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Douglas W. Atkinson

Doug Atkinson is a native Texan who has lived in Montgomery County since 1976. He attended The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, and graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelors Degree in Speech Communication in 1994. He continued his education at South Texas College of Law where he was President of the Student Bar Association and received the highest grade in both Criminal Procedure and Criminal Trial Advocacy. He was awarded his law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1998.

Immediately upon graduating law school, Doug began his criminal law practice in Conroe, Texas. Since 1998, Doug has focused his legal career on DWI, BWI, and DUI cases as well as defending those charged with a broad spectrum of criminal offenses.

Extensive Criminal Defense Training
1999 Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute
1999 New Discovery Rules
1999 Supreme Court New Rules of Discovery Conference
1999 Federal Law Short Course
1999 Staying in the Current Seminar
2000 Winning Edge Seminar
2000 Staying in the Current Seminar
2000 Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association “DWI 2000”
2000 DWI Demonstration Trial
2000 DWI Trial Notebook “Atticus Finch” Series I
2000 Local Rules Governing the District Courts - Montgomery County
2000 An Evening with the Judges
2001 Post Mata DWI Practice “Atticus Finch” Series II
2001 My Texas Bar Presentation
2001 Broadus Spivey Ethics
2001 Texas Fair Defense Act
2002 Criminal Law Conference
2002 Winning Edge Seminar
2002 Challenging Searches
2003 Learn Trial Techniques from the Masters (Criminal Defense)
2003 Winning Edge Seminar
2003 Search and Seizure
2003 Juvenile Law – A Rural Perspective
2004 Top Gun DWI
2004 Punishment Phase; Pleas and Sentencing Alternatives
2005 Juvenile Arrest and Confession; Guns, Drugs & Aliens
2005 Criminal Behavior in Family Cases
2005 Rules of Evidence for Criminal Defense Lawyers
2005 Understanding the Basics of Sex Offender Obligations
2005 A Day in the Life of a Jury Trial
2005 Overview of Substance Abuse Felony Punishment Facility
2005 Mentally Impaired Case Load
2006 Quick Criminal Update
2006 Jail Procedures
2006 Case Law Update
2006 19th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
2006 Family Violence
2006 Sex, Lies, and Cyberspace
2007 Legislative Update
2007 Criminal Law Boot Camp
2007 Capital Punishment: A Review of Recent Developments
2007 Defense Trial Tactics to Win a DWI Breath Test Case
2007 Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases
2007 Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certification Course
2008 DWI Winning Edge Conference

Doug has helped hundreds of clients who face the challenges of a DWI or alcohol related arrest. He has successfully defended his clients charged with DWI through jury acquittals, motions hearings, including clients with high breath test, blood test, and vehicular accidents.

Conroe Texas DWI Attorney Doug Atkinson has attended numerous DWI legal seminars across Texas and is a member of several National and Texas professional organizations committed to defending citizens charged with Driving While Intoxicated.
If you or someone you know needs an experienced DWI attorney call the offices of Doug Atkinson at (936)760-0303.

An Attorney With Proven Results

Montgomery County DWI Lawyer Doug Atkinson has successfully defended hundreds of clients charged with intoxication offenses. Many of these cases were ones that “you can’t win” including high blood and breath alcohol test cases. However, by utilizing his years of experience and training to evaluate each case with a fine toothed comb, Doug is able to find ways to defend cases that look undefendable at first glance. While most attorneys plea hard cases Doug fights every case.

An Attorney With Specialized Association Memberships

Doug Atkinson believes it is important to belong to organizations dedicated to DWI and criminal defense. Doug is a member of several of those organizations including:

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA)
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Conroe DWI Lawyer Doug Atkinson is a member of each of these associations and attends annual seminars presented by them. Furthermore, Doug is an invited member of the prestigious College of the State Bar demonstrating his dedication to excellence in the practice of law through extensive continuing legal education.

An Attorney Who Focuses On DWI And DUI Defense

It is critical to hire an attorney who specializes in a particular area of law. An attorney who practices in many areas of law, but who also handles civil law may be less effective than one who specializes in criminal defense. Since 1998, Doug Atkinson has focused his practice on Criminal Defense and more specifically on DWI and DUI defense. By concentrating on DWI defense, Doug is able to hone his knowledge and abilities to successfully defend those charged with DWI, BWI and DUI.

An Attorney Who Works Locally

It is very important for an attorney to work locally and to have ties to the community.

Doug Atkinson has lived in Montgomery County since 1976. He works along side community leaders in local community charities and civic organizations. Specifically, Doug is a member of the Conroe Noon Lions Club and The Montgomery County Committee on Aging dba The Friendship Center to give back to his community. Since starting his criminal defense practice in 1998, Doug has focused his work in the courts of South East Texas.

Doug Atkinson is familiar with the courts’ rules and policies and has a good rapport with court personnel. His knowledge of both the rules as well as relationships with personnel can only benefit the client.

An Attorney Who Communicates With His Clients

It is important to work with an attorney that communicates with you and keeps you informed about your case. Montgomery County Texas DWI Attorney Doug Atkinson and his staff will always communicate with you. Doug realizes the stresses that affect those charged with DWI and will work hard to be honest with you and give you the information you need to make good decisions.

An Attorney who is Recommended by other Lawyers

Clients who are pleased with the outcome with their case will recommend their lawyer to friends and family. Additionally, other lawyers may also recommend an attorney. Montgomery County DWI Lawyer Doug Atkinson has had the privilege of being recommended by numerous former clients, fellow attorneys, and members of the law enforcement community.

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