J. Gary Trichter is the senior lawyer with the Houston & Bandera, Texas, Law Firm of Trichter & LeGrand, P.C. www.texasdwilaw.com (713) 524-1010. Known as “The Cowboy Pilot Lawyer”, he has been in practice for approximately 41 years and represents clients throughout Texas. Gary is the former co-author of the two-volume treatise entitled TEXAS DRUNK DRIVING LAW(1s through 4th Editions) and is author of over forty journal articles ranging from DWI, grand jury, drug couriers, aviation, to the Star-Spangled Banner.
Gary is “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell and for the past 17 years Gary has been voted by his peers as a Texas Monthly Magazine “Super Lawyer”. He is also one of four “Board Certified” DWI Specialists in Texas. Indeed, he was the first in Texas to have this certification. This rating comes from the National College for DUI Defense whose rating has been approved by the American Bar Association and accepted by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Gary is Founder and Past-President of Texas DWI Lawyers TDLA (formerly Texas DWI Defense Lawyers Association), past President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association TCDLA and past Dean and Regent for the National College for DUI Defense NCDD. He is a former Director and former DWI Co-chair for the DWI Committee for the TCDLA and past chairman of NACDL’s Drunk Driving Committee. In addition to his law licenses, Gary also is a pilot with CFI, CFII & MEI ratings. Because of his legal aviation expertise, he is an excellent “go to” person for FAA guidance for pilots charged with DWI, other intoxication offenses and driver’s license suspensions.