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Jose Pablo Noriega

Criminal defense Attorney at Plano, TX

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2010
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Jose

Learn Jose’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Represent individuals charged with various crimes. Whether someone has been charged with a Class C Misdemeanor or a First Degree Felony, I take an aggressive approach to criminal defense.

    15 years, 100 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    DWI's are becoming one of the most common serious crimes in today's society. If it hasn't affected you, it has surely affected someone you know or deal with. Call today for a free consultation.

    15 years, 20 cases

  3. Family

I was born in McAllen, TX.  During middle school, my parents decided to move to Plano, TX, for new and exciting work opportunities.  After attending multiple years of high school at Plano West Senior High, I dropped out and received my G.E.D. Though the odds of returning to school and completing my higher education were against me, I did return. I began taking courses in Community College and after taking a criminal justice class, I knew my true calling was law.  Immediately thereafter, I transferred to Texas Tech University and began my quest to become an attorney by majoring in Psychology and Political Science.

One month after graduating from Texas Tech, I moved to Michigan to attend law school.  Throughout law school, I assisted a small law firm with employment and criminal litigation.  Although the law firm was small, the attorneys showed me that David could actually beat Goliath.   I assisted in a wide array of cases, everything from representing class action Fair Labor Standards Act claims to general illegal criminal searches.   

After law school, I returned to Texas and began assisting the Dallas City Attorney’s office in employment matters.  My job responsibilities included investigating EEOC complaints filed by employees, investigating City of Dallas employee misconduct, and assisting in the termination procedures.  I then began assisting in the misdemeanor division of the Dallas County Public Defender’s office where I handled many types of misdemeanors charges for indigent clients.


Tidwell, PLLC
5151 Headquarters
Suite 205
Plano, TX, 75024

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  5 customer reviews
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Posted by Donald | October 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I have known Jose for many years and know him to a more-than-competent criminal law attorney, and I frequently refer Clients to Jose!
Posted by Nick | August 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good attorney
I went through 3 lawyers. Noriega was the only honest good one. Did a good job for what I paid him. Would recommend him.
Posted by Nick | July 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good lawyer
Hired him when he worked in Dallas. He was straightforward and honest. I would hire him again. Helped my wife. I am no fan of lawyers, but Noriega was okay.
Posted by Julie | June 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Julie black
Jose worked a serious case for me a few years back and he is absolutely the BEST attorney I have ever used! He really cares about your case and he went to bat for me and yes we won !! Two felonies dismissed, if you're in need of a defence attorney Jose Noriega is the attorney you want fighting for you like he did for me!!!!
Posted by Charles | June 9, 2010
While living in Texas I received a DWI in Dallas County. Although I'm not sure if Mr Noriega was my actual court appointed attorney, he was the person that handled my case. He was very upfront and honest with me about my options and the chance of winning the case. I know he had an heavy caseload yet spent plenty of time with me going over everything. He even watched the video with me. He's a good man and would recommend him to anyone who needs help with any legal problem.
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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Guest & Gray Law Firm
  • 2017 - Present
  • Public Defender's Office Dallas County
  • 2010 - 2010
  • City of Dallas
  • 2009 - 2009


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Texas Tech University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Injury to a Child
  • Not Guilty. Less than 10 minutes of deliberations.
  • Assault Family Violence
  • Case dismissed on the day of trial
  • DWI
  • Case dismissed


  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • 2009 - Present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Former Board Member
  • 2018 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • President's list
  • Texas Tech University
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Mentors
  • Your future in law
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (4)
Endorse Jose
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jose is an exceptional attorney who is able to acquire exceptional results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jose is a true professional and zealous advocate for his clients. He is one of the few attorneys in North Texas who I would trust unconditionally to co-counsel a trial or advise me on a criminal matter. I've observed Jose work his cases up aggressively from the very beginning of the case, and I've been incredibly impressed with his dedication and hard work. I strongly endorse this attorney. He is top notch."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jose is an amazing criminal defense lawyer. He's not only an excellent trial attorney, and courtroom advocate, but he's also great at negotiating and settling cases, but only when that is best for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dilligent and aggressive, has a heart for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I always hear about him getting great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"As Mr. Noriega's partner at Johnson Noriega, PLLC, I have had the opportunity to witness Mr. Noriega's dedication to his clients and his craft. In witnessing Mr. Noriega's zealous representation of each and every one of his clients, I have gained a new appreciation for Mr. Noriega as an attorney and as a person. Frankly, one could not do better than have Mr. Noriega personally representing them on any criminal or civil manner for that matter. His tireless efforts have helped Johnson Noriega, PLLC clients immensely."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Noriega has a supurb grasp on the legal system, and can offer his clients outstanding service. If I had to recommend to a friend a criminal attorney in the Dallas area it would be attorney Noriega."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jose for several years, and know him to be dedicated to the legal profession and extremely knowledgeable about criminal defense. I would, without hesitation, refer clients to Jose, knowing that they would be satisfied with his representation."
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