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Steven Todd Jumes

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Worth, TX

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1996
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

  2. Federal crime
    Steve Jumes is a former federal prosecutor and experienced handling federal crimes on both sides of the aisle.

  3. White collar crime
    Steve Jumes is a formidable white collar crime defense attorney with extensive experience handling allegations of financial crimes.

  4. DUI and DWI

  5. Violent crime

  6. Sex crime

Steve Jumes is Certified in Criminal Law by the State of Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2003. Before becoming a defense practitioner, he was supervisor of the Grand Jury Division of the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office as well as specialized in the prosecution of sexual and physical child abuse cases for that office. While working as a a prosecutor for the Dallas County District Attorney's Office he specialized in Public Integrity prosecutions. Additionally, while working for the United States Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Texas he handled white collar cases involving tax refund fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, as well as bank robbery, and mail fraud. He also specialized in criminal and civil asset forfeiture in that office.

Since 2013 he began private practice providing criminal and asset forfeiture defense in cases ranging from DWI, murder, healthcare fraud, theft, conspiracy to possess or distribute drugs, and continuous assault of a child. He has been asked to make presentations for the Texas State Bar, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association, and the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association.

He has made numerous television, radio, and print appearances regarding asset forfeiture including the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Dallas Morning News, WFAA -ABC news, KXTX-NBC news, KERA, and McCuistion TV. He also testified before subcommittees of the Texas State House and Senate regarding asset forfeiture.

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Law Office of Steven Jumes
5740 Boat Club Road
Fort Worth, TX, 76179

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Posted by Kathy | March 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Honest caring attorney - strong recommend
I am so thankful I found Steve to help with my federal restitution problem. His knowledge of the federal system is impressive and as a former federal prosecutor, he knows the ins and outs of the system. After thoroughly researching my issue he made sure I completely understood my options and gave me his honest opinion on how best to proceed. I wholeheartedly agreed with him and he was able to quickly resolve my issue. Throughout the process he was a strong and caring advocate for me and was able to resolve my issue for a very fair and reasonable cost. I know the legal system is scary and difficult to understand, but I assure you that Steve will be there for you with good solid legal advice. Best $$ I ever spent.
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Posted by Chris | March 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I needed a lawyer to represent me in a federal case that had experience and would fight to get me the best possible outcome. Steve Jumes, with the law firm Varghese/Summersett, was the right choice for me. Steve has been a prosecutor in the federal system and his first hand knowledge of the system really had an outcome on my sentence. If you are facing the federal system, then Steve is the one you need to help you navigate through what seems impossible.
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Response from Steven Jumes March 5, 2020
It is always flattering to hear from clients who appreciate the efforts taken to help them. I was worried about this client's situation and was very thankful we could achieve a good result.
Posted by Tommy | February 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Firm
My son,had got himself in trouble with drugs and started to run with people who you would say had questionable character,and of course they did . I am his step dad,and have been in on and consulted with his Attorneys and have not been left in the dark. They were susesfull in getting him a redused sentence,from a very conservative Juudge,and had the State charges droped . I beleave that the representation on his behalf was adiquit,and I am satisfied thus far.
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Posted by Eric | December 8, 2015
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I am happy with the services of Varghese Summersett. Steve Jumes and his team were able to negotiate with the prosecutor to return money that was seized from me. I would recommend anyone in a situation where money or assets were seized from them to contact him. Communication was excellent and I was notified of the status of the case on a regular basis.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Law Office of Steven Jumes
  • 2019 - Present
  • Partner
  • Varghese Summersett PLLC
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Senior Counsel
  • Brown PC
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Trial Prosecutor
  • Dallas County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Tarrant County District Attorneys Office
  • 1998 - 2006
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  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Texas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. Duran et al
  • Dismissed


  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • 360 West Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2016
  • Director's Award
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • 2012
  • Board Certified - Criminal Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Northern District of Texas Asset Forfeiture Boot Camp 2011
  • Civil Forfeiture
  • 2011
  • Health Care Strike Force Conference
  • Identifying and Forfeiting Assets in Health Care Fraud Cases
  • 2011
  • DEA 2010 Conference
  • Asset Seizure and Forfeiture
  • 2010
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Fort Worth Criminal defense Lawyer Steven Todd Jumes
Steven Todd Jumes
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Worth, TX
Licensed for 27 years