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Willard James Hall Jr.

DUI and DWI Attorney at Beaumont, TX

4.9   61 reviews

About Willard

Learn Willard’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    60%
    Over 250 DWI jury trials, numerous not guilty verdicts. Numerous ALR wins and dismissals. Experience in refusals, breath tests, blood tests, blood draw warrants, serious DWI felony and dwi injury and death cases.

    40 years, 3,500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    10%
    Over 150 jury trials. Experienced blue collar defense in everything from drugs to family violence to murder, burglary, theft and robbery.

    40 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Sex crime
    10%
    Lead trial and appellate counsel in numerous high-profile cases dealing with Sexual Assault, Sexual Assaults to family members. Child Sexual Assault. Appeals to the Ninth Court of Appeals and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

    40 years, 50 cases

  4. White collar crime
    10%
    Experienced in Environmental, Pollution and Wildlife Crimes, Tax, Loan, Bankruptcy, mail, internet and wire fraud cases. Federal conspiracies.

    40 years, 50 cases

  5. Federal crime
    5%
    Experienced in Banking, Bankruptcy, Construction, Wire, internet and mail fraud cases. Conspiracies. Appeals to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in high profile Drug Conspiracy cases.

    40 years, 50 cases

  6. Personal injury
    5%
    Experienced in industrial, crane, transportation, aviation, 18 wheeler, auto, insurance, personal injury litigation and administrative matters

    40 years, 100 cases

Among America's premiere Drunk Driving and Criminal Defenders; born, raised and practicing law right here in Beaumont and throughout Texas.  Forty plus years of experience, hundreds of jury trials, and appeals, State and Federal, Soon to be joined by son, Willard Hall III, taking it to even greater levels of service to clients and the public at large.

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Licensed for 41 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1981
Updated 10/23/2022

Contact Willard

Hall Willard
278 Pearl Street
Beaumont, TX, 77701-2314

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  61 customer reviews
Posted by Josh | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI 2nd: Case Dismissed
Mr Hall worked with me for over two years to resolve this case. He worked tirelessly and never left me with any questions regarding my case and was willing to talk me through every step and every option along the way. He was able to keep me driving throughout the process, which was a must. As the case progressed, he worked tirelessly to get advantageous motions passed that eventually resulted in The State filing for a motion to dismiss. I was recommended to his firm by someone else who he worked for and couldn't be happier with my results. If you need help with a DWI related case, I couldn't recommend Mr Hall enough.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2019
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Gold standard
Mr. Hall represented me on 2nd Felony DUI very well pleased with the outcome. This is the 2 time Mr. Hall represented me on a Felony DUI. My 1st was in 2011 both cases turned out better than expectations. Excellent job all around.
Posted by Mitchell Mardis | April 15, 2019
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Dwi
Mr. Willard Hall and Ms. Arielle help me out tremendously. Ms. Arielle went the extra mile to help me out. They are amazing.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2019
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Great lawyer
Willard hall was an excellent lawyer I got a dwi a year ago and blew a .17 and my liscence was not suspended with a dismissal at the ALR hiring.. I was not convicted of the DWI. Helpful staff and always answered all of my questions highly recommend..
Posted by William | March 9, 2019
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The best in the business
Mr Willard Hall Jr helped me keep my driver's license after I was charged with DWI felony of three or more. He also counseled threw the entire three year wait to appear in court, in witch time I never stepped foot in the Court room. He is an outstanding lawyer with a professional attitude. He also counseled me on the important things in life, that alone told me that he is devoted to his clients and he has a dedication to his practice unlike any other in his field.
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Posted by Emily | February 5, 2019
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Excellent attorney!
Mr. Hall is an excellent attorney who cares about his clients as people and not just money. He represented me in 2 DWI cases in 2 distant counties. He was willing and able to travel. He was able to get charges reduced in one case. He also won my driver's licence suspension hearing. If you want an attorney that will fight for you, he's the person you need to hire!
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2019
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Very successful injury lawsuit
Me. Hall earned five stars from my by staying on top of things, keeping me informed, answering all my questions and returning all my calls. I hired him on my personal injury claim, which became a lawsuit in district court then became a substantial settlement. The entire process took over two years , but he was with me every step. I would highly recommend Willard Hall to anyone seeking great legal service on an injury case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2019
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Great job
Got arrested for 2nd DWI, He got it down to 1st and DL case dropped. Done great job, staff was very helpful. Recommend him to anyone
Posted by wade blanton | December 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
no bs attorney
hired Mr Hall after reading the reviews and was not disappointed. honest dependable no bs. he will answer any questions and be upfront will not sugar coat . I had a serious case it was resolved with a small fine quickly. dont waste your money anywhere else
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
I was very worried about my dwi motion to revoke and Mr hall got the judge to give me a $100 fine. Mr hall is very easy to work with and would highly recommend him in the future.
Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2018
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Harris county Texas- 2 agg. Assault
I walked into his office after seeing his sign. I needed his help bad. Both my felony cases were dismissed. Mr. Hall got it all reduced to a misdemeanor. He showed up on time in Houston to all my court dates. It was a very difficult negotiation. But it turned out very well. The misdemeanor was deferred with no fine or community service. He was very reasonable on the fees as well. His staff was very professional. I’m an very happy.
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2018
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BWI dismissed
Mr. Hall worked with me on a BWI charge that I had received. During his investigation, he was able to have my BWI (boating while intoxicated) dismissed. My breathizer was a .09. Mr. Halls staff was very superb and help with any questions or concerns I had. I would strongly recommend Mr. Hall for you needs. Think you again.
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Posted by Steven | May 21, 2018
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OUTSTANDING RESULTS
I hired Mr. HALL for a dwi 1st with breath test results of .12. He won my drivers license hearing avoiding any suspensions. The DWI was dropped down to class c misdemeanor of illegal lane change which will be dismissed after I complete 6 months of probation with no reporting. BEST MONEY I HAVE EVER SPENT!
Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great results!!
Mr Hall was great to work with. Took his time to answer and go through everything involving my case! He won my drivers liscense case. He got my dwi case reduced. He got my weapon case dismissed. He let me know what was going every step of my case. I would highly recommend Mr Hall for any legal services. Great results!!
Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Fenoly dwi dropped to a first dwi
Se lo recomiendo, de tres boracheras me la bajo a caso menor. Fue muy honesto y buen trabajo. Quede muy contento. El va para donde uno ocupe sus servicios. No me toco no un dia en la carsel.
Posted by Bri | December 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
He helped me get through a difficult time.
I made a terrible mistake that would’ve cost me my career. Williard Hall helped me avoid a conviction. Thank you!
Posted by Chrostopher | November 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Dwi defense
Mr hall was very patient throughout the whole process. He explained all of my options very thoroughly many times. Would recommend to anyone looking for a dwi defense lawyer.
Posted by Sean | August 10, 2017
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Die second dismissed
Willard hall was referred to me by another one of his satisfied clients. He went the extra mile for me and interpreted very complicated blood results for me and got my DWI 2ND dismissed. Excellent and only choice !
Posted by Joshua | April 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
My third offense for DWI was a felony. I asked around and several friends had used Mr. HALL in the past. He came highly recommend. My case concerned a blood test in excess of .30. After 18 months of hard work Mr. Hall finally was able to get it reduced to a misdemeanor probation. Thankfully I was not convicted of a felony thanks to Mr. Hall. He kept me informed as to every step of my case.
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2017
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Exceptional Performance
I was a little apprehensive when I walked into Mr. HALLS office but that did NOT last long. Mr. Hall and his staff are extremely professional and very good at explaining all your options. Everything that was explained to us happened exactly as Mr. Hall informed us. There were NO suprises. My son's drivers license was NOT suspended and he was NOT convicted of a DWI. Mr. Hall has a very good reputation among his coworkers in his field and that definately shows in there obvious respect for him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1991.

Fully Probated Suspension issued in TX, 1991
updated on 03/15/2019

Fully probated suspension means an attorney is technically suspended but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities during the suspension to make sure that he or she does not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • The Willard Hall FIrm
  • 1987 - Present
  • Associate
  • Goodwin, Goodwin & Hall
  • 1983 - 1983
  • Associate
  • Willard Hall, P.C.
  • 1983 - 1987
  • Appeals Lawyer
  • Hon. J. Brookshire, Justice
  • 1981 - 1981
  • Staff Attorney
  • Ninth Court of Appeals
  • 1981 - 1983
  • Public Defender
  • Court Appointed
  • 1981 - 1992
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Education

  • St Mary's University of San Antonio School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Legal Cases

  • State v. Aguilar, No. 297852
  • Dismissed.
  • State v. E. Miller, No. 68729
  • DWI2nd Reduced to DWI1st, Possession of C.S. Dismissed.
  • State v. M. Murrell, No. 67490, Hardin County, Texas
  • Dismissed in interest of justice.
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • General Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • General member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Founding Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association
  • General member
  • 1991 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers group
  • General member
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Sustaining Member
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2016
  • Founding Member
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 1995

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Jefferson County Bar Association, CLE
  • Cross-Examination of the Hostile/Runaway Witness
  • 2019
  • Jefferson County, Texas, Bar Association CLE
  • Cross-examination, Confrontation and the Hostile Witness
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (33)
Endorse Willard
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Willard Hall. Willard is an excellent DUI attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Willard Hall is well-known in the community of lawyers who regularly handle DWI cases in Texas. He has an excellent reputation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Other
"If I had a legal need in Southeast Texas I would make my first call to Willard Hall. I have known Mr. Hall for several years having met him at national DUI continuing legal education seminars. Mr. Hall is on the cutting edge of this area of the law. The time and energy he spends obtaining training and his dedication to his clients is not exceeded by anyone. It would be a mistake to not consult with Mr. Hall if you are facing a DUI charge."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I admire the way Willard Hall stands up to law enforcement and prosecutors in Texas. He has earned their respect and judges hold him in high esteem because he goes to bat for his clients. He is a regular at NCDD DUI Defense seminars—putting in the time to stay current on the law and potential defenses. Moreover, he truly cares about his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you want a true Courtroom warrior with the experience and success to back it up, Willard Hall is the man to speak to when accused of a crime. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to family or friends if they were ever accused of a crime in Texas. He really knows the ins and outs in the criminal defense realm, especially when it comes to DWI. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Willard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Williard Hall is one of the premier DUI defense attorneys in the State of Texas. I met Willard at a summer program at the Harvard Law School put on by the National College for DUI Defense when we were in the same class. I saw the personal passion he brings to his cases as well as his ability to expertly try a DUI case. I endorse Willard’s work as a DUI defense attorney. He’s a guy you can trust to handle your case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Willard Hall is a fellow colleague of mine at the National College for DUI Defense. Willard is a tireless advocate for his clients, the profession and for justice. Willard's empathy, authenticity, integrity and unwavering passion cannot be matched. I highly recommend Willard Hall for all DUI/DWI and criminal defense matters in Beaumont!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the good fortune to have known this exceptional lawyer for several years, in part through our mutual association with the National College for DUI Defense. I have referred a client to him, and he has achieved outstanding result. He is a dedicated and resourceful defender of the citizen accused. I unreservedly and enthusiastically endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Willard Hall has been a fighter in the courthouses of East Texas for decades. He is tenacious, extremely hard working, and understands not only the law but judges and juries. Nobody better in Beaumont."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Willard for close to twenty years and I can assure you that when you hire Willard to handle your DWI case that you in good hands. You have hired you a man that goes to court with a tool kit filled with knowledge, experience and know-how. These things are essential to competent DWI representation and only come with hard work and lots of hours in the courtroom. Bottom line is, if Willard is your lawyer, you are a lucky person. I am lucky too, in addition to being a partner in the fight against the deep pockets and the oppression of today's government I consider Willard a damn good friend!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Other
"Dedicated, knowledgeable and experienced DUI/DWI lawyer. I know Willard Hall through the premier organization that we both belong to, National College for DUI Defense. He is the person to contact if you find yourself in need of legal assistance in the DUI/DWI arena. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am a director of the State Bar of Texas. In my capacity as a fellow attorney I have seen Willard as both dedicated to his clients and to the principles of justice. Even during off hours, he spends time writing and thinking about legal issues."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am familiar with Mr. Hall's work through the National College for DUI Defense. He is dedicated and thorough and has a keen understanding of DUI in the state of Texas. I would definitely recommend any family member or friend in trouble in Beaumont to call him first!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Willard has been on the forefront of DUI defense for over a decade. As one of the founding members of the National College for DUI Defense, Willard was able to see the need for qualified trained DUI DWI defense lawyers. I can't imagine that there is a better qualified attorney in Beaumont to handle your DWI case. I would hire him if it was my loved one in trouble."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Willard Hall is a caring and compassionate lawyer who knows how to achieve the best results for his clients. He works diligently to insure his clients are well represented in all aspects of their case. He is tireless in is quest for knowledge that will assist his clients. Rest assured that when you have chosen Willard Hall as your attorney you will be represented."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of knowing Willard Hall for many years through the National College for DUI Defense. Willard is known nationwide as a fierce fighter for the people he represents. Through my discussions with him it is clear that he understands DUI defense. His extensive trial experience, passion and work ethic give him the tools needed to win. I would not hesitate to recommend Willard to a family member or friend."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Willard is an experienced trial attorney that is well respected in the DUI defense community. His desire to excel at representing those accused of DUI is unrivaled. I would recommend him to anyone facing a DUI charge"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Willard Hall is an excellent lawyer. He works hard for his clients. Most importantly, he knows how to win and works to get there."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Willard is a nationally recognized attorney who has the expertise to represent clients at the highest level. I had the privilege of attending an advanced trial skills seminar with him. He clearly demonstrated to me that he has a high level of knowledge in all matters related to DWI. Willard is among the elite lawyers in the field of DWI and anyone charged with a DWI in Texas is lucky to have him on their side."
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