Brad J. Williams

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Conway, AR

Law Offices of Bennett & Williams
 | 701 Chestnut Street, Suite 200
Conway, AR 72032
Phone: 501-336-8788
Fax: 501-336-8708
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2010 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Portuguese
    Attorney Profile

    As the only lawyer in Arkansas to be authorized by the National College for DUI Defense's Board Certifying Authority as a DUI Defense Specialist, Brad J. Williams is a criminal law and DUI/DWI attorney, and managing partner at the Law Offices of Bennett & Williams. Fluent in Portuguese and English, he is also the only lawyer in the state designated as an ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist by the American Chemical Society's Chemistry and Law Division.

    Mr. Williams is admitted to practice in Arkansas and before the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. With almost 15 years of experience, he is an active speaker, instructor and presenter for organizations such as the Lonoke County Bar Association and the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

    In 2000, Mr. Williams graduated from Hendrix College with a Bachelor of Arts in history and a minor in economics. He then attended law school at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law. In 2004, he obtained his Juris Doctor.

    A founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, he is also a former faculty member of the National College for DUI Defense. Mr. Williams is actively involved in the legal community as a member of the Arkansas Bar Association, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Chemical Society.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 70%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 30%Criminal Defense
    Focus Areas

    DUI/DWI, Criminal Law

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 9 years

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2018

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    About Brad Williams

    Admitted: 2004, Arkansas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.bennwill.com/attorneys/brad-j-williams/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Speaker - "Liquid Courage:  How to Never Fear Your Client's Field Sobriety Test Results Again," Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, ATLA Webinar:  DUI Defense, Little Rock, AR - February 24, 2017
    • 2013 Little Rock's 100 Best Lawyers (Little Rock Soiree)
    • Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
    • Top 100 Arkansas Trial Lawyers (The National Trial Lawyers), 2017
    • "Top Attorney", Arkansas Life Magazine, 2017
    • Top 100 Arkansas Trial Lawyers (The National Trial Lawyers), 2013-2017
    • Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010-2017
    • Arkansas' Top Attorneys (Arkansas Life), 2017
    • Little Rock's Best Lawyers, Little Rock Soiree Magazine, 2014
    • Certificate of Appreciation, National College for DUI Defense, 2014
    • Certificate of Appreciation, National College for DUI Defense, 2016
    • Little Rock's Best Lawyers, Little Rock Soiree Magazine, 2015
    • Little Rock's Best Lawyers, Little Rock Soiree Magazine, 2012
    • Little Rock's Best Lawyers, Little Rock Soiree Magazine, 2013
    • Little Rock's Best Lawyers, Little Rock Soiree Magazine, 2016

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • "DWI Means Defend with Ingenuity" presented by the National College for DUI Defense (2014, Las Vegas, NV)
    • Graduate of the prestigious Trial Practice Institute of the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer University School of Law (2008 - Macon, GA)
    • "Mastering Scientific Evidence" presented by the National College for DUI Defense (2009 - New Orleans, LA), 2009
    • Summer Session at Harvard Law School presented by the National College for DUI Defense, 2016-2017, Cambridge, MA)
    • Board Certified DUI Defense Specialist   
    • Solid Dose Drug Analysis Course presented by the American Chemical Society and Axion Laboratories (2015 - Chicago, IL), 2015
    • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course (2008 - Dallas, TX). The same three (3) day training course given to police officers to qualify them to perform standardized field sobriety testing.  Recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), 2008
    • "Mastering Scientific Evidence" presented by the National College for DUI Defense 2016-2017
    • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Refresher Course (2011 - San Antonio, TX). The same three (3) day training course given to police officers to qualify them to perform standardized field sobriety testing.  Recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), 2011
    • Forensic Chromatography Course presented by the American Chemical Society and Axion Laboratories (2012 - Chicago, IL).  An advanced five (5) day course, covering the theories and principles underlying forensic chromatography, the process used to analyze blood and urine samples, 2012
    • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Course (2009 - Atlanta, GA). The same four (4) day training course given to police officers to qualify them to instruct and train other police officers and persons to perform standardized field sobriety testing. Recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), 2009
    • "Mastering Scientific Evidence" presented by the National College for DUI Defense (2015 - New Orleans, LA), 2015
    • Alco-Sensor FST Supervisor Certification presented by Intoximeters, Inc. of Saint Louis, MO (2009). This certification course covers the same material as the Operator course with the addition of the calibration of the Alco-Sensor FST, and it certifies the participant to supervise the operation of the Alco-Sensor FST, 2009
    • Forensic Chromatography II Course presented by the American Chemical Society and Axion Laboratories (2015 - Chicago, IL), 2015
    • Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Course for legal professionals (2008 - Atlanta, GA). A three (3) day overview of the course given to law enforcement officers trained to arrest individuals for "DWI Drugs.  Recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), 2008
    • "Mastering Scientific Evidence" presented by the National College for DUI Defense (2016 - New Orleans, LA), 2016
    • "Mastering Scientific Evidence" presented by the National College for DUI Defense (2011 - New Orleans, LA), 2011
    • Pharmacology / Toxicology Principles in the Courtroom: DUID and Drug Cases Seminar (2012 - Atlanta, GA). An advanced seminar taught by the country's preeminent experts in Pharmacological and Toxicological principles as they apply to representing persons accused of DWI - Drugs, 2012
    • "Mastering Scientific Evidence" presented by the National College for DUI Defense (2010 - New Orleans, LA), 2010
    • "Mastering Scientific Evidence" presented by the National College for DUI Defense (2014 - New Orleans, LA), 2014
    • Alco-Sensor FST Operator Certification presented by Intoximeters, Inc. of Saint Louis, MO (2009). The Alco-Sensor is a series of portable breathalyzers used by law enforcement.  This certification course covers the theory, operation, and maintenance of the Alco-Sensor FST model of breathalyzer and certifies the participant to operate the Alco-Sensor FST, 2009
    • ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer Scientist. In 2016, Mr. Williams became the first and ONLY lawyer in the State of Arkansas to be designated by the American Chemical Society's Chemistry and the Law Division as an ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer Scientist, 2016
    • Certification in Operation and Maintenance of BAC DataMaster (2009 - Mansfield, OH). The BAC DataMaster is the brand of "breathalyzer" that is currently used in the State of Arkansas.  However, it is currently being replaced by the Intoximeter EC/IR II.  This certification course at the BAC DataMaster factory in Mansfield, OH, covers the theory and science of evidential breath alcohol testing and certifies the participant to operate and perform essential diagnostic verifications and calibration checks on the BAC DataMaster, 2009
    • Board Certification, DUI Defense (National College for DUI Defense).  At the time of his certification, he was the first and only Board Certified DUI Attorney in the State of Arkansas, and one of only 51 attorneys in the United States, 2017
    • "Mastering Scientific Evidence" presented by the National College for DUI Defense (2008 - Dallas, TX), 2008
    • "Mastering Scientific Evidence" presented by the National College for DUI Defense (2012 - New Orleans, LA), 2012
    • Intoximeter EC/IR II Breathalyzer Device Course (2010 - Mount Magazine State Park, AR).  Starting in 2009, the EC/IR II has begun to replace the BAC DataMaster as the evidentiary breathalyzer used by law enforcement agencies in Arkansas.  This course provided an in-depth analysis of the theory and science underlying the EC/IR II breathalyzer, 2010
    • "Mastering Scientific Evidence" presented by the National College for DUI Defense (2013 - New Orleans, LA), 2013
    • Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) (2009 - Atlanta, GA). The same two (2) day training course given to police officers to qualify them to detect drugged drivers. Recognized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), 2009
    • Forensic Drug Analysis Course presented by the American Chemical Society and Axion Laboratories (2015 - Chicago, IL), 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Arkansas Bar Association
    • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2005
    • United States District Court, Eastern & Western Districts, 2005
    • Arkansas, 2004
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • American Immigration Lawyers Association
    • Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association
    • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • American Chemical Society
    • United States District Court, Eastern & Western Districts, 2005
    • DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Founding Member
    • National College for DUI Defense, Former Faculty Member
    • Arkansas, 2004
    • United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2005

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Faulkner County Boys & Girls Club, Board Member (2009-2010)
    • Arkansas Home Inspector Registration Board, Board Member (2006-2012)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "The First Choice in the Last Line of Defense."  Mid-South Super Lawyers 2010.
    • Guest Host - DWI Episode of Law Call on KTHV (CBS) (Aired July 3, 2011)
    • "The Drug Recognition Expert Training Program:  A 12-Step Program That Needs a 12-Step Program."  ATLA Docket.  Fall 2010.
    • Speaker, "Standardized Field Sobriety Tests," Lonoke County Bar Association (Lonoke, AR - 2010)
    • Speaker/Participant - DWI Mock Trial held at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law (August 12-13, 2011)
    • Arkansas Bar Association, Speaker, Start to Finish: Defending DWI Cases, 2012
    • Co-instructor - Standardized Field Sobriety Test Practitioner Course (Little Rock, AR - November 10, 2011)
    • Speaker - "Standardized Field Sobriety Tests or 'Stupid Human Tricks?'"  Arkansas Bar Association Annual Meeting (Hot Springs, AR - June 13, 2015)
    • Speaker - "Standardized Field Sobriety Tests or 'Stupid Human Tricks?'"  Pulaski County Bar Association, "DWI Institute:  My Case is a Wreck!" (UALR Law School, Little Rock, AR - October 2, 2015)
    • Speaker, DWI Law: Learning the Fundamentals First, Arkansas Bar Association, 2012
    • Arkansas Bar Association, Speaker, Start to Finish: Defending DWI Cases, 2013
    • Author, Leading Lawyers on Developing Effective and Innovative Discovery Practices for DUI Cases, Thomson Reuters / Aspatore, 2012
    • Author, Trends in DUI Discovery: The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases (2015 Ed.), Thomson Reuters/Aspatore, 2015
    • Speaker, DWI Nuggets, Arkansas Bar Association, 2015
    • Guest Lecturer, DWI Law & The 4th Amendment, UALR Law School, 2015
    • Speaker, Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Arkansas Association Of Women Lawyers, 2015
    • Pulaski County Bar Association, Speaker, Standardized Field Sobriety Tests or "Stupid Human Tricks?", 2015
    • Speaker, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing or "Stupid Human Tricks?", Arkansas Bar Association, 2015
    • Speaker, Start to Finish: Defending DWI Cases, Arkansas Bar Association, 2014
    • National College For DUI Defense, Speaker, Attacking the DRE, 2014
    • Speaker & Faculty Member, "DUI & Immigration," National College for DUI Defense - Summer Session, Harvard School of Law, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2016
    • Speaker, "DWI Nuggets," Arkansas Bar Association, 2016 Best of CLE Conference - Northwest, Fayetteville, Arkansas, 2016
    • This article discusses the history, procedures, and fundamental flaws of the DRE program as it is used in the attempt to detect drugged drivers, Author, The DRE Training Program: A 12 Step Program That Needs a 12 Step Program, ATLA Docket, 2010
    • Speaker, DWI Drugs: Beating the DRE and the Chemical Sample, Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, 2012
    • Speaker, Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, Lonoke County Bar Association, 2010
    • Guest Host, DWI Episode of Law Call, KTHV (CBS Affiliate), 2011
    • Speaker and Participant, DWI Mock Trial, University Of Arkansas At Little Rock, 2011
    • Speaker, Down & Dirty Ways to Cross Examine a DRE, Arkansas Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Guest Host on the DWI Episode of Law Call on KTHV (CBS) (Aired July 3, 2011), 2011
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (presented by The National Trial Lawyers), 2014
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (presented by The National Trial Lawyers), 2013
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (presented by The National Trial Lawyers), 2015
    • Top 40 Under 40 (presented by The National Lawyers), 2012
    • Top 100 Trial Lawyers (presented by The National Trial Lawyers), 2016

    Educational Background:

    • The Trial Practice Institute of the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer University School of Law (Macon, GA), 2008
    • Hendrix College, B.A. in History, 2000
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    701 Chestnut Street
    Suite 200
    Conway, AR 72032

    Phone: 501-336-8788

    Fax: 501-336-8708

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