also known as Jimmy Ardoin
Jimmy Ardoin believes in a commitment to excellence when representing his clients in both criminal and civil matters. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in both federal and state courts. That experience has helped his clients to be acquitted of the most serious of charges; to gain leverage in settlement negotiations; and to avoid trial all together by getting his clients’ cases dismissed.
The goal for Jimmy in each and every case is to provide nothing short of aggressive, thorough, and superior representation to his clients. When a person ends up in the court system their lawyer is the only person who can speak for them. Jimmy’s tireless work ethic and hands on approach with his clients, ensures that he is his clients’ voice in the courtroom.
Jimmy was named a Texas SuperLawyer in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense in 2015. In 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 he was recognized as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of White Collar Criminal Defense. He was also named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Top 40 Under 40. Jimmy also is a frequent contributor to news outlets around the country on various legal issues, appearing in the Wall Street Journal, the Houston Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, Yahoo News, and the Houston Business Journal to name a few. He also has been invited to speak at various continuing legal education seminars helping to teach other lawyers.
From the moment a potential client calls Jimmy for advice they realize that they will get the best representation possible. No matter the case, he will answer any and all questions a person has before they even set foot in his office. He will also be frank and direct when advising a client about their situation and will take the time to sit down with a person and explain the law and how the law applies to the facts of that client’s case. It’s Jimmy belief that trust is the most important component of the attorney/client relationship and honesty is the only way to gain that trust.
When he’s not in the courtroom or at the office, Jimmy enjoys spending time with his wife and young son. He is an avid sports fan and religiously follows the Texas Longhorns football team in addition to coaching his son’s youth sports teams.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2004||07/16/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|White Collar Crime||Texas SuperLawyers||2015|
|Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Texas Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top 40 Under 40||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Texas Super Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Texas Rising Star||Texas Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Owner||ArdoinLaw, PLLC||2011 - Present|
|Partner||Cogdell & Ardoin, LLC||2010 - 2011|
|Associate||Cogdell Law Firm||2004 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Garland R. Walker American Inn of Court||N/A||2014 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||N/A||2013 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Houston Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||2004 - Present|
|State vs. SW||Successfully convinced the Judge to give deferred adjudiction with restitution when the prosecutor was only offering prison time.|
|State v. CB||Grand Jury packet was presented and the grand jury declined to indict client; case dismissed|
|United States vs. Morgan||Convinced the Judge to give time served on a case where the statute precluded probation.|
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|South Texas College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||N/A||2004|
|University of Texas System, Austin||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|