Houston TX DWI Lawyer / Defense Attorney

Houston TX DWI Lawyer / Defense Attorney

Houston Attorney Jim Medley

Attorney Jim Medley started his career in the criminal justice field over 25 years ago. He started developing his expertise as a Texas police officer in the early 1990s. By 1996 he had experience training police officers and he was teaching college level Criminal Justice classes. By the age of 35, Jim had three masters degrees and a doctorate in Law from the University of Houston. Now with almost 20 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer, he has represented people charged with felonies like Murder, Credit Card Abuse, and Possession of Drugs, to misdemeanors like DWI, Family Assault, and Evading Arrest. Past clients have had criminal charges dismissed with Jim Medley handling their cases.

DWI Defense Lawyer

Within the arena of criminal defense, Jim has become a respected lawyer in DWI defense. Being one of the only lawyers in the entire United States with a masters degree in Forensic Toxicology, Jim has used this scientific knowledge in conjunction with his law enforcement experience to not only secure dismissals and not guilty verdicts for many clients (see case results), but Jim is often asked to teach at legal seminars to help other defense lawyers learn how to fight police sobriety tests, blood tests, and breath testing.

Medley regularly attends DWI defense specific training seminars. 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. 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 the law office of Jim Medley for a thorough defense against your drunk driving charge.


Attorney 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 specific 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, Medley has gained membership in numerous professional organizations, including:

  • 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

Need a DWI Lawyer in Houston? 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 Medley as soon as possible. Not only can he contribute more than two decades of legal experience to your defense, but you can also trust that he will work relentlessly to protect your rights. There is no reason why you should wait to retain the professional help that you will need. Acting quickly to secure a confident, knowledgeable and experienced lawyer to represent you can mean the difference between a conviction and a dismissal. Call the law offices of Jim Medley today at 713-NOT-A-DWI or submit a free case evaluation form online.