Shane is the founding attorney of The Ethridge Law Firm
2019/2020 President of the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
B.A. History- Minors in Religious Studies/Political Science- University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Juris Doctor- University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
United States District Court, Eastern and Western District of Arkansas
United States Bankruptcy Court- Eastern and Western District of Arkansas
I have worked extensively in litigation based areas of the legal field. During law school I gained valuable experience from the lawyers I was fortunate enough to clerk for. My first clerking experience was with James & House, P.A. in Little Rock, Arkansas. While at James & House, I worked cases dealing with construction law, zoning law, and white collar crimes. After James & House I became a Rule 15 Clerk with the Pulaski County Public Defender's Office. As a Rule 15 clerk I was allowed to represent individuals in Arkansas courts as long as I had another member of the Public Defender's Office with me. It was during this time that I gained valuable courtroom experience. Finally, I clerked for J. Sky Tapp at Tapp Law Offices in Hot Springs, Arkansas. I was fortunate enough to work on many matters ranging from researching and writing appellate briefs, drafting correspondence to courts, and drafting numerous pleadings.
After passing the bar I became an associate at Tapp Law Offices in Hot Springs where I furthered my knowledge of litigation based practice with the help of Mr. Tapp. After leaving Tapp Law Offices I started the Ethridge Law Firm and shared an office here in Hot Springs with Luke Graham. During that time I spent 1 year as a part time deputy public defender in the 16th Judicial District in northern Arkansas. 5 years as a Deputy Public Defender and then Managing Public Defender in the 18W Judicial District covering Montgomery and Polk couties.
I am married to my beautiful wife Bethany and we have an adorable daughther named Sophie. When I have free time I enjoy hunting, fishing, and playing golf. I also can be found watching the Arkansas Razorbacks whenever and wherever they may be playing. I appreciate you taking the time to view this website and I hope that you will allow me to help you with your legal issue. I understand that when life causes you to need an attorney it usually is not a happy time, but I want you to know that I will strive to make certain that you have the best experience possible because you allowed me to represent you in your time of need.