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Jonathan A. Zendeh Del

DUI and DWI Attorney at Galveston, TX

4.9   58 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 13 years
    Oklahoma - OK 15 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State OK
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    DUI/DWI Defense. Breath? Blood? Search Warrant? We fight them all. Call now. We are recognized as some of the best DWI lawyers in the state, and rated by Super Lawyers specifically for DWI defense.

    15 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Drug Crimes, POCS, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of THC Oil, Assault, Alcohol Related Crimes, Theft, Gun Crimes, White Collar, Felonies, Misdemeanors, Juvenile, Expungements

    15 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Personal injury
    25%
    Former Insurance Company Attorney. We handle every type of personal injury case and all types of insurance claims.

    15 years, 1,000 cases

A Galveston, Texas native, Jonathan is a graduate of Baylor University, where he earned his B.B.A. in Real Estate and Management. After completing his undergraduate studies, Jonathan moved to Oklahoma to attend law school on a merit scholarship. Jonathan graduated from law school at the top of his class. While in law school, Jonathan was a member of the Law School Honor Fraternity, the Student Senate, the Student Bar Association Executive Committee, was the Treasurer of the Student Bar Association, participated in the Moot Court Competition, was a member of the Moot Court Society, judged Moot Court competitions, was the recipient of a Merit Scholarship, and repeatedly made the Dean’s Honor List for achieving outstanding grades in law school. Jonathan was a member of Phi Delta Phi fraternity.

Prior to forming Zendeh Del & Associates, Jonathan was an insurance company lawyer who handled countless insurance defense cases involving complex personal injuries arising out of automobile accidents and alleged defective products. There, Jonathan practiced in both state and federal court on a daily basis. During his time practicing insurance defense Jonathan learned the insurance and personal injury business inside and out.

Prior to representing insurance companies, Jonathan worked at a civil litigation firm that served as general counsel to a national bank, and represented businesses in all types of business litigation. There, Jonathan represented the bank in numerous foreclosure filings and other transactions. Also at that firm, Jonathan represented clients in many different types of insurance claims including personal injuries and lawsuits against home insurance companies for wrongly denying claims.

After practicing law in Oklahoma, Jonathan returned to his native Galveston, Texas to establish Zendeh Del & Associates, where he and his wife are law partners.

Year after year Jonathan is named a “Super Lawyer” and is featured in both Super Lawyers magazine and Texas Monthly Magazine.

Jonathan has achieved from Martindale-Hubbell the rating of “preeminent” and has a 100% Client Review Rating.

Jonathan has been named to The National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” list.

Jonathan has also received from AVVO, a prominent Lawyer Rating Directory, the rating of SUPERB (10.0 out of 10.0) for his experience, industry recognition, and professional conduct as a lawyer.

Jonathan practices in the areas of DWI/DUI Defense, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury law. Jonathan also frequently serves as local counsel in Galveston for out of town firms who want a local, familiar face in the courtroom.

Bar Admissions

State Bar of Texas
Texas Court of Appeals
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Texas Supreme Court
State Bar of Oklahoma
Oklahoma Court of Appeals
Oklahoma Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas (Federal Court)
United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma (Federal Court)
United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma (Federal Court)

Professional Organizations

Texas Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Association
American Bar Association
Oklahoma County Bar Association
Oklahoma Bar Foundation
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
Galveston County Bar Association (President-Elect and Former Director of the Board)
Galveston County Young Lawyer’s Association (Past-President)
Galveston County Criminal Defense Bar Association (President Elect)
Texas Young Lawyers Association (Director of the Board)
National College for DUI Defense

Honors and Achievements

Rated one of the “10 best” DWI Lawyers in Texas by American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
Featured in Texas Monthly Magazine for DWI Defense
The National Trial Lawyers – Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Texas Bar Foundation – Lifetime Sustaining Fellow
Houstonia Magazine’s “Top Lawyers in Houston”
H Texas Magazine – Top Lawyer
Super Lawyer

Community Involvement

Former University of Houston Professor of Criminal Law
Knights of Momus (Director of the Board)
Galveston Chamber of Commerce
Trinity Episcopal Church
Galveston Artillery Club

Photos and videos

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Location

Zendeh Del & Associates, PLLC
1813 61st Street
Suite 101
Galveston, TX, 77551

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  58 customer reviews
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Posted by Eloy | April 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
Zendeh Del and associates are the best choice to make in a DWI situation, helpful, professional and get desired results!
Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed
I found out about Mr. Del on Google while searching for lawyers in Galveston, which is where I got arrested and charged with a DWI. I contacted Mr. Del’s office and met with him 3 days later. He offered me a fair price to represent me and worked with my situation. My case was not looking good, as my blood came back almost twice the legal limit but Mr. Del still managed to get the case was DISMISSED and I only drove to Galveston to appear in court ONCE throughout the entire process. Mr. Del and his team are professional and dedicated to ensuring the client gets a fair deal and I would definitely recommend him to ANYONE and EVERYONE who finds themselves having legal trouble! I am eternally grateful, Mr. Del!
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Posted by Jon | July 11, 2022
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Long over due review
I hired Jonathan in 2016 to handle a marijuana related case in Galveston. I was from CA and going to college in Houston. I recently got a background check and noticed that the case isn’t on there. He got the case dismissed as he said he did. I know it’s been 6-7 years since but things like this you just don’t know until you know. I’ll always be appreciative of it.
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Posted by anonymous | March 18, 2022
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Dismissed My Case
Hired Zendeh Del on short notice for a case that could have drastically affected my college studies had he not taken the right steps to get it dismissed. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed!
I was charged with a Class B Misdemeanor. I hired Mr. Zendeh Del. The court hearings kept being delayed due to Covid to the point it was nearly 2 years after the original arrest. When I called Mr. Zendeh Del's team for updates on the case, they were always courteous and helpful. After over two years of tension and concern in the back of my mind, wondering if I would go to jail or not, I finally got my answer. Jonathan called me the day before my Pre-Trial Conference and said, "We're getting your case dismissed!" One of my many life pressures vanished in an instant, and a burden was lifted! This man fought for me, and I would strongly suggest him to anyone in need of a lawyer.
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Posted by Kristin | February 18, 2022
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Best Attorney around
Jonathan Zendeh Del and Associates worked tirelessly on my case. They kept me informed every step of the way. In the end the got my case dismissed and I am so grateful that we out our trust in his law firm. I can honestly say the rumors were true. He really is the best.
Posted by Braxton | January 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Beat the case!
He helped me beat a case against a crooked cop, best in the business! Open line of communication, and a great team!
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Unbelievable!
Jonathan and his team were unbelievable in repressing me in my DWI case! Case dismissed!!!
Posted by William | May 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
An Answer to Prayer!
I'm so thankful for Jonathan and his team! They were professional and available throughout the entire legal process. I never worried if they had things under control. My case was dismissed with no court fees on top. I would highly, highly recommend their services!
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Jonathan Zendeh Del!
Awesome lawyer that fights for you. He will get the job done and fight for your freedom.
Posted by Kane | November 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Jonathan Del
I got a DWI headed to the hospital to take care of my grandfather... hindsight 20:20 I shouldn’t have drank but sounded right at the time. Long story short, Mr. Del took over my case & took it to trial. The first trial ended up being a mistrial & then covid hit. Over the course of a few months he was able to get everything dismissed. Mr. Del is a miracle worker! I’m in shock & very please!
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Posted by BMJ | October 2, 2020
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Galvestons Best Attorney
Jonathan is a top tier attorney! Professional , knowledgeable, & of the highest caliber! When he said he could get my case dismissed. I did not take him seriously! To this day I don't even know what the judge looks like. He dismissed my case and I never even went in the courtroom! Due to Covid 19 He handled everything virtually! Thank You Jonathan
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2020
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Lifesaver!
I was facing a Class A misdemeanor charge (up to 1 year jail and $4,000 fine). I hired Mr. Zendeh Del. The court hearings kept being delayed due to Covid to the point it was nearly a year after the original arrest. Mr. Zendeh Del's people always communicated well with me when I called them to get updates on the case. After nearly a YEAR of stress and worry in the back of my mind and wondering "Am I going to lose my job from this?! Could I actually get locked up over this?! Are they going to fine the hell out of me?! How might this affect my record?!" and every conceivable outcome running through my mind. One day I call Jonathan to verify the next upcoming court date and he tells me "No need, we're getting your case dismissed! Take a course, make a donation, send me the receipts that you did so and go about your life! How does that sound?!" Uggghhh, YES, THAT SOUNDS FANTASTIC! Just like that, one of my many life stresses dissolved and a weight was lifted! This man is a God send and I'd highly recommend him to someone in need of a criminal lawyer!
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Posted by Chris | September 25, 2020
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Amazing Lawyer
After being arrested for a DWI, I thought my career/life was over. Mr. Zendeh Del was able to get my case dismissed without me ever stepping a foot inside of a courtroom
Posted by Christopher | September 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
TOP NOTCH!! GOT MY CASE DISMISSED!!! BEST LAWYER IN GALVESTON COUNTY!!!
I needed an attorney for a case that I picked up in Galveston County. If you dont want to have to worry about anything CALL HIM. He sent the investigator to the scene and that guy was beyond awesome. The communication they had with me was great. I have had over 20 cases in my life and this guy went above and beyond for me. He is worth every single dime and more. I recommend this man to all my Family and Friends that may run into a issue one day!! BEST LAWYER IN GALVESTON COUNTY!!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2020
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DWI...case Dismissed
Jonathan and Dorthy....amazing people. Professional, considerate and without a doubt the best legal representation. This arrest was life changing and I'm so glad I invested in this team of professionals. Thank you so much for your honesty and efforts!
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2020
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Very Professional Team from start to finish.
Very knowledgeable and professional, The whole team had my best interests at heart at all times.
Posted by Maria | August 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Dynamic Attorney!
I hired Johnathan as my defense attorney and I couldn't be more happy with the work he did in getting my case dismissed. Johnathan's experience and work ethic is unparalleled! Johnathan handled my case with finesse and great expertise.
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2020
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Case Dismissed!
Johnathan and his team successfuly achieved a dismissal of the sole charge of my case. Couldn't be happier with how he and his team took care of me and the case. Johnathan and his team I highly recommend.
Posted by REG | February 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Avoided DWI conviction and ALR revocation
I was arrested and Charged with. DWI in 2016. I was in the middle of a federal background check for work and like all of us could not afford to lose my license or be convicted of such an offense. I called Jonathon as soon as I was released and he immediately got to work on my behalf to protect my interests. I was able to avoid having my license suspended due to his ability to represent me at the ALR hearing as he was able to secure a victory on my behalf by preventing my license from being suspended. He then turned his attention to the court case. After reviewing the video with him, I did not think I had a shot at avoiding conviction, but he came up with a solid plan to prevent me from getting convicted of the allegations and I am thankful for his efforts. After securing the dismissal, he immediately got to work on cleaning up the arrest records my name by working with me through the expungement process. I am thankful for the services Jonathon provided and I have recommended him to other friends that have had to go through other legal issues and he has secured favorable judgements for them.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 25%-50%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Zendeh Del & Associates, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Pignato, Cooper, Kolker & Roberson, PC
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Miller Dollarhide, PC
  • 2008 - 2009
  • -
  • Oklahoma County District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • Baylor University
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State vs. R.P. - DWI DISMISSED
  • CASE DISMISSED
  • State vs. R.F. - DWI DISMISSED
  • CASE DISMISSED
  • DE v. Retail Store
  • High Dollar Settlement
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Associations

  • Super Lawyers
  • Rising Star
  • 2014 - Present
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Galveston County Young Lawyers' Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2012 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Attorney
  • N/A
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • N/A
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • N/A
  • Oklahoma County Bar Association
  • Attorney
  • N/A
  • Texas Trial Lawyer's Association
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Galveston County Young Lawyers' Association
  • President
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • 10 Best in Texas
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 10 Best in Texas
  • American Institute of DUI / DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in Houston
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in Houston
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2013
  • Client Disinction Award
  • Lawyers.com
  • 2013
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Superb Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Galveston County Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Dean's List
  • Law School
  • 2008
  • Dean's List
  • Law School
  • 2007
  • Dean's List
  • Law School
  • 2006
  • Dean's List
  • Law School
  • 2005
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Publications

  • CLE Paper
  • Social Media in the Legal Context
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law
  • 2016
  • Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law
  • 2015
  • Juvenile Criminal Defense CLE Cruise 2012
  • Social Media in the Legal Context
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (28)
Endorse Jonathan
Litigation Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Friend
"Jonathan is an outstanding attorney with a strong grasp of what needs to be done for his clients. Further, he takes the time to truly understand the pertinent issues and advise his clients about their options."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jonathan will provide you nothing but the best representation hands down. He will treat you not only as a client, but as a close friend or family member. He takes his cases very seriously and as if each one was his most important case. I highly recommend him and would have no hesitations retaining him if I ever needed an attorney in the Galveston and/or Houston area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jonathan is a highly competent lawyer that I do not hesitate referring matters to. Jonathan is incredibly competent and will handles each case with the respect that it deserves. If you need legal assistance, I would look no further than Jonathan Zendeh Del."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Relentless defense. Professional. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I first met Jonathan as a fellow defense attorney. I was immediately impressed by his knowledge of the criminal code and his passionate defense of his clients. He doesn't let courthouse politics get in the way of his client's best interests. Since then, I've done several jury trials with Jonathan. He is an incredible asset in the courtroom and handles all matters impeccably."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is a great attorney and I would absolutely recommend him for any criminal matters. He is also a very trustworthy and stand up individual."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a very smart man that can wheel and deal with the best of them. If you only knew the stuff he deals with on a daily basis you'd probably want to die of shock. Keep it up killer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm happy to endorse Johnathan. He takes the extra step to be involved with the bar and I've heard about some of his cases. Easy office to find too -right off 61st. Likable guy too."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan and I went to law school together, and I knew then that he would be an outstanding attorney. He has proven me right."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan has a full grasp of the complexities encountered in Criminal Defense. He's also a delightful person."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Jonathan for about 7 years. He is intelligent, professional, and dedicated to his clients. I highly endorse Jonathan for all misdemeanor and felony criminal defense cases including DWI in Galveston and surrounding areas."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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