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Stephen Bradley Hesse Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Georgetown, TX

4.6   21 reviews

also known as Steve

  • Licensed for 26 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1997
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Assault, Domestic Violence, Drug Possession, Sexual Assault, Animal Cruelty, Robbery, Burglary.

  2. DUI and DWI
    DWI, Felony DWI, Intoxication Manslaughter, Intoxication Assault, drugged driving.

  3. Juvenile law
    I handle all manner of Juvenile-criminal matters in Williamson County.


Stephen Hesse, Attorney at Law
2508 Williams Drive
Suite 160
Georgetown, TX, 78628

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4.6 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The very best lawyer
When you are confronted by the most adverse time in your life, you need someone on your side to defend your rights and proclaim your station. Mr. Steve Hesse is that person. Mr. Hesse is very well versed in the defense of claims, and is methodical in presenting the facts. Mr. Hesse is well regarded in the legal community and knows how to approach the judicial system with your case. He will not try to tell you what you want to hear and will not promise you an outcome you obviously want. But he will provide you exceptional legal counsel. In addition, he will guide you in addressing your personal needs while you go through this most stressful time. He will represent you as a person and not just a client. I highly recommend the services of Steve Hesse. He is the best defense lawyer you could want in these most-challenging times.
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Posted by Chad | March 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Far exceeded my expectations! WOW!!!
Who doesn't charge you more when they can??? (read below) I interviewed many lawyers to help with a false accusation against my family. However, Steve was the only one that I felt "cared" on the phone. He dropped what he was doing to meet us at the police station the next day. When he got there, he walked us through what to expect and the Lieutenant remembered Steve for when he was "on the other side". Steve's knowledge of how the police work was instrumental in warning us what to do/not do. As a result, things went very smoothly. (He is a combination of a gentle demeanor and also a serious bulldog depending upon the hat he needs to wear.) He even assisted my wife when she was questioned even though he was officially representing me and not her. She later joked that she didn't want his help in the first place and then wished Steve was "her" lawyer! After the police meeting, I offered to pay more to retain him all the way through the potential process. He advised me to wait as he didn't want to take my money when we didn't even know if there would be next steps (or what they would be). Fast forward to our names being cleared and we didn't have to have any next steps. YAY!!! Steve followed up with us and we didn't have to pay any additional money. Although I hope I NEVER have to use him again, I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone who needs help. If I ever do need help in the future, he'll be my first call.
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Response from Stephen Hesse March 29, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind review. I appreciate you placing your confidence in me to represent you on such a serious matter. I am ecstatic that through the investigation, the police cleared you of all wrongdoing!
Posted by Jason | July 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Stephen was professional, helpful, and a wealth of knowledge while he assisted my with my case. He came highly recommended and I can not have asked for better representation. I strongly recommend his services should you require them.
Posted by Mike H | July 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Steve's your man
So I typically do not write reviews but I wanted to talk the time to do so and single out an exceptional lawyer. I contacted Steve Hesse a few months ago to help me with my case. I had not had a good experience with another Georgetown attorney so Steve had that going against him right from the start. I won't go into the specifics of my case, but I imagine if you are shopping for a lawyer something in your life is requiring you to do so. While my case wasn't an overly complicated case, Steve treated me and gave me the attention of a "high profile" case. He made me feel like I was the only case that he was working on. What I really like about Steve, is that he always was available to me when I needed him. Unless he was in court or with a client, he and his staff gave me thier undivided attention. Steve would call me after hours from his cell and would spend as much time as necessary to explain things to me. Steve is the best lawyer I have ever worked with. He is honest and has the utmost integretity. He also gets the job done which is the main thing and what you want in a lawyer. So I would stop shopping and call Steve, I know you will be pleased as I was.
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Posted by David | June 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Stephen to handle a legal matter for me in May 2016. He always took the time to explain the legal issues in a easy to understand manner for a layman. He did what he said he would do , returned e-mail questions in a timely manner as he also did phone calls. I would recommend Stephen to anyone who needs his legal expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life saving attorney for my child
My sighted had dealt with being bullied and when she had enough she stood up for another child that was being bullied and we found ourselves in trouble when she shoved the other child and her family filed assault charges on my daughter in the 8th grade. I was so furious as my daughter was a straight A honor roll student and felt she had stood up to this person and had done the right thing. I was referred to Mr Hesse as one of the best law firm in Williamson County for handling child cases. From the moment my daughter and I entered there office I could tell they were different. He talked me off the ledge of anger and tears. He made sure my daughter knew he was her attorney and that he would do whatever to help her. All she could do was cry and think her life was over. The way Steve ha led my daughter was amazing and beyond what I ever expected. When my daughter thought she couldn't handle another minute of the stress Steve was there assuring her that she was a great kid and he would be there for her every step of the way. He was so helpful when I just wants to scream and throw a fit at the injustice of it all. He made me realize I needed to take the emotion out of it and just help my daughter and was there every second we needed him. What could have turned out so horrible turned out to be a positive experience in the end for my daughter because of everything he did to reassure her that she was a good kid and just got caught up in somethin stupid and that sometimes adults just don't make the best decisions. My daughter has always wanted to be a lawyer and I believe she will always remember how Steve treated her as a person not a juvenile and respected her and was there to reassure her. She will be a better criminal attorney because of her experience with Steve and the way he guided her and treated her. I cannot thank him enough. He was absolutely amazing in our time of need.
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Posted by Brent | February 12, 2015
Stephen Hesse and Shawn Dick are Good and Ethical Men
This was my second time in seeking Mr Hesse's counsel. The first time was a possession charge; but, this time, I was feeling vindictive about a personal experience and was looking for retribution. The two of them set with me for almost an hour and explained that my resources would best be spent on counseling that would enable me to cope with my need for reprisal. At the time, my emotions were so raw that I would have mortgaged my home for a sense of satisfaction. It was embarrassing, but they were compassionate and never did waiver in their stance that what they were advocating was in my best interest, whether I agreed or not. Sometimes, you need someone to save you from yourself when your emotions are clouding your judgement and that is what happened today. Thanks guys. I am in your debt, especially since the consultation was free. Brent
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Posted by william | February 7, 2015
I thought my life was ruined
I hired Steve to represent me on a possession charge that would have ruined my professional license, leaving me unemployed. Steve had a very creative solution that I had never been able to find mention of in my many hours of researching the penalties for my charge. Mr Hesse (I know you told me to call you Steve) I'll never be able to thank you enough.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2014
Professional and Patient!
I had gotten a DWI and lets just say it was a horrible experience. I am a school teacher and was so scared. I read online that The Dick Law firm had a lot of good reviews so I decided to check it out. Stephen walked me though the process step by step very throughly and explained all my options. I never felt rushed and if I had a question that needed an answer I had heard from him within less than 12 hours. There are other cheaper options out there for DWI lawyers but you will get what you paid for. Not all situations were the same but he was also able to get me out of my license suspension! Something that normally doesn't happen. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Second Offense | January 26, 2014
The Best Of The Best: An Outstanding Attorney!
Hiring Steve was one of the best decisions of my life. When I unexpectedly found myself in serious legal trouble, I was overwhelmed, terrified, lost and beyond fearful for my future. Steve was referred to me by a trusted long-time friend impressed with Steve's character and integrity. Her referral was spot-on. I can't say enough good and positive things about Steve's professionalism, exceptional legal expertise, client dedication and his kind and caring nature and personality. Steve is an extremely skilled and highly specialized attorney. At our first meeting, Steve met with me for over two hours with honesty, compassion and understanding. He was forthright with me in his vision and guidance in my case from the very beginning to conclusion. Steve routinely informed me about the progress of my case. He always returned my phone calls and e-mails immediately (no matter the hour, day or night). When I had questions, Steve always answered them in a through, professional, comprehensive, compassionate, and honest manner. Steve is honesty, integrity and professionalism personified. He provided guidance and positivity at every turn of my me great comfort along the journey and helping me to understand and select options when they were available to me (often under difficult circumstances)...and helping me make the best decisions possible for me and outcome of my case. Steve fought for me (and my case) vigorously.... with passion, dedication and expertise (going beyond the call of duty often). To say I was impressed with Steve (and grateful to him) is an understatement. I remain grateful and impressed with Steve to this day. Needless to say, the outcome of my case was extremely positive and I couldn't have been happier or more satisfied. Steve was beyond dedicated to ensuring the most positive outcome for me and he succeeded in every possible way (beyond my wildest imagination). I highly recommend Steve Hesse to anyone seeking the services of a dedicated, honest, exceptionally skilled, highly specialized, honest, caring and trusted criminal defense attorney. Since the conclusion of my case, I've had the good fortune to meet other former clients of Steve's too Each of them remain extremely grateful to Steve and they remain highly satisfied as former clients, as am I. I highly recommend Steve Hesse to anyone in need of a highly specialized, dedicated, professional and caring criminal defense attorney. He's unparalleled...and without exception, simply the best. I can't thank Steve enough!
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Posted by Tatiana | April 29, 2013
Excellent lawyer
Stephen Hesse has the best quality -integrity. He is very straightforward, knowledgeable, and honest. Any criminal case scenario will have life-long consequences, and this lawyer has ability to see the case in the "big picture" of life, and work it out for the best interests of his client
Posted by Natasha | April 14, 2013
Great lawyer!
I hired Stephen Hesse to help a close friend in a difficult and complex situation, and he resolved it very well. He was very responsive, professional, knowledgeable - and the most important part is that he actually cared. Couldn't wish for a better lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2011
Best case scenario
Completely upfront and honest right from the start, Mr. Hesse fought for every best case scenario that could be found regarding my case. And when things didn't work out exactly as planned through the discovery process, Steve worked to get the next best outcome. He believed in me every step of the way, and I believed in him. In the end, he made what could have been a devastating mark on my record into deferred adjudication. I can't thank Steve Hesse enough for his guidance and work on my case.
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Posted by Tom | February 7, 2011
This is the attorney you will wish you would of called.
Steve is the one that knows all the angles to working a case in Williamson County. His experience working for the other side is invaluable, and he is your best chance at saving your butt. Anything can happen in a court room, so hire some one that knows what the prosecutor is thinking!
Posted by Ron | January 29, 2011
a good lawyer
Mr. Hesse handled a case for me involving 2 misdemaenors,i met him after responding to his letter offering consultation. I found Mr. Hesse to be someone who wanted to make a difference in peoples lives in a positive way through the legal system, i liked him as a person right off,he was personable and honest and i felt he cared about people. I wanted a lawyer with integrity and i found him to be someone who would defend me without compromising the law or his own standards. Mr. Hesse worked hard to help me get the best deal for ME, he kept me informed as to what was happening and helped me understand what was going on. Since i had never been in trouble before he was able to get me an offer for the pre trial intervention program,i declined and took a plea offer instead that Mr. Hesse was able to work out for me and i am satisfied with his success in working with the court and the Judge to also get me a little more time to pay my court fees. Overall Mr.Hesse is a good man and a good lawyer and i think, a good example of what a lawyer should be.
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Posted by Sheila | January 21, 2011
Steve Hesse Review
Steve is very profesional and excellent with his clients. Communicates every aspect that needs to be known. We truly appreciate him and recommend him in a heartbeat.
Posted by Jennifer | January 5, 2010
Knows his stuff and works hard for his clients
Steve knows Williamson County. He used to be a prosecutor, so he knows the ins and outs of the system. He took the time to explain everything to me and to tell me what my options were. I would use him again... but I hope I never need to.
Posted by [email protected] | December 26, 2013
The jury is out
I've been a client for 5 months and some of the past clients' statements are certainly off-base, but some may be true. I am told that this is a really crooked legal system and there are few defendant rights. I don't understand why an innocent person needs to be subjected to so much hardship and loss. A compassionate lawyer with integrity is what we all want. My final judgement on Mr. Hesse will not occur until I fully understand his strategy or he finally makes an altruistic move to help my case. Right now he may be too be to be too busy to help.
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2013
part of the machine
Upon reading these positive reviews, we hired Mr. Hesse. He is a nice man, but here's what you need to know: he is a part of the Williamson County machine of sticking it to anyone who happens to make a mistake there. The consequences laid down for a first offense possession charge were so extensive and horrible that when our case was transferred to our home county, no one in law enforcement could believe the long list of things that had to be suffered through. Steve will tell you not to hang around any criminals, and then put you in situations where that's all you're around. You will not be able to get a job. Anywhere. As soon as your case is signed off, Steve will not respond to you. You will do jail time and pay a ridiculous amount of money. Basically, the best thing you can do is never go to Williamson County and if, God forbid, you get busted for something down there, Steve isn't going to care much about you at all....but your $6000....that will get him to say all the right things so you'll hire him. Then count on having your life ruined. And watch him drive away in his luxury vehicle....
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Response from Stephen Hesse October 12, 2013
First of all, I am distressed to see a review like this. I do not know who posted it but from the review, it appears to be a person charged with a felony offense. The biggest problem I see is that he/she is complaining about the result after the case has concluded. The time for me to help any client is before the case has concluded in some way. I have many more tools to use before case is over through plea or through trial. I give each of my clients my personal cell phone so that they can reach me 24/7. It is not uncommon for someone who has been charged with a felony offense to face a difficult decision: take a plea offer from the State or fight the charges in a jury trial. It can be a difficult decision and I advise my clients to help them make the right decision in their case. Sometimes the choice can be between two unpleasant options and the client must choose something he doesn't really want. In each and every case, it is always the client's decision whether to accept a plea bargain or to proceed to trial. I regret that I wasn't better able to help this client make the right decision in his/her case. This person seems especially upset by the conditions of probation that have been imposed upon them for a felony offense. I can tell you that I often oppose specific conditions of probation recommended by the probation department to the Court. Ultimately, the judge has nearly total control over the specific conditions of probation that are imposed in an individual case. In fact if this person were to call me, I would be happy to return to court and attempt to get his/her conditions amended. I am not one of the good old boys and I am known to be an outspoken critic of the powers that be in Williamson County. I pride myself on being a lawyer who is known for fighting for his clients no matter the consequences. -Steve Hesse
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Posted by Cynthia | October 11, 2014
Thought he was a good guy!
Mr. Hesse gave the appearance of being my attorney, but behind the curtain he was fulfilling the wishes of my soon to be ex husband. I did not believe this until my final court appearance when my ex and he make eye contact and smiled....I paid him for my defense! What a fake!!!!!
Response from Stephen Hesse October 13, 2014
I always do my best for my clients no matter what their problems are or how serious the crime they stand accused of. Folks in need of criminal defense are sometimes at a low point in their lives, they may be struggling with substance abuse or serious mental health issues. In this case, my client was charged with Arson, a Second Degree Felony (2-20 years in prison), for burning down her house during a suicide attempt. I was able to get the charge reduced to a misdemeanor deferred adjudication( a type of community supervision). My client had the choice whether to accept the misdemeanor plea deal or to go to trial on the Arson charge. Ultimately, she chose to accept the misdemeanor plea offer. This was a great result under the circumstances. On the day of her misdemeanor plea, she was accompanied by her family members. They were all very pleased with my representation and the result we were able to obtain. I do not know what has changed over the last year for her to decide to write a negative review about my representation. I did not antagonize her ex-husband in court because it would not have been in her best interest. He was considered the Victim by the district attorney's office and they have become very deferential to victims. I'm sorry she doesn't feel that I was loyal to her. I can assure anyone reading this that I devoted myself completely to her best interests. I had zero concern for her ex-husband.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Steve Hesse, Attorney at Law
  • 2008 - Present
  • Attorney-Of Counsel
  • The Dick Law Firm
  • 2008 - 2016
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Williamson County District Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2008
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 2002
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  • South Texas College of Law
  • 1997
  • Texas A&M University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989


  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Williamson County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Texas College of the State Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Lawyer
  • 1997 - Present
  • Williamson County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • President
  • 2019 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Prosecutor of the Year
  • Williamson County Children's Advocacy Center
  • 2006
  • Board Certified-Criminal Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • DPS Narcotics Training
  • Search and Seizure
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
Endorse Stephen
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm proud to endorse Stephen B. Hesse as a lawyer who is serious about DWI defense. As a member of The National College for DUI Defense, Stephen is committed to DWI defense, and will work hard to help you through this stressful situation. If you've been charged with a Georgetown DWI, call Stephen and ask for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is very well respected in our community. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and ethical. Steve is a strong advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Steve Hesse for many years. He was a hard working prosecutor and an even harder working defense lawyer. I have referred clients to him because of his integrity and fine sense of fairness. I trust that Steve will answer their questions and that they will be able to make well informed decisions regarding their legal matter. For these reasons and others, I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve always has a smile on his face, and is always a gentlemen. But don't let that fool you. He fights hard for his clients and knows the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I took over a case from Mr. Hesse in Williamson County. He was extremely helpful during the transfer and offered to help me in any way. The client was difficult to deal with, and Mr. Hesse gave me great pointers with regards to how to deal with him. Mr. Hesse had also laid a great foundation with the prosecutor for me to work from and was integral to obtaining the dismissal. I would definitely recommend hiring Mr. Hesse because he is the consummate professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is rock solid. He's the kind of lawyer we all aspire to be. I had the good fortune of spending 5 days with him as my roommate at a legal conference and I quickly realized that he's a genuinely good person and someone I greatly admire as a fellow criminal defense lawyer. I plan to stay in touch with Steve. I will definitely use him as a resource when I need advice for my own criminal defense practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Steve. He is a tough and experienced trial lawyer that really goes to bat for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I absolutely endorse Steve Hesse. His dedication to clients and diligent pursuit of a positive outcome cannot be questioned. He knows the law and, just as important, knows the right people to help facilitate positive results. I would recommend Steve without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As a former prosecutor and a mainstay around the courthouse in Williamson County, Steve has earned a reputation as an attorney who is well prepared and smart on the law. In negotiations on cases, Steve is constantly searching for creative solutions that allow his clients to receive the best representation possible in one of the toughest places to face prosecution. In trial on a very serious Aggravated Robbery Trial in which his client was facing multiple life sentences, I found Steve to anticipate my every argument and counter it well at every turn. He will provide excellent representation in any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer 100%. Steve is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys I've had the privilege to know. He is an attorney who always has a firm grasp of the law who zealously represents each and every client. Steve is also an attorney who cares about the rule of law....and maintains the highest of legal and thical standards in every case with every client. Simply put, if I were in trouble, I would call Steve first!"
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Georgetown Criminal defense Lawyer Stephen Bradley Hesse Jr.
Stephen Bradley Hesse Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Georgetown, TX
Licensed for 26 years
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