Our Attorneys


Bill W. Bristow

Biography: graduated Lyon College suma cum laude, 1972; graduated Harvard Law School 1975; admitted to practice in the State of Arkansas, U.S. District Courts, and the United States Supreme Court; member Craighead County Bar Association and Arkansas Bar Association

Bill W. Bristow practices primarily in the areas of personal injury and criminal defense. Bill Bristow has been representing the families of Arkansas in legal cases for over 38 years, and he has built his practice on the principles of hard work and honesty. Bill Bristow has handled criminal defense cases across the State of Arkansas, several of which have garnered state and national media attention. Bill Bristow is routinely named by his peers as among the best attorneys in the State of Arkansas and has also been named one of the Best Attorneys in the United States.

Kristofer E. Richardson

Biography: graduated Lyon College, 1998; graduated from the University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law, 2001; Admitted to practice in Arkansas in 2001; member Craighead County Bar Association and Arkansas Bar Association

Kristofer E. Richardson practices primarily in the areas of workers compensation, social security disability, personal injury, and criminal defense. Kris Richardson has extensive experience in defending all aspects of criminal cases, including misdemeanor and felony charges, and in obtaining expungements or orders to seal an existing criminal record. Kris Richardson also handles injury cases, whether you are injured at work or in an accident. Kris Richardson works hard for his clients and tries to achieve the best result for each case, whether its through a negotiated settlement or trial.

Benjamin W. Bristow

Biography: graduated Lyon College, 2003; graduated with honors from the University of Arkansas Law School 2006; admitted to practice in the State of Arkansas 2006; Member Craighead County Bar Association and Arkansas Bar Association

Benjamin W. Bristow practices primarily in the areas of criminal defense, personal injury, and litigation involving the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Benjamin has extensive experience in defending all aspects of criminal cases, including misdemeanor and felony, and in obtaining expungements or orders to seal an existing criminal record. Benjamin has significant experience in representing parents and grandparents whose children are placed in foster care, and in representing individuals in administrative appeals of Child Maltreatment determinations. Benjamin Bristow works hard for each of his clients and always strives to achieve the best possible outcome for each specific case.

Areas of Practice


  • DUI / DWI Law

  • Criminal Law

  • Family Law

  • Personal Injury

  • Social Security Disability

  • Workers' Compensation

  • Wills and Estates