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Thomas Lane Hooton

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About Me

Dwi is all I handle. I am a former Judge and Asst. D.A.. Ihave 40 years experience. I have been a candidate for the State Senate. I do not plead clients guilty to DWI.I have spoken at many seminars teaching other attorneys about dwi. I have won more dwi cases than I can remember and most of them were to a jury. Don't let a plea lawyer plead you guilty. I have been a candidate for Dallas County Commisoner.  Many judges have told me that in their opinion I am the best attorney in front of a jury they have ever seen. In 1984 I tried a civil injury case and the jury awarded me a verdict of a quarter million dollars. Prior to trial I was offered $5000.00. After forty years practice I have more experience than ninety five percent of the attorneys I see every day. I have spoken at many seminars where attorneys are taught how to try Dwi cases. If you want an attorney that will fight for you yhen you should hire me.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    44 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (Always), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Mark Travis Lassiter

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Mark Lassiter DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Mowla

    I endorse this lawyer. He is a well-known DWI attorney in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


    Michael Mowla Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hooton Law Office

3500 Maple Ave
Ste 400
Dallas, TX, 75219


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197205/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public Reprimand
    issued in TX, 2012


    Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

    Thomas’s comment: “This was issued solely based on a technicality, not my abilities as a lawyer. In fact the higher court affirmed me. This should not be on my record, but after 44 years I guess it's expected when you count the number of cases i've handled. This was not filed by a client, but by the bar.”

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
founding member TDDLAThe association2014
Founding member TDDLAThe Association2014
Former PresidentWhite Rock Rotary Club1990

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Dallas County CommisionerCandidate for1981 - 2015
JudgeDallas County Municipal Courts1973 - 1976
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney Offices1972 - 1973
Attorney teacher candidateAsst. District Attorney , State Senate candidate, Dallas County Commissioner candidate1972 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Dwi Defense Lawyers associationFounding Member2014 - Present
National College of DUI Defensemember in good standing2000 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers Associationformer member1975 - Present
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Associationmember in good standing1974 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1972 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
dwinot guilty

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Publication NameTitleDate
seminar Dallas countyDwi Trial and Practices1991

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College Of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor1972
Texas A&M UniversityBusiness StudiesBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1967

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationHow to Win a Blood Test Case2010
strategies in defending dwi and dui casesdwi2008
Winning a dwi caseDWI1999