Bill Randles is a lawyer who has been groomed in the art of communication for most of his life. He is an ordained minister who began preaching at the age of 16 in Northwest Arkansas. He attended Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri with a speech and debate scholarship. While at Southwest Baptist, Bill won numerous state, regional and national awards for his speech and debate skills. In 1985, Bill graduated Southwest Baptist, summa cum laude, with degrees in speech and psychology, and a minor in counseling. He also has a Master of Communication Studies degree, summa cum laude, which he received at Baylor University in 1986. Bill received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1990, graduating with honors.
For 18 years Bill was a litigator and trial lawyer, predominately at the international law firm of Shook, Hardy & Bacon. During his years at Shook, Bill distinguished himself as a highly successful trial attorney of complex litigation for the firm's largest clients.
In recent years, Bill has given a number of speeches and led discussions about public policy on a variety of topics. Some of these include: "Lessons Taught in Elite Universities," education reform, healthcare policy, and judicial reform. Bill and his wife, Bev, were also the featured speakers for the Missouri Pachyderm Federation at the 2010 Missouri Lincoln Days. Their topic, "Race and the GOP: A New Framework," was well-received. They have given this speech to numerous other groups, including tea parties and other conservative political organizations. Portions of the speech can be seen at www.youtube.com/randlesconsulting.