DWI Attorney Will Mitchell is a
Texas Hill Country native who has effectively represented hundreds of DWI and
criminal defense cases since 2005.
Will was raised in Kerrville, Texas, and attended law school at St.
Mary’s University in San Antonio where he graduated near the top of his
class. While attending St. Mary’s,
Will served as a Senior Associate Editor for the nationally recognized St. Mary’s Law Journal, and served as
the Research Assistant to the Dean of the law school.
Upon graduating, Will’s first law
office was in Boerne, Texas, on Main Street where his career began as a
successful criminal attorney.
After a year in Kendall County, Will joined the team at the Law Offices
of Jamie Balagia, P.C., in Austin, Texas.
Mr. Balagia is also known as the DWI Dude who has a reputation in
central and south Texas as one of the best DWI trial lawyers in the area. Under
the “Dude’s” tutelage since 2006, Will has developed and fine-tuned his
criminal defense trial skills, tactics, and techniques. With a high DWI case volume practice,
Will has the opportunity to try many different approaches to unique criminal
cases that have yielded wonderful results for his clients. Some highlights
include “Not Guilty” jury verdicts on high breath test DWI cases in Bexar,
Caldwell, Travis, and Victoria Counties, and DWI dismissals in many other
In addition to successfully
handling hundreds of DWI and criminal cases, Will has received some of the top
training in the state. Will has
taken the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Practitioner’s Course and the Certified
Practitioner’s Update. These
courses are the exact same ones police officers across the United States take
in order to be certified to give the SFSTs. Will has also taken and Advanced Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus
(HGN) Course with Dr. Steve Rubenzer.
HGN is one of the three standardized field sobriety tests. Also, Will is a Certified Breath Test
Operator and a Certified Breath Alcohol Technician of the Intoxilyzer 5000EN,
the evidentiary breath test machine used in Texas. Will has also completed seminars put on by the top lawyers
and experts in the country called Mastering Scientific Evidence and a
Multi-Device Breath Testing Mega-Course.
Will has the same training that
the DWI cops have, and then some more training to beat them in the
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||2005||08/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Summer Session at Harvard Law School||National College for DUI Defense||2011|
|Managing Attorney||Law Office of Jamie Balagia||2006 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Williamson County Bar Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||General Member||2006 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||General Member||2006 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||2005 - Present|
|San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2007 - 2009|
|St. Marys University School of Law||N/A||N/A||N/A|