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James David Renforth II

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Worth, TX

5.0   25 reviews

also known as Jim Renforth

  • Licensed for 26 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Location

Law Office of Jim Shaw
916 W Belknap St
Fort Worth, TX, 76102-1801

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Posted by Yolanda | April 14, 2023
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Best Lawyer
2 years ago I was charged w/ a 2nd degree felony assault with a deadly weapon of a family member. Mr. Renforth was able to get my case dismissed. Very professional and always on time. Thank you Jim!!
Posted by Sheree Jones | September 2, 2022
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Jim best attorney hands down!!
My son was looking at a 40 year sentence. Jim never stopped fighting for my son. Jim is professional and always stays calm. He truly cares about the person he is representing and their family. I’ve never retained an attorney that gives out the cell number! I could text Jim with any question and he would respond back. Jim will keep you updated on the case and be straight forward with you. Jim also help get a seized car for me. His staff is very professional and helpful as well. I can’t thank Jim enough for helping my son and my self through this hard experience. Jim’s is the best! Thank you again Jim
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Posted by Tina | August 16, 2022
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Easiest decision you’ll ever make
Jim is hands-down the best lawyer . My son got himself into a mess of trouble, was facing some real prison time for heavy charges due to stupid actions. Jim not only saved him from prison, but his expertise got his charges reduced to a misdemeanor with probation. Of course lack of responsibility my son did not meet Probation because he was not ready to turn his back on his lifestyle. Needless to say after multiple adjustments and Jim going to the judge, he got probation dropped and he was assigned community service work detail. The boy messed that up too, and now We are back with Jim working for another outcome. I am confident Jim will work this out for his good, And hopefully the boy will get it done this time.
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Posted by Dax | May 27, 2022
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Best Outcome!
I spoke with multiple attorney's about my case but once I spoke with Jim I knew he was the one to go with. I am thankful I made my choice to go with him. He was always there for me and always available if I needed anything. We decided to go to trial and he never backed down from the DA on their "offers". Because of his commitment to my case I could not have asked for a better outcome. I am very pleased with what he was able to do and what he was able to accomplish. I would definitely recommend him to my friends and family. Thank you Jim.
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2019
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Wrongful DWI
I had a irresponsible night with too much to drink and knew I shouldn’t drive, thought I was doing the most responsible thing by sleeping it off in my truck on a very hot night. Sound asleep with my truck running in the parking lot with the ac running Burleson PD gave me a DWI. A friend referred me to Jim and with the letter of the law not on my side calling and hiring Jim Renforth was the smartest thing I did. From our very first meeting he put my mind at ease, from explaining the process and payment options. I hired him on the spot and he went to work keeping me in the loop every step of the way via text and cellphone calls both during business hours and after hours during this very stressful time of my life. Jim is a very straight forward honest man telling me both good and bad news but assured me that he thought I had a very strong case and if I trusted him he thought we had a very good chance of winning the case. I did just that even though people around me advised me to save my money and just take probation. Jim was very professional from day one, from court appearances to jury selection although very nerve racking it went very smooth. I was acquitted of two charges one of which could have ruined my life as I know it and quite possibly cost me my job. I would highly recommend Jim Renforth no matter how bad your situation is Jim is a very good negotiator and I’m confident even if you have a situation you can’t win he will work very hard to get you the best deal possible, in my case it was most definitely a win.
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Posted by Juan | February 20, 2019
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"Elite criminal defense in DFW"
As the result of some poor decision making and circumstances I found myself on the wrong side of the law. I took immediate action to rectify the situation and then contacted Jim to help me sort out the legal aspects. He and his team were fantastic through the process. They kept me well informed of what was going on and most importantly they achieved a positive outcome on my behalf. Solid representation, If I should ever require assistance again, I know exactly who I will call.
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2018
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Best damn lawyer I hired!
What can I say about Jim? When you meet the big guy you think...he is cocky, you can't tell if he is joking or not, does he really care about you?? Well put your bad thoughts away. If you ask him not to sugar coat, he won't. Prices are negotiable and his prices quite affordable. He gets the job DONE. His height is alittle scary and can be quite intimidating but he is a tough lawyer. Highly recommended!
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Posted by brian | May 24, 2018
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"Excellent"
Jim provided nothing but exceptional service in my case. My case took over 3 years to resolve due to the fact Jim wouldn't settle for anything, but what I wanted. He was always completely honest and straight forward with how the case was going. Never sugar coated anything, but would always not try to get me to settle for something else. If I ever had any questions or wanted updates I could always get in touch with him or would receive a call back asap. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone and have already. I couldn't have hired a better lawyer and I am so pleased with my outcome. Click here to Reply or Forward
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2018
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Extra effort
Jim went above and beyond representing a family member of mine. He was available well outside of normal business hours.
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2017
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Got The Result I Wanted
Jim made a great first impression. He was down to earth and straight forward. My 17-year-old nephew was charged with felony assault. Although video evidence proved this to be untrue, Jim's professionalism put my family at ease and quite possibly saved my nephew's future. From the beginning, Jim told me that he wanted the case dismissed, and that was the result. He always answered my calls and kept me in the loop about the status of the case. I hope I never need the services of a criminal attorney again, but if I do, I'll be hiring Jim Renforth.
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Posted by Jim | June 10, 2017
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Mr. Renforth saved my grandson's future.
Mr Renforth was retained for my grandson after a DUI arrest during a visit to see his mother coming from from Colorado. My grandson was stopped by an Azle officer on what appears to be suspect probable cause. After completing the field sobriety tests shown on dash cam video he was arrested anyway. Family in Colorado and Nevada suffered through 3 postponements over a year and a half. The Tarrant County DA was not able to produce the Police Officer as he had left Texas and law enforcement. Finally Mr Renforth suggested demanding a jury trial. I traveled 3000 miles to bring my grandson to Ft Worth for trial. As he expected the former officer would not show from out of state and the charges were dismissed. 2 years of grief finally over.
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Posted by Carol | June 10, 2017
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DWI
Working with Jim Renforth during my DWI court process was so easy. Jim walked me though the whole process, told me the cost up front. Explained to me the classes and steps needed to be taken prior to court - which helped in my reduced sentence. Should I ever need a lawyer again, I will use him again.
Posted by Jose | June 7, 2017
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Best criminal lawyer in Fort Worth
I hired Mr. Renforth for a last minute shock probation for my wife. He first analyzed and research the case to make sure I wasn't wasting my time and money and kept me up to date every step of the way. He not only helped get her shock probation granted, which was a slim chance to begin with, but also followed up after it was granted making sure she was released and home. The cost was very reasonable and from the first contact to the last he personally answered all my questions by phone or email. I hope I don't need a criminal lawyer again but if I did Mr. Renforth will be the man I'd go to.
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Posted by Clifton | June 7, 2017
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Dismissal DWI
Jim was very pleasant to consult with during a difficult time during which I was charged with a DWI. Phone calls and texts were returned in a timely manner. During discussions about my case I felt encouraged and that he was sincerely working for the best possible outcome. The cost was communicated to me upfront and it never changed. The case did take 2 years, but the outcome for dismissal was sure worth the wait. I Highly recommend Jim Renforth. Great Job!!
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Posted by Jake | March 9, 2017
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DISMISSED
Well Mr Renforth went to bat for me received a DWI from medical side affect (ambient) and stuck it out and fought for me. And we won. What I thought should have been a simple thing to figure should have been dismissed right away but took almost 2 years. And yes it costs money to win any case but Mr Renforth told me what it would cost up front and how I could pay it out was very flexible. He did what he said he would do his best and he did.. never pressured me to decide or for me to settle to get it over faster. Stuck with me. Glad I was referred to his office. Thanks Mr Renforth from me and my family.
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Posted by Joe | March 8, 2017
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Attentive, direct and efficient
Jim, was amazing. My case was dismissed and immediately we discussed having it expunged in a couple of years. Jim was very thorough regarding the details and outcome of the case. He was patient with me, regardless how often I messaged or called. This charge could have prevented me from seeking professional certification and forced me out of a career. Jim is the perfect attorney if you want results, as well as someone who will put in the time and effort in your defense.
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Posted by Kevin | February 15, 2017
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Great Attorney
I hired Jim Renforth to help straighten out some trouble my daughter had gotten herself into. Jim was very professional, quick to react, very knowledgeable and determined. He answered questions and worked hard to solve the problem even after he was off the clock. He was able to get the problem solved and my daughter released very quickly. I would recommend Jim Renforth to anyone who needs help getting things worked out in our legal system.
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Posted by Ted | February 15, 2017
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Great Guy
Jim was an awesome person and a breath of fresh air every time I talked to him. Even in a tough time in my life, he always made me feel better after I met with him. Thank God he was able to get my charge lowered and this very trying time is now on the road to a much better resolve. Thanks Jim. You're a great guy! Best of luck to you and your future.
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2017
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Superb
I'm very thankful for entrusting Jim with my case as it was life altering and helped put me On the right side of the decision. I would recommend and hire him for any legal issues that should arise.
Posted by Chad | February 2, 2017
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I would highly recommend Jim as an attorney
He was very professional. He will work hard for you. He is understanding and courteous. I was very satisfied with the result of my difficult case. And now i can rebuild my life once again. Thank you Jim
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AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • First Associate
  • Law Office Of Jim Shaw
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate
  • Chamblee & Ryan, PC
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Tarrant County District Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Court Officer
  • Tarrant County Adult Probation
  • 1991 - 1994
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Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1997

Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have referred people to Jim over the years and they always have had good things to say about him and what great work he does. I would not hesitate to send a family member to him. Great guy and great attorney."
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Fort Worth Criminal defense Lawyer James David Renforth II
James David Renforth II
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Worth, TX
Licensed for 26 years