J. Blake Hendrix was born in Memphis and raised in Little Rock, where he graduated from Catholic High School for Boys.
After attending the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, he received his law degree from the University of Arkansas in 1986.
He then served as an Assistant Arkansas Attorney General and, for the past twenty-two years, has devoted his practice to criminal defense, specializing in complex criminal litigation, including white-collar and death penalty defense.
In 2012, he was awarded the Abolitionist of the Year in Beverly Hills, CA, by Death Penalty Focus and was appointed by the Arkansas Speaker of the House to the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission.
He has been named to the Best Lawyers in America in criminal defense each year since 2006.
EducationJ.D, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, 1986 B.A., University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, 1983
Bar AdmissionsArkansas, Federal District Courts of Arkansas, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of the United States
Memberships and Activities
Arkansas Bar Association - Criminal Law Section (past Chair), Editorial Board for Handbooks, Time Standards Task Force; Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - past Vice-President and Editor-in-Chief; Criminal Justice Act Panel (past national representative); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission.