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I have been practicing law in the Dallas Fort Worth area since 2001. I am a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington and Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth. During my professional career, I have served as a Dallas Police Officer, a Felony Prosecutor, a Public Safety Labor Relations Attorney, a Family & Divorce Attorney, a Personal Injury Attorney, and a State and Federal Criminal Defense Attorney. I am licensed to practice in all Texas courts, as well as the Dallas and Fort Worth Divisions of the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Federal Crime: 40%
    15 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    15 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    15 years
  4. Divorce: 10%
    15 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (30-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Edith Koke Thomas

    Vincent is an exceptional attorney, and I was very impressed with his knowledge of the law. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to retain an attorney.

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    Edith Thomas Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Sherry Renee Armstrong

    Vincent is an extremely knowledgeable attorney and represents his clients to the fullest. I am proud to endorse Mr. Wisely.

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    Sherry Armstrong Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Vincent Wisely, Attorney at Law

5601 Bridge Street
Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX, 76112

Vincent Wisely, Attorney at Law

Arlington Highlands
Arlington, TX, 76018

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200101/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Service AwardSan Antonio Police Officers Association2005
Service AwardS.T.O.P. Narcotics Task Force - Prosecuting Attorney2002
Negotiation TeamTexas A&M University School of Law2000
Mock Trial TeamTexas A&M University School of Law1999
Moot Court AdvocateTexas A&M University School of Law1998
Top Ten AdvocateTexas A&M University School of Law1997
Cum LaudeUniversity of Texas1996
University ScholarUniversity of Texas1996
Certificate of MeritDallas Police Department1995
Life Saving AwardDallas Police Department1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Vincent Wisely2005 - Present
Public DefenderUnited States District Court, Northern District Court Of Texas2005 - Present
City AttorneyRio Vista, Texas2005 - 2013
Public Defender18th Judicial District Court2005 - 2013
Public Defender249th Judicial District Court2005 - 2013
Public Defender413th Judicial District Court2005 - 2013
AttorneyCombined Law Enforcement Association Of Texas2002 - 2005
Adjunct ProfessorAlamo Community College District2002 - 2005
Assistant District AttorneySomervell County Prosecutor's Office2001 - 2002
Prosecuting AttorneySTOP Regional Narcotics Task Force2001 - 2002
Assistant District AttorneyJohnson County Prosecutor's Office2001 - 2002
AssociateMarquette Financial Companies2000 - 2001
Legal InternCombined Law Enforcement Association Of Texas1997 - 2000
Police OfficerDallas Police Department1990 - 1997
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Bar Association of the Federal Fifth CircuitMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Municipal Courts AssociationMemberN/A
Tarrant County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Lubbock County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Johnson County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Christian Legal SocietyMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Texas v. P*****Not Guilty - Jury Trial
State of Texas v C*****Not Guilty - Jury Trial
State of Texas v. F*****Life Sentence Avoided - Jury Trial
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Amarillo Globe NewsEx-Amarillo PD Officer Appeals his Firing2014
Texas Police StarFort Worth Police Officer Cleared of Wrongdoing2014
CLEAT Around the StateA Call to Arms2014
CLEAT Around the StateLubbock ISD Officer Gets Justice2014
Fort Worth Star TelegramFort Worth officer who posted offensive comments not suspended2014
The Malakoff NewsIndictment looms for Malakoff officer2014
Small Town NewsIndicted Police Officers Status Unclear2014
The Malakoff NewsCouncil punts on Fierro decision2014
CLEAT Law ReviewItaly Police Chief Reinstated2013
Fort Worth Star TelegramFamily accuses Fort Worth police of misrepresenting fatal shooting2013
Fort Worth Star TelegramFort Worth officer under investigation for alleged remarks on Facebook2013
Fort Worth Star TelegramFired Fort Worth officer indicted on theft charge2013
Houston ChronicleOfficer's alleged rant over president causes a stir2013
Fort Worth Star TelegramFort Worth officer fired, accused of stealing more than $20,0002013
Fort Worth Star TelegramFort Worth officer fired, accused of sexually abusing stepdaughter2013
Crimes Stoppers International Annual ConferenceAsset Forfeiture in Texas & Drug Related Offenses2007
Texas Wesleyan LawyerTexas Wesleyan University School of Law: Around Campus: Equal Justice Day (Interview)2005
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education Seminar (TCOLE)Forfeiture of Contraband: Chapter 59 of Texas Code of Criminal Procedure2002
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas A&M University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Texas A&M University School of LawMediatorCertification1999
University of Texas System, ArlingtonCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
University of Texas System, ArlingtonCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Dallas Police DepartmentPeace OfficerCertification1991
Force Science InstituteForce Science AnalysisCertificationN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Wichita Falls Police Training AcademyTCOLE Training - Critical Police Incident Investigations2014
Lubbock Police Training AcademyTCOLE Training - Critical Police Incident Investigations2014
Amarillo Police Officer's AssociationTCOLE Training - Critical Police Incident Investigations2014
Texas Narcotics Officers Association 2013 Annual Conference 2013TCOLE Training - Critical Police Incident Investigations2013
Crime Stoppers International Annual ConferenceAsset Forfeitures & Drug Related Offenses2007
San Antonio Police Association SeminarIssues in Police Officer Grievances & Appeals2005
Lecturer / Adjunct ProfessorIssues in Criminal Justice & Police Administration2005
City of Longview Council MeetingTexas Local Government Code, Subchaper B of Chapter 1422005
Lecturer / Adjunct ProfessorPolice Systems & Practices2004
Laredo Police Officer Association SeminarIssues in Police Officer Grievances & Appeals2004
Corpus Christi Police Association SeminarIssues in Police Officer Grievances & Appeals2003
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education Seminar (TCLEOSE)Forfeiture of Contraband: Chapter 59 of Texas Code of Criminal Procedure2002