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Luke Aaron Williams

About me

Luke Williams is an experienced criminal trial lawyer and fouding partner of Barnett Howard & Williams PLLC.  Mr. Williams served as a felony prosecutor and assistant city attorney prior to entering private practice.  He has tried cases from DWI to Domestic Violence to more serious violent crimes and Sexual Offenses.  Mr. Williams is a kind and compassionate advocate for his clients.  He is named as a Super Lawyer (Rising Star) and Top Attorney in Fort Worth for Criminal Defense.


Mr. Williams believes that criminal defense is a calling for his life.  He enjoys the opportunity to counsel his clients and be a blessing to them in their times of need.  If you are in need of a criminal defense attorney in Tarrant County or Denton County, check our Mr. Williams's client reviews and give him a call to see if he can help you or your loved one.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
  2. Sex Crime: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Domestic Violence: 15%
  5. Juvenile: 10%



Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Benson Varghese

    Luke is a solid attorney who cares about his clients and is always well-prepared. I am happy to endorse him.


    Benson Varghese Sex crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Steve George Gebhardt

    I have known Luke for several years. He as well as the other attorneys in his firm, are consummate professionals. They are always prepared when they come to court and always strive to put their client in the best possible position. He and his firm are advocates for their clients in every sense of the word. Luke's demeanor in the courtroom instills confidence in his clients. I endorse this lawyer.


    Steve Gebhardt Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200708/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Top AttorneyFort Worth, Texas Magazine2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Board of BarristersTexas Tech University2008
President's ListTexas Tech University2003
Dean's ListTexas Tech University2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing Partner /Barnett, Howard and Williams, PLLC2012 - Present
Attorney & Counselor at LawThe Law Office of Luke A. Williams2012 - 2012
Assistant City AttorneyThe City of Plano2011 - 2012
Assistant District AttorneyLubbock County District Attorney's Office2007 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Tarrant County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Christian Legal SocietyN/A2012 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2012 - Present
United States District Court Eastern District of TexasAdmitted to Practice2012 - Present
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Elevate Life ChurchMember2011 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A2007 - Present
Texas Tech Alumni AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. J.S.Case Dismissed
State v. B.B.Non-Suit
State v. L.L.Jury returned a verdict of Not Guilty after approximately 24 minutes of deliberation
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Publication nameTitleDate
Fort Worth Criminal Law BlogTarrant County Diversion Programs2015
Fort Worth Criminal Law BlogClearing Criminal Records in Texas2014
Fort Worth Criminal Law BlogJuvenile Determinate Sentencing2014
Fort Worth Criminal Law BlogTarrant County No-Drop Policy on Domestic Violence2013
Fort Worth Criminal Law BlogFort Worth Criminal Law Blog2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Texas Tech UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Dallas County Bar AssociationDefending Class C Misdemeanors2012
In-House trainingConflict Strategies2011
In-House TrainingTestifying in Court for Property Standard's Officers2011
In-House TrainingArson Investigation and Prosecution2011
In-House TrainingExpunctions and Non-Disclosures2010