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Who We Are

Trichter & Murphy, PC, is home to three of the four DWI Specialist lawyers in Texas. Our Texas DWI lawyers understand the enormous impact a DWI or DUI arrest can have on your reputation and your life. With so much on the line, you want the best chance of preserving your good name and getting your life back to normal. And that’s where we come in.

Trichter & Murphy combines professional, aggressive criminal defense with caring, understanding legal counsel. This winning combination gives clients peace of mind that their cases are in the hands of capable Houston DWI attorneys. The firm was founded by nationally renowned Houston DWI lawyer J. Gary Trichter, a DWI Specialist and leader in driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence (DUI), boating while intoxicated (BWI), and flying while intoxicated (FWI) defense. Since 1980, he has defended Texans concerned with preserving their valuable reputation. In fact, Gary co-authored the textbook Texas Drunk Driving Law, and has authored or co-authored 46 legal and aviation articles.

His partner, Doug Murphy, is also a DWI Specialist and is recognized as one of the leading DWI lawyers in Texas. Together, they have spoken at more than 300 seminars on criminal defense and DWI. They have taught lawyers, judges and prosecutors about numerous aspects of the law, particularly DWI. Read more about Doug’s vast experience as a Houston DWI attorney.

Texas DWI Specialists

Our partners, Gary Trichter and Doug Murphy, are two of only four DWI Specialists in Texas. They’ve earned the designation because they are board-certified DWI/DUI Defense Attorneys by the National College for DUI Defense – the sole entity approved by the American Bar Association to bestow the qualification. The Texas Bar Association has no DWI board certification, but it does recognize the ABA DWI board certification. There are only four Texas attorneys with this certification, and three of them call Trichter & Murphy home.

Trichter & Murphy can help you if you’ve been charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence (DUI), boating while intoxicated (BWI) or flying while intoxicated (FWI), or if you face an administrative license revocation (ALR) hearing. Our attorneys practice in Anahuac, Angleton, Austin, Bandera, Bastrop, Beaumont, Boerne, Brenham, Bryan/College Station, Conroe, Dallas, Fort Worth, Fredericksburg, Galveston, Hempstead, Houston, Huntsville, Katy, Kerrville, Orange, Richmond, Seguin, and San Antonio. We have an office in the Texas Hill Country in Bandera and have “of counsel” offices in Austin, Dallas, Corpus Christi, Beaumont, and San Antonio.

The lawyers at Trichter & Murphy are skilled, seasoned, and knowledgeable in DWI, DUI, BWI, FWI, and ALR matters. We are also equally skilled in intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault and other criminal prosecutions. In addition to intoxication-related offenses, the lawyers at Trichter & Murphy have vast experience defending those charged with other crimes as well, including murder, aggravated sexual assault, theft, and various white-collar crimes.