James Bornhoft

Arkansas Injury Attorney

James Bornhoft was born in Texarkana, Arkansas, and raised in Fayetteville. After graduating from Fayetteville High School, James attended college at the University of Arkansas where he received a degree in Finance.

After receiving his undergraduate degree, Bornhoft decided to attend law school in Denver, CO at the Sturm College of Law. There he was picked to join the Denver National Trial team and competed nationally representing his school in many mock trial competitions. Upon graduation, he joined the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s office where he worked in the special victims unit and was given the honor of becoming the sole human trafficking prosecutor for the largest jurisdiction in the state. While at the office Bornhoft worked on cases such as murder, sexual assault on a child, human trafficking – involuntary sexual servitude of a minor, pimping, and the Colorado Organized Crime Act. He took over 65 cases to jury trial and appeared in court many times gaining invaluable courtroom experience. He did not believe that his work stopped at the courtroom, which is why he also would teach and present on these subjects at the Detective’s Academy, Citizen’s Academy, and put together a full-day conference about human trafficking open to the public. Bornhoft worked closely with the Innocence Lost Task Force, Child Protection Team at Children’s Hospital, FBI, HSI, and DEA to bring the worst offenders to justice. His passion has and always will be representing victims of injustice.

When it came time to put down roots and start a family, Bornhoft decided to move back to Hot Springs, AR to be close to his family. When not practicing law or watching the hogs, he enjoys spending time on Lake Hamilton with his family, friends, and dogs. He loves to surf, ski, and golf. He is a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association, Arkansas Bar Association, Pulaski County Bar Association, Garland County Bar Association, and Episcopal Church.


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