Columbia, 1975
  • Tennessee, 1987
  • Nevada, 1993
  • New York, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Arkansas, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 1987
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1999
  • U.S. District Court District of Nevada, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1988
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1976

Education

  • University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Leflar Law Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas
    • J.D. - 1973
  • Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas
    • B.A. - 1970
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • Search and Seizure, First Edition, LCP, 1982; Second Edition, Vol. 1, 1991; Vol. 2, 1993: Third Edition, 2000, Lexis Law Publishing (Annual Supplement), supplemented at www.FourthAmendment.com
  • Shining the Light in the Darkness of Guantanamo: the U.S. Criminal Defense Bar Takes on the Un-American Military Commissions, Quebec J. Int'l L., 2010
  • Symposium, 5K1.1 to be Obtained by Perjury--What do, What to Do?, 7 Ohio St. J. Crim. L. 667, 2010
  • Professional Responsibility of the Criminal Lawyer, First Edition, LCP, 1987; Second Edition, Clark Boardman Callaghan (West Group), 1996 (Annual Supplement); Third Edition (West Group), 2004
  • Trial Handbook for Arkansas Lawyers, LCP; First Edition, 1986; Second Edition, 1993; Third Edition (West Group), 1998-Present; Fourth Edition (West Group) 1999-Present
  • Arkansas Guide to Executive Clemency, 2010
  • DNA, Understanding, Controlling and Defeating the New Evidence of the 90s (3 Volumes, Approx. 4,200 Pages), Co-Compiler and Co-Editor with B. Scheck and P. Neufeld, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1990
  • Arkansas Extradition Manual, Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association, 1978
  • Arkansas Prosecutors Trial Manual, Arkansas Prosecuting Attorneys Association, (Editor and Chapter Author), 1977
  • Essay, Government Surveillance of Attorney-Client Communications: Invoked in the Name of Fighting Terrorism, Geo. J. Legal Ethics, Vol. 17 No. 1, 2003
  • Handling Client Perjury After Nix v. Whiteside, A Criminal Defense Lawyers View, 42 Mercer Law Review 769 (symposium piece), 1991
  • Defensive Defense Lawyering or Defending the Criminal Defense Lawyer From the Client, 11 University of Arkansas Little Rock Law Journal 329 (1989) (reprinted in at least six publications, including 2 Criminal Practice Law Review 281 (1990) and on WESTLAW) (Best Article Award)
  • In Defense of the Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule-A Reply to Attorney General Smith, 6 University of Arkansas Little Rock Law Journal 227 (Best Contributor Award), 1984
  • The Prosecutors Subpoena Power, 33 Arkansas Law Review 122, 1979
  • Official Misconduct Under the Arkansas Criminal Code, 30 Arkansas Law Review 160, 1976
  • The Bounds of Prosecutorial Summation in Arkansas, 28 Arkansas Law Review 55, 1974
  • Occasional Columnist, Ethics and Criminal Practice Issues, The Champion, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Since 1990

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Legal Ethics and Search and Seizure, Continuing Legal Education /Over 100 presentations in Approx. 35 states, Canada, and The Hague, 1983 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law, Little Rock; 1985 and 1988
  • Lecturer, University of Arkansas Little Rock, Graduate School of Criminal Justice, 1991

Honors and Awards

  • Mid-South Super Lawyer, 2006 - 2011
  • NACDL's 22nd Annual Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award for Service to NACDL and the criminal defense bar, 2002
  • Champion of Justice Award, Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2003
  • Best Article, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Journal, 1989
  • Best of CLE Award, Arkansas Bar Association, 1997
  • Outstanding Contributor Award, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Journal, 1984
  • Best Lawyers in America , 2000 - 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member, 1990 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 1983 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Secretary, 2003 - 2004
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Treasurer, 2004 - 2005
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Second Vice-President, 2005 - 2006
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, First Vice-President, 2006 - 2007
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President-Elect, 2007 - 2008
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President, 2008 - 2009
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, 1989 - 1995
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors, 1997 - 2003
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Lawyers Assistance Strike Force, 1994 - 1997
  • International Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Board of Directors, 2002 - 2005
  • International Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Co-Draftsman, International Criminal Court Ethics Rules
  • International Criminal Bar, 2002 - Present
  • International Criminal Bar, Co-draftsman, International Criminal Court ethics rules
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 1983 - Present
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President, 1987 - 1989
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Charter Member
  • Arkansas Bar Association, House of Delegates, 1976 - 1979
  • International Society for the Reform of the Criminal Law
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, 1991 - 2011

Past Employment Positions

  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Little Rock, Arkansas, Career Criminal Division Chief, 1973 - 1979
  • Arkansas Supreme Court, Associate Justice Conley Byrd, Law Clerk, 1974