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William Anthony Vitz

DUI and DWI Attorney at Mc Kinney, TX

4.8   23 reviews

also known as Tony Vitz, Tony Vitz

  • Licensed for 35 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    45%
    An opinion crime that is touched by politics and misleading propaganda.

    36 years

  2. Criminal defense
    35%
    for the most part, a criminal defense lawyer should also be a trial lawyer.

    36 years

  3. Litigation
    20%
    Litigation is about telling true stories

    36 years

All cases are different; All lawyers are different. At Vitz Law, we understand the difference and the importance of each client’s story. We don’t run a case-mill at Vitz Law. It’s not a game of volume for us. We don’t believe in proclaiming to be experts and we don’t blog, advertise, or promote ourselves primarily to get people’s money. Whether you’ve been injured, or charged with DWI, murder, or a traffic ticket, you’ve got a unique life experience that can be told by a lawyer who cares, and understands what you’ve been through. And that’s what makes the difference for any judge or jury.

Tony Vitz has over 23 years of courtroom experience. He has been training consistently since 1999, when he attended the legendary Trial Lawyer’s College in Wyoming; a select group of lawyers from across the country that specializes in helping people. This training has given him tools to learn his client’s stories and enables him to effectively share them with the jury.

 

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Location

Vitz Law Offices
1413 Harroun Avenue
Mc Kinney, TX, 75069

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  23 customer reviews
Posted by Gary | November 9, 2020
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Choosing a lawyer
Tony is a great lawyer. I have used Tony on a couple of occasions. He spends time with you going over your case. He will tell you if you have a case are not. Tony is a lawyer that’s for you. I would hire Tony again and recommend him to everyone.
Posted by Randy | January 23, 2020
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Great attorney
If u need a great criminal defense attorney then Tony Vitz is the one for u. He is always available to speak with you or if not he gets back with u as soon as possible. I had an assault charge and he was able to work out a deal with the DA with no jail time just probation and community service.
Posted by Carlos | August 1, 2018
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Tony Vitz was First Class from beginning to end.
Tony Vitz was very professional, and worked tirelessly to protect my rights and achieve the best possible result for me. Upon the first visit I had a high level of trust and confidence. He was always available for any questions I had, and kept me up to date on the status of my case. My family is grateful for his service and I highly recommend Mr. Vitz without reservation.
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Posted by Debbie | September 1, 2017
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The Vitz law firm
The Vitz law office was very professional and helpful. Tony was always available to answer any questions. He explained everything to me. Everything went just like he said it would. I'm pleased with the way my case ended. Thank you Tony!
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2017
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Reliable and Caring
This firm took care of me when I had no idea what to expect. The entire staff are professional and knowledgeable. If you need an attorney, I highly recommend The Vitz Law Office.
Posted by Rebecca | July 23, 2016
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Second to None
In August 2014, my world was turned upside down. Instead of referring others to a criminal defense lawyer, I found myself in need of one. I had never needed a criminal defense lawyer, and when faced with a life changing arrest, it was my turn. I’ve known Tony all of my life and knew I could place my life in his hands, which is exactly what I did. While some may experience Tony as unconventional, his unique style and skill set him far apart from other lawyers. I was confident in Tony’s intricate understanding of the law, but what I, thankfully, had never experienced was his creative, dedicated and empathetic approach to gaining as much knowledge and perspective of the facts as possible so as to tell my story. I believe his extensive training in psychodrama afforded him the ability to help me gain a deeper understanding and perspective of this horrible process. He skillfully, without shame, helped me stay focused and grounded while my future laid in the hands of strangers who knew nothing about me. Being a lawyer myself, I can assure you that Tony goes above and beyond what our oath requires of us. Tony didn’t collect a fee, sit back and simply wait until a plea was offered. He put everything he had as early as he could-the grand jury phase of this process. Keep in mind that the criminal defense lawyer is not allowed to appear before the grand jury. The only thing he could do was give me a voice and convey my truth in the form of a written grand jury packet. My nightmare ended when the grand jury rendered a no bill. Vulnerability is likely the most uncomfortable feeling for a human being. Tony was safe, professional, creative, dedicated, available and honest throughout a traumatic chapter in my life. While this experience afforded me the opportunity to do some long overdue work, which has led to life changing growth for which I am grateful, getting through this would have been impossible without Tony.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2015
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Amazing
I heard about Tony Vitz from a very close friend of mine. He was easy to reach, always called back if he couldn't get to the phone, and always kept me updated about what was happening with my case. Not to mention he always knows how to calm your nerves before entering the court room. Tony does his job extremely well and is an exceptional man to work with. He got me out of trouble when I needed it most and for a very fair price!
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Posted by Mendy | November 22, 2015
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The best
This attorney does his job and then some. He does the right thing. He actually cares. He eased my fear every time I came into contact with him. He's genuine and had my back the whole time. He is real, and he got me out of trouble. He got me the best case scenario I could have. He's the best!! If you want real and someone that is honest and has your back and will truly defend you, this is your guy!!! Love you Tony!
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Posted by Chris | November 9, 2015
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Gets results
There is always a great deal of fear and doubt when hiring an attorney for any reason. You do not know what your going to get. When you are putting your family, financial, or business future in the hands of someone else, it is quite daunting choosing the right representation. Tony Vitz and his staff are absolutely unbelievable at working for their clients. They are not a "let's see how we can run up the billing" firm, but instead a let us help you with your situation. Being a client, I can tell you that communication from your attorney is extremely important in keeping everything else in your life in check. Phone, email, or txt, Tony Vitz and his staff will follow up with you usually within hours, and work around your schedule (ie They are there for you when you have a question, or have additional information.) There is a reason Tony Vitz travels around the country presenting/speaking to other attorneys. He is simply that good, and the results for his clients prove it.
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Posted by Courtney | July 14, 2015
Greatest attorney in Texas!
Attorney Vitz was my court appointed attorney back in 2008. He was very knowledgeable and helped me and my family get a fair sentence for what my charge was then. In June 2014 my husband unfortunately got into some legal trouble and I recommended that he call Vitz for advice. Not only did he take personal time of his own to talk to us about the case, he treated us with respect and made us feel very comfortable while working together. I can honestly say I love vitz as an attorney and as an individual. He truly cares about his clients, and doesn't take cases based on money. He is a good man all around, and works hard to help you in any circumstance. I will always recommend Vitz to any one who is in need of a great lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2015
Tony Vitz
My sister referred Mr. Vitz after he had defended my nephew a few years back. She explained to me what a knowledgeable attorney he was as well as a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. Well, she was right and he exceeded my expectations. Not only did he clear my nephew's name but mine as well. I can only hope that I will not need any sort of help in a court of law again, but if that were to happen he would be the first person I called.
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Posted by Rita Sue | May 3, 2014
Great Lawyer!
I would recommend Tony for any legal problem that one might ever encounter. Honest, trustworthy, and listens to your concerns. I was referred to him by a friend and hired him a little while back. So glad I listened to that friend. In matters as important as law/legal issues, I think everyone should do a little research before making such an important decision. After the referral, I researched Tony and liked what I found, even more so after meeting him. I am so glad that I hired him and will do it again if the need arises. Thanks Tony!
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Posted by Wade | March 4, 2013
Your best Legal Defense
Tony was refereed to me by another attorney. When we met I wasn't sure, but I could see he was busy. As we worked more together on my case I started to understand how he works and why he was busy. He genuinely cares about his clients. each case he takes a personal interest in and fights for you. He went above and beyond to help me and for that and other reasons, I now consider him a Friend. He is a great attorney (and person) helping those in need. My case was not easy, but he was fair (finically) with me and never gave me false hope, but did believe we could and should fight my charges. Even when a deal we sent to us, we talked about it, he did not pressure me at all and we together made the decision to go to the jury. I knew I was innocent and he believed in me to fight hard.
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Posted by Terry | February 13, 2013
Happy with outcome of trial
Tony was very professional. This involved a DWI. He took into account that diabetes could affect the BAC. Knowing that this could go either way he recommended an expert to testify and that was a good idea. He was well prepared for trial. I felt very comfortable with his handling of the prosecutors' witnesses. I also appreciate his advice to go before the judge instead of a jury trial. I think that was a good decision. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a lawyer in the McKinney area.
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Posted by walter | August 1, 2012
Best DWI Attorney
We had a tough case to beat,Tony never let his guard down. Tony gathered as many facts as he could and presented them in a manner that won the jury over. I would highly reccomend Tony Vitz to defend me again.
Posted by Jack | February 21, 2012
Good lawyer!
Mr. Vitz worked diligently for our son. He kept his best interest in mind at all times. He took the time to meet with us and took the time to explain all the steps throughout the legal process.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2012
Tony Vitz legal support review by CDBII
Tony supported my through my criminal case like no other attorney I had seen or heard of before. He took a personal interest in my case and pulled in resources from out of state to help in my rehabilitation and avoidance of a jail term. He was always there and has been there since working with him for consultation and advice. I would Highly recommend him to anyone needed a criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by Charles | January 23, 2012
Highly Recommended Atty
Mr Vitz is a great Atty, highly knowledgeable, keep me informed throught my situation and steered me the right direction and did what was best for me. Would highly recommend Mr Vitz
Posted by Anna | December 10, 2011
Highly Recommend
I would highly recommend Tony Vitz to anyone who would be in the unfortunate situation to need a criminal lawyer. Tony is a very knowledgeable and caring attorney. He is smart with all of the legal aspects and he is very kind too. He made me and my daughter feel very comfortable with the whole process. And, he had a great outcome for us!
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Posted by Brooke | October 17, 2011
Best legal decision I've ever made
I've been through the legal system several times and have never had an attorney like Tony. He was concerned not only with achieving an acceptable outcome in court, but with my success in life. Tony took note of the underlying issues beneath my legal problems and made sure that the solution he asked for in court was something that would help me lead a worthwhile life. I've never met an attorney like Tony. He was there for me start to finish. Not to mention his contacts! Tony knows everyone- from the judges to the District Attorneys even to the bailiffs- everyone likes Tony. I couldn't be happier with his services. He's the best attorney I've ever hired. And thanks to him, I'm set on a course in life where I probably won't need his legal services again.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Education

  • Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College
  • 1999
  • South Texas College of Law
  • 1988
  • Texas Tech University
  • 1984

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Carolynn's Case
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. John Doe
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Past President
  • 1999 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Publications

  • The Warrior Trial Lawyer's College
  • First Work Weekend at The Ranch
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Rusty Duncan
  • Jury Selection
  • 2014
  • TLC Annual Meeting
  • Psychodrama
  • 2013
  • Advanced Trial Skills
  • Direct Examination
  • 2013
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodrama for Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Auto Collisions
  • Engaging the Jury using Psychodrama
  • 2011
  • Jolly Rogers
  • Expunctions, Non-Disclosures, and Juvenile Sealing
  • 2010
  • Interpersonal Dynamics
  • Trial Skills
  • 2010
  • Tyler, Texas
  • Jury Selection
  • 2007
  • Beaumont, Texas
  • Jury Selection
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (20)
Endorse William
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I met Tony at the Trial Lawyer's College in 2011. He was one of my favorite instructors. We have since helped each other work up cases. I have great respect for Tony as a lawyer and even more respect for him as a person."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is the guy you want on our side when the government has their cross hairs on you. Incredible trial attorney. Passionate, effective and relentless in the pursuit of justice for his clients. I recommend this lawyer 100%."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. There are attorneys that like to follow the standard formula. They ask the same questions and come to the same standard conclusions. Tony is not your ordinary lawyer. He will ferret out the necessity of any case and capitalize on weaknesses in the evidence and in the states witnesses. You have to see guys like Tony in action to appreciate his talent. I whole heartedly endorse him for criminal matters in Texas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony has a very unique way of connecting with the jury person to person in a very authentic way. If you have a criminal case that will have to be tried to a jury, he has the "it" that is often the difference between a guilty and not guilty verdict. This man can try a case and truly cares for his clients and their families. Lin McCraw"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A Super Trial Lawyer. Excellent teacher of trial skills. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tony Vitz is very well known in Collin and Denton counties. He teaches courses that educate younger attorneys and experienced attorneys alike on new developments in criminal defense. He is a true fighter and works very hard for his clients. I have a lot of respect for Mr. Vitz and would feel confident that anyone accused of a crime who hired Mr. Vitz would get a good and rigorous defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony Vitz is as tough as they come for criminal defense. I strongly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have never met a lawyer that cares more about his clients than Tony. He knows how to get to the heart of the matter like none I have ever seen. Clients looking for a true trial lawyer that will tell their story in a way the jury understands would be lucky to have a lawyer like Tony."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is one of the few real trial lawyers out there. He gets it. It's not about the facts of the case, it's about what really happened and telling your client's story. Any client would be lucky to have a real, actual trial lawyer fight for them. Hire Tony, he'll give you everything he's got."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Vitz is an exceptional attorney. Although I have been practicing law for 24 years as a judge, magistrate, law professor, prosecutor, and private attorney, I learn from his responses on Avvo every time that he posts. If I needed an attorney, I would hire him. I recommend him with no reservation. It would be the best investment of your life to hire him to represent you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Friend
"Tony is one of the best criminal lawyers in North Texas. He's been to Gerry Spence's ranch for indepth trial skill training that turns a good lawyer into a great lawyer. I've seen him in action doing psychodrama with clients to get to what the client's real story is about. I wouldn't hesitate to refer a client to Tony."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is one of the most talented lawyers in the country. He is passionate about helping his clients. Tony is also a respected teacher who has helped hundreds of trial lawyers improve their skills. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dedicated, passionate and cares about his clients and his cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tony Vitz is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer in North Texas. I do not hesitate to refer him to any client in his area who needs trusted counsel on his side. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony is a dedicated advocate who works tirelessly for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tony is an absolute formidable force in the courtroom. The reason why is that he is not only a tenacious litigator, leaving no stone unturned, but he also deeply cares about his clients and recognizes the difficult situations they find themselves in. He cares about the person first. Its not often you can put complete trust in someone to take care of your life and liberty. Tony is that person. Without hesitation i highly recommend Tony."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I certainly recommend Tony to anyone who needs a lawyer in his area. He cares a lot about what he does, and employs some of the best practices a lawyer can have."
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