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Dwi is all I handle. I am a former Judge and Asst. D.A.. Ihave 40 years experience. I have been a candidate for the State Senate. I do not plead clients guilty to DWI.I have spoken at many seminars teaching other attorneys about dwi. I have won more dwi cases than I can remember and most of them were to a jury. Don't let a plea lawyer plead you guilty. I have been a candidate for Dallas County Commisoner.  Many judges have told me that in their opinion I am the best attorney in front of a jury they have ever seen. In 1984 I tried a civil injury case and the jury awarded me a verdict of a quarter million dollars. Prior to trial I was offered $5000.00. After forty years practice I have more experience than ninety five percent of the attorneys I see every day. I have spoken at many seminars where attorneys are taught how to try Dwi cases. If you want an attorney that will fight for you yhen you should hire me.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    45 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • William David Burrows

    Mr. Hooton has proven himself in the courtroom as one of the very best DWI trial lawyers in the state of Texas. I have seen him win cases where the odds were tremendously against his client. His superior ability to select the best jury and to cross examine police officers gives him the edge in any trial.


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  • Constantine George Anagnostis

    I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact info

Hooton Law Office

3500 Maple Ave
Ste 400
Dallas, TX, 75219


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197207/16/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public Reprimand
    issued in TX, 2012


    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.

    Thomas’s comment: “This was issued solely based on a technicality, not my abilities as a lawyer. In fact the higher court affirmed me. This should not be on my record, but after 44 years I guess it's expected when you count the number of cases i've handled. This was not filed by a client, but by the bar.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Superior Trial AcheivementTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2000
Former PresidentWhite Rock Rotary Club1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney teacher candidateAsst. District Attorney , State Senate candidate, Dallas County Commissioner candidate1972 - Present
Dallas County CommisionerCandidate for1981 - 2015
JudgeMunicipal Court of Seagoville1978 - 1981
JudgeDallas County Municipal Courts1973 - 1976
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney Offices1972 - 1973
TeacherLiberty Junior High1967 - 1968
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Dwi Defense Lawyers associationBoard of Directors2014 - Present
National College of DUI Defensemember2000 - Present
Texas Trial Lawyers Associationformer member1975 - Present
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1974 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1972 - Present
Texas State Senate, candidateState of Texas1980 - 1980
Dallas Bar Association,former memberMember1972 - 1984
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
dwinot guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationDwi Trial and Practices1991
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationTexas Traffic Laws1974
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
Texas A&M UniversityBusiness StudiesBBA - Bachelor of Business Administration1967
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Burrows Dwi ConferenceDriving While Intoxicated. I was a conference Director2014
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationHow to Win a Blood Test Case2010
strategies in defending dwi and dui casesdwi2008
Winning a dwi caseDWI1999