The Texas DWI & criminal defense lawyers at Dunham & Jones have been handling criminal cases in Texas since 1989. The firm has offices in Austin, Bryan/College Station, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston, Killeen, Midland/Odessa, San Antonio and Waco. The attorneys at Dunham & Jones have been helping citizens throughout Texas charged with a DWI or other criminal offenses for over twenty-eight years.
Whether you have been arrested for an assault, domestic violence, theft, possession, drug case, sex crimes or DWI, it’s very important that you meet with the firm attorneys to discuss your defense and what options you have available to you to protect your record.
Contact Dunham & Jones today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:
The firm has been helping the accused in Texas since 1989. Just call our law office today at 512-537-2840 to schedule a free confidential consultation to discuss your case at length and understand what your options are. The lawyers at Dunham & Jones can help you if you have been arrested in Travis, Bastrop, Bell, Bexar, Blanco, Brazos, Burnet, Caldwell, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ector, El Paso, Gillespie, Kerr, Hays, Johnson, Midland, Nueces, Parker, Tarrant, or Williamson County.
Paul J. Dunham got his degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. He moved to Austin, Texas shortly after to start practicing law. Mr. Dunham has been practicing law for over three decades and has grown his law practice into one of the most successful criminal defense firms in the state of Texas. His law practice has over 80 attorneys and staff combined handling criminal defense cases throughout Texas. With law offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Harker Heights and Bryan, Texas, Dunham & Jones has grown into one of the largest criminal defense firms in Texas.
Connor Ambrosini graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas State University with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Mr. Ambrosini then earned his law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. Mr. Ambrosini later returned to his hometown of Austin, Texas and currently works as a criminal defense attorney for the firm and often times is called upon to bond his clients out of jail at all hours of the day and night. Outside of work, Connor enjoys running, biking, and reading.
Michael Candelas is an Austin native who grew up on Austin’s eastside. He received a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of Texas in 2010 and later graduated with a Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law. While at St. Mary’s, Michael sharpened his advocacy skills as a member of the St. Mary’s Mock Trial Team and as a staff writer for the St. Mary’s Law Journal. Following law school, he returned home to practice personal injury before joining Dunham & Jones. Mr. Candelas currently practices criminal law with the firm and is often called upon to handle warrants, bond forfeitures, and after-hours jail releases. Outside of work, Michael enjoys running, golf, and playing Texas Hold’em.
Jeff Casey has been representing people arrested in Texas for over 20 years and has been practicing law for over 30 years. Mr. Casey worked his way through the University of Houston Law Center at the Harris County District Attorney’s office in Houston, Texas. He then began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney at the Brazos County District Attorney’s office in Bryan, Texas. There, Mr. Casey acquired experience trying felony cases including theft, DWI, burglary, drug possession and delivery, and homicide. Mr. Casey also wrote and argued numerous appeals to the First, Tenth, and Fourteenth Courts of Appeal.
This background led Mr. Casey to Austin to work as a staff attorney for the Court of Criminal Appeals where he researched the law and wrote proposed opinions for the judges of Texas’ highest court for criminal cases. Mr. Casey also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida where he wrote hundreds of appeals and argued to the District Court of Appeal in over 25 criminal cases.
Ryan W. Church has thirteen years of legal experience, the last seven exclusively in criminal law. Mr. Church has tried a variety of criminal cases in state and federal court, including DWI, theft, lottery fraud, domestic violence, unlawful weapon possession, and robbery. Mr. Church has obtained a number of "not guilty" jury verdicts in felony and misdemeanor cases, and has on several occasions gotten criminal charges dismissed on the grounds that a client's arrest was illegal. Mr. Church graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and South Texas College of Law in Houston. Mr. Church began his legal career as a law clerk for U.S. Magistrate Judge Felix Recio, and spent several years practicing business litigation for civil firms in Austin and San Antonio.
Jim Erickson grew up in Austin, Texas and received his B.A. with Honors from the University of Texas in 1978. He also received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas Law School in 1982. Mr. Erickson has been practicing law for over 30 years with his focus on criminal defense. He started his felony trial work in 1988 and since then has tried over 100 jury cases, most of those being felony trials. Mr. Erickson received the first ever "Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity" jury verdict in Travis County. There have been fewer than 5 such verdicts in the State, since 1846. Jim was also a part of the defense team for Capital Murder Defendant Paul Devoe.
Ben Florey is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been practicing law in Texas since 1977. Mr. Florey is AV rated by Martindale Hubble which means his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. He is a former Assistant County and District Attorney in Travis County, Texas. Mr. Florey received both his Bachelors and Juris Doctor from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Mr. Florey handles all types of criminal cases – misdemeanors, felonies, and federal. He has represented people arrested for possession and delivery of drugs, organized crime, DWI, burglary, internet crimes, arson and all other charges. Mr. Florey is of counsel to the law firm of Dunham & Jones.
Chris Jeansonne graduated with honors from The University of Texas – Austin with a B.A. in Economics. Mr. Jeansonne graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law where he was an Articles Editor for the Texas Tech Law Review. During his second year of law school, Mr. Jeansonne wrote an article outlining Texas DWI law and the constitutionality of Deferred Adjudication/Deferred Prosecution programs for DWI across the State. Mr. Jeansonne is also licensed in Federal Court in the Western, Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Jeansonne currently works exclusively on criminal cases for the firm. Outside of work, Chris enjoys music, golf, being outdoors, and his pit bull/catahoula mix dog named Bauer.
Sean Kipp grew up in Cedar Park, Texas. He received his undergraduate degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Sam Houston State University. Sean received a full scholarship to the University of Nebraska College of Law where he earned his Juris Doctorate. After graduating, Sean practiced criminal defense and family law at a law firm in Bryan, Texas until moving to Georgetown, Texas with his wife. In his spare time, Sean enjoys playing golf and watching sports, especially Sam Houston State and University of Nebraska football.
Joseph O’Bell graduated from the University of Texas at Brownsville with a B.A. in Government. Mr. O’Bell later graduated from Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. Mr. O’Bell practices criminal law and civil litigation. He has served as Planning & Zoning Commissioner. He also worked for Governor Rick Perry and Governor Greg Abbott. Mr. O’Bell also served as General Counsel and CEO of Votalize Inc., an Austin tech startup company.
Thad Thomason has been representing Texas citizen’s accused of crimes for over 18 years. Criminal defense has been the focus of Thad’s practice for over a decade while at the Dunham & Jones. Mr. Thomason graduated from Texas Tech University and received his legal education with honors from Texas Tech University School of Law. During his legal career, he has prevailed in numerous jury trials including ones in Travis, Williamson and Bastrop counties. Mr. Thomason has also convinced the court to suppress evidence in cases resulting in the dismissal of client’s cases.
John Cortland Timm graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Science in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. Mr. Timm graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law where he worked at the Cleveland County District Attorney’s office as an intern. He has also interned in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and Montgomery County District Attorney’s Offices in Texas. Prior to joining Dunham & Jones, Mr. Timm was an Assistant District Attorney for the Hays County District Attorney’s Office prosecuting misdemeanor crimes such as DWI, Assault, and Criminal Trespass. Mr. Timm currently works exclusively on criminal cases for the firm. Outside of work, John enjoys going to concerts, playing guitar/bass guitar, hiking with his dog, and watching Texas A&M football and San Antonio Spurs games.
Whitney A. Wayne was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, moving to a town just south of Atlanta for high school. Upon graduating from the Heritage School in Newnan, Georgia, Whitney returned to Texas after earning the prestigious Hunt Leadership Scholarship to Southern Methodist University in Dallas. She graduated from SMU with University Honors, and her bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications and Public Affairs with a focus on political communication, and minors in History and English Literature.
Whitney attended law school in the beautiful Ozarks at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, again returning to Texas immediately upon graduation to take the Texas bar exam. While awaiting her results, Whitney had the opportunity to work as judicial intern for the Honorable David Horan, a federal magistrate judge in the Northern District of Texas. Upon learning of her passing bar exam score, Whitney left Dallas and was sworn and deputized the next day as a prosecutor for the County Attorney’s office in Burnet County, Texas. After a year working as an assistant county attorney, Whitney realized her heart was in criminal defense, and took a job in the Texas Regional Public Defender for Capital Cases Burnet office, working as part of a team to defend only clients charged with capital murder where the state was seeking the death penalty. After she left the Regional Public defender, Whitney continued to work in capital defense as an independent contractor, consulting as a defense expert on death penalty cases in Texas, Colorado, and Kentucky.
Whitney now draws on her knowledge of the State’s practices from her time working as a prosecutor to use them to her clients’ advantage, and applies the client-focused mindset developed in her capital defense practice to her clients at Dunham and Jones. Whitney loves her work at the firm, enjoys working for her clients to achieve their best outcomes, and is grateful for the trust they put in her to represent them in their time of need when dealing with a criminal charge. Outside of work, Whitney enjoys reading mystery novels, spending time at her family’s ranch in the hill country, and playing with her Doberman Pinscher, Perry Mason.
Chris Parks grew up in Houston, Texas and received his B.S. in Political Science from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Mr. Parks graduated from The University of Texas Law School with honors and at the top of his class. He became a member of the Order of the Coif. During law school, Mr. Parks was the winner of St. Mary’s University School of Law 1st Year Moot Court competition and was selected as “Best Speaker” by a panel of the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Chris also interned with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office in the 167th District Court. While at the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, he assisted with various proceedings from murder and capital murder trials to search and seizure issues and indictments.
After becoming licensed by the State Bar of Texas, Mr. Parks served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Houston. While an Assistant District Attorney, he prosecuted a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony cases in County Criminal Courts and District Courts, from grand jury indictment through jury trial. Mr. Parks left the Harris County District Attorney’s Office as a felony prosecutor and now represents people charged with a wide range of criminal offenses from misdemeanors to high level felonies.
Daniel Garcia graduated with honors from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi with a B.S. in Management Information Systems. Mr. Garcia later graduated from Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas. After law school, Mr. Garcia was an Assistant District Attorney in Nueces County for 2 years. Since then Mr. Garcia has focused his practice on criminal defense. Mr. Garcia currently works as a criminal defense trial attorney for the firm. Outside of work, Dan enjoys music and playing poker. Mr. Garcia is married and has a young child that keeps him busy.
Jeff Libersat studied Psychology, first at the University of Pennsylvania and then at Davidson College where he graduated with a B.S. in Psychology. He was a competitive Division I athlete, wrestling for Penn when its squad reached 7th place at nationals and becoming captain of his team at Davidson. Jeff earned his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law.
Jeff was admitted to practice in Texas in 2011. Before joining Dunham & Jones, Jeff formed a firm which handled expungements in multiple states. He has personally handled hundreds of expunction and nondisclosure cases and handles all of the firm’s cases in this area. Mr. Libersat also works on criminal defense cases in Travis and Williamson counties. Jeff has provided a great deal of Pro Bono representation to clients, and in past years, has been a member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, which includes Texas attorneys who perform the greatest amount of Pro Bono representation.
Mr. Libersat and his wife, Chelsea, have a three-year old son and an infant daughter. When he is not occupied with his new family, Jeff enjoys submission wrestling, basketball, reading, and tinkering with electronics design (Arduino).
Michael Parsons graduated with honors from Texas State University with a B.S. in Geography and a minor in Anthropology. Mr. Parsons later graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas. During his third year, Michael wrote an extensive paper dealing with the adverse consequences of appointed counsel for those individuals unable to afford proper legal representation. His paper was part of the report reviewed by the Bexar County Task Force on Indigent Defense. Mr. Parsons currently works as a criminal defense trial attorney for the firm. Outside of work, Michael enjoys running, going to the gym, and playing basketball. Most importantly, he loves spending time with his amazing wife.
J.M.’s Review: DWI – Breath Test (.17) – DISMISSED
I was arrested for DWI and submitted to a breath test. I was pulled over by the police because of a flat tire. I cooperated with the police and submitted to a breath test. My breath test results were high (.17). I then received a flyer from the Dunham Law Firm (1-888-DISMISS) and set up a free consultation. During my free consultation it was explained to me that just because I did a breath test did not mean the State could prove their case. The attorneys filed pretrial motions and at the hearing, my attorney discovered information which was used to convince the prosecutor to dismiss my case.
The attorneys at the Dunham Law Firm did exactly what they said they could do. They were very thorough and professional. The Firm even set up a pay plan to work around my budget.
I strongly recommend Dunham & Jones if you are facing a DWI.
M.B.’s Review: DWI – No Breath Test – NOT GUILTY
I was arrested for DWI and submitted to a breath test. I failed the breath test by blowing .094. Because I am a licensed nurse, a conviction could have resulted in the loss of my nursing license. I called 1-888-DISMISS. The attorneys at the Dunham Law Firm took my case with no money down and setup an affordable pay plan. We went to trial and I was found NOT GUILTY.
I highly recommend the Dunham & Jones. They did exactly what they said they could do!
J.H.’s Review: DWI – No Breath Test – NOT GUILTY
I was arrested for DWI. I did not do a breath test, but admitted to drinking 12 beers. I told the police that “I had messed up.” I was pulled over because I was going the wrong way on a one way street. I realized I had a lot to drink, but I did not feel intoxicated. I called the Dunham Law Firm and they immediately prepared for a trial. They made me feel comfortable and at the same time confident that I would win my case. Everything worked out like they said – NOT GUILTY.
B.M.’s Review: DWI – Breath Test (.116) – NOT GUILTY
I was arrested for a DWI and Submitted to a breath test. My breath test results were .116. I did not want a conviction on my record and wanted to protect my future. I called 1-888-DISMISS. The attorneys at the Dunham Law Firm took my case with no money down and set up an affordable pay plan. We went to trial and I was found NOT GUILTY.
I highly recommend the Dunham Law Firm. They did exactly what they said they could do!!
Dear Ms. Miller,
I didn’t get a chance to thank you for your help with my Veterans Court approval. It was a pleasure working with you on this matter. Your professionalism and caring attitude was greatly appreciated and helped me feel I was in good hands as your client.
Thank you so much!
First I would like to thank everyone involved for taking interest in my case and helping me with any issues that I had. Your staff was friendly and understanding and seemed very intent on getting results. I currently do and plan in the future to refer everyone I know to your Firm for any legal issues. You guys are great..
I have never felt more comfortable as I was advised of my options. I felt like I wasn’t being judged and that everything was going to be OK. Thank you again for understanding my financial situation and working with me to make my payments on my fees to you. This is the best law firm ever and I look forward to working with you and referring anyone I can to you.
I was arrested for a DWI after an officer stopped me, wrongly stating I had committed traffic violations. I didn’t feel I had done anything wrong and refused to take a breath test or perform any field sobriety tests. I also refused to waive my right not to be questioned without my attorney present. I didn’t want a conviction on my record and wanted to protect my future. I found Dunham & Jones on the the internet while searching for experienced DWI attorneys. They took my case and set me up on an affordable payment plan. We went to trial and the jury found me not guilty in 12 minutes!
Dunham & Jones did what they said they could do and I highly recommend them.
I was arrested for a driving while intoxicated. The officer said that I failed all the field sobriety tests and blew a 0.13 on a portable breath test. I refused to take a breath test at the jail. I didn’t want a conviction on my record and wanted to protect my future. I contacted the attorneys at Dunham & Jones. Dunham & Jones took my case. We went to trial and I was found not guilty.
I highly recommend Dunham & Jones. They did exactly what they said they could do!
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