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Jason Speer English

DUI and DWI Attorney at Austin, TX

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Jason English grew up in his dad’s personal injury law practice in Tarrant County, graduated from Texas A&M before getting his law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law.  Initially he worked in his father’s firm on personal injury, wills and probate, as well as, family law cases.  Soon thereafter he took his father’s advice and worked for the District Attorney’s Office to obtain trial expertise.  Jason English was an Assistant District Attorney with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office in Austin, Texas from 2007-2017.  The Travis County District Attorney’s Office has jurisdiction over felony offenses.  Mr. English was a prosecutor in Texas 2002-2017, working at the Cameron County Criminal District Attorney’s Office in Brownsville, TX and at the Hays County District Attorney’s Office in San Marcos, Texas.  Upon joining Travis County District Attorney’s Office in 2007, Mr. English was assigned to various courts before being assigned to the Special Prosecution Division’s Public Integrity Unit handling white collar crimes committed against state agencies or crimes committed by state officials.  Mr. English had been the Strategic Prosecution Unit’s Community Prosecutor working as the liaison between the DA’s Office, Austin Police Department, and the community.  During this time he was assigned to address special issues or top offenders affecting the community, as well as, advising the Austin Police Department regarding felony cases and sting operations.  The work included various initiatives such as an enhanced prosecution initiative, as well as, implementing a Drug Market Initiative following the High Point, North Carolina Model.   Prior to leaving prosecution, he had been over various diversion programs for the Travis County District Attorney’s Office, specifically handling the Mental Health Docket and the Veterans Court.  After 15 great years as a prosecutor, he has returned full circle to handling personal injury, will and probate cases, as well as, practicing criminal defense.  He counts his father’s sage advice for getting years of courtroom experience that translates well for his clients.   

 

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Licensed for 21 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2001
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Jason

Jason S. English Law, PLLC
505 West 12th, Suite 200 C
Austin, TX, 78701

Reviews

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Posted by Taryn | February 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney Experience!
I'm not one to refer or recommend anyone but will say 100% best experience I have with any type of attorney and highly recommend him! He was always available or called back within minutes. He was able to do what other attorneys told me wasn't possible for a reasonable price. Definitely keeping his # and will refer to anyone needing representation.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2022
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Extraordinary Attorney!
Jason is not only excellent, but he is also exceptional. Never have I experienced someone who went out of his way to ensure I was doing well. He followed up with me often and guided me through every step of the way. After consulting with several attorneys prior to reaching out to Jason, I felt hopeless regarding a bleak future. He changed my thinking. He worked hard for me, and my case was resolved quickly with a much brighter future. I will always be grateful for his kindness, guidance, and expertise.
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Posted by Ashley | November 6, 2021
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Excellent Service!!!
Jason English is an excellent lawyer! I was arrested for an assault charge that I did not commit and he got my charge Dismissed!!! Having an assault charge would have negatively impacted my life forever. Since Jason was able to get my charge dismissed, I am now free of the anxiety of having this charge hanging over my head for the rest of my life. I highly recommend Jason English. Jason had me do my homework up front so that I when it came to face the prosecutor, he would everything in hand ready to go. I didn't even have to talk to the prosecutor or the judge, which also gave me HUGE anxiety. Jason was able to talk to them privately and get my case dismissed. Jason has changed my world for the better. He is very understanding and was able to put me at ease through the whole process. I am so glad that Jason English was my lawyer!!! Thank you so much!!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2021
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Amazing!
After arriving from another state to Texas, my daughter unfortunately got into trouble with the law. Although I thought it was only a minor offense, by law, it could have had significant future implications. This was concerning so I called friends and colleagues for help finding a great attorney and was referred to Mr. Jason English in Austin Texas Although my daughter’s case was fairly minor, that did not stop Mr. English from taking professional action immediately. He proactively told her what needed to be done in an attempt to get her charges reduced or dropped and checked with us frequently to make sure she was completing her preemptive goals. Mr. English impressed me by how organized he was with his approach to her legal problem and eventually, to my excitement the charge was dismissed, which was the best outcome possible. Although the charge was not severe, as noted, it still could have resulted in implications with her future career and I was quite relieved by the outcome. During this process, Mr. English always answered our questions thoughtfully and quickly. He always was sincere and never made us feel trivial. The fee paid to Mr. English for his services was more than fair. I would recommend Mr. English for legal services without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2021
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Great attorney!
Jason was referred to me by a mutual friend who is also an attorney which told me his peers think highly of him. He helped my son get his case dismissed from a “poor decision” he made his freshman year in college. Communication was great. He kept us informed throughout the entire process.
Posted by Tanya | July 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
DWI Case
I was charged with DWI in January of 2019. When I was looking for a lawyer, I had never been in trouble with the law my whole life. When I called Jason's office, he directed me immediately as to what the next steps were in the process, how much it was to retain his services, and guided me until my first court date. I was scared, embarrassed, and really didn't know what I was doing and Jason took care of everything. My case took 10 months from start to finish and Jason was by my side the entire time. He worked hard to plead my case from a Class A down to a Class B and no probation. I was shocked. I really thought I was going to get handed "the book" because of my alcohol content level. There aren't enough words to express my gratitude to Jason. Everything was handled and I will be forever grateful. I would recommend Jason to anyone with legal troubles. He's very well known and respected by the judges and the court system.
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Posted by John | July 10, 2020
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Best person for the job!!!
I couldn't have asked for better help/service from Jason. He is professional and a caring person.. turned a horrible situation for me into a tolerable one, and with the best outcome possible...all charges were dropped!! It doesn't get any better than that. If you need help with a DUI/DWI case.. this is your attorney!!
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Dismissed!!!!
After learning that my 18 yr. old son had been arrested for assault, I contacted Jason English and explained the circumstances. Being new to the justice system I was concerned. I was initially upset and very intimidated by the actions taken by local law enforcement to issue a warrant built entirely on hearsay. I was explained very sufficiently what the next steps would be and that for the most part it would be a waiting game. Jason was quick to respond to my questions either by phone or email. I never felt like I was trying to hunt him down. I will say the initial retainer was hard to swallow, but he worked with me on a payment plan and I was able to pay the remainder out in a reasonable amount of time. I recommend Jason English to any one that is looking for criminal defense. Although I hope to not ever need his services again, I'm glad I went with him and had the outcome that we did.
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Posted by Michael | November 26, 2019
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Jason english DWI/ michael
I consulted with many different DWI lawyers before Jason English. Jason dropped my obviously guilty DWI case down to obstruction of a highway in 6 months! Jason didn't waste time and got exactly what we BOTH wanted. He told me what would and did happen from beginning to end.
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I was referred to Jason by a family friend of mine when expressing a need for a Criminal Defense lawyer in Williamson County, specifically Georgetown. I would like to start off by saying that he was very professional, but more importantly he was helpful. I have never had any previous issues with law enforcement so I was ignorant about a lot of the processes. Jason answered all of my questions and exceeded all expectations throughout my case. He was patient and methodical about my options, and was able to get me into a Pre-Trial Intervention Program to avoid the charge I was facing. I would absolutely recommend Jason to anyone in the Austin area that is in need of a lawyer.
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Posted by Jaime | August 27, 2019
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Great and Caring Lawyer
When I got into trouble Jason helped me get out of the situation I was in. He guided me through the steps I needed to take to get out of that situation. He showed that he cared and he was always on top of it. His work ethic is amazing and I was really impressed. Phenomenal lawyer. I definitely recommend him.
Posted by anna | August 20, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Review
My lawyer communicated very well with me, worked with my schedule, and got my criminal case solved in our favor. He was very approachable and professional which made me have more trust in him, responded to my emails within 24 hrs. I really appreciated that he worked with the judge to give me enough time to complete my requirements because he knew I was still working. I really enjoyed working with him and I would totally recommend him.
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Posted by James | April 3, 2019
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James Montgomery
To anyone reading my review. I could not advise you to look any farther for the best lawyer. In my case I had little hope nor any expectation that all charges against me would be dismissed. Even the hope of using what little evidence that the Luling police department unjustly profiled and held me against my will wereunusable due to the arresting officer turning of his body camera and rain obscured the police vehicle camera. Jason put his fullest efforts to getting me the best outcome. I was prepared to accept the DA's plea bargain. Jason advised against it and to my utter disbelief got all charges dismissed.more than being a talented and proficient lawyer. Which in the legal profession is the best you can hope for. He frequently exceeds what more than can be expected. His price never changed. He treated me with respect and kindness. He wasdirecct and understandable in his communication. I felt as if I work is only case. I felt as if there was nothing more important to him then winning my case. I only felt that I had hired the best lawyer I possibly could and when my expectations lower then his expectations he gave me the gift of freedom. With all sincerity I could not recommend more highly any other lawyer than Jason English. If you want peace of mind if you want to know that you are being represented the fullest that you can be that there's no middle ground or settling for less than is possible. Then you should look no farther then Jason to defend you and your freedom and that is the truth.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2019
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Criminal Defense Case
Jason English did an excellent job with my Criminal Defense case, here in Austin, Tx. He seemed to genuinely care about me as an individual & I was astonished at the amount of time he invested in our case. I also enjoyed his constant communication throughout as-well. I can guarantee that he will try his best to bring favorable results to any client he works in a timely manner.
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Posted by Bryon | March 5, 2019
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Great Attorney
If your in need of an attorney, Mr. English is your man. I believe that I could not have had a better attorney represent me.
Posted by Angela | October 29, 2018
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DWI Lawyer
I'm am ill. I have a rare medical condition that was undiagnosed until summer of 2017. I was under the advisement of my physicians while finding out more about my health issues which caused me to have a depth perception issue (without my knowledge) when I was stopped and arrested for a DWI. I don't drink or use drugs. I take medication only as prescribed by my doctor. My case stalled. For some reason, I was a dropped ball in the legal cracks. Over a year had passed and my family and I were needing to move out of state, in stepped Jason English. Mr. English took my case and fought for me. He was able to get the Prosecutor to understand that I am a responsible adult that was only a victim of health matters. My charges were reduced to a traffic ticket. Thanks to Mr. English's hard work, I am able to put this horrible chapter behind me. I wholeheartedly recommend him for your legal needs.
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Posted by Travis | September 8, 2018
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The best decision i ever made!! Hands down.
Mr. Jason English is a hard working, motivated attorney that truly has his clients best interest at heart. I was accused and arrested for assault family violence twice this year. I was in a toxic relationship and the other party lied to police to have me arrested because she was simply mad. These cases would have effected child custody in custody court, finding a place to live, my career and so much more. Immediately after hiring Mr. English he was able to get one case dismissed. The second case the da wanted 2 years probation and i wouldve had an assault family violence on my record. Mr. English did not stop there. He fought for a second dismissal. Through his efforts and hard work he persevered and acheived just that. Mr.English helped me through the process explaining everything throughout in a professional manner and fought to prove my innocence. If your reading this review, look no further. Choose English&Hernandez to represent you. Thankyou Mr.English for all your hard work!!!
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Posted by Gil | September 4, 2018
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Mr. Gil Morin
Mr. Jason English provided all the information that was needed for my court appearance. Extremely knowledgeable in law. He is responded in a very timely manner when contacting him either via email or by phone. He above and beyond with assisting on retrieving my cash bond money. I would strongly recommend him as he is in the top of his class.
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Posted by Leslie | July 19, 2018
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Professional/Competent
My grandson was issued a citation at school. I hired Mr. English to handle my grandson's case because he had the expertise and experience in the area involved. He was very responsive to my questions. Mr. English encouraged my grandson to be proactive in his defense. Mr. English collected all documentation he needed and was able to get my grandson's case dismissed. I highly recommend Mr. English as a defense attorney.
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Posted by Nick | June 20, 2018
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Took great care of my issue
Jason English showed experience, depth of knowledge, and dedication while handling my case. He took great care to keep me informed and walk me through all of my options. He achieved an outcome even better than I expected. I'd recommend Mr. English to anyone wants to feel valued and wants their case to feel like a priority.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hernandez and English, LLP
  • 2017 - Present
  • Founder and Partner
  • Jason S. English Law PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Travis County District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2017
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Hays County District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Cameron County District Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Universidad Panamericana
  • 2000
  • Texas A&M University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Associations

  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Hays County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Sheepdog Award
  • 5th Street Community
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Drug Market Initiative
  • Implementing HiPoint Model of the Drug Market Initiative
  • 2014
  • Hays County Sheriff's Department Citizen Police Academy
  • Criminal Law
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

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Given (27)
Endorse Jason
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason English is a fantastic attorney. He fights for his clients and has a great reputation in the Austin legal community. I endorse him."
Personal injury Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I'm lucky enough to office in the same building as Jason. He's one of the few lawyers I turn to when I have legal questions, and he's always ready with great advice and guidance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jason for several years. He is an extremely hard working attorney who works tirelessly for his clients. He is always prepared and ready to defend his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jason for many years. He is an excellent attorney. He worked many years at the DAs office and as an adversary he was professional and fair throughout any cases he handled. I feel lucky that he has made the switch to now representing People accused of crimes. His knowledge of the law, the prosecutors and the judges in our courts is hard to beat. I endorse him and recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known and worked with Jason English for more than a decade. As colleagues in the District Attorney's Office and then as attorneys in private practice, I've had the opportunity to work with Mr. English on many occasions. He is one of the best attorneys in Central Texas. He is knowledgable, experienced, and hardworking. I would trust any client with Mr. English. His results are exemplary and he a role model in the criminal defense bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jason is a smart, talented litigator. Prosecutors fear his skills!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. English is an intelligent, thoughtful and dedicated attorney. I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jason is a thoughtful and conscientious attorney. His years of experience in prosecution will be a strong asset in the defense of criminal charges. He's also very approachable, easy to talk to, and well-liked by everyone in the courthouse."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jason is a smart lawyer that has an expert knowledge of Travis County courts. He is someone you should call if you need a lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is an outstanding attorney. I've known him almost as long as I've been practicing and can attest to his work ethic, knowledge of the law and respect in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jason is a smart and thoughtful advocate. His advise is concise and direct. He is zealous in his representation of clients and just the person you want standing next to you in court."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've seen him in trial and he's well prepared, tough, and smart."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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