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James A Drummond

Criminal defense Attorney at Round Rock, TX

5.0   8 reviews

also known as James Drummond Law Firm, PLLC, Jim Drummond

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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
    Federal, Texas, Oklahoma Trials and Appeals Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court and 5th, 6th, and 10th Circuit Courts of Appeals

    47 years, 400 cases

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Licensed for 46 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2012
Updated 02/05/2023
State OK
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1976
Updated 01/23/2023
State AZ
Status Inactive
Acquired 1984
Updated 03/17/2023

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James Drummond Law Firm, PLLC
4214 Engadina Pass
Round Rock, TX, 78665-1270


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Posted by Carlos H. | March 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Forever grateful
For many years, I have been struggling with the mistaken identity of a criminal with the same name and birthdate as me, who was somehow linked to my persona because of a mistake made by the officer who filled out the report. This issue was causing a lot of problems; it even caused me an arrest at the airport. After years of unsuccessfully seeking a lawyer that might represent me, I came across James A. Drummond, who handled my case and knew exactly how to proceed. The effort and time spent going above and beyond to help me with my case is priceless. I had this problem of mistaken identity for over 8 years, but James was on top of it, and he was successful in only 5 months. James was always there, whether I had a simple question or just wanted him to give me feedback about my case. I just want to state that if you need a lawyer, definitely do not hesitate to give him a call. James will do everything in his power to make it right and get the job done. I would absolutely highly recommend James to anyone. My wife and I will always be grateful. Thank you so much for all your help, James!
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Posted by Bryce | February 28, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The man
Mr. Drummond hands down is the man. He did everything is said he was going too. At first glance my 3 cases looked bad for me but Mr Drummond got to work and was able to get me 3 dismissals. Thanks again Mr Drummond!!
Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenominal Attorney
Jim is the best criminal attorney you can get. We had a very unfortunate incedent with my son who has Autism among other disabilities. As a family we were searching everywhere for an attorney that could understand the circumstances of the incedent. Jim took time to review, ask questions and seek out the evidence needed for my sons case. He went above and beyond to help my son. Jim is very communicative and responds quickly. With his assitance, we are able to move forward and my son is exploring his options for education and employment. Jim was able to see us through this event and again we are all grateful he was able to assist us.
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Posted by Tammy | April 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Without going into any personal details, I would just like to say that without Jim our situation would most likely not have been as favorable. We were facing a multitude of charges in multiple counties and were not very optimistic. We are so thankful for the time and effort he put into our case, going above and beyond what was expected of him. I received very frequent updates (even on Sundays), answers to my questions and just overall compassion, which hasn't been the case with other attorneys. He took the time to explain things, multiple times on some occasions, and treated us with respect and didn't look down on us because of the situation. I would absolutely highly recommend Jim to anyone. It's hard to find an attorney that cares about their clients, not just represent them. We will always be grateful!
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Posted by RON | March 23, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Jim is the best , our son got into some trouble and it was a nightmare for my wife and i . Jim kept it real and never gave us any false hope. After several months he was able to negotiate a 5yr deal for our son Andrew who was looking at a 20yr sentence. Jim always stayed in contact with us and this meant a lot to the family especially my wife. He was very aggressive and professional !!!!!!!! I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND
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Posted by Dave | March 19, 2012
Mistaken Identity on a Warrant for Arrest
Jim was aggressive and successful in resolving a case of mistaken identity that caused a notification of a warrant being mailed to me. Despite a heavy caseload he immediately went to work and had my situation of mistaken identity resolved with the district attorney's office in less than one workday giving me great peace of mind. If a need arises again for his services or any one I know needs a reference in the Oklahoma City area I have no reservation in recommending him to represent them. Thanks again Mr. Drummond
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Posted by Michael S | December 7, 2011
Astounding Attorney
Jim is an absolutely astounding attorney. He tells it how it is, and doesn't leave you guessing along the way. Jim took an extremely stressful situation and made it manageable for me. He has an incredible passion for his work, and it shows in his representation. He has the respect of his peers as well as the Judges and DA's in Cleveland County (where my legal problems took place). I highly recommend hiring him for legal council of any sort.
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Posted by Joe | November 21, 2011
Thoroughness, knowledge and a solid sense of humanness
I had a conviction of indecent liberties with a child in another state in the 1980s and after five years incarceration, I had lived in two other states before moving to Oklahoma in 2007. I quickly learned I would have to register on the Oklahoma Sex and Violent Registry, although never having to do so in those other states. I questioned if I had needed to register in the first place, as my conviction occurred before the 1989 law requiring anyone moving to Oklahoma with a previous sex offense to register, There had even been an interpretation by police and an assistant district attorney that I did not have to register. But then the Dept. of Corrections' division in charge of the registry made the ruling that I had to register. And so, I followed the guidelines of the registry, which also caused significant cost to change residence, etc. I received a letter from a legal firm offering to assist to lower the tier level of my registration. But I decided that any effort and payment made would be to gain a decision about the registry. Upon an inquiry late in 2008 with a mutual acquaintance, I learned of Jim Drummond. By the time I met him, I learned he already had made some preliminary inquiries and found some similarity in some cases and felt there may be a potential at success. We went to work on the case, and through some contacts of mine with significantly good information on the registry, and his research on the question in mind, and the legal process began. Eventually the case was won to remove me from the registry. Jim kept me appraised of every step of the way. When there were decisions on certain points to be made or information to be presented, he checked with me first. He constantly kept me updated on the process. I liked his calm style. I liked his manner in presenting information. I happen to know quite a bit about law, but yet there is much I do not know and Jim explained our position thoroughly. And that is how it was presented and eventually it was successful.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Regional Public Defender Office for Capital Cases
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Jim Drummond Law Firm, PLC
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Third Level Supervisor, Capital Habeas Unit
  • Federal Public Defender Western District of Oklahoma
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Chief, Non-Capital Trial Division
  • Oklahoma Indigent Defense System
  • 1998 - 2007
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  • University of Okahoma
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • City University of New York, City College
  • MA - Masters
  • 1976
  • Wesleyan University
  • B.A.
  • 1969
  • U OF OK
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Taylor v. Workman
  • conviction reversed for new trial


  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Asociation
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Oklahoma County Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Chairman, Legal Ethics Asvisory Panel
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inn of Court
  • Master
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Board Member and Past Chair
  • 2003 - 2014
  • Oklahoma Sentencing Commission
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Maurice Merrill Goldn Quill Award
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • 2011


  • Race and Class
  • The Politics of the Sentence of Death
  • 2014
  • Oklahoma Bar Journal
  • A Natural History of the Leon Good Faith Exception in Oklahoma
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Capital defense Seminar
  • CSI EFFECT in Capital CAses
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (30)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim Drummond is a zealous advocate. He is compassionate about protecting the rights of his clients. "Innocent until proven guilty!" This is what Jim represents. I have seen his skills and how much he cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His knowledge and trial skills are excellant and he is a power advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Drummond is a special and unique criminal attorney. What makes him special is that not only does he fight for his clients and possess a mastery of the law; he genuinely cares about his clients. Mr. Drummond is a skilled and passionate advocate. I recommend his services without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"How can you tell if you have the right defense lawyer? Well if you are in Oklahoma and facing legal charges, you will know immediately that you have the right lawyer after a few minutes with Jim Drummond! I have personally witnessed Jim's trial skills in action: his ability to discover the 'real' story and seek the truth of the matter puts him in a league above most attorneys. Through his natural ability to navigate to the truth of the matter coupled with the highly specialized trial training from Gerry Spence's trial college, Jim is capable of fighting for Justice and he is the lawyer you need in your corner!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have no reservations endorsing Jim Drummond. I had the chance to work with him at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College. I found Jim to be very knowledgeable, compassionate and a great trial lawyer. I would have no reservation referring clients to Jim."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is an amazing attorney. His knowledge and training in criminal defense makes him one of the best attorneys nationwide. He is truly a talented and gifted attorney. He is one of only about a thousand lawyers Nationwide to have graduated from Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College. I whole heartedly recommend Jim. If you need help, Jim is the man to have in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Other
"I met Jim Drummond at the Trial Lawyers College. He was an inspiration to me that he is still working hard to be the best advocate he can possibly be for his clients. If i was in trouble in Oklahoma I can think of no one who would be a better advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim is a pleasure to know both as a friend and a colleague. I do not think I've met another litigator with Jim's creative talents. Hi ability to blend his creativity and knowledge of criminal law makes him an unstoppable force in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim Drummond is one of the best and most respected trial lawyers in Oklahoma. He genuinely cares about his clients. Jim has achieved outstanding results in a wide variety of criminal cases, even when the odds for success were slim. I have watched him in all phases of trial and Jim's courtroom skills rank among the top in his profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nobody cares more or works harder for his clients than Jim. I had the pleasure of working extensively with Jim for 26 days at the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer's College in Wyoming. Jim is a talented trial lawyer who tirelessly prepares each of his cases. If you are looking for somebody that will fight for you, Jim's the guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim Drummond is an outstanding criminal trial attorney who I would highly recommend. His experience and hard work always great results for his clients. Jim has also received training from top trial attorneys in this country. I happily endorse James Drummond."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jim's professional resume speaks for itself. You will not find a more qualified lawyer than Jim Drummond. However, you will also be hard-pressed to find a better human being than Jim. I have the highest respect for Jim and hold him in the highest possible professional and personal regard. If you need a criminal defense lawyer, or if you are a lawyer in need of assistance on a criminal appellate matter, you should hire Jim."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Drummond will always receive my highest recommendation and endorsement. I have had the pleasure of working with him in trial preparation and the only thing I have found more impressive than his trial skills, is his integrity and character. James is kind, intelligent, a hard worker and a true champion for the accused."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of attending Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyer's College with Jim. In that environment you are able to watch your classmates on a daily basis and evaluate their ability to communicate and think fast on their feet. I was very impressed with Jim as a lawyer and a person, and would not hesitate to call upon him if I needed help in Oklahoma."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It's no surprise that Jim Drummond has received a perfect 10.0 rating on AVVO. Jim is a highly trained and exceptional advocate. He has the skills and know how necessary to tackle even the most daunting and seemingly unwinable case. Jim knows the law and he knows how to win cases. I wholeheartedly endorse Jim as a lawyer and an exceptional human being."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Jim to anyone charged with a crime in Oklahoma. Jim is an outstanding trial attorney and a great fighter for the constitutional rights of his clients. I have personally seen Jim prepare for jury selection and trial and can tell you that you're in good hands. Jim also cares for his clients. I encourage you to call Jim if you or a family member has been charged with a crime."
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