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David C. Hardaway

Criminal defense Attorney at San Marcos, TX

4.7   30 reviews
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  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    65%
    All Felonies and Misdemeanors (other than minor traffic violations), Expunctions, Appeals

    14 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    35%
    DWI, Intoxication Assault/Manslaughter, DUI, and other related offenses

    14 years, 300 cases

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Awards

Top Contributor 2013
Top Contributor
2013

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Location

The Law Offices of David C. Hardaway
100 East San Antonio Street
Suite 201
San Marcos, TX, 78666

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  30 customer reviews
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Posted by Jo Te | April 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
David and his entire team made themselves available at all times and as we were new to the court/legal system they answered all our questions to the fullest. David was PROACTIVE from the very first meeting to final best possible outcome we were pursuing - ALL charges dropped, nothing filed!! The process from start to finish was less than 4 months not because our case was easy by any means - actually it was a very complicated situation that would have lifelong impact to our careers and reputation, but because David and Katie spear headed our case with aggressive and professional representation from day one. BEST DECISION we ever made was to call David Hardaway! David, Katie and the rest of the Hardaway team, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Hopefully we'll never need your services again, but we now know we have the BEST Legal Team for life!
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Posted by Sandra | April 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Job Done Well
David Hardaway was hired to represent my daughter for a misdemeanor charge in college. David helped her charge get dismissed and her record should be expunged soon. I have nothing but good things to say about David, he's a good man and made a bad situation better!
Posted by Orlando | November 22, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Hired attorney
David c Hardaway and his associates are the best in town.I was very impressed on how they keep you updated on your case.After working with David he got all my charges dismissed.
Posted by Kim | November 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I couldn’t have gone through this process without David and Lesly. Thank you for responding to every message and for all of your patience as I navigated my life, career and college. I can finally put this chapter behind me.
Posted by Michelle | March 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!! Highly recommended
If you want an attorney who will be dedicated and fight for you and your case,,.. David and associates are the ones to hire. I had such a positive experience ,and so grateful for David and his team . Very professional and knowledgeable of Texas law ,and I highly recommend him.
Posted by Priscilla | March 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Client Review
I met David back in 2019 and have had the opportunity to see his businesses grow throughout the years. David alongside his amazing team went above and beyond to help me with my case. I could not have asked for a better attorney and mentor. Going into this as a young 19-year-old and having never been in any legal trouble I was very nervous about what my future might hold and had no idea as to how the criminal justice process works. After having my first consultation with David I knew that I wanted to hire him right away. He did an excellent job in answering any questions I had along with reassured me that I would be taken care of. David also did an amazing job with continuing to keep in contact with me throughout the entire process answering any other questions or concerns I had right away. In doing so I have learned a lot about criminal defense and criminal defense lawyers which has given me a better understanding of the law, along with how important reputations and relationships are in the local legal community. With that being said, David has the experience and local reputation that is a must to ensure the absolute best outcome for any legal challenge you may face. I am truly thankful for David and his team and will continue to recommend him to anyone seeking legal representation.
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Posted by Ramika Alexis-Adams | February 3, 2022
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Best Attorney Around
Attorney Hardaway was recommended to me by a dear friend and community advocate, of which, in my opinion speaks volumes about him and his work ethics. Upon our first conversation he was able to comfort, educate and encourage me without missing a beat. His level of expertise and passion for justice prevailed throughout each and every interaction with him. I will forever be grateful to him and Amanda Reid for taking me on as one of their clients.
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Posted by Alison | October 4, 2021
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David is the best
I can't say enough good things about David Hardaway and his office. From day one he has been professional, easy to speak with, non-judgemental, and straightforward. 3 years later, now that everything has wrapped up, I still feel the exact same way. I'm certain things would've gone differently without him in our corner. Thank you, David & Tom. Would highly recommend!
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Posted by Yolanda | September 25, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Above all expectations
Mr. Hardaway went above and beyond all expectations that I and my husband had. We called for consultation on a legal situation and due to never being in any kind of trouble before we did not know how things work or where to start. We right away wanted to hire him to help and Mr. Hardaway calmed us down and spoke with us about what he thought would be best for our situation. He was very honest with us and helped us through all our questions and anxiety and had us hold off on hiring him until we get all the paperwork in and figure out what we want to do. He even made some calls on our behalf to help us figure out what are next steps would be. By the time we were finished speaking with Mr. Hardaway we were well informed on what we needed to do and how things work legally in our situation. He made us feel at ease with everything that was happening and let us know that whatever we decided to do he would be there to help us. Mr. Hardaway always called us back when he said he would and had answers to all our questions. We are blessed to have called a lawyer that was so honest, caring and helpful.
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Posted by Allison s | January 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Honest hardworking lawyer
David is honest and hardworking! If you are looking for a lawyer that has your best interest at heart look no further! He is willing to help you and explain the process. So glad I had David on my side!
Posted by Tyler | August 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
First Choice for Amazing Lawyer and Team.
I have had David as my lawyer now for over a year and half throughout the entire process of my case. I had never had to have a lawyer so when I was charged I was looking high and low for someone I know I could trust with such a serious situation. David and his team was the last firm I consulted with and after talking with them I immediately made my decision. They're professionalism, knowledge, networking and confidence had me from the start. Every since they have made themselves available to me 24/7 for questions and concerns. He helped through every step and was able to get me all the way to expungement. I am beyond pleased with the way David and his team work. Almost too great for a small town like San Marcos. They are hardworking and WILL get you the results and security you wish from a great lawyer. Go to him first and only!
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Posted by Karee | February 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Long Trials, Great Results
David was always just a call or text away when I had any questions or concerns. This made the process more comfortable in the long proceedings of a trial. After battling for over a year I had my charges dropped and couldn't have been happier with the service that David and his team provided.
Posted by Jacob | December 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
David Hardaway helped me out with my felony case and ended up getting it dropped down to a misdemeanor that was then able to be eligible for expunction after the probation period was completed. He is one of the best in the business. He is a very down to earth guy that will help you and be available for you all the time. He will sit down with you and create the best possible scenario for your case and will work hard to make sure he does everything in his power to help you out. I highly recommend David to anyone and everyone that has any type of legal issue.
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Posted by Ashley | March 2, 2018
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Criminal Misdemeanor Case
I hired David for a Criminal Misdemeanor case. He worked very efficiently and effectively in a very time appropriate manor. He made sure every concern was answered and sustained proficient knowledge. David was also easily reached at any given time, he immediately replies. I was pleased with the end results in my case. I highly recommend David Hardaway.
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Posted by Victoria | June 15, 2017
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Thank You David Hardaway
David Hardaway is an awesome lawyer. He was very helpful every step of the way and took care of my case in a timely matter. He is very personable and honest which made me feel like I could trust him. He was very honest about all possible outcomes. He allowed for a payment plan and I was extremely happy with my results. I highly recommend him to everyone!
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2017
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Experienced, Thorough, Honest, and Compassionate
The reviews I've read here match up well to my experience in working with David. He's genuine and honest, cares about his clients and the community. Explains things clearly and doesn't hold back on telling you what you need to know and giving you a reliable opinion. Not only are David and his team easy to work with both in person and through the online account they create to help you keep track of events and discovery, but they also bring a background of experience and knowledge that can make an otherwise disheartening process into one you can go into with confidence that you have a solid team sticking up for you. When the local DA tried to bully me and I wanted to stand up to it David looked at every piece of my case and let me know that it was a strong case. He took it to court for me and was relentless in every step of the process to be sure no stone was unturned in beating back the DA's allegations and manipulations. His thorough and experienced effort got the job done.
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Posted by Bianca | April 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
David Hardaway won my case! The process of my case was long and overwhelming for me but he was very accommodating and reassuring throughout the whole process. He was easy to talk to about my situation and open and honest to all my questions and concerns. He gave great advice during the trail and helped me stay positive. He was personable and relatable to the jury which I think helped as well!! I would 100% recommend his services. I wish I could give him a 10 star rating!
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Posted by Samantha | October 3, 2016
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Trusted and Genuine Attorney
David Hardaway is somone I highly trust. He is very reasonable and understanding. He is willing to work with you and your specific financial situation. He is a great lawyer and was able to get my chargers dismissed. I was very pleased with his services and would recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Chris | April 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A relief
To say the least, hiring David Hardaway was the best decision I made. He's hard working & understanding. Not only did he make sure I was taking care of, he was very resourceful. I recommend David Hardaway to anyone that may be looking for help or that might have any questions. He's the guy you want to see. Thanks, man!
Posted by Havard Johnson | January 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer in Texas
Attorney Hardaway is a great lawyer, the best in my book. I would advise any and everybody to hire him if they are seeking an outstanding lawyer. Attorney Hardaway fought for me until the end. He got my case not only dismissed but declined by the prosecutor. He was a true blessing to me and I'm so glad I hired him
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of David C. Hardaway
  • 2010 - Present
  • Lecturer
  • Texas State University
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Miller & Bicklein
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Various
  • The City of Dallas
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Intern
  • The City of Dallas
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Law Clerk
  • Legal Aid Of Northwest Texas
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • University of Arkansas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of North Texas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • University of Kansas
  • Transferred
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • The State of Texas v. B.H.- Assault Bodily Injury
  • Not Guilty
  • The State of Texas v. M.B.- DWI
  • Not Guilty
  • The State of Texas v. A.C.- Assault Bodily Injury
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2014 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Faculty Advisor- Texas State University
  • 2016 - 2016
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Hays County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Ector County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Tier Lawyers
  • American Trial Academy
  • 2020
  • Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40- Criminal Law
  • American Academy of Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense- Southern Texas
  • America's Top 100 Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Texas
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Texas
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Distinguished Lawyer
  • Expert Network
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Texas
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Texas
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2016
  • Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Texas
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Texas
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2015
  • Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Alice in Wonderland CLE Series #3- Criminal Defense CLE
  • The Ins and Outs of Motions to Revoke and Motions to Adjudicate
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (13)
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Family Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was David's opposing counsel on a very difficult family law matter. He is a very aggressive and knowledgeable attorney who fights zealously for his clients, yet maintains a professional demeanor that makes him a credit to his profession. I am, therefore, proud to enthusiastically endorse David Hardaway, a very reputable member of the Texas legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an aggressive and zealous advocate who works to very hard to obtain the best possible results for his clients. He is available to them when most other attorneys won't take client calls--people need help outside of just 9 to 5. These are just a few of the reasons I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an excellent attorney. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the privilege of working across from David on what was looking to be an extremely messy family law case. From the very beginning his intelligence and professionalism impressed me, and I quickly learned that this wasn't a fluke: he passionately fought for his client's interests while also building an environment of trust and respect between the parties. No easy task, that. In the end we were able to put the acrimony aside and ultimately resolved the matter to everyone's complete satisfaction. I can't recommend David highly enough."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is one of the best criminal defense attorneys I know. He is tough and isn't afraid to push back when he needs to. He really cares about his clients and I would recommend him for any criminal matter!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"David Hardaway is not only a great attorney, but he truly cares about his clients. As a member of his law office I have observed first hand how he treats his clients. He doesn't view them as a case or number, but rather a person that he sincerely wants to help out. In addition he is incredibly knowledgeable about the law and works aggressively to solve his clients matters efficiently. If you need a great attorney look no further!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I would not hesitate recommending David to anyone in need of a good criminal defense attorney. David is very knowledgeable in the area of criminal law and gives 110% to each and every client."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a personable and respected attorney. He is eager to zealously represent his clients and make sure they understand their options."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Hardaway for nearly 20 years and recently worked with him on a case. He expeditiously worked to resolve the matter, and he has my complete faith as a competent and trustworthy attorney."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2013
Top Contributor

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San Marcos Criminal defense Lawyer David C. Hardaway
David C. Hardaway
Criminal defense Attorney
San Marcos, TX
Licensed for 14 years
Virtual consultation available