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Keith Stewart Hampton

Keith Stewart Hampton

Practice areas:

Criminal Law, Appeals, DUI & DWI

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1989

  1. Criminal Law: 60%
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
  3. Appeals: 20%



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Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Bobby D. Mims

    Keith Hampton is considered one of the top criminal defense lawyers in Texas. Keith has intimate knowledge of the Texas Penal Code and the Code of Criminal procedure. He has represented some of the most important cases in Texas during the last 2 decades. He is an outstanding legal scholar, an intellectual and an astounding criminal defense attorney.


    Bobby Mims Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David B. Frank

    Keith Hampton believes in making a difference. He has a broad understanding of the law and has tirelessly worked to help improve the criminal justice system. Having defended cases together with Keith, I have always been impressed with his skills as a trial lawyer, an appellate lawyer, and a negotiator. He has a great mind for planning defensive strategy and knows how to preserve issues to seek relief. I have consulted with him on appellate matters and always find his insights to be helpful.


    David Frank DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Keith S. Hampton

1103 Nueces Street
Austin, TX, 78701


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198905/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Lawyer of the YearState Bar of Texas Lawyer of the Year2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Austin's Best Unsung HeroAustin Chronicle2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Ambassador Award for Outstanding ServiceAustin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association1999
Super Lawyer since 2003Texas Monthly MagazineN/A
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Presidents' AwardsTexas Crimnal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Legislative DirectorNational Alliance on Mental Illness-Texas2010 - 2013
AuthorOffenses and Defenses in Texas2007 - 2013
Legislative DirectorTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association1995 - 2005
Briefing AttorneyTexas Court Of Criminal Appeals1989 - 1990

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.MemberN/A
Texas Bar FoundationFellowN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Bowens v. CarnesWilliamson County district judge ordered in mandamus action to respect my clients' choice of counsel, 9-0.
Tuck v. StateState's highest court ordered the trial judge to afford the client's right to a free record.
Panetti v. QuartermanThe Supreme Court of the United States reversed and adopted my standard.

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Publication NameTitleDate
Texas ImpactCriminal Justice2013
TCDLA Advanced CourseSentence Commutations and Executive Clemency2008
Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationLaw of Contempt2008
National Law JournalOpen Letter to Justice Scalia2007
State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law CourseLegislative Update2007
St. Mary's Law JournalStranded in the Wasteland of Unregulated Roadway Police Powers: Can “Reasonable Officers” Ever Rescue Us?2004
Texas Bar JournalLethal Injections in Texas2004
Texas Mental Health Consumers Federal of FamiliesImplementing Incompetency and Unfitness Determinations2003
South Texas Law ReviewChildren in the War on Crime: Texas Sex Offender Mania and the Outcasts of Reform2002
Criminal Law InstituteThat's Got to Be Constitutional1998
Texas LawyerVigilantism in a Black Robe1996
Texas Tech Law ReviewThe Parole Law Instruction and Jury Misconduct1993

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of InnsbruckN/ASummer Program1986
University of TexasN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1984

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Texas Democratic Party ConventionCriminal Justice in Texas2013
Student Criminal Law SectionEthics -- Flat Fees2012
Voir Dire SeminarVoir Dire and Technology2011
State Conference -- National Alliance on Mental Illness - TexasLegislative Overview2011
Texas Trial CollegeTrial Advocacy2010
Rusty Duncan Advanced CourseSentence Commutations and Executive Clemency2008
State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law CourseSex Offender Registration1998
Rusty Duncan Advanced CourseLegislative Update1997
Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law CourseLegislative Update1995