HOUSTON – Jan 1, 2020 – J. Gary Trichter, founder of Trichter & LeGrand, PC, a leading Houston criminal defense firm, has been recognized by his attorney peers as 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” in the practice area of DUI/DWI Defense in Houston. The honor includes inclusion in the 26th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America publication. This is Gary’s 16th time to be recognized by Best Lawyers.
“It’s an honor to be recognized ‘Lawyer of the Year’ by Best Lawyers in DUI/DWI defense,” Trichter said. “For more than 30 years, I’ve had the honor of defending the rights of thousands of citizens throughout Texas who have been unfairly accused of DWI and DUI. It is a privilege to provide them with their Constitutional right of a proper and aggressive defense. “
According to Woodward White, the Best Lawyers selection takes place after a rigorous peer-review survey of more than 7.4 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys across the United States and symbolizes excellence in practice. Since 1983, the organization has required no fee or payment to participate, so the best lawyers are truly Best Lawyers voted by each others’ professional peers.
Gary is one of only four recognized DWI Specialists in Texas which means he is board-certified DWI/DUI Defense Attorney by the National College for DUI Defense, the sole entity approved by the American Bar Association to grant such a qualification. The Texas Bar Association has no DWI defense board certification, but it does recognize the ABA DWI board certification.
Gary, who a co-authored the DWI textbook Texas Drunk Driving Law, is also a leading DWI trial and appellate lawyer in the United States. He is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest professional and ethical rating a lawyer can receive. Gary is also founding member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) where he was awarded the Erwin-Taylor Award for The Erwin-Taylor Award which recognizes exceptional lawyers who have dedicated their lives to protecting constitutional rights of citizens and upgrading the level of professionalism for all attorneys.