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I am Board Certified in Texas Criminal Law and have practiced in Texas since 1980.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



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  • John Hunter Smith

    Truly one of THE BEST in Texas. I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Martin Ben Zimmerman

    Betty Blackwell is the go to person for family violence defense matters.


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Contact info

Betty Blackwell

Law Office of Betty Blackwell
1306 Nueces Street
Austin, TX, 78701-1722


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198008/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerTexas Lawyer Magazine2008
Super LawyerTexas Lawyer Magazine2007
Super LawyerN/A2005
Super LawyerTexas Lawyer Magazine2004
Super LawyerN/A2003
Ambassador AwardAustin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association1994
Presidential Award of MeritTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association1994
Best Criminal LawyerAustin Chronicle1994
Presidential Award of MeritTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association1993
Presidential Award of MeritTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association1992
Best Trial LawyerTravis County Women Lawyer's Association1992
Presidential Award of MeritTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Texas School of Law1992 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar Commission for Lawyer DisciplineChairman2005 - 2008
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationPresident2001 - 2002
Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of TexasChairman2001 - 2002
Texas Punishment Standards CommissionAppointee1994 - 1994
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationLegislative Chairman1991 - 1991
Publication nameTitleDate
Criminal Forms and Trial ManualCriminal Forms and Trial Manual2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Texas A&M UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977