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Perry Quillin Minton

Criminal defense Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   19 reviews

also known as Minton, Bassett, Flores & Collins

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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2008
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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I love the practice of law and I very much enjoy practicing at Minton, Bassett, Flores and Carsey (MBFC).  I have the privilege of practicing with fine attorneys, while working on serious, complex criminal and civil cases.  My father, Roy, my brother, David, and my law partners Rip, John, Sam, Rick, Zooey and Jason - make up an incredible pool of talent to strategize with or build a trial team.    

I also enjoy working with clients to give their criminal or family law issues a positive outcome.  Most legal problems can be worked out between the parties, but there are some that cannot - and therefore must be tried to a judge or jury.  

Our firm is ready to do what it takes in either circumstance.   


Client's Choice 2017,2012
Client's Choice
2017 2012

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Client's Choice 2017
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in the US
Perry Minton is the best attorney around! He has the best team and hires the best people to work on every aspect of your case. Perry also has the best reputation not only in Austin, but in the state of Texas. I was indicted on intoxication manslaughter and failure to stop and render aide. We were forced to take my case to trial and Perry went above and beyond with everything. The team he hired was top notch and exceeded everything. He helped the jury to see who I really was and that this was a complete accident. I was found not guilty on both charges. I was facing up to 40 years in prison. He truly is an amazing attorney and just an amazing person in general that really cares about you. You will be in THE BEST hands with Perry.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2017
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Winning the Uphill Battle
We searched high and low for the best family lawyer in Austin because we (my husband and I) were seeking primary custody of his pre-teen daughter who lived with her mother. Apparently taking a daughter from her mother is not easily done. In order to have a case, we had to prove that our home was "substantially" better for the child. This child had lived with her mother for her entire life (1 month shy of 13 years). During discovery we found little physical evidence to put against this mother who was verbally and physically abusive to the child and who lived with hostile men. There was so much he said she said. Nonetheless, Perry pressed on building our case and subpoenaed the hostile now ex-boyfriends. Perry's expert examining and cross examining skills made all the hostile witnesses' testimonies actually work to our advantage. No witnesses were on our side. Through Perry's commanding presence in the court room and his mad sleuth skills, he built a fantastic case and we were granted primary custody. Perry is our hero. We couldn't recommend him enough.
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Posted by Pat | May 20, 2022
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Best attorney Ever !!
Ditto to all the great reviews !! He is all those things and much more!! Incredible attorney !! Our case was overwhelming and he took care of us! We were not offered a plea bargain, straight to trial. Two felonies manslaughter and negligent homicide. A car accident that was truly a tragic accident but charges were filed anyway. It is true Perry brings in highly experienced people on his team. These things can be so complicated. In court Perry was exceptional. He knows when to be humble, but never intimated, and when he needed to be fierce he was!! Three day trial with not guilty on both charges!! (The jury took Under 30 minutes to decided) We are forever grateful ! Still our friend today !
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Posted by Debi | August 30, 2019
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The Best Lawyer in Austin
In despair I called his office at 5:15 on a week night 3 days before my daughters 1st court appearance. I received a call back at 9:00 pm from Mr. Minton. He put me at ease immediately and told me he would help us. By the time we went in to our consultation the 1st court date had been reset and he handled everything from there. This man was my Angel. I had never needed a lawyer for anything much less my teen child. He worked with us when no one else would return calls and the court appointed attorneys couldn’t help us. I would recommend Mr Minton to everyone.
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2019
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Don’t settle for less
When up charged with a burglary of a habitation, felony 2, I turned to Perry Minton for legal counsel. He was very quick to obtain the charge info and officer notes and immediately shared his thoughts on how to facilitate the best defense for me. He was very transparent that dismissal was the stretch goal and that it would take significant work and many pieces would be required to align to make this happen. From our first meeting I knew he was professional, persistent, deliberate, genuine and knowledgeable of the law and also the DAs office as he had worked hard to build a strong working relationship so that he could better support his clients. Perry’s ability to know the pulse of a case including defendants, lawyers and judges helped with setting up a face to face with the victims, per DA approval, which eventually lead to a dismissal. I cannot thank him and his office enough for the support they provided me as well as my family and would highly recommend Perry for all criminal matters if you want to best shot at beating your case as he did for me. His worth and value he provides for his clients is far greater than the cost of his services.
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2017
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Blessed to have had Perry on my case!
I was referred to Perry Minton and his team by a close friend. Our Family Custody Jury Trail was very complex and sensitive. We fought long and hard for our move case outcome and we won. All jurors agreed with our side and Perry couldn't have done a better job than to show the jurors the truth. He not only was my attorney but very quickly became a dear friend who not only cared for my best interest but the best interest in my son. He truly fights fair, no matter how crooked the other side gets. His heart and soul shows up in the court room each and every time and his staff operates in the same fashion. Very lucky to have an amazing attorney on my side.
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Posted by Kavi | August 17, 2017
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Great man and an exceptional lawyer
After talking to many different lawyers I met with attorney Perry Minton who was recommended to me by someone who has done his homework before retaining him for his own case. Mr.Minton took the time to listen to my case and immediately made me feel like I was in good hands. He and his legal staff were diligent in organizing all the information and facts and in submitting all of the documents on time. Mr.Minton’s professionalism, knowledge and dedication were most appreciated. He and his team always had the best interest in mind. It is amazing to have a lawyer who is compassionate who listens when necessary and takes actions as needed. Mr.Minton was able to find a lot of details during the discovery process. He was an expert in cross examination and made his presence known in the court room. The divorce process took two years which resulted in a jury trial. Mr.Minton and his team was always there through this time and yes of course we won. If you are looking for an attorney that will treat you right, know the law and will go above and beyond, then Mr.Minton is the person to go to.
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Posted by Matthew | August 10, 2017
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Exceptional Lawyer
Mr. Minton was essential to winning our family law case. We were in a custody battle that resulted in a trial by jury. Up against some adverse testimonies including, but not limited to, an unfavorable Guardian Ad Litem report. Mr. Minton knew exactly what evidence, resources, professionals, and witnesses to conjure for us to win our case. He was very thoughtful and strategic in his counsel. I am so very pleased with not only the outcome of our case but his professionalism, litigation style, pragmatism, ability to communicate, rapport, reliability, understanding, support, experience, and capability. I highly recommend Mr. Minton’s legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2017
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Wouldn't trust my fate with anyone else
Perry turned what could of been a ongoing strife for me into a minor hiccup. He instantly put my worries at ease, and followed through with updates and continued resolutions. Sincerely in much gratitude to Perry and his staff for what they accomplished.
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2017
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Perry's A Good Man
Mr. Minton and I met over 18 mos ago. Out of the gate I believed he had the "can do" spirit, ethics and attitude to lead me through the sometimes fist to cuffed challenges of defending a client through a complex world called the Texas Judicial System. That system has an important job to do, no doubt. Thats why it's a must to hire a man who will crawl in the fighting hole with you. Perry is that man. He promised me a fight and he, hands down no question fought to protect my rights and God willing we were able to protect them. Few cases are cut and dry. He and his team are not afraid to dig in. Their not afraid of much of anything from what I saw. I haven't felt like another guy was dug in the trenches with me and had my back who I had only just met in many years. The decision of who would represent me wasn't immediate... I met with a few before Perry. That said, after meeting Perry, I'd say my decision was made in +\- 5 MINUTES or so. I believed he was legit, we spoke the "same language". I knew I was willing to make the decision to let him take the wheel. My gut was right because he worked like hell to save me, my name and my rights. I never saw doubt in his eyes; he was always ready to get some. He's professional, straight forward, believes in his craft and works incredibly well with whomever he comes in contact with on both sides of the table. If you need an attorney at law, do not sell yourself short. I believe you too will rest easy with Perry and his educated and talented team, especially Mary. She is solid. Hire him and shoot the man straight so he can take care of your matter. He's my friend, not because of the outcome but because he kept his word to me all along and kept me in check.
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Posted by ANTONIO S. | April 21, 2017
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"The real McCoy"
Attorney, Perry is a straight shooter as well as experienced in the field, from the first meeting to present him and he's team my case he was eager to get things going ,he's team invested time studying my case options and came with a strategy to achieve the results that only an experienced lawyer could. he was intense and on target on every single action getting closer to achieve the result Perry and he's team knew would get, if you like football think of him as a linebacker,I am very grateful with Perry and he's team for doing a superb job and going above and beyond to achieve positive and deserving results. Thanks I wish you and your team progressive success in every client yawl represent.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2016
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Intelligent, Thorough, Passionate
I found myself in a dire family situation last year. Mr. Minton took my case head-on, and grasped the nuances of a vast array of family dynamics, in addition to becoming extremely well-versed in the very complicated medical issues surrounding my children. Additionally, my case presented a number of unique jurisdictional issues, which Mr. Minton and his firm handled with aplomb. Something that separates Perry Minton from other lawyers is that he genuinely cares about his clients. He remembers details of one's case that might go under the radar with another, less attentive attorney. He is highly respectful, compassionate, and he defends his clients fervently and intelligently. Mr. Minton has a likable personality and is intelligently aggressive when need be. It is clear that he is well liked and well respected by his colleagues and by the court. Perry Minton instilled confidence in me and in my situation during what was easily one of the darkest moments of my life. I cannot emphasize enough what an excellent advocate Perry Minton is. I was very pleased with the results of his work on my behalf and on behalf of my children. There are moments in the courtroom that I will always remember, as Mr. Minton did such an exemplary job of representing me in court. He is dedicated to defending his client. This is the attorney you want on your side.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2012
Felony Defense Client
The BEST Defense Attorney!!! I had a difficult felony case and Perry saved my life!! He is extremely knowledgeable and very professional. He is confident and most importantly he is honest. He always kept me informed and worked harder on my behalf than anyone I have ever known. If you need legal assistance I recommend you give Perry a call immediately!!
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Posted by Agnes | November 9, 2011
A family Law Attorney extraordinaire
I was referred to the Minton, Burton, Foster and Collins by a girlfriend. I needed an attorney who was professional, vested, had a sound understanding of the law, detailed, direct and empathic. When I called the firm and Mr Perry Q. Minton responded, there was something about the telephone preview consultation that indicated this may be the representation I needed for a very sensitive child custody modification hearing. From our initial face to face meeting through the entire hearing he has been the epitomy of professionalism, assertiveness and knowlege. Mr Minton was very thorough in extracting the facts and details of my case, researching the applicable rule of law, providing legal options and efficiently advising me through the process. Both him and his staff at MBFC contributed to a very successful outcome. No former firm or attorney has treated me with such dignity and respect. He met and exceeded all of my expectations as stated earlier. I am thankful for Mr. Perry who found my story "interesting" and made a decision to take on my case. I highly recommend him for future family law cases.
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Posted by Javier | October 17, 2011
Excellent, a real life saver!!
Perry and his team did an amazing job keeping me informed as to the aspects of my case, working hard to represent my interests and completely take the stress out of a very difficult DWI case in Austin, Texas. I cannot thank him enough and anytime I have friends or family in need, you better believe they get Perry's number from me. Thanks Perry!
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Posted by Lori | October 8, 2011
Brilliant Attorney
Perry Minton was truly a life saver for me at the most difficult time in my life. I was referred to Mr. Minton by a friend and from the time I first met with him I knew that I was in good hands. He takes time and cares about each of his clients. I always knew that he was there for me, guiding me every step of the way. Mr. Minton is an attorney that is honest and completely trustworthy, he is a man with great character who wants the best for all involved (especially the children). I can honestly say that I could not have made it through this time of my life without the support and guidance from Mr. Minton and his wonderful staff. Thank you does not begin to express my gratitude and appreciation for all that this firm has done for me and my children. I have referred several friends to Mr. Minton for a variety of issues and each one has called to tell me how much they love him and how wonderful he is, in my opinion Perry Minton is the best attorney around.
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Posted by juan | January 12, 2011
perry minton
perry minton was very kind and effective in helping me with my case. i am very thankful for his help. and would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2010
A life Saver..........
Perry Minton has to be the hardest working attorney I have ever met in my life. As soon as I hired Perry we went from a complete standstill of over 3 years of time wasted, to fast moving with results around every bend. I never knew that our legal system was only as good as the Talent you hire. I was wrongly accused & charged with a crime that would have landed me in state prison for many years and I was absolutely getting no where with the counsel I retained. I contacted Perry Minton and he really took the reigns, he quickly learned all the details of my case and moved on it. Perry always had updates for me at all times and every step. He also provided me with the knowledge so I could understand what was involved with my case. I had been living in complete fear for almost 3 years prior to hiring Perry, I felt like my life was on a month to month lease, I had 38 court appearances and nothing with my previous attorney. Once I had Perry on my side the fear went away and I started to see hope in the Judicial system. The thing that gave me hope was the Passion that Perry exerted, and also the special care of helping me emotionally through this ordeal. The experience that Perry has if amazing, he grew up in and around the court system all of his life. After a short time I hired Perry, I found myself and my case dismissed. Perry is a good genuine person, he's part of my family now, he saved my family & my life. I thank him dearly.
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Posted by Lauren | April 21, 2010
Great Austin Lawyer
I found myself in need of legal representation and was referred to Perry Minton at Minton, Burton, Foster and Collins. I quickly discovered why he was so highly recommended. After he determined what my particular situation was going to need, everything was explained to me in a way that was clear and easy to understand. Any questions I had were always answered quickly and Mr. Minton made himself available as needed. I never once felt I was on my own. I can say the same for everyone I worked with at his firm. As the process moved forward my options were always explained and recommendations were given to me. I felt prepared and knew what to expect and was always confident Mr. Minton was ready to handle whatever came up. I think in this type of situation it is crucial to trust the person you are counting on to help you. Perry Minton instilled that trust from the very beginning by always being honest and forthcoming. I knew my best interest was the focus and everything that needed to be accomplished was, and it was done with integrity. I walked away from my situation protected and taken care of and it was done without underhanded tricks that just would have made things more expensive and complicated. Mr. Minton's commitment to his clients is authentic and commendable. His expertise and ability are out-shined only by his integrity. I was so thankful to have him on my side while dealing with the most difficult situation I have ever had to. I could not have made a better choice for my attorney.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Minton Burton Bassett and Collins
  • 2008 - 2019
  • Student Attorney
  • University Of Texas Criminal Defense Clinic
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Law Clerk
  • Minton Burton Bassett & Collins
  • 2005 - 2008


  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Texas, Austin
  • Government
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Intoxication Manslaughter; Manslaughter; Failure to Stop and Render Aid
  • Probation
  • DWI
  • Dismissed
  • Family Law Jury Trial
  • Jury verdict in favor of client
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  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Austin Monthly Magazine
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice Award 2017
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Civil Litigations 14th Annual
  • Voir Dire; Juror Elimination
  • 2018
  • State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting
  • Immigration Law for Criminal Defenders
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (10)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Perry has worked hard with at least 5 clients I have sent his way in the past year. Whenever I have a client come to me asking about criminal matters I immediately refer them to Perry Minton."
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Perry Minton is a very professional and effective criminal and family law attorney in the Austin metro area. He is a member of a firm I respect a great deal, and I trust him to represent my friends and family when I make referrals. Perry is compassionate and understanding with clients, and confident in the courtroom--a combination not easy to come by! I recommend him."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have had the joy of working with Perry on the other side of several cases. Perry is professional, courteous and extremely responsive to the needs of his clients. Perry has the ability to meld the intricacies of criminal representation into the complexities of family law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"When I was working at the prosecutor's office, I was opposing counsel against Perry on many cases. I have seen the dedication and hard work he puts towards representing his clients. I highly respect and recommend Perry Minton."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with and against Perry (as co-counsel and as opposing counsel when I was a prosecutor) on many matters. He has the perfect combination of natural talent, charisma, and intelligence that makes him dangerously effective in the courtroom. It is no wonder why clients from all over the U.S. hire Perry when needing representation in Central Texas."
Family Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Perry. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Perry is an excellent lawyer with a fantastic reputation at the courthouse and among his peers. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
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Austin Criminal defense Lawyer Perry Quillin Minton
Perry Quillin Minton
Criminal defense Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation