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James Christopher Abel

James Christopher Abel


DUI / DWI Lawyer
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Law Office of Christopher Abel
Flower Mound, TX

About James Christopher Abel

Attorney Biography

Chris Abel is an experienced, professional criminal defense attorney that focuses on protecting the citizens of Denton County and Tarrant County from unlawful and overzealous arrests. If you or someone that you know has been arrested or charged with a crime, let Chris Abel defend your rights and fight for you.

What Separates Chris Abel from Others

Chris Abel graduated from Baylor Law School and was a moot court semifinalist in the appellate advocacy track. As a law student he argued in front of nine appellate judges, and out of 75 teams in the competition Mr. Abel was on the fourth place team.

He has also been recognized as a Super Fellow for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association. Super Fellows have shown diligence in teaching fellow defense attorneys, and only 100 to 200 attorneys in Texas are recognized as Super Fellows by the association.

Chris Abel has tried over 200 cases in front of a jury and is a former prosecutor for the Denton County District Attorney's Office. He knows how that side of the law works, and if he does not like the negotiations offered he will go to trial on your behalf to fight for you in court. Other attorneys are known as "plea attorneys," but Chris Abel will go to trial if it is necessary.

Mr. Abel is President of the Denton County Criminal Defense Association and was elected to serve in 2014. Chris Abel is also the founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, a new organization started in 2014 that has 50 founding members and 400 total members nationwide.

One of the biggest advantages of hiring Chris Abel as your criminal defense attorney is the close, personal interaction that he has with his clients. Mr. Abel does not have a vast list of open client cases; instead, he focuses on a small number of clients and provides them with one-on-one attention for their needs.

Chris Abel gets to know his clients beyond the cold facts of the case. He routinely gives out his personal cell phone number and email address so that clients can reach him at any time, day or night. Mr. Abel may charge more his services, but you are also getting more individualized attention and expert experience on your side.

EDUCATION

Austin College, HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude 2001

Baylor University School of Law, General LitigationDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.) 2004

National College for DUI Defense, Attendee MasteringScientific Evidence in a DUI Case; 2013

Jay Zager, Inc., Forensic Breath Alcohol TestingIntoxilyzer 5000 Maintenance Technician 2013

Lance Platt and Associates, Standardized Field Sobriety TestingPractitioner 2012

Texas Academy of Leadership in Humanities 1999

AWARDS

Super Fellow: Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2013Moot Court Semifinalist: Baylor University School of Law 2002Dean’s Academic Merit: Baylor University School of Law 2001

ASSOCIATIONS

Super Fellow, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2005-presentMember, Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2007-presentMember, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011presentMember, National College of DUI Defense, 2012-presentMember, Texas Bar College, 2007-presentLifetime Member, Baylor University School of Law 2007-presentMember, United Methodist Church 1980-presentPresident, Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2014-presentFounding Member, DUI Defense Lawyers Association 2014-present

Call Chris Abel for Help Today

Mr. Abel promises to provide you with the expert, dedicated, and personalized criminal defense that your case needs. For a list of criminal charges that Chris Abel defends, please refer to his criminal defense page. If you or someone that you know is in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney, let Chris Abel help. Call or contact the office today for a private and free review of your case.


Practice Areas

 
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving (32%)
 
Domestic Violence (13%)
 
Sex Crimes (10%)
 
Juvenile Defense (9%)
 
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (7%)
 
Personal Injury (6%)
 
Federal Crimes (4%)
 
Drug Crimes (3%)
 
Criminal Appellate Law (3%)
 
Firearm and Weapon Charges (3%)
 
White Collar Crime (3%)
 
Criminal Defense (2%)
 
Marijuana Defense (2%)
 
Theft Crimes (2%)
 
Probation Violations (1%)
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Résumé - James Christopher Abel

Bar Licenses

Texas State Bar
Texas
Member in Good Standing
2004

Education

Baylor Law School
Baylor Law School
J.D.
2004

Specialty Certifications

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist
Criminal Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Associations

DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Founding Member
DUI Defense Lawyers Association
2014

National College for DUI Defense
General Member
National College for DUI Defense
2012

National College of DUI Defense
Member
National College of DUI Defense
2012

Texas Bar College
Member
Texas Bar College
2007

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
2005

Texas Bar College
Member
Texas Bar College

President
Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
2014

Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2011

Lifetime Member
Baylor University School of Law
2007

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Awards & Recognitions

Super Fellow
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2013
2013

Federal Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas

United States Supreme Court

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Contact James Christopher Abel

James Christopher Abel
Law Office of Christopher Abel
4315 Windsor Centre Trl Suite 300
Flower Mound, TX 75028
www.flowermoundcriminaldefense.com
Office: 972-584-7837
Fax: 972-947-3813

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Bar Membership Information

Texas Bar Membership -

James Christopher Abel - Membership information with The State Bar of Texas - Find more information about James Christopher Abel on The State Bar of Texas website including status and disciplinary history.


Specialty Certifications

Specialty Certification Information -

James Christopher Abel - Profile with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Find more information about James Christopher Abel's board certification on the TBLS website.


Nonprofit Organizations

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association -

TCDLA has a proud history of supporting and educating criminal defense lawyers in the the state while advocating for the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Texas are active within this organization.


National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.


DUI Defense Lawyers Association -

The DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Inc. (DUIDLA) was founded in 2014 by a group of 27 charter members. The group prides itself on the quality of its Spring and Fall CLE seminars which help train hundreds of dedicated drunk driving defense attorneys on innovative techniques for fighting these unique and complicated criminal offenses.



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