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Jo Lyn Poenitzsch

Criminal defense Attorney at GEORGETOWN, TX

5.0   42 reviews

also known as JP LAW FIRM

  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Location

JP LAW FIRM
1112 SOUTH ROCK STREET
GEORGETOWN, TX, 78626

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Posted by Krista | May 22, 2024
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Most amazing woman and attorney EVER!
We hired Jo to intervene into my niece's CPS case where we had been the kinship foster parents for almost a year and half. CPS was not doing their job and there were a lot of information being left out. Jo stepped up in every way, spending countless hours getting to the bottom of all the information, and advocating for us and our sweet baby. We had the best possible outcome and that would not have been possible without Jo. I will forever be grateful for this amazing woman, she is truly the best.
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Posted by Chris | March 21, 2024
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Dedicated
She worked on my case and showed great dedication and integrity. This lawyer went above and beyond on my behalf and I will be forever grateful and thankful.
Posted by B | October 10, 2023
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Attentive, Detailed, and Helpful
Jo combines her subject matter expertise with case specific knowledge to help keep her clients informed, put together a cause specific approach, and to find a just conclusion. I never questioned her advice or approach. Her ability to communicate helped me understand what she needed from me, provided a clear picture of what to expect, and gave me the confidence to deal with an extremely stressful situation. If you ever find yourself in need of an attorney that specializes in an area that Jo provides services for, Jo is an easy recommendation. You should absolutely consider contacting Jo, I trust her work, recommendations, and advice.
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Posted by Carolyn | March 17, 2023
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Legal Assistance
I am so pleased that I was referred to Ms. Poenitzsch. She was so easy to correspond with and was diligent in getting a solution for my situation. Will definitely call her in the future if other legal problems develop.
Posted by Tina | September 15, 2022
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Tina
I want to let everyone know that Jo is very very different than any attorney out there. We interviewed several and she is in a class all by herself. She met with us outside business hours for starters. She is professional and knows her stuff. She is a mean negotiator and knows the system inside and out. She runs circles around her competition. She is responsive and driven for her clients. My nephew had a court appointed attorney who basically said there was no way he would stay out of prison based on his prior offences even though he he had been drug free with a great job and housing for 6 months. She fought for this young man until they listened. He is currently sober for over a year with a home of his own, multiple raises at his job and just adopted a dog! He is thriving in a world where he wasn’t suppose to based on his past. Our family will be forever grateful to Jo. If you want change and are ready she’s your girl!
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Posted by Marcus | August 12, 2022
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Amazing!!!!
She has done what all the other lawyers said couldn’t be done… I have several priors and prior pen trips against me and she got one of my felony’s dropped “the worse of the 2” ,and got me time served on the other one… Before hiring her they were offering me prison time over and over and in just a couple months she got me off without having to go back to jail.. she is amazing and I recommend anyone who feels like they’re not getting what they want in the court room to hire Jo because she’s going to get it done..
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Posted by Lillian | December 15, 2021
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Amazing experience
Jo helped me understand everything I needed for my case! It was the first time I had been arrested and had no idea what to do or how to do it. Jo was there to help me step by step for what I needed to do so everything would go as smoothly as possible. Today was my second and last court session and my case was dismissed thanks to everything Jo helped me with! I'd definitely recommend her to anyone interested in a lawyer who takes their job and their clients time seriously! Thank you for everything!
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Posted by ellicia | November 30, 2021
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My Experience
Jo is amazing. I had a court appointed attorney for over a year and was unable to contact him once, even though I consistently called, texted, and emailed him and I would call the Court Office as well. I found out that he was also pleading guilty on my behalf without consulting me. However, after talking with Jo, my charge was dropped after just a month, and it could have been sooner if I was more available. She replies within a day to all emails and was constantly working for a better arrangement even after getting a deal with the prosecutor. I would recommend Jo to anyone and I am incredibly thankful for all her work, she saved my life and my relationship with my family.
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Posted by Kane | October 16, 2021
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Cps case
I was Falsely accused of hurting my kid and in a pinch I hit up jo and she rocked got right on the case and quickly and efficiently took care of me and my family. Thank you so much for everything you did for my family we are all greatful
Posted by Maria Elena | May 1, 2021
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Dismissal
Jo is the best. She solved my case in the best way and very quickly. I recommend her 100%
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2021
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So helpful!
Jo has been fantastic. She answered all of my questions and more about the case to really make sure I understood what was going on. Even with the different Covid-19 precautions in place, she was able to find the right people to talk to to push my case along. I couldn't have gotten a decline of charges without her!
Posted by Amanda | August 12, 2020
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BEST LAWYER EVER!!
Jo came recommended from a Travis Co Sheriff friend of mine that reached out to an Austin attorney friend of his. With that recommendation alone I knew I was in the right hands. Having never been in trouble with the law and catching a DWI was the scariest and most shameful moment of my life. From the initial phone conversation with Jo, her willingness to meet me after hours, up to our initial handshake, she never allowed me to feel embarrassment or shame. Straight shooter from the hip, she laid it all out, my best and worst case scenarios. I felt like I was talking with a friend but seeking their professional advice. She was extremely personable and funny and still exuded a "boss" presence. I knew right away she was the one I wanted to represent me. While everything went relatively smoothly, it wasn't until I was in one of my court mandated classes that it became even more apparent that I'd made the right choice. Hearing people talk about their ODL, interlock and DL suspension issues or general limbo of their cases only confirmed how Jo not only had it together, but really went above and beyond. I honestly can't say enough great things about her. On a couple of occasions I had to text her for reassurance. I felt that I needed to be more worried or anxious after seeing all the hell everyone else was dealing with. She honestly made this horrible situation so painless. The occasional joke through text plus always being "in the know" about my case, made me feel as if I wasn't just another $ client $. That feeling alone, I will forever be grateful for. Blessed and Dismissed! JO IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST!!
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Posted by Omar | July 7, 2020
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A true life saver
Jo went out of her way to always make sure I was informed and also made sure my family was informed at all times. She genuinely cares about her clients and her cases going above and beyond the call of duty. Once my case was won she picked me up from the detention center and even treated me to dinner. She has demonstrated that there are good lawyers out there that have a passion for helping and upholding the law. Thank you Jo from the bottom of my heart. You gave me my life back and I will be forever grateful we crossed paths.
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Posted by Eric Neat | May 29, 2020
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Give “court appointed” a chance!!
Amongst the legal situation I was in, I was anything but hopeful. Jo made it clear that she was going to do everything she could to help me. I am a fully tattoo covered 21 year old whom most people assume is up to no good at first glance, Jo did nothing of the sort. She saw me for the human being that I am from the get go! instead of giving up on me like most, she took the case head on and treated it as any other case. She showed me that I deserved a second chance and by the grace of god and Jo’s hard work.. I was given just that. To anyone who has concerns or doubts about hiring a court appointed attorney, I hope everything I’ve said here changed your mind.
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Posted by Deborah Laurents | March 5, 2020
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Our Daughter is Back Home
Our 15 year old adopted daughter received trauma from her birth parents and the foster care system. We contacted CPS for funding to place her in a residential treatment center to provide mental health services. Our phone calls and texts were ignored until we met Jo. Within a week, CPS scheduled a meeting with us and started the process. Our daughter was placed, received the help she needed, and returned home. She is back in school and making straight As. Jo worked closely with our us throughout the process. Our daughter has a brighter future because of caring professional people like Jo. We highly recommend if you and your family are going through a rough time, do not give us. There are resources available for children who were in the foster care system. Jo is passionate about helping you. Give her a call.
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Posted by Reagan Lundy | March 3, 2020
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Excellent Experience
February 1st I found myself in a legal situation I never expected to be in but there I was in it, lost, uneducated and confused on how to get out of it. Felt torn between hiring an attorney¸ which to be honest is most peoples first option due to the stigma that surrounds court appointed attorneys, none the less I took a chance and went with a court appointed attorney and was beyond satisfied with her efforts and attention to my case right off the bat. Jo Poenitzsch was my attorney, she struck me as someone who makes it her sole mission to fight for you and your rights, a very strong individual, someone you really want on your team to fight for you despite the circumstances. Communication between her and I was always very open, she was available for all my concerns and my million questions, broke it all down for me and eased my mind when she could. I felt beyond confident to basically hand over my rights to my own life to her and trusted her to handled it the best way she could, she did not disappoint. My experience in this situation changed my opinion drastically of court appointed attorneys, there are good ones out there, doing their job passionately and for all the right reasons. Forever beyond grateful.
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Posted by Nicole | February 6, 2020
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Timely & Accurate
I was introduced to Attorney Poenitzsch on a whim, so happy I was. I had a traffic case lingering over my head that was soon to turn into a class b misdemeanor since 2013. She quickly took hold of the case and was able to get a result within only weeks. I had been stressing about getting this dwli taken care of for so long. I made a payment to dps of $205 gave her the confirmation information an in days after my case was dismissed. We chatted via fb messenger even!
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Posted by Jessie | January 6, 2020
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Jo, The only lawyer you will ever need!
Jo Poenitzsch was a beacon of hope to my family at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed impossible. Jo was the 3rd lawyer I hired and 4th to work with. She not only shocked me but exceeded all expectations. Jo made the impossible, possible. I didn't know lawyers like her existed. Not only was she able to defend us from an unjust accusation, her calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. My children and I are eternally grateful for her service and I hereby recommend Jo without reservation. She is an amazing person and by far the best lawyer out there.
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Posted by Eric & Angie | November 12, 2019
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CSP CRIMINAL CASE
Jo was amazing she was very helpful very humble, honest, up front and super knowledgeable in our case really made me and my family feel a piece of mind during our case. We had an unfortunate even in our lives that turned for the bad but with Jo we had it all taken care of provided her with all the facts and were honest with her as well. Made us fell comfortable not only that but she sympathized with us on the situation didn't make us feel bad or belittled us in any way truly felt like we we knew each other its what made it the best she connected with us in a way that we would most defiantly go to her anytime. To be honest i used to be hesitant on lawyers but she is one of the, GOOD ONES BEST LAWYER, PERSON IN GENERAL. When she told us she was here to help and it was very genuine and sincere truly felt helped, got our case NO BILLED ( DISMISSED). Jo is truly good at her job really is one of the best. Thank you Jo for your help you Rock!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 18, 2019
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Amazing!
I called Jo for a consultation and within minutes after hearing the details of my case, she was contacting prosecutors asking that they hold off on processing the case. After two weeks I received an email from Jo with the decline to prosecute! Jo took care of everything without even meeting me and charged an extremely reasonable rate for her time. I would HIGHLY recommend!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • JP LAW FIRM
  • 2017 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Williamson County District Attorney's Office
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Williamson County Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2015
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Contract Attorney
  • McCormick Hancock & Newton
  • 2004 - 2006
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Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2003

Associations

  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • 2007 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked on several cases with Jo when she worked for the Williamson County District Attorney. She is extremely knowledgeable. She knows how to handle both sides of a criminal case since she is a former felony prosecutor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jo has over a decade of experience working as a state prosecutor in Central Texas and is widely respected in the legal community by judges, prosecutors, and fellow defense attorneys. I would strongly recommend this lawyer to know how to best advocate for you, having such substantial experience on the other side of the aisle as a prosecutor."
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GEORGETOWN Criminal defense Lawyer Jo Lyn Poenitzsch
Jo Lyn Poenitzsch
Criminal defense Attorney
GEORGETOWN, TX
Licensed for 20 years