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Jeffery Charles King

Criminal defense Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   46 reviews
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2020

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The Law Office of Jeffery King PLLC is a family oriented firm dedicated to helping you take care of your family. Our compassionate and dedicated team knows the value of an aggressive defense and we will never judge you or your situation. It is our job to protect your rights and your freedom and we take this very seriously.

With over 20 years of professional experience and 10 years of service in the Marine Corps, Dallas criminal defense attorney Jeff King has the insight and experience to get results for your complex federal, state, or military criminal offense. Jeff has handled almost every type of federal, state, and military criminal case. And our team has overseen thousands of cases won or dismissed.

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Jeffery Charles King
1000 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX, 78701

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Posted by Charles | August 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
NOT GUILTY! JEFF IS THE MAN!!
Not guilty! My case started pre-covid…so several years ago. Jeff never gave up on me and promised we’d have our day in court. Last week after 8 days of trial, the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY! Let Jeff do for you what he did for me! I really enjoyed watching him do his thing in court…he’s the master!
Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Looking for a good honest lawyer...HIRE HIM!
PAY ATTENTION!!!!! I reached out to King because he had good reviews. He literally was the first & only lawyer I reached out to (also the 1st one that popped up..lol) thank GOD! We payed him a consult Fee due to how far he had to travel but ended up not needing to hire him because the case was dismissed. What I will say is that he was very easy to communicate with and always responded to my txt and calls. Although he did not represent us I trust and believe that he would have been the BEST choice.
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Response from Jeffery King March 13, 2019
Thank you for your kind words; it means a lot to me. I am so glad that his case was dismissed--it was absolutely the right outcome. Best of luck to both of you!
Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A++++ Attorney!
Mr. King is a stellar attorney!! I consulted Jeff when I was made to show cause for false official statement and fraternization and was immediately impressed by him. He came highly recommended by a friend who also trusted and was let down by the system, but Jeff proved she was NOT guilty at a Court Martial. Jeff is very methodical, professional, thorough, very well spoken and has a presence that is unmatched. He owned the room at my Board of Inquiry with his calm, yet powerful demeanor and I saw how impressed the Board was by him from the start. His military legal experience has WELL prepared him to defend military members. I am a Mustang Naval Officer with a 23 year career that has been nothing less than honorable and I had been wronged by a system I have trusted my entire career. My only regret was that I did not hire Jeff prior to my NJP. I am confident if I had I never would had to face a show cause proceeding. If you are also being treated as guilty until proven guilty as I was, DO NOT hesitate! Jeff will tirelessly work to make them hear you! Jeff King is well worth your investment and he WILL protect the career you have put blood, sweat, and tears into! My Board unanimaously overturned the false official statement and voted to retain. I am extremely happy with the results and now have the closure I needed. I can now honorably retire!
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Response from Jeffery King March 13, 2019
This review means the world to me because this case was very important to me. You said it best: your career was nothing short of honorable and you were treated unfairly by the system. That came out at your hearing and am confident you will continue to be an asset to the armed services. Thank you for having the courage to stand up for yourself!
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Posted by Christina | September 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in DFW!
This review is so important to me because there aren't enough words to describe how truly grateful I am for Jeff King's representation. I had received a legal notice where I was wrongly accused and was in obvious shock, panic, and distress. I had contacted a few law offices prior to finding Jeff King Law online and can honestly say you will not find an attorney in the DFW area with the same level of experience, compassion, dedication, and professionalism. The minute I spoke to Jeff & Jaclyn, I immediately felt 100% comfortable discussing my case. Jaclyn literally calmed me down as I frantically explained my situation, and Jeff returned my call within minutes. They are an amazing team and made me feel supported and treated me with dignity during my humiliating accusation. Jeff's feedback and advice is very direct, honest and, (unlike the previous attorneys I had spoken to in DFW), not condescending. He explained my rights and the law in layman's terms and he and Jaclyn were always available to help answer any questions/concerns. Jeff King helped me through one of the most horrible experiences and I know for a fact that I would not have received the same level of representation. I am so grateful and cannot thank you enough!
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Response from Jeffery King March 13, 2019
Christina, thank you. Very kind words from a very deserving client. Jaclyn and I both enjoyed getting to know you.
Posted by Brian | January 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super GREAT Attorney!
I hired Jeff on two criminal charges I had. I was facing up to 10 years on one case and up to 2 years on the other case. I had a previous lawyer before Jeff that would not communicate with me and was just looking for me to take a plea that I wasn’t satisfied with that would have me do jail time. I searched the internet for a attorney that i felt really had my best interest first and I got in touch with Jeff and from the moment we first spoke I felt a sense of security with him, he was the most patient attorney that I’ve ever had. He would always return my calls and take the time to listen to me. He got the best result for my circumstances that I could’ve asked for! He was ready to go to trial without hesitation! You can’t put a price on freedom nor can you put your freedom in the hands of just any attorney! I can’t Thank him enough for giving me my life back and making sure I stayed a free man! Thank you so much Jeff! I wouldn’t recommend any other attorney but Jeff if you’re looking for an attorney that is going to fight for you and be there whenever you need him! Call Jeff
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Response from Jeffery King May 9, 2018
I am very glad we were able to get a great result for a caring and honorable man like Brian. He stared down the government was determined not to take the easy way out. It was truly my pleasure to represent you, Brian.
Posted by Gary | December 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
Mr. King and his staff are outstanding. Never did I feel uncomfortable in his office and Mr. King's ability to make you feel like you are his only client is remarkable. I truly thank him and his staff for helping me and my family!
Response from Jeffery King May 9, 2018
Gary, it was my pleasure to represent you and get to know you. I am overwhelmed that we could get a great result for you and even more so by your kind words. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best in the DFW
First time my family and I had to hire a lawyer to fight for my brother inocents. It was a long process for us but my brother came out right before the holidays just like he promised us. Really grateful to have someone like Mr. King in our side. I Recommend him to anyone!
Response from Jeffery King May 9, 2018
Your brother is a good person and deserves only the best in life. I very much enjoyed getting to him and the rest of your family. I am very happy that he can continue on his path to having a great life. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt and Personable Consultation
I contacted Jeff for a consultation on some potential legal trouble. He was personable and patient as he listened to and addressed my concerns. Although I'm not in need of his services at this moment, I would not hesitate to call him should the need arise.
Response from Jeffery King November 15, 2017
Very much appreciated as that is my goal with every consultation. I sincerely hope you never need my services but, if you do, call anytime.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Call Jeff King~ the best thing I did when arrested!
I was under incitement for three counts of Federal crimes. I was arrested, thrown in jail, and scared. I was facing serious time. I did what you’re doing. I started searching for a lawyer. It seems most have good reviews. But when you’re looking at Federal prison time, a lot of it. One is concerned if the reviews are true. Should I put my life in this lawyers hands? Jeff King reviewed my case and determined he could help. And help he did!! When the prosecutor attempted to intimidate me, the US Marine came out of Jeff. It seems the Counselor isn’t afraid of a fight ! After 18 months of back and forth documents and visits to the Federal prosecutors office, even my arrest will expunged from my record. This is a real review, from a real client. Jeff is a serious lawyer. And he’s not afraid to go before the bench and do what Marines do. Fight ! If you’re in deep legal problems, you need a lawyer that is fully ready to take on the prosecutor. I highly recommend to make the call. I’m VERY glad I did!
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Response from Jeffery King May 9, 2018
Complete victory in federal court is very hard to come by. Luckily, I had an honorable client who had the courage to stand up to the federal government and it's brutal tactics. It was my honor to bring this victory home with us, sir.
Posted by Alexis | July 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely recommend this attorney!
I hired Jeffrey King on short notice, as my case was about to be set for trial, and I am so glad I did! I had been looking for a new attorney for 2 days straight. My previous attorney had not been working in my favor at all and seemed as though he was working more for the Prosecutor on my case than for me. Mr. King was very prompt and thorough in responding back to my inquiry, as well as, charging me a fee that wasn't outrageous! I had been charged w/ Failure to Report Child Abuse, a Class B Misdemeanor, out of Kaufman County. My case had been pending for over 2 yrs and I was more than ready to get it handled, but with positive results of course! The State had no evidence what so ever, but still would not budge about dropping my case. I was offered a pretrial diversion program at the time I was seeking new counsel and I was pretty adamant about NOT wanting to take any type of agreement. I wanted to maintain my innocence and to me that agreement would of signified that I was admitting to being guilty of the offense I was being charged with. Mr. King thoroughly explained on more than one occasion, the pro's and con's of taking that sort of agreement. And each time, he always reassured me that he would do whatever I decided. And if that was to take it to trial than he was most definitely ready, since that was originally what I hired him for. I also had a custody case pending, which would of been affected if I took the agreement. So, he was very understanding of that situation and didn't want me to agree to anything that would hurt that case. Unlike my previous attorney, who kept trying to pressure me into taking the pretrial diversion, even after I confronted him with the known consequences that would follow. Needless to say, the Prosecutor ended up dismissing my case 5 days prior to my trial date! That was such a relief and Mr. King definitely helped make that happen! He was extremely honest, understanding and genuinely seemed as though he cared for me and my family throughout the whole process. I always felt more at ease and confident after discussing my case with him. He helped me stay persistent with my decision to take my case to trial (even w/ the known possibilities of a conviction), and not allow the Prosecutor to bully or scare me into agreeing to anything that would not benefit me. I would highly recommend Jeffrey King to anyone! He is definitely the type of attorney you want in your corner, fighting for you when you are up against the legal system. Thank Mr. King for your services and may God bless you!
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Response from Jeffery King July 19, 2017
Alexis, thank you for the kind words. You deserve all the credit in the world for not backing down! I wish more of those wrongly accused would do the same. Give me a call anytime. Jeff
Posted by The Field Family | April 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST OF THE BEST
I don't even know if I have words sufficient enough to explain our appreciation for what Jeff King has done for my family and I. He was recommended to us to help with a sensitive matter. I know most people think as we used to think "oh all attorneys are just out for money". I am here to say that is intact not true. Jeff truly has his clients BEST interest at heart. He ALWAYS did what he said he was going to do and went above and beyond to make sure we were always comfortable. We hope to never need to hire an attorney in the future BUT if the need arrises he will be the one and only call we make. We are beyond proud of the outcome he provided us with. I will say when you need an attorney he definitely needs to be on your side!! If he can't handle it he will steer you in the right direction!!! Just remember YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.... You want the best HIRE the best!!!! Thank you for everything Jeff!!!
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Response from Jeffery King May 9, 2018
Thank you, Ms. Field! I have to agree--this win felt good! You are kind and generous and never deserved to be roped into this situation. I am very glad I could be by your side during this and will continue to be here should the need arise.
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer!!
I was wrongly convicted in a federal case. Mr. King never gave fake hopes & stood true to his words. He always took time to answer all my questions & I never felt rushed. He is very professional & extremely knowledgeable.He got my case dismissed before the trial & finally I can breathe again.
Response from Jeffery King May 9, 2018
A federal dismissal is indeed rare but, in the case, was the only right outcome. We were ready to take the government on at trial and our preparation paid off. Thank YOU for having the moral courage to stand up to these false accusations and ride all the way to trial. I am very grateful for your kind words.
Posted by Jacek | February 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fight for Retention in the Army
Over a year ago I was falsely accused of an action that threatened my retention as an infantry officer in the Army. Jeff was there for me every step of the way, helping me pull my case together from what seemed like incredibly bleak odds. Although I had several set backs, Jeff was always there to give me advice and develop new courses of action. Finally, Jeff appeared at my show cause board in person, fighting for not only my retention but also a reversal of all of my negative documents. I am proud to say that I was allowed to continue my sevice in the Army as an infantry officer, something that would've been impossible without Jeff's advice and support.
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Response from Jeffery King May 9, 2018
Jacek, thank you for these kind words. It has been a while since I represented a client so deserving of complete vindication. You were the victim of lies and an unfair investigation but you stood your ground. And it didn't hurt that your true character shined bright during your testimony. This win felt good. Thank you and please call if you ever need anything. Jeff
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT JOB
Jeff helped us a lot through out the case. Although my friend got the minimum punishment but still he worked hard. I would definitely seek consultancy and services if ever needed in future.
Posted by Arsalan | October 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friends Case
Jeff did a great job fighting the case. Although our case was very weak but still he put a commendable effort to get our dearest friend minimum possible punishment. Thanks Jeff!
Posted by Sheena Renee Alvarado | October 12, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
EXACTLY WHAT A INNOCENT PARTY NEEDS TO REPRESENT THEM IN COURT!
Let me start off by saying, I spoke with probably 50 plus attorneys/paralegals. I'm not exaggerating either. As soon as Mr. King returned my call I liked how he approached our situation. He's obviously the type of defender that cares about his clients. Not the type that doesn't look at your file 30 min prior to the hearing. Unfortunately we weren't able to retain him for our own personal reasons but I will definitely be referring him to anyone that needs help.
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Posted by Judy Edwards | May 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved from years in prison
Mr. King did an excellent job in representing my son who was faced with serious military charges. I am quite certain that if we did not hire Mr. King my son would be spending quite a number of years in prison. He was very informative and understanding during the entire process and treated us with great respect and dignity. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is currently facing serious charges especially with the military.
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Response from Jeffery King May 19, 2016
Thank you, Judy. It was my pleasure to represent your son and get to known him.
Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So happy we hired Jeff before accepting a plea
Our appointed attorney wasn't advocating for us strongly enough. A week after hiring Jeff, he was in court filing motions and fighting for our son. We were close to taking a plea until Jeff came on the case. He fought it all the way to trial and we couldn't be happier with the results. He was a pit bull when he needed to be, but also showed a lot of compassion for our son.
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Posted by anonymous | May 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING FEDERAL LAWYER!
Can’t say enough about the care that went into my federal case that handled! From day one, he instilled confidence in my case and I really do feel as though a burden had been lifted as soon as I hired Jeff. The FBI was talking 20 years and, thanks to Jeff, I never saw the inside of a jail. If you’re like me and have never been in this kind of trouble before, then nothing is scarier. Jeff brings a level of knowledge and compassion and cared more about my case than I could have expected an attorney to! He was always there when I needed him as well. Put your trust in Jeff as he will NOT let you down!
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Posted by Lester | February 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer. .highly recommend
Jeff is the truth.. he works extremely hard for your case and provides details and anwsers all questions for you and he will travel to meet you. If you are looking for great lawyer get Jeff King hands down
Response from Jeffery King June 13, 2016
Lester, thank you. I am happy that we were able to resolve your case favorably. It was a pleasure getting to know you and please give me a call next time you're in Dallas.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020.

Public Reprimand issued in TX, 2020
updated on 05/13/2020

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Public Reprimand issued in TX, 2019
updated on 01/28/2020

Public reprimand means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The State gives the lawyer a public reprimand in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Jeffery's comment: “This is a regrettable dispute I had with a former client and rather than contest this issue with the Texas Bar, we came to an agreement. This does not reflect the manner in which I represent my clients and I am happy to discuss it openly should you have any questions.”

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • LAW OFFICE OF JEFFERY KING, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Battalion Judge Advocate Fallujah, Iraq
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Senior Defense Counsel Camp Pendleton, California
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Series Commander Recruit Training Regiment MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Prosecutor MCRD Parris Island, South Carolina
  • 2003 - 2005
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Texas A&M University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Indictment for Failure to Register as Sex Offender
  • Case Dismissed
  • FEDERAL INDICTMENT DISMISSED - UTAH
  • FEDERAL INDICTMENT DISMISSED - TEXAS
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyer
  • D Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Military Law
  • 2022
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Representing Veteran Clients
  • 2022

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (25)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Jeff in the past and know that he has the skills and experience necessary to handle the pressure of trial. I would recommend Jeff to anyone seeking a criminal defense attorney in Texas."
Military law Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff King and I have worked in the military defense community for nearly a decade now and you will be hard-pressed to find an advocate who will work harder, smarter, and more passionately than Mr. King. He truly cares for his clients and it shows in his work. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. King's professionalism, ethics, and fair but hard-hitting approach. He's one of the good guys!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff is an excellent lawyer. He is always prepared and a client would be lucky to have him as their lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I wholeheartedly endorse Jeff. Working together this year, I have found Jeff a focused, diligent, and dedicated advocate. Whether I were needing criminal defense or military legal assistance, Jeff would absolutely be on my team."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jeff is a tough, ethical and aggressive attorney. I tried cases against him when he was on active duty and he was a formidable opponent, but always did things in an ethical manner. I highly recommend him."
Military law Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Jeff King for many years. He a talented, smart, tactical, and fearless attorney. I think so highly of him that when he left military service I wished that he moved near me so I could work with him. He has my full enthusiastic endorsement and recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeffrey is a tenacious advocate who goes the extra mile to obtain the best results for his clients. You will be hard pressed to find an attorney who works harder and is more committed to his clients than Jeff King. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I provide Jeff King my highest recommendation. I have had the pleasure to work with Jeff for several years and had a front row to seat to watch him work in the courtroom. Never intimidated, always confident. Always appears to be the most qualified attorney in the room every time he walks into a courtroom. Jeff has handled many complex and high visibility cases. Nothing rattles him. Was a superior Marine Corps officer and is still an outstanding trial attorney. Anyone who hires Jeff will most certainly feel a sense of relief of having Jeff on his side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I chose Jeff King to join my office due to his reputation as an innovative, successful, and highly ethical attorney. This past year working with Jeff has confirmed that reputation and more. He is truly dedicated to his clients, and he applies a great deal of imagination and hard work to achieve success clients. Courts and other attorneys highly respect him due to his upstanding character. He is the attorney to hire if you are in the fight of your life."
Military law Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jeff is capable, confident, and qualified. I strongly endorse him for your Military, Criminal, and Federal needs. I have personally recommended him for clients in need."
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Austin Criminal defense Lawyer Jeffery Charles King
Jeffery Charles King
Criminal defense Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 21 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2020. See details