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About me

  I was born in Port Arthur, Texas and raised in the Golden Triangle of Texas.  I completed my B.S. degree from Auburn University after only 2 1/2 years of study.  I began working as a police officer at 21 years old.  I was a college professor with two masters degrees at age 26.  By age 30, I was finishing law school.  I have since completed a third masters degree and defended over 2000 people who have been accused of crimes.  My experience as a defense lawyer includes over 100 jury trials.


  Outside of my law practice, I am actively involved in fitness.  I practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and regularly compete in tournaments.  I am very competitive and I fight for my clients in court the way I fight on the jiu jitsu mat.  I use knowledge, creativity, and experience to get the best results.




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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
    16 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    16 years, 3 thousand cases



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Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

25 total 

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  • Joshua Hill

    Jim Medley has unique experience as a former police officer that makes him a valuable resource to anyone charged with DWI/DUI. Jim is a great lawyer and can fight for you if you're accused of a crime.


    Joshua Hill Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Robert James Fickman

    Through consistent hard work Jim Medley has established himself as one of the preeminent DWI lawyers in Houston. He is tough, thoughtful and determined in his approach. Jim has earned the respect of the entire legal community and the gratitude of the many clients he has saved. On top of that he is a good man.


    Robert Fickman Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Jim Medley & Associates

1208 Edwards Street
Houston, TX, 77007


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200007/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneyTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2012
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2011
Texas Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerJim Medley & Associates2000 - Present
Professor of Criminal JusticeSan Jacinto College1996 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
State Bar CollegeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Texas v. A.V.NOT GUILTY
State of Texas v J.T.NOT GUILTY
State of Texas v D.H.NOT GUILTY
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Legal NewsPolice Field Exercises: Scientific evidence or more government lies?2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Sam Houston State UniversityCriminal Justice ManagementMS - Master of Science1996
Auburn University, AuburnPublic SafetyBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Auburn University, AuburnJusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1990
Sam Houston State UniversityOccupational EducationMaster of EducationN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Top Gun DWICross examination of an arresting officer2011
Mastering Scientific EvidenceHGN field sobriety test2011
Top Gun DWIDirect examination of a defense expert2010
Mastering Scientific EvidenceHGN research2008
Top Gun DWICross examination of an arresting officer2007