This Board Certification comes from the National College for DUI Defense which is approved by the American Bar Association and is accredited by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Gary Trichter is a true DWI Specialist certified by the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD) which is recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) to certify DWI Specialists.
Gary Trichter is Board Certified and classified as a “DWI Specialist” by NCDD. He is recognized as one of the most successful DWI trial and appellate lawyers in the United States.
He has earned his reputation arguing groundbreaking DWI cases and co-authoring the first four editions of the DWI textbook Texas Drunk Driving Law.
He has also published more than 46 articles on a broad range of topics from DWI, DUI, BWI, ALR to defending pilot licenses against the Federal Aviation Administration on DWI related issues.
Very few Houston, TX DWI, DUI & BWI attorneys can demonstrate comparable experience.
He has also spoken at more than 300 legal seminars in 30 states where he has taught lawyers, judges, and prosecutors about various aspects of the law—, particularly DWI.
He is licensed to practice law in Texas, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Wyoming, and all Federal District courts in Texas, the United States 5th & 11th Circuit Courts of Appeals, and, the United States Supreme Court.
From an aviation experience perspective, Gary has multiple Certified Flight Instructor ratings, he is a CFI, CFII (Instrument), and MEI (Multi-Engine) and he provides FAA guidance to pilots charged with DWI, other intoxication offenses, and drivers license suspensions.
DWI Specialist Gary Trichter fights cases across the entire State of Texas.
Gary served the longest tenure on the Board of Regents for the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) where he was Dean of the College from 2002-2003.
In 2013, NCDD awarded Gary The Erwin-Taylor Award, a National recognition for exceptional lawyers who have dedicated their lives to protecting constitutional rights of citizens and upgrading the level of professionalism for all attorneys.
Gary served as president of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) from June 2011 through June 2012. He was also a Founder and Past-President of Texas DWI Lawyers.
He was awarded the Certificate of Merit in 2021 by the State Bar of Texas and has also been selected to the Texas Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters service, every year from 2003-2019 and is rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo.
Professional, private or commercially rated pilots charged with DWI have their livelihood on the line. Not only do they face losing their driver ‘s license, but also, they face losing their pilot’s license and career
Gary holds a Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Certified Flight Instructor Instrument (CFII), & Multi Engine Instructor (MEI) ratings.He’s holds ratings in jet warbirds, helicopters, and floatplanes.
Gary’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) knowledge, his experiences as a pilot & DWI specialist, make him a perfect choice to defend professional and general aviation pilots arrested for DWI.
Gary is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), Commemorative Air Force (CAF) & Helicopter Association International (HAI).
With the above experience and knowledge, he knows how to defend and advise pilots their best courses of action to protect their professional and general reputations
Faculty Speaker for State Bar Organizations (general listings):
Advanced Criminal Law Seminars (Aspen, Colorado)
Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Alaska Bar Association
American Bar Association
Brazoria County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Coastal Bend Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Criminal Defense Lawyers Project (Texas)
Dallas Criminal Defense Bar Association
Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Houston Bar Association
Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Mexican American Bar Association
Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice
Missouri Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Mississippi Lawyers for Criminal Justice
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National College for DUI Defense (Boston, Massachusetts)
Office of the Public Defender (Maricopa County, Arizona)
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
San Antonio Bar Association
Smith County Bar Association NORML (Key West, Florida, and Washington, D.C.)
State Bar of Nevada, State Bar of Nebraska
State Bar of South Carolina
State Bar of Texas
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and Criminal Lawyers Defense Project
Texas DWI Lawyers
Wyoming Bar Association
Texas Drunk Driving Law
Trichter and McKinney, (Austin, Texas: West Publishers, two volumes, first through fourth editions,1983-2000)
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