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About Jim Medley & Associates, P.C.

Attorney Jim Medley

Attorney Jim Medley, a native of Texas, was born in Port Arthur. From a young age, he has had a curiosity about the law, which eventually led him to obtain his Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management and Forensic Toxicology, his Master of Education degree and his Doctor of Jurisprudence. With such an extensive knowledge of the law and the science behind a driving while intoxicated arrest, Attorney Medley has been successful in representing a wide variety of criminal cases.

Houston DWI Defense Lawyer

Jim Medley, one of the Houston DWI attorneys at Jim Medley & Associates, P.C., has been working in the field of criminal justice for more than two decades. With more than 12 years of experience as a former police officer in Texas, Mr. Medley brings a unique set of abilities to the table. Not only has he trained and supervised law enforcement officers in the area, but he has even served as a professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. This, in turn, has provided him with valuable insight into the defense of DWI crimes, as he is able to pull from his past experiences and utilize this skillset in his clients’ favor. Having Master’s degrees in Criminal Justice, Education and Forensic Toxicology has also proved to be invaluable.

Mr. Medley regularly attends specialized training seminars, some of which he is even invited to speak at, as he is truly committed to furthering his abilities as a Houston criminal defense lawyer. He is a graduate of the National College for DUI Defense—of which he has been a member since 2004—and he is frequently invited to serve as a consultant during police officer training for the proper administration of field sobriety tests. Mr. Medley also consults for other defense attorneys as an expert on roadside DWI tests in court. For this reason, you can trust that your case is in competent hands when you turn to our firm for an aggressive defense against your drunk driving charges.

Professional Accomplishments

Attorney Jim Medley has led a very successful career as a Houston DWI lawyer. Not only has he been named to the coveted Super Lawyers list, but he has even been recognized as a “Top Houston Lawyer” for several years running. He has also won more than 20 consecutive jury trials over the last two years.


Mr. Medley understands how important it is to continue his professional education, especially since criminal law is consistently evolving. It is for this reason that he chooses to attend specialized training on a regular basis. Apart from this, however, he boasts impressive credentials from the following institutions:

  • Auburn University (1990) – Bachelor of Science in Justice & Public Safety
    • Graduated magna cum laude in less than 2.5 years
    • Member of the National Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • Sam Houston State (1996) – Master of Science in Criminal Justice Management
  • Sam Houston State (1996) – Master of Education in Occupational Education
  • University of Houston (1999) – Doctor of Jurisprudence in Law
  • University of Florida (2004) – Master of Science in Forensic Toxicology

Professional Memberships

Throughout his career, Mr. Medley has gained membership in numerous professional organizations, including the following:

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Texas
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Charged With DWI in Houston, TX? Jim Medley Can Help!

If you or someone you love has been charged with drunk driving in Texas, you should not hesitate to get in touch with Attorney Jim Medley as soon as possible. Not only can he contribute more than two decades of legal experience to your defense, but you can trust that he will work relentlessly to protect your rights. That being said, there is no reason why you should wait any longer to retain the professional help that you will need. When you call our office today at (713) 893-0908 or submit a free case evaluation form online, Mr. Medley’s advice won’t cost you a thing!

Attorney Breton A. Rycroft

Attorney Breton Alejandro Rycroft brings some impressive credentials and experience to Jim Medley & Associates, P.C. He was educated at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas and attended the University of Texas at Austin for his undergraduate degree. Mr. Rycroft brings exceptional legal skills to the firm by providing more firepower for a wide range of criminal cases. As an aggressive and talented trial lawyer, he is prepared to fight for each and every client he takes on.

Background And Credentials in Criminal Law

Attorney Breton A. Rycroft is an integral part of the criminal law defense team at Jim Medley & Associates, P.C. He was sought after by the firm due to his outstanding trial abilities, both in presentation and case development. If you are facing any level of DWI charge, from a first time misdemeanor charge to a serious felony offense, you know your case is in the hands of an aggressive and talented trial lawyer when represented by Mr. Rycroft. The firm has gained a reputation throughout the Houston area as one of the top DWI defense law firms, and if you are facing DWI charges, you need a tough and talented defense lawyer fighting for you.

Education and History

Attorney Rycroft gained his Juris Doctor (law degree) at South Texas College of Law in Houston. He was named first place best oralist in the Garland Walker Mock Trial Competition, was on the Dean’s List, and also gained some of his legal education at the California Western School of Law in Santiago, Chile and as the Sandra Day O’Conner Law School at Arizona State University. He has a degree in government and a minor degree in business, and is a member of Texas Entrepreneurs and Texas Roosevelt Institute.

He formerly served as an attorney for Rusty Hardin & Associates in both Houston and Washington DC. He was a member of the Roger Clemens trial team in Washington DC in 2011 & 2012, and is responsible for writing motions, memoranda, conducting witness interviewed, new clients meetings, extensive research, participated in depositions, and assisted the trial team in preparation of the trial exhibits and jury research.

Prior to that, he worked assisting federal prosecutor in trial preparation, and within the Narcotics & Dangerous Drug Section of the Department of Justice. He assisted federal prosecutors in trial work, and conducted legal research, drafted motions, and assisted with Spanish witnesses and translations, and speak Spanish fluently. He also worked with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and the Harris County Attorney in Houston, primarily with General Counsel James Savage, and also assisted in the State Trial Division at the Harris County Attorney’s Office.

He is known for his ability to craft and present a case, research, and insight into the justice process. Are you facing a DWI charge? You want Mr. Rycroft and the legal team at Jim Medley & Associates on your side from the moment of your arrest.

Jim Medley and Associates
1208 Edwards Street HoustonTX77007 USA 
 • 713-668-4589