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George Cave Johnson Jr.

DUI and DWI Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   34 reviews

also known as Buck Johnson

  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Buck Johnson has established himself as one of the most respected criminal lawyers in North Texas. In 2019, he was seleceted as a "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly , as well as one of the best criminal lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine.    He has won more not guilty verdicts over the last few years than many attorneys will win in a career. He prides himself on having built his practice on the referrals of satisfied clients, other attorneys, prosecutors and judges. If you or a loved one is facing a DWI or other criminal charge, need a record cleared, or is facing a disciplinary action from a professional licensing board, look no further than Buck Johnson.

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Law Office of Buck Johnson
2626 Cole
Ste 300
Dallas, TX, 75204

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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly capable and solid defense
I would HIGHLY recommend Buck Johnson. Him and Misha, his assistant, are great. I found myself in a DWI case that seemed to have all odds and pieces of evidence against me. After speaking with several defense lawyers, I explained my position to Buck. Between his approach, experience, and truthfulness, I felt most confident with him. He agreed to look at everything in my case, and then explained the actual law behind it. After reviewing it all, Buck explained my options. One was filing a motion and having a hearing. Before a plea, I chose the motion route. At the hearing, Buck clearly demonstrated he was a tough, knowledgeable, capable, and experienced defense/trial lawyer. In my case, it seemed more so than than the assistant DA. Things turned in favor of actual law, a dismissal, and I am relieved today. It is all behind me. He definitely is one of the best, if not the best out there!
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Buck is a true and trusted advocate!
Due to his reputation and skill, Buck was able to defend me against very serious felony charges. Buck effectively communicated the extenuating circumstances of the case to the DA and the courts granted me freedom. What began as serious felony charges, resulted in a class c misdemeanor and the charges will be expunged. He and his assistant Misha exhibited the utmost professionalism and consideration in every instance. I couldn’t be more grateful!
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I will rarely take time to write a review however in this case I feel it is a must. When people are faced with legal circumstances which can literally change their life for the worst, good legal counsel is a necessity. A friend gave us Bucks Johnson’s name and number on a Sunday night, and he answered his phone that night and agreed to meet with us the next day to handle my daughters case! His professionalism and expertise gave us needed reassurance in an extremely difficult legal situation regarding false accusations which had led to an arrest. Throughout the legal process, his communication was superb. The end result what is the best resolution that we could’ve ever hoped for, and it was only because of Mr. Johnson‘s determination, expertise, and care! His counsel is worth every penny and more, and I don't believe we would have had the same end result if we had used a different attorney. Thank you Buck Johnson!
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Posted by Carlos | July 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
I had a complicated case with multiple charges 2 DWI, 2 months apart, 2 different counties including a nursing license on the line. Buck was fair, knowledgeable, available, and very thorough. Buck also referred me to an amazing Board of nursing attorney that helped me obtain my nursing license. Buck guided through this process and obtained what I believe to be the best results given my current situation. I definitely recommend Buck Johnson to anyone that is in need of great counsel.
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Posted by Rob | June 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Johnson was very easy to work with. Calm, cool and collected you feel like he really listens and is not in it for the money so to speak. He wants to be realistic and straightforward. Good guy, highly endorse his services.
Posted by Tasha | May 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A lawyer who knows his craft.
I cannot recommend Buck enough! He is extremely competent as well as pragmatic. He knows what is worth fighting for and what is not, without wasting his clients' money. He is familiar with the prosecutors and judges and their temperaments and records and who might be amenable to what compromises. He is also incredibly responsive, inclusion via text and email. He got my charges reduced to something minor with a short probation and the ability to have the charge expunged. I am so happy that I chose Buck.
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Posted by Bill | February 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Police in-dash cams can be your best friend
A family member was charged with DUI after totaling my car, and we hired Mr. Johnson upon the recommendation of a family friend. He and his staff were very professional, and clearly quite knowledgeable. Our first appointment was within days of our initial call, and future phone calls to his office were quickly responded to by him or his paralegal. He handled all interactions with the court, without the need to disrupt our lives by being present. Upon reviewing the police in-dash cam, he found what he felt would be the key in having the case dismissed. Mr. Johnson did not sugar-coat with false positive expectations; he would still have to win the battle, but did voice a very good chance for a dismissal. My family member only had to appear for the pretrial hearing; no testimony from him/her (staying intentionally vague). Even though the arresting officer appeared and testified at the hearing, Mr. Johnson was able to artfully cross examine the officer, and used the police cam video to successfully demonstrate the reasons for why this case should be dismissed....and the judge agreed!!! I highly recommend Mr. Johnson for any needs you are facing. Just remember, not all cases can be won....but he clearly has the skills to find you the best fighting chance.
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Posted by -JMill | November 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
DWI - DISSMISSED!!!
It is my pleasure to recommend George "Buck" Johnson - a GREAT MAN, and a GREAT LAWYER!!! Mr. Johnson is an excellent attorney, and if they gave medals for lawyering he'd deserve the highest commendation medal! From the moment I walked into Mr. Johnsons office, he was both perceptive to my needs and quick to get to the root of the problem I faced. While my case wasn’t exactly an open/close shut case and took nearly two years to resolve, Mr. Johnson and his team made me feel comfortable by continued communication and sticking to a step-by-step action plan. Most of all, Mr. Johnson wasn't afraid to think "outside the box" for my case, and helped me achieve a better resolution to my problem than I could have ever hoped for, a dismissal! Mr. Johnson is a compassionate, intelligent, driven attorney who works hard for his clients, and that is why I give him my highest recommendation! Thank you Buck! JMill
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Posted by Jonathan | August 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible
I received a DWI charge several years back. I went through a couple attorneys before I was referred to Mr. Johnson, or "Buck" as he is known by, by a friend that said he was the "best attorney ever". Of course, I took that phrase with a grain of salt at first, but decided to meet with him to see if he was the kind of attorney I wanted on my case. When I first met Buck, I immediately felt at ease. You could tell just by speaking with him for a few minutes that he was extremely knowledgeable and experienced. He is a very straight shooter and will tell it exactly how it is. And boy did he. After a quick review of my paperwork, he said it looks like it could be a tough one, but he wanted to take a closer look when there was more time. I came to Buck with a case that looked gloomy, to say the least. It was a case that seemed stacked against me. Buck assured me not to get ahead of myself, allow him to take a closer look at the evidence, then we would proceed from there. After reviewing the evidence, Buck recommended to me that we fight the case. Never having fought a case before, I was reluctant, but after hearing his reasoning and the confidence in his voice, I agreed. Then the battle began. With it being the court system, it was months before the trial actually occurred. Even though the whole process took months, I never felt like I was out of the loop. Between Buck and his assistant, Misha, there was constant communication back and forth, they answered all the questions that I had, and they were always just a phone call away. They gave me plenty of heads up if I needed to arrive at the courthouse, they advised what to wear, what to expect, everything. As the trial neared, I became more and more nervous. I had never been to trial before. I had no idea what it would be like. But, of course, Buck called me several days before the case itself and went over exactly what to expect. He advised that I would not have to go on to the stand. Just let him take it over from there. Then the day of the trial comes. Buck meets me in the hallway as expected. With a smile on his face, he basically says, ‘Let’s go to work’. I am still nervous, but that quickly subsided once I saw Buck in action. Watching Buck during the case was like watching a superhero in action. He knew exactly what to do, what to say, and when to say it. It was almost unreal. I have seen those shows like “Law and Order”, but none of those attorneys even came close to how well Buck did in the trial. It was amazing seeing this man at work. The case was won purely because of the familiarity, knowledge, and expertise of Buck Johnson. Now, I must admit, this is unfortunately not my first experience with criminal defense attorneys. However, this was by far, the best experience I have ever had with any attorney. Buck Johnson is by far the best attorney I have ever seen in action. Hiring Buck for my case was the best thing I could have ever done and it was truly an honor working with him. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to work with the best.
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Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Don't waste your time and hire Buck
I was charged with a DWI back in August of 2014 and buck Johnson really helped me out. I was 20 at the time and was so worried and stressed out about the fees that I would have to pay for since I knew family members who went through the process. The messed up thing about it was that I was smoking pot not drinking when in was pulled over. Buck took my case and gave me a timeframe and his thoughts on the case. I had 2 previous lawyers who didn't believe my story and where just going to walk me through the DWI process but buck believed my story and was able to get video tapes of my sobriety test, blood work, police reports etc. Not only did buck get my DWI changed to an obstruction of the hwy but he got me unsupervised probation!!!! The process did take a about a year and a half but buck had advised me of the long process when we originally spoke ,and his assistant Msha always kept me updated on the case and arranged meetings with buck so he can answer all my dumb questions when I requested. Thanks for everything Buck !! Very grateful for your service!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2016
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Excellent, helpful, really cares about his clients
Buck was a superb attorney from start to finish. From the very first consultation, he made sure that I had realistic expectations about the DWI I was charged with. He took the time to learn about my situation and was even able to get the judges order for the breathalyzer rescinded. Buck was always prompt to answer my questions, even when they were very unique. Buck was able to negotiate an obstruction charge with deferred adjudication, the best solution considering my predicament. I would strongly recommend anyone in the unfortunate situation of facing a DWI to talk with Buck and hire him to represent you.
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Posted by Nathan A. | June 6, 2016
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Professional Dallas Lawyer
Buck and his office staff were kind, friendly and very professional. Emails and phone calls were answered quickly and they were great about keeping me updated with my court dates. I would recommend Buck for anybody in need.
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I was arrested for a DUI three years ago in Dallas County. I'm a lawyer in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and so I was obviously concerned about the consequences. I immediately called a friend who was also an attorney in town and he suggested that I contact Buck. I did and the rest is history. Buck is extremely responsive and resolved my case successfully. He is worth every penny.
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Posted by Zach | March 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
DWI Case
Buck was an excellent attorney in the handling of my case. I was originally charged with a DWI. Once I retained his services and he was able to gain access to the information and discovery, he acted quickly using his experience to get the charges reduced to obstruction of a passageway. A much much less serious charge. He was able to work a plea deal to where I would plead guilty to these minimal charges and only be responsible for fines, community service, counseling etc. I was more than willing to accept those reduced consequences in order to avoid the DWI conviction and all that comes with it. After months and months, which eventually turned into over 2 years of the DA never officially filing the paperwork for the obstruction, the court date came to plead guilty and accept the obstruction charge with fines, community service, counseling, etc. I arrived at the courthouse and was greeted by Buck where I waited just a short time outside of the courtroom while he went in to discuss the guilty plea with the DA. He then came out and informed me that because of the time that had went by since the original charges were filed, the DA was willing to waive all of the fines, community service, counseling, etc. giving me time served. It was by far the best result I could have possibly asked for! All I was asked to do was plea guilty in front of the judge, pay $77 in court fees, and sign some paperwork! I could not have been more pleased with this eventual outcome. The case was completely resolved at that point and I was able to leave the courthouse that day and move on with my life and no longer have to think about the case. Buck's office assistant was also great in notifying me as the months and years went by that the DA still had not filed and the appropriate paperwork. Buck himself was extremely easy to work with, explaining everything as the case went along so I understood what was happening. I would recommend Buck 10 out of 10 times to anyone charges with DWI or DUI.
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Posted by Freddy | March 15, 2016
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Best decision made
I started the search for a DWI lawyer and scheduled multiple visits to different offices, Buck Johnson was the first lawyer I visited with that day, and after visiting with 3 others he's the one I chose. Buck immediately made me feel comfortable with an uncomfortable situation. He explained to me how we could beat the case, gave me realistic outcomes and reasons why he believed we had a chance to win or get an Obstruction. Buck is a straight shooter, he does exactly what he tells you he's going to do and gets the job done no matter how long it takes. Few years later he was able to get me an obstruction in my case, exactly how he said he would. At one point I still felt comfortable that if my case went to trial, we would beat it. He has plenty of experience in the Dallas courts, and I know that helped greatly, couldn't have made a better choice.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2015
This is your guy
George is the best out there. His turn around time and reliability are on point. He did not back down in a difficult situation and worked diligently to help my father...which he did. My father's probation was to be extended 6 months and George prevented that from happening. We are very grateful and highly recommend George for your legal services.
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Posted by Jenny | June 10, 2015
Excellent Representation
I would highly recommend George Cave Johnson Jr "Buck" to anyone that needs a hard working, knowledgeable Attorney that will tell it like it is and work to defend his clients to the end. He is informative and ready to fight for his clients defense, with honest review and feedback every step of the way. Words cannot express the gratitude and appreciation I have for him and his staff. Misha supports and assist with the same sense of urgency and helpfulness as Buck, creating a comfortable and supportive environment to get you through the process, the details, no matter how long it takes, every step of the way. I am thankful for their hard work and diligence and their confidence in me and my case. I am beyond happy that I trusted my life in their hands. I am at peace knowing Buck was my Angel in court - fighting every step of the way - working diligently to receive an astounding, Not Guilty!!!!! Acquitted!!! Buck Thank You! for everything! For working to get my life back so that I can rest and be at peace to enjoy my family, especially my grand kids without this black cloud over me anymore! You are genuine and excellent at what you do, a real gift. No holds barred. I am super glad you are on my side!!! God Bless! Thank you! Sincerely, respectfully, Jenny
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Posted by Ric | April 9, 2015
You need this guy in your corner he's 5+Stars!
George Cave "Buck" Johnson Jr. came highly recommended as someone who can get the job done and done right while making you feel at ease along the way. He was exactly what I needed for my situation. He is your dedicated advocate at all times and biggest supporter. Plain and simple, Buck knows criminal law and how to communicate it to people like myself to understand. He was always forthcoming with information and responsive to all my inquiries. I never felt like I was in the dark on anything and always knew the next steps in the case. When Buck says he will do something, he does it and sees it through to the very end...100%. Most importantly, Buck gets favorable results. 5+ STARS Excellent!
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Posted by Jeanine | March 2, 2015
Best attorney I've ever encountered
It is rare to have a "good" experience with any lawyer in any legal situation....But I feel so strongly about what Mr. Johnson has to offer that I feel I must write this for anyone who is looking and in need. Not only is Mr. Johnson intelligent & talented in his field but on a personal level exceeds anyone I've ever encountered. He is the most personable, reassuring, accessible attorney who delivers results as promised. One phone call to him and one's mind is at ease. He is honest, caring and always on the ball. Legal situations, no matter what their nature are stressful for the majority of us & I would recommend working with Mr. Johnson without any reserve. Reach out to him.... You will be so happy you did. (New to Dallas)
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2015
Best DWI defense attorney in Dallas!
If you are looking for the best DWI defense attorney in Dallas, look no farther! My daughter blew a high number and Buck was able to get her a deal where she had NO DWI on her record. Buck is extremely professional and hard working and really knows his way around the legal system. I will be forever grateful for what he accomplished for my daughter.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Buck Johnson
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • The Wilder Firm
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Litigation Associate
  • Dallas County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Litigation Associate
  • Cowles & Thompson, A Professional Corporation
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • Texas Tech University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Spring Hill College
  • MBA
  • 2001
  • Spring Hill College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DWI .11 breath test
  • Not Guilty
  • DWI
  • Not Guilty
  • Client's Second DWI
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • North Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Dallas County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Chairman
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Dallas Bar Association-Criminal Section
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Texas District and County Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Texas Tech Alumni Magazine
  • Editor
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly CLE
  • Occupational Driver's Licenses
  • 2016
  • Monthly CLE
  • DWI Trial Strategies
  • 2014
  • Monthly CLE
  • DWI/Criminal Law
  • 2013
  • Criminal Section CLE
  • DWI Trial Tactics
  • 2013
  • Panel Discussion CLE
  • DWI/Criminal Law
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Buck is an exceptional attorney who produces exceptional results for his clients. I endorse this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As a criminal defense attorney, Buck Johnson would be the first attorney I call if I were ever to be pulled over for a DUI/DWI in the Dallas Metroplex. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable in the practice area, he also presents himself very well in front of judges, jurors and prosecuting attorneys."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Buck is a fantastic attorney who gets great results for his clients. He is hardworking and ethical. I recommend him on any criminal matter."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Buck has extensive criminal law practice experience and is well-respected amongst judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys for his competence and courtesy. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Extremely knowledgeable and a well respected criminal defense attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly experienced, very knowledgeable and has a great reputation among the judges and his fellow lawyers in the community. He always fights hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Buck for years and, without question, refer anyone facing criminal charges to Buck knowing they will receive top notch representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Smart. Tough."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George is great. In the courtroom, he is a strong advocate for his clients. In trial, he has the unique ability to relate to a jury and communicate his points effectively."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"There are no accolades that are too high when describing Buck Johnson's abilities as a criminal defense attorney. I can't think of anyone I would rather have standing in my corner if charged with a crime. I refer him all my DFW area cases and he has gotten results!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Buck is a great trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Buck is a former Dallas County prosecutor, who now provides excellent criminal defense representation for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Buck is a great DWI lawyer who is very much capable winning a difficult case. I would recommend Buck to anyone who finds themselves needing a DWI lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George Johnson is a highly respected lawyer in the Dallas area that delivers excellent results to his clients based on superior legal representation in the courtroom. His clients are invariably delighted with his representation and commitment to their cases. I highly endorse George Johnson."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Buck is a great criminal defense / DWI lawyer. When I worked at the Dallas County DA's Office, Buck always knew his cases and clients more than almost any criminal defense attorney in Dallas. Buck will fight hard for the best resolution and if he does not get it with by plea agreement, he will go in and win a case in a jury trial. As a fellow criminal defense attorney, Buck is always willing to share his vast experience. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse George. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen him personally in the courtroom and he is one of the best trial lawyers in Dallas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Buck has the required skill and personality to effectively work with both clients, judges, juries, and opposing counsel. I recommend Buck to anyone with a criminal law matter without hesitation. He is well respected in the legal community."
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