|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1997||07/28/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2008|
|Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2006|
|Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|DUI Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1997 - Present|
|University of Texas School of Law||Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||1997|
|University of Texas||Government||Bachelor of Arts with Honors||1994|
|CAPDS/ACDLA Friday Brown Bag CLE||Basics of Blood Collection and Testing in DWI Cases||2017|
|CAPDS/ACDLA Friday Brown Bag CLE||Cross-Examining the Blood Analyst||2016|
|Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar||Tools for Cross-Examination of the Lab Analyst in Blood Cases||2015|
|Handling Your First (or Next) DWI Case||Blood Draw Cross-Examination 101||2015|
|Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar||Cross-Examination of the Lab Analyst in Blood Cases||2014|
|Handling Your First (or Next) DWI Case||Challenging Blood Test Results Through Cross-Examination||2013|
|11th Annual Top Gun DWI Seminar||Challenging Blood Test Results Through Cross-Examination||2013|
Posted by C, T
Amando is one of attorneys in the firm. The firm helped me set up expected terms for a case plea. The terms were acceptable for the charge but would have a lasting negative impact on my life. Amando strived to achieve a more favorable result for his client (myself) and continued to negotiate over time with the prosecution team. It was because of his persistence and resolve that we were legally able to downgrade a severe charge to a lesser charge. The result will or would have, in the case of the more severe charge, a major impact on my life in terms of social and societal implications.
He clearly showed concern and care for his client. The case could have been closed several months prior to the actual plea date. Amando chose to provide added professional value and service and not see his client have trouble finding a job or experience repercussions for a criminal record.
His personable attitude is ideal for a courtroom setting where an attorney must be respected and well-liked by the prosecution and state employees. I feel that his demeanor and candor played a significant role in achieving better terms for the case.
The legal fees were well worth the result for the outcome of my case. I felt as if he did go above and beyond for the benefit of the client. I highly recommend Amando Pena for legal services. The firm did a great job with my case; it was Amando's added effort though that turned an acceptable fate to an highly satisfactory scenario.
Posted by anonymous
Amando has represented me on two occasions. In each of these he kept me fully informed regarding how the court process worked and of possible outcomes, HIs knowledge and courtroom skills provided me with positive results in both cases. I also found his personal demeanor made each of these situations more bearable.
Posted by anonymous
Amando was everything I could ask for in an attorney and more. Though my reported BAC by blood was very high, after reviewing my taped arrest we believed it had to be an error. After a year of repeat court settings and continuances by the state with no offer of a settlement, we went forward with a jury trial. We fought a 0.20 BAC blood test and won a "Not Guilty" verdict! Amando was highly knowledgeable, communicative, and receptive to anything I had to offer. I highly recommend him for your DUI/DWI needs.