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Jim Richard Butler

DUI and DWI Attorney at Houston, TX

4.9   47 reviews

also known as Jim Butler, Butler Law Firm - The Houston DWI Lawyer

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  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1993
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    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Jim

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Practice area
  1. DUI and DWI
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    Do you need help with DWI or DUI case? I aggressively defend people accused of Driving While Intoxicated in Texas. Being accused doesn't mean you're guilty. Call my office today for a FREE case evaluation. Let me put your mind at ease.

    31 years, 2,209 cases

100% DWI BLOOD AND BREATH TEST DEFENSE IN HOUSTON, TX, AND SURROUNDING COUNTIES.

 My name is Jim Butler, and my law practice is 100% DWI Defense. My record of success in the courtroom, reflects my experience, and the amount of hard work I'm willing to put into every case I handle. I provide high level DWI representation, at an affordable flat rate. I offer a free confidential consultation, either by phone, or in person. Weekend appointments are available. My office accepts all major credit cards as a form of payment, and in some cases, payment plans can be arranged. Call my office today at. I look forward to helping

Here is my resume for your reference:

 Formal Education

 

Baylor University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

 

South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctor

 

DWI Specific Certifications

 DUIDLA Board Certified in DWI Defense

 

Certified Field Sobriety Test Instructor

 

Certified Field Sobriety Test Practitioner

 

Certified in Operation of Intoxilizer 5000

 

Certificate of Completion Hands on Gas Chromatography Course at Axiom Labs Chicago, Illinois.

 

Drug Recognition Expert  Pre School

 

Trial Colleges

 

Graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, Dubois Wyoming

 

Graduate  of the TCDLA Psychodrama sessions on Voire Dire, Opening statements , Cross Examination and Close

 

Memberships

 Founding Member DUIDLA

 

National College Of DUI Defense

 

College of the State Bar of Texas

 

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

 

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association

 

Trial Lawyers College Ranch Club

 

TCDLA Cherokee Warrior

 

Member American Chemical Society

 

 

 

 

 

Awards

Top Contributor 2016,2014,2013
Top Contributor
2016 2014 2013
Client's Choice 2015,2014,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2015 2014 2012 + 1 ...

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Location

Butler Law Firm - The Houston DWI Lawyer
Butler Law Firm - The Houston DWI Lawyer
405 Main St
Suite 1120C
Houston, TX, 77002
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by Gaurav Jain | April 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CASE DISMISSED! The only people you need to call. Miracles workers. Very affordable, easy payment plans. Your new family
Jim and Kristen are miracles workers. This law firm dedicates its sole time and energy to focus on DWI cases, and helping people like you and me get our lives back. With years of experience focused on this particular branch of law, I can honestly say Jim and Kristen are the only people to call when you get in unfortunate trouble. I am a 24 year old IT consultant, who recently graduated from UT Austin and moved to Houston for work purposes. I live around the Washington / Midtown area, which is HIGHLY FREQUENTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT. Long story short, mistakes happen. I found myself on the wrong end of the law one night after having 1 too many, and was promptly escorted to jail. I like to believe I am a good kid, who made 1 mistake by deciding to drive after knowing I shouldn't have. All sorts of emotions spilled inside of me as i sat in jail that night. Fear, remorse, anger, sadness, disappointment.These are but a few which come to mind. There isn't much to do but ponder how screwed up your life is going to get when sitting in jail, surrounded by pimps and gang bangers. I emerged from jail 19 hours later, mentally and emotionally scarred. I knew that I needed to hire someone quickly, and figure out my options. I am white collar worker and a young kid with a lot left to pursue (an MBA, new jobs) and having a DWI on my record left me scared beyond belief. I called a few other lawyers around Houston after consulting Avvo ( very good lawfirms with very good people, the other "big names" with expertise in this field). I chose to have Jim represent me after weighing my options because it just felt right. From the moment I called Jim's law firm, his cheery second in command Kristen picked up and made me feel welcome. I could feel the warmth and concern in her voice as i recanted my tale. Later on in the day I received a call from Jim himself, on the way back from the court case which her had just won, and i told him my story as well. Jim made me feel at home, identified the key facts over the phone, and offered a very reassuring feeling right away. I visited Jim the following day, and i learned how his law firm is a family. Their small team works exceptionally well together, fueled by years of personal connection. I felt at home instantly. I hired Jim, and paid a very reasonable fee (and cheaper than any of the other lawyers from Avvo i had consulted!). I am paying it off installments every month. Kristen usually gives us a call at month end to let us know she is charging. I never went to trial. Had I gone, Jim would then charge me for trial fee. UNLIKE OTHER LAWYERS, who charge for trial fees regardless of whether they clients go to trial or not. The facts: 1. I ended up blowing between a .09 - .1 2. My video was "pretty good" I was called for Docket call 3-4 times before my case was DISMISSED. During Docket call, you are expected to show around 8:30 for court. You can not use a cellphone inside, so make sure you take reading material. You will sit for an hour or two while people are called for attendance. Then Jim will show up, work out some paperwork, and you will be free to go. I was able to be at work by 11. Jim took a very hard stance from the get go. After receiving my video and breathalyzer results, he told the prosecutor that we would be ready to go to trial if they did not dismiss. had we gone to trial, Jim had already worked out his argument for jurors, how he would use the breathalyzer machine against the case (theres a 20% margin on them!) and how to use the video to prove that at time of driving i was legally under .08 (the ONLY thing that matters is state of alcohol at time of driving). I am extremely impressed with Jim and Kristen. If you are in need of a lawyer, please just call them. He will help give you your freedom back. Being in the middle of a DWI is a nightmare, and hiring a lawyer who makes you feel comfortable is paramount. Jim is one of the best.
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Response from Jim Butler April 16, 2016
Thank you Gaurav, for those kind words. It's individuals like you who keep us going strong. Jim
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Savior and a True Miracle Worker
I was pulled over in January 2015 after eating dinner at a Mexican food restaurant with my wife. I did not use a blinker taking a left turn and according to the officer cut in front of oncoming traffic making cars "slam" on their brakes. None of the drivers honked at me and neither my Wife nor I thought we were in any danger of an accident but we were pulled over anyway. I knew there would be trouble because we both had 2 margaritas at dinner and were pulled over a couple blocks from the restaurant. Sure enough the officer smelled the alcohol and proceeds to question me and administered field sobriety tests. I specifically remember him saying "You are right on the edge". He then called in a DWI task force officer who did the same tests. I felt that I did a really good job and was expecting to be let go. No such luck. I am taken to the downtown jail, processed and then forced to do the same tests again. I nail them. Then I am asked if I want to give a blood or breath test. I then ask for an attorney which, come to find out, is considered a refusal. The officer goes to the judge and gets a blood warrant and a blood sample is taken. You simply cannot refuse anymore. So much for the constitution. The next day after a long night in jail i get home and immediately start my search for a lawyer. Mr. Butler seemed to have a good track record and specifically deals with DWI cases. I decide to call him and reach his assistant who immediately transfers me to Mr. Butler. This surprised me because it was a Saturday. We speak and I am immediately at ease talking with him. I decide to meet at his office on Monday. I know I have found my lawyer. April comes after a couple court resets waiting on my blood test results. When we see the # we are both shocked.. 0.249. I am devastated because I know there is no possible way. I nailed the tests, I remember everything, it simply cannot be that high. I am forced to get an interlock device in my car and I am put on bond supervision. One more court reset and then after reviewing my videos from the jail we both decide to take the case to trial. FINALLY after much stress, more monthly fees, more court resets the trial begins on Nov 2. Of course I am beyond nervous and Mr. Butler can see that. He tells me not worry and to just let him work. I can sit back and relax as he does not want me to testify. Whew! Relieved! Mr. Butler is amazing at questioning the prosecution's witnesses. He has deep knowledge of how blood alcohol is tested and the procedure law enforcement officials are supposed to go through when testing blood. Using that knowledge he found mistakes, on video, in how the nurse who took my blood handled and packaged it. There was also some questionable paper work from the lab that tested my blood which he was able to dig up. Also, there was my video of me nailing the tests which he cleverly played on a loop to run over and over for the jury. His passionate closing argument really had me feeling that we had proven reasonable doubt. After 2 days of working his magic the Jury goes into their room to deliberate my fate. Almost 2 hours go by and I am about to lose it. Finally they have a verdict. We stand and the verdict is read, "NOT GUILTY" !!!! I cannot believe it. Even Mr. Butler tells me it won't sink in until later. We shake hands, hug it out and I congratulate him and thank him profusely. He mentions that this is the highest BAC in a case he has ever won. I wouldn't be surprised if it is mentioned in a law publication. I will forever be grateful to Mr. Butler. He is a wonderful attorney, a true professional and a very genuine, caring human being.
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Response from Jim Butler November 11, 2015
Thank you so much for the spot on recollection of events and the excellent review. Mr. Butler and I were both honored to have you as a client and hope to remain friends for years to come. Congratulations on getting your life back! We are very happy for you. Sincerely, Christin
Posted by Jason | February 23, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer and Excellent Experience
I cannot express my appreciation and gratitude enough for Mr. Jim and his team at the Butler Law Firm. He is a very confident attorney, highly intelligent person and well respected expert in his field. Mr. Jim and his team helped me through every step of my case. When it finally came down to the end, he helped to resolve my situation with the best possible outcome for my case. Thank You!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jim Butler The Best DWI Lawyer!!!
I remember 8/5/23 like it was yesterday walking out of jail and my life turned upside down in a matter of minutes. I got home and started to look for Lawyers and Jim Butler came up; I called on a Saturday and I was in his office in four hours of my release. He kept me calm all the way through these months and told me you don't worry about it; I'll take care of it. I can honestly say that he did an amazing job and, no doubt at all, hats off to him and his team. Also, Carmen always taking my calls and keeping me up to date. If you are ever in a bind never second guess, Jim Butler is the man you want in your corner to fight your legal battle. THANK YOU, JIM, ONCE AGAIN TO YOU AND YOUR TEAM!! FREE AND LIFE BACK ON TRACK!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Bargain and Houston DWI Lawyer in the Industry
Mr. Butler worked tirelessly on my case for over a year and a half and 11 case resets. It was the longest and darkest period of my life but knew that Jim Butler had the experience and wisdom to make the best judgement calls. Being in Harris County is a whole different ball game when it comes to fighting a DWI. Especially with a BAC of .26 which is what I blew. Jim has the relationships in the courtroom and takes time to learn each new Judge and how they think and act. Jim is very charismatic and treats his clients like his own family. This is without doubt the best money you will ever spend in your life!! Trust me. I thought my life was over and career was shot at 25 years old. He fought for me to get into a pretrial intervention program and it was actually released early. Case dismissed!! That is with a .26 BAC. He also forced me to look in the mirror about who I was as a person and where I wanted to be in life. Please, if you are ever in this situation talk to Mr. Butler and let him walk you through these steps. Harris County is no joke, and the waters are rough without proper guidance.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
If you want an Advocate, Hire this guy!
Our family ran into a huge issue with our daughter, charged with a DWI for the second time. James ran the strategy for us with great knowledge of the system, including new DAs, court process, police reporting, etc. Case dismissed! Tried to pay him more and the guy refused!
Posted by Tuck | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer In Texas
If you want an attorney that is very knowledgeable, truthful, and knows the law and cares about your freedom then Jim Butler is the attorney for you. You never have to worry if your money is going to go to waste with Jim and Kristen, they take care of their clients. Jim goes above and beyond to defend his clients. Aggressively examines and attacks the evidence brought against you and he only strives for two outcomes of your case and that is a dismissal or a not guilty. I made the best decision hiring this outstanding attorney to defend me and getting my charges dismissed.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Red and White Case dismissed!
As most young people with an avid social life, you tend to only worry about having fun and not the possible consequences . . . . until the one day you see the flashing lights in your rearview mirror. Fortunately for me, I had someone in my corner to help me get through this horrific situation. Jim was very informative and attentive from day one. After battling the system for a little while, he was able to get my case dismissed. If you ever have to deal with this nightmare, I would strongly recommend you call him. I promise you will be extremely happy you did.
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Posted by Miranda j | February 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Heaven sent
I can’t even begin to explain how thankful I am that Jim Butler was my Attorney, not only him but his assistant Christin were always very deligent and patient with me. He worked very hard on my case, he made me feel extremely at ease with my situation. I ended up going to trial, as Jim continued to fight and work on my case, He even had to miss the super bowl because he was working so hard. After a long hard year, and finally the trial. I was found NOT GUILTY, and my case just like that was dismissed. Thank you so much Jim, I will forever remember this and highly recommend you to everyone.
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Posted by Eric | September 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Skilled Tactician! DWI (duid) case dismissed!
I interviewed half a dozen attorneys and when I met with Jim I knew he was the man for the job. He listens and cares about his clients. I highly recommend hiring him if charged with a dwi /dui, sooner the better. Jim thoroughly covers every base and looks at every angle to prepare for any situation. Jim and his assistant Christin are always available and courteous. Hire Jim and you get Jim, not a junior associate or anybody else. If there is any chance of a positive outcome he is the one who can see it and capitalize on it. He was born for this! God bless you Jim and Christin! Thank You!
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Posted by Courtney | April 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best Laywer in Houston
My TWO case went on for over a year before we finally made it to trial. All the while, Mr. Butler constantly reassured me of my chances of beating this. Him, or Kristen, always answered and returned my calls. Even though I was a bit hard to handle at times because of my worry for my case Jim handled my case with confidence. We went into trial and I thought I had no chance, not because of Jim's ability but because I thought, "No way are they going to find my not guilty, my blood level was over .08." Once again, Jim reassured me. He went into trial confident and 2 days later, I was found not guilty. I couldn't believe it!! I would recommend Jim and Kristen to anyone. They are great people who actually care about their clients and you don't see that too often!
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Posted by Maria | February 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was found not Guilty!
I would highly recommend Jim Butler. He helped me with my case that I was eventually found not guilty.
Response from Jim Butler March 3, 2017
Thank you very much for the review!
Posted by Veronica | October 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEYOND AMAZING...
I should've wrote this review 2 months ago but had gotten so busy but honestly I do not even know where to begin! I met with several attorneys prior to meeting Mr. Butler, and the moment we left his office I knew that this was the attorney that I wanted to handle our case. Everyone told me we were crazy for trying to beat this case and I knew the odds were against us, but the positive outlook that Mr. Butler had just kept wanting us to continue to fight the fight. Even when we just wanted to cave and take the plea deal, he was very honest and so positive about beating this case. our case was dismissed and all thanks to the fight that Mr. Butler did for us. I thank you soooooo much!
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Response from Jim Butler October 19, 2016
Thank you Veronica, you made my day. Jim
Posted by Leina R. | June 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I was found NOT GUILTY!
My life completely changed in Oct. 2014 when I was charged with a DWI. I had never been in trouble with the law, so you could imagine how terrified I was. After my first court date, I knew I needed to hire a lawyer that could help me with my case because my BAC number was so high! I only met with a few lawyers, and when I had my first consultation with Mr. Butler, I could feel his passion and determination for me and my case. I immediately hired him and started the court process. After months and months of court resets, I did my best to patiently wait for us to go to trial by jury, and Mr. Butler never faulted or gave up on me or my case. He reassured me that we were not going to give in to any pleas, and we were going to keep pushing through to take my case to trial because the state would not dismiss my case with my BAC being over a .15. Finally, it came to my jury trial and after the 2 day process and waiting for the verdict, I was found NOT GUILTY!! I can only express how extremely grateful I am for Mr. Butler and Christin for everything they have done for me to help me get my life back. I truly want to thank the both of you for continuously fighting for me for so long, and I could not be any happier with the outcome and gaining my life back! If you are looking for the best, then you have found it with Jim and Christin!
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Response from Jim Butler October 19, 2016
Thank you for those kind words. It really was the jury that deserves the credit. They had the courage to find you not guilty in the face of a .187 breath test. Both Christin and I wish you the best in your future. We were happy to be able to help.
Posted by Kevin | June 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dismissal!
Jim worked hard on my case for 8 months and it finally got dismissed! Not only was he on top of my case, he communicated his thought process to me at all steps so I always knew his plan and where the case was heading. I had a very stressful 8 months, but I trusted Jim to fight for me because I could tell he cared personally about me and my case. I will be forever grateful for Jim's efforts and his care, and I cannot recommend him highly enough!
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Response from Jim Butler June 21, 2016
Thank you Kevin for the review. We are honored to have meet such a wonderful person. You deserve the best. We wish you great adventures to come in your life and a safe move to New York. Keep in touch! Jim and Christin
Posted by Dana | December 24, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Blessed and Grateful Thank You
Mr. Butler and his staff gave me a Christmas present I'll never forget - a case dismissal!! After wading through the leagal system, Mr. Butler took the reins and was so helpful all the way through to the end. His staff was always helpful, courteous and polite, reminding me when I had court and what I was supposed to do. Very Very Merry Christmas to you all and thanks again for all you've done.
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Response from Jim Butler December 28, 2015
Thank you Dana. We never caved - we never surrendered. Congratulations!
Posted by M. Long | December 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just depends on what you're looking for, "GREAT"
If you're looking for a great lawyer and a great person, then you should definitely hire James or as I call him "Jim". I hired Jim to defend me in an extremely important case and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I researched attorneys and was drawn in by not only his experience, but I also gathered that he cared about what he was doing. He proved me right and in the process I learned that he cared about people. Jim is a wise man, he stood by me, worked with me, got to know me and put it all into play. I was acquitted of the charge against me and feel very thankful to have found Jim and his always friendly staff. This is what I was looking for in an attorney and if this is what anyone else is looking for in an attorney, I suggest you hire Jim Butler.
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Response from Jim Butler December 28, 2015
Thanks "M". That really means alot to me. You and I were in the foxhole together, battling two prosecutors for two days. My hat's off to your jury for having the courage to do the right thing. If you ever need anything - we're here for you.
Posted by Joshua S | November 20, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in Houston/Southeast Texas!!!!
I was arrested for a Dwi and it felt like the end of the world for me. I thought my job was gonna fire me and I would be hit with fines that I could not pay. I came across Mr. Butler on Avvo.com and figured I'd get a consultation because of his good reviews. I couldn't have been any happier with his service and the result of my case . Come to find out, Mr Butler discovered that the arresting officer was fired from the police department for lying/providing false police reports on the job. Mr Butler aggressively went after this and on trial day, the Da had no choice but to dismiss the case. I couldn't have had a better experience with a lawyer like James Butler. He's very intelligent and will answer all your questions so you understand completely. I am truly happy for this!
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Response from Jim Butler April 16, 2016
We were happy to help, and honored by your and your father's trust. Jim
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best!!!
Wow...Just wow! I can't even begin to explain the good work this man has done! He is truly a gem within his profession. He and his staff are honestly some of the nicest people I've met. From the very moment I walked into his office, Jim made me feel respected, understood and put me at ease given the situation I was facing (which was not an easy one). He really made me feel like I had someone in my corner who would fight for me and wanted me to prevail. He always took a "we" approach to the matter and I never felt alone throughout the process which I'm definitely grateful for. He also took into account all facets and details of my case, then literally "worked his magic" and ultimately had my case DISMISSED! Jim Butler has got to be the #1 DWI lawyer in all of Texas, if not the entire nation! I mean that sincerely. I still can't believe I'm one of the people writing a review about our success, as his great reviews were initially the main reason I chose Jim to represent me. I'd recommend anyone faced with a DWI choose Jim with complete confidence. He is the absolute best out there.
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Posted by Dana | November 6, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Dismissed!
I heard from Mr. Butler yesterday - four words that sounded like music: your case was dismissed! Mr. Butler stuck to his stand - there was no reason for me to be pulled over, by an officer from outside of the jurisdiction, called into the area by one of his friends. Mr. Butler's extensive experience in his practice area (DWI/DUI) came through for me when I heard the music - "your case was dismissed"! If you need legal services in this respect, in my opinion, you need Mr. Jim Butler's talent on your side. Well Done, Sir!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Butler Law Firm
  • 1993 - Present

Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Baylor University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State vs, Hernandz
  • Not Guilty by Jury
  • State vs. Rangel
  • Not guilty
  • State vs. Littlefield
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Ranch Club Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Chemical Society
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Texas Motorcycle Rights Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • ACS CHAL Forensic Lawyer Scientist
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2023
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association - Board Certification
  • DUIDLA
  • 2017
  • Top DWI Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top DWI Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top DWI Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • Graduate
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College,Dubois,Wyoming
  • 2012
  • DWI FST Instructor
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • 2011
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • TCDLA
  • 2011
  • Top DWI Lawyers
  • H-Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top DWI Lawyers
  • H-Texas Magazine
  • 2010
  • 40 Hour Gas Chromatograph Course
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyers for the People
  • Houston Magazine
  • 2009
  • DWI FST Practitioner
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • 2005
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • What You Must Know to Win
  • DWI Defense
  • 2011
  • Top Gun DWI Seminar
  • DWI Law
  • 2011
  • Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar
  • DWI Law
  • 2011
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • DWI Law
  • 2011
  • 2011 Summer Session
  • DWI Law
  • 2011
  • Top Gun DWI Seminar
  • DWI Law
  • 2010
  • SFST Instructor Course
  • DWI Law
  • 2010
  • Communicating Your Way to an Acquittal
  • DWI Law
  • 2010
  • Top Gun DWI
  • DWI Defense
  • 2009
  • DWI Superstar Seminar
  • DWI Law
  • 2009
  • Winning with DWI: Defense and Special Teams
  • DWI Law
  • 2008
  • Top Gun DWI
  • DWI Law
  • 2008
  • The Ultimate in DWI Defense
  • DWI Law
  • 1998
  • DWI Superstar Seminar
  • DWI Law
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (10)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Jim on a few occasions on DWI cases. He is a great DWI lawyer!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a true trial warrior. Always tirelessly working to secure the best possible outcome for his clients. If I were to ever find myself in trouble he'd be the lawyer I'd call."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is both experienced and knowledgeable in Texas criminal law and procedure"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Other
"James is one of the finest DWI Lawyers in the State of Texas. His knowledge of DWI Defense and Trial Skills sets him apart from his peers. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Other
"I would highly recommend James for anyone charged with DWI"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a lion in the area of DWI defense, a real master."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is an excellent lawyer who deeply cares for his clients. I have seen his dedication firsthand and how hard he fights for his client. He is honest, hardworking, and is relentless in his fighting for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim Butler is a very good DWI defense attorney. He works hard to get the best results for his clients. If you or a family member has the misfortune to be arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, you should call Jim Butler. He will fight for you. I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.James is a trial lawyers lawyer. He is highly respected and he cares.He is always working to improve his crafts and skills.He is well respected in the legal community and one of the best human beings i know."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Jim at rigorous training for DUI lawyers conducted at Harvard Law School by the National College for DUI Defense Lawyers. Jim has the experience and know-how to effectively defend citizens accused of DUI. If you want experience, knowledge, trial skills, and a "take no prisoners" approach, you should hire Jim as your DUI lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim and I went through some of the most intense and comprehensive DUI training a defense attorney can experience. The entire time Jim proved himself to be a tireless advocate for his clients, and an out of the box thinker when it came to developing innovative ways of defending his clients. Anyone would be extremely fortunate to have Jim for their attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Jim at the American Chemical Society Forensic Gas Chromotography Course held last October in Chicago. This course was a very intense course that taught us more about gas chromotography than most of the lab techs who work at the state crime labs. There are less than 25 lawyers in the United States who have taken this course. This is but one example of the dedication that Jim has to be the best lawyer he can be. Jim goes above and beyond to learn the science behind how blood and breath are tested and this dedication to learning are what make him an excellent DUI defense lawyer. Ayone who hires Jim is in good hands"
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Houston DUI and DWI Lawyer Jim Richard Butler
Jim Richard Butler
DUI and DWI Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 30 years
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