Judge Wade Naramore is a Hot Springs Native and graduate of Lakeside High School. He has a Bachelor’s degree from UALR in History and Psychology, and a Juris Doctor from the UALR School of Law. He is Married to Hot Springs native and attorney Ashley Naramore. They have two children and are members of the First United Methodist Church.
Judge Wade Naramore has dedicated his career to protecting and preserving families. Under his leadership, Garland County has become a statewide role model for the successful administration of juvenile justice.
Judge Naramore presides over 1600 cases per year. His case load consists of all juvenile crime and families in need of services cases, a majority of the family law cases, as well as matters involving estates and trusts.
Circuit Judge, 18th East Judicial District, Division II, 2015 -Present
During his time on the bench, Judge Naramore:
-implemented a diversion program for juvenile cases that has successfully rehabilitated over 90% of participating youth, allowing the shifting of court resources and time to focus on high risk, high need, and more dangerous youth
-oversaw a 37% reduction in juvenile crime rates countywide since being elected
-started first Teen Court Program in Garland County
-saved over $2 million taxpayer dollars annually as a result of juvenile justice reforms
-offered inclusive training to all seven Garland County school districts and law enforcement in best practices approaches to provide early, school-based intervention, managed by court personnel
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