Jeremy Shane Sylestine

Jeremy Shane Sylestine

Cofer & Connelly, PLLC
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI
  • Texas
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Biography

I've been practicing criminal law since 2004 after graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law. I started my career as an assistant public defender in the Texas Panhandle, where I learned to try cases of all types. I moved to Austin in 2006 to become a prosecutor at the Travis County District Attorney's Office, where I stayed for 15 years. During that time, I handled child abuse and domestic violence cases, murders, aggravated robberies, DWI, and drug possession cases. If it's a felony offense, I've seen it and worked on it. I left the DA's Office in 2021 to start my own criminal defense practice and joined Cofer & Connelly in summer 2023. I have handled over 100 jury trials and am proud to leverage my experience and expertise for my clients.

I live in Austin with my wife, three daughters, and our very good girl, Gracie (English Pointer).

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
DUI & DWI
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24046941
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Languages
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Partner
Cofer & Connelly, PLLC
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Criminal defense partner focusing on major crimes
Attorney/Owner
Sylestine Law PLLC
- Current
Private defense practice in Austin and surrounding counties.
Assistant District Attorney - Team Lead/Court Chief
Travis County District Attorney's Office
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First appointed in September 2006. Assigned to specialty unit focused on child abuse and domestic violence cases for seven and a half years. Promoted to court chief/team lead where I was responsible for managing a team of prosecutors and handing major crimes (homicides, sexual assaults, aggravated robberies). Over 75 jury trials during time at the office. Also worked on presentation of cases to grand jury, investigations alongside law enforcement, and police use of force cases.
Assistant Public Defender
Law Office of Jerod Pingelton
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Assistant public defender in the 69th Judicial District. Handled felonies, misdemeanor, and juvenile matters while also maintaining private practice.
Education
University of Virginia School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.) (2004)
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University of Texas - Austin
B.A. (2000) | Italian
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Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 24046941
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Cofer & Connelly, PLLC
Website
Sylestine Law PLLC
Contact & Map
Cofer & Connelly, PLLC
602 W. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701
Telephone: (512) 200-3801
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