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James Richard Butler

also known as Jim Butler, Jim Butler

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI

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. 


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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


 


Memberships


 


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


 


 


 


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    22 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Brian Vincent Manchester

    I met Jim at the American Chemical Society Forensic Gas Chromotography Course held last October in Chicago. This course was a very intense course that taught us more about gas chromotography than most of the lab techs who work at the state crime labs. There are less than 25 lawyers in the United States who have taken this course. This is but one example of the dedication that Jim has to be the best lawyer he can be. Jim goes above and beyond to learn the science behind how blood and breath are tested and this dedication to learning are what make him an excellent DUI defense lawyer. Ayone who hires Jim is in good hands

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    Brian Manchester DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Lawrence Yeargan

    Jim and I went through some of the most intense and comprehensive DUI training a defense attorney can experience. The entire time Jim proved himself to be a tireless advocate for his clients, and an out of the box thinker when it came to developing innovative ways of defending his clients. Anyone would be extremely fortunate to have Jim for their attorney.

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    James Yeargan Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

1314 Texas Street
Suite 505
Houston, TX, 77002

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199305/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Associations
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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Education
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