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AV-rated attorney Deandra Grant’s practice is focused on DWI defense in Texas. She is a national speaker on DWI law and science and is the co-author of The Texas DWI Manual (James Publishing). Deandra is a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor and has completed and taught the Drug Recognition Overview course. She was the first attorney in Texas to pass the Forensic Sobriety Assessment Certification exam. In addition, she has completed coursework in DWI forensic blood and urine testing and was trained as an operator and maintenance technician of the Intoxilyzer 5000. Deandra has certificates in Forensic Chromatography: Theory & Practice (2011) and Forensic Analysis of Solid Drugs (2014), issued by Axion Labs and the American Chemical Society. Deandra is a member of TCDLA (Board Member & DWI Committee), the Dallas Bar Association, the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Board Member since 2007). She is also a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Academy of Forensic Science and the American Association for Clinical Chemistry. D Magazine has named Deandra to its list of Best Women Lawyers and Best Lawyers in Dallas. She’s been named a “Texas Super Lawyer” and one of Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers. Best Lawyers in Dallas named her one of the Top 10 DWI Lawyers in Dallas. Most recently she was selected to the Top 100 Trial Lawyers list by The National Trial Lawyers Association. Deandra is currently working on her Masters in Forensic Science through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    23 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    23 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Manny Haddad

    Deandra is both an amazing attorney and lady! Over the course of my young legal career, I have come across few that are not only as incredibly smart as Deandra, but also so willing to take the time to educate her fellow attorneys. She definitely sets the bar for attorneys in our field. Not a day has gone by since I met Deandra several years ago that I have not learned something new and useful for practicing law.

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  • Timothy Raymond Bussey

    Deandra is a top notch attorney. She creates cutting edge defense tactics and lectures frequently to other attorneys. I highly endorse Deandra Grant.

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Contact info

Deandra M. Grant & Associates (Primary Office)

800 East Campbell Road
Suite 110
Richardson, TX, 75081

Deandra M. Grant & Associates (By Appointment Only)

6060 N. Central Expwy.
Suite 500
Dallas, TX, 75206

Deandra Grant & Associates (By Appointment)

1420 West Exchange Pkwy
Suite 180C
Allen, TX, 75013

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199307/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Best Lawyers in Dallas: DWID Magazine2015
Texas' Top Rate LawyersTexas Lawyer Magazine2015
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2014
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Best Lawyers in Dallas: DWID Magazine2014
Texas' Top Rated LawyersTexas Lawyer Magazine2013
Best Criminal Lawyers in Dallas - DWIDallas Criminal Lawyers2013
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2013
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2013
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2011
Best Lawyers in DallasD Magazine2011
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2010
Best Women Lawyers in DallasD Magazine2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentInternational Legal & Forensic Science Services Inc2013 - Present
OwnerThe Law Offices of Deandra M. Grant, PC1994 - Present
Vice PresidentInternational Legal & Forensic Science Services Inc.2012 - 2012
Assistant District AttorneyDallas County District Attorneys Office1994 - 1994
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dallas Women Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
Plano Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationPresident-Elect2014 - Present
National Women Trial LawyersMember2014 - Present
Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember1998 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationBoard Member1995 - Present
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationBoard Member1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. "Keith"Jury Verdict - Not Guilty of DWI (.09 breath test)
State v. "James"Jury Verdict - Not Guilty of DWI
State v. "Jason"Jury Verdict - Not Guilty of DWI (.12 breath test)
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
HHR PublicationsTexas DWI: Truth & Consequences2016
HHR PublicationsSurviving Your Texas DWI: Dallas, Collin & Tarrant County2016
James Publishing publicationTexas DWI Manual2015
James Publishing publicationTexas DWI Manual2014
James Publishing publicationTexas DWI Manual2013
James Publishing publicationAttacking Breath Test Results E-Book2013
Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)"Missouri v. McNeely: Are Warrantless Blood Draws History?"2013
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Axion Labs/American Chemical SocietyForensic Driving Under the Influence of Drugs SeminarCertificate2015
Axion Labs/American Chemical SocietyForensic Drug AnalysisCertificate2014
Axion Labs/American Chemical SocietyGas Chromatography: Theory & PracticeCertificate2011
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)Business AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OACDL Advanced DUI SeminarCommon Defenses in Breath Testing Cases2015
OACDL 4th Annual Trial Skills WorkshopTrial Skills Faculty2015
DUIDLA Winter SeminarCourse Director2015
9th Annual Diving Into a DUI Case SeminarEnzymatic Serum Ethanol Testing: Anatomy of a Criminal Case2015
52nd Annual Criminal Law InstituteBlood Alcohol Testing 1012015
UACDL Advanced DUI SeminarBlinding Them with Science: DWI Blood Evidence2014
TCCDLA Monthly CLEUnderstanding Blood Alcohol Testing2014
TACDL DUI SeminarBlood Testing for DUI Cases2014
OACDL Advanced DUI SeminarTeam Innocent Voir Dire2014
OACDL 3rd Annual Trial Skills WorkshopTrial Skills Faculty2014
Lone Star DWIDWI Blood 1012014
DWI Defense ProjectBlinding Them with Science: DWI Blood Evidence2014
DBA Monthly CLELab Errors2014
Advanced Criminal Law SeminarLab Errors2014
8th Annual Diving Into a DUI Case SeminarBlinding Them with Science: DWI Blood Evidence2014
7th Annual Jolly Roger Hal Jackson Memorial Criminal Law SeminarEnzymatic Serum Ethanol Testing and Its Use As Forensic Evidence in a Criminal Case2014
34th Annual LACDL Prairie Dog Advanced Criminal Law SeminarBlinding Them with Science: DWI Defense2014
247th American Chemical Society Annual Meeting & ExpositionEnzymatic Serum Ethanol Testing and Its Use As Forensic Evidence in a Criminal Case – Oral Presentation of Abstract,2014
TCCDLA Monthly CLEBlood & McNeely: A Status Update2013
OACDLA 2nd Annual Trial Skills WorkshopTeam Innocent Voir Dire2013
OACDL Advanced DUI SeminarMission Impossible: Discovery in DWI Blood Test Cases2013
KCCDLA Monthly CLETrial Skills for DWI Blood Cases2013
ILFSS Trial Skills WorkshopCross Examination in a Criminal Case2013
ILFSS Defending a DWI with Blood/Breath EvidenceMacCarthy Cross2013
Guest Lecture - Texas Tech Law SchoolDWI 1012013
Guest Lecture - Texas State UniversityForensic Aspects of Modern DWI Defense2013
Guest Lecture - SMU Law SchoolDefending DWI Cases with Blood Evidence2013
DWI Defense ProjectWorking Blood Magic in a Vampire World2013
DUI Drug Cases & DRE: Mastering the Science & Trial SkillsCross Examination2013
DCDLA Monthly CLETeam Innocent Voir Dire2013
CCCDLA DWI Nuts 'N Bolts SeminarPrepping & Trying a Blood Draw DWI Case2013
Advanced Criminal Law SeminarDWI Case Law Update: Blood Evidence2013
7th Annual Diving into a DUI Case SeminarWorking Blood Magic in a Vampire World2013
6th Annual Jolly Roger Hal Jackson Memorial Criminal Law SeminarUnderstanding Blood Alcohol Testing2013
Trying Blood Cases in Collin CountyTeaching Blood Alcohol Testing to the Wal Mart Shopper2012
Top Gun DWICross Examination of the Arresting Officer2012
TACDL Annual DUI SeminarTeaching Blood Alcohol Testing to the Wal Mart Shopper2012
OACDL Advanced DUI SeminarChallenging Breath Tests2012
OACDL 1st Annual Trial Skills WorkshopTrial Skills Faculty2012
NMCDLA Annual DWI SeminarDWI Blood Cases: A Primer2012
NHTSA SFST Practitioner CourseInstructor2012
ILFSS Intoxilyzer BootcampIntoxilyzer 5000 Bootcamp2012
Guest Lecture - SMU Law SchoolDWI Cases: A Blood Primer2012
Gideon's Trumpet SeminarTeaching Blood Alcohol Testing to the Wal Mart Shopper2012
DWI Defense ProjectThe Sanitary Place/Qualified Person Issue2012
DCDLA Monthly CLE SeminarHospital Blood Alcohol Testing2012
CPDA Annual DUI SeminarBuilding the Ultimate DUI Trial Notebook2012
CCCDLA Monthly CLEDWI Discovery & Trial Tactics for Blood Test Cases2012
Betting on JusticeDWI Blood Cases: A Primer2012
Advanced Criminal Law SeminarDefending a DWI Blood Test Case2012
ACDLA Monthly CLEDWI Blood Cases: A Primer2012
Top Gun DWIA Mock Cross Examination of the State's Blood Expert2011
State Bar of Texas Annual MeetingDWI Law Update2011
OACDL Advanced DUI SeminarDefending the DWI Accident with a Hospital Blood Test2011
No Means No: How to Scientifically Defend a No Refusal CaseScientifically Defending a No Refusal Case2011
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI CasesDiscovery in DWI Blood Test Cases2011
DWI Technology ConferenceThe Intoxilyzer 5000 from a Defense Perspective2011
DWI Defense ProjectDWI Blood Cases: Discovery, Science & Strategy2011
State Bar of Texas Annual MeetingDWI Law For the Non-Criminal Specialist2010
DWI Trial TacticsDWI Blood Draws2010
CCCDLA Monthly MeetingDWI Discovery in Blood Test Cases2010
How to Try a DWI Test CaseDiscovery in DWI Blood Test Cases2009
DCDLA March Continuing Legal Education ProgramDiscovery in DWI Blood Test Cases2009
How to Win a DWI Breath Test CaseDWI Breath Test Cases2007