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Valerie Waddell

Criminal defense Attorney at Stafford, TX

4.3   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1999
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Valerie

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Ms. Waddell handles cases in the areas of Criminal and Family Law. Ms. Waddell attended Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law and received her JD in 1999, Magna Cum Laude and number four in her class.

In 2012, Ms. Waddell won a jury verdict of not guilty on a thirteen-count indictment for Fraud in the 149th Judicial District Court of Brazoria County, the Honorable Judge Holder, presiding.

She serves as a representative for Fort Bend County’s indigent population by handling Family law cases on a volunteer basis for the Fort Bend County Lawyers Care, and criminal case court appointments through the Fort Bend County Indigent Defense Office.

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Bastine Law Group
12603 Southwest Fwy Ste 571
Stafford, TX, 77477-3838
Bastine Law Group
1095 Evergreen Circle
Ste 353
The Woodlands, TX, 77380
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best call ever made!
I have not but the utmost respect, and positive things to say about Ms. Waddell and the quality of work she provided. She was on top of my case even when I wasn't. If you call text or email her, she will respond. I work nights so that was a blessing in itself. She is very business oriented, confident, and relentless! If she says she will do something it's as good as done. She went above and beyond for me and my case. She gives you options and tells you your best case scenario, but at the same time you have a say. I appreciate everything she did for me andi highly recommend her to everyone!!
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Posted by Atoya | August 14, 2019
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Colleague Endorsement
Ms. Waddell is a knowledgeable and experienced Attorney in the areas of family and criminal law. Her diligence and understanding with regards to the intricate nuances of the law make her a tremendous asset to our legal community. Ms. Waddell truly cares about her clients. She works tirelessly to ensure that her clients' cases are resolved with an outcome most favorable to them. Her professionalism is unmatched and the level of service that she renders is not only personable, but it is impeccable. As a colleague of Ms. Waddell, I am beyond impressed with how passionate she is about her clients, their cases, and the law. Further, Ms. Waddell has always eagerly shared her immense understanding of legal concepts and strategies with younger lawyers. I am very appreciative of the opportunities I have had to interact with her to gain invaluable perspective on legal challenges within my own practice. Clearly, I believe that Ms. Waddell is a phenomenal Attorney who flat out gets RESULTS for her clients. Our profession is better because she is within our ranks. It is without reservation that I endorse Ms. Waddell because she is an excellent Attorney that has a proven track record of success in the court room that is unmatched.
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Posted by Chris | October 1, 2018
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Excellent lawyer
2012 I was accused of robbery and got it dismissed she’s the best lawyer I ever had she really works with you and willing to give her all in your case a friend of mines asked me do I know a good lawyer and I thought of her.
Posted by Terrell F | April 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A winning Team
I would highly recommend Valerie at the Bastine Law Group to anyone. Everyone in the office was very friendly and professional. Valerie Waddell was very helpful by clearly stating my options and walking me through the steps. She was completely non-judgmental and the whole process was handled efficiently. Thank you Bastine Law Group and thank you so much, Valerie!
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Posted by Aaron | April 4, 2018
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Best Lawyer in TX
Ms. Waddell totally took care of me when my friends and I “allegedly” did something stupid and she got it dismissed with nothing on my record. It feels good when your lawyer walks in the courtroom and the other attorneys, bailiffs and court staff all speak to her. Her staff at Bastine Law Group always answered and treated me like I was special. Hopefully I won’t have to use them again, but they would definitely be the only call I make.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2023
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This lady will not work for you she will work against you. She is very unprofessional when it comes to you stating your opinion. If your looking g for her please find other options. If I had the option to do no stars I would have.
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bastine Law Group
  • 2001 - Present
  • General Counsel
  • Continuum Healthcare Company
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Internship
  • Fort Bend County District Attorney
  • 1998 - 1999


  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Felony Possession of Marijuana
  • Dismissed
  • Elderly Man Pulls Gun
  • Reduced to misdemeanor assault probation


  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Second Saturday
  • Discovery Process
  • 2021

Attorney endorsements

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Given (0)
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Family Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Valerie Waddell has been a valuable resource for me in developing my skill and knowledge base in family law. She is extremely knowledgeable and always willing to help other attorneys. She offers sound advice that is time tested and proven. I highly endorse and recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When your life and liberty is on the line you want to hire someone who is going to fight aggressively for you. That is Attorney Waddell. She will not just take any offer the prosecution extends but will work until she gets the best possible outcome for you. Don't play with your life, get one of the best attorney's in our community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Valerie started with my firm when she was first licensed to practice law nearly 20 years ago. She has been a tenacious advocate for criminal defense clients since she first set foot in a criminal district court. She is passionate, informed and dogmatic! I would trust her with the most sensitive of my legal affairs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Stafford Criminal defense Lawyer Valerie Waddell
Valerie Waddell
Criminal defense Attorney
Stafford, TX
Licensed for 24 years