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Criminal Defense (Today): 


I have made a career of building strong working relationships with Judges and staffs of the District and County Courts and leveraging these relationships with my understanding of the Texas legal system to successfully litigate and win cases. I have forged strong ties with my community and fellow attorneys working as both a prosecutor and as a defense attorney for 13 years.  I will use my experience, relationships and legal knowledge to help you with your legal concerns. 


I have a broad range of experience from trying high profile felony cases to settling legal disputes without requiring any time in the courtroom. 


Cases successfully tried:  DWI, Thefts, Burglaries, Sexual Assaults, Kidnappings, Robberies, Murders, Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Controlled Substances, Weapons, Charges, etc, totaling over 100 jury trials


Early Career (2002-2003): 


After Graduating Law School from Texas Tech University School of Law in 2002, I began her legal career in Odessa and Midland, Texas in private practice.  my work there consisted of juvenile justice, adult criminal defense, family law, and civil litigation.   


Assistant Criminal District Attorney (2003-2009): 


I later moved to Amarillo where she was appointed as an Assistant District Attorney in Randall County.  There I handled juvenile cases and mental health commitments, as well as successfully trying misdemeanor offenses ranging from speeding tickets to assaults, thefts, DWI's/DUI's. I then spent several years handling all level felony offenses from burglaries, aggravated robberies, to sexual assaults, to murders and other homicide cases, and anything else in between.


Criminal Defense (2009-2013): 


I relocated to the Austin Area in 2009 where I served for several years in private practice. My focus was handling criminal defense cases for a local law firm. There I honed my defense skills by successfully litigating and trying countless criminal cases for my clients. I successfully litigated hundreds of DWI cases and got countless cases dismissed or pled to lesser charges. 


Assistant Criminal District Attorney (2013-2016): 


In 2013, I again returned to the prosecution side when I was appointed to the Williamson County District Attorney's Office. There I tried several high profile felony cases, and was formally recognized several times for my work with victims of crime and law enforcement.  


Education: 




  • Bachelors in Political Science from University of Texas - Permian Basin in 1995 (cum laude)




  • Masters Degree Political Science and Criminology from West Texas A&M University in 1999 (magna cum laude)




  • Law Degree from Texas Tech University in 2002




 


Awards, Honors, and Accolades: 




  • 2009 Instructor for the Panhandle Regional Law Enforcement Academy




  • 2013 Guest Speaker for the Baylor School of Law Practice Court




  • 2013 Guest Instructor for the Texas Attorney General Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Certification Course




  • 2014 Guest Speaker for the Baylor School of Law Practice Court




  • 2014 Guest Instructor for the Texas Attorney General Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Certification Course




  • 2015 recipient of the Williamson County Child Advocacy Center Prosecutor of the Year Award




  • 2015 Guest Speaker for the Baylor School of Law Practice Court




  • 2015 Guest Instructor for the Texas Attorney General Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Certification Course




  • 2016 recipient of the Williamson County Victim Advocate of the Year Award




  • 2016 Guest Speaker for the Central Texas DART Conference




 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
  3. Juvenile: 10%
  4. Family: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Patricia Morce Cofty

    Sunday Austin is an exceptional attorney with experience as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. As a prosecutor, she was experienced, knowledgeable and reasonable. She was a pleasure to work with and always helpful. As a defense attorney, with her breadth of knowledge and experience, she is a powerhouse. She knows the law, the system and the judges. She is diligent and hardworking. And, she is so very kind. I endorse her wholeheartedly.

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  • Michael P. Davis

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Austin is a great lawyer. She is very professional and ethical.

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Contact info

Sunday L. Austin, Attorney at Law

824 W. 10th
Austin, TX, 78701

Sunday Austin, Attorney at Law

1000 Heritage Center Cir
Round Rock, TX, 78664-4463

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200307/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Victim Advocate Hall of FameWilliamson County Victim Advocates2016
Prosecutor of the YearWilliamson County Child Protection Team2015
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial AttorneySL Austin Law, PLLC2016 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyWilliamson County District Attorney's Office2013 - 2016
Associate AttorneyDunham & Rogers PC2009 - 2013
Assistant District AttorneyRandall County District Attorney's Office2003 - 2009
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2016 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2016 - Present
Williamson County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Texas District and County Attorneys AssociationMember2003 - Present
Texas Tech Alumni AssocationMember2003 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2003 - Present
Williamson County Sexual Assault Response TeamBoard Member2013 - 2016
Williamson County Child Protection TeamMember2013 - 2016
Amarillo Area Young Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2003 - 2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas System, Permian BasinPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
West Texas A&M UniversityPolitical ScienceMA - Masters1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TXDPS Trace Evidence Statewide MeetingThe Do's and Don'ts of Courtroom Testimony for Expert Witnesses2016
Champions for Children ConferenceCase Study: Stopping a Serial Pedophile, For Good2016
Baylor University School of Law Practice CourtVoir Dire2015
Texas Attorney General Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Certification CourseExpert Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Testimony2014
Baylor School of Law Practice CourtVoir Dire2014
Texas Attorney General Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Certification CourseExpert Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Testimony2013
Baylor School of Law Practice CourtVoir Dire2013
The Panhandle Regional Law Enforcement AcademyThe Texas Penal Code2012