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  • 9 years in business
  • 116 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Fred S.

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One of the best broad minded Lawyers - his exceptional work flow, skills, creativity and knowledge of law made my case much easier to navigate. He is ready to deal with difficult situations and solve the problems together. Late night texts are responded to promptly, and he's talked me down from many cliffs where I just wanted to jump... He always takes care of the job. Eric Lim always maintains very good relation with prosecutors and legal staff in the court, which will only help you in the end. To top it off, he's just a great guy ... which means a lot when your struggling through a difficult legal situation.

Kevin M.

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I was trying to be a good neighbor by returning what I thought was stolen property. Turns out it was a sting operation and I was looking at time for a felony. I hired Eric for my pre-trial services hoping that I wouldn't need to go to trial and a deal could be worked out first. Eric made sure that I not only avoided trial, he essentially got the DA to drop my case in exchange for some community service and a urine analysis. Eric was so professional and dedicated the whole way thru. If you are looking for a criminal lawyer that is knowledgeable and will go the extra mile, look no further, Eric is your man.

Muhammad S.

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Eric is a great lawyer and is very professional. He was always available when I needed him throughout my case. He got my POM charge dismissed and got me a deferred adjudication deal on my dwi case. I am very satisfied with the outcome of my case and I would highly recommend Eric to anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney.

  • 25 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 11 min

Milissa S.

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Awesome lawyer!!!! He took on my husbands case for a very reasonable fee and put my mind at ease. I had talked to many other attorneys and did not feel comfortable and like I was a real person, he took the time to explain everything very well so I could understand, this is a very complex case with felony charges in 3 counties. He got my husband out of jail and made the whole process stress free! I would definitely recommend him 100%! He explained all of the possible ways to work the case so we could move on with our lives. I have had experience with several other lawyers and he is by far the best and most personable. Definitely hire him. Thank you for helping us!!!!!!!

Jessica N.

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We contacted almost 20 different lawyers and most said no, they couldn't take our case because it was very time consuming. Others wanted more money than we could afford at one time. Mr. Jones was the first and only attorney to take the time to review our case and work with us on payment. He was very curtious and very professional. He handled all our issues right away and we are very pleased with the outcome. I would recommend him to anyone in need of good council.

SONDRA T.

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This defense attorney was just hired by our family today, he was able to get our daughter out of jail when other attorneys told us it wouldn't probably happen due to her prior records and current charge (First degree felony - aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon). We are very pleased with this attorney thus far! Will leave another comment once the case is completed. Hire this attorney, do not hesitate! -Thacker

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Austin, TX

Vanessa S.

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I am beyond grateful for Diana Buss! I had contacted numerous other attorneys for assistance to get my fiancé out of jail due to warrants we were unaware of for a court case that was not dismissed as we originally thought. Many attorneys were unable to assist due to my fiancé being arrested in a different county from where the warrants were issued plus this wasn't the first time warrants were issued due to a failure to appear. I made one last effort to contact an attorney and that was Diana Buss. My main concern was to get my fiancé out of jail, but the bonds were extremely high and unaffordable even with help from a bail bondsman. Diana came up with a solution that none of the other attorneys had thought of, which was to just get the court cases dismissed instead of setting bond and THEN tackling the court cases. Not only did she come up with a solution that no other attorneys had mentioned, but she came through within a day! My fiancé was released and she got the charges dismissed! I have never seen an attorney work so fast! I absolutely love her! She is very responsive and so understanding. I feel like she really listens to all my concerns and addresses all my questions, and trust me I was a bundle of nerves so I asked her a million questions. She is my top recommendation for anyone looking for an attorney and she will be my go-to if I ever need representation. Hopefully I won't, but if I do I know that I will be in good hands. Thank you!!!

Ruben V.

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Great attorney. Responded to all my calls and emails promptly and handled my case very professionally. Answered all my questions I had and if she didn't have the answer, she would get back to me very shortly with the answer to it. I had been dealing with this case for 16 years up until she took over the case. She immediately started working on it and very soon had it dismissed.

Rene G.

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Excellent attorney handled my criminal case.Great communication was empathic, reception to feedback, kept me informed of all proceedings.Looks out for best interests of her clients, would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Austin, TX

Jd K.

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When I was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Corpus Christi last year, I wanted to hire the very best attorney I could find and knew who I was going to hire. Because Dario Bargas used to have an office in Corpus and had a successful history with high-profile cases, I sought him out immediately. He was the first and only attorney I spoke to. He agreed to represent me and charged me an incredibly reasonable fee: only $1,000. I could not believe I was getting such a successful attorney to represent me for only one thousand dollars on such an important case. I am in the banking business and I could not afford to have any kind of criminal record. A conviction of any kind would have cost me my job and certainly would negatively affect any background checks for future employment. From the very beginning Dario told me he was going to win my case even if he had to try it to a jury, and he assured me I would not pay a penny more even for a jury trial. The prosecutors were incredibly stubborn and would not dismiss my case. They wanted me to take a plea bargain, and I could not afford this on my record. Dario played hardball with the prosecutors and forced them to trial. Dario tried my case this week, and yesterday we got a "NOT GUILTY" from the jury in less than 5 minutes! I knew from the beginning there was only one lawyer for me, and I am so glad I was able to locate Dario and get him to handle my case. I could not believe the incredibly fair fee! Dario was awesome in the courtroom and never budged an inch even when the prosecutor was trying to bully him and intimidate him. Dario yelled right back. He stood up for me and fought for me, and his skills in the courtroom were superb. No matter what kind of case I have, I will always call Dario first, and I will always recommend all of my friends and family to talk to him first. I would strongly recommend that everyone speak with Dario first no matter the case. He charges nothing for his first consultation, and his advice comes with over 20 years of experience. I knew of him as handling very large personal injury cases that were in the media all of the time in Corpus. Now that he lives in Austin, it is great to know he will go anywhere in Texas to fight for the little guys.

Kr E.

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hen I got pregnant about two years ago, the biological father of my child totally dropped out of my life. An ex-boyfriend of mine completely took care of me. He stood by me during my pregnancy and was there for every doctor's visit and the birth of the baby. After all of the heavy work was done, the biological father showed up to visit. Then, he filed a paternity case asking for visitation. I panicked. I had no clue what to do. I just knew I needed a very good lawyer, but I had no idea where to search for one. I went on Craigslist and met with several lawyers that all wanted a fortune to handle my case. We wanted the biological father's rights terminated--we just wanted him gone and out of our lives. After meeting with several attorneys, I immediately knew I was going to hire Dario Bargas. He exuded complete confidence and never had a doubt that he could accomplish what we wanted. From the beginning Dario kept us abreast of everything that was going on. He explained to us his strategy, and it worked just like he said. It was just like clockwork. Also, he even gave us his personal cell phone number so that we could call or text him anytime. We knew he was working on our case even on the weekends because he would often text us with updates or email us. Dario got the biological father to back off completely and give up his rights. Last week we terminated his rights completely, and my husband adopted my son--WE FEEL GREAT. We could never have done it without Dario. I even referred my cousin, who is in a similar situation. We have full confidence that he will do an amazing job just like he did on my case. We would recommend that anyone use Dario. Just meet him, and you will see.

Francisco A.

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“My 5 yr. old daughter had lived with me for 3 years and had seen her mother once in those 3 years. One night in October 2009, her mother came to my door with a court order and was escorted by several police officers. They woke my daughter and took her kicking and screaming saying that the court order said I had to hand over my daughter to her mother. I was completely lost and did not know what attorney to hire. I spoke to several attorneys, but they all seemed overwhelmed and did not offer me much hope. I came across Mr. Bargas online. Once I met with him I knew he was the attorney I wanted to hire. This is a long story, but to make it short, Mr. Bargas was honest and blunt from the beginning. He assured me we would win the case and that he would get my daughter back to me. Our fight took a long time, but Mr. Bargas did everything he said he would do from day one. He got my daughter back to me but also sued the attorneys that originally represented her mother, and he obtained a nice settlement for me and my daughter. I would strongly recommend anyone to Mr. Bargas. He will work with you in every way, and he does not give up or quit. He will fight hard for you in every way, and he will win your case!!

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Austin, TX

Jennifer T.

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I have personally worked with Jarrod Smith and Brad Vinson during our time together in law school and afterwards. They are very smart, very dedicated, and are very hard workers. They are also good, ethical people. I have watched them build this practice behind the scenes and I know they have been and will continue to do a great job. Jarrod Smith spent some months as a prosecutor handling mostly DWI, but also a variety of other crimes. Brad Vinson is a young lawyer, but he has also already spent time in a courtroom (and did an amazing job representing his client!). I would never hesitate to recommend them to someone in need of a great pair of defense attorneys!

Liz K.

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Smith & Vinson Law Firm is an excellent choice for anyone who is looking for legal expertise in DWI or anything Criminal. I have known both JarrodSmith and Brad Vinson for years and they have helped me greatly in times past. Both are hard working, smart and dedicated to whatever legal matter is before them. 👍🏻 Liz Kirksey

Ellen A.

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Great team of hard working men who put their clients first. I highly recommend them when services are needed.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Austin, TX

Bruno H.

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Margaret was able to walk me through the court processes thoroughly and with ease. She gave her all with helping me at every step I had to go through and suggested the best plan of action to take. Overall, I am 100% satisfied with the job she did in helping a confused soul like myself in the daunting court system.

Dustin W.

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Margaret contacted me via Thumbtack almost immediately and listened to my story and automatically began to assess the situation and find the best way to get me on the right track to freedom! Not only that but she's completely flexible and was willing to meet with me on a holiday. She rocks!

  • 2 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Austin, TX

Garrett K.

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I am more than happy to write a review regarding the outstanding service and top-quality professionalism I received from attorney Mr. Jeremiah Walters. Mr. Walters was very thorough in researching my case and I always felt that he was excellent in keeping communication open with me. I always felt that if I ever needed to get in touch with him, he was just a phone call away. And in the case of him being busy at the moment, he was absolutely fantastic with getting back in touch with me in an impressive and timely manner. He found and presented many opportunities for my case; and because he fought so hard to defend me, he was ultimately able to work a deal out that I didn’t think would be possible! Mr. Walters is a caring and charismatic attorney that will fight for his clients! He seemed to understand where I’m coming from even though I was facing a very tough time in my life. I would recommend his services to anyone who is in the need of legal services.

Jay P.

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Jeremiah makes an excellent defense attorney. This man will do all he can to help you as he has done for me. His service is very genuine & makes sure to follow up with you to keep you updated with your case. He is easy to cooperate with and will do his best to get you the best deal possible.

Myra K.

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So far so great! One of the most caring and impetheic lawyers I've known! Going to court today. I will post more after hearing.

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I specialize in criminal defense, such as: - Traffic Tickets - Class C Misdemeanors - Driver's License Suspension Issues I serve Austin, Travis County, and other central Texas counties.

  • 16 years in business
  • Round Rock, TX

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We offer defense for criminal matters including DWI, drug crimes, including possession, distribution, or being under the influence, theft, shoplifting, assault bodily injury, family violence, and all other misdemeanors and felonies.

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I am a former Travis County prosecutor, now offering superior criminal defense services at an affordable price.

  • 12 years in business
  • Austin, TX

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In a nutshell, I help people who have gotten themselves into criminal trouble in some way or are under investigation by state or federal authorities. I enjoy the opportunity to help people through some of their toughest times, and we try to return them as near as possible to their status prior to the arrest, including expunction of the entire incident where applicable. I also enjoy helping people with immigration matters, including work, travel, or school visas, green cards, and DACA applications. Consultations are free in either legal area, and at no obligation. Please see our website and reviews to learn more, or contact us for a free consultation.

  • 8 years in business
  • Del Valle, TX

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I am an attorney and counselor at law. My practice takes both criminal and civil cases. I am experienced in toll road fine/fee negotiations, DWIs, possession cases, traffic tickets, etc., as well as civil contract review, landlord/tenant issues, and employment disputes.

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We offer compassionate, confidential representation in criminal and civil litigation. We can help you with your legal issues, large or small. We offer our clients a full array of legal services, including criminal law, family law, real estate transactions, business start-ups, employment law, immigration and H2Bs, and alternative dispute resolution. We have a team approach and 19 attorneys to serve you. Please come by and meet the team. We would love to meet you before you need our services. We are located on Congress Ave., two blocks from the Capitol. Parking is free!

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If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges in the Austin area, contact Frazer & Frazer today to schedule a free consultation. Frazer & Frazer defends all criminal cases, ranging from Class C misdemeanors (traffic tickets, shoplifting, etc.) to major felonies. We will defend your case vigorously, keeping your record and wallet in mind.

  • 8 years in business
  • Austin, TX

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Are you looking for a lawyer who will aggressively defend you against criminal charges? If you want an attorney who is committed to defending you call me. My passion is criminal defense, and I am not a jack of all trades lawyer. My entire practice is devoted to defending people who have been charged with a crime. That's what I dedicate my work and time to. You won't have to worry about whether your attorney knows criminal law or whether he or she merely dabbles in it. This is all I do. If you hire me as your attorney, you will get me as your attorney. Your case will not be passed off some associate you've never met. If you have a question about your case, your call will be answered by me, not by a stranger. No one ever plans to be arrested or sets aside money for an attorney to fight a criminal case. Make an appointment with me and we can discuss your case free of charge. If you decide to hire me, I offer competitive rates as well as reasonable and flexible payment plans. Call me 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Let's talk about your case and what I can do to help you get your life back on track. I Defend Austin.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Austin, TX

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At Sullivan & Garbe, we are experienced trial attorneys. We are here if you face serious criminal charges, have traffic tickets, need immediate jail release, want to appeal veterans benefits decisions, or need help with divorce and family law matters.

  • 31 years in business
  • Austin, TX

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Steve Lee & Associates offer personal injury as well as criminal defense services in Austin, TX and surrounding areas. With his office in close proximity to the seat of law and government in the State of Texas, Steven C. Lee has a strategic advantage when representing clients in Austin, Texas and nearby areas. When you hire Steven C. Lee & Associates to represent you, you are hiring Austin’s best personal injury and criminal defense lawyer. His knowledge and experience as a trial lawyer help him deliver incomparable results to each of his clients and earn him the esteem of his peers. Call the offices of Steven C. Lee, Attorney at Law, today to set up a free and confidential consultation.

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We do criminal defense work in Austin, Texas. We handle a wide range of cases, everything from DWI cases to drugs, assault, and felony cases. Also, we handle the clearing of records through expungement and sealing of records. Areas of practice include all surrounding counties.

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Keel and Nassour, LLP has over 50 years of combined legal experience. Terry Keel is the former sheriff of Travis County and chairman of the Criminal Jurisprudence Committee for the Texas House of Representatives. Jason Nassour has been the managing partner of the firm for 10 years and has been licensed to practice law for 17 years, focusing his practice on criminal defense and personal injury.

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I have over 25 years of very successful results in criminal law, state or federal, felony or misdemeanor, postconviction or appeal.

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Keith S. Hampton has criminal litigation experience that few other attorneys will acquire in their entire careers—he has appeared in front of the Supreme Court of the United States and has won. For over 20 years, he has been fighting in the Texas courts for the rights of defendants who have been accused of crimes. His legal career spans over 20 years and hundreds of cases. Over 40 of those cases have been published. He represents clients through every step, including accusation, trial, appeal, and post-conviction proceedings.

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