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John Joseph Eastland

John Joseph Eastland

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About Me

I have been practicing criminal defense in East Texas for the last 28 years and now limit my practice exclusively to DWI/DUI defense. If you have a question about anything regarding the DWI law in Texas I can answer it for you.


Languages Spoken: German, Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    31 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Michael J. Crawford

    I endorse this lawyer for his work ethic and knowledge in the East Texas Area. I've followed John for years and his reputation is outstanding. He knows the courts in Smith and surrounding counties and gets the job done right for his clients.


    Michael Crawford Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Erick Masten Platten

    John is an excellent choice as an attorney for anyone charged with a DWI or any other Criminal offense. John and I discuss strategies on a regular basis on how to better try certain cases. He and I have both been trying cases in Smith County for years and I'm proud to give him my endorsement. Sincerely, Erick Platten


    Erick Platten Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

924 West Houston Street
Tyler, TX, 75702



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198508/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PrincipalJohn J. Eastland, Attorney at Law, P.C.1985 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Smith County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationPast President2009 - 2010
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National College of DUI DefenseMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Smith County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawCriminologyJD - Juris Doctor1984
Harding UniversityMarketing/AccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1977