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David Daniel White

Criminal defense Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   106 reviews
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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    I am an Austin Criminal Defense Attorney who handles all types of criminal cases ranging from Class C Misdemeanors to the most severe felonies. No case is too big or too small. My firm has years of experience handling arrests for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), drug arrests, assaults, motions to revoke probation, expunctions, motions for non-disclosure, motions to adjudicate guilt, motions for early termination of probation, or any traffic offenses or less severe misdemeanors

    20 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%

  3. Drug Crime
    10%

  4. Federal crime
    10%

  5. Juvenile law
    10%

  6. Sex crime
    10%

  7. Violent crime
    10%

  8. White collar crime
    10%

HAVE YOU BEEN CHARGED WITH A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IN CENTRAL TEXAS? LET'S GET IT DISMISSED!

David D. White, Attorney at Law - Law Office of David D. White, PLLC

If you are looking for an Austin Criminal Defense Attorney then look no further.  With experience from both the prosecution side and the defense side, I have been able to focus on, and have successfully handled all types of criminal cases, including DWI, drug cases, assaults, alcohol offenses, motions to revoke probation, motions to adjudicate guilt, expunctions, motions for non-disclosure, and all severe felonies across the board.  Our goal in every case is to get your charges dismissed and/or put you in a position where your criminal history will remain clean.

If you are in trouble with the law and need your charges dismissed, call me immediately.  I am the Austin Criminal Lawyer for you!  Call my office today at or visit us downtown at 608 W. 12th Street, Austin, Texas 78701.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2020 + 5 ...
Top Contributor 2013
Top Contributor
2013

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Contact David

Law Office of David D. White, PLLC
608 W 12th St Ste B
Austin, TX, 78701

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family assault dismissal
Mr White got my case dismissed, he is the best , he is knowledgeable and his communication with his clients is perfect, very responsive, if you want your case dismissed David White is the one .
Posted by Douglas | July 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. White went numerous extra miles *and* we beat the case!!!
From minute one of working with Mr. White, I felt comforted and confident that I had found the right attorney for me - things just seem to click when working with David. He has a set of legal skills and social personality that really allowed me to not just feel, but also know that not only was he working/fighting in every way that he could behind the scenes, but that the situation was also in the best hands that it could be in, and that he genuinely cared and never hesitated to take action, in part because he even took the time to make a bit of a personal connection as a friend, off-topic, in between it all. David was able to work his powerful professional abilities even amidst the pandemic, and he managed to get a nonsense warrant eliminated just before I returned to the area from working abroad, and the case dismissed mere days thereafter. I can't recommend Mr. David D. White enough if you're looking around for an attorney. I confidently look forward to working successfully with him on expungement as well. Thanks, David!
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Qualified. Gets Results
David achieved the best possible outcome in my case. He made the process easy and always addressed my questions in a timely and thorough manner. He always made himself available and was easy to connect with. You can be assured he knows what he is doing and will get you the best possible outcome possible. I recommend him highly.
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Threw the dart and hit a bullseye
I had to get a lawyer in a hurry and after a week of talking with a few I was so discouraged. None seemed right. One of the oldest firms in town sounded fake, another one with over 100 reviews made me feel I was just a number. I prayed hard for God to show me a good attorney who wouldn't take advantage of me financially or play me. Out of desperation I stayed up late at night to really dig in and search for someone HONEST. Bingo! Found this Dave White guy. A lot of great reviews, looked honest enough, but probably too good to be true. I called him the next day and after conversing with him, I told him I didn't even need to meet him, just get the ball rolling and fast. That's how sure I had an honest, intelligent, competent attorney. He still suggested the meeting and I am glad he did. He jumped right on it while I was sitting in front of him started working on my case! I got even a better read after that and walked out knowing he was a good person and more importantly, competent. He's a type A like me and driven. Just an overall good gut feeling. Well, let me tell you, he exceeded my expectations in every way possible. He was available, responded to my emails/texts/calls same day or next day, is very intelligent and patient on my bad days when worry overtook me and I was bombing him with texts and most important of all, I knew I was in good hands. He was able to get a meeting with the new DA and prosecuting attorney "their way", get a rejection decision on my case immediately after the meeting, filed for my expungement the day after my rejection letter was signed. From start to finish it took 6 mos. He is a trustworthy, good person and I highly recommend him. His office secretary is very pleasant to deal with also. I feel very blessed God lead me to this lawyer.
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Posted by Darryl | May 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Just want to say that David White is the best lawyer you can ask for. He went way beyond any attorney I have ever had. After I wreaked my truck and my bud came and got me and brought me home cause my truck was in a ditch. Was planning on calling a tow company the next morning to get it out. Was home for 2 hours and had a knock on the door and it was the sheriff's department. I had been drinking since I was home and they arrested me for a Felony DWI. When I talked to David and explained what happen he set a flat fee and said we can beat this. He worked and his staff worked with diligence for 2 years and today I signed for a class B misdemeanor collision with vehicle damage under two hundred dollars which I was guilty of and got time served for the 5 days I was in jail and no fines or court cost. In the beginning the DA wanted to give me 5 years in prison. If it weren't for David I would have been in prison. I soooo recommend David White and his law firm cause he will fight for your rights and the flat fee was just incredible for the amount of work and fight he put in for me. He basically saved my life cause I would have lost everything. Thank you David. You weren't just my attorney, you are my friend. I appreciate all the hard work you and your firm did for me.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Criminal Defense Attorney
Attorney White was very considerate about my case. He was the attorney to charge me the less and was very helpful throughout the process. He promised me something at the beginning of my case and complied.
Posted by Mike | August 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further than David White
David has represented me over the years and delivered every time. He recently worked on a 2 in one case for me and was able to get a deal better than we ever imagined. Generally thats how it goes. He sets a realistic expectation, gives you clear instructions on what homework to do (super helpful), and delivers an end result as good as or better than he promised. I have shopped around for other lawyers in the past and they have charged more money promising lesser results. For example, another lawyer told me I would certainly do jail time. This lawyer was more expensive as well. I used David instead and he got the entire thing dropped down to the equivilent of a speeding ticket and my record remained clean. The discrepancy between lawyers is crazy. I think the judges like him because he is a cool, charismatic guy and is always prepared, making the judges life easier as well. You won't find a higher value defense attorney. You just won't. I send him all my friends that get in trouble and he's taken great care of them too. I hear horror stories about other lawyers not delivering. Some forgetting court dates. Some forgetting court documents. Some losing all of the case information. It's crazy to think some lawyers can be so unexperienced and unprofessional. Not David. He has come correct every single time (unfortunately I've found myself in numerous legal situations over the last 12 years). I'm truly grateful I found him. Look no further than David White.
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Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied with Outcome
David was straight forward with us about the process and was able to deliver on everything that was possible. We are quite satisfied with the result.
Posted by AV | December 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reliable Lawyer
We hired David to help with 2 warrants. He was very informative and his follow up was very quick. The process was seamless and easy. I recommend if you need to hire a lawyer to hire David, you won’t regret it.
Posted by Victoria | June 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Thank you David White for making this process so easy and worry free. He was extremely organized and always kept me up to date. He let me know if I needed to show up or not. He literally took care of everything. Thank you. He wasn’t pushy and what he charges is not over the top like a lot of lawyers. When I met with him he didn’t scare me to hire him on the spot. I had met with a couple lawyers before him and they were trying to scare me and were so pushy. David White was comforting and gave me options. On top of that, he seems like a well respected lawyer at the courthouse.
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Posted by Serge | October 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Seamless and Exceptional
A 26 yr. old case resurfaced out of nowhere as I was facing time constraints. I reached out David and explained the situation. David himself got back to me immediately and made the case seamless as I learned about my options. The result, the case was dismissed fast, and David's representation restored my faith in the justice system. If you are seeking for legal help, call David, I highly recommend and will work with him and his team again.
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Posted by Moses | May 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense Attorney
David White was the attorney I just had the honor of working with, and I must say that the experience was excellent. David distinguished himself from other attorneys right away with his high degree of professionalism and commitment to my case. There is no lawyer I could have asked for who is more qualified. I cannot express enough gratitude for David's exceptional legal representation. His professionalism, knowledge, attention to detail, and compassion make him an exceptional lawyer. I would highly recommend David White to anyone in need of legal assistance. He is a true advocate for his clients and goes above and beyond to ensure their best interests are protected. Thank you, David, for your outstanding work and dedication to my case.
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Posted by heather | March 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Extraordinary
Was very pleased on how this firm and the attorneys got my husbands case dismissed in a short period of time. Fast, friendly and knowledgeable they are couldn’t have picked a better place. So grateful for everything they have done for our family!!
Posted by Jesse | January 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience!
Great overall experience! Everyone from the staff to David White himself were professional and efficient at helping me, would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you so much!
Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!!
I hired Mr.White to help with a case I was involved with, and he was AMAZING!! I had no real expectations, but he was very attentive, extremely communicative, and got the most favorable outcome I could have expected. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mr. White!
Posted by Rey Garza | December 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence
I am impressed with the level professionalism and work performed by David White. He made the process easy and exceeded all expectations. I’m the even that a friend or family member needs an attorney I will be referring them to David White.
Posted by Ray | October 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
I highly recommend David for his professional ability and easy personality to interact with. He lets you know he is in your corner right from the start. He has provided me with exceptional results and should I need any legal counsel in the future I would not hesitate to use him again. If you're looking for a lawyer to handle an issue, he's the one to use.
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Posted by Dashawn | August 9, 2022
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Best Lawyer In Town
David White is a very excellent lawyer.The tenacity and understanding that he had when it came to my case was everything and more. He was a blessing to me and i know he will be a blessing to any client that walks through his door or comes across him. He gets the job done, and his professionalism and communication made the whole process easier. He is highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
New Client
Exceptionally Professional. Answered my phone call in less than 15 minutes. Very easy to discuss my case with and listened to all my concerns. He also answered my questions promptly. When not sure where to start, start here.
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Speedy Expunction
David did an amazing job of getting my case expunged in less than a month while others told me it would take 2 years. He communicated every step along the way and was very kind and helpful. I definitely recommend using him for any legal matter you may have!
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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

  • Owner
  • Law Office of David D. White, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner/Owner
  • White & Measells LLP
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Schell Cooley LLP
  • 2006 - 2008

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Austin College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Assault Family Violence
  • Dismissed
  • Indecency by Contact
  • Case Dismissed
  • State of Texas v. Felder
  • Not Guilty (x3)

Associations

  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • member
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Sid Richardson Scholarship
  • Austin College
  • 1997
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Publications

  • Texas Tech Alumni Magazine
  • Editor
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Risk Management
  • DWI/Expunction Overview
  • 2015
  • Risk Management
  • DWI/Criminal Law Overview
  • 2014
  • Organizational Meeting
  • DUI/DWI Awareness
  • 2013
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Defense/Risk Management
  • 2012
  • Organizational Meeting
  • Risk Managment/Criminal Defense
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (7)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is my go to resource when it comes to criminal law questions that my clients come to me with from time to time. He has already provided good advice for me to relate to my clients. On several occasions I have referred clients to David and have only received positive feedback from my clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is excellent with his clients and makes them feel at ease. He worked hard to get the right deal for a co-defendant in my case, and truly went above and beyond."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a terrific attorney with a tireless work ethic. He is at the top of my list for criminal defense referrals."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with David on several matters and give him the highest recommendation. He works hard for his clients and is highly skilled at solving the most difficult issues. He's the only lawyer in Central Texas to whom I refer criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a tenacious attorney with superior knowledge and skill in the criminal defense arena. Perhaps his greatest quality is how much he cares about his clients. It is this devotion that leads to the unmatched results he is able to obtain. I wouldn't hesitate to send friends and family his way as I certainly have sent my own clients to him several times in the past. With David, you are in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David White is my go to attorney for any criminal matter I may come across in the Austin area. He has always been very knowledgeable on issues I have called him about and quick with all matters I have sent his way."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a very knowledgeable and hard working attorney. He truly cares about his clients and he is very well respected in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is someone I would recommend to anyone looking for superior representation in a criminal defense matter. He is a fantastic lawyer who aggressively represents his clients. I highly endorse him to anyone looking for a lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. White is a rising star in the criminal defense field in Central Texas. As a friend, it's been a pleasure to see him work the courtroom and take control of his clients' cases. He has a well-earned, great reputation among the prosecutors in Travis County, who know that he is willing to try cases and earn victories for his clients. He is a friend and a mentor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Directly after law school I worked professionally with David White in 2004 and 2005 while he was a young attorney working for the United States Government. Mr. White is one of the hardest workers that I have ever met. He was able to complete any task that was assigned to him and complete that task by going above and beyond what was asked of him to do. Mr. White was even awarded as being one of the top producing attorneys out of a group of several attorneys that worked in our sector of the U.S. Government. I have had the pleasure of keeping in touch with Mr. White after we worked together in the mid-2000’s. He has kept me informed about his professional career doing criminal defense work in Austin, Texas and from what I have been told by numerous attorneys practicing law in the Austin area, Mr. White is a top criminal defense attorney. As a fellow Texas attorney I endorse Mr. White in all any endeavor that he takes part in. -Dan Cherkassky"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"David and I worked together for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) before he left to start a criminal defense practice. He was an excellent attorney at the SBA and continues to excel in criminal defense. I know this because I've sent my own family members to him."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2013
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Austin Criminal defense Lawyer David Daniel White
David Daniel White
Criminal defense Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation
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