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Brian John Willett

Domestic violence Attorney at Arlington, TX

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1992
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Brian

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Practice areas
  1. Domestic violence
    These are serious cases which have serious collateral damage if not handled properly. Only two outcomes are acceptable-not guilty trials or dismissals. Generally speaking any other result is worthless.

    32 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Juvenile law
    More than any other area of law it is important to have an attorney who is an expert in the juvenile field. Though juvenile is similar to criminal law it is not the same. A case handled poorly will affect your child for the rest of his or her life.

    32 years, 1,750 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    I have handled and tried cases involving Murder, Aggravated Robbery, Injuries to Children, Drugs and all type of Sexual offenses. I have had over 100 felony jury trials, as a defense attorney and only a defense attorney.

    32 years, 2,000 cases

  4. Immigration
    We do all types of family based immigration cases with an emphasis on cases which involve criminal and immigration aspects which needs to be successfully resolved. This includes immigration bonds.

    7 years, 300 cases

  5. DUI and DWI
    I have tried, as a defense attorney, over 100 DWI trials. These are the most winnable cases in the courthouse.

    32 years, 1,000 cases

I am a graduate of the University of Iowa with a BS in Biology/Science Education.  While I attended Iowa I served as a research and teaching assistant for the Education and Biology Departments.  After graduation I attended Memphis State University of Law.  I was a member of our National Mock Trail team, graduation speaker and President of my graduating class.  Since graduation I have practiced only as a criminal defense attoreny looking out for the rights of the individual accused.   I never was a former prosecutor who backed the lying police and bias system one day and then claimed that I  was looking out for the best interests of a person accused when I became a defense attorney the next day. I was Certified  in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization the first year I was eligble for such honor  (1997) and followed it up by receiving my Board Certification in Juvenile Law in 2006.  I am the only attorney officed in Tarrant County who is certifed in these two areas of law and  1 of  only12 attroneys, 90,000 total, Certified in Criminal and Juvenile Law in the State of Texas.  

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Willett Law PLLC
219 S Collins St.
Arlington, TX, 76010


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Posted by Maria | August 5, 2021
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Maria Russell
I was accused of maceing a lady and her son I knew that I was not guilty but I was still worrying about it but Brian told me not to worry if I tell you that he is Beast he is such an excellent Attorney I recommend him very, very highly I can't write everything about him because there is not enough room Brian Willet is the baddest attorney on this planet!
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Posted by Anthony | January 21, 2019
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He responded very quickly and with a very clear answer to my questions, he was very detailed in telling me where I would be in the right and wrong.
Posted by Joyce | August 20, 2018
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Brain Williette
Brain Willett represented me throughout my case and my case was dismissed.
Posted by Regina | March 22, 2018
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Excellent Service
Mr. Willett was great in helping my dayghter get her case dismissed. I highly recommend his service. I would definitely hire him again.
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2017
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Very attentive Attorney
Brian Willett was a great help in getting our sons legal troubles taken care of. His office and staff were great and stayed on top of things from beginning to end. Hired in June, case completed in August. He also showed up for our court dates in a very timely manner and explained each step. If needed would definately use his services again and recommend him. L. Santiago
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2017
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Great Attorney
Brian was the 3rd lawyer we consulted with for my sons case. He was facing a first degree felony that he had no part in. The first two attorney's, after hearing what happened, talked about taking a plea deal. He was NOT guilty or even associated with what he was being accused of. When we met with Brian, he told us the steps we would need to take and exactly how things would go. We had a great feeling from the first time we talked to him. The case went on for almost a year but the whole time Brian said "we will not plea out, we will go to trial if we have to." I am happy to say the charges against my son were dismissed and Brian was very easy to work with. Thank you so much for everything you did for us!
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Posted by Susan | August 9, 2016
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Very informative
I went to Mr. Willett after being arrested for something I didn't do. He encouraged me to appease the DA by running through the motions. I did. Upon my second court date he was able to have the charges dismissed. Ultimately, it was a huge waste of my time and money. However, that is by no means a reflection of the services Mr. Willett provided. His office is super friendly and they don't make you feel like an inconvenience like some offices do. He gave me the worst case scenario, the best case scenario and option in between as well as the cost of pursuing each option. I will be getting back in touch with his office when the statute of limitations is up in order to have this expunged from my record. Thank you for you service, Mr. Willett.
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Posted by Jamaal | January 7, 2016
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Accused of Theft
Accused of a Class B Misdemeanor Theft, while I was with a family member at Walmart. Was called in for question by a detective but never answer any questions, found out 2 months later I had a warrant for my arrest. I was arrest while driving back to Fort Worth talked to different lawyers around the Ft. Worth area and Dallas and all wanted to charge a arm and leg. Found Brian Willet off the internet. Best decision I made, as he talked to me about my case and gave me options. Long story short I got my case dismissed and currently working with him to get my record expunged from this offense.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2015
great lawyer!
Mr. Willet provided my teen son with a very informative consultation prior to us hiring him for his services. My family found Mr. Willett knowledgable and very professional. He helped to reassure my son while keeping things "real." On the day of court, Mr. Willett took care of everything! He talked to the judge and worked out a deal that was better than even he had hoped for! We never even saw the judge or the inside of the courtroom. However, With this being our only experience with the juvenile court system, we were very unsure what to expect on the day of court. I wish we would have been a bit more prepared by Mr. Willett on What to expect. That being said, I would hire Mr. Willett again in a heartbeat!!! I also had a wonderful experience with his receptionist, Hope. She was so kind, thoughtful, non-judgemental, and helpful.
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Posted by Brittany | December 15, 2014
Wanted a Board Certified Criminal Defense attorney
When I was looking for an attorney for a case I wasn't guilty of, I interviewed a couple of attorneys, one wasn't board certified and he knew nothing about the law and said that he would have to "look it up" and get back with me. The second one was a former prosecutor who seemed like she was still working for the DA's office. when I asked her about how to keep from getting my driver's license suspended and about cleaning my record she didn't know because she didn't do those things as a prosecutor. Mr Willett kept my license from being suspended and ultimately my case was dismissed.
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Posted by Marie | December 11, 2014
I was wrongly assused
I got charged with an offense that I didn't commit. We set the case to go to the grand jury and Mr. Willett presented my side and got my case dismissed.
Posted by Camille | December 2, 2014
I was a victim of identity theft.
I was stopped for running a stop sign. Next thing I know I'm being arrested for something I didn't know I had done. Someone stole my identity, opened up a bogus account with all my information at a major bank. She didn't even spell my name correctly, it was that simple. She had written hot checks all over Texas. I had a State wide warrant, for something I didn't do. My family contacted Mr. Willett to bond me out of jail. He also handled my case for me. He put me at ease with the whole situation and explained everything about my case to me. He was able to get it dismissed and I got my record expunged. He said this happens more often than what people think.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Willett Law Office PLLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Criminal Dept. Supervisor
  • Bailey & Galyen
  • 1995 - 2002
  • Attorney
  • Dallas County Public Defender's Office
  • 1992 - 1995


  • University of Memphis - Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Iowa
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988


  • 1992 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney Immigration Law
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Domestic Violence Law
  • Association of American Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Attorneys U.S.
  • Top 100 Attorneys U.S.
  • 2013
  • Board Certification
  • Board Certified Juvenile Law
  • 2006
  • Tarrant County Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth Magazine
  • 2003
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2002
  • Board Certification
  • Board Certified Criminal Law
  • 1997
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  • Outskirts Press
  • Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse 3rd Edition
  • 2014
  • Texas Bar Journal
  • Juvenile Law vs. Criminal Law
  • 2012
  • Prairie Dog Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
  • Practical Distinctions between Juvenile and Criminal Law
  • 2012
  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Juvenile Law Seminar
  • Ethical Considerations and Practical Distinctions between Juvenile and Criminal Law
  • 2011
  • Blind Justice Publications
  • Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse 2nd Edition
  • 2002
  • Blind Justice Publications
  • Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse
  • 2000
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Speaking Engagements

  • WSVA Radio- Harrisonburg VA
  • Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse
  • 2014
  • WHK The Advocate 1420 AM-Cleveland OH
  • Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse
  • 2014
  • Liberty Watch Radio KVOI AM 1030 Tucson AZ
  • Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse
  • 2014
  • 570 AM KLIF Radio, Dallas TX
  • Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse
  • 2014
  • WKKC 89.3 FM Radio Chicago IL
  • Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse
  • 2014
  • Donna Seebo Show, Lakewood WA
  • Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Brian without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Juvenile law Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Brian on several matters including a capital murder. Brian is always prepared and very knowledgeable on the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Brian for many years. He is an outstanding trial lawyer. He is very knowledgeable in Criminal law and Juvenile law. I recommend him highly to anyone."
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