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John Thomas Brender

DUI and DWI Attorney at Fort Worth, TX

4.9   10 reviews

Licensed for 17 years

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About John

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We are a law firm dedicated to helping people at their most vulnerable moments. When facing criminal accusation, our goal is to make sure your legal rights are protected.

We’re experienced lawyers who get results. We can walk you through the process of posting bail to have them released from custody at any time, day or night.

If you are the one facing charges, on any offense ranging from DWI to capital murder, you need an attorney that is non-judgmental, with whom you may speak openly, and sees you as a partner, not as just another case file. In representing you, we not only speak on your behalf, we will also make sure that you know what to expect, explaining each step in the legal process in language that you can understand.

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Client's Choice 2016
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Licensed for 17 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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John Thomas Brender
3131 McKinney Avenue
#800
Dallas, TX, 75204
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
John received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2016
Posted by Richard | March 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smart and thorough!
This was my first experience using a lawyer. Mr. Brender is a true professional and made sure that I felt at ease throughout the process. I would highly recommend using the Brender Law Firm to any of my friends and family because I felt like they truly did care about me and my case.
Posted by jay | March 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extraordinary***
John Brender really cares about his clients, but most importantly follows through on paperwork to put your mind at ease. Also, he really cares about people. I highly recommend him to fight for your legal needs, and he does it with passion! Thank you, John for all that you did for me and my family!!
Posted by Randy R. | March 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend - Best lawyer I've ever had
I've had bad experiences with lawyers in the past, and seen how things can go wrong when they don't care about you. Mr. Brender made sure I was a priority, listened to me and what I wanted, and took care of business. I'd highly recommend.
Posted by Adrian | August 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Changed my life.
Thanks to John Brender he has helped me achieve a perfect record and I now can persue life with no worries. Excellent I would recommend John to any people who are in need of his assurance.
Posted by Eder | December 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI
John was great site cell the beginning. He never hesitated on anything and was straight up on how everything was going to be. He got me the result that we both were hoping for in a almost 2 year case. Highly recommend Mr. Brender!
Posted by LC | August 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Spectacular!
John's representation of me was just fabulous. I had him at a cellphone call or text message away at all times. He was very responsive, even after hours and weekends. I valued his past DA experience and his to-the-point demeanor. I really couldn't have asked for a better experience. One time, I was waiting for paperwork to be processed from a Tarrant County office. Not having much confidence that there would be expeditious processing, John called me as he was walking the paperwork to the office himself. Impressed, I felt like his only client. Right before an appearance, John and I were trading correspondence up to 11pm; he could have settled for a mediocre presentation, but did not. That meant a great deal to me and I'm grateful to him for his representation and hard work. Again, just a splendid, one-of-a-kind experience. I'd hire him again and again.
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks Mr. Brender!
Mr. Brender is the the consummate professional. Since I know him on a personal level, he was the first person I contacted when I was in need of legal advice. I was very apprehensive to discuss my legal issues with someone I know personally, but John immediately put me at ease with his knowledge, calm demeanor, and professionalism. He listened to my side of the story, reviewed my case, then clearly and concisely discussed all of my options with me. As there was no ideal option in my case, he all possible outcomes, as well as the most likely outcomes, with each scenario. I was very pleased with the outcome, as well as having John in my corner during the entire process. He is incredibly knowledgeable, tremendously experience, a great communicator, and the consummate professional!! Look no further that Mr. John Brender if you require the best representation possible!
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal Defense
I made a bad choice and was arrested and charged with what I believe was a class B misdemeanor. I knew of Mr. Brender on a personal level and called to ask for advice. We setup an appointment and met a few days later. John spent about 2 hours with me and explained what would happen and the best and worst case scenario's. I hired him to defend me and the process began. Mr Brender felt having regular appointments with a counselor while my case was going through the system would help my defense. He explained we would need to make a monthly appearance until my case settled. I believe it was on the 3rd appearance we were able to get my case dropped with some conditions. I had to complete 40 hours of community service. We are now working on having my charge expunged. I feel he will have this handled in short order.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2015
Relief
John recently represented me in a DWI case in Fort Worth, TX. From the beginning, I felt very comfortable in my decision to choose John as my attorney. He was honest in his opinion of my case and didn't judge my actions, I felt confident in pursuing a resolution of my charges with him. He was quick to obtain and review with me all of the information and evidence regarding my arrest and did a good job keeping me informed of the status of my case. We came to an agreement that it would be in my best interest to fight the charges levied against me by the state. After receiving offers from the District Attorneys office, I decided to continue forward with a Not Guilty plea and take the case to Trial. During this decision making process, John offered an honest opinion and let me decide; I did not feel pressured to go one way or the other by him. If I chose to take the deal I'd have a DWI on my record for the rest of my life, if I chose to fight the charges there was no guarantee that I'd win. There was no obvious path, he gave his educated opinion and left the decision to me. I appreciated that. Despite the ambiguity, I felt confident in my choice to take it to trial. The trial date finally came, and beforehand John told me what to expect and how he planned to proceed. This was my first time in court for a trial and I was initially very nervous, but Johns performance quickly eased my fears. During the trial I was definitely impressed by his argument and his demeanor. He presented the case clearly and calmly, his experience and ability showed and ultimately led to a reduced charge. Whether the jury's decision had gone my way or not, I believe I made the right decision choosing John for representation and the results backed up that decision. I would definitely recommend him for consul.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Patient is a Virtue
Mr. Brender was very proactive when a came to my case. I was accused of my first DUI and he was able to deferred adjudication for Obstruction of a passageway which even though was not the best case scenario it was better than the worst. I would recommend him the only thing that I would say is that you must have patients with this process. The system in itself is not design to help but to punish and if you are patient and work with him you might come out on top at the end.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Brender Law Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Dallas County District Attorney
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Art Brender
  • 2005 - 2008

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • The University of Texas At Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Associations

  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2010
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top Young Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (6)
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a great human being with the instincts a person needs when accused of a criminal offense. John is highly respected in Tarrant and Dallas Counties, and is genuinely in pursuit of the best outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is as cool and confident as they come in the courtroom. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John has experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney which creates a unique skill set"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a great guy and an excellent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known John since we were both prosecutors at the Dallas DA's office. He is an extremely bright and skilled attorney. He cares about his clients and always gives his all on his cases. If you are looking for a skilled attorney that knows the lay of the land, John is the attorney that can help you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John Brender is a hard working, knowledgable attorney who works extremely hard for his clients. We worked together at the Dallas County District Attorney's Office. He is a great trial lawyer who knows how to effectively litigate a case in front of a jury. Now as a fellow defense attorney, John is always willing to share his experience and knowledge. Hook them."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is a hardworking and very knowledgeable attorney who provides first class service to his clients. I would recommend him to anyone in need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse John completely and without reservation. I knew him as an Assistant District Attorney in Dallas County, and now I know him as a private practitioner. He was an incredibly fair as a prosecutor, and was liked by everyone that I knew and worked with him. He has a very likable personality, and I have no doubt his strong skillset will correlate very well into private practice when representing clients. He is very experienced, and knowledgeable on the law. He is a genuinely good guy, and I make this endorsement freely and without reservation. On top of all that, he went to the best undergrad University in the country. Hook 'em."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is bright and knowledgeable. John was an assistant district attorney on several cases where I was the defense attorney. He was always prepared and fair. We didn't always see eye to eye but, he was always reasonable. I would recommend him to anyone."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Friend
"John will be the hardest working criminal defense lawyer you will be able to find. His prior experience prosecuting cases in the Dallas DA's office will serve you well whether your case requires a plea or a full blown jury trial. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With years of trial experience, John is a top notch litigator. Juries and clients alike immediately get a sense of how trustworthy this attorney is. If you're in the courtroom and John is at your table, you know you're at the right table."
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Fort Worth DUI and DWI Lawyer John Thomas Brender
John Thomas Brender
DUI and DWI Attorney
Fort Worth, TX
Licensed for 17 years
Free Consultation