William McShane Bridgforth

William McShane Bridgforth: Attorney with Ramsay, Bridgforth, Robinson and Raley LLP AV stamp icon
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Shane is a partner in the law firm of Ramsay, Bridgforth, Robinson and Raley LLP and joined the law firm in 1990. For more than 21 years, Shane has represented clients in personal injury litigation, commercial litigation, products liability litigation, agricultural litigation and other areas of complex litigation including cases involving wrongful death, condemnation, real property and insurance disputes. Shane's litigation experience includes numerous jury trials in counties across the State of Arkansas and in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Shane has experience handling appeals in cases before the Arkansas Court of Appeals, Arkansas Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. His clients range from individuals, farmers, small businesses and national companies who desire their cases to be effectively handled and who want the experience of a trial lawyer who can try their cases in court when necessary.

After graduating from Pine Bluff High School in 1983, Shane obtained a B.S. degree in business from Louisiana Tech University in 1987. Shane graduated from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate in 1990. While in law school he served as an officer in Phi Delta Phi and received the American Jurisprudence Award for having earned the highest marks of all third year law students in Trial Advocacy. Shane was selected to serve on the U.A.L.R. School of Law moot court team and was successful in competitions against students from other states' law schools.

Shane has been active in the Arkansas Bar Association and his community. He is a member of the Jefferson County Bar Association, Arkansas Bar Association and American Bar Association. Shane served on the House of Delegates of the Arkansas Bar Association from 1994 - 1996 and on the Executive Council of the Arkansas Bar Association in 1997. Shane served on the Board of Directors of the Center for Arkansas Legal Services from 1992 - 2000. In 2011, Shane was appointed to the Board of the Arkansas Access to Justice Foundation, and currently serves as Vice-President. In 2012, Shane was appointed by the Arkansas Supreme Court to serve on the Arkansas Supreme Court Committee on Model Jury Instructions - Civil. He has also been active in serving his local community having frequently served on organization boards and committees, including the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, the Pine Bluff Child Center, Inc., the Economic Development Alliance of Jefferson County, and the Greater Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce. Shane was recently honored to receive the VOCALS of Jefferson County 2011 Attorney of the Year Award.

Shane is licensed to practice in all of the courts in Arkansas, including the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Shane is also licensed to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. Shane is rated AV Preeminent by the Martindale-Hubbell ® PEER REVIEW RATINGS™ system.

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability Litigation
  • Agricultural Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Condemnation
  • Real Property
  • Insurance Disputes

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
870-663-4177  Phone
(870) 535-8544  Fax
University Attended:
Louisiana Tech University, B.S., Business, 1987
Law School Attended:
University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1990
Year of First Admission:
United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit; 1990, Arkansas; United States Supreme Court
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
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  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Pine Bluff, Arkansas

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    11th Floor, Simmons First National Bank Building P.O. Box 8509
    Pine Bluff, AR 71611-8509

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