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Russell David Hunt Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Georgetown, TX

4.4   7 reviews

also known as Russ Hunt Jr

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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1994
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Russell

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I practice only Criminal Defense. Please contact me if you or one of your friends or loved ones has been accused of a State or Federal crime. I represent persons and organizations accused of violating criminal laws. My main office is located in Georgetown, Texas, but I also maintain a satellite office in Austin, Texas where I meet with clients by appointment only.


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Top Contributor 2012
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Russ Hunt Jr Criminal Defense
Russell D. Hunt, Jr.
902 East 5th Street
Suite 108
Austin, TX, 78702
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  7 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2007
Thorough, Competent
Russ Hunt helped me through a challenging arrest for suspicion of DUI in Williamson Co., Texas, to a successful conclusion. He has a very good, professional rapport with the county attorney's representatives and put us at ease throughout the process. Gives attorneys a good reputation. I would recommend his services. Also, his rates were reasonable. Most important is that he focused on moving the case forward to the best possible conclusion in a calm manner.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2014
A Man with A Plan
While going through a federal criminal case, I hired Russ in April of 2014. Before hiring him I had heard several lawyer horror stories, but when I started reaching out to find one my gut told me to choose Russ. Suffice it to say I feel very fortunate that I did - he is the best lawyer you could have on your side, because Russ fought for me until the very end. His communication and response times were also excellent – he immediately returned my several nervous phone calls, and responded right away to emails. Another thing I really like is that Russ will always tell you the truth, not just try to make you feel better. He expertly tells you the pros and the cons of the situation after listening intently to your side of the story. When negotiating with the other side, he didn’t accept any part of a deal that he felt was not in my best interest and instead kept fighting until I was satisfied. In these ways made me feel like his first priority, which was very important to me. If you hire Russ Hunt Jr you will not regret it. Russ got my case down from the worst charge to the charge at lowest level, and I am writing this because I believe he is an outstanding lawyer for people who are going through what I went through. It can be difficult to know that there are good lawyers too, but don't be confused: pick up your phone and call him. Once you hire Russ you will know what I am talking about. Thanks, Russ, for everything you did for me.
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Posted by Mohammad | October 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Lawyer
I got myself in a very bad spot and I started to contact attorney’s. Out of all the attorney’s I spoke with Russell made a great impression on me. I made an appointment and went to see him the very next day. He actually listened to my part of the story and gave me the best & worst case scenario’s. I must say he doesn’t give you fake hope or sugar coat anything. He’s honest and straight forward. I like that quality about him and hired him. Whenever I had any questions I would contact him thru an email or text and he was always available to me, even on Sundays. Russell got me the best outcome of my case and I’m very pleased with his services. He actually care for his clients. Best lawyer hands down!
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Posted by Patrick | September 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Lawyer -
We had a very complex case and interviewed 5 top rated attorneys. We chose Mr. Hunt because - he really listened to our situation and did not take an intimidating approach as to why we should hire him (a tactic used by another attorney) - he gave us honest answers and not "what we wanted to hear". - he gave us direct up dates and stayed in contact (not by a para legal or assistant) We did in-depth research on all of the attorneys we interviewed. We found Mr Hunts extensive experience as a reputable criminal defense attorney and that his father is ALSO a Super Lawyer made our decision to choose him unquestionable. Our case was quickly no-billed and we were able to move on with our life. We HIGHLY recommend him.
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Posted by Andy | September 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense Williamson County
Russ worked closely on my case. The process spanned 15months and two prosecutors. Russ suggested an investegator that helped a great deal, then worked with the Prosecutor to ensure the case was rightly dismissed. Russ is Courteous, and available - a very good Attorney.
Posted by J | January 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I interviewed other lawyers and before selecting one. My judge (Stacey Matthews) hired Russell Hunt as my s PD. I read his reviews, 20 years in practice and super lawyer for almost a decade by his peers. I was very impressed. I also heard the judge tell another of his clients that he was trying to dismiss one of the best lawyers in Williamson county. So far the experience has been good. Russell has been open and honest with me. I wish he would spend more time with me one-on-one - This I pray for every night because my mind never seems to shut off and Ineed the reassurance that only face time can provide. I have seen Mr Hunt's case load and assume that his time is extremely valuable and he must adjust to the immediate needs that day. So far he has been attentive, rarely dropped the ball and I honestly feel he has my best interest at heart. I know that we are on a very long road and am very pleased to have Mr Hunt in the driver seat. In time I hope to build a rapport with Mr Hunt that allows us to know what will happen prior to court to ease my son's fear on those difficult days. Court days are the worse for him because he feels in the dark till the very last minute. I pray that His will be done and that Mr Hunt is able to see the twist and turns of my complex case. All in all - I give Mr Hunt 5 stars and would highly recommend him if you need legal representation. He has even taken the opportunity to spend time updating my family and meeting with them one on one - something that is probably very rare in this day and age. Take care.
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Posted by Amanda | August 13, 2015
A very bad attorney
Russ Hunt you are the worst lawyer there is . You ought to be ashamed of yourself. You came to my trial unprepared and you acted like you did not know what was going on with my case. You were court appointed and you're bad at your job!!!! You should give your pay back because you did NOTHING!! My parents had to hire another lawyer to clean up the mess you made! Do not pay for this so called attorney!
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Response from Russell Hunt September 20, 2017
I am very disappointed about this former client's disparaging comments. I always strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for my clients and this individual is no different. Regarding the facts of the case or the extent of my work on the case, a lawyer’s duty to keep client confidences has few exceptions and in an abundance of caution I do not feel at liberty to respond in a point by point fashion in this forum. Suffice it to say that I do not believe that the post presents a fair and accurate picture of the events or extent of my prior representation.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Member
  • Postpartum Resource Center of Texas
  • 2003 - 2005


  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Austin College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Alvarez
  • Convicted by jury of lesser-included offense of murder. Plea to sentence of 40 years.
  • State v. Lively
  • Jury finding of Not Guilty of DWI despite .24 blood test
  • USA v. Sanchez
  • Federal judge suppressed 25 pounds of cocaine. Case dismissed.


  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified in Criminal Law
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar College
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Life Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Williamson County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Lake Forest Homeowners Association
  • Secretary
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Secretary
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Editor, Advocate Newsletter
  • 2004 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • SuperLawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2008


  • Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)
  • Challenging and Litigating Inventory Searches
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Capital Defense-A Practical Approach
  • Jury Selection in Capital Murder Cases
  • 2017
  • WCBA Fall Seminar
  • Cell Phones: Privacy, Data and Tracking
  • 2016
  • Capital Defense-A Practical Approach
  • Building a Team and Developing a Case Strategy
  • 2016
  • Bell County Fall Seminar
  • Pretrial Motions Practice
  • 2016
  • Friday Lunch Lecture
  • Inventory Searches after Gant
  • 2009
  • Friday Criminal Seminar
  • Challenging and Litigating Inventory Searches
  • 2008
  • Criminal Defense Nuts and Bolts Seminar
  • Probation Revocations
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (9)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Russ is hard working lawyer who also has the best interests of his clients in mind"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Russell. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Russell Hunt Jr. is an excellent trial attorney who is highly skilled in his craft and strongly advocates for his clients in and out of the courtroom. He is seasoned, highly intelligent, and always known to be reasonable in his approach. One of the absolute best!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Russ is an excellent lawyer with an impeccable reputation in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Good guy and a good lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Russ professionally for a number of years and endorse him wholeheartedly. He is not only an excellent technician of the law, but also conducts himself in a polite and noncondescending manner. I am proud to call him a colleague, and his clients will be well served by him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Russ since high school, and can attest to his intellect and good-naturedness. The son of a respected criminal defense lawyer. I would agree with the review that said "a credit to the profession." You would do well to hire him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. As a former prosecutor in Williamson County, I had many cases with Russ Hunt. I found his negotiating style convincing, fair, and persuasive. Many times I changed or softened my recommendations as a direct result of the information diligently gathered and presented by Mr. Hunt."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hunt is an excellent attorney who will give you straight answers."
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Georgetown Criminal defense Lawyer Russell David Hunt Jr.
Russell David Hunt Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Georgetown, TX
Licensed for 29 years
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