Bill Stanley attended Arkansas State University, where he lettered in football for four years. He received his B.S. in Accounting in 1989 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 1991. He is licensed to practice in Arkansas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts in Arkansas. Bill has been practicing in Jonesboro since 1995. Bill has achieved distinction as a trial lawyer and is recognized as one of the state's top criminal defense lawyers. Bill has also received recognition as Best Lawyers in America in Criminal Defense. Bill works with several different legal associations and served on the Board of Governors for the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association from 1996" 2014. In the community, Bill is active in the ASU Letterman's Club and serves on the Board of the Red Wolf Foundation.
Million Dollar Advocates Forum National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys (10 Best in Client Satisfaction) American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (10 Best in Client Satisfaction) Rue Ratings Best Attorneys in America