Houston TX DWI and DUI lawyer J. Gary Trichter is one of only four criminal defense attorneys in Texas who is a "DWI Specialist." Known as a leader and one of the most successful DWI trial and appellate lawyers in the United States, Gary is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest professional and ethical rating a lawyer can receive. Gary has earned his reputation arguing groundbreaking DWI cases and co-authoring the DWI textbook Texas Drunk Driving Law. He has also published more than 46 articles on a broad range of topics from DWI, DUI, BWI, ALR to defending pilot licenses against the Federal Aviation Administration on DWI related issues. Very few Houston, TX DWI and DUI lawyers can demonstrate comparable experience.
Gary has also spoken at more than 256 legal seminars in 30 stateswhere he has taught lawyers, judges and prosecutors about various aspects of the law—particularly DWI. He is one of only four board certified DWI/DUI Attorneys in Texas by the National College for DUI Defense which is the sole entity approved by the American Bar Association to grant such a qualification (the Texas Bar Association does not have a board certification in DWI Defense but it does recognize the ABA DWI board certification. Gary has also been listed seven times in Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.
He has been practicing law in the state of Texas since 1980 and served as president of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association from June 2011 through June 2012. Gary is past chairman of the DWI committees for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has also served the longest tenure on the Board of Regents for the National College for DUI Defense where he was Dean of the College from 2002-2003. The NCDD awarded Gary The Erwin-Taylor Award, a national recognition for exceptional lawyers who have dedicated their lives to protecting constitutional rights of citizens and upgrading the level of professionalism for all attorneys. He has also been selected to the Texas Super Lawyers every year from 2003-2014 and is rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo.
Gary currently serves, Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Memorial, Clear Lake, Pearland, West University, River Oaks, Spring Branch, Midtown, Southside Place, Meyerland and Bellaire as well as the Texas Hill Country including Bandera, Fredricksburg, Kerrville and surrounding areas.
Licensed since 1980
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1980||05/24/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2014|
|Super lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2008|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2007|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2006|
|Super Lawyer||Texas Monthly Magazine||2005|
|Senior lawyer||Trichter & Murphy, PC||1980 - 2014|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Texas DWI Lawyers||Past President and Founding Member||2014 - Present|
|San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Fellow||1994 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1980 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Past President||1980 - Present|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Past chairman DUI Committee||N/A|
|Texas Hill Country Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|South Texas College of Law||Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||1980|
|University of South Florida||Criminal Justice||MA - Masters||N/A|