1106 San Antonio St
Austin, TX, 78701
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2006||05/15/2018|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Austin Award||Austin Award||2011|
|Presidential Sholar||University of Texas||2005|
|Attorney||Blackburn Betts PLLC||2014 - Present|
|Managing Partner||Blackburn & Vargas Law firm||2007 - Present|
|Attorney||Boyd & Associates||2005 - 2007|
|Investigator||Akin Investigations||2004 - 2005|
|Clerk||Federal Reserve Bank of San Antonio||2001 - 2001|
|Clerk||United States Senate||2000 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|The Southwest Economy, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, issue Sep, pages 1-8.||Beating border barriers in U.S.-Mexico trade,||2001|
|University of Texas System, Austin||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Golden Gate University School of Law||N/A||2004|
|Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|
Posted by anonymous
My case was incredibly delicate, nuanced, and unique. For a while, I faced the possibility of deportation, jail time, and a 5-figure fine as a college student. I had already signed a confession and the prosecution was acting on behalf of the state and an individual hard-pressed for vengeance. This meant my team - Benjamin Blackburn and Daniel Betts had to be in damage control from the get go. The case stretched for about 3.5 years and they were able to get it concluded with a sealing of my records, no jail time, reduction in the official crime to just a deferred adjudication while halving my probation down to a year. The case was tricky with changes in judicial personnel, having to play with waiting game, me having to recruit, handle college but Benjamin and Daniel were on top of their game.
They were honest without being derisive or blunt. They were street-smart and informed without being scheming. They were able to leverage their experience even though this case was one of its kind. They did a good job of answering my numerous questions, entertaining my scenarios, keeping me up to date, and keeping my court visits to a minimum.
Benjamin and Daniel are well-connected, have good knowledge of fellow lawyers and judges. The very first day when I visited them (they were recommended to me by an acquaintance), they insisted on me visiting other law firms to do my due diligence. We were able to come up with a damage control strategy to keep me in the country for me to finish my degree, and now be a productive member of the work force.
Now, there is a chance another law firm could have gotten me the same result as Ben and Dan but it's not just about where they took the case to its conclusion but also how they took it there. Being an international student, I was under considerable distress and their understated confidence was a big calming influence to me. They do not view you as just another client. They remember details about classes you have taken, anything else relevant in your life and these things cannot be faked or forced.
I highly recommend anyone scouring the net to know that Ben and Dan will take care of your case and you will be in good hands.
Posted by anonymous
Yes I had a legal matter that was very serious and Mr.Blackburn was my savior.I was served a warrant on a Sunday and could not get anyone to help get me out of jail.Then I called Blackburn Betts and it changed my life.Mr.Blackburn answered and was with me the whole time until I got a PR bond and out same day.I hired them on the spot and was treated ethically professionally and honestly every step of the way.I was told what to expect and everything I was told happened and it was not an easy case.I never had to go to court as Mr Blackburn and associates took care of things so I could continue working.I know because of his numerous connections it helped me tremendously.My case was dismissed but I guarantee whatever the outcome Mr.Blackburn will get you the best outcome possible at a fair price.I thank God everyday he was the 1 that answered my call and will forever be grateful to him and his partner Daniel Betts.He is awesome ! And the staff is so nice and you never feel like you are just another client.I hope you never need this firm but if you do make that call.It's worth your freedom and life!!God Bless them all!!!
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