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Jim Mitchell Medley

DUI and DWI Attorney at Denver, CO

4.9   47 reviews

Licensed for 22 years

About Jim

Learn Jim’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. DUI and DWI
    100%
    I have particular expertise in DWI cases. Cases involving accidents, breath tests, blood draws, search warrants, and repeat offenses are my daily practice. I have a degree in Forensic Toxicology and specialized training in police procedures and blood testing.

    23 years, 3,000 cases

  I was born in Port Arthur, Texas and raised in the Golden Triangle of Texas.  I completed my B.S. degree from Auburn University after only 2 1/2 years of study.  I began working as a police officer at 21 years old.  I was a college professor with two masters degrees at age 26.  By age 30, I was finishing law school.  I have since completed a third masters degree and defended over 2000 people who have been accused of crimes.  My experience as a defense lawyer includes over 100 jury trials.

 

  Outside of my law practice, I am actively involved in fitness.  I practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and regularly compete in tournaments.  I am very competitive and I fight for my clients in court the way I fight on the jiu jitsu mat.  I use knowledge, creativity, and experience to get the best results.

 

      

Awards

Client's Choice 2017,2016,2015,2014
Client's Choice
2017 2016 2015 + 1 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Licensed for 22 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2019
Updated 01/13/2023
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2000
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Jim Medley Defense Lawyer
600 17th Street
Suite 2800
Denver, CO, 80202

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  47 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
Jim received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2017
Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got the job done!
If you are looking for someone that is worth the money and someone that will fight for you. Jim is the one. We knew we needed to get a felony dropped and he did that. I don't plan on being in trouble anymore but if I am or someone I know is... he is the first I will recommend!
Posted by Dario | March 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best ever
Thank you guys soo much for everything if I didn’t come to you these I would probably have a felony at the moment
Posted by Aj | December 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING LAWYER
I have never been in trouble with the legal system before. When I found myself in trouble, I researched for lawyers and I was able to find Jim Medley. As I entered the office feeling guilty, feeling not worth it, I had a chance to talk to Mr. Medley. I remember him telling me very clearly "This is just a path in your life, you are going to do amazing things with your life." That moment, I knew my head was in the right place. Fast forward three months later, my case was dismissed. His legal assistant Misty is a huge help and they answered all of my questions throughout the journey. My favorite part was the judgment-free environment they had to offer because I was freaking out and feeling very bad about myself but these people took their time to calm me down, and explain the whole situation to me. Overall, I will highly recommend Mr.Medley to anyone who is having legal trouble.
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Posted by Ohlyn U | September 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent work!!!
I found Jim Medley’s Office through online search. I was very nervous about my case and didn’t really know what to expect. Mr Medley and his staff were very reassuring and incredibly professional from day one. They got to work right away, set clear expectations and delivered every step of the way. Overall, the process went smoothly and my case was dismissed. I would definitely recommend Mr Medley and his staff. They are experienced, knowledgeable and really good at what they do. Thank you for everything!!
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Posted by K | August 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely helpful
My case was dismissed and soon will be nonexistent. Misty is amazing and so caring, she was a huge help during a terrifying situation.
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DWI lawyer!
Mr. Medley was very professional and attentive to my case. Through much work on his part was able to get my case dismissed. His office staff was the greatest always keeping me informed about my case and anything else I needed. They were always there to answer my phone calls and questions.
Posted by jennifer | January 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT LAWYER !!!!!
Jim Medley did a great job handling my case. He was able to get my case dismissed. I would most definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer. i had a great experience with Jim. BEST IN HOUSTON!!!
Posted by brian | August 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job !!!
Jim Medley is a definitely hire; , I’m overjoyed with the result that Mr. Medley was able to achieve through his hard work, knowledge of the law, and commitment to my case. He was extremely aggressive with getting the Asst. Dist. Attorney to dismiss the charges, and would not take “No” for an answer. I was literally shocked how good a deal I got after seeing what others received for the same offense. Glad that Mr. Medley did an outstanding job, I have crossed criminal charges off of my bucket list and don’t plan on ever getting in trouble with the law again. I will recommend him to friends and family, and will reconsider him again if any mishaps.
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Posted by Andrew | August 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
After my arrest in March 2015, I contacted Jim Medley and Associates to handle my case. From the beginning they were professional and handled my case with ease. He was able to get my charges dismissed and made the whole experience much better than I anticipated. If anyone is looking for an attorney, I would strongly recommend Jim Medley. Thank you sir!
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I was fortunate enough to get in contact with Mr Jim Medley a few years ago when I needed representation for a criminal case. I am wanting to help others that read reviews in making the decision to hire Mr Jim Medley. My case was dismissed with his help and I would like to recommend him and his services. He is very knowledgeable in his field and keeps you well informed through out the process to the very end. He was always available easily reachable and his office staff are super supportive, especially Misty and a joy to work with. I am so grateful that this is the lawyer that represented me in my case and highly recommend him to anyone that finds themselves needing a defense lawyer or any other representation. I feel that the situation I found myself in was very stressful and he made it so much easier due to his expertise. Kudos to you sir, keep up the great work !!!
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Posted by Alex Umana | January 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I found myself in a tight situation and required legal counsel. Jim and his associates helped alleviate my worry. They worked hard to put me in a position to get my life on the right track. Without their help my future would have been lost. Thank you Jim and Misty!
Posted by Nick Allen | May 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I unfortunately found myself in a situation where I needed legal representation from someone who was well experienced in the criminal defense system. I had no idea who to call until Jim Medley was recommended to me from a friend who is very familiar with the Houston court system. I’m very glad I was recommended to Jim Medley. I contacted the office and was able to get an appointment to see him the very next day. After discussing my case with Jim Medley I felt very comfortable and confident about my current situation and he told me that I had nothing to worry about. Jim Medley’s office staff did a wonderful job returning any of my phone calls or emails and was more than happy to answer any questions that I had. I would definitely recommend Jim Medley to anyone who is in need of an attorney. I’m hoping I’m never in another situation where I’m in need of another criminal defense attorney, but if I am I know exactly who to call!
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Posted by Sean | April 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, blunt and knowledgeable
I would highly recommend to anyone that is in the unfortunate predicament of fighting a DWI to seek out the expertise and experience of Mr.Medley and his staff! I had a highly complicated case that took over 18 months to resolve. Mr.Medley and his staff always kept the information flowing, and were forward and honest about what to expect, consequences and even the over all out look. It was also a relief to have one attorney to handle everything from acquiring a drivers license, fighting the charges and even getting it expunged from one's record. I hope never to have to go through this process ever again, or anyone. But, it does make it easier with Mr.Medley and his staff by your side the whole time.
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Posted by Taryn | March 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I was arrested with a DWI and Jim Medley and his entire staff made this process in my life extremely smooth. Before I hired him I looked at all his credentials and I then knew he was the best representation for my charge. I am now using his services to get this expunged from my record.
Posted by Marcus Morgan | January 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Great Attorney!!!
I first want to thank Jim Medley and his team for such a great outcome. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mr. Jim Medley for your legal needs. Vey professional and knowledgeable. I can honestly say he WILL go out his way for his clients as well as work with any situation that may come. Very honest and direct. Thank you Mr. Medley. I will defiantly continue to speak highly of you and your firm!
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent work
When I was arrested for DWI, I searched a number of firms for representation. Jim Medley immediately stood out as both highly knowledgeable, but not overly aggressive with handling his clients. Over the course of my case, Mr. Medley and his staff were extremely responsive to my requests, concerns, and inquiries. Eventually, Mr. Medley was able to work with the authorities to secure a dismissal due the inability to prove the charge beyond reasonable doubt - the optimal outcome given my profession and age. Through the process, I was well informed, and for that I am grateful. I would recommend Jim Medley and his team in a heartbeat should you find yourself in the unfortunate position of a DWI.
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Posted by chris | December 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Awesome civil department! It was my first DWI and the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and accommodating! They were very prompt in all correspondence and kept me informed every step of the way. Made me feel very valued, respected and represented at their fullest capability! Highly recommend Mr. Jim Medley & Associates.
Posted by Timothy warrick jr | November 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
case DISMISSED
My husband was accused of stealing pipe from his job he was arrested jan 14 2015 for something he didnt do three weeks later i bonded him out and we got a lawyer to prove hes innocent a boy did we choose the right lawyer for the job we went threw this for 10 months and November 9th 2015 jim medley got his case DISMISSED..... are prays were answered thank god for jim medley i couldnt ask for a better lawyer
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend this attorney
Mr. Medley is an experienced attorney and practices law with beneficence. I had the unfortunate circumstance of being wrongfully accused of a D.W.I.. From the beginning, Mr. Medley and his staff kept me abreast of my case and informed me every step of the way what to expect. Mr.Medley is knowledgeable, launches an aggressive defense, experienced, and has his clients best interest at heart. He tells you the truth and does not give you false hope. In court, he is well known and VERY AGGRESSIVE against the prosecutors. He knows the law and he uses that breath of knowledge to defend you in court. I always felt he had my best interest. I highly recommend him if you need an experienced defense attorney. Joseph M.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney and staff.
Despite the difficulty of a DWI charge, Jim and his staff made me feel welcome. They were honest, realistic and helpful throughout the process.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Jim Medley & Associates
  • 2000 - Present
  • Professor of Criminal Justice
  • San Jacinto College
  • 1996 - 2003

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Sam Houston State University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1996
  • Auburn University, Auburn
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990
  • Auburn University, Auburn
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Master of Education
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • State of Texas v. A.V.
  • NOT GUILTY
  • State of Texas v J.T.
  • NOT GUILTY
  • State of Texas v D.H.
  • NOT GUILTY

Associations

  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar College
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorney
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
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Publications

  • The Legal News
  • Police Field Exercises: Scientific evidence or more government lies?
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • HGN field sobriety test
  • 2011
  • Top Gun DWI
  • Cross examination of an arresting officer
  • 2011
  • Top Gun DWI
  • Direct examination of a defense expert
  • 2010
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • HGN research
  • 2008
  • Top Gun DWI
  • Cross examination of an arresting officer
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (27)
Given (19)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Jim at a DWI seminar when after I had just became a licensed attorney. I learned a lot from Jim and I have watched him fight hard for his clients. I would recommend Jim to anyone who needs a criminal defense attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is an excellent lawyer. He tells it like it is and has had great success because of his knowledge, background and experience. He is also a great teacher, and is frequently asked to speak at legal seminars. I have worked with him on a few cases and his preparation is impeccable. I think he is one of the best lawyers in Houston and I highly endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim Medley has unique experience as a former police officer that makes him a valuable resource to anyone charged with DWI/DUI. Jim is a great lawyer and can fight for you if you're accused of a crime."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Through consistent hard work Jim Medley has established himself as one of the preeminent DWI lawyers in Houston. He is tough, thoughtful and determined in his approach. Jim has earned the respect of the entire legal community and the gratitude of the many clients he has saved. On top of that he is a good man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Jim for a short time back in our law enforcement days. I knew as soon as I met him that he was destined for much bigger things in life. He's just a super smart guy, pure and simple. He has a great reputation as a DWI lawyer and I've referred numerous people to him over years for Harris County cases. If I was facing a DWI in Harris County, Jim is the one I'd call straight away."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"We were opposing counsel when I was at the DA's office and then later worked on a couple of matters with him as co-counsel. He is a consummate professional. I endorse him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim is an excellent attorney. He always fights to get the best result for his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jim is a top gun attorney in the area of DWI/DUI. He is extremely knowledgeable on issues involving standardized field sobriety tests (he is an instructor), he has a masters degree in forensic toxicology and understands the scientific basis of chemical testing. Jim is also a very talented trial attorney and I have every confidence in his knowledge and talents to handle any alcohol or drug related case. The combination of his training, knowledge and trial skills makes him a super lawyer and advocate. I trust in his abilities. If I had a DWI in Texas I would call him to represent me or any member of my family."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Medley provides insightful, helpful and accurate advice. His knowledge and experience are clearly evident. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Medley. From his answers and time on Avvo, it is clear he is dedicated to serving those in need and his clients. It's rare that lawyers spend so much valuable time helping the community, for free, and I applaud him for doing it to such a great level. Kudos."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Medley is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys in his state. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jim has a unique background, education, and training that can't be matched by very many attorneys. He is a former police officer and holds advanced degrees in law and forensic science both. Being a DWI defense attorney requires that you be much more than an attorney. You must be a trial attorney. You must me a scientist. You must be willing to take on the government at all costs. Jim is that attorney. I have attended seminars alongside Jim as well as sat in the audience while he was teaching other lawyers how to be better DWI attorneys. I have also worked on cases with Jim and I can tell you that you are in good hands with Jim handling your DWI or alcohol related charge. I trust his abilities, so should you."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jim Medley for ten years and was immediately impressed by his desire to be the best trial lawyer he could be. Jim and I are former police officers and I could tell right away that Jim has what it takes as a DWI trial lawyer. Jim knows when the testifying officer is trying to pull a fast one. Jim knows the DWI area better than the arresting officers as he is an expert in the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. I make sure to attend any sessions when Jim is presenting at the top DWI seminars. I have always come away from Jim's talks a better trial lawyer for watching him in action. Jim and I have referred cases to each other over the years because I know I can trust Jim to do the best job possible for his clients. Jim Medley is one of my "go to guys" when it comes to a Houston area DWI. Jim has elevated himself to the top of the list when it comes to understanding the science of DWI. Jim Medley has the DWI Dude's endorsement and I do not give it lightly. - Jamie Balagia"
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Denver DUI and DWI Lawyer Jim Mitchell Medley
Jim Mitchell Medley
DUI and DWI Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 22 years