JBW Portrait 2014

Jay B. Williams

Practice Areas: Banking Law; Real Estate Law; Commercial Litigation; Collections; Corporate Law; Elder Law, including Wills, Trusts and Probate Law; Municipal Law; and General Practice.

Representative clients include Arvest Bank; Grand Savings Bank; Centennial Bank; Today’s Bank; The Corner Stone Bank (Southwest City, Missouri);  the City of Highfill, Arkansas; and the City of Elm Springs, Arkansas. The firm also represents many small entities throughout Northwest Arkansas.

Jay B. Williams has held an AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory since 1994.

*Under the Martindale-Hubbell rating system, the letter A signifies a legal ability rating of very high to preeminent; the letter V signifies a general recommendation rating of very high. 

Admitted: Oklahoma, 1983;  Arkansas, 1990; Missouri, 2013.  Practice includes admissions in the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma; the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; and the Western District of Missouri.  Additional admissions include the United States Court of Appeals for the  Tenth Circuit Court and the United States Supreme Court.

Law School: University of Arkansas, J.D. 1982

Member: Arkansas,  Oklahoma and Missouri Bar Associations. Certified Public Accountant, Oklahoma, 1984.

Biography: Jay B. Williams has served as President of Williams Law Firm of Arkansas since 1993.  His is a general practice with an emphasis on representation of financial institutions in matters including regulatory issues; foreclosures and collections; creditor bankruptcy practice; and commercial litigation.  Significant cases include defense of lender liability suits and significant creditor representation in Chapter 7, 11, 12 and 13 bankruptcy proceedings. During the course of his practice he has both prosecuted and defended tort litigation cases, including defense of lender liability actions and has recovered favorable jury verdicts for injured clients in personal injury actions. Practice experience includes acting as lead attorney in numerous jury and non-jury trials in State and Federal Courts; and in prosecuting and defending civil appeals in State and Federal Courts.

Place of birth: Auburn, New York

Cases: Borst v. Bright Mortgage Co., 824 P.2d 1102 (Okla. 1991); Grubb v. FDIC, 868 F.2d 1151 (10th Cir. 1989); J.I. Case Credit Corp. v. Crites, 851 F.2d 309 (10th Cir. 1988); Foundation Telecommunications, Inc. v. Moe Studio, Inc., 16 S.W.3d 531 (Ark. 2000); Pritchett v. Evans       S.W.3d, 2013 Ark. App. 679 (2013).