Experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys

Shaw & Elenbaas is an award winning law firm in Arkansas specializing in criminal defense cases.

Trust Us to Protect Your Rights

At Shaw & Elenbaas, we provide unparalleled legal counsel and representation to clients across Arkansas who have been confronted with criminal charges. With a combined experience of over 50 years, our team has earned a reputation for excellence in handling a wide range of criminal defense cases, from violent crimes to post-conviction relief. As members of prestigious legal associations and respected figures in the legal community, we bring a level of expertise and commitment that sets us apart.

Our Award Winning Attorneys

Partner

Lauren M. Elenbaas

Lauren M. Elenbaas was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 2008, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Lauren then attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, where she received a Juris Doctorate, with Honors, in 2013.

She has over ten years of experience in legal practice and has quickly made a name for herself. Having joined the Shaw Firm in 2015, Lauren is well-known across Arkansas for representation in violent crime, sex crimes, and mental health-related crimes. In 2021, she officially became a partner at Shaw & Elenbaas. She is a highly skilled criminal defense attorney with a track record of success, and she fights hard to protect her clients’ constitutional rights and secure their freedom.

Lauren has served as the President of the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and served as Chair of the Arkansas Bar Association – Criminal Law Section. She’s an adjunct professor of Law at the William H. Bowen School of Law and has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work. She’s available for public speaking engagements and CLE teaching in criminal law and ethics.

AWARDS
  • Arkansas Bar Criminal Law Chair (2021-2023)
  • Vice President of Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2020-2022)
  • President of Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2023-2024)
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award (2022)
  • Faulkner County Lifestyle Women’s Power List (2022)
  • Arkansas Money & Politics – Legal Elite Selection 2020, 2021
  • 501 Magazine 501DER Woman 2023 Selection 
  • National Trial Lawyers Top Criminal Defense Attorneys 2024
MEMBER
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Faulkner County Bar Association
LICENSED
  • Arkansas (2014)
  • United States District Court – E.D. Arkansas
  • United States District Court – W.D. Arkansas
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
AREAS OF PRACTICE
  • Criminal Defense – State and Federal
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Post-Conviction Relief
  • Financial Institution Representation
  • Corporate Garnishment Representation
  • Corporate Legal Process
  • Business Document Drafting
Attorney

Eric N. Wilson

Eric N. Wilson was born and raised in Faulkner County. He completed the Honors Program at the University of Central Arkansas before attending the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, where he graduated with Honors.

He spent 12 years as the paralegal for Frank Shaw before attending law school, giving him an unprecedented amount of real-world legal experience before his graduation. Eric has been a licensed and practicing attorney at Shaw & Elenbaas for over a year and has become known for representing clients in post-conviction issues, sealing/expungement, and medical marijuana advising.

Eric is a published author in publications such as Dr. Seuss and Philosophy, and he makes himself available for speaking engagements on the topic of Medical Marijuana (obtaining cards, laws, etc.).

MEMBER
  • Arkansas Bar Association
  • Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Faulkner County Bar Association
LICENSED
  • Arkansas (2020)
  • United States District Court – E.D. Arkansas
  • United States District Court – W.D. Arkansas
AREAS OF PRACTICE
  • Criminal Defense – State
  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Post-Conviction Relief
  • Sealing/Expungement
  • Business Document Drafting

What to Expect

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Initial Consultation:

Schedule a free consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys to discuss your case in detail.

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Case Assessment:

We’ll conduct a thorough review of the facts and legal issues surrounding your charges.

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Strategic Planning:

Based on our assessment, we’ll develop a customized defense strategy aimed at achieving the best possible result.

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Legal Representation:

Our attorneys will represent you at every stage of the legal process, from pre-trial negotiations to courtroom litigation.

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Continuous Communication:

We’ll keep you informed and involved throughout your case, providing updates and answering any questions you may have.

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Resolution:

Our goal is to achieve a favorable resolution for your case, whether through negotiation, dismissal, or trial.

What Our Clients Say

Read testimonials from clients who have experienced extraordinary legal representation from Shaw & Elenbaas.

Shaw & Elenbaas provided exceptional service! Their commitment and dedication surpassed my expectations. Highly recommend!

Brian Summers

I’ve been a client of Shaw & Elenbaas for years and their professionalism never disappoints.

Emily Roberts

Shaw & Elenbaas is a reliable and trustworthy law firm. Highly recommended!

Thomas Davis

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