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Jim Mitchell Medley

Jim Mitchell Medley

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

  I was born in Port Arthur, Texas and raised in the Golden Triangle of Texas.  I completed my B.S. degree from Auburn University after only 2 1/2 years of study.  I began working as a police officer at 21 years old.  I was a college professor with two masters degrees at age 26.  By age 30, I was finishing law school.  I have since completed a third masters degree and defended over 2000 people who have been accused of crimes.  My experience as a defense lawyer includes over 100 jury trials.


  Outside of my law practice, I am actively involved in fitness.  I practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and regularly compete in tournaments.  I am very competitive and I fight for my clients in court the way I fight on the jiu jitsu mat.  I use knowledge, creativity, and experience to get the best results.




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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    15 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    15 years, 2.5 thousand cases



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

24 total 

  • Christopher Lee Carlson

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Jim is a very passionate and talented attorney. With his background and knowledge, Jim is truly a force to be reckoned with when it comes to DWI trials. I always learn from Jim whether it is in a classroom where he is teaching other defense lawyers (like myself) about the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests or in the courtroom watching him do closing arguments on an impossible DWI case. Jim is truly a fantastic criminal defense lawyer.


    Christopher Carlson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark W. Bennett

    Jim is one of the top DWI lawyers in Houston. He knows as much as anyone about the specialized field of DWI defense, and is extremely smart. If I were arrested for DWI, Jim would be on the very short list of lawyers I might hire.


    Mark Bennett Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Jim Medley & Associates

1208 Edwards Street
Houston, TX, 77007


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200005/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top AttorneyTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2012
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2011
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2011

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerJim Medley & Associates2000 - Present
Professor of Criminal JusticeSan Jacinto College1996 - 2003

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
State Bar CollegeMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Texas v. A.V.NOT GUILTY
State of Texas v J.T.NOT GUILTY
State of Texas v D.H.NOT GUILTY

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Legal NewsPolice Field Exercises: Scientific evidence or more government lies?2005

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Sam Houston State UniversityCriminal Justice ManagementMS - Master of Science1996
Auburn University, AuburnPublic SafetyBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Auburn University, AuburnJusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Sam Houston State UniversityOccupational EducationMaster of EducationN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Top Gun DWICross examination of an arresting officer2011
Mastering Scientific EvidenceHGN field sobriety test2011
Top Gun DWIDirect examination of a defense expert2010
Mastering Scientific EvidenceHGN research2008
Top Gun DWICross examination of an arresting officer2007