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About me

In my 31 years of practice as a criminal defense attorney I have strived to make myself accessible to my clients.  Being charged with a criminal offense is a life altering experience and my clients rely on my experience and expertise to get them through the system.  I am available to meet and talk to my clients as needed.  I understand what my client is going through and if I can make it a little easier on the client and their family by providing answers to their questions, then I have done my job.   

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    34 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    34 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Sex Crime: 10%
  4. Federal Crime: 5%
    31 years, 25 cases
  5. Expungement: 5%
    34 years, 100 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Deepali Meenu Walters

    Mr. Churak's knowledge is evident in his responses on Avvo. He is assertive and smart.

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    Deepali Walters Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Daniel Joseph Palmer

    I endorse this lawyer.We worked opposite eachother on several matters and he is very well versed in Criminal Law.

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    Daniel Palmer Domestic violence Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Gary Churak, P.C.

14310 Northbrook Dr
Suite 210
San Antonio, TX, 78232

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198208/17/2016

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public Reprimand
    issued in TX, 2016

    updated

    Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Preeminent 4.5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
Top 100 Trial Lawyers-TexasTrial Lawyers of America2015
memberNational College of DUI Defense2015
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
10 Best AttorneysAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top ContributorAVVO2014
Who's Who in American LawWho's Who In American Law2007
International Legal honor SocietyPhi Delta Phi1982
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Gary F. Churak P.C.1987 - Present
Assistant City AttorneyCity of Kirby, Texas1983 - 1985
Associate attorneyLaw Offices of Tom Joseph P.C.1982 - 1987
Assistant City AttorneyUniversal City Texas1982 - 1986
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
U.S. Court of Appeals-Fifth CircuitN/A1987 - Present
Federal Bar Association Western District of TexasN/A1985 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1984 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1982 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. LPclient probation reinstated
State v. JGno billed
State v. GMcase dismissed
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
E-BookCharges with A DUI2013
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Marys University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Ohio UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
interview on local TVTexas lottery law2013