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Daniel H. Wannamaker

Federal crime Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   40 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Federal crime
    34%
    Daniel Wannamaker has 10 years experience as an Assistant Federal Defender and 14 years experience in private practice defending people in Federal Court, with numerous trial and appellate victories. Mr. Wannamaker has specialized in representing individuals in high-profile and highly complex fraud prosecutions, as well as the manufacturing, delivery, and possession of controlled substances..

    40 years

  2. Criminal defense
    33%
    Daniel Wannamaker specializes in representation of persons accused of the manufacturing, delivery, and possession of controlled substances in both state and federal court. Mr. Wannamaker also represents individuals accused of DWI, assault, theft, murder as well as various other criminal offenses.

    40 years

  3. White collar crime
    33%
    Daniel H. Wannamaker has successfully represented a number of individuals and companies charged with complex white collar fraud.

    40 years

Daniel Wannamaker is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist and Board Certified Criminal Appeals Specialist. His office is located in Austin. 

He has won numerous federal and state jury trials and has secured a presidential pardon for a client. He has recently won a not guilty in an aggravated robbery jury trial, and has represented a number of high profile clients in the news. 

 

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Headed into federal courthouse in the U S v. Rasul Scott case
Board Certifications in Criminal and Criminal Appellate Law
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Location

Wannamaker & Associates
13809 Research Blvd #500
Austin, TX, 78750

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Reviews

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Posted by Antonio Morales | June 3, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Daniel H. Wannamaker is the only law I've ever needed i can rest well knowing he was taking care of my case. If i ever need him again i know i can count on him to be there to accept the case. I can now get back on track thank you Daniel Wannamaker.
Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Master at Work
I was indicted on a large federal drug conspiracy that carried significant mandatory minimums. Throughout the many years I spent waiting on this case, Dan supported me not only as an attorney but also as a friend and mentor. He has a refreshing sense of humor but is a serious guy and will tell you things how they are. Despite the severity of the facts of the case, Dan was able to step in and separate me from the conspiracy, removing any potential liability for other’s actions. Dan is a seasoned legal mastermind. He is well-respected in local courtrooms and also a plethora across Texas, something that is rare. Apart from his legal brilliance, he has a remarkable way with words, which proved to be especially important. At the end, Dan pulled a magic rabbit out of his hat. During what felt like a legal masterclass in federal sentencing, he secured me 3 years probation, an outcome I could only have dreamed for at the beginning of the case. Dan changed the course of my life and gave me a second chance. If you are facing serious state or federal charges and are unsure about representation, you need to pick up the phone and call him immediately. Like almost everything in life, you get what you pay for, and his representation is worth every penny when it comes to your freedom.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2023
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Excellent Lawyer!
Daniel Wannamaker defended my son and won! It was my son's second DUI and an unjust one at that. Mr. Wannamaker swooped right in from the very beginning, and took care of everything throughout the process. He truly cares about his clients. Two thumbs up!
Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2022
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Dan the man with a plan.
Good man in general straight forward also great commitment as far as professionalism goes. Definitely would recommend Dan Wannamaker any day of the week .
Posted by Brandon | July 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed
Daniel executed my case in the exact manner anyone could hope for! Case dismissed! Daniel is very easy to work with, down to earth and understanding. There are times in our lives that we all make mistakes. When you do, you want a knowledgeable experienced attorney representing you on your behalf. I absolutely recommend retaining Daniel Wannamaker as your attorney and letting him go to work for you!
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Posted by Victor | July 9, 2022
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Exceptionally smart, experienced and has my back
Wannamaker has handled many legal matters for me over the years (since 2013 misdemeanor to felonies) and has always achieved the outcome I was looking for. Always responds to any random legal inquiries I have and has a decent sense of humor. 10/10
Posted by William | June 30, 2022
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Dismissed
What can be said about the i35 lawyer that hasn’t already been said. Worth every penny
Response from Daniel Wannamaker July 1, 2022
I don’t mind driving I35 to represent great folks like you.
Posted by Victoria Cano | June 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely the best!
Mr. Wanamaker is a brilliant lawyer. We are so grateful for his passion, dedication, and professionalism. His analization and plan of action made all the difference in our case.
Response from Daniel Wannamaker July 1, 2022
Thank you Ms. Cano. It was a pleasure representing you and hope to stay in touch. Dan
Posted by Jay | June 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A True SUPER LAWYER
I really want to say thank you to Mr. Wannamaker!! I called him and I was stressed out, he calmed me down and he assured me everything was going to be alright. He is really a SUPER LAWYER!!! Mr Wannamaker got my case dismissed!!!!! 5 stars for sure!!!
Response from Daniel Wannamaker July 1, 2022
Let me know when your back this way, coffee on me!
Posted by Michael | July 20, 2021
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Review
Daniel is a great attorney and very accessible! He is personable and easy going and takes good care of his clients. It doesn’t hurt that he is a nice guy to boot! You will not go wrong by hiring him if you need representation, I highly recommend him!
Posted by Kristofer | July 19, 2021
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Thoughtful and Effective
Daniel helped save me from certain misery. I was given a chance to change my life and I am grateful for the end result, that I had a second chance and was able to build a life out of what was certain misery.
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2021
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Dan is absolutely amazing!
Dan took care of me and made me feel so comfortable about my situation. I couldn’t have found a better lawyer. Very prompt, courteous and respectful.
Posted by Kelli | July 11, 2021
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Sales professional
He is an amazing lawyer, he has represented me multiple times ona DWI charge and others and got me acquitted on all charges.
Posted by Greg | May 18, 2021
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Great lawer Go Getter tells it how it is.
I got arrested for dwi leaving a night club the officers had a sting in the club watching for drinkers dan pointed out to the judge why they had no reason to pull me over as in the video i did nothing wrong for the traffic stop. The judge threw out the case. Case dismissed. Mr Dan wannamaker is the man.
Posted by J. Marvin | May 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Always gets it done!!!
Dan was a pleasure from the beginning, not over-promising on anything but he MAJORLY delivered, and without going into too many details, in an incredible way. Charges dropped way down and it was all thanks to Dan. Definitely would 10/10 recommend. If you’re even considering him, just do it.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Magic!
I was Indicted on a federal conspiracy case and Dan was assigned to me. From the moment I met him he was cool and confident. He made me feel assured that everything was going to work out. He worked his magic and my case was dismissed! He truly fights for his clients and kept constant communication with me. He always treated me kindly and with respect even though I didn’t actually spend any money on him. I highly recommend Dan. God forbid I get another federal case, but if I do I will be calling on him again!
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Posted by Corey | April 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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A stand-up guy that is great at his craft
I’m incredibly thankful to have had Dan on my side as my attorney. I was facing a felony aggravated assault and a very scary and uncertain future. With this being my first offense ever, I had absolutely no knowledge of the judicial process or what was to come, but with Dan’s extensive knowledge and skill in criminal law, he was able to guide me and assure me every step of the way (it also helped that he had a great sense of humor, which brought some levity to an otherwise very serious situation). In the end, he was able to negotiate my original charge down to a terrorist threat Class B misdemeanor with deferred adjudication. Thanks to him, I’m finally able to see the light at the end of the tunnel and find a way to put a very unfortunate event in my life behind me. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2020
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Excellent attorney
I am so thankful that I hired Dan wannamaker as my attorney. He fought for what was right. I was facing a felony charge that held a 2-10 year sentence, and a misdemeanor assault charge. With Dan's experience and knowledge he was able to get both charges dismissed!! He also worked with me on a payment plan. He is very sincere and did everything possible to help me, and got the outcome we had hoped for. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Steven | August 29, 2020
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Extraordinary Lawyer! The best!
I hired Dan for his services and he exceeded all of my expectations. He truly is an extraordinary Attorney! He will handle your case with compassion, attention to detail, and utilize his extensive skills and knowledge to get you the best possible outcome. He is always available for questions and keeps his clients updated. Dan is also fairly priced. With Dan representing me, I had a high-level nationally recognized rock-star of an Attorney with decades of professional experience guiding me through the process. I would highly recommend Dan to anyone who requires his services.
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Posted by Vivian | March 16, 2020
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Best Attorney in Texas!!!
Dan goes far beyond the call of duty when it comes to representing his clients! He is dedicated, informed, respected, reliable and works diligently for all his clients! Dan really cares and listens to me! I had a very difficult case and trusted Dan all the way!!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner, Proprietor, Partner
  • Wannamaker & Associates
  • 2003 - Present
  • Assistant Federal Public Defender
  • Federal Public Defender
  • 1995 - 2003
  • Owner, Proprietor, Partner
  • Law Office of Daniel H. Wannamaker
  • 1992 - 1995
  • Assistant Federal Public Defender
  • Federal Public Defender
  • 1989 - 1992
  • Owner, Proprietor, Partner
  • Law Office of Daniel H. Wannamaker
  • 1985 - 1989
  • Briefing Attorney
  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
  • 1984 - 1985
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • University of Texas, at Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Texas v. Tonche
  • Two felonies dismissed
  • U S v Rasul Scott
  • Sentence reduction to 17 years
  • Petition for Presidential Pardon
  • Pardon granted
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Independent Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • 2019
  • Top Rated Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Criminal Appeal Specialist
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2008
  • Criminal Law Specialist
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1994
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
  • Preparing for the Board Certification Exam
  • 2013
  • Winning Strategies Seminar
  • The Impact of the Victim Witness Protection Act on the Federal Sentencing Process
  • 2009
  • State Bar of Texas, Guide to the Basics of the Practice of Law
  • Career Killers
  • 2000
  • Federal Defenders Organization, Inc., Brown Bag Seminar
  • Federal Arraignments and Client Interviews
  • 2000
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 1999 Spring Seminar
  • Use and Abuse of Informants
  • 1999
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association's Eight Annual Galveston Criminal Law Seminar
  • Specific Performance of Negotiated Pleas
  • 1994
  • NORML Key West Legal Seminar
  • Legal Potpouri
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
Endorse Daniel
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Dan Wannamaker. It's rare for an attorney to specialize in both trial and appellate law (state and federal), but Dan is an expert at both. He also deeply cares about his clients, and he fights for the best possible outcome, attaining fantastic results. If you need a criminal defense attorney in Central Texas, Dan's the right choice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer. I practiced in the same office and legal community with this lawyer for a few years. He is a highly skilled and knowledgeable attorney. He is regarded as one of the best federal criminal defense attorney in the city. He is professional, passionate and honest. I would trust him to represent any of my friends or family."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the best trial lawyers in the State. Also superb in plea negotiations. Not just a hired gun--cares for his clients !"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dan is an expert in all Criminal matters. I have been lucky enough to work under his guidance on a few matters. His extensive experience and knowledge are the best in the industry."
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Austin Federal crime Lawyer Daniel H. Wannamaker
Daniel H. Wannamaker
Federal crime Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 39 years
Free Consultation