William S. Harris

William S. Harris

Accomplished Texas Criminal Defense and Appeals Attorney Helps Get Clients the Justice They Deserve

Firm Overview

Providing effective representation for clients since 1984
When you are charged with a crime, choosing the right attorney can make all the difference in your case. I am William S. Harris of Fort Worth, Texas. I represent clients throughout the Dallas Fort Worth area and Texas in the areas of criminal law and appeals. I was an assistant district attorney in Fort Worth for five years before beginning a criminal defense practice in 1981. I have been a criminal defense attorney since then, and since 1988 I have been Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

A wealth of experience handling your case
When you come to me for help, you will receive:
-Experienced representation My law firm has been in operation for more than 25 years. In that time, I have defended clients in countless cases across Texas, each of which were unique. I use my depth of experience to find creative solutions for clients that other attorneys might not be able to see.
-Personalized attention When you come to my office, I take the time to get to know you and fully understand your situation. I enjoy listening to what my clients have to say because it gives me a better sense of how to represent them at trial.
-Respected service In addition to being certified in criminal law and a former assistant district attorney, I have also been selected by Texas Monthly for the past eight years as a "Super Lawyer," and I have received a prestigious AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell for my professionalism and ethics.

Areas of practice
I offer legal services in the following areas:
-Criminal law When you have been charged with a crime in Texas, I have the extensive experience with criminal law matters necessary to make sure your case is handled properly.
-Trial practice I have in-depth trial practice experience, and my clients' best interests are my top priority.
-Appellate practice My appellate practice experience can help you appeal an unjust decision handed down by a court.
Main Office
Main Office
307 West 7th St., Ste. 1905
Fort Worth  UT  76102
Phone
  • 817-332-5575
Websites
Criminal Defense
Experienced Criminal Law Attorney Defends Your Rights in Court
Knowledgeable representation from a lawyer who has your best interests in mind
If you have been charged with a crime in Texas, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. I have been fighting to defend the rights of clients for more than 30 years. I have built a reputation on getting results. I am intimately familiar with all facets of the Texas criminal justice system, and I have the knowledge and skill to make sure you understand your legal options and to guide you through the legal process.

My Fort Worth law office has been in operation for more than 25 years, and I have represented clients in state and federal courts on charges ranging from minor offenses to serious felonies, including:
-Assault
-DWI/DUI
-Possession of drugs
-Theft
-Burglary
-Robbery
-Arson
-Sexual assault
-Homicide murder/manslaughter
-Domestic violence
-White collar crime
-And more

When you have charges on your record that you want eliminated, I can help you get those charges expunged if you qualify for expunction. I can represent you in appellate court. No matter what obstacle has been placed in your way, rest assured that I will strive diligently to help you overcome it and work tenaciously to attain the best possible result for you.

Going the extra mile to ensure your freedom
As the founder of the firm, I go the extra mile to ensure that you get the justice you deserve. I made a commitment to provide exemplary service, a commitment that I am dedicated to honoring. Through meticulous preparation and firm attention to detail, my efforts are always focused on achieving that goal. I personally speak with witnesses, comb through police records and thoroughly examine the alleged crime scene, if necessary. I also bring in experts who challenge the prosecution and help me prepare trial strategy.

William Harris

Admitted:
1976, State Bar of Texas, U.S. District Court for Northern District of Texas, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court

Law School:
University of Texas, J.D., 1976

College:
University of Texas, B.A., 1972

Member:
Tarrant County Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers (Past President, 1989); Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Past President 2010-2011); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Biography:
Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Texas at Arlington, 1979-1980. Assistant District Attorney, Tarrant County, Texas, 1976-1981.

Birthplace:
San Angelo, Texas

Languages:
English
Education
  • University of Texas
    J.D.
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