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William Monroe Hines

DUI and DWI Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   5 reviews

also known as Bill Hines, William Hines


Licensed for 32 years

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Learn William’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Child abuse
    25%

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

    32 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    25%

    32 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Violent crime
    15%

    32 years, 1,000 cases

  5. White collar crime
    10%

    32 years, 1,000 cases

William M. Hines, III received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston School of Law.  Mr. Hines began his legal career as a Public Defender in Florida.  Upon returning to Texas, Mr. Hines worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Travis County prosecuting for the State of Texas for five years.  He then opened his private practice in 1998 and soon thereafter became Board Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Throughout his extensive career, Mr. Hines has been asked to be an instructor at numerous Criminal Defense Seminars (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - Criminal Trial College) in the State of Texas as well as an instructor at the University of Texas School of Law.  He also had the privilege of serving as the President of the Travis County Bar Association - Criminal Law Section.  Most recently Mr. Hines became on of the very few attorneys who are officially certified to administer the DWI Texas Field Sobriety Tests by graduating from the same training as Law Enforcement Agents.

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Licensed for 32 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1990
Updated 10/23/2022
State FL
Status Membership Lapsed
Acquired 1992
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Hines Ranc & Holub
1307 Nueces Street
Suite 101
Austin, TX, 78701-1721
Hines Ranc & Holub
1112 South Rock Street
Suite 101
Georgetown, TX, 78626
Hines Ranc & Holub
1000 Heritage Center Circle
Suite V322
Round Rock, TX, 78664
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Posted by Jana | April 18, 2011
Amazing Guy...Great Attorney
Dealing with a DWI for the 1st time was the worst time ever! I love these guys, they actually got me a dismissal, as I am in nursing school and they really cared about what and how I was doing. They get things done quick and know their business.
Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2010
An Attorney who Cares and Fights for his Clients
I never thought I would need a lawyer, so I wasnervous & frightened by the whole incident. Mr. Bill Hines made me feel at ease with his confident knowledge and experience. He
Posted by Lambert | January 13, 2015
Assault case
Bill Hines is the lawyer you pray to have when life moves on you due to a poor decision or unfortunate circumstance. He fought consistently for my future for over two years and the result was the best possible outcome. He stayed honest with me throughout the process and I feel that I was blessed to have his influence in my life.
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2010
Straight to the point, still nice
When you get Bill to work your case everything seems so simple and easy; yet somehow all other lawyers that I hired or interviewed made my case look like the end of the world or a whole labyrinth, even when it was my first arrest ever and my case was misdemeanor where the only evidence was made up quite open by the law which states that in domestic violence on women there doesn't need to be a any proof whatsoever to press charges against a man. He still managed to get the government monkeys off my back, got my case dismissed in the first meeting with the DA and nothing distracted me from dealing with my usual problems in life. I was a bit mistrusting of him at first with so many 5 star review elsewhere, it looked like all arranged, but they were right. the only complain I have is rather minor, his assistants are stuffy and not very kind. They can't even say "thank you". I guess it's their being Hispanic (I know because I am Hispanic too), but the main assistant (Dianne) was an angel.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2009
HIRE HIM!!!
Bill was very fair and up front with what would happen and how he could help. My family had never been dealt with the trouble my son had gotten into and everyone at the office was very understanding.

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Hines Ranc and Holub
  • 1998 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Travis County District Attorneys Office
  • 1993 - 1998
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Polk County Public Defenders Office
  • 1990 - 1992

Education

  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • BBA
  • N/A
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • State of Texas vs. Treacher
  • 20 year sentence
  • State of Texas vs. Curtis Jerrells
  • Not Guilty on 5 Counts, Guilty of Lowest Count
  • State of Texas vs. Terrace Lacey
  • Not Guilty on ALL Counts

Associations

  • TCDLA (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn.)
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • NCDLA (National Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn.)
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • ACDLA (Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn.)
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • TCBA (Travis County Bar Assn.)
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • WCBA (Williamson County Bar Assn.)
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • TDCAA (Texas District & County Attorney Assn.)
  • Member
  • 1993 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Special Competence in Criminal Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2007
  • Criminal Law Section President
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • 2001
  • Recognition of Contribution
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
  • 1998
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Publications

  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Law of Self Defense
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (8)
Domestic violence Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill is great lawyer! I have tried serious felony cases against him in the past, and know him to be persuasive in front of juries and fight hard for his clients. He gets good results."
Sex crime Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill Hines gets great results for his clients charged with serious sexual offenses."
Violent crime Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Excellent Trial Lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has extensive experience and is well respected in the legal community of austin"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"William is a superstar criminal defense lawyer. He is aggressive, highly skilled, and he fights like a gladiator for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is an outstanding trial lawyer and a true warrior for justice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have observed william as a fellow teacher for a number of years, and he is one of the best lawyers i have ever seen. William is one of the best lawyers in the state."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is diligent and hardworking."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Bill Hines is one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the state of Texas. I've worked with Mr Hines on a number of serious, high-profile cases, all of which resulted in extraordinarily-positive outcomes for his clients. Most recently, I co-counseled a murder trial with Mr Hines in which the defendant faced the possibility of life imprisonment. Mr Hines' scrupulous defense helped his client avoid a lengthy sentence."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked for Bill Hines for over 3 years. He handles the most complex of criminal cases and is a an amazing trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bill Hines as a criminal defense lawyer because: 1) he is a board certified expert in criminal law; 2) he has decades of criminal law experience both as a prosecutor and as a defense lawyer; 3) he is surrounded by a great team of lawyers and staff at Hines, Ranc & Holub; and 4) he has the trial experience to give you the best chance at getting the results you need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Bill Hines is a well respected attorney in the Williamson County Courthouse. My experience with him demonstrated that his reputation as an intelligent advocate was well deserved."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked closely with Bill Hines on a number of cases and have always admired his level of legal knowledge and always felt confident with his level of experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked for and with Bill Hines in the past and I find him to be an exceptional attorney who is both creative and passionate when it comes to the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have personally observed Mr. Hines represent his clients for over 5 years, and I recommend him for any criminal matter without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Bill on several trials, and have no reservations about recommending him for any criminal case. He is creative, dedicated, and professional."
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