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Bobby D. Mims

Federal crime Attorney at Tyler, TX

5.0   2 reviews

Licensed for 45 years

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Practice areas
  1. Federal crime
    40%
    I am on the A Panel of CJA Attorneys for the Eastern District of Texas and have intimate knowledge of Federal Trial Procedure and US Sentencing Guidlines.

    38 years, 110 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%
    I try DWI case to the jury. Over the last 3 years I have had Not Guilty verdicts on 90% of my DWI cases.

    28 years, 350 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    15%
    I have experience in capital murder defense, sex crimes, aggravated robbery, murder and drug cases. I have successfully defended serious drug cases involving significant monetary forfeitures and serious state and federal felonies.

    43 years, 224 cases

  4. White collar crime
    15%
    I have Federal White Collar Criminal defense in Bank Fraud, Mail Fraud and Wire Fraud. I have successfully defended several corporations investigated for bribery, kickback allegations and money laundering indictmens.

    43 years, 73 cases

I am a native Texan born in Houston in 1947.  I grew up in East Texas but spent several years in South Texas working in oil fields of the King Ranch.  I learned to speak Spanish and appreciate the Mexican culture.  I did one tour of duty in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division in 1969 to 1970.  After my honorable discharge from the US Army I attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a BA; I graduated from the South Texas College of Law in 1977 with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence.  After law school, I was in management with a Fortune 500 company during which I attended The Harvard Business School's Executive Development Program.  I am a Past-President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  I am admitted to practice in all of the Courts of Texas, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Norther, Southern and Western Districts of Texas  and in the  United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

 

I was in the natural gas pipeline business until 1990.  I formed and sold to investors my company and formed my law firm.  Using my contacts and expertise in business along with my law degree I successfully defended several companies in Federal investigations involving mail and wire fraud, RICO, money laundering, commercial bribery and kickback schemes.  During this time none of my clients were indicted or paid significant fines.

 

I am presently involved in defending serious state and felony cases.  I have defended 46 Capital Murder cases.  In addition to white collar Federal criminal defense my practice includes defending Driving While Intoxicated cases.  I do not take DWI cases to plead them but rather endeavor to defend against my clients being convicted.  I win about 80% of my DWI jury trials because I have learned how to evaluate each case and present it to the jury in the most favorable light.

 

I believe in the Rule of Law.  I believe that our institutions are in place to give as much certainty to life as is possible in an uncertain world.  I believe in the jury system, the US Constitution and the presumption of innocence. 

 

I believe that every client accused of a crime should be defended to the best of my ability and my whole professional life is dedicated to that end.

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Licensed for 45 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1977
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Mims Bobby D
216 W. Erwin Street, Suite 300A
Tyler, TX, 75702
Bobby D. Mims, PC
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Posted by anonymous | December 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Jay walker
Outstanding job on my case. I could not have asked for a better outcome. Excellence across the board.
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2018
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Unbelievable
I am so grateful to have Bobby D Mims as my attorney. I have complete faith in him as well as his excellent assistant and staff. I cannot describe the peace of mind he brought to our first consultation without making any promises on the outcome. I would recommend Bobby D Mims to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney. I believe in Mr. Mims. Ms. Barton is wonderful and cannot go unmentioned. She has been a Godsend and there aren't enough good words to describe these attorneys.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Bobby D Mims
  • 1990 - Present

Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1977
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1974
  • The Harvard Business School
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Baker v Texas
  • Not Guilty in 10 minutes

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Smith County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Cherokee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Smith County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Public Affairs Officer
  • 2001 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Texas Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2009
  • NACDL Advocacy Award
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Assocaition
  • 2009
  • Texas Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2008
  • President's Award
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2008
  • Texas Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2007
  • President's Award
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2007
  • Texas Super Lawyer in Criminal Defense
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2006
  • President's Award
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Prairie Dog Seminar in Lubbock
  • Ethics - The Prosecutor's Duty to Disclose
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Smith County Bar Association Continuing Education for Family Lawyers
  • Criminal Defense for Family Practitioners
  • 2018
  • Certification training for Legal Assistants
  • Criminal Law 101
  • 2015
  • Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
  • The Morton Act Symposium
  • 2015
  • Criminal Law Seminar
  • The Morton Act
  • 2014
  • Criminal Law Seminar
  • Voir Dire
  • 2013
  • Survivor Skills
  • Handling Blood Draw Cases
  • 2010
  • Captial Trial Advocacy
  • Plea Bargaining in Capital Murder Cases
  • 2008
  • Prairie Dog Seminar in Lubbock
  • Issues in Family Violence Cases
  • 2007
  • Criminal Trial Advocacy Program
  • Objections to Punishment Phase Jury Instructions in Capital Murder Cases
  • 2007
  • Advanced Trial Tactics
  • Preservation of Error
  • 2007
  • Trial Tactics
  • Defense of Family Violence Cases
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (36)
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Bobby since I started practicing law over 20 years ago. He's always been one of the smartest, hardest-working attorneys I know.. And he has more experience than Moses. If you're in serious trouble, you need Bobby Mims in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bobby for many years. He is passionate and tireless. He is an experienced trial attorney and respected throughout the state of Texas. He has been a great leader in teaching and mentoring other attorneys through the Smith County Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Outstanding trial attorney. Highest professional ethics and consults willing with his peers. Distinguished past president and long time member of Texas Defense Lawyers Association."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bobby has an unparalleled reputation within the legal community. He is a passionate advocate for his clients and has the experience necessary to successfully navigate the criminal justice system. He cares deeply about his clients and about bettering the criminal justice system as a whole."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Friend
"Bobby Mims is an exceptional criminal defense lawyer. Bobby was the first lawyer I contacted for advice a year ago when I began my criminal defense practice. He is knowledgeable and has provided me valuable advice on every case. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Federal crime Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Bobby for a number of years through his fantastic work in the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Recently, though, I have had the opportunity to work jointly with him on a major criminal matter. He is dedicated, responsive, and knowledgable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bobby is one of the best, most respected criminal defense lawyers in Texas. Bobby Mims had a successful career in the oil and gas industry. He gave that up to pursue a career as a criminal defense lawyer. Bobby likes to fight. He likes to fight the government and he is very good at it. He is fearless. He stands tall, takes no guff, and makes the other guy back down and crawl into a hole. If in trouble and you live anywhere in Texas, hire Bobby. Bobby is a leader among defense lawyers. He is a past president of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. I served with Bobby. He does not quit! Bobby doesn't sleep. There is nothing usual about getting an email at 3am from Bobby. All of Texas owes Bobby a debt of gratitude for his commitment to Liberty. Bobby was one of the main players in getting key legislation passed that protects the rights of all Texans."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bobby Mims is one of the best lawyers I have ever met. His dedication and professionalism are to be admired and desired. He is the best lawyer I know in East Texas and has handled all types of cases. With Bobby on your side, you should have no worries about your results. I admire him greatly and strive to achieve his reputation in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Friend
"Excellent Lawyer! Bobby is a tireless worker who will not quit. I call him when I have question because he is a mentor to many throughout the State of Texas. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bobby is an outstanding defender of the constitution."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bobby is one of the hardest working people I know. Not only does he work hard for his own clients but also to bring fairness to Texas criminal justice (which benefits all citizens accused in Texas). Any person accused would be lucky to have Bobby representing them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He worked tirelessly on a client matter. I represented the client in Immigration Court and Bobby Mims represented the client in state criminal court. Given the short time frame of immigration court proceedings in detained criminal cases, Mr. Mims was able to get the State Court to issue a writ pulling my client out of immigration proceedings until we could get criminal issues resolved. This prevented ICE from having two shots to deport our mutual client. It was a big victory! Kudos to him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bobby is an excellent attorney and currently serves as president of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Bobby Mims. I have worked with Bobby on several boards and have watched him work. Bobby is one of those special persons that puts everyone around him at ease. His ability to communicate in a simple and believable manner almost compels anyone to believe Bobby's opinion. I am proud to be able to call Bobby a friend, however I am even prouder to say he is someone I look up to."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bobby Mims is an excellent attorney. He has a keen sense of trial strategy that has propelled his reputation beyond the court house. If you need someone that is going to fight hard for your, Bobby is highly recommended by me."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Bobby is the type of lawyer that lawyers go to if they are in trouble with the law. He is simply one of the best trial lawyers i have ever seen and think one of the best in the state."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bobby Mims is an excellent lawyer, highly professional and committed to improving our profession with better education, communication and aggressive defense of citizen's accused. He is a fine fellow to know and he knows the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bobby Mims exemplifies what a criminal defense lawyer should be. Although he is quite accomplished and recognized throughout the state, and a leader in the field, he never quits learning or trying to find a new angle or edge in defending his clients. I give him my unqualified endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bobby Mims is one of those exceptional people that can relate to juries and make them see the world through his client's eyes. His track record is superb and he is frequently asked for advice by lawyers from all over the state of Texas. He is a top professional and one of the best trial attorneys in Texas. He gets results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bobby for years and find him an outstanding criminal defense attorney who truly cares for his clients. His knowledge and mastery of the law is amazing. More importantly he has the ability to connect with a jury or judge in a common sense way. He has presented at seminars that I have attended and I always leave knowing more than I did when I arrived. I highly endorse Bobby Mims."
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Tyler Federal crime Lawyer Bobby D. Mims
Bobby D. Mims
Federal crime Attorney
Tyler, TX
Licensed for 45 years
Free Consultation