5.0 stars 39 totalReview Jim Butler
Posted by Courtney
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!
Posted by Maria
I would highly recommend Jim Butler. He helped me with my case that I was eventually found not guilty.
Posted by Veronica
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!
Posted by Leina R.
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!
Posted by Kevin
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!
Posted by Gaurav Jain
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.
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.
Posted by Dana
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.
Posted by M. Long
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.
Posted by Joshua S
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!
Posted by anonymous
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.