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James Scott Angelino

Criminal defense Attorney at Frisco, TX

4.9   24 reviews
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1995
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The Law Offices of James Angelino
2591 Dallas Pkwy.
Suite. 300
Frisco, TX, 75034

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Posted by Mitchell | March 5, 2020
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Criminal Defense
James or Jimmy has worked on a numerous of my cases with amazing outcomes. One thing that stood out to me was how understanding and down to earth he is. During one of my cases which was a couple years ago. I was a reckless and broke college kid and he arranged a very reasonable payment plan for me. To this day I can’t thank him enough for that . I’ve known James close to 4 years and I know this review is long over due. But James is someone who cares more about the outcome of your case than the money involved, which is very rare these days. I laughed reading the reviews talking about how well known he is at the courthouse. Which I can tell you none are fabricated. In my case was able to meet the judge in private and the first thing the judge says to me was “ You are lucky I like this guy”. From then on I knew this was my guy. Thankfully I don’t have to reach out to him much anymore but all I can say is this man right here changed my life.
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Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2018
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He works for you
James is a personable lawyer not looking for your money, he works for you and your needs. I've hired James and had a successful verdict in my case. James is one of the most knowledge lawyers you will meet. James has taught classes to officers on sobriety test. James has worked on both sides of the law as he was a cop. Who would you want to better retain then a guy that has worked on both sides. I recommend him to anyone. I have referred James on more than one occasion. James is your guy if you want your verdict taken personal, he fights to win every case.
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2018
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Excellent Attorney!
Jimmy did a stellar job in helping our daughter out in 2 different counties. He was able to finesse her some incredible deals from the judges and DA's in both counties. He's friendly and responsive to his client, and well respected by DA's and judges. Highly recommend him!
Posted by Casie | October 21, 2018
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Great Attorney
Always very quick to answer any questions I had! Works very hard to get the best possible outcome. He is always so friendly and makes you feel comfortable while defending you to the highest! I would recommend James Angelino to everybody!
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2018
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Excellent Defense Attorney
James was awesome and handled three cases for me in both Dallas and Collin county. He is great to work with and he got my charges reduced on a DUI to Wreckless Driving, and got me off on early probation after only completing a third of the time on two felony charges. He knows the judges and knows how to fight for his clients. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is needing advice and representation in any criminal charges dealing with DUIs or drug possession.
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Posted by Julie | April 30, 2018
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The Best Attorney you could ever ask for!
James Angelino is the most professional, knowledgeable, compassionate and experienced attorney you will find anywhere. When my 17 year old daughter was charged with marijuana possession, Jimmy took the case and immediately filed for Pretrial Diversion. He worked with the court to get her approved and really put my daughter at ease. There were some issues that had to be addressed and Jimmy worked through them with us. He communicated with us every step of the way and explained everything so we knew what to expect. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better – I highly recommend James Angelino when in need of legal representation in criminal court.
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Posted by Heather | September 20, 2017
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Jimmy is an amazing person!
I could not have asked for a more protective, more caring person to represent my son. His knowledge of the law and what a realistic outcome will be is outstanding. My 19 year old received charges from incidences he was not even privy to. (Overreaching detectives/DA? #dentoncounty) This was his first, and only, encounter w/ legal issues and we were flabbergasted. There was no evidence linking him to any of the crimes. Mr. Angelino helped us fight every step of the way. When the date came to select a jury for trial all charges were dismissed, post haste. Jimmy cared about our case, was in constant communication w/ us, even reminding me of court dates the day before. He was always positive w/ my son making him feel very secure and found a way to bond with us. Jimmy Angelino is the only attorney you will ever need for criminal matters. Thank you so much, Jimmy.
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Posted by James | December 31, 2014
Tough/Smart Attorney
I had the privilege of working for James and was impressed with his tenacity as an advocate and counsel to clients. I highly recommend him to all my clients with criminal issues big and small.
Posted by DMM | December 30, 2014
Trustworthy. Tenacious. Professional.
James is an extremely knowledgeable attorney and a tenacious fighter for his clients. What impresses me the most is his ability to remain calm and collected in the most high-pressure situations. Likewise, he has a true passion for helping others that is immediately evident to anyone who spends time with him. I strongly recommend James as a trusted counselor and advocate when the results truly matter.
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Posted by Kristen | April 23, 2014
Best lawyer in Collin or Dallas county!!!
James was first appointed to me by the court for a case about four years ago. I was going through a rough patch. A bit later I got into some more trouble and called him. He is excellent. Caring, knowledgeable, prompt,and got the job done. I now call him for any and every legal question or complication or piece of advice!!
Posted by Elizabeth | January 31, 2014
Outstanding Attorney
Mr. Angelino did everything for me that he was supposed to do with my case. This was the first DWI charge so the outcome of the case was very important to me. Mr. Angelino was very knowledgeable in Collin County, and it worked for me to choose him to represent me. Overall I rate him an EXCELLENT rating and a fantastic lawyer, and a really upfront and cool guy. I'd recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2014
"Mr. Angelino is very good counsel, please take his advice for the future"- My Judge
I hired Mr. Angelino after I felt afraid for my fate being in another lawyers' hands with whom I had previously hired. I am a stay at home mother and feared being away from my children. I felt if I stayed with my first lawyer, I may very well be sent to jail. James, first and foremost, calmed my fears. He immediately took over my case. James doesn't sugar coat the facts, but is reassuring. It was nice to have someone fight for me and my family! Which led me to have the courage to seek help and make some changes in my life. James walked me through every step. Constant communication was kept, usually via text messages! He was very respectful to my husband during meetings and included him discussions. (Which helped my husband stay positive for me.) After my court appearance, the judge turned to me and said, "Mr. Angelino is very good counsel, please take his advice for the future." Those words said it all! Thank you, James, for believing in me and for all you do!
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Posted by Dan | January 18, 2014
Exceptional Legal Representation.
Mr. Angelino is a great lawyer all around. He always returned my phone calls in a timely manner. James didn't beat around the bush either. What was going to happen was explained to me before anything was filed or brought to court. I was very confident in Mr. Angelino's ability to carry out what he had explained to me what was going to happen and what he could do for me. Anytime I had a question he was more than willing to answer it. I always refer anybody who asks for a lawyer to him.
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Posted by Carla | January 14, 2014
“The Angelino Commitment” Provides the highest standards you expect from an Attorney
Mr. Angelino is a Lawyer who not only has tremendous knowledge of the Field Sobriety Test “Manual” and “DWI Laws” but also knows how to effectively “cross-examine” an officer in front of a jury. In my case – The arresting officers report indicated that I was driving while Intoxicated and ‘failed’ multiple field sobriety tests. Once Mr. Angelino reviewed the officers report, video and transcription of my arrest he was able to prove the officer performed almost every test on me incorrectly. The officer even testified under oath, in front of a Jury that he fallowed each test “by the book”! Mr. Angelino asked the arresting officer to “provide his book” ( Training Manual for Field Sobriety Tests ) to the court , however the officer was not able to locate it. So, Mr. Angelino provided “every Field Sobriety Test Manual written” for training officers on how to perform these road side tests when suspecting a driver is driving under the influence of alcohol to the jury, and proved the officer inaccurately performed the tests and inaccurately described my performance and results at the time I was arrested. After two days in court it only took the Jury less than 10 minutes to deliberate and find me “not guilty”. Thank you Mr. Angelino!!
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Posted by Christina | January 11, 2014
James Angelino is a great lawyer!!!
Mr. Angelino is a great lawyer! He bypassed all my expectations as my lawyer. He went above and beyond to help me in my case. I payed significantly less for my ticket than I originally thought and my community service was cut in half. James stayed on top of my case and helped the whole way. You can tell he cares about his clients and wants to do the best job he can do. I will hire Mr. Angelino for any future legal problems I have and I recommend him for anybody looking for a great lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2014
Amazing Lawyer
Mr. Angelino was referred to me as "the lawyer that cops are afraid to go up against." He did an amazing job communicating with me (via text, which is perfect for my generation.) Not only did he win my case, but he kept me confident and really seemed to care about the results.
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2014
The correct choice for DUI/DWI
When my daughter found herself accused of a DWI, by chance we found the perfect attorney for the job. Not only was his knowledge and experience with the field sobriety test useful it became the very basis of her defense. If you find yourself in this situation you can't choose a better man to aid you. He is the best!
Posted by Nathalie | January 9, 2014
Excellent attorney !
James Angelino helped me through the terrifying ordeal of a DUI charge. My confidence in him was there from the very first visit to his office. I was scared and alone through it all and he assured, comforted, and never candy coated the situation. My charges were complex and my trust in his ability was paramount. He was always available to answer the numerous never ending questions I had. I would and do recommend James to those who are looking for a smart, patient,extremely knowledgable in the law and his craft, and above all caring and non judgmental. Thank you James from the bottom of my heart I can never express in words how you saved my life Nathalie
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2014
I'd say - the BEST!!
I could not have asked for a nicer person, more professional, or better attorney to guide me through a very scary experience in my life. I not so much had ever had a speeding ticket, or been in trouble in any way with the law, when I found myself in hand cuffs, arrested with a DUI. I am a mother of 4, stay at home mom, and made a mistake. I was terrified. I felt that Mr. Angelino did everything in his power to reassure me that it was all going to be ok. His responses to my questions (and I had MANY, and they were OFTEN) were always very timely. He never made me feel like my questions were stupid, thus making me feel more confident, which made a horrible experience much more bearable, and I thank him for that. Even if I didn't like his answers he was always honest with me. l needed a strong willed, honest, straight-forward ,trustworthy, patient, and experienced lawyer, and he proved to be just that. I believe that after interviewing several attorneys, choosing Mr. Angelino, was the best decision I could have made. I felt the weight of the world lifted off of my shoulders when I walked into his office for the first time. He went above and beyond his requirements as my legal council to make sure I understood my situation, not sugar coating anything, but also not wanting me to feel afraid...he cared, when so many judged. He earned my trust during my first meeting, and holds it to this day. I not only would recommend Mr. Angelino, I have recommended him...and always will. After working with him during my case and staying in contact over several years, I consider him not only an outstanding attorney and very well educated in the law, but also... my friend.
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2014
The Best Choice in DFW!
Jimmy Angelino is the best choice for DWI/DUI representation. He is knowledgeable, straight forward, and WINS CASES. I met Jimmy in 2008 while looking for legal representation after a questionable DWI arrest. I was impressed by his in-depth knowledge of both sides of intoxication cases. The years he spent as a Police Officer for Dallas and the Chief Prosecutor handling intoxication offenses provided him with a depth of understanding beyond that of most criminal lawyers. Jimmy clearly explained my options and listened to my expectations for the case. He worked tirelessly for over two years, up to the day of the trial, to see that my charges were dropped. His knowledge of the law and experience on the police force allowed him to bring to light several aspects of the case other attorneys would have missed. In court, it was easy to see that he is highly respected by all members of the justice system. Jimmy went out of his way to keep me informed of the progress of the case and my legal options. I recommend James Angelino to anyone who doesn’t want to take a chance with his or her DWI/DUI charge. It is easy to be overwhelmed when it comes to choosing the right lawyer, but choosing correctly can mean the difference of moving on or going to jail. Jimmy is an excellent choice for anyone who wants a lawyer who truly cares about the wellbeing of his clients.
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  • Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1994

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Jimmy for over 20 years. We worked together in the Denton County DA's office and I have seen him in action in the Courthouse on numerous occasions. Mr. Angelino epitomizes professionalism."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Angelino is a very talented attorney and well respected in the legal community. I endorse his work 100%!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. I have worked with him many times. If I were accused of a crime, I would want him to represent me."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"James knows how to get results. He knows how to take complex legal issues and explain them clearly. James knows the law, speaks plainly, speaks directly, and treats everyone well. James was meant to be a lawyer. He is not driven by money. He has a sincere desire to help people. He was a police officer prior to becoming a lawyer. James has a lot of common sense and knows how to work and communicate with a judge and a jury. He will speak the truth to you. If I needed a criminal defense attorney James would be the first person I called."
Military law Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Responsible, knowledgeable and caring. Jimmy is the lawyer I would get if I needed a lawyer. He will fight for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I can refer cases to James with confidence and know that the client will receive effective representation in any kind of criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a very professional and compassionate attorney. He is a great DWI attorney and is very knowledgeable about Veteran's and their special issues. I highly endorse James."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
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Frisco Criminal defense Lawyer James Scott Angelino
James Scott Angelino
Criminal defense Attorney
Frisco, TX
Licensed for 28 years