Austin Criminal Attorney Paul Dunham has nearly 50 attorneys and staff working for him handling criminal law cases. With offices in Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth, Texas, his Firm can handle criminal cases in, Bastrop, Burnet, Bell, Collin, Dallas, Denton, Hays, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant, Travis and Williamson counties.
Criminal Defense Attorneys at Dunham & Jones
Dunham & Jones was opened by Paul J. Dunham in 1989 in Austin, Texas where Mr. Dunham started practicing criminal law. In 1997 he expanded his criminal defense practice to Dallas County and Tarrant County where he opened up offices in Fort Worth and Dallas. Dunham & Jones has successfully helped thousands of clients in Texas over the years with DWIs, domestic violence, possession cases and other criminal matters. You will find that Dunham & Jones willingness, dedication and skill to handle your case correctly is what you deserve.
"Just because you've been arrested doesn't mean you're guilty."
Fort Worth Criminal Attorney Scotty Jones has handled every type of criminal case in Tarrant, Dallas, Denton, Johnson, Parker, and Collin counties. He has managed thousands of clients including those arrested for DWI, assault, theft and other crimes. He also supervised and managed hundreds of jury trials for DWI, domestic violence, and other criminal cases.
Austin Criminal Attorney 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 and currently works as a criminal defense attorney.
Austin Criminal Attorney Matthew Byrne graduated from Tulane University with a B.S. and majors in Molecular Biology and Philosophy and received his J.D. from the School of Law at the University of Texas. Mr. Byrne was part of a trial team that avoided the death penalty, and has obtained multiple stays of execution from the Court of Criminal Appeals.
Austin Criminal Attorney Jeff Casey has been representing people arrested in Texas for over 20 years and has been practicing law for nearly 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.
Austin Criminal Attorney Ryan 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.
Dallas Criminal Attorney Andrew Dammann graduated third in his class from Texas A&M School of Law. Upon graduation he received the Equal Justice Award for the most pro bono hours with 301 hours of pro bono work at the Fort Worth Public Defenders Office. Mr. Dammann co-authored the paper Money Laundering: Running to It; From It; and Around It presented at the 2014 National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Association conference. Mr. Dammann focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense.
Austin Criminal Attorney Chris Delisio graduated from Texas A&M School of Law in Ft. Worth, Texas. Prior to law school, Mr. Delisio served in the United States Army in the 101st Airbourne and 1st Infantry Division for eight years. After law school, Mr. Delisio was an Assistant District Attorney in Van Zandt County. Since 2014, Mr. Delisio has focused his practice on criminal defense.
Fort Worth Criminal Attorney Michael Derrick received a B.A. in Philosophy in 2010 from the University of North Texas, where he graduated with honors and as a member of the Philosophy Honors Society. He earned his law school degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015, and then returned home to Texas to begin his career as an attorney in 2016. Michael became very passionate about criminal defense and the criminal justice system during his time in St. Louis, throughout which he worked for multiple public defender offices, including St. Louis and Dallas counties, as well as the Public Defender Service for Washington D.C. He has received personal mentorship from several leading experts in the nation on criminal defense in America, as well as international criminal law.
Dallas Criminal Attorney Mitch Dooley is a former misdemeanor and felony prosecutor and successfully led the prosecutor’s auto-theft task force. In 2009, Mr. Dooley became a member of the defense bar and has been successfully representing clients in that area since. Mr. Dooley has extensive trial experience in both felony and misdemeanor courts and has represented clients accused of crimes including Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault of a Minor, Aggravated Assault/Deadly Weapon, Manslaughter and Aggravated Robbery. In the past 6 months Mr. Dooley’s efforts have resulted in the dismissal of 12 separate DWI cases, multiple Felony Theft charges, an Aggravated Sexual Assault charge as well as the dismissal of numerous misdemeanors including drug possessions, assaults, weapons charges and thefts.
Fort Worth Criminal Attorney Kathy Ehmann-Clardy has exclusively practiced criminal law for the past five years at Dunham & Jones and uses her immigration law background to successfully represent individuals with status issues. Kathy enjoys trial work and has successfully represented clients facing serious criminal charges such as DWI, Assault Family Violence, and Sexual Assault and handled many misdemeanor cases that led to a dismissal of the charges.
Fort Worth Criminal Attorney Jim 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. He received the first ever Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity jury verdict in Travis County. There have been less than 5 such verdicts in the State, since 1846. Jim was also a part of the defense team for Capital Murder Defendant Paul Devoe.
Austin Criminal Attorney 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 is of counsel to the law firm of Dunham & Jones.
Austin Criminal Attorney Daniel Garcia went to 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 2008, Mr. Garcia has focused his practice on criminal defense. Mr. Garcia currently works as a criminal defense trial attorney for the firm.
Dallas Criminal Attorney Brett Hiser graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a B.A. in Criminology. Mr. Hiser later graduated from Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas in 2005 where he first began defending clients in the Criminal Defense Clinic. Following law school, Mr. Hiser became an Assistant District Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit in the Tampa Bay Area where he prosecuted thousands of criminal cases that came across his desk. Since 2015, Mr. Hiser has focused his practice exclusively on criminal defense.
Austin Criminal Attorney 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 in 2011 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 on criminal, employment, and personal injury cases for the firm and routinely is called upon to release criminal clients from jail.
Fort Worth Criminal Attorney Bohumila Jones was an Assistant County Attorney in Johnson County, Texas. She was also an Assistant District Attorney in Johnson County and Somervell County, Texas. She has handled cases in both state and federal courts and was noticed as a Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Rising Star.
Fort Worth Criminal Attorney Colin McLaughlin is Board Certified as an expert in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Colin clerked at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals for the Honorable Judge Tom Price. In 2008, he started his prosecuting career at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. He moved to Tarrant County in 2010, where he continued to serve as an Assistant District Attorney until February 2016. Colin has over 40 Felony trials as a prosecutor, and he spent almost a year in the Special Victims’ Unit prosecuting cases involving child abuse.
Fort Worth Criminal Attorney Courtney Miller started as a prosecutor in Collin County. She rose through the ranks as a Misdemeanor Chief, then a felony prosecutor in less than three years. She left the DA’s office in 2008 to start work on the criminal defense side. Ms. Miller is skilled in both trial and appellate work and has argued in front of the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas, the court of final jurisdiction for criminal cases in the state. She is also a sought after public speaker on various aspects of DWI trials.
Fort Worth Criminal Attorney Adam Nicholson graduated first in his law school class and Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University School of Law. During law school Adam worked for the offices of the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney, the United States Attorney, and the Federal Public Defender. Adam has worked on a wide variety of criminal cases, and his experience includes work on death penalty litigation, briefs to the United States Supreme Court, and preparing cases for Tarrant County grand juries.
Austin Criminal Attorney Joseph O’Bell graduated from the University of Texas at Brownsville with a B.A. in Government. Mr. O’Bell later graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan in 2008. Mr. O’Bell has practiced criminal law and civil litigation since 2009. He served as Planning & Zoning Commissioner from 2012-2015. He also worked for Governor Rick Perry and Governor Greg Abbott from 2014-2016.
Austin Criminal Attorney Chirs 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.
Austin Criminal Attorney 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 in 2011. 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 and often times is called upon to bond his clients out of jail at all hours of the day and night.
Austin Criminal Attorney Thad Thomason has been representing Texas citizen’s accused of crimes for over 15 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 in 1995 and received his legal education with honors from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1999. 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.
Austin Criminal Attorney Jim Wilson practices Civil and Criminal trial law, in State and Federal Court, including plaintiffs’ personal injury, products liability, aggravated robbery, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, murder, assault, DWI, and contract disputes.