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Rick R Flores

Criminal defense Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   179 reviews

also known as Minton, Bassett, Flores & Carsey, P.C.

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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Rick

Learn Rick’s areas of practice.

RICK FLORES OF MINTON, BASSETT, FLORES & CARSEY WILL FIGHT FOR YOU.

Rick’s practice is focused on defending clients against criminal charges at all levels—felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile.  Prior to joining the firm, Rick worked as a prosecutor with the Travis County Attorney’s Office where he negotiated thousands of criminal cases and was the lead attorney in over 60 trials.  His experience as a prosecutor helps him zealously represent and defend clients throughout Central Texas.

 

Rick also specializes in expunctions and non-disclosures in order to keep a person's record clean and clear of prior criminal indiscretions. If you have ever been arrested or charged with a crime, contact the office to see if you are eligible to have your record expunged or sealed.

 

The attorneys of Minton, Burton, Bassett, & Collins, P.C. approach each case with a strong desire to win and total commitment to the interests of our clients. Each case is prepared as if it is going to trial, though we have the experience and expertise to avoid court when it is in the best interest of the client. When we do go to court, you can rest assured that the attorneys defending your rights have years of experience inside county, state and federal courtrooms.

 

When he’s not in the office or in the courtroom, Rick enjoys watching all Texas sports and playing tennis.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 6 ...

Photos and videos

KXAN news story about Mr. Flores and his client.
Fox7 news story about a Not Guilty verdict on a murder trial.

Location

Minton, Bassett, Flores & Carsey (former Minton Burton)
PARTNER
1100 Guadalupe St
Austin, TX, 78701-2116

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Pat | May 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best criminal defense attorney
Rick Flores was one our attorneys for a criminal case with two felonies. Manslaughter and negligent homicide. His patience, expertise in the court room, and his ability to address the jurors in terms they could understand the law was incredible!! Three day trial with not guilty verdict on both charges. We are so grateful in fact we still keep in touch. He truly is an incredible attorney, advisor, and true friend.
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Posted by Johnny | February 26, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
1st Degree Felony Case Dimissed!
I was charged with a first degree felony and Rick fought for my freedom every step of the way . I can call him a friend , father and a brother. He told me the first day I got out of jail he was going to do everything in his power to get my case dismissed and prove I was innocent. His kept me up to date with everything that was going on . It took a year and few months but he came through with his word . Thank you so much Rick !
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Posted by Miles | August 2, 2022
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Definition of a Professional
Rick helped me with a case in Kerr County. The guy is smart, engaging, authentic, and dependable. He had to make the trip from ATX to Kerr Co for reset after reset (6 or 7 of them) and always showed up prepared and without the slightest hint of complaint. The result was a plea that is easy to live with. If you're anywhere in the area (especially ATX) and you need a criminal defense attorney's help and you're not at least considering Rick, well, you're doing it wrong.
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Posted by Jason | September 26, 2021
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Best lawyer to have ever walked the earth!
I first came to Rick with a couple of complex cases in 2015 and have been blown away with his attention to detail as well as his professionalism while winning every case for me. I recently contacted him to begin the expungement process on those same dismissed cases while making a big career change. I felt extremely taken care of when he recalled almost every detail while mapping a game plan before even hanging up the phone. I am forever grateful to Rick for his promptness and his hustle to take care of his clients. Rest assure that better legal representation with piece of mind simply will not be found.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptionally smart, friendly and supportive
When faced with a crime that you are embarrassed of and that you know isn't representative of your character, Rick made you feel safe and comfortable. He was so knowledgeable about the process and was responsive any time you needed anything. Hoping I'll never need to be represented by another lawyer but if I do, there's no other person I would trust more.
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Posted by Vanessa | January 8, 2021
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Great Attorney!
I’am not one to leave a review but felt the need too with Rick Flores. He did an amazing job, I cannot thank him enough for everything he did. I had 2 misdemeanors and 1 felony case and all 3 cases were dismissed! As well as a family case that turned out for the better. For whatever legal problem you may be having Rick Flores is the attorney!
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Posted by Dustin | December 21, 2021
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All Star Criminal Lawyer
Rick Flores is undoubtedly the best criminal defense lawyer I have had. He is passionate and professional. He strives to exceed expectations. He did a wonderful job for me. I’m extremely satisfied. Rockstar 100%
Posted by Jordan | August 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Genuinely caring man. BETTER than your average lawyer! Basically as good as a bestfriend.
Rick Flores was not only my lawyer it seemed, he was basically a friend. Rick goes above and beyond to make you feel safe in his hands. I got to talk to him when I needed to there was no lack of communication. He was honestly the best lawyer I've ever had. He sat down with me multiple times and told me very clearly what my options were and asked me how I wanted to proceed. I was looking at up to 10 years in prison and Rick got me completely out of jail. And even after I was out he called to check in on me and make sure that I was doing well . Like I said above and beyond his work speaks for itself ! So if you're looking to stay out of jail, get out of jail, or even get a ticket reduced or dismissed he is the person to call! Rick takes into all aspects not just your case but who you are as a person. He cares for your well-being all around. If more lawyers were like him the world would run much smoother. I give him a 10 out of 10! You will not be disappointed. If you haven't already called him and let him know your story, what are you doing wasting time?! call him right now! I mean it. Pick up the phone and call him and he is here to help! Thank you Rick Flores so much!
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Posted by Ryan | May 20, 2021
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Rick Flores Excellent Attorney
Rick Flores is an absolutely outstanding, responsive, passionate, multidisciplinary attorney who is well versed above and beyond in criminal and related civil aspects that come with certain criminal cases made on false allegations. Without a doubt one of the best lawyers in the Austin area who holds themselves to a much higher bar than most who can fight properly and intelligently even the worst allegations made by unscrupulous parties. Rick and his team are tech savvy and not afraid to grapple with more technical aspects of evidence and procedures; if learning exactly how a complex technology works they will do so if it means defending their clients with knowledgeable and fair means that others might overlook. 10/10 Rick and this firm are leaps beyond others and exactly who you need to work with if you are facing absurd charges from a system with little oversight into preventing exploitation of the justice system by bad actors. Additionally Rick and team are also extremely accommodating of LGBT /LGBTQ+ lifestyles and treat clients with utmost dignity and respect. Hire Rick Flores today if you face similar legal challenges and need an all-star attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2021
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BEST LAWYER IN AUSTIN
I would not be where I am today without Mr. Flores. I got charged with a DWI that could have destroyed my career and Mr. Flores got it dismissed. He is available for his clients at all times and truly cares about each and every one of his clients. Mr. Flores turned my life around and I cannot thank him enough for working with me and getting me a better deal than I could possibly imagine! THANK YOU!!!
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Posted by Ricky | February 26, 2024
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Amazing Person
I will start by saying Rick Flores is an amazing person. I received a DWI 2020 and in the most selfless way possible Rick Flores defended me through the Covid Pandemic. He was genuinely concerned about my case myself and my family. Even though I was laid off work because of the DWI he worked with me on the payment. He worked with the Travis County Prosecutors Office to represent my case to the best of his legal skill and professional abilities and it showed in the verdict of my case. I highly recommend Ricky Flores as an Attorney to anyone that my need his representation. He is truly a Great Attorney very concerned about every client and brilliantly smart & honest.
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Posted by McKenzie | January 24, 2024
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Highly Recommend
Rick was very great and thorough from the start. He kept me up to date throughout the process and got a couple of my conditions reduced from what the court had wanted me to do originally. Not to mention, he is very affordable.
Posted by Emily | January 9, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in Texas
As soon as I consulted with Rick I knew he would do everything possible to make sure I got the best outcome with my case. I’m pleased with how he handled my case and eased any nerves I had regarding it. I am thankful for his help and would recommend him to anyone I know who is having legal troubles!
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2023
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#1 Hands down. Best attorney ever ❤️
Man this guy is amazing. Really a God send. 4. Charges disappeared. Really 5. Wow.
Posted by Elijah Plowden | October 5, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent job
Frist off all. Mr. Rick Flores he cleared my case. And he is very professional. And very knowledgeable of, about his job. And he cares about his clients, and there best interest. And he is very friendly and Rick will always be a true friend of mine. And I will recommend, and reference him as there defense lawyer. I rate him 10 stars.
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Posted by Tara | September 27, 2023
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Rick Flores is the lawyer to have on your side
My husband hired Rick Flores for a DWI case. It was the best choice we could have made to help my husband. I plan on never having to use Rick again, however I will refer him to anyone that I come in contact with that needs a fantastic attorney. He worked hard to get my husbands case completed with no probation, no interlock and no fees. He showed us that there are kind, caring attorneys out there, and made us feel as comfortable as we could be when in court. He was sympathetic to our worries and answered all of our questions when we asked (both my husband and myself). As stated before I don't plan on ever having to hire Rick again but he would be the first number I called if ever there is trouble again. Thank you to Rick and the staff for making this long process end with a wonderful outcome. We are grateful and can thank you enough.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2023
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BEST DUI LAWYER IN TRAVIS COUNTY!
Two years ago when I was slapped with a DUI, I was scared. I was jailed on a Saturday night for the first time in my life and barely made it to work Monday morning, tired, groggy, and stressed. What if my manager found out? The entire week I was under immense pressure because I was sure my BAC was too high to save me and I was destined for a jail sentence. Every Google search about my situation added more and more terror, and none of the advertising lawyers on Google seemed capable. None of them, however, were Rick. I was referred to Rick by another lawyer (Tommy Shea) in another part of Texas whom a friend had hired for his own DUI, and who had his charges dismissed. After a short introductory call, Rick and I organized a time to meet and he quickly took on my case. I felt secure even before I met Rick. The combination of the referral and the phone call before our first meeting somehow soothed my troubled mind. That was two years ago. Paying Rick for his very reasonable services for a first time DUI was easily accomplished online. Rick managed to dismiss all charges without me ever having to attend a single court date. I am so happy that I get to start my life with a clean slate. Life is a [redacted], but it won't be such a [redacted] when you have Rick on your side! Thank you for everything, Rick! 5/5 stars.
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Posted by Amber | September 19, 2023
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Winners always WIN !
Rick Flores is truly an amazing attorney! He always WINS the case. Everyone on his team is top notch attorneys! If you want to beat the case no matter what your facing, hire Rick.
Posted by Gracie | September 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
BEST lawyer ever!!!
I was absolutely clueless on how to go about things legally, he made the process so incredibly easy to swallow and was beyond helpful and understanding. Immediately I knew I made the right choice in hiring him as my lawyer. I don’t know what I would’ve done without him!! Not to mention how fast he took care of business, I really cannot explain how grateful I am to have had him on my side! I was scared at first because I didn’t know what to expect and wasn’t sure what to trust at first, but he reassured me time and time again that everything would work out. And it did!
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2023
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I Highly Recommend Rick - Excellent Attorney
I was arrested for criminal trespass in mid-May. My personal circumstances made reaching a favorable disposition as soon as possible very important. The day I was released, Rick told me that he would do everything he could to have my case dismissed by the end of the summer. Rick really delivered on his promise, and even reached a result more favorable than dismissal. Rick initiated communication with the Travis County Attorney’s office early on, before charges were formally filed. In late August, the prosecutor filed a rejection of charges. Rick’s communication and responsiveness throughout the entire process was extremely impressive. Whenever I texted or emailed him a question, I would hear back from him within minutes. I highly recommend Rick, and I can’t thank him enough for his help during a very stressful period of my life.
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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

  • Partner & Attorney
  • Minton, Burton, Bassett & Collins, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Prosecutor (Assistant County Attorney)
  • Travis County Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • UT Law Criminal Defense Clinic
  • 2006 - 2007

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2007
  • The University of Texas
  • B.B.A. (Bachelor of Business Administration)
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • CLIENT ACQUITTED AT TRIAL
  • VERDICT - NOT GUILTY
  • Assault- Family Violence (Strangulation) -- CASE DISMISSED
  • CASE DISMISSED
  • Operating with a Locksmith's License -- CASE DISMISSED
  • Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2019 - 2023
  • Austin Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Top Austin Attorney
  • Austin Monthly Magazine
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Up-and-Coming 100
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Austin Attorney
  • Austin Monthly Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Austin Attorney
  • Austin Monthly Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Continued Membership
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2017
  • Continued Membership
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Membership Awarded
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2015
  • Champion
  • Baron & Budd Mock Trial Competition
  • 2007
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Building Blocks for Next Level Criminal Defense
  • Know Your Audience
  • 2023
  • Bench Bar Conference
  • Criminal Law Update
  • 2022
  • Brown Bag Lunch CLE
  • Family Violence
  • 2021
  • TCDLA Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course
  • Defending Blood Test Cases: 20 Questions
  • 2017
  • Lone Star DWI Conference
  • Course Director and Lecturer
  • 2017
  • Color of Justice
  • Law as a Career: Preparing the Way
  • 2017
  • Brown Bag Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
  • Anatomy of a Trial
  • 2017
  • Back to Basics CLE (Continuing Legal Education)
  • Back to Basics: Criminal Law
  • 2013
  • Back to Basics CLE (Continuing Legal Education)
  • Back to Basics: Criminal Law
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (23)
Endorse Rick
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rick is a knowledgable, effective trial lawyer who works at a great firm. I recommend him to any defendant charged with a crime in Austin and surrounding counties."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Rick Flores since he was a prosecutor with the Travis County, and I strongly endorse him as an attorney. Rick's advocacy and legal skills are complimented by his personable nature to lead to great results for clients. I have personally referred friends and family to Mr. Flores for this reason."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is a tremendous trial lawyer. I routinely refer Rick work because I know that the folks I send his way are going to best representation money can buy. He is talented, knowledgeable, and tenacious."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is one the top criminal defense lawyers in Austin. He's knows the law and loves to fight the government. You are in good hands with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I cannot recommend Rick highly enough. He is the most diligent, hardworking, and compassionate attorney I know."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are charged with a serious criminal offense you want Rick Flores in your corner. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Rick on a case. He worked hard and knew the law well. I learned a lot from him. I look forward to working with him again in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick is a respected Criminal Defense Attorney. He is a former prosecutor and extremely knowledgeable. He has tried a lot of cases and had another successful outcome last week."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick Flores is an incredible attorney who is held in high regard by prosecutors and fellow defense attorneys alike. I had the pleasure of working with Rick as a misdemeanor prosecutor and have had the pleasure of seeing the dedication he has on behalf of his clients now as a defense attorney. Rick is more than just a knowledgeable lawyer or a talented trial advocate. He is a thoughtful and kind person of immense integrity. I endorse him with everything I've got."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rick was always fair and honest when he worked as a prosecutor in the Travis County Attorney's Office. He is well-liked and well-respected in and around the courthouse, and is a passionate advocate for his clients who delivers great results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rick has an incredibly sharp legal mind. He is a highly skilled criminal defense lawyer. It would behoove a client to call upon Mr. Flores if that client is in need of legal representation against the state."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Friend
"Should you find yourself in a bind in Travis County, Texas, your first call should be to this fine lawyer. I've known Rick for a number of years. He has a strong work ethic and knows his way around the court room more than most. I recommend him highly."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rick is a great attorney and a great man. I have worked closed with Rick on many cases and have always been impressed with his hard work and due diligence."
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Austin Criminal defense Lawyer Rick R Flores
Rick R Flores
Criminal defense Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 16 years
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