Skip to main content

Rick R Flores

Criminal defense Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   154 reviews

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


Licensed for 15 years

Free consultation

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.

Photos and videos

KXAN news story about Mr. Flores and his client.
Fox7 news story about a Not Guilty verdict on a murder trial.
Licensed for 15 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Rick

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

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  154 customer reviews
5 Star
 
99%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
1%
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.
Read less
Posted by Johnny | February 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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 !
Read less
Posted by Miles | August 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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.
Read less
Posted by Jason | September 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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.
Read less
Posted by Vanessa | January 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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!
Read less
Posted by Dustin | December 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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!
Read less
Posted by Ryan | May 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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!!!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A decision you won't regret
I was arrested for an Assault Family Violence charge - a class A misdemeanor in the state of Texas which if convicted, I would most certainly lose my job, my credibility with those I know and most importantly, possession of my son. From the beginning, Rick allowed me to come into his office, explain the details of my arrest and what actually happened. From there, Rick was in constant communication with me, allowed me to come into his office for personal 1-on-1 meetings and was on time EVERYTIME I had a court date. I did not have to worry if he wasn't in communication with the court or the prosecutor nor did I have to worry if he wasn't following up like he was supposed to. He took my case seriously, personally as a father himself and most importantly, a true human-to-human interaction with empathy was extended to me. In the end, my case never went to trial, and it was dismissed, but I would have never achieved that result without the expertise of Rick. I would absolutely tell you that before you call or meet with any other criminal attorney, you must give Rick a call. You won't regret it and I can assure you he is in your corner and looking out for your best interests. I can't thank Rick enough or his staff - I am forever grateful and thankful to have met Rick and to have had him work on my case. You won't find a better criminal defense attorney in Austin and his results prove that. I absolutely would recommend Rick to anyone that needs to enlist the help of a qualified and competent criminal defense attorney - this is a decision you won't regret!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism and results
Rick did a great job of walking me through my situation in as fast and as reasonable a way as possible. He was responsive and honest with me about both the realities of my case and about the best way to come to a quick resolution. I've already referred a colleague and will continue to do so for others who need help.
Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
I had a consultation with Rick about my situation, and he provided the best advice and information than any other attorney I spoke with! I then proceeded to hire Rick and he helped me out greatly! He walked me through the process of my case as well as providing an outlook for possible outcomes and possibilities. I’m glad I had the opportunity to hire Rick as my attorney! Without him I wouldn’t have been able to fight my case!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You can't get anyone better than Rick Flores!
I have nothing but a wonderful experiences with Mr. Flores! He helped me out tremendously through my DWI process. From the very start, Rick was very responsive and kept me calm through this entire affair. Within minutes of me emailing Rick he called and talked about my case to set up a meeting. And now he got my entire case dismissed. Hands down the most professional, productive and efficient attorney I have ever hired. Thank you Rick for all your help,I greatly appreciate it!
Read less
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Assault
Rick gets all 5 stars, most notably for his effectiveness in coming to a desirable resolution. He was easy to contact, very transparent and informative throughout the entire process. As the very driven and effective lawyer he is, I highly recommend his services.
Posted by Dirk | November 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DIRK PARVUS
Rick was a ray of light in a dark time. Confident, knowledgeable, friendly and a great man to have in your corner if you need one. Thank you Rick
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rick is a Legal Angel on your side.
From the moment I first met Rick I knew I had hired the right lawyer. Rick treated me with compassion and respect. He outlined the process and a plan to move through that process and come out the other side. Rick was there with me through every step of the way, easing my fears and talking me through every part of the process. Rick was available any time I needed him, day or night. Rick is a very respected lawyer in the court system and has an incredible network of contacts. I was able to get a plea deal that I know no other lawyer would have been able to get for me. I could not say enough good things about Rick and I will always be indebted to him for going above and beyond on my behalf. You will not be in good hands with Rick Flores, you will be in the best!
Read less
Posted by Yote | November 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rick is The Best
Rick walked me through a felony 1 charge with patience and knowledge. From the first day I called he was supportive and instructional in every way. Rick was available at almost anytime of the day to answer questions or concerns. Rick got my charges dismissed and saved me from 20 years in Prison for a crime I was framed for. Rick saved my life.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rick comes through again
This is the third time I've been represented by Rick. Each time he has helped me immensely and I've been more than pleased in the outcome. He even was understanding regarding payment when I was unemployed at the time as he let me pay as I could. I got Deferred Adjudication on two of my cases with very minimum probation and an amazing plea deal on my third which amounted to time served. Done. I'd recommend Rick to anyone in the Austin area looking for a great criminal attorney.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Passionate about his clients
Watching Rick in court is a quick reminder why they say “leave it to the professionals.” Rick knows the law, is very confident in his presentations to the court and is well know and liked amongst his peers. Most recently he was able to prove my innocence in front of a jury trial with a “not guilty” verdict. You can see it in his eyes and through his actions, Rick has a passion for fairness and justice for his clients. Hell YES I recommend him! I consider him a friend and have genuine love and appreciation for him. I hope I never need his services again.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 90 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

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
View all legal cases

Associations

  • Austin Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2019 - Present
  • 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
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - 2018
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Up-and-Coming 100
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Austin Attorney
  • Austin Monthly
  • 2020
  • Top Austin Attorney
  • Austin Monthly
  • 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
View all awards

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Lone Star DWI Conference
  • Course Director and Lecturer
  • 2017
  • Brown Bag Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
  • Anatomy of a Trial
  • 2017
  • Color of Justice
  • Law as a Career: Preparing the Way
  • 2017
  • TCDLA Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course
  • Defending Blood Test Cases: 20 Questions
  • 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
View all speaking engagements

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."
View more endorsements
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
DUI and DWI
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Employment and labor
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Juvenile law
Divorce and separation
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
DUI and DWI
Litigation
Securities offerings
Commercial real estate
Austin Criminal defense Lawyer Rick R Flores
Rick R Flores
Criminal defense Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 15 years
Free Consultation