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Lewis Cooper Giles

Practice areas:

Federal Crime, Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Family, Business

About Me

FAMILY


I was born in Waco, Texas and even though I moved around a bit, in the end I decided to come home to settle down.  I live in Waco with my wife, Cindy, with whom I have been married to since 2002 and our son, Edgar.  We have several pets (two cats, a dog, a fish, and a lizard) and spend our free time watching movies, camping, or just hanging out together. 


 


PRE-LAW


After graduating college in 1999, I worked in the computer industry in and around the Dallas area until my son was born in 2002. I earned several technical certifications on a variety of hardware and software platforms.  I usually worked for small businesses while in Dallas as a network operations manager, but I also taught a two separate technical schools.  While I was teaching, I helped my students prepare for a job in the information technology industry.  It was hear that I first discovered my passion for helping people.  When I left the I.T. field, I decided that I wanted to work directly with people and see if there was anything that I could to help them, so I started working as an insurance agent.  Eventually, I decided that I wanted to have more of an impact on peoples' lives.  This is when I decided to go to law school and become a lawyer.


 


LAW SCHOOL


I started Baylor Law School in the fall of 2005.  I immediately knew that being a lawyer was what I was meant to be.  Throughout law school I learned everything that I could about how to better serve my future clients.  Because I knew that I wanted to work for myself when I graduated, I picked only the classes that were needed for my future law career, earning a Criminal Concentration and a General Civil Litigation Concentration upon my graduation in May 2008 with a Juris Doctorate from Baylor Law School. 


 


CLIENTS


I believe that my best attribute when dealing with my clients is my ability to listen and inform my clients of their options.  I may be their lawyer, but it is their case and their life.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2008

  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    7 years
  2. Federal Crime: 25%
    3 years
  3. Family: 20%
    7 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
    3 years
  5. Business: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($100-300/hour), Contingent (20-50%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (10%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

25 total 

  • Judd S Nemiro

    I endorse this lawyer. Definitely on the path to greatness.

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    Judd Nemiro Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Robert Lawrence Cohen

    I endorse this lawyer. He really knows his craft.

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    Robert Cohen Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Giles & Giles, P.C.

504 Austin Avenue
P.O. Box 609
Waco, TX, 76703-0609

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200805/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Criminal Law ConcentrationBaylor Law School2008
General Civil Litigation ConcentrationBaylor Law School2008
Order of the BarristersBaylor Law School2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner / Managing attorneyGiles & Giles, P.C.2015 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorMcLennan County Community College2012 - Present
Managing AttorneyGiles and Giles, P.C.2009 - 2015
Associate AttorneyClaude Giles, P.C.2008 - 2008
ClerkClaude Giles, P.C.2005 - 2007

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Inns of Court (Abner V. McCall)Associate Member2013 - Present
McLennan County Young Lawyers AssociationPresident2013 - 2014
BNI - HOT Rainmakers ChapterPresident2013 - 2013
Mission Waco Legal Services ClinicAdvisory Board Member2013 - Present
Mission Waco Legal Services ClinicVolunteer Attorney2013 - Present
McLennan County Young Lawyers AssociationVice-President2012 - 2013
American Bar Association Advisory PanelAdvisor2012 - Present
Texas Access to Justice CommissionSubcommittee Member (Limited Scope Representation)2012 - Present
Manta Media Advisory PanelAdvisor2012 - Present
McLennan County Young Lawyers AssociationDirector2011 - 2012
Heart of Texas Council on Alcohol and Drug AddictionDirector2010 - 2011
Phi Alpha DeltaJustice2006 - 2007
Federal Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Association of Federal Defense AttorneysN/AN/A
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
McLennan County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
McLennan County Young Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Order of the BarristersN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Phi Alpha DeltaN/AN/A
State Bar of TexasN/AN/A
College of the State Bar of TexasN/AN/A
Pro Bono College of the State Bar of TexasN/AN/A
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenN/AN/A
McLennan County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
1st Degree Drug PossessionPlea 10 Years (15 Years Less Than The Minimum)
CPS Mother Has 1 Child Removed - Gets 4 BackDismissal by CPS - Kids Returned Home
Dad Wins Custody of KidsN/A

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
University of Mary Hardin-BaylorFine ArtBFA - Bachelor of Fine Arts1999

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Monthly CASA Continuing EducationRepresenting Parents Against CPS2013
Government ClassTexas and Federal Law Primer2013
Doing Well While Doing Good: Representing Clients in Limited Scope MattersLimited Scope Representation2013
WMYLA MeetingLimited Scope Representation2012
BNI MeetingLimited Scope Representation2012
BNI MeetingDWI and You2012
BNI MeetingNeed for Estate Planning2012
Social Studies ClassIntro to Law2011
Business Law ClassCriminal Law Primer2011
Monthly MeetingTechnology in the Practice of Law2010