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Betty Blackwell

Criminal defense Attorney at Austin, TX

4.3   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1980
    Status
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I am Board Certified in Texas Criminal Law and have practiced in Texas since 1980.

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

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4.3 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by Kelley | August 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dismissed DWI
Wow! I couldn't have expected this outcome. I received a charge for a DWI. Betty was referred to me by a former member of the Attorney General's office. He gave me 5 names that he said he would use if he needed these or other services. I interviewed them and hands down, she was the most professional and was clearly interested in helping me and not bragging about her wins. Of the 5, she was in the middle of the price range which also was a good sign to me. Simply, Betty was able to get my case dismissed and will be able to get it expunged from my record. I was told over and over that it's very difficult these days to get these cases dismissed. She went above and beyond in her availability to talk at most any time and her detailed explanations to educate me. Not only did Betty work through Covid to keep me informed by email and via mail with hard copies, she drove the prosecuting attorney to speed up the reviews and in record time. It's worth noting that she said that I did everything she asked timely. I took some classes voluntarily and completed the necessary evaluations. You'll want to do whatever she recommends. I'd like to give her 10 stars - this was totally unexpected.
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Posted by jackie | May 28, 2019
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Best attorney in Austin!
After being arrested for a dwi and being underage, I hired Betty to be my attorney. Explaining to her the messy situation of my case she made it clear that she was going to do everything she could to help me win. Betty was very honest with me and guided me through this process as someone who has never been in trouble with the law before. My case was very rare and complicated because I was being accused of a dwi. Betty had told me that she has never had a client that had a similar case as me. In the end she helped me win my case. We were able to prove that I was not the driver that night since I had two witnesses that were in the car the night of the arrest who were the designated drivers. The dwi was lowered to only a public intoxication ticket since I was drinking and was underage, and as well winning the drivers license hearing. I am so thankful for what Betty has done for me. Her many years of experience showed and I couldn't be where I am today without her help. I highly recommend you hire her for any criminal defense, dwi or dui case.
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Posted by Don | May 22, 2019
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Forget the rest! Betty is the best!!!
Betty went into action from day 1. She kept me informed. Explained the process and options. With 40 years experience, she new all the 411. Simply put, she got things done! Double felonies and a misdemeanor dismissed in just a couple months because she knew what to do and when. She could see the police were making bogus acusations and grasping at straws.
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Posted by Alden | April 23, 2019
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Best defense a guy could ask for!
I Hired Betty Blackwell In December of 2017 after I was arrested for driving while intoxicated AND underage. All hope was lost for me until a close friend of mine, who has multiple DWI's recommended her... I must say, I was blown away by her professional, compassionate, and tenacious attitude. I knew right off the bat that I was in good hands. she was completely willing to work with me and walk me through this horrible process. After all was said and done she put me on track to a complete dismissal of my DWI! Even after I messed up, she was able to get me three chances to get it dismissed and with her and her amazing assistant Anna's help I was able to get through it. If you are currently trying to find a great lawyer and you aren't too sure, please know, this woman is a miracle worker. Let her work a miracle for you! Thank you, Betty Blackwell.
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Posted by Set me free | May 24, 2011
Hands down, THE Best Criminal Defense Lawyer
I hired Betty Blackwell several years ago when I lived in Travis County. I came to her for assistance after being charged with felony assault. I work as a professional and my career and life was on the verge of being over with this criminal charge. After consulting with several attorneys who all told me basically that I was going to do jail time or I was going to settle for 10+ years probation, I met Betty Blackwell. She listened to me patiently, hearing all the facts and details of what happend. She was honest and upfront and seemed very caring towards me at this horrible time in my life. She was able to gather all the facts and witnesses to prove my innocence and prove that I was not the violent criminal that I was made out to be. She and her assistant always kept me informed so I was never left in the dark. Thanks to Betty, we got the results I needed and I have my freedom and life back. I now can put this nightmare behind me. I will ALWAYS be forever grateful for her hard work that she did for me. I HIGHLY recommend her as an outstanding criminal defense attorney. Thank you again Betty! May god bless you for your service and dedication to help those who are wrongly accused.
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Posted by Evelyn | November 11, 2014
Very Good Lawyer
Ms. Blackwell is very professional and cordial. She explained the details of the case clearly. I felt very confident that she was giving the best advice.
Posted by Rohit | July 9, 2013
Might be good lawyer, but.....
She maybe a very experienced lawyer but I think she needs to take some course to learn some "manners". I got referred through LRS and didn't had $20 (yes, compare that to the fees) cash on me when I came to visit and also forgot my checkbook. Talked to LRS and they don't take phone payments for consultation and just as I was about to reschedule my appointment for later, so I can come prepared next time, came Betty Blackwell. Not only she said I was late (although I asked in advance if I need to reschedule as I will be running late and her assistant said it's fine), she straight away told me (very rudely, while emphasizing on how important her time is compared to mine) to pay the money or find another lawyer. I was baffled and angry and couldn't believe how could someone so professional and experienced be so rude. Maybe it's her ego, a bad day, or maybe that's just the way she treats her potential/current clients, I just didn't like her attitude as a potential client and so I said thanks, and left. Thanks for nothing Betty, I hope you get a lot of clients with that attitude of yours!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of Texas School of Law
  • 1992 - 1992

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Texas A&M University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Associations

  • State Bar Commission for Lawyer Discipline
  • Chairman
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Chairman
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Texas Punishment Standards Commission
  • Appointee
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Legislative Chairman
  • 1991 - 1991
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • 2004
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2003
  • Best Criminal Lawyer
  • Austin Chronicle
  • 1994
  • Ambassador Award
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 1994
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 1994
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 1993
  • Best Trial Lawyer
  • Travis County Women Lawyer's Association
  • 1992
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 1992
  • Presidential Award of Merit
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 1990
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Betty Blackwell is one of the top lawyers in Texas. She is a true advocate in every sense of the word. Betty is committed to fighting for justice for her clients. I endorse Betty and recommend her to any person in need of a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Other
"Truly one of THE BEST in Texas. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Betty Blackwell is the go to person for family violence defense matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Betty professionally for over 25 years. Superb criminal defense lawyer. A top leader in the criminal defense bar for many, many years. A recognized authority and author of lawyer's reference books. I could go on. I endorse her wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Good lawyer, good person."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a great lawyer and a good mentor to young lawyers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.betty is an outstanding lawyer , she is a great teacher and presenter. She is highly respected in the legal community as a great fighter"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A wonderful, caring woman who has earned the respect of the criminal defense legal community through her work and leadership. An excellent lawyer whom I endorse."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Betty is among the best in the State. I have worked with her and observed her work. She works hard and cares about her clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Austin Criminal defense Lawyer Betty Blackwell
Betty Blackwell
Criminal defense Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 42 years
Free Consultation