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Benson Varghese

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Worth, TX

5.0   46 reviews
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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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EXPERIENCED TRIAL ATTORNEY. FORMER TARRANT COUNTY PROSECUTOR. FORT WORTH CRIMINAL AND DWI DEFENSE.

Fort Worth DWI Attorney Benson Varghese

 

Benson Varghese is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer. He heads up Varghese Summersett PLLC and Varghese Summersett Family Law Group. 

 

 

Benson Varghese is a criminal defense attorney who has handled over 5,000 criminal cases and tried over 100 cases to juries in Tarrant County. His peers respect him as a dedicated trial attorney.

 

As a former Tarrant County prosecutor, he knows the courts, prosecutors, and judges in Tarrant County. He knows what to expect when he walks into a courtroom and adapts his strategy based on the individual circumstances of each case. 

 

Benson Varghese is the managing partner of Varghese Summersett PLLC. The firm leverages the use of technology in the practice of law. From the day-to-day practice to trials, Varghese Summersett remains a leader in creating efficiencies and presenting at trial the way no other firm in Tarrant County can. 

 

 

After graduating from law school, Benson worked Criminal District Court Judge Sharen Wilson of Tarrant County before he joined the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office. Sharen Wilson is currently the District Attorney for Tarrant County.

 

Fort Worth DWI Lawyer

Fort Worth Federal Criminal Defense Lawyer

 

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Client's Choice 2021,2020,2019,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2019 + 2 ...

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Location

Varghese Summersett PLLC
300 Throckmorton Street
Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX, 76102

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  46 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Ashley | June 26, 2014
BEST lawyer EVER
I think I got the best lawyer ever! My name is Ashley T. I was charged with a drug case. I met with him and was impressed from the very first time I met him. He really impressed me with how strong, respectful, and well-mannered person he is. I have so much confidence in him that I sent him two other people that also hired him. He got my case DISMISSED! I still can't believe he got it dismissed. I got so many advertisements from attorneys in town, but when I looked up Varghese & Smith, I knew right away that Benson Varghese was the attorney for me. I have never been through anything like this, and I know I never will be again. Benson got my case dismissed!  I can't tell you how happy I have been with him. This is beyond what I could have hoped for when I got arrested, or even when I first went to court. My mom met him too, and she is so happy with how good a job Benson did for me and my family. Some day I can look back on this and say I overcame the mistake I made. Benson expects you to be responsible, and he has made me a more responsible person. That has helped m with this case, and getting my life where it's supposed to be.
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2014
Truly The Best.
I've have never known the world of lawyers, the Justice system and how it all worked until I was involved in it myself. I'm a student and because of some terrible choices I was faced with charges, which left me tangled up in knots from which I knew no way out. I received dozens of advertisements from the surrounding Law firms, which were a constant reminder of what was awaiting me in the near future: a case which had to be fought and taken care of. I had very little time within which I had to get hold of the best lawyer: one who would truly understand me, devote their time for my best outcome and stand by me till the end. As I was going through all the advertisements that I had received, Varghese& Smith caught my attention. Honestly, I had no idea then about which lawyer was best for me, but I followed my judgments and I believed that I chose the right person. What followed next was an array of success and satisfactory events. Mr. Benson is one of the most kind, humble, honest and understanding person I have come across. Working with him was the best decision that I have ever made. He is extremely professional when addressing to someone's legal issues, but at the same time dedicates ample amount of time to understand his clients on a one on one basis. He is warm and welcoming and dedicates all his efforts in achieving what he assures you. I was a client of his and I speak honestly from my experience. He got my case dismissed (which seemed nearly impossible in the beginning). But just as he assured me the first day I walked to his premises that he would give his best effort in solving my case successfully, he eventually did. He lived up to his word and fought to give me another chance at a better future. He believed in me just as much as I did on him and because of his efforts I now have a chance at putting my life back in order and start fresh. I would always recommend anyone to see it for themselves. This was my first decision and the best. I do not regret a single moment working with Mr. Benson. He is extremely devoted to doing the best for you and standing by you through it all. I am extremely honored and pleased to have had the chance to have him as my lawyer for my case.
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Posted by Ralph | August 23, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Job
Very courteous staff! Easily accessible and very understanding. They helped me through a very troubling time. I'm very grateful for their patience and diligence. Thanks again guys keep up the good work. I would recommend them to a friend or family member. At the first sign of trouble
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
At a time where I was terrified wondering what was going to come from my DWI mistake, Mr. Varghese and company came and saved the day. Was very responsive and walked me through every single step along the way. Was also able to help get the charges reduced! Would recommend to anyone in a similar situation.
Posted by Rodolfo Capistrano | August 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great professional legal service provided
Always very efficient in responding to any inquiry and gives out the best legal advice and the best recommendation to try to resolve your legal matter
Posted by Sonya | July 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+ Law Firm
OMG!!!!!!!! I honestly do not know where to start...... This Law Firm has exceeded my expectations from beginning to end. I read the many 5 star reviews, and I was blown away..... I didn't just stop there, I also checked out their rating with the BBB, and it was an "A+"!!!!!! I was still a little reluctant, because of the many stories you here about bad experiences. I decided to go ahead and reach out, and I received a call back from Mr. Benson Varghese himself, we set up a time for me to speak with him face to face. After speaking with him and the peace I had after speaking with him, I was sure this Firm was legit, and the team for the job. "Hired"!!!!! I received a call from Mr. Robert Huseman whom stated he would be handling my son's case, and his continued contact with myself and my son was exceptional! Robert kept in touch throughout the process, and went to work immediately. The expertise and commitment is above and beyond. I cannot thank you all enough for what you all have done for my family. "No Bill"!!!!!!! I would definitely recommend this Firm, the many reviews you read speak volume about the service this team will provide. Thank you all again
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Posted by Jeremiah | July 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful, thorough and responsive
Helped me get bond reduced while I was in jail. Was able to get me a lower # of years on probation. Court appointed but treated me with dignity and respect and worked hard on my case
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely professional
Varghese Summersett was a choice that I am so thankful we made. Walking us through the legal process as this was the first time my family had any experience with the court system and giving us realistic expectations, goals and direction on how to get there. Katie was exceptional and I cannot express how thankful we are for her.
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Responsiveness
Was facing a serious untrue out of state allegation. The lawyers at Varghese Sommersett responded quickly and helped mitigate the situation. Was super impressed by how quickly they stepped up and kept me in the loop every step of the way. Would definitely use them again
Posted by Kenntorro | October 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Out of this world!
Mr. Benson and his law firm are awesome! They’re very friendly and made me feel comfortable throughout my case. Everyone I contacted at this law firm was extremely nice, informative and fast responding if I had any questions or concerns. I really wish I could give you guys more than just 5 stars because that’s how please I am with you all! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this law firm! They won’t let you down! Awesome job again and thank you all as well!
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Posted by Jeffery B | September 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in History
Benson is absolutely the best attorney you could ever hire to defend you. He and VS will always have your best interest in mind and they will fight like you cannot imagine. He keeps you informed and always returns your call or message promptly. He and his law firm have hundreds of glowing reviews and they were all earned.
Posted by Trevoy | September 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Job
I am blown away by Varghese Summersett PPLC integrity and all the hard work they did on my behalf. I will always be grateful for all of the efforts shown to me by each and everyone at that office. Everyone from the paralegal all the way up to the lawyers worked tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome on my behalf, and I can't thank everyone enough. I just wanted to thank you very much for the excellent work you did Varghese Summersett PLLC. I pray I never get in trouble again ,but if I do I know who to call.
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Impossible Result in a Seemingly Impossible Case
If you're here, looking for an attorney, I'm so, so sorry...I know what you're going through, and it's rough. A little over a year ago I was staring into the long, dark tunnel of the criminal justice system. I didn't even have a speeding ticket on my record, and all of a sudden my dreams of medical school, my family, my friends, personal/professional relationships, my freedom, my reputation, my very name is on the verge of being destroyed because of a false accusation. Regardless of my innocence, I am a black man, and we all know that that just worsens my chances in the justice system. Before I go on, if you're in a hurry, I'll go ahead and spoil the ending...my case was NO BILLED, and I have my life back again!! This is thanks to Benson, and you would be doing yourself a disservice by not hiring him or someone in his law firm! I contacted Benson the day after I was contacted by a detective. My girlfriend and I took the day off and walked up and down downtown getting a consultation with every attorney that would have me. After seeing 2 or 3 attorneys, I really wasn't feeling any better, that is until I met with Benson. Long story short, even after meeting with attorneys after my consultation with Benson, both my girlfriend and I were both in complete agreement that Benson was the best for us. Also, while Benson's fee was comparable to all of the other attorneys I met with, he was the only one who let me proceed with a payment plan. The fact that he was willing to work with me, meant a heck of a lot! Literally the next day I called Benson to hire him as my primary attorney. It would prove to be one of the best decisions of my life. When you hire Benson, you not only hire him, but you hire his entire firm. There was never a problem of making sure our schedules matched, if he was not available at a certain time (and usually he will be available for you, but a busy lawyer is a good lawyer) then there would be another attorney (not law clerk or paralegal, but attorney) that would be available to help me like I was their own client. When you are dealing with something like the criminal justice system, you want someone like Benson on your side. He is inarguably an extremely knowledgeable attorney who knows the system, knows people in the system, and he knows how the system works. In a time of constant street, every conversation I had with him had me feeling much calmer and more reassured. Every step of the way he was very honest with me about my situation, and FOUGHT for me. He gave me consistently good advice, and helped to keep me safe throughout the process. One of the things I liked most about Benson and his firm is their mycase messaging system. Day or night I was able to message Benson, pay my bill, send or receive files, all on a secured system; this may have been one of the biggest sources of calm throughout my ordeal. At the end of the day, Benson fighting for me is the reason why my case was NO BILLED, and I am in the process of seeking an expungement today. If you're looking for an attorney, you could do no better than Benson, or really anyone in his law firm is a safe bet. While I really understand now why they say that "every case is different", at the beginning of my situation, I really thought that my life had come to a complete end, but now that I've come to the end, I still cannot believe that I am here. I believe choosing Benson as my attorney is the reason I'm free today. One last piece of advice. If you are facing a criminal charge...if you have a God you pray to, use this time to get closer to Them and grow stronger in you spirituality. If you do not have a God, this may be a good time to find one. You will need them. Good luck to you, truly. Don't lose hope, don't drown in despair, you will make it through this.
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Posted by Jeffery B | February 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best attorney on the planet!!
Benson Varghese has approximately 250 5-star reviews on Google, and I once thought how could any attorney amass so much positive feedback, even pondered if the reviews might be fabrications. After a brief meeting with Benson, I hired him! He is very calm, congenial and soft-spoken, however, you do not want to be on the opposing side and square off with him. A local corrupt sheriff and county attorney filed dozens (literally) of false charges against me and it genuinely appeared that I would be going to jail for crimes I did not commit. Despite superficial "evidence" and vigorous prosecution, Benson believed in me and fought like I've never seen. His reviews are genuine and while I pray I will never need his services again, if I ever get into trouble again I can assure you he will be the first call I make. Like everyone else reviewing Mr. Varghese and his remarkable law firm, I cannot say enough positive things about him or his law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Office
Benson was very kind and caring the entire way through a very hard time for our family. His office was Always willing to help answer any questions and made me feel comfortable.
Posted by Jeffery | September 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unbelievably great lawyer
I was honored to have Mr. Benson Varghese personally represent. Mr. Varghese is amazing, and by that I mean he will always return your call, respond to your emails and be a compassionate and empathetic advocate. It's worth noting that we have not been to trial, as yet, but I have the utmost faith that he will do everything in his power to defend me against the false allegations filed against me.
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Posted by Michael Angel Romeo | September 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
State of Texas vs Possession in corr facility
Attorney Varghese and Attorney Thornton defense team was aggressive and persistent to focus on the facts and actions that were not properly addressed or respectfully requested. Defense team proved in trial and establish that evidence the state presented was not sufficient to say that beyond reasonable doubt I was guilty. This case definitely shows that having a badge does not justify justice. Maybe sometimes the badge is wrong or doing injustice. I was explained of the possible outcome and to be prepared for the worst. When the jury presented their verdict it was silence....”Not Guilty”.... and gradually resume now back to life with family.
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Posted by Russell | September 17, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Personal Testimonial
Personal Testimonial Benson Varghese , Varghese Summersett PLLC. This was my first experience working with a lawyer in our son-in-law complex federal drug cases. Words cannot express how tremendously grateful I am to Mr. Benson Varghese for his sincere compassion and legal assistance during one of the most challenging times. Mr. Benson Varghese level of expertise and professionalism surpassed even my greatest expectations. His staff helped me in so many ways and the staff was always kind and courteous. We highly recommend Benson Varghese , Varghese Summersett PLLC. Law Firm... they are truly professional and results' oriented. I would recommend and referred this firm to friends and family. Russell
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2019
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Anna was fantastic. Very professional and up front with the worst case scenario. She presented ideas to assist moving forward with the case for the best possible outcome. By following her counsel, I received case that was dismissed. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the best!
Benson and Anna are by far the best attorneys I have ever worked with. If you are one the fence, look no further they are the best choice hands down. They always over deliver.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Varghese Summersett PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Law Clerk for Sharen Wilson
  • Criminal District Court Number One
  • 2009 - 2009

Education

  • Texas Tech University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Southern Methodist University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Drug Charge - Tarrant County - Dismissed
  • Dismissed
  • Felony Drug Charge - Tarrant County - Dismissed
  • Dimissed
  • Theft Charge - Tarrant County - Dismissed
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar College
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • Past Board Member
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Malayalam
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer Magazine
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top 100 Rising Stars in Texas
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2021
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer Award
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association
  • 2019
  • One of Fort Worth's Fastest Growing Companies
  • Fort Worth Inc. Magazine
  • 2019
  • Inc. 5000 list of America's Fastest Growing Companies
  • Inc. Magazine
  • 2019
  • Fort Worth Business Press
  • Minority Leader in Business
  • 2017
  • Finalist for Entrepreneur of Excellence
  • Fort Worth Inc. Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Best Law Firm
  • Fort Worth Star Telegram
  • N/A
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • SEO Mistakes Made by Small and Solo Practioners
  • 2014
  • Tarrant County District Attorney CLE
  • DWI Defense
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

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Given (27)
Endorse Benson
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had a number of cases with Benson when I was a prosecutor in Fort Worth. His knowledge and level of preparation is second to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Benson is a highly respected member of the Fort Worth & Dallas legal community. When he was a prosecutor he was always courteous and fair. You can trust him with your legal problems."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the honor and privilege of knowing this extraordinary attorney through our mutual professional law firm development organization that we are both involved. I highly recommend and endorse this attorney as being one of the finest individuals and professionals that a client could ever have. Attorney Stephen Rue"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I first met Benson he was a prosecutor with Tarrant County, and starting then I was impressed with his obvious moral character. He was the kind of ADA that was truly looking for justice, not just a conviction. This type of passion for justice has now translated into his criminal defense practice. Benson continues to impress me with how far he has come and I believe he is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the entire DFW area. I highly recommend him and am glad to call him a colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Benson both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. He provides a high level of representation to every client regardless of the case. His demeanor in the courtroom is always professional. His knowledge of the law is excellent and will hard until the resolution of a case. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Benson when we were both prosecutors at the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office. I recognized early on that he was a hard-working, ethical attorney. His experience as a former prosecutor and knowledge of the law give his clients a distinct advantage in the courtroom. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Benson is an experienced attorney who provides top notch representation for his clients. He is professional, knowledgeable and skilled in criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked on many cases with Benson and he is a great trial lawyer. Benson was always very knowledgeable on all legal issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Benson when he was a Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney where he quickly earned a reputation as an outstanding trial attorney. As a criminal defense attorney he fights relentlessly for his clients and achieves outstanding results. I would highly recommend Benson for any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Varghese is an excellent lawyer who treats his clients with respect. He works to achieve the best results for his clients. He is an asset to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had an opportunity to work with Benson as his court partner when he was an Assistant DA. He was always professional and well prepared. He was the go to person for increased efficiency and research on new laws and nuances. As a defense attorney he has quickly established himself as a trendsetter among local attorneys in the way that he uses social media to connect with his clients. He is hands down one of the sharpest attorneys I know and is incredibly hardworking."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Benson since law school and during his days as a prosecutor. I always found him to be very knowledgeable about the law, and a committed advocate. Any client would do well to have him as their attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Benson. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Benson is one of the few younger lawyer that has a passion for the law. As a prosecutor he tried an astonishing number of cases. He's fantastic in the courtroom and is a true student of the law. Despite Benson striking out on the scene as my competition, I believe our legal community to better for having him on the defense side of the bar. I endorse Benson."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Benson is a true professional that I would highly recommend to anyone in need of competent criminal defense counsel. He works tirelessly to serve the best interests of his clients and his deep understanding of the law enables him to achieve positive results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Varghese is knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate. He comes with my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Varghese is a great asset to our legal community. His knowledge of criminal law and tenacity in the courtroom are second to none. He is passionate and cares greatly about his clients and the dispositions of their cases."
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