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James Richard Butler

also known as Jim Butler, Jim Butler

About me


My name is Jim Butler and I’m an experienced Houston DWI Defense Attorney in my 22nd year of practice. I have a record of success in the courtroom which reflects the amount of hard work and effort I to put into every case I handle. I provide high level DWI representation for an affordable flat rate fee . I offer  free consultations by phone, but I prefer face to face. My office accepts credit cards as a form of payment, and in some cases we can arrange payment plans. My office is conveniently located four blocks from the Harris County Courthouse, near Minute Maid Park. I  can be reached by calling (713) 236-8744. I’ve been at this number for 20 years, and I will continue to be here for you. 

                                        Here is my resume for your reference:

 Formal Education


Baylor University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science


South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctor


DWI Specific Certifications


Certified Field Sobriety Test Instructor


Certified Field Sobriety Test Administration and Interpretation


Certified in Operation of Intoxilizer 5000


Certificate of Completion Hands on Gas Chromatography Course at Axiom Labs Chicago, Illinois.


Drug Recognition Expert  Pre School


Trial Colleges


Graduate of the Trial Lawyers College, Dubois Wyoming


Graduate  of the TCDLA Psychodrama sessions on Voire Dire, Opening statements , Cross Examination and Close




National College Of DUI Defense


College of the State Bar of Texas


Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association


Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association


Trial Lawyers College Ranch Club


TCDLA Cherokee Warrior


Member American Chemical Society







Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    23 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Michael Paul LeMond

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Michael LeMond Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Alan Albert Macias

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a true trial warrior. Always tirelessly working to secure the best possible outcome for his clients. If I were to ever find myself in trouble he'd be the lawyer I'd call.


    Alan Macias DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

1314 Texas Street
Suite 505
Houston, TX, 77002


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199301/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top DWI LawyersH Texas Magazine2014
Top DWI LawyerH Texas Magazine2013
GraduateGerry Spence Trial Lawyers College,Dubois,Wyoming2012
Top DWI LawyersH Texas Magazine2012
Top DWI LawyersH-Texas Magazine2011
Mastering Scientific EvidenceTCDLA2011
DWI FST InstructorNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration2011
40 Hour Gas Chromatograph CourseAmerican Chemical Society2010
Top DWI LawyersH-Texas Magazine2010
Top Lawyers for the PeopleHouston Magazine2009
DWI FST PractitionerNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of James R. "Jim" Butler1993 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2014 - Present
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeRanch Club Member2012 - Present
American Chemical SocietyMember2012 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember1993 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1993 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1993 - Present
Texas Motorcycle Rights AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State VS PolmanteerDismissed
State of Texas Vs. RogersDismissed
State vs. GarciaDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1992
Baylor UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
What You Must Know to WinDWI Defense2011
Top Gun DWI SeminarDWI Law2011
Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI SeminarDWI Law2011
Mastering Scientific EvidenceDWI Law2011
2011 Summer SessionDWI Law2011
Top Gun DWI SeminarDWI Law2010
SFST Instructor CourseDWI Law2010
Communicating Your Way to an AcquittalDWI Law2010
Top Gun DWIDWI Defense2009
DWI Superstar SeminarDWI Law2009
Winning with DWI: Defense and Special TeamsDWI Law2008
Top Gun DWIDWI Law2008
The Ultimate in DWI DefenseDWI Law1998
DWI Superstar SeminarDWI Law1996