I have wanted to be a trial lawyer since I was 6 years old. At that age, I read a short story called "The Devil and Daniel Webster." Long story short: after reading it, I knew that being a lawyer could be something heroic, that I could help people who desperately needed help.
After graduating from law school, I worked as a briefing attorney for United States District Judge Robert W. Porter.
After completing my term with Judge Porter, I started working at the Austin law firm of Clark, Thomas & Winters. I handled white collar (RICO) cases, insurance cases, and commercial matters.
My thirst for trials would only be quenched, though, once I started working for the Travis County District Attorney's Office. I worked in these units: juvenile prosecution, trial court (assigned at various times to the 167th, 299th, and 390th District Courts), grand jury, child abuse prosecution, and the special prosecution (white collar crime) unit. I was made the first "court chief" of the 390th District Court.
Now I continue representing clients in my criminal defense practice. I love it. It allows me to continue helping people, defending the accused both in trial and in negotiations, whichever is more appropriate for my client.
Languages spoken: Spanish, German
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1986||01/19/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Outstanding Family Justice Prosecutor||Austin Children's Advocacy Center||1998|
|N/A||William B. Mange, P.C.||2002 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||Travis County District Attorney's Office||1993 - 2002|
|Associate||Clark, Thomas & Winters||1988 - 1992|
|Briefing Attorney||United States District Judge Robert W. Porter||1986 - 1988|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||2002 - Present|
|Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||2002 - Present|
|State of Texas v. HR||Guilty.|
|State of Texas v. William Balfour||Won - guilty (I represented the State) - 38 TDC|
|State of Texas v. AH||WON --Not guilty|
|See all legal cases|
|Texas International Law Journal||Antidumping -- Application of Preceding Quarter's Foreign Exchange Rate to Fair Value Determination||1985|
|University of Texas School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1986|
|University of Texas System, Austin||Plan II Liberal Arts Honors Program||Bachelor of Arts with High Honors and Departmental Honors||1982|
|DWI Trial: Defending and Winning a Breath Test Case||DWI Trial: Defending and Winning a Breath Test Case||2008|
|Prosecutor's Skills Course||Confessions||2001|
|New Detectives Class||Warrantless Arrests||2000|
|Prosecutor's Skills Course||Faculty Advisor for Trial Skills Group||1999|