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Benson Varghese

Benson Varghese

Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney | State Federal Criminal and DWI Defense
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Benson Varghese is the Managing Partner at Varghese Summersett, one of the largest criminal defense firm in Tarrant County. He is also a Board Certified in Criminal Law, a distinction held by less than 1 percent of attorneys in Texas.

Visit https://www.versustexas.com/ for more about Benson and Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorneys at Varghese Summersett PLLC.

Benson is also the founder of their family law practice: https://www.familytexas.com

Benson is an experienced litigator who has tried over 100 state and federal cases to Texas juries. He is often called upon to handle complex cases and has become a go-to attorney for intoxication-related offenses in Texas.

Benson has amassed numerous awards and accolades. In 2021, he was elected to serve as the President of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Two years before that, he was named the 2019 Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Tarrant County Young Lawyer's Association. He has been named a Top Lawyer by Fort Worth Magazine, a Top Attorney by 360 West Magazine, and a Top 100 Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association, among others.

Benson received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University, before obtaining his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. While in law school, Benson Varghese served as an editor for two law journals. He is a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, an associate member of Eldon B. Mahon Inns of Court, a past Board Member of Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, a lifetime member of Christian Trial Lawyers Association, a member of Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, a member of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a former member of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association. He volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and the Tarrant Area Food Bank. He is also involved in the philanthropic organization, “Worth.”

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    White Collar Crime
    Cannabis & Marijuana Law
    Marijuana Business Formation, Medical Marijuana
Additional Practice Areas
  • Sex Crimes Defense
  • Federal Restitution Resolution
  • Asset Forfeiture Defense
  • Homicide Defense
Video Conferencing
  • FaceTime
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • RingCentral
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    We have free over-the-phone and in-person consultations. Give us a call at (817) 203-2220 to find out how we can help.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Financing available.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Federal Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Malayalam: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder and Managing Partner
Varghese Summersett PLLC
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Assistant District Attorney
Tarrant County District Attorney's Office
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At the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office, Benson became one of the leading DWI trial attorneys in Tarrant County. He has extensive experience in litigating issues relating to DWIs including intoxication (alcohol, drugs, and prescription drugs), specimen analysis (breath and blood), and retrograde extrapolation.
Education
Texas Tech University School of Law
J.D. (2009)
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Activities: While in law school, Benson Varghese participated in mock trial and moot court competitions, and served as an editor for two law journals.
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Southern Methodist University
B.B.A. (2004)
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Awards
Top 100 Rising Stars in Texas
Super Lawyers Magazine
Outstanding Young Lawyer
Tarrant County Young Lawyer's Association
Fort Worth’s Fastest Growing Companies (No. 6)
Fort Worth Inc. Magazine
Listed No. 782 on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies,
Inc. Magazine
Best Law Firm
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Minority Leader in Business
Fort Worth Business Press
Entrepreneur of Excellence Finalist - Service Category
Fort Worth Inc.
Top 100 Trial Lawyer
National Trial Lawyers
The National Trial Lawyers Association named Fort Worth attorney Benson Varghese a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer.” Benson Varghese is the managing partner of the downtown Fort Worth law firm Varghese & Smith, PLLC. Since being licensed in 2009, Benson Varghese has tried over one hundred criminal jury trials and handled over 5,000 criminal cases. At 32, Benson is one of the youngest “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in the nation. Admission to the National Trial Lawyers is by invitation only and is made up of civil litigators and criminal defense attorneys from across the country. To be named as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, an attorney must first be nominated by a member and then go through an evaluation process before being selected. A committee evaluates each nominee to ensure future members meet their standards for trial experience, peer recognition, leadership and community involvement.
Small Business of the Year Finalist
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
Fort Worth Criminal Lawyer
Varghese Summersett PLLC
Top Attorney
Fort Worth Magazine
Named a Top Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine, 2016 to Present
Top Attorney
360 West Magazine
Named a Top Attorney by 360 West Magazine, 2016 to Present
Texas Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Selected as a Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyer Magazine, 2016 to Present
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
Member
Current
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Christian Trial Lawyers Association
Lifetime Member
Current
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College of the State Bar of Texas
Member
Current
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Criminal Justice Section, State Bar of Texas
Member
Current
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Tarrant County Criminal Defense Bar Association
Past President and Longtime Member
- Current
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
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Tarrant County Bar Association
Member
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Texas District and County Attorneys Association
Member
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Eldon B. Mahon Inns of Court
Associate Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Affidavit of Nonprosecution | Drop Assault Family Violence Charge
Varghese Summersett
Assaults in Texas | Fort Worth Criminal Attorney
Varghese Summersett
Boating While Intoxicated
Varghese Summersett
Burglary of a Habitation
Varghese Summersett
Can a DWI Prevent You From Getting a Commercial Driver’s License in Texas?
Varghese Summersett
Can You Go to Jail for Posting a Threat on Facebook? Supreme Court to Address First Amendment Limitations in the Social Media Age
Varghese Summersett
Child Sexual Assault Defense | Accusations of Child Sex Abuse | Child Sex Abuse Defense
Varghese Summersett
Driving Under the Influence | What is a DUI in Texas?
Varghese Summersett
Driving While Intoxicated and Involuntary Intoxication
Varghese Summersett
Driving While Intoxicated Defense in Texas
Varghese Summersett
Drug Charges in Texas
Varghese Summersett
DWI Child Passenger | Fort Worth DWI Defense
Varghese Summersett
DWI Second in Texas | DWI Misdemeanor Repetition
Varghese Summersett
DWI Third or More in Texas | DWI Felony Repetition
Varghese Summersett
Federal Computer Crimes | Federal Criminal Defense | Computer Crimes
Varghese Summersett
Fort Worth DWI Arrests
Varghese Summersett
Intoxication Manslaughter
Varghese Summersett
Possession of Marijuana Charges in Texas
Varghese Summersett
Probation Revocation and Adjudication Hearings
Varghese Summersett
Roadblocks and Sobriety Checkpoints in Texas
Varghese Summersett
Smile, You are on Fort Worth Police Camera
Varghese Summersett
State and Federal Possession of Child Pornography Charges
Varghese Summersett
Stopped for DWI | Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney
Varghese Summersett
Tarrant County Jail Information
Varghese Summersett
Texas Drug Crimes | Possession of a Controlled Substance in Texas
Varghese Summersett
What is Assault by Choking or Impeding Breath or Strangulation in Texas?
Varghese Summersett
What is Public Intoxication in Texas?
Varghese Summersett
Four Things You Can Learn From Tiger Woods DUI Arrest
Varghese Summersett
Stopped after Two Drinks In Texas: The Do's and Don'ts Guide
Blood Alcohol Calculator
Army Vet Gets Second Chance Through Veterans Treatment Court
VAtange Point
3G Offenses
Varghese Summersett
Busted Top 12 Texas Crime Myths
Texas Lifestyle Magazine
How the FBI Ended Up Running a Child Porn Website
Law 360
Speaking Engagements
What You Can Learn from Tiger Woods DUI Arrest, Texas Young Lawyer's Association Monthly Meeting, Fort Worth
Websites & Blogs
Website
Varghese Summersett PLLC
Website
Driving While Intoxicated Defense in Texas
Website
Varghese Summersett Family Law Group
Blog
Versus Texas Blog
Blog
Varghese Summersett Family Law Group | Fort Worth Family Lawyers and Divorce Lawyers
Videos
The team at Varghese Summersett was hand-picked for their experience, talent and ability to work together. Meet "the best and brightest" in North Texas and find out why we are the ONLY choice in criminal defense. Varghese Summersett: Your Only Choice in Criminal Defense | 817-203-2220

The team at Varghese Summersett was hand-picked for their experience, talent and ability to work together. Meet "the best and brightest" in North Texas and find out why we are the ONLY choice in criminal defense.

What should I do if I am accused of theft? What should I do if I am accused of theft?

What should I do if I am accused of theft?

Benson Varghese Benson Varghese

Benson Varghese

Varghese Summersett Intro Video Varghese Summersett Intro Video

Varghese Summersett Intro Video

Can you get a nondisclosure in Texas? Can you get a nondisclosure in Texas?

Can you get a nondisclosure in Texas?

First time criminal offenses First time criminal offenses

First time criminal offenses

Felony DWIs in Texas Felony DWIs in Texas

Felony DWIs in Texas

Getting an expunction in Texas Getting an expunction in Texas

Getting an expunction in Texas

Experts in DWI cases Experts in DWI cases

Experts in DWI cases

What is solicitation of prostitution in Texas? What is solicitation of prostitution in Texas?

What is solicitation of prostitution in Texas?

What would I do if I were stopped for a DWI but knew I was not intoxicated? What would I do if I were stopped for a DWI but knew I was not intoxciated?

What would I do if I were stopped for a DWI but knew I was not intoxicated?

What should I do if a detective wants a statement from me? What should I do if a detective wants a statement from me?

What should I do if a detective wants a statement from me?

DWI Arrest with No Alcohol DWI Arrest with No Alcohol

DWI Arrest with No Alcohol

What is the difference between an expunction and a nondisclosure in Texas? What is the difference between an expunction and a nondisclosure in Texas?

What is the difference between an expunction and a nondisclosure in Texas?

Cricumstantial DWI cases Cricumstantial DWI cases

Cricumstantial DWI cases

Misdemeanors in Texas Misdemeanors in Texas

Misdemeanors in Texas

Criminal statutes of limitations are more complex than they may first appear. Learn more about the limitations and how they apply to criminal cases in Texas. Criminal Statute of Limitations in Texas - How Long Can the State Bring Charges?

Criminal statutes of limitations are more complex than they may first appear. Learn more about the limitations and how they apply to criminal cases in Texas.

Effective September 1, 2021, Solicitation of Prostitution became a State Jail Felony in Texas. This means so-called "Johns" now actually face harsher punishment than a person offering sexual services. Solicitation of Prostitution: Now a Felony in Texas

Effective September 1, 2021, Solicitation of Prostitution became a State Jail Felony in Texas. This means so-called "Johns" now actually face harsher punishment than a person offering sexual services.

The team at Varghese Summersett was created to challenge law enforcement and to always remember that our clients are trusting us with the biggest problem in their lives. Learn more about the best criminal defense firm in North Texas Varghese Summersett: A Team of Warriors with One Mission

The team at Varghese Summersett was created to challenge law enforcement and to always remember that our clients are trusting us with the biggest problem in their lives. Learn more about the best criminal defense firm in North Texas

Criminal Defense Attorney Benson Varghese explains the offense of possession of a controlled substance in Texas in this video. Essentially, possession of a controlled substance includes prescription and street drugs - anything other than marijuana. What is Possession of a Controlled Substance in Texas?

Criminal Defense Attorney Benson Varghese explains the offense of possession of a controlled substance in Texas in this video. Essentially, possession of a controlled substance includes prescription and street drugs - anything other than marijuana.

A judge can hold your bond insufficient for many reasons. Here's what to do if your bond is held insufficient by a judge in Texas. What to do if your bond is held insufficient

A judge can hold your bond insufficient for many reasons. Here's what to do if your bond is held insufficient by a judge in Texas.

Legal Answers
38 Questions Answered
Q. Can my 3rd degree felony DWI charge be reduce Class A misdemeanor?
A: Absolutely there's a chance. If you have only one conviction this should be a misdemeanor.
Q. arrested for felony DWI. While waiting to be transported to booking I needed to urinate.
A: From a legal perspective, no it won't make a difference. From the standpoint of how officers treat you may make a difference to jurors, possibly. These are more common issues that come up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Y3dbpPGgzI
Q. what is the punishment for possesion of less than a gram of meth?
A: 180 days to 2 years in State Jail, with deferred being the most likely outcome. https://www.versustexas.com/drug/
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Varghese Summersett PLLC
300 Throckmorton Street
Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Telephone: (817) 203-2220
Cell: (817) 203-2220
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