Find The Best Criminal Lawyer
in Fort Worth, Texas
Not all Fort Worth criminal defense lawyers are the same. Some really are better than others. That may be obvious, but the difficulty for you is finding the best criminal defense lawyer for your unique criminal case. And just how are you supposed to know who’s the best lawyer for you? It’s not an easy task and given the stakes, it’s an enormous decision that may mean the difference between a great and poor result.
For the past 20 years, the overwhelming percentage of my clients came to me because I was recommended by someone they respected. In fact, other attorneys have recommended many of my clients to me. These attorneys know me, the quality of my work, my reputation in the legal community and the results I have obtained for their friends, family and clients over the course of my career.
Awards, ratings and top attorney lists are greatly appreciated, but for me personally, the highest form of compliment I can receive from my peers, is the faith and confidence they have in me by recommending and referring someone they care about into my professional care. It’s the highest form of compliment I can receive from another attorney.
Repeat Clients and Client Referrals
But as humbling and as greatly appreciated as attorney referrals are, without doubt, the absolute highest compliment I’ve received is the many repeat clients and former clients who’ve referred their friends and family. That has meant more to me than all the ratings and awards put together.
Having practiced criminal law in Tarrant County, Texas my entire career, I can count on one hand an elite group of criminal defense lawyers that practice here in Tarrant County that I would refer my family members to should they ever have the need. And yet, often times, lawyers with six months experience and who’ve never even tried a criminal case are “rated” higher than those elite attorneys. So, please take attorney “ratings” with a grain of salt, save one:
Martindale-Hubble has been professionally rating lawyers across the country for over a hundred years, and Martindale’s ratings are the ones lawyers and judges use when evaluating other attorneys. That’s because Martindale’s rating is peer reviewed, that is, it’s based upon reviews from other attorneys and judges. Martindale’s “AV Preeminent for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability” rating is the highest rating they award, and less than ten percent of attorneys across the country have this “AV” rating. If it’s not referenced in an attorney’s advertising, it’s a good sign they don’t have an AV rating. So ask. If you go to my website, you’ll see my AV rating is prominently displayed, not just for your benefit but for opposing counsel’s, as well.
Other Factors To Consider When Evaluating A Criminal Defense Lawyer
As an attorney, here are a few other things I’d want to know when deciding which attorney to hire. Where did they go to law school, how long have they been practicing criminal law in Fort Worth, are they a “jack of all trades and master of none?” In other words, does the lawyer focus solely on criminal defense or do they also handle car wrecks, divorces, wills, slip and falls…hopefully you get the picture. And last but certainly not least, what are their fees?
The old saying, “you get what you pay for,” is a still a good general rule of thumb. Let me try and put this into a legal context. When you pay an attorney, among other things, you’re paying for your attorney’s time and attention. I personally know many good criminal defense attorneys that have chosen to have preset, inexpensive fees and as a result, have hundreds of current, pending cases at any given time. Here’s the point: Even if you’ve hired the “best” attorney, if the attorney doesn’t have the time to spend on your particular case, you’re not getting his best. He’s simply spread too thin. If that’s the case, was the money you did pay well spent?
When you’re facing “time,” you want your attorney to have the time to devote to your case. Personally, I cannot represent that many people at one time and give each my best. So, I made a decision early in my career not to fall into the trap of accepting tons of cases on the cheap. It’s not how I wanted to treat my clients, nor was it how I wanted to run my practice.
I’d like to end my first blog by saying a heartfelt thank you to each and every client I’ve had the privilege and honor to serve and to the many attorneys who’ve honored me with their referrals through the years.
The Beasley Law Firm – Fort Worth’s Experienced Criminal Defense Firm
At the Beasley Law Firm in Fort Worth, Texas, we are proud of our long track record of defending the accused in criminal cases for over 20 years. Attorney Bruce Beasley has successfully tried cases in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex and all across Texas, always seeking the very best result possible for his clients.
How Can Our Fort Worth Criminal Defense Firm Help You:
If it’s a crime in Texas or under Federal law, we handle it.
The Beasley Law Firm in Fort Worth offers free initial consultations and are experienced in aggressively defending criminal cases regarding:
- DWI – Driving While Intoxicated
- Criminal Drug Possession
- Criminal Marijuana Possession
- Felony Assault
- Juvenile Crimes
- White Collar Crimes
Contact the Fort Worth Criminal defense lawyer at The Beasley Law Firm Today. When facing criminal charges, you need an attorney as quickly as possible. So don’t delay. Call Our Fort Worth Criminal Defense Law Office now at 817.338.1877