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Richard Timothy Jones

Criminal defense Attorney at Austin, TX

4.0   45 reviews

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The Law Office of Richard T. Jones is the place for you! When you come to this firm, you can receive the help you need from an Austin criminal defense attorney who is experienced, competent, and ready to fight for you. When you come to this law firm, you can rest assured in the support you can procure from Attorney Richard T. Jones. He received his undergraduate degree from Rice University. He gained experience in computer programming and managing before determining to go to law school. He attended the University of Texas School of Law, where he earned his law degree. Attorney Jones has 20 years of professional experience and is well equipped to take on your case and support you at this time. He understands the serious nature of your charges, and he knows how to fight for you and the resolution that is in your best interests. He has a membership with several well-known organizations, including the Hays County Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas, the Williamson County Bar Association, and the National College for DUI Defense. He also is a Board Member of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and has been authorized to serve in the Western District of Texas for the Federal Court. Attorney Jones has been commended by Avvo and has received an 8.4 Avvo Rating. He has a thorough understanding of criminal law and is well equipped to take on your case and support you at this critical juncture in your life. With so much on the line for your future, you need to act immediately and secure the help your case requires. For more information about the professional services you can receive when you come to this law firm, pick up the phone and contact this law firm without further delay.

Licensed for 30 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1992
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Richard

The Law Office of Richard T. Jones
1004 West Avenue
Austin, TX, 78701

Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
  45 customer reviews
Posted by Cheryl | September 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI
With this lawyer, I'm released in 6-1/2 hours. He always responds to my text, and welcomes my visits. Richard has been my lawyer for 4 years, and I AM keeping him around
Posted by Brad | February 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Richard is an excellent lawyer and handled my case in the most professional fashion. He was meticulous in his understanding of the law and details of my case and was not only helpful just to me, but also to my family members. Of most importance to me other than the outcome of the case - which was favorable by the way - was that his communication lines were *always* open. That is one of the main reasons why you should hire Richard Jones's firm. Excellent Communication - Superb Representation - and Positive Attitude - and Favorable Results!
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Posted by Stephen Shultz | March 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding, Compassionate Attorney
I hired Mr. Jones to represent me for a DWI probation revokation. While that was pending, I was also charged with a bogus felony for Violation of a Protective Order. Mr. Jones was always very professional and showed up for my court dates on time and well prepared. He acted like he truly cared. He's not always available to answer his phone (as he's often in court); however, he is fantastic about answering questions and keeping you informed via text. He never acted like he didn't have time for me. Most importantly, in the end, through his counsel, patience, and relentlessness, my probation was not revoked, and the felony charge was completely dismissed. I sincerely highly recommend Richard Jones!!!!!!
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Posted by Crystal | March 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I hired Richard Jones on our cases
Despite the odds he has kept our probation from being revoked. He is prepared and on time. He has fought hard for us. I would most defiantly recommend him.
Posted by mary kimberly | November 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
awe inspiring
i was referred to Mr. Jones by a good friend of mine who had used Mr. Jones numerous times. I was incarcerated in county jail facing 3 felony failure to appear cases, a new felony and a new misdemeanor; i hired Mr. jones. i spoke with Mr. Jones on the phone and he assured me that he would represent me and during my short stay of incarceration, he vehemently stayed in contact with my support group on the outside. i went to court 45 days later and 3 of my felonys and the misdemeanor were dismissed, my 4th felony was plead out as a misdemeanor, I received 90 days in the county jail and was released that evening. Mr. Jones was INCREDIBLE!!! he walked into the courtroom with such an impressive air of confidence, I was floored. he is the MOST QUALIFIED attorney i have EVER dealt with. only one word describes his legal ability...AWE-INSPIRING!!! need an attorney...Mr. Richard Jones is your man.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth every penny!
We consulted with Mr. Jones on a Wednesday, I was out on bail that Friday. He was able to get me out on a bond when other attorney's couldnt. He didnt waste any time with getting the job done. Nor did he set any unrealistic expectations. I'm very pleased with his services thus far.
Posted by rosalinda rodriguez | November 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HR
Mr.Jones was hired to help my son (EC) on several cases and to get him out of jail more than once. Mr.Jones kept us posted in his case and answered all my questions as best as possible. I recomend him for all your needs you may have. If needed in the future we would hire him again!!!! good lawyer go ahead give him a call and let him help you. Thanks to him my son and my grandkids dad will be out soon and back with us.....in time for the holidays. I know that my son EC and his Wife JN will/are very glad he's comimg home....Thank You so very much Mr.Jones.......
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Posted by Jessica | November 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellant.
Mr. Jones has been a blessing to my family. He took on my husband's cases from two counties and was able to have all charges dismissed with minimal time served. Mr Jones is very professional and curtious. He always responds to our calls or texts in a timely manner and answers all of our questions. He has been more than patient with all our circumstances. I highly recommend him in any case you my need help with.
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Posted by Lisa S. P | November 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Best In Austin , Willismson counties.
Richard was very professional, and really cared about helping me , returned my calls in an orderly fashion, very prompt and professional in the court room, he was very good at explaining to me and calmed me down when I was feeling anxious! He got my case of jail jumping completely dismissed ! EXCELLENT CHOICE OF LAWYER !!!!
Posted by Venicia Davis | October 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney-JRichard T. Jones
Mr. Jones is a friendly professional lawyer with a straight to the point approach to his court cases. There was no fluff or frills, or unrealistic promises. He informed me that he would work hard to get me the best results possible considering the situation, and the evidence presented. I hired Mr. Jones as an Attorney for my grandson who had gotten himself in trouble with law for the first time. My grandson is part of the “persons with disabilities” community, and Mr. Jones was quite comfortable with me questioning him about his amazing experience with working with the disabled community. My grandson trusted him immediately and he was comfortable and impressed with Mr. Jones. It helped calmed many of our family fears. When I got anxious, I would text Mr. Jones and we would have a short meeting over the weekend and discuss the game plan, as needed. Mr. Jones is very busy, but he does find a way to make time if a client needs a face to face instead of texting, or playing phone tag. Even though it was my grandson’s first offense and it was his word against his disgruntled roommate, they wanted to give him 18 months right off of the bat. Mr. Jones was able to plea down the case to get my grandson 9 months with time served counted in Devalle and get into a work program that will knock off 2 months of his sentence once he successfully completes it. My grandson is so very happy and he is almost back to his ole self even though he is still incarcerated. He is excited about getting out of jail soon, and he has his hope back. I am so happy with the professional service that my family received from Mr. Jones. Thank you so very much, Mr. Jones. I would definitely recommend Mr. Richard Jones for your future attorney needs. 10/29/2016 3:11 PM
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Posted by E.Avena | October 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.Jones really good lawyer
We hired Mr.Jones to help my husband on his criminal case and to get him out of jail. Mr.Jones will always keep me posted in his case and will always answer all my questions also will always respond within minutes any day any time i really recomend him for all your needs you may have. I would hire him again if i would need to in the future good lawyer go ahead give him a call and let him help you. Thanks to him know my husband is out of jail and back with me and my kids Thank You Mr.Jones
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Posted by Angel | October 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney I've Ever Had!!!
Richard is an amazing attorney. He was in constant contact with my girlfriend and accepted the payment she could afford to get me released from Del Valle Jail. He got me out on bond that was originally revoked, took over as my attorney for past case as well as most recent one and even got me released a day earlier than planned. He was even late to his karate class that evening due to getting my release papers signed! Has been in great contact with me since being released as well as working with me on future payments to him for his services. I couldn't ask for a better attorney. Thanks Richard, you are God sent.
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Posted by Esther | October 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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My Review
Mr. Jones was hired by my husband for his legal matters. We are satisfied with his services and believe he's doing the best he can for my husbands case. I would recommend hiring him if you need a good lawyer. I hope everything works out for my husband!!
Posted by Reginald Milligan | August 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Richard Jones saves the day
My husband got picked up on 8-1-16 I did all I could that day to get him out but it didn't work.. I contacted Mr. Richard Jones that night he got back to me then next day 8-2-16 told me to meet with him the next day 8-3-16. He didn't ask to may questions he kept in contact with me via text he was prompt and answered all my questions. very nice guy!!! If your in need an attorney Mr. Richard Jones is the guy to see
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Posted by Payton | August 2, 2016
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Happy Camper
If you get yourself in a tight spot. Richard T. Jones is who want on your side. I just got out of jail for a fake twenty dollar bill i didnt even know I had. Turns out its a felony and i had some previous charges in travis county so my situation was not looking very good. Richard T. Jones was able to get me out in less than 24 hours with a PR bond. I
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Posted by Annette | July 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome awesome
Mr Jones Helped me get my ex out of Travis county ,who mind you has an extensive Criminal history. He got him out within 2 days and was very respectful and very, very easy to get a hold of, kept me updated on everything. If you need someone out of jail and well represented Mr Jones is your man!
Posted by Mandy | June 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy...Genuine.."the lawyer to hire"
In speaking with so many lawyers to help my fathee\r with his cases and jail release I honestly started to doubt anyone's ability to get him out and help defend him. When I decided to hire Richard he told me that he "truly wanted to help us out." The next day he was already advising me that my dad would be released so that he could fight his cases from the outside. I am so grateful for his help. He has a wonderful manner and I appreciate his hard work. I know I made the right decision.
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Posted by Michael | October 9, 2015
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Worth ever penny
Richard worked on my case for over two years and has also helped me in some probation violations I had after my case was settled. My probation was nearly revoked but due to Richard's diligence he was able to get me out of my "sticky situation". I would highly recommend Richard to any family members or friends. Richard is great at what he does and has a great grasp on how any great lawyer should treat and handle his cases.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
disregard the negatives reviews.
In short, I would hire him again without hesitation. Today, my case was dismissed and in 6 months the arrest history will be expunged. (will update here, if possible) At length: As a first time offender, the whole process was daunting to say the least. I emailed a number of lawyers the morning following my arrest and within what seemed to be no more than an hour, he contacted me. He was also the only one to respond. In retrospect, I suppose the thing I appreciated most was Mr. Jones' ability to keep my mind at ease. Despite the regrettable fact that I have one of those overactive minds that's always jumping to the worst possible outcome, there was never a point in time that I didn't feel taken care of. Or perhaps even more importantly, I never felt like a nuisance for requesting to have my mind put at ease. The man is experienced and thusly is efficient with his time. If you don't need to be somewhere, he won't ask you to be. It's been my experience that if you try to relax and trust him to orchestrate the process, you'll have a much better experience.
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Posted by Anthony "Rocky" | November 7, 2014
Assigned as Court Appointed Attorney
Mr. Jones was assigned to me as a court appointed attorney. He treated me with respect and dignity as if I were a paying client. He is one of the best in his field. He took my case and worked it as if I were related to him. Mr. Jones is not only a darn good lawyer, but he is a good man. Period. His kindness and generosity will never be forgotten.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Richard T. Jones
  • 1992 - Present
  • Law clerk
  • Office Of The Attorney General Of Texas
  • 1991 - 1992

Education

  • University of Texas
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Rice University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • Meza parole revocation
  • Client continued on parole

Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defenders
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Hays County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (11)
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Unknown Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Richard Jones. I have seen first hand how excellent he is in representing his clients in and out of the courtroom. Richard truly cares about each person he represents. The results he gets for his clients reflect his high level of experience and expertise."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is very professional at all times. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Jones is a knowledgeable lawyer who is generous with his time and expertise. I recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Jones. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this attorney. Very intelligent and very thorough when analyzing legal issues! Compassionate with clients and aggressive with legal issues! 5 STARS!!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Jones is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients. When we refer cases to Texas they go directly to him and if I personally needed a criminal defense attorney, he is the only one I would call."
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