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Paul Anthony Quinzi

Expungement Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   29 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Paul

Learn Paul’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Expungement
    50%
    Expunction and nondisclosure, expungement of criminal records, sealing deferred adjudication.

    20 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    40%
    Possession of marijuana, drugs and general criminal defense.

    20 years, 1,000 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%
    I am a former Travis County prosecutor, and have handled hundreds of these cases, from both sides of the aisle.

    20 years, 1,000 cases

I do the work I do because I believe in the presumption of innocence.  If you have not been found guilty in a court of law, you should not be treated like a criminal based on unfounded allegations by the government.  I focus primarily on helping people seal or destroy their arest records through the processes of expunction (or "expungement") and nondisclosure.

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Location

Law Office of Paul Quinzi, PLLC
707 W 10th St
2nd floor
Austin, TX, 78701-2033

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Cathy | January 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true Ally
Mr. Quinzi was trustworthy, very professional, excellent communicator, and followed up with all the questions that we had. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Anissa | November 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Paul Quinzi IS a Blessing!!
Mr. Paul Quinzi is beyond an amazing attorney. Not only is he kind and understanding but so very knowledgeable in his field. I needed an expungement for past mistakes that I felt I could never truly put behind me. When I spoke with Paul about this he was so incredibly kind and helpful. I cannot stress that enough. I felt like I could actually finally put my past behind me and move forward with my future. Paul has been such a blessing and I will always remember him for what he has done for me and my life. It is so hard sometimes to escape your own thoughts from mistakes you have made in life and Paul helped me with that. This part of my journey was to genuinely heal and forgive myself and I am so blessed to say that Paul was a HUGE role in that as well. Paul is a good man first and foremost and I hope this review helps determine your decision in choosing him as a lawyer. Mr. Quinzi, THANK YOU sir I can finally breathe again!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
5 STAR ATTORNEY
I was researching expungement attorneys here in Austin and discovered Paul Quinzi. After reading the reviews, I reached out and we set up an appointment to get things started. Paul was nonjudgmental, trustworthy, and highly professional. I am very glad I chose to hire Paul to expunge and old sore from years ago. If you are looking for an attorney who will work hard for you and your needs, Paul Quinzi is the Attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best
I had a misdemeanor several years ago. It was really blown out of proportion and hurting my career. My original attorney gave me little hope....only partial expungement. Went to Quinzi....since he teaches law students...let’s just say he knew way more than my hotshot newbie attorney....and reassured me I could get a full expungement! He’s very thorough for an even more reasonable fee than my overly touted first attorney, He saved my reputation. Also, he will return your calls promptly and emails if you have questions. He doesn’t just do his job, take your money and dismiss you. Paul Quinzi knows his stuff! I would go to no other.
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Posted by John | August 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Knew at 12 a good lawyer was nessary
At 12 years of age my parents were dead and it took a good lawyer to keep me and my 3 brothers together. I realized life is unpredictable and with out a good attorney you can get the short end of the stick. Since that time I have had some of the best & the worst. I include Paul to be in the best catagory. He was my attorney when my codefandants were pointing their finger at me. Well just like I knew at 12 a good attorney is a must if you want justice. I don't usually write reviews but it was deserved in this case. Paul is first class.
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Posted by Jordan | August 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend!
I highly recommend Paul Quinzi to anyone seeking legal work. After being told by multiple lawyers that I cannot have something moved off my record Paul was very knowledgeable and helped me do just that very promptly. Because of this I was able to start school in healthcare with no problem! I always get fast replies and quick responses which is very helpful in my case. I will be going back to Paul Quinzi anytime I need legal guidance
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Posted by Mary Ann | August 13, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney, Responsive and Helpful!
Paul is amazingly knowledgeable and experienced in the laws on criminal and civil trespass in Texas. He took the time to listen, ask the right questions, understand my situation, and provide sound advice and assurance. The difference between Paul and other attorneys is he is approachable, and communicates the details of the law in a way I could understand. Just as important, he is friendly, courteous, and easy to talk to. If you need a criminal attorney, with many years of relevant experience, one who will listen and communicate, I highly recommend you consult with Paul.
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Posted by Debbie | July 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Dawg!
I was part of a pack of good folks fighting for justice when I was unjustly arrested for merely being on government property. Paul even beat my police-ride to the jail he was so on top of it :-) Most lawyers don't proactively keep you informed through the process. He does. That's a big deal in lawyer-land (I've worked with a lot in activist realms). He's thoughtful, thorough and a joy to be around. & he got my case dismissed, as all the others, to boot!
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Must be the best in Texas, surely.
Top, top lawyer. Smart, listens when you talk and gets it. Paul went over different strategies and was very frank about potential outcomes. Having spoken with several criminal defense lawyers in Austin, Paul was the only one who could get my case dismissed without me even having to revisit Austin. Paul has excellent communication skills which (I assume) is why he gets "it" so well and excels at his profession in the ways he does. To some, the law is a job, it seems to me that it was more of a vocation to Paul. I'd happily refer anyone to Paul.
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Posted by anonymous | November 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful to work with
Mr. Quinzi was great in every sense. He was kind, professional, prompt and knowledgeable. He took care of my expunction in less than a year, and made sure I was comfortable the entire time. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely fantastic service
I'm very happy that I found Paul Quinzi. He has been absolutely fantastic, friendly, highly knowledgeable, patient, and worked very hard for me. I highly, highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The very definition of professionalism.
I needed legal representation for an expunction that I desperately needed, and found Paul due to the sparkling reviews he'd received. After retaining his services, I am going to add to them without any prompting, because Paul went above and beyond. He listened, outlined exactly what he could and would do, and then did just that. I was highly panicked when the DPS lawyer tried to get the judge to deny my expunction at the last minute, but Paul was able to convince the judge to grant the expunction in spite of their objection. Paul addressed it confidently, and then took care of business efficiently and professionally. He is thorough, honest, easy to talk with, and really made me feel like I had no reason to worry about any lack of efforts or ethic. To boot, in comparing fees for the services provided, he is quite reasonable comparatively speaking, and that is all the more reason to utilize him if the need ever arises. In all, I find Paul Quinzi to be someone I will quickly refer, and I could not be any more satisfied with his legal knowledge, confidence, honesty, and passion for helping his clients. Do not hesitate to contact him, he's more than worth it.
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Posted by Patty | March 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
My son is an honor student in UT Austin. I never thought that he would get a misdemeanor charge of failure to identify. My family was in deep distress. There are thousands of lawyers on the website; I really didn’t know who to choose until I found Paul Quinzi, whom has excellent reviews and works on both expunction and criminal defense. My gut feeling told me he is a good lawyer; however I was still worried because he has so many cases on hand. Does he have time to care about every case, and can he be very approachable? Our experience has proved that my son is very lucky to have Paul as his lawyer. He always returned calls or emails promptly. He kept us informed throughout the whole process. We were always aware where we were on the case and what the next step was. Because of Paul’s knowledgeable, hard work and his efficiency, he got the charge to be dismissed very quickly. After that, we hired him again to work on the expunction, which he also completed extremely quickly. This helped my son see hope and inspired him to study very hard. He got straight A’s last semester! Paul’s work also let our family file our green card application just in time. If we had hired any other lawyer, the case may not have been dismissed and expunged so quickly. Don’t waste time reading reviews for other lawyers, get Paul Quinzi!
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Posted by Kelly | November 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I am a client of Mr. Quinzi, he's worked on my case to expunge my record. I liked best his answering all of my questions. I recommend him.
Posted by Yolanda | October 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wow! Awesome in every way!
I had been wondering why surrounding school districts were not even looking at my application. I got a phone call from Leander ISD telling me that there was a "hit" on my background check that would not let them consider me for employment. WHAT? It happened so long ago. So, even though I've lived in Austin since 1991, I haven't needed any criminal lawyer services. I called Betty Blackwell ('cause I had seen her ads everywhere!) and she turned me down, but recommended Paul Quinzi. I was worried about meeting him. How would he treat someone who had a felony arrest? Guess what? He was pleasant, accommodating, down-to-earth, and friendly. He was also INCREDIBLY knowledgeable and gave me the information that I needed to get through the expungement process - needed paperwork, timetables, agency info and scenarios regarding when this nightmare would be over. He delivered! And even gave me a discount! I highly recommend this professional, very thorough, friendly lawyer. He is the complete opposite of the "evil lawyer" stereotype!
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Posted by Megan | October 8, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Paul was a pleasure to work with. I hired him to handle an expungement for me and he was very efficient and reliable! I needed to get this done in order to get a professional license and I just had my FBI fingerprints done and nothing came up on my background check. I would highly recommend Paul to anyone needing something off their record!
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2015
Hire Paul, you won't be disapointed.
After hiring Paul Quinzi to work on my behalf I can FINALLY say that I felt as if I had someone on my side fighting for me. I needed Paul to correct a situation that should have been resolved differently years ago and he came through for me. Paul answers his own phone and returns calls promptly which I appreciate because I tend to ask a lot of questions. I would highly recommend Paul Quinzi to anyone needing work done for non-disclosure and expungement cases. I should have hired him years ago!
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Posted by Mindy | February 11, 2015
Personable experience with a man who has worked in Travis CO many years
WOW!! Paul was everything i have never experienced with a lawyer before. I could get a hold of him!!! He is as genuine as it comes, able to reach, and also accomodating. He has been around Travis CO for many years, and knows the people he deals with. So thankful for Paul and his hard work.
Posted by Fran | June 24, 2014
A man of integrity
Paul is an attorney that will stand by his word. Prior to Paul, I hired two attorneysfor an expunction, both attorneys took my money and did not complete the process. Paul at our first meeting, was very honest and personable. He is very knowledge of his specialty and gets results. Paul persevered from the beginning of the process until the very end. He is like no other attorney in Austin, and is truly a man of integrity. Paul is the best attorney that Austin has to offer. There is no one like him. I highly recommend this man.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2014
Paul Quinzi is an Incredible Attorney
I hired Paul to help with an expunction issue regarding several charges from my youth. Not only was I extremely satisfied with the job that Paul did handling the expunction, I was incredibly impressed by his willingness to take the time to sit down and explain the issues to me - a level of professional engagement that is unfortunately increasingly rare these days. I had several questions about the process, and Paul answered all of them. It was clear not only that he knows the law inside and out, but that he was genuinely interested in obtaining the best possible result for me. I would recommend Paul without reservation.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • Law Office of Paul Quinzi, PLLC
  • 2006 - Present
  • Associate
  • Chambers and Associates
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Assistant County Attorney
  • Travis County Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2004

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • New Mexico State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts Pyschology and Philosophy
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. X.X.
  • Dismissed
  • Ex parte X.X.
  • Expunction granted

Associations

  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Public Interest Award
  • Texas Law Fellowships
  • 2016

Publications

  • TCDLA 26th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course
  • Expunction and Nondisclosure
  • 2013
  • 25th Annual Advanced Administrative Law Seminar
  • Nondisclosure
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • TCDLA 26th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course
  • Expunction and Nondisclosure
  • 2013
  • ACDLA Membership Meeting
  • Expunction and Nondisclosure
  • 2013
  • ACDLA Monthly meeting
  • Expunction and Nondisclosure
  • 2012
  • UT School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Practicing Criminal Defense
  • 2011
  • ACDLA Lunch Seminar
  • Advertising for New Lawyers
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (15)
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Expungement Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is the absolute guru when it comes to criminal records, and incredibly helpful to those of us coming up through the ranks. I would and will recommend him to anyone asking for help. He understands the process of expunctions and nondisclosures like few others, understands the theory behind it, and will work tirelessly to help his clients."
Expungement Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. When it comes to expungement of criminal records, Paul is the guru, the master. His knowledge in this complex area where criminal and civil law intersect is simply impressive, and I could not more highly recommend him for expungement matters."
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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is an expunction expert and also very capable of handing any other criminal matter. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul Quinzi is an excellent attorney who cares about his clients and works hard to provide the best representation possible. He is extremely knowledgeable, particularly when it comes to expunctions as evidenced by the fact that he is the person other attorneys turn to for answers in that extremely confusing area of law. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul Quinzi is one of the foremost experts on expunction law in Austin. He is a sought after speaker at continuing legal education seminars on the topic of expunction law. In addition to his legal acumen, Paul is a very nice, articulate, hard-working lawyer and a zealous advocate for his clients. I enthusiastically endorse Paul Quinzi."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally seen Paul represent clients at the courthouse and he does an excellent job. I have heard clients say very good things about his representation. I would use him for any matter relating to criminal law and especially expunction of criminal records. He has dedicated himself to his area of the law and it shows. He knows this area backwards and forwards."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Quinzi has an encyclopedic knowledge of Texas expunction law and is the go-to attorney for this matter. I had the pleasure of working with him (opposing counsel) as a prosecutor with the City of Austin. I highly recommend him as a criminal defense attorney. His clients are always well-served."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He is diligent, truly cares for his clients, and has a reputation for being well-prepared and ready to fight to get the best result possible. He and I have worked together on legal matters, and I recommend him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Quality Attorney who yields great results (which I've seen firsthand in Court)."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a smart, hard-working lawyer who really takes care of his clients. He is also the area expert on expunction law - the go-to guy when it's time to clear your criminal record!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the extreme pleasure of introducing Paul as an attorney who I have worked with on cases that are difficult, interesting and tough. Paul has an amazing ability to grasp the "real issues" and effectively advocate for his client. His ability to "step into the shoes" of those he represents and his unique ability to "frame the story" so that everyone understands his client allows a level of personal representation his clients will feel good about. There is no judgment, no exclusion and only acceptance of his client no matter what. I recommend Paul as a lawyer who cares, knows the law and is not afraid to get to the heart of the story. Paul J. Smith"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is an excellent criminal lawyer and one of the top local attorneys on expunction law (getting your record cleared). He also cares about his clients. This is someone worth contacting if you get in a jam."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a very smart and very resourceful criminal defense lawyer. He stays on top of the law, and is considered an expert on expunctions. I have consulted with him on expunction matters many times, and he has always been very helpful and right on target. Paul is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer, and a very nice guy as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul has taken the time and energy to become knowledgeable about expunction law, a very technical area of the law, that is always changing. He's generous with his knowledge and expertise."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is the go to guy at the courthouse on any, and all, expunction questions as well a fine criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is an excellent lawyer. He's sharp, diligent, and genuinely cares about his clients. He has a great reputation at the courthouse and among his peers. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is very knowledgeable about expunctions and has graciously taken the time to share his expertise with lawyers new to this area."
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