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Bristol C. Myers

Criminal defense Attorney at Austin, TX

4.7   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Bristol

Learn Bristol’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Defense of murder and other homicides, aggravated assault, family violence, sexual assault, violation of protective order, robbery, evading arrest, resisting arrest, unlawfully carrying weapons. Also includes appeals and other post-conviction work.

    25 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    In addition to DWI and DUI, includes boating while intoxicated (BWI), intoxication assault, and intoxication manslaughter. Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearings, other drivers license suspension hearings, and occupational licenses.

    25 years

  3. Federal crime
    25%
    Includes drug and controlled substance offenses, conspiracy, firearms and weapons crimes, racketeering (RICO), perjury, obstruction of justice, and money laundering related to narcotics offenses.

    25 years

  4. White collar crime
    15%
    Includes securities fraud, bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, health care fraud, money laundering, tax crimes, bribery, theft, embezzlement, computer and internet crimes.

    25 years

  5. Administrative law
    5%
    Defense of professional licenses during investigation and enforcement action by administrative agencies such as the State Securities Board, the State Bar of Texas, Texas Department of Insurance (TDI), TDLR, TCEQ, and the Board of Nursing.

    25 years

I believe in treating my clients as intelligent equals in a joint venture to solve their problems and improve their lives.  This means telling you what you need to know, not what I think you want to hear.  It also means explaining law and procedure to you without talking down to you.

 

I believe in providing more value to my clients than they expect or request.  This starts with being accessible and responsive to client needs.  It goes beyond diligent preparation and prompt delivery of services. It is the result of taking a real human interest in my clients.

 

I believe the best lawyers genuinely delight in solving their clients problems and in helping their clients achieve their goals.

 

I grew up in Houston and obtained my undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, where I majored in political science.  I graduated with honors from the Valparaiso University School of Law in 1999.  While in law school, I was privileged to clerk at Harper & Rogers, P.C., a premier criminal defense firm in Northwest Indiana.  I settled in Austin after law school and worked for a small firm for two years before launching my own practice at the end of 2001.

 

I am board certified as a specialist in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

 

Since 1999, I’ve maintained membership in the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.  I am also a member of the Austin and Williamson County Bar Associations.

 

In addition to my law license, which allows me to practice in all state courts in Texas, I am also admitted to practice in the Federal Courts in the Western District of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

 

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Location

Bristol Myers, Attorney at Law
1411 West Avenue
Suite 200
Austin, TX, 78701

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Jennifer | April 16, 2015
Bristol is hands down the best attorney in Austin Texas!
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Mr. Myers, I'm writing this letter to formally thank you for representing me. When I came to you; I was 3 plus years into a case that felt like it would never end, I had what I thought was the best legal representation but learned very quickly that wasn’t the case. I cannot thank you enough for meeting with me and taking my case over. I quickly learned my former attorney did little to nothing on the matter. Let me not go without saying you took this case knowing you had to be ready for trial in 30 days. You were kind and worked with me on a fee payment that was reasonable. Because of your thorough and relentless advocacy, of taking my case I had fast results that led to the case being dismissed! I want to thank you for your education, and guidance, for your understanding, your interest in me, your belief that I was worth being your client. You always stayed in contact with me to keep me up to date on the most current information in regards to my case, which is praise for your legal skills - but you made an impression on me that softened the stress and encouraged me to stand up for the truth. I am a stronger, better person - optimistic and confident because you were my attorney, and finally feel like my voice was heard. Most of all the day I got the call it was being dismissed. I broke down into tears of joy. This has been so hard on my family. Because of you; my husband and I have our life back. I am so thankful to you for this. Sincerely, Jennifer
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2012
A Great Lawyer
Bristol Myers was a great lawyer. From day one he informed me of all my options and steps I would need to take for each one. He was honest, direct and sensitive to my situation. He gave his advise and got me a great deal. I would recommend his services to anyone in my shoes.
Posted by Benjamin | April 25, 2012
Case Dismissed
Bristol was able to get my case dismissed! He was much more affordable than Bruce Fox, and on top of that he was very personal, he even remembered my birthday. He kept me informed on all the legal proceedings and if there was ever a change in court dates he notified me right away.
Posted by Trenton | April 3, 2012
DUI...Gone!
Bristol saved me an incredible amount of time and money. He successfuly got my DUI case reduced to an obstruction of passage! He did not accept any deal until my case was reduced and i was satisfied. Very professional and informative.I would reccomend anyone with a DWI /DUI case on there hands to give him a call. He'll get the job done!
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Posted by Robert | September 25, 2011
Top notch proffessional
Mr. Myers is one great attorney who knows his way around. He is confident and will let you know what to expect. He got me out of a jam that I had no idea I would prevail. Honest and REAL!
Posted by Katie | July 6, 2011
DWI Case
Bristol Myers is a very understanding lawyer. I live in another city and he still worked with me (being late on some occassions). He was very informative and worked out the best deal for me. No Probation, No Interlock. I highly recommend Bristol Myres for any case.
Posted by tony | March 24, 2011
felony case
mr.myers recently had a felony weapons charge against me dismissed, i will never have to do one day on probation or one day in jail because of his outstanding services, very good attorney.
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2011
No DWI on record....
Let's just say that I spent a week in jail, and left with no probation for a DWI. He got it kicked down to reckless, don't blow guys.....it's a life saver....
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2011
The police are not your friends
Bristol did an amazing job at getting my husbands DWI brought down to reckless driving, he spent 7 days in jail, no probation! He got pulled over for sound ordinance (sitting at a red under the highway),and got arrested for smelling like marajuana although nothing was found on his person or in the vehicle. He made the mistake of admitting to smoking some 2 hours prior...total BS....we all know alcohol is way worse. Bristol's staff is incredibly prompt, and friendly. I never had a feeling of judgement, and felt very comfortable from the moment we met with him. Anyway, he did an amazing job, and now my husband doesn't have a crazy DWI on his record...worth every penny.
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Posted by Cherlynn | January 24, 2011
Review on Bristol Myers, Attorney at Law
After two years and a trial, and with excellent advice from my attorney, Bristol Myers, I was able to receive a Not Guilty vote in a case where someone wrongly accused me of assault with intent for bodily injury. Bristol was recommended to my husband and I. We sat with Bristol and discussed the case, and immediately retained his service. For over two years, Bristol and his trusted paralegal, Susan, were very organized, kept me in touch with what was going on the court sytem, and when my case finally came to trial, Bristol's questions and arguments were expertly displayed for the court, the judge and jurrors. With Bristol at my side, I never had any doubts that he could clear my name. His actions in the courtroom showed his experience and intelligence. I would highly recommend Bristrol Myers and would retain him again in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Alyssa | January 20, 2011
Compassionate guidance
A few years back I found myself on the wrong side of the law after a traffic stop on my way home from a business meeting. As a professional I never thought I would be "that person" who would be arrested. My DWI was something that could have devastated me professionally and socially. Bristol was so compassionate during my entire ordeal. He answered emails promptly and his staff was available to get the information I needed if he was in court. Bristol worked diligently to get my DWI charge reduced just before we were to go to trial and my professional license was saved. I hope that I never have to be in a situation like this again, but if it happens I know I would call Bristol again.
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Posted by Edwardo | December 14, 2009
Best Lawyer in Austin
Unfortunately, I've been arrested around 20 times during my life. As a result I have found myself in situations where I'm represented by unethical attorneys who just want to end the case and collect their money by shoving some sorry plea bargain down my throat. While I have been guilty on some accounts, that's not always the case. Bristol Myers understands that just because you've been arrested before doesn't automatically mean you're guilty of the new charges. I've hired the big name firms in Austin, such as the one that practices in the big red building near the courthouse. While my experience there was "fair", it does not come close to comparing with how my case was handled by Bristol Myers. I am now a student at UT-Austin. I'm trying to turn my life around. Yet at the same time I've ran into problems which Bristol Myers handled fantastically. I've had a felony dropped as well as other charges dropped when other lawyers told me it simply wasn't possible. He has no problem taking a case to trial. In fact, he seems to enjoy that aspect of law the most. He smiles when conferring and considering trial as an option. He represented me in trial and I couldn't have asked for better results. He has represented me on 7 cases, none of which I served any time or was convicted. Bristol Myers is hands down the most thorough, professional, ethical and dedicated attorneys in Austin. Take it from someone who has been through the system. He's the best there is in Austin.
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Posted by Trent | January 18, 2011
took money and never informed client of court date change nor mandatory requirements
I contacted Bristol in November, 2010 regarding my case. The "free" consultation that ended in him saying he needs $3500 to do it at $500 per month automatically deducted from our account. Since I'd lost my job over the incident, it was a great sacrifice as we knew there were other lawyers who could charge half that much. I told him I'd have to leave Austin because I couldn't find work after two months and my family needed help. He said "go," and "that's not a problem." I had been taking anger management courses as per court order and when I left Austin, I stopped, of course. Nine days before my next court date, I called and left a message that I was now out of state, and since a new court appearance was coming, was there anything I needed to do? I never heard from him. Then I received an email with the subject "WARRANT FOR YOUR ARREST." he wrote that since I wasn't taking the required anger management classes the judge had issued a warrant. I've since discovered that there are online courses accepted by Texas courts that I could have been taking the whole time to keep this from happening. Also, the pretrial services court date had changed from Jan. 19 to some earlier date, I don't know when, because this email came two days before my papers state the next pretrial was to occur. Where was Bristol Myer when I called nine days earlier to tell me dates had changed, or that I needed to stay in anger management when I left. Where was he to simply return my call? Nowhere. But he sure took the money from our account. Meanwhile we've paid him $1,000 to get the same results from the courts I could have gotten had I just skipped town. The problem is that had I wished to do that, I would have. I retained him as counsel so I could not be homeless while I put my life back together with those who love me. Thanks for nothing, Bristol. You made it worse by taking what little money we had and turning it into a nightmare we would have had even if we never had a lawyer at all.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bristol C. Myers, P.C.
  • 1999 - Present

Education

  • Valparaiso University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Texas A&M University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Texas v. VonTrey Clark
  • Successfully negotiated plea to avoid the death penalty
  • State of Texas v. Q. Wiles
  • Beat State's plea offer and achieved a minimum sentence
  • State v. Quintana (Part 3)
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Hays County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified in Criminal Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Meeting
  • Ethics of the Practice of Law
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bristol Myers worked for my firm when he began his legal career and I am so happy to endorse him today. Bristol is a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. Bristol is big on detail and preparation and he can see through the thinly veiled lies that come from the witness stand in so many criminal cases. Bristol has made me proud of his accomplishments since he set out on his own and he has served his clients well. I recommend Bristol not only as a friend but because he represents our profession well. Bristol is a former DWI Dude warrior and I am glad to call him my friend. Hopefully we will work together on another case sooner than later."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Bristol is an amazing lawyer. Simply put, if I were in trouble in Austin I would want Bristol Myers working on my case. He is tenacious and effective in all phases of his practice. He is a zealous advocate and has an AMAZING track record for success in trial. My goal is to be as accomplished as Bristol has been as a defense attorney. He is one of the few attorneys I know that has ONLY been a defense attorney while also obtaining board certification. This is very rare and I hope I can do the same when I am eligible."
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Austin Criminal defense Lawyer Bristol C. Myers
Bristol C. Myers
Criminal defense Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 24 years