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Jim Medley

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Houston Attorney

Attorney Jim Medley started building his expertise in the justice system over 30 years ago. He started working as a police officer in the early 1990's. By the mid 90's, he was training and supervising police officers in DWI/ DUI arrests. Jim completed his first master of science degree from Sam Houston State University in 1996. By the age of 35, Jim had three masters degrees and a doctorate degree in Law from the University of Houston. Attorney Medley now has over 20 years experience using his expertise in police procedures to provide criminal defense lawyer services to people arrested by the police.

DWI Defense Lawyer

Within the broader area of criminal defense, Attorney Jim Medley quickly rose to a high level of respect as a DWI defense lawyer. Being one of the first lawyers in the country with a master of science degree in Forensic Toxicology, Jim has used his knowledge to successfully challenge the use of sobriety tests, blood tests, and breath tests in court against his clients. Jim is well educated in the legitimate scientific research that questions the validity of sobriety exercises to prove if a person is impaired.

Jim Medley regularly attends advanced legal seminars for DWI defense lawyers. A faculty member of the National College for DUI Defense, Jim also commonly participates in teaching DUI lawyers how to defend their clients effectively. Jim has also been retained by DWI defense lawyers as an expert consultant to help them better defend their impaired driving clients.

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 three decades of legal experience to your defense, but you can also trust that he will work thoroughly to protect your rights. There is no reason why you should wait to retain the professional help that you 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 713-766-1711 or submit a free case evaluation form online.


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
  • AVVO 10
    AVVO 10
  • BBB
  • NCFDD Faculty
    NCFDD Faculty
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Experience You Can Trust

Why Hire Jim Medley?
  • Over 10 Years' Experience as a Police Officer
  • Masters Degree in Criminal Justice & Forensic Toxicology
  • Over 30 Years of Experience in the Justice System
  • Hundreds of DWI/DUI Cases Dismissed
  • Instructor of Police Sobriety Tests & Former Police Academy Instructor
  • Professor of Criminal Law

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