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Vincent Eugene Wisely

Federal crime Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   36 reviews

also known as The Wisely Law Firm, PLLC

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  • Licensed for 22 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Vincent

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
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    Tough, Smart, Relentless defense of all state & federal crimes. Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Dallas & Fort Worth Divisions), and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

    23 years

  2. Federal crime
    50%
    Tough, Smart, Relentless defense of all federal crimes. Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Dallas & Fort Worth Divisions), and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

    23 years

STATE & FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY SERVING CLIENTS IN DALLAS, FORT WORTH, WACO, AND SAN ANTONIO. FORMER PROSECUTOR. FORMER DALLAS POLICE OFFICER. OVER 30 YEARS OF COMBINED CRIMINAL JUSTICE EXPERIENCE! TOUGH, SMART, RELENTLESS. CALL FOR A FREE PHONE CONSULTATION.

In 1990, at the age of 19, I joined the Dallas Police Department and became the youngest sworn police officer in the City of Dallas. In 1997, I resigned my position with the Dallas Police Department and began my legal studies. I received my Juris Doctor from Texas A&M University School of Law (formerly Texas Wesleyan University School of Law) and was licensed to practice law in 2001. After obtaining my law license, I continued in public service as an Assistant District Attorney for the State of Texas.

In 2005, I established The Wisely Law Firm PLLC in North Texas. My legal experience has included both criminal and civil litigation. I have represented clients in legal actions against government entities, as well as causes of action against private employers in claims of workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination. I am a long-time member of the United States Criminal Justice Act Panel and have practiced as a federal criminal trial and appellate attorney in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas (Dallas & Fort Worth Divisions), the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas (Waco & San Antonio Divisions), the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas (Sherman & Plano Divisions), and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. During my career, I have handled hundreds of cases to disposition or verdict. 

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Location

The Wisely Law Firm PLLC
325 N Saint Paul St., Suite 3135
Downtown Republic Center
Dallas, TX, 75201
The Wisely Law Firm PLLC
5601 Bridge St. Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX, 76112
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Reviews

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Posted by Jacque | March 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Criminal Attorney in the Metroplex
Mr. Wisely has been incredibly informative, responsive, kind, and professional throughout my son’s incarceration. Not only does he call me back when I have an inquiry, but calls me directly with information re the courts, my son and his choices regarding his plea. I am so grateful and thankful for his personal support and his integrity.
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Posted by David | September 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Lawyer
I like to thank you for your hard work and dedication on my case. It was a blessing to meet you and have you as my attorney. The out come i got was a blessing and you made it happen. I highly recommend you to family and friends with no doubt. Your honesty and hard work paid off. You're the best far from the rest. GOD BLESS!!!
Posted by Charles | August 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Full state and federal legal support
One minor mistake on my part caused me to face catastrophic legal problems by the federal and state government. Terrified that I was likely facing prison time in either or both state and federal systems, I did not know who to turn to. While searching for someone who could represent me in both of these venues I am now relived to have come across Vincent's name. Vincent was able to successfully represent my case before the federal district attorney and the state attorney. Against all odds and due to his persistence he was able to negotiate favorable terms in my case. This put me in the best possible position when we went to court and presented my case before the judges. It was important to me to have someone who understood the details of my case and could represent me in front of both state and federal courts, I did not want the added stress of having an attorney for each court, Vincent appeared to seamlessly be able to manage both courts without issue. In addition to managing the individual district attorneys, Vincent also was able to address the concerns I faced with my parole officer. He reached out to my parole officer to keep her apprised of the situation and discuss details required for the case, He revealed discrepancies in reports which aided in the case. Vincent was able to set my mind at ease during the entire process by keeping me constantly updated to the progress and what to expect. He did not sugar coat any of the expectations but always remained positive. In the end, Vincent was able to settle the federal case with the best possible outcome and negotiated a dismissal of all charges with the state charges. While I hope, and plan, to never go through this type of ordeal again, it is assuring to know that Vincent is there to help if I do face these types of legal challenges again. I could not have asked for or expected anyone better,
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2022
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My lawyer
He took his time with my case and actually did what I wanted. Took time to get the facts and got work done.
Posted by Thuann | March 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
It’s a blessing and a right decision to hire Attorney Wisely
I wanted to say that I very much appreciated everything Lawyer Wisely had done for me beginning with the first sad day when he took time to hear my case. The first day I met him was in 2016. He appeared to me as a classy southern gentleman, calm, with great knowledgeable and integrity. He did an excellent job guiding and walking with me through difficult situation. He took his time to listen and answer all my concerns regarding my case. My experience with Lawyer Wisely was blessed. I felt comfortable knowing my case was being handled thoroughly and with care and concern. I definitely recommend Lawyer Wisely to anyone who wants an attorney that truly work for you because Attorney Wisely truly cares not just about the final outcome but his client also. Thank you, Attorney Wisely, for your help, kind words and respectful thoughts.
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Posted by Matthew | March 17, 2022
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Excellent attorney, man of great integrity and character, classy southern gentleman, knowledgeable, highly recommend!
Excellent attorney, man of great integrity and character, classy southern gentleman, knowledgeable, highly recommend! Grateful for your advice and services! Thanks Vince! :)
Posted by Sharon | March 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A job well done.
Mr Wisely did a great job. I was happy with the outcome of my case. He came up with the right thing to do and it went the way I wanted. I appreciate everything he did for me and my family.
Posted by Joe | February 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Pleased
Was skeptical at first because he was court appointed lawyer. But I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer than Mr Vince. The day of sentencing he was able to point out the mistakes that were made with my case. Not only did he give me hope, but I showed that he cared about me as an individual.
Posted by Holly | March 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Vincent has been extremely honest with me from day one. I would recommend him to anyone that would need help!
Posted by Candice | October 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Caring
Mr. Wisely represented my son in a very complicated bank robbery case. Mr. Wisely used his expertise to present all the facts to the judge and so very eloquently spoke of my son’s changed heart and mindset which I know helped the judge give my son a fair sentence! I honestly believe the outcome went well because of Attorney Wisely! Attorney Wisely truly cares not just about the final outcome but his client also! He poured so much heart and knowledge into my son as if he was his own!! I truly appreciate everything Attorney Wisely did for my son! Thanks so very much Attorney Wisely!!!
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Posted by Christopher | July 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Review of legal services
Mr. Wisely represented my son in a recent Federal case. To say that he went above and beyond expectations, is an understatement. Not only did Mr. Wisely represent my son's legal interest, he took a personal interest in my son's well being and went out of his way to keep his family informed of all the proceedings . I would recommend Mr. Wisley to anyone in need of legal representation. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give him an 11.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent help
I wanted to say that I very much appreciated everything Lawyer Wisely had done for me beginning with the first sad day when he took time to hear my case. He did an excellent job guiding and walking with me through difficult situation. My experience with Lawyer Wisely was great. I felt comfortable knowing my case was being handled thoroughly and with care and concern. I definitely recommend Lawyer Wisely to anyone who wants an attorney that truly works for you. His professionalism and integrity are great. Thank you for his kind words and respectful thoughts.
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Posted by Damon | March 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Vince is an excellent lawyer
Vince was hired to probate my Mother's will. He was careful not to charge extra for time. He knew his way around the Tarrant County Courthouse. He was very kind and understanding towards my Dad. The process went quick and painless very happy with the service he provided. Would suggest Vince as a lawyer to anyone needed one.
Posted by Kyle | March 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
My experience with Vincent Wisely was great. I felt very comfortable knowing my case was being handled thoroughly and with care and concern. I definately recommend Vincent Wisely to anyone who wants an attorney that truly works for you.
Posted by edward | October 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
great attorney who really cares
Mr Wisely represented me as a court appointed attorney in my federal case.He was such a professional,and was always totally prepared.He drove an hour to my home on several occasions to meet with me to go over the details of my case and prepair me and himself to get the best outcome possible.In the beginning I was facing from 6 to 10 years,but Mr Wisely fought for me.....and got me down to only having to serve 8 months which i am very happy with....and i especially took note of his attention to details,saving negotiating emails w the u.s. attorney(which were lifesaving),and he really does his homework.He's a complete professional who really cares and has heart...and I really struck gold when he was appointed to represent me
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Posted by Phillip | October 2, 2015
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Top Level Legal Representation
I used Vince for a Child custody modification. Vince was awesome! He's an attorney that will represent you with professionalism and a knowledge of the law that is unsurpassed. Vince responded to me when I needed him, even on his days off he made time for me. I cannot express enough how pleased I was with the outcome of my case, and the hard work Vince did in representing me! I fully recommend Vince Wisley to anyone needing the a top ace attorney to represent them.
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Posted by Craig | December 18, 2014
Incredible Job
Mr. Wisely took over my case after another attorney had really botched it over a two month period and had charged me a substantial amount of money. I was going to be terminated (guaranteed) and come out with nothing. He was able to negotiate a deal where I was able to retire with full benefits and clear my record along with a few other things.. All of this in less than one week.
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Posted by Derek | November 5, 2014
Labor Dispute
Mr Wisely is very knowledgeable on subject matter drawing from his past experiences/jobs. Mr Wisely is well versed on current case law and current labor issues. Mr Wisely went above and beyond what I asked and in a timely manner. Mr Wisely went as far to help me out on a Friday Night after hours.
Posted by Detective FJB | October 28, 2014
Great Experience
Mr. Wisely exceeded my expectations. He completely proved me wrong about lawyers in general. I wrongly believed that most lawyers would be narcissistic and condescending. Mr. Wisely was engaging, responsive, and trustworthy. I would definitely recommend him to others. Thanks!
Posted by Aaron Martin | July 9, 2013
Great Attorney
Outstanding Individual !! He went above and beyond to ensure that all avenues of my case was covered. He was encouraging when I needed it. Told me every scenario that may occur. I felt that he really cared about me and my family throughout everything. He is very professional, efficient. I would highly recommend him!!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Wisely Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Local Counsel
  • Arlington Police Association
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Local Counsel
  • Tarrant County Law Enforcement Association
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Local Counsel
  • Fort Worth Police Officers Association
  • 2013 - 2015
  • City Attorney
  • City of Rio Vista
  • 2008 - 2015
  • City Attorney
  • City of Grandview
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Public Defender
  • Johnson County Court at Law No. 1 & 2
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Public Defender
  • Criminal Justice Act Panel Federal Defender
  • 2005 - 2016
  • Public Defender
  • Somervell County Court at Law
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Public Defender
  • 18th, 249th, 413th Judicial Districts
  • 2005 - 2012
  • Criminal Justice Instructor
  • Palo Alto College
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Police Labor Attorney
  • Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Johnson County District Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Somervell County District Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Special Prosecutor
  • Texas Regional Narcotics Task Force
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Marquette Financial Companies
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Legal Intern
  • Combined Law Enforcement Association Of Texas
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Police Officer
  • Dallas Police Department
  • 1990 - 1998
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Education

  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Certification
  • 2000
  • University of Texas System, Arlington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996
  • Dallas Police Academy
  • Certification - License
  • 1990
  • Force Science Institute
  • Certification
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Revocation of Federal Supervised Release - United States District Court (Fort Worth)
  • Dismissal

Associations

  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Attorney Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Tarrant organizations (county)
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Fifth Circuit Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 15-Year Service Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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Publications

  • North Central Texas Council of Governments
  • Texas Criminal Forfeiture Law
  • N/A
  • Texas Association of Narcotics Officers Annual Conference
  • Critical Police Incidents and Police Misconduct Investigations
  • N/A
  • Crime Stoppers International Conference
  • Texas Criminal Forfeiture Law
  • N/A
  • Wichita Falls Police Association Conference
  • Criminal Investigations of Police Misconduct
  • N/A
  • Amarillo Police Association Conference
  • Police Discipline & Criminal Misconduct
  • N/A
  • Lubbock Police Training Academy
  • Police Use of Force - Criminal Analysis
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Wichita Falls Police Association Conference
  • Criminal Investigations of Police Misconduct
  • N/A
  • Texas Association of Narcotics Officers Annual Conference
  • Critical Police Incidents and Police Misconduct Investigations
  • N/A
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments
  • Texas Criminal Forfeiture Law
  • N/A
  • Lubbock Police Training Academy
  • Police Use of Force - Criminal Analysis
  • N/A
  • Laredo Police Association Conference
  • Issues in Police Labor Law
  • N/A
  • Crime Stoppers International Conference
  • Texas Criminal Forfeiture Law
  • N/A
  • Corpus Christi Police Association Conference
  • Criminal Complaints Against Police
  • N/A
  • City of Longview Council Meeting
  • Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 142
  • N/A
  • Amarillo Police Association Conference
  • Police Discipline and Criminal Misconduct
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (22)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Vince for at least ten years. We've worked together and consulted in defense of citizens accused on multiple occasions. He's an excellent trial attorney, very thorough and knowledgeable. I have referred people to Vince and I would highly recommend him in future requests for referrals."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Vince and I have worked together on a number of matters involving law enforcement officials who were accused of criminal wrongdoing. Vince is a leader in this specialized and high-stakes field of law. He is always thorough, well-prepared and strategic in his approach. So it should come as no surprise that he has achieved so many great outcomes for his clients."
Federal crime Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Vince is very thoughtful in his representation and extremely trustworthy. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Vincent on several occasions. I have always found him to be honest, straightforward and knowledgeable. If you are looking for a lawyer that will work hard and aggressively fight for you, Vincent is the guy to call."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Vincent is an exceptional attorney, and I was very impressed with his knowledge of the law. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to retain an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vincent is an extremely knowledgeable attorney and represents his clients to the fullest. I am proud to endorse Mr. Wisely."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Vincent is an intelligent and dedicated advocate. He is a credit to the profession."
Administrative law Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Vincent is a tremendous advocate for his clients. In my experience this lawyer will always be prepared and ready to battle for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Wisely is a very ethical and down to earth attorney. He strongly advocates for the position of his clients. He was a pleasure to work with and I have the utmost respect for him."
Family Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Vince is a remarkably insightful and easy to work with in reaching workable solutions to difficult situations. He is realistic in his expectations and demands his clients to be also. I actually enjoy having cases with Vincent because I can trust what he tells me and he doesn't play "hide the ball" games other attorneys are known to do."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Other
"Had the opportunity to observe this attorney during his representation of a family member. He did an excellent job and accomplished things we did not think were possible in this case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vincent represents his clients competently and aggressively."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Vince. Vince has a wealth of experience that translates into tactical skills that he uses to help his clients. I recommend Vince."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Vince Wisely. He is a smart, aggressive lawyer that you want in your corner. Vince's work ethic and compassion for his clients combine to make one of the best criminal advocates in the Dallas area."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Vincent and I have had numerous encounters in the courtroom and he handles his business effectively and professionally. He is a tenacious prosecutor but fair-handed is his negotiations. I highly recommend Vincent to any potential clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Vince Wisley as an excellent attorney. I have known Vince for fifteen years. He is resourceful and talented. And he is an attorney who is very adept in representing his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vincent is an ex-police officer who really knows the law and fights tenaciously for his clients. I am impressed by his skill and would highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Vincent has great insight and is very knowledgeable about the law. He is hard working and cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Vincent Wisely is a very experienced and very ethical criminal defense attorney. I have asked Vince to join me on some criminal cases that required a tough, knowledgable advocate. If you have a challenging criminal defense case, I highly recommend Vincent Wisely."
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