Awarded "10 Best Criminal Attorney's in Texas" for 2014 & 2015. Not Guilty is the verdict you want.Awarded "10 Best Criminal Attorney's in Texas" for 2014, 2015 & 2016.Awarded "10 Best DWI Attorney's in Texas" for 2014, 2015 & 2016.Car Wreck, 18 Wheeler's, Serious Injuries. Put an experienced "Trial Lawyer" on your side.Car Wreck, 18 Wheeler's, Serious Injuries. Put an experienced "Trial Lawyer" on your side.
Erick Platten is a competitive aggressive attorney that represents individuals in Tyler and throughout the State. He established the Platten Law Office in 2000 right out of law school and has been representing citizens accused of everything from the most violent offenses to helping someone with a will.
Erick's zeal to win gained him a reputation of pushing the envlope while representing his clients. His trial tactics often anger prosecutors and judges, however his stategies have been to the advantage of his clients once they hear a two word verdit of "Not Guilty."
Erick says talk is cheap but not guilty verdicts speak for themselves.
Erick is one of the most reviewed lawyers in Texas on AVVO. Most clients go on with their lives and try not to look back on their cases. However, some have taken the time to leave a reviews of his services. Please read his reviews. Erick's clients have been very appricative of the work he's done.
If you or a loved one is in need of an attorney that has a track record of sucess call Erick Platten now.
Languages spoken: Spanish, Urdu
Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)
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Bobby Mims, Federal crime Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer's work. Eric pushes the envelope in representing his clients. It is not unusual for Eric to anger prosecutors and Judges as he tries his cases. This is to his credit and to the benefit of his clients. The words "you're in contempt of this court Mr. Platten" is a compliment to Eric! I want Eric in my foxhole when the "S...t hits the fan!"
John Eastland, DUI and DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I've known Erick since dirt. He's like a British bulldog...as Churchill said, 'Never, never, never give up.' Prosecutors don't like him because he's not afraid of their intimidating tactics and he will try any case. Judges don't like him, for the same reason. His clients and I like him for the exact same reason!! If you want a 'good deal', hire a lawyer. If you want Bulldog resentation and protection, hire Erick Platten.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2000||01/19/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|American Institute of Criminal Law Attorney's||"Top 10 Best Criminal Attorney's in Texas"||2014|
|Client's Choice Award||AVVO||2014|
|Mastering Scientific Evidence||National College for DUI Defense||2014|
|Client Choice Award||AVVO||2013|
|Outstanding Service Award||Smith County Bar Association||2013|
|Stuart Kinard's Advanced DWI/DUI||Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||2013|
|Outstanding Service Award||Smith County Bar Association||2012|
|Outstanding delivery of legal services to low – income Texans||State Bar of Texas||2011|
|Mastering Scientific Evidence||National College of DUI Defense/TCDLA||2005|
|Intoxilyzer 5000 Maintence Tech/Operator||Stephen Rose M.D. Course on Alcohol/Highway Safety C.E.S. Consulting West Palm Beach, Florida||2003|
|FST Standardized Field Sobriety Testing||Walden Platt and Associates||2002|
|Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers College||N/A||2001|
|General Counsel||Zoli Firearms USA L.L.C||2013 - Present|
|N/A||Platten Law Office||2000 - Present|
|N/A||Thompson and Associates||1999 - 2000|
|Gregg County District Attorneys Office||Gregg County||1999 - 2000|
|N/A||Tarrant County Dispute Resolution Center||1997 - 1999|
|Probation Officer||Dallas County Community Supervison and Corrections Department||1994 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|NSCA--National Sporting Clays Association||Member / Competitor||2009 - Present|
|PADI--Professional Association of Diving Instructors||DIVEMASTER--PRO LEVEL||2009 - Present|
|H.O.G. Harley Owners Group||Member||2002 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2001 - Present|
|Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce||Member||2001 - Present|
|Smith County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Founding Member||2001 - Present|
|Smith County Bar Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2001 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2001 - Present|
|Supreme Court of The State of Texas||Member||2000 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas||Member--CJA Panel Attorneys||2000 - Present|
|American Civil Liberties Union||Member||1996 - Present|
|Divers Alert Network||Member||1985 - Present|
|PADI--Professional Association of Diving Instructors||Rescue Diver--EFR Emergency First Responder||1984 - Present|
|STATE V. ROSS||DISMISSED|
|STATE V. COUNAHAN||REDUCED TO RECKLESS DRIVING|
|STATE V. MOORE||DISMISSED|
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|Texas A&M University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Texas System, Tyler||Criminal Justice and Speech||BS - Bachelor of Science||1994|
|Criminal Law Reform||Police Accountability||2013|
|I'm 18 now. What are my right?||I'm 18 now. What are my rights?||2012|
|Alcohol and Drug Education||Alcohol and Drug Education||2011|
|Consequences of your actions||Consequences of your actions||2010|
|Scared Straight||Smith County Jail Tour||2009|
|KNOW YOUR RIGHTS||Rights of Non U.S. Citizens in the United States||2008|
|Scared Straight||Jail Tour Smith County Jail / Middle and High School Students||2006|
|Robert E. Lee High School||Alcohol and Drug Education||2005|