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Paul Nicholas Saputo Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.9   37 reviews

also known as Paul Saputo

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2022

About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    15%
    State and Federal criminal defense, appellate and collateral civil matters, including charges such as: homicide, DWI, drug possession/manufacture/distribution, felony gun possession, fraud and assault.

  2. DUI and DWI
    15%

  3. Expungement
    15%

  4. Federal crime
    15%

  5. Sex crime
    15%

  6. White collar crime
    15%

  7. Violent crime
    10%

"BEST LAWYERS" -D MAGAZINE. "RISING STAR" -SUPER LAWYERS.

"Best Lawyers" -D Magazine. "Rising Star" -Super Lawyers. "NOT GUILTY" -juries across the state of Texas. These are just a few accomplishment of criminal defense trial and appellate lawyer Paul Saputo.

Paul Saputo is the principal criminal defense attorney at the Saputo Law Firm. Mr. Saputo has represented hundreds of clients in state and federal courts in Texas and across the United States. His practice areas include DWI Defense, Drug Crimes, High-Stakes Misdemeanor Crimes, Sex Crimes, Major Felony Crimes, Federal Criminal Defense and Criminal Appeals. 

Mr. Saputo has been recognized by several publications and institutions, including Martindale-Hubbell, D Magazine and Super Lawyers. He has been selected as a D Magazine Best Lawyer in Dallas and Best Lawyer Under 40 for multiple consecutive years, he was rated "AV Preeminent" by Martindale-Hubell, and he was selected for inclusion to the  Super Lawyers Rising Stars list multiple times. In addition, the Saputo Law Firm has been consistently awarded AVVO's Client Choice Award since its founding. Mr. Saputo is also rated by Lead Counsel Rated, Thomson Reuters, since 2017, in the following practice areas: Criminal Law - State Level Crimes Verified Experience Peer Recommended Spotless Record.

Mr. Saputo is a graduate of the elite Duke University School of Law and the Dallas Bar Association Civil Trial Academy. He is a current member of the Texas Bar, the Texas Bar College, the Dallas Bar Association, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, and the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, among other leading legal organizations. 

Mr. Saputo has handled cases in all major Texas cities, including Dallas, Houston, Austin, Fort Worth, El Paso and San Antonio. He has pracaticed in numerous other smaller cities in counties including Tarrant, Bexar, Midland, Titus, Johnson, Kaufman, Montague, Harris, Travis and Hunt. Mr. Saputo is qualified in all Texas courts and is admitted to practice in the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and United States Federal Courts for the Northern District of Texas, Western District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas and the Western District of Oklahoma. The firm also maintains an active driver's license practice, fighting license suspensions and helping Texas residents obtain occupational driver's licenses across the state.

The representative cases in this profile and elsewhere is not a complete list of cases that Mr. Saputo has handled. He has handled hundred of cases, ranging from DWI to homicide offenses.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2019,2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2021 2019 2017 + 3 ...

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Location

Saputo Toufexis | Criminal Defense PLLC
1845 Woodall Rodgers Fwy
Suite 1500
Dallas, TX, 75201

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  37 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Tim | April 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
PAUL SAPUTO IS THE ONLY LAYWER TO CHOOSE WHEN YOU NEED THE BEST!!!
PAUL SAPUTO IS THE ONLY LAYWER TO CHOOSE WHEN YOU NEED THE BEST!!! Paul and his entire team are some the best people I’ve ever met. Paul took my case and had all charges dismissed. You can’t ask for anything more from a laywer. Paul and his staff make you feel like family. They all are always keeping you apprised of the status of your case. Paul owns your case as if it was his own. If I could rate them invaluable I would. Thank you for the time, care, ownership, diligence, communication and commitment to resolving my case beyond my expectations. EXCELLENT!!!!
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Posted by Joseph | August 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Self Defense
While on duty I was forced to defend myself with lethal force. I contacted Mr. Paul Saputo Jr. the next day and he was very friendly and resuring when I explained the events that took place. He said he would have his investigators out that day to go over the crime scene and he explained to me what to expect next and case scenarios. I felt after speaking with him I was in good hands with a capable attorney and confident I woild be represented well. He was always available when I needed to speak with him and always friendly and professional. I was cleared in this shooting and having Mr.Saputo Jr. there made this whole ordeal manigable.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence
My case was a unique case that dated back several years. I had no idea that I had a case tied to my name due to no longer living in the state. When it came up we got in contact with Saputo law firm. Nick was my lawyer. He was professional and dependable. His assistant, Xochiti, was amazing. They was quick to answer all my questions and put my mind at ease. My husband and I cannot say thanks enough! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch best firm you can find hands down!!
I contacted Paul in reference to my case which was Attempted Online Solicitation of a Minor and am on probation for. I was referred to Nick Toufexis and let me tell you he is top notch. I didn't have very much hope of anything going my way but despite all odds he helped me more than anyone could have ever. He was able to look through my case with a fine tooth comb and find a way to help me. He had exceptional communication , knowledge and I can't say enough about how good he was. If you're on the fence and need a firm DO NOT look any further. Read this and hear my conviction Nick and the Saputo Law firm are the very best .
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Posted by Mike | September 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Paul Saputo is one of the best lawyers I’ve met .He was so helpful got my case dismiss and I was very comfortable with our visitations .I would recommend him for anybody thanks to him my record is cleared I am so thankful for him being my lawyer thanks again.
Posted by Markus | August 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast and Precise!
I had an issue that was old and needed immediate attention because it was not accurate. Paul "Nick" was referred to me by someone I have known for over 20 years and I respect. He immediately resolved my issue and followed up later to make sure I was pleased. Can't ask for more than that!
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful, professional; would recommend
Mr. Saputo handled my case professionally and maintained communication throughout the case, answering all questions I had in a timely manner. I would recommend him without reservation.
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Defense lawyer you can completely rely upon
Nick was very helpful in getting the case dismissed. He is very knowledgeable in providing the exact steps to be taken and done for the case dismissal. He is very responsive, easy to reach and you have a feeling that he is always there to help. Thank you sir for all your help!
Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in business
I found him while using Google to research lawyers that can help me gain an ODL around June 2020. After our first call, a few weeks later; I was granted the ODL and he quoted me a price to handle my case. While in Feb 2021, they finally processed my case but my assigned lawyer was not representing me well. So in sense of urgency; a week before my hearing, I contacted him to see if he could handle my case. I’m so appreciative to say that he accepted my case. With his help, I no longer have a case. Thank you so much and appreciate your help.
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Everything I hoped for an easier than expected
I will admit that at first I was concerned with how little correspondence was between me and the firm but I have never seen anyone work so quickly to get things done even on the weekend. Their team made things so simple that I almost couldn't believe everything was handled so quickly. The best part is they had the best price of everyone I had called and actually made it affordable to get my license back. As the generic as all these statements sound I really want to emphasize how impressed I was I would recommend them to anyone and everyone
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Posted by Myles | April 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
I have had to use Mr. Saputo in multiple cases, he has always gotten a great outcome! He has a great personality, always communicates and follows up.
Posted by Jimmy | October 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very happy with results!
They were very patient while I obtained all necessary documents needed to present in court to help obtain my occupational drivers license. Ultimately It was approved & now I'm a big step closer to getting the real one back! Thanks Paul! Arabia Harris was great in all her assistance!
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service! Saputo Law Firm is very fast and efficient.
I had a pretty good experience and was able to accomplish just what I needed. The firm responded to my inquiry within a couple hours after I filled out online form. I was able to get my ODL fast and the staff was nice to work with. Hope I never have the need to hire this attorney, but if anyone needs help with their case, I highly recommend Saputo Law Firm.
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I call him "Paul The Great"!
Paul is beyond a shadow of a doubt an attorney I would recommend to anyone who needs an intelligent and knowledgeable fighter, and one who cares about his own reputation. This man is fighting a case with me now, and I literally am watching him in action! Best of luck to you all, your future is bright, we must adjust right.
Posted by Tim | August 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don’t risk it, Go with the Best !!
Paul was an essential part in the favorable outcome of my hearing before the court...If you’re looking for a knowledgeable, motivated lawyer to assist with your legal needs I would highly recommend his legal services. His Counsel was worth every penny I spent.
Posted by Jonathan | August 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dismissed
Paul and his team were able to help me keep my DL by getting my ALR hearing dismissed. Top notch.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Occupational License
Mr. Saputo was affordable, much more affordable than some of the other attorney i consulted. His staff communicated in a timely fashion and helped me thru every step of the process.
Posted by Juan | April 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A1 Service. The way attorneys should be..!!! Highly recommended
From day one. Grade "A" service. No hassles. I called to get a quote for representation on obtaining an ODL. I was given that and great rate. Asked for invoice and paid it. I then had to take another payment in person. On arrival petition was drawn up and reviewed by me. I approved and within a week I had a signed copy by the judge. Very responsive and respectful staff. Ashley was very helpful in any questions I had and led me in the right direction...!!! Thanks Saputo and Staff...!!! Hope I don't ever have to go back for this reason but if I do I definitely would. Highly recommended
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Posted by C | January 9, 2017
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Recommended Dallas Lawyer
Mr. Saputo and his team did a fantastic job representing me. The team is detail orientated, sharp, and efficient. I valued the level of communication and the easiness of working with them. They're innovative and their high level of effort paid off in my favor.
Posted by Zak | December 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
Paul did a great job in handling my case. He traveled from Dallas County to Lamar county with out any hesitation. I received the best outcome I could with my case thanks to Paul. If anyone is in need of a great lawyer Paul Saputo should be your number one option!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2022.

Public Reprimand issued in TX, 2022
updated on 11/23/2022

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Saputo Law Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Vinson & Elkins
  • 2012 - 2014

Education

  • Duke University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2012
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ex Parte (client name withheld)
  • Occupational Driver's License obtained
  • Texas v. (Client name withheld)
  • Guilty Plea Withdrawn, Indictment Dismissed, Verdict changed to Not Guilty
  • Texas v. (Client name withheld)
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Director
  • 2014 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, SLIP Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2017 - 2019
  • DAYL SSF Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Mergers & Acquisitions Committee
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers
  • D Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyers Under 40
  • D Magazine
  • 2018
  • Best Lawyer
  • D Magazine
  • 2018
  • AVVO Clients Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • AVVO Clients Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • AVVO Clients Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • AVVO Clients Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • University of Southern Mississippi Hall of Fame
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • 2009
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Publications

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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (47)
Endorse Paul
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Lawyer. Paul is a smart attorney and I recommend him for criminal issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is known in the Dallas legal community for his exceptional work in the criminal defense field. His passion and dedication to his clients is unparalleled. His hard work pays off in the favorable results he consistently obtains for his clients. I highly recommend Paul for any criminal defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul has extensive experience in all criminal matters. He is sharp and relentless in the defense of his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I cannot say enough good things about Paul as a criminal defense attorney and a person. Having worked with Paul, I can attest to his attention to detail and knowledge of the law. He is an excellent advocate and passionate about criminal defense and most importantly gets great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a tremendous advocate for his clients. He believes in the rights of the citizen accused, and he will fight tooth and nail to protect them. His rapport with his clients, lawyers, and judges speaks highly of his professionalism - and his results. Paul is a dedicated and intelligent attorney who I highly recommend."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a great lawyer who works hard for his clients. He uses his expertise to bring amazing results for those he represents. His great work ethic and personality are one of a kind."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Paul on a difficult case. He's highly intelligent, extremely diligent and gets excellent results. I will be referring him clients in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a great lawyer. He is a likable professional-- proactive and energetic about getting his clients results."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Other
"This attorney strives to always represent clients the best way possible. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a bright guy who works hard to find the right solution for his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is a sharp guy in every way. I recommend him for any field."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is a solid attorney. We recently worked as opposing counsel, and I have to say that he's one of the strongest opponents I've worked against lately. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of a DWI attorney."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Other
"Paul is very forward thinking, often imbuing his legal work with a touch of business sense, something often lacking from lawyers today."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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