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Brad J. Williams

DUI/DWI  Law Qualifications

    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.

        Mr. Williams and Mr. Bennett are TWO of ONLY THREE defense lawyers in Arkansas with this training.

    "Mastering Scientific Evidence" presented by the National College for DUI Defense (2012 - New Orleans, LA)

    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.

    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).

    "Mastering Scientific Evidence" presented by the National College for DUI Defense (2011 - New Orleans, LA)

    2010 DUI Training ("Taking Care of Business") presented by the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2010 - Tunica, MS)

    "Mastering Scientific Evidence" presented by the National College for DUI Defense (2010 - New Orleans, LA)

    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 anaylysis of the theory and science underlying the EC/IR II breathalyzer.

    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).

    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).

        Mr. Williams and Mr. Bennett are the FIRST AND ONLY defense lawyers in Arkansas with this training.

    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.

    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.

    "Mastering Scientific Evidence" presented by the National College for DUI Defense (2009 - New Orleans, LA)

    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.

    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).

        Mr. Williams and Mr. Bennett are the FIRST AND ONLY defense lawyers in Arkansas with this training.

    Graduate of the prestigious Trial Practice Institute of the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer University School of Law (2008 - Macon, GA)

    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).

    "Mastering Scientific Evidence" presented by the National College for DUI Defense (2008 - Dallas, TX)

    

Professional Assocations

    National College for DUI Defense

    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association

    American Immigration Lawyers Association

    Arkansas Bar Association

Awards

    2012 Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star.

    2012 Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers.

    2011 Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star

    2010 Mid-South Super Lawyers Rising Star

Speaking/Training Engagements

    Speaker on "Start to Finish:  Defending DWI Cases," Arkansas Bar Association (Arkansas Bar Center, Little Rock, AR - November15, 2012).

    Speaker on "DWI Law:  Learning the Fundamentals First," Arkansas Bar Association, Solo & Small Firm Conference (DeGray State Park Lodge, Bismarck, AR - September 21, 2012).

    Speaker on "DWI Drugs:  Beating the DRE and the Chemical Sample."  Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association.  2012 Annual Convention (Eureka Springs, AR - May 3, 2012).

    Speaker on "Down & Dirty Ways to Cross Examine a DRE."  Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  Racing for Justice XI Seminar (Hot Springs, AR - March 9, 2012).

    Co-instructor of Standardized Field Sobriety Test Practicioner Course (Little Rock, AR - November 10, 2011)

    Speaker and Participant at the DWI Mock Trial held at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law (August 12-13, 2011)

    Guest Host on the DWI Episode of Law Call on KTHV (CBS) (Aired July 3, 2011)

    Speaker on "Standardized Field Sobriety Tests" for the Lonoke County Bar Association (Lonoke, AR - 2010)

Publications

    Williams, Brad. J., Trends in DUI Discovery:  Leading Lawyers on Developing Effective and Innovative Discovery Practices for DUI Cases (2012 Ed.) Thomas Reuters/Aspatore, 2012.

    "The Drug Recognition Expert Training Program:  A 12-Step Program That Needs a 12-Step Program." ATLA Docket.  Fall 2010.

    "The First Choice in the Last Line of Defense."  Mid-South Super Lawyers 2010.

Bar Admissions

    Arkansas, 2004

    United States District Court, Eastern & Western Districts, 2005

    United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2005