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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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Practice areas


  1. Child Abuse: 25%
  2. Domestic Violence: 25%
    26 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    26 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Violent Crime: 15%
    26 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. White Collar Crime: 10%
    26 years, 1 thousand cases



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Contact info

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



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199008/17/2016
FLMembership Lapsed199206/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of Special Competence in Criminal LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2007
Criminal Law Section PresidentTravis County Bar Association2001
Recognition of ContributionTexas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerHines Ranc and Holub1998 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyTravis County District Attorneys Office1993 - 1998
Assistant Public DefenderPolk County Public Defenders Office1990 - 1992
Association namePosition nameDuration
TCDLA (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn.)Member1998 - Present
NCDLA (National Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn.)Member1998 - Present
ACDLA (Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn.)Member1998 - Present
TCBA (Travis County Bar Assn.)Member1998 - Present
WCBA (Williamson County Bar Assn.)Member1998 - Present
TDCAA (Texas District & County Attorney Assn.)Member1993 - 1998
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Texas vs. Treacher20 year sentence
State of Texas vs. Curtis JerrellsNot Guilty on 5 Counts, Guilty of Lowest Count
State of Texas vs. Terrace LaceyNot Guilty on ALL Counts
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Publication nameTitleDate
Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationLaw of Self Defense2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas System, AustinN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Texas Criminal Trial CollegeTrial Advocacy2010