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David Michael Guinn Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Lubbock, TX

5.0   63 reviews
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About David

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  1. Criminal defense
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    At Hurley & Guinn, we handle a wide range of criminal defense matters for people throughout Texas. Contact us today online or by telephone at (855) 434-2392 to speak with an experienced Texas criminal defense attorney.

    32 years

David M. Guinn Jr. is a partner at Hurley & Guinn. He has extensive experience representing citizens accused of criminal wrongdoing. His experience includes successful representation of individuals in trial and appellate courts at both the federal and state level.

Mr. Guinn represents individuals charged with all types of crimes across the state of Texas. He has obtained not guilty verdicts for clients on a variety of charges, including:

  • Aggravated Assault
  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • Felon in Possession of a Firearm
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Wire Fraud

Mr. Guinn earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from Baylor University. After graduating law school in 1989, he spent three years as an assistant district attorney for Johnson and Somervell Counties. Mr. Guinn maintained a private practice in Crane, Texas until 1996 when he joined the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Northern District of Texas—Lubbock Division.  In 1999, he joined his law school classmate Ruben Reyes and long-time colleague Daniel Hurley to form Hurley, Reyes & Guinn.

Mr. Guinn is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Institute. He frequently lectures other lawyers at seminars throughout the State on various criminal defense strategies.  

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David Michael Guinn Jr.

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Client's Choice 2023
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2024
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David Guinn - Incredible Experience
Mr. Guinn came highly recommended to me as an excellent attorney in the Lubbock, TX area, and I wholeheartedly agree. He attentively listened to my concerns and instilled confidence in me regarding my case. I decided to hire him on the spot and entrusted him to handle the matter. This decision proved to be one of the best I have made when it comes to hiring an attorney. True to his word, he reached out to the prosecutor and was to successfully have the case rejected by the DA's office. I am extremely pleased with Mr. Guinn, his team, and the positive outcomes achieved. If you find yourself in need of legal assistance in or around Lubbock, I highly recommend reaching out to him as his services are truly valuable.
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Posted by Ramon | February 11, 2024
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Excellent
Reached out to Mr Guinn and from day 1 I knew I was in good hands. He totally took care of me and another family member in the past. Very knowledgeable and just the best!!
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2023
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Honest and Transparent
Hired for a civil forfeiture case for a large sum of money. Most other lawyers I contacted wanted to charge inflated prices after hearing about the sum. Mr. Guinn was both straightforward and professional. He was knowledgeable and honest with me from the very start of my case which spanned nearly 3 years. I am grateful for his help and would highly recommend him to anyone in a similar situation.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2023
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DWI
I’m very grateful to have Mr. Guinn is my attorney he is very professional in his job always answered my questions. He really cares about his clients. I was very scared about my case with DWI but all I did is believe in Mr.Guinn and he got it done I would definitely recommend him very professiona and good attorney.
Posted by Brandon | August 16, 2023
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DWI Issues? Look no further!
Mr. Guinn was my lawyer and I am so thankful to have had him during this process. He was not only able to get my DWI dropped from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class B misdemeanor. He was also able to get me a plea deal for my incident and lessened the punishment that I was going to receive. I would recommend anyone having any kind legal issues to Mr. Guinn. Him and his staff are very friendly and I really am glad that I chose them to take care of me and my issues that I was having!
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2023
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Saved my career
I would 100% recommend Mr.Guinn. I thought i was going to do at least 2 years but he called me and told me everything’s taken care of. It was a miracle. He told me nonchalantly like he does it all the time! I was in shock. Best attorney I’ve had hands down, and I’ve had quite a few in Lubbock.
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2023
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DWI! No problem
David probably had to be one of the most calm people I’ve ever met. When I got a DWI I thought my world had fell apart. But David didn’t see it like that. He gave me some advice on how to see the good. I took that advice and now I’m back to a better life! More money in my pocket that’s for sure!!! If it happened again I would definitely hire David again! He got me exactly what I wanted with ease. Thanks again David
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2023
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DWI Case
David Guinn did everything in his power to get my life back on track. Forever grateful for all of his time and effort to help this get resolved. He was transparent about the possible outcomes and told me what was happening at all times. The best case scenario ended up happening. I thought my life was over and I was never going to be able to move on. Through David's avid assistance I have been able to deal with it. He was always there to answer my endless questions and he did everything he could to help me.
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Posted by Georgia | November 4, 2022
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Best results - DWI case
I received one of the worst calls a mother can receive, and that was that my underage son had been arrested and was in jail for DWI in Lubbock. We were shocked and had absolutely no idea what to do next. Thank goodness we found and hired David Guinn. He told us exactly what was happening, what would happen next, what he would be doing in response, and what the possible outcomes could be. Thankfully with his expertise and guidance, we got a wonderful result that put my son's life back on track. We will be forever grateful to Mr. Guinn for this. I do not hesitate to recommend him.
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Posted by Zach | October 22, 2022
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GOAT
Mr. Guinn came highly recommended to me as a really excellent Attorney that is the best at what he does in the Lubbock, TX area and I would have to agree. I met him on at his office Saturday sometime in May 2022 which I didn't expect that especially on a weekend. We sat down and spoke for over an hour and discussed myself, Mr. Guinn's career and accolades as well as my options and what he might be able to and the best approach to take. He listened to me and my concerns and made me feel at ease regarding the suit and his confidence of a good outcome. As a result I hired him on the spot and fully put my faith in this man to handle matters regarding my case as it turned out to be one of the best decisions I have ever made hiring an attorney. Within a few months time and true to his word he was able to get me a fair judgement from the prosecutor and few days later much to my surprise my was able to get the case rejected by the DA's office as long as I was able to perform my due diligence and follow through on my part. I couldn't be happier with Mr. Guinn, his staff and the great results that were achieved. So, if your in a situation and finding that you need legal assistance in and around Lubbock look this man up as he is worth every dollar that was spent.
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2022
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Great service
Mr. Guinn was referred to me by a family member due to me getting into some trouble. I was told that he was one of the top lawyers in the USA and I believe it. After hiring David he assured that he would do anything he could to get the best outcome of my case. The thing that I really appreciated was being able to reach David whenever I had a question and or concern, I never had to call continuously or felt as if nothing was being done. This being my first time in any kind of trouble I really appreciated that the most it put comfort In my heart knowing that he was there and not to mention the outcome was outstanding. David is someone that truly cares about getting you the best outcome when in need I would definitely recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2022
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the best out there
he was referred to myself and my husband when i got into some trouble and from day one he was very professional and very determined to help.he made sure we understood he was on our side and that he would do everything in his power to help. any time we had a question he answered, if he happened to be busy or out of town he still made a point to contact us when he could. i had never been in any situation to where i needed a lawyer so i was terrified of what could happen but he was very good at explaining everything in terms i could understand. he fought for me and when i was ready to just give up he told me to not give up and he will get me a better deal…& he did exactly that! an amazing lawyer& i wish him continued success!
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2022
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Professional, dedicated and experienced lawyer
Mr. Guinn did an amazing job! He was referred by a friend. He assisted my family with an issue that could have destroyed a young life. This incident occurred during Covid, so the courts were way behind. Mr Guinn got to work on our case and once things were moving, the charges were resolved with better than expected outcomes. His assistant Selma, was extremely helpful and continually reassured us that he would take care of the situation. He did!! Mr Guinn is an experienced lawyer and well worth the money.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2022
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anonymous
David was able to get me a deal on my felony charge that was better than I could have hoped for. He provided great legal representation and communication. He also went above and beyond and helped me with some matters that were tangentially related to my case.
Posted by Paul | August 9, 2022
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Great Attorney
David Guinn was my attorney and fought hard for my best possible outcome. He works hard for your rights and is attentive to your needs. He is a great attorney and a great person.
Posted by Todd | January 1, 2022
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Thank You,Thank You, Thank You!
I was on probation for 6 years for a third dwi in 2016. I was only supposed to have the blow machine for 2 years but had it for 5. The PO wanted to put me in some kind of place locked up. And David said um NO. He kept me from going into.that place. He gave me the best Christmas and new years I've ever had. My case was dismissed. Would I recommend him. Of course I would and have twice already! Thank you so much from my family to yours!!!!!
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Posted by Cynthia | September 7, 2021
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Excellent attorney
Went above all expectations for our family, giving us a true second chance. Great communication, honest and direct. David, gave us his undivided attention (face to face) and did not make us jump through hoops to be able to speak with him. Any questions we had were always answered in a timely matter along with any case updates. David came highly recommended and definitely lives up to his reputation.
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Posted by Stephanie | September 5, 2020
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Thank you!
David was great help in my situation. He was there for me the whole way through and kept me up to date through everything that was going on.
Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2020
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May be the best in West Texas!
Excellent Attorney. I work with attorneys all the time in my career and never imagined i would need one. Not a criminal one anyway. When i did end up needing one i knew plenty of Attorneys that i didn't want representing me, but none that i did want. I heard about Mr. Guinn from a friend and began my research. After much prayer and talking to several Attorneys i did decide Mr. Guinn was the right choice for me and my case. In May of 2019 I was arrested due some false allegations against me. After consulting with Mr. Guinn, we decided to fight my case at the front end with the Grand Jury. This is no small feat, as Grand Juries usually only hear from the prosecutor. Mr. Guinn immediately went to work for me. He met with me on Saturdays when i needed. It took nearly a year and a half for the prosecutor to take my case to Grand Jury. Mr. Guinn was able to put together a "defense packet" and was able to get it pushed through so the Grand Jury could review it. This is almost unheard of here in small town West Texas. The morning my case was going to Grand Jury, Mr. Guinn texted me to let me know he was praying for me. When the case came back as No-Bill, Mr. Guinn called me immediately to let me know. Mr. Guinn is still doing some work on expungement for me and tying up some other things. I feel confident we would have one this case in a trial, and for me, there was no other option. I was innocent and not about to plea any other way. Mr. Guinn agreed and never tried to persuade me otherwise. Mr. Guinn's hard work spared us the trauma, time, humiliations and yes money that a trial would bring. If you need a good criminal attorney i would definitely look into Mr. Guinn.
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2020
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Trustworthy
A friend of mine helped me find Mr. Guinn on Avvo and his stellar reviews were the reason I hired him. I was arrested for 2nd degree felony marijuana possession in Texas while traveling. I had never even received a speeding ticket before this incident and I live far away from Texas out of state. This was my first encounter with the legal system and I was absolutely terrified. Hiring counsel and trusting an attorney with my life based on online reviews was even scarier. I am so grateful and elated to write that Mr. Guinn fulfilled all of his promises to me. I was facing jail time for my charges and my entire life was going to be derailed. I thought I was about to lose everything I have worked so hard for. Mr. Guinn was able to quickly negotiate an alternative to jail time which will result in my charges being completely dismissed. Please consider hiring Mr. Guinn if you find yourself in a similar situation as mine. If you have already hired him, you can rest easy knowing he will take care of you and get the best possible outcome for your case. The legal system is frightening but Mr. Guinn will be on your team and use all of his resources to help you. His knowledge and well-established relationships within this space are unmatched. Thank you so much to Mr. Guinn, Selma and his team for helping give me a second chance and ultimately saving my life.
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Cost

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Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hurley & Guinn
  • 1999 - Present
  • Assistant Federal Public Defender
  • Federal Public Defender
  • 1996 - 1999
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Johnson & Somervell Counties
  • 1989 - 1992

Education

  • Baylor University
  • 1989
  • Baylor University
  • B.A.
  • 1988

Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers - Education Institute
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 1995 - 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • President's Award
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Survivor Trial Tactics
  • Voir Dire
  • 2010
  • South Padre Island Ultimate Trial Notebook
  • Basic Jury Selection
  • 2010
  • Rusty Duncan
  • Drug Cases- Rocks for Your Pocket
  • 2010
  • Drug Cases Overview
  • Defending Drug Cases
  • 2010
  • Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
  • 30 Minute Jury Selection in Federal Court
  • 2010
  • 34th Annual Texas Criminal Trial College
  • Faculty
  • 2010
  • 30th Annual Prairie Dog Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law
  • Nuts N' Bolts
  • 2010
  • Nuts N'Bolts
  • Effective Representation: Grand Jury...
  • 2009
  • Highs, Lows & the Deep Ellum Blues: Defending the Drug Case
  • The Fourth Amendment
  • 2009
  • Drug Siminar
  • Supreme Court Update
  • 2009
  • 33rd Annual TExas Criminal Trial College
  • Faculty Instructor
  • 2009
  • Rusty Duncan
  • Drug CAses Overview
  • 2008
  • Jolly Roger Hal Jackson Memorial Criminal Law Seminar
  • The Yamato-Sinking the State's Ship
  • 2008
  • Advanced Trial Series
  • Seized Evidence
  • 2008
  • Defending Sexual Assault Allegations
  • Expert Witnesses in Sexual Abuse Cases
  • 2006
  • Boot camp for Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The Science and Art of Jury Selection
  • 2006
  • Red Blood, Black Robes & Deep Ellum Blues
  • Statutory Defenses
  • 2005
  • Rusty Duncan
  • Statutory Defenses and Drug CasespRocks for Your Pocket
  • 2004
  • Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course
  • Drug Cases: Rocks for Your Pocket
  • 2003
  • CRIMINAL DEFENSE ADVOCACY
  • Drug Cases-Rocks for Your Pocket
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David Guinn is the gold standard for criminal defense attorneys. I consider him to be the best attorney - civil or criminal - in all of West Texas. And I should know because I not only practice in West Texas but served as a federal prosecutor in Lubbock for many years and went toe-to-toe with David on several cases. It's hard to explain what makes him different but it was apparent the moment I met him. He just has a presence about him. I know from personal experience that judges and prosecutors hold him in high regard. He is a titan in the legal community for many reasons but chief among them is that he simply cares for his clients. He fights tirelessly for each and every client and for that, he will always have my respect."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is an exceptional attorney with a strong understanding of criminal law. He is a fierce advocate and will thoroughly defend his clients rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David has a knowledge and grasp of the law and procedure that seprarates him from the field. He is an agressive advocate in the courtroom, fighting for his clients and his principles of right and wrong. I have worked with David on several cases and am always impressed with his hard work and dedication to his clients and to the legal profession."
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Lubbock Criminal defense Lawyer David Michael Guinn Jr.
David Michael Guinn Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Lubbock, TX
Licensed for 34 years