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.
If you are in need of legal representation, you can reach attorney Paul Dunham at 512-777-7777 for a free case evaluation.
Born in Cleburne, Texas, Mr. Jones graduated from Baylor Law School. Mr. Jones is a member of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Mr. 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, domestic violence, theft and other crimes. He also supervised and managed hundreds of jury trials for DWI, assaults, and other criminal cases in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
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.
Before focusing on criminal defense, Mr. Barton was the youngest prosecutor to head a Major Crimes unit in the State of Texas where he solely worked on Capital Murders and Murders.
Mr. Barton graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law and holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree from Texas Tech Rawls School of Business. Before attending graduate school, Mr. Barton obtained a degree in Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
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.
Mr. Erickson 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Byrne has practiced both criminal law as a defense attorney and civil law as an attorney for the State. He was part of a trial team that avoided the death penalty, and has obtained multiple stays of execution from the Court of Criminal Appeals. Mr. Byrne handles misdemeanor and complex felony criminal cases throughout the Permian Basin.
For the State, Mr. Byrne conducted administrative hearings and rendered decisions, and later defended agency decisions as an Assistant Attorney General.
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.
Also, Michael has served both as Town/City Attorney and City Prosecutor for communities in Texas, advising on legal matters of local importance and prosecuted Class C Misdemeanors.
Mr. Casaretto attended California State University, Fresno and graduated at the top of the School of Social Sciences with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science. While at Fresno State, Michael helped to found the Political Science Association. Later, Mr. Casaretto graduated from Regent University School of Law where he was a member of the Trial Advocacy Board, where he competed in National Trial Competitions and helped to organize a campus TYLA trial competition. He also served as the President of the campus’ Federalist Society Chapter, the founding Vice President of the Hamilton-Jefferson Society, founding Treasurer of the George Washington Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and served as a delegate to the Biennial International Convention.
In practice, Mr. Casaretto has served as President of the Waller County Bar Association and represented the Bar Association at several Local Bar Leaders Conferences hosted by the Texas State Bar. Further, Michael is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association and the Texas Bar College, an honorary society that recognizes those attorneys who greatly exceed the State Bar’s required minimum continuing legal education.
Michael is a family man and enjoys spending time with his wife, Lynette and children, Joseph, Francesca, and Ava. In his spare time Michael is an avid golfer, New York Mets fan, Washington Capitals fanatic, and serves as a swim league official with the league in which his children swim.
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.
Mr. Clark is also licensed in Federal Immigration Court. Mr. Clark currently works on criminal, federal immigration, and personal injury cases for the firm and routinely is called upon to release clients from immigration ICE holds.
Outside of work, Will enjoys music, golf, being outdoors, boating, and spending time with his family.
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 was on the Texas A&M Law Review and his article Categorical and vague Claims that Criminal Activity is Afoot was published in the second volume of the Texas A&M Law Review. Mr. Dammann also 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.
Prior to law school, Mr. Delisio served in the United States Army in the 101st Airborne and 1st Infantry Division for eight years.
After law school, Mr. Delisio was an Assistant District Attorney in Van Zandt County. Since them, Mr. Delisio has focused his practice on criminal defense. Mr. Delisio currently works as a criminal defense trial attorney for the firm.
Outside of work, Chris enjoys music, writing, and volunteering in different military charities. Most importantly, he loves spending time with his wife and children.
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.
When not at work, Michael enjoys playing drums with his band at open mic events, reading as much as he can on modern and ancient philosophy, playing basketball, and jogging.
For the past several years she has exclusively practiced criminal law 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.
Mr. Foster began his legal career working for the indigent at the Dallas Offices of Northwest Texas Legal Aid, he then began work as a prosecutor for the City of Dallas. As a prosecutor Jason handled all aspects of misdemeanor violations and city code violations. Jason has litigated and tried hundreds of cases, including misdemeanor and felony cases, as well as family law and civil disputes.
Jason brings in over 10 years of criminal defense experience and his knowledge of the trial process, courtroom demeanor, and comforting attitude provides our clients with an understanding of their legal matter, in what can be a very difficult and emotional time.
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.
After law school, Mr. Garcia began his legal career as a criminal defense attorney. He defended the rights of his clients in a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor charges. Later, Mr. Garcia continued his career as an Assistant County Attorney in Jim Wells County for 4 1/2 years. There, he acquired experience prosecuting DWI, theft, and possession cases. Mr. Garcia now brings this experience to Dunham & Jones.
Two years later, Mr. Gleason accepted a position as a Juvenile prosecutor at the Hunt County Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted more than 25 jury trials. Prior to joining Dunham & Jones, Brent worked as a Dallas County Public Defender where he conducted more than 15 jury trials, and countless hearings and trials.
Brent is knowledgeable about the law, friendly to his clients, colleagues, clerks and Judges, however, he is relentless at trial and in his pursuit of justice as an advocate for his clients.
Additionally, Rob worked as a special prosecutor for felony family violence offenses and successfully argued a case of first impression before the 11th Court of Appeals. As a Criminal Defense Attorney, Rob has handled numerous felony and misdemeanor cases that resulted in a dismissal or reduction of charges.
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 then Mr. Hiser has focused his practice exclusively on criminal defense.
She received her Juris Doctor from Baylor University School of Law in Waco, Texas. Ms. Jones is a member of the Harvey M. Richey Moot Court Society, the Order of Barristers, Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court, and has been a Top Ten Speaker in Appellate Advocacy.
During her legal career, Ms. Jones has been 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.
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.
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).
After law school, Clayton continued working in the criminal defense field, and is passionate about continuing that work with Dunham & Jones, P.C. He has worked on all types of cases, from federal Engaging in Organized Crime cases and federal criminal appeals, to State and county level misdemeanors.
In his free time, Clayton enjoys live music, Texas BBQ, traveling the country and the world, and spending time with family and friends.
Mr. Marquez’s work experience has provided him with a unique skill set that allows him to take on complex criminal cases with immigration or family law related issues.
When Mr. Marquez is not advocating for his clients in the courtroom, he volunteers with the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program’s Veterans Clinic and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Upon graduation and passing the Bar, Steven immediately started practicing primarily criminal and tort law in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. He gained a great deal of trial experience at R.E. Lopez & Associates where he handled negotiation and litigation of personal injury claims all over the state of Texas.
Outside of work, Steven enjoys music, reading, and participating in the Tough Mudder.
Upon graduation and passing the Bar, Courtney 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 District Attorney’s office to start work on the criminal defense side.
After 8 years away, Ms. Miller decided it was time to come back to Fort Worth and she joined the law firm of Dunham & Jones. 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.
Matthew attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA where he obtained his Juris Doctor and a Diploma in Comparative Law. While at LSU, Matthew worked in criminal defense and interned with the East Baton Rouge District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Governor. After graduation Matthew moved home to Texas and became a prosecutor at the Hunt County Attorney’s Office.
In addition to pursuing justice at Dunham & Jones, Matthew serves as Judge Advocate in The United States Army Reserve.
After law school, Mr. Neal began his legal career as a misdemeanor prosecutor in the Hood County Attorney’s Office. He was appointed to a felony prosecutor position in the Johnson and Somervell Counties District Attorney’s Office. One year later, the district attorney assigned Mr. Neal to the position of chief felony prosecutor for Somervell County; a position that allowed Mr. Neal to manage, oversee and try all of the felony cases filed in Somervell County.
Later the Granbury City Council appointed Mr. Neal to serve as the City Attorney and chief legal officer for the city. In this capacity, Mr. Neal advised both the City Council and the city staff on a variety of legal issues. Mr. Neal held this position for six years.
Afterwards Mr. Neal made the decision to get back into criminal law and began his criminal defense practice. He has defended many clients in both misdemeanor and felony courts in Tarrant, Johnson, Hood, Parker and Palo Pinto Counties. He has represented individuals charged with all manner of crimes including: DWI, theft, fraud, drug possession, drug delivery, assault, robbery, sexual assault and capital murder.
Adam 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Peters is licensed to practice in Federal District Court and has experience with federal criminal cases as well as civil excessive force cases.
Mr. Peters graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Before attending graduate school, Mr. Peters obtained a degree in Political Science from Texas A&M University at College Station.
Prior to joining Dunham & Jones, Mr. Smith operated a successful solo practice in the Dallas Fort Worth area, eventually relocating to Central Texas. Mr. Smith currently works on criminal cases for the firm in Bell, Coryell, Lampasas, and McLennan counties.
Outside of work, Nick enjoys spending time with his family and pets, lifting weights, and competing in Scottish Heavy Athletics.
After graduating law school, Mr. Spangler worked as a public defender in Bedford, Indiana. Jim won the Gault Award “for commitment, competency, and professionalism in representing juvenile clients.”
Mr. Spangler has obtained multiple Not Guilty verdicts in cases ranging from misdemeanors to major felonies. Mr. Spangler returned to his hometown of Dallas, Texas, where he exclusively practices criminal defense.
In Williamson County he was the Juvenile Division Chief and he was the Prosecutor in the DWI/Drug Court. He has handled more than 20,000 cases in his career. He has represented both the State of Texas and persons accused of committing a wide range of offenses such as DWI, Drug Possession, Assaultive Offenses, Weapons Charges, Fraud and many serious felonies.
Mr. Waterman focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense.
Will graduated from Texas Tech School of Law and obtained a degree in Political Science from Texas A&M—Commerce.