|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1999||02/26/2017|
|Associate||DeGuerin & Dickson||1999 - 2008|
|Legal Intern||Richard "Racehorse" Haynes||1999 - 1999|
|Legal Intern||Michael Ramsey||1998 - 1998|
|Legal Intern||Michael Tigar||1996 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Texas Bar Foundation||Fellow||N/A|
|University of Texas School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
Posted by tyron
My experience with mr.parras comes after he was appointed to represent me on appeal out of the southern district of texas. From day one Mr parras showed his best interest in the outcome of this case.. I was charged with a federal 371 conspiracy and aiding and abetting false statements to various federal firearms dealers... was handed and 168 month sentence... during preparation of the appeal Mr parras kept me well informed on updates with the case. He argued that the evidence presented by the government was insufficient to establish the federal jurisdiction elements of the crime I was charged with and that the government evidence on its face is insufficient to establish the very important element... Mr parras explained to the judges at the 5th circuit court of appeals that the government hadn't met it's burden of proof... the government tried to argue that the forms they presented were sufficient to establish this element but a license number bearing no date of issuance of expiration without more could not have proved this element beyond a reasonable doubt no more than assuming that a driver of a vehicle posses a valid drivers license... agreeing with Mr parras the court of appeals reversed the convictions and remanded the case for dismissal... Mr parras put his best foot forward and was very professional at all times of this ongoing battle many thought was a lost cause... I want too thank Mr parras for allowing me too have my life back... I would highly recommend him to any one...
Posted by Richard
Having only recently finalized Mr. Parras for counsel and representation I will update this review upon conclusion of my case (or immediately in the event of the any extremely unexpected and/or unfortunate developments); however, I'm extremely optimistic given the attention to detail in regards to both the particulars of my case, as well as intrest in me as a person. It's obvious that Mr. Parras believes that an intimate understanding of the client bears directly upon the outcome of legfal proceeding. While I find Mr. Parras to be intelligent, articulate, and details oriented, I believe, these characteristics can be assumed for any attorney of average or better quality...even those of poorer quality. However, the more illustrious or successful the attorneys, the rarer to find those genuinely interested in clients as people, and motivated as if on a personal level, to pursuing a clients interest ass one would expect for a family member. Immediately upon hiring him, and more-so as time progresses, Mr. Parras has given just that impression: an older brother helping his younger brother navigate one of life's challenges.
Stephen Pritchett, Appeals Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I've known John for seventeen years. He has a terrific background in his practice area, having worked for one of the best criminal defense firms in the state. He's a hard worker, and he genuinely cares about his clients. I couldn't recommend him more highly.