Houston TX DWI Lawyer / Defense Attorney


Houston Attorney Jim Medley

Attorney Jim Medley, a native Texan, was born in Port Arthur. From a young age, he had a fascination with the law.  His love for knowledge led him to obtain his Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Management, a Master of Science degree in Forensic Toxicology, a 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 case, attorney Medley has been successful in representing a wide variety of criminal cases.

DWI Defense Lawyer

Jim Medley 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, Jim 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 also 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.

Medley regularly attends DWI defense specific 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. 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 an aggressive defense against your drunk driving charges.


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.