I am a native Texan born in Houston in 1947. I grew up in East Texas but spent several years in South Texas working in oil fields of the King Ranch. I learned to speak Spanish and appreciate the Mexican culture. I did one tour of duty in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division in 1969 to 1970. After my honorable discharge from the US Army I attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a BA; I graduated from the South Texas College of Law in 1977 with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence. After law school, I was in management with a Fortune 500 company during which I attended The Harvard Business School's Executive Development Program. I am a Past-President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. I am admitted to practice in all of the Courts of Texas, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Norther, Southern and Western Districts of Texas and in the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.
I was in the natural gas pipeline business until 1990. I formed and sold to investors my company and formed my law firm. Using my contacts and expertise in business along with my law degree I successfully defended several companies in Federal investigations involving mail and wire fraud, RICO, money laundering, commercial bribery and kickback schemes. During this time none of my clients were indicted or paid significant fines.
I am presently involved in defending serious state and felony cases. I have defended 46 Capital Murder cases. In addition to white collar Federal criminal defense my practice includes defending Driving While Intoxicated cases. I do not take DWI cases to plead them but rather endeavor to defend against my clients being convicted. I win about 80% of my DWI jury trials because I have learned how to evaluate each case and present it to the jury in the most favorable light.
I believe in the Rule of Law. I believe that our institutions are in place to give as much certainty to life as is possible in an uncertain world. I believe in the jury system, the US Constitution and the presumption of innocence.
I believe that every client accused of a crime should be defended to the best of my ability and my whole professional life is dedicated to that end.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Licensed since 1977
Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Bobby is one of the best, most respected criminal defense lawyers in Texas. Bobby Mims had a successful career in the oil and gas industry. He gave that up to pursue a career as a criminal defense lawyer. Bobby likes to fight. He likes to fight the government and he is very good at it. He is fearless. He stands tall, takes no guff, and makes the other guy back down and crawl into a hole. If in trouble and you live anywhere in Texas, hire Bobby. Bobby is a leader among defense lawyers. He is a past president of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. I served with Bobby. He does not quit! Bobby doesn't sleep. There is nothing usual about getting an email at 3am from Bobby. All of Texas owes Bobby a debt of gratitude for his commitment to Liberty. Bobby was one of the main players in getting key legislation passed that protects the rights of all Texans.
Robert Fickman Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Bobby Mims is one of the best lawyers I have ever met. His dedication and professionalism are to be admired and desired. He is the best lawyer I know in East Texas and has handled all types of cases. With Bobby on your side, you should have no worries about your results. I admire him greatly and strive to achieve his reputation in the legal community.
Christopher Hoover DUI & DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1977||05/24/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Super Lawyers||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Super Lawyers||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Super Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Super Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Super Lawyers||2010|
|Texas Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense||Texas Monthly Magazine||2009|
|NACDL Advocacy Award||National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Assocaition||2009|
|Texas Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense||Texas Monthly Magazine||2008|
|President's Award||Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||2008|
|Texas Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense||Texas Monthly Magazine||2007|
|President's Award||Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||2007|
|President's Award||Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||2006|
|Texas Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense||Texas Monthly Magazine||2006|
|Attorney at Law||Bobby D Mims||1990 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||President||2013 - 2014|
|Smith County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Public Affairs Officer||2001 - 2010|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1995 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|Smith County Bar Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|Cherokee County Bar Association||Member||1977 - Present|
|Prairie Dog Seminar in Lubbock||Ethics - The Prosecutor's Duty to Disclose||2011|
|South Texas College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|University of Texas System, Austin||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|
|The Harvard Business School||Executive Development Program||N/A||N/A|
|Certification training for Legal Assistants||Criminal Law 101||2015|
|Criminal Law Seminar||The Morton Act||2014|
|Criminal Law Seminar||Voir Dire||2013|
|Survivor Skills||Handling Blood Draw Cases||2010|
|Captial Trial Advocacy||Plea Bargaining in Capital Murder Cases||2008|
|Prairie Dog Seminar in Lubbock||Issues in Family Violence Cases||2007|
|Criminal Trial Advocacy Program||Objections to Punishment Phase Jury Instructions in Capital Murder Cases||2007|
|Advanced Trial Tactics||Preservation of Error||2007|
|Trial Tactics||Defense of Family Violence Cases||2006|