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Lisa Haines

Lisa Haines

Tx A&M Law School Adjunct Professor, 21 years experience, 13 yrs TCDA prosec
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI
  • Texas
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Lisa Haines is currently an adjunct professor at the Tx A&M Law School in Fort Worth where she supervises new law school graduates interested in pursuing a career in criminal law. License more than 21 years, Lisa has negotiated plea agreements and tried felony and misdemeanor cases in every court in Tarrant County, both as a prosecutor in the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office and as a defense attorney. Because of her many trials and vast experience in criminal law, Ms. Haines is approved by the Tarrant County Criminal Court Judges to represent court-appointment clients on habitual, first, second, third and state jail levels of felony and misdemeanor level offenses. She is well known and respected in the criminal courts as a passionate and tenacious defender of her clients' rights. Lisa makes sure each client understands the options and potential consequences available in the resolution of the charged crime. She is available throughout the case to answer questions and guide every client through the legal maze.

Ms. Haines is especially interested in the mental health of her clients. She has assisted clients in getting evaluated and prescribed medication, if warranted, from Tarrant County Mental Health and Mental Retardation (MHMR) while their cases are pending. She recognizes the intertwining of unresolved mental health issues with an arrest on criminal charges, particularly drug arrests or crimes of violence. Lisa is also appointed by the Tarrant County Probate Judges to represent clients who have been involuntarily detained on a mental health warrant at a psychiatric hospital. She considers it a privilege to be able to assists those clients at such a vulnerable and frightening point in their lives.

She proudly notes that AVVO has rated her "Client Favorite" in recognition of her clients' superlative evaluations on AVVO. Lisa prides herself in providing outstanding representation at a very competitive fee, with payment plans.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
Additional Practice Area
  • Mental Health (detentions, commitment) (competency and insanity)
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    free 45 minute consultation on all criminal cases
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Competitive rates, payment plans. Extensive trial experience. Former Tarrant County Prosecutor (13 yrs).
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
Professional Experience
Criminal Lawyer
Law Office of Lisa Haines, P.C.
- Current
Felony and Misdemeanor offenses: aggravated assault, ABI-FM, drug possession, DWI, burglary, robbery, theft, juvenile, probation revocations, occupational driver's license;
Assistant Criminal District Attorney
Tarrant County District Attorney's Office
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Multiple Jury Trials, pleas and probation revocations in Felony and Misdemeanor crimes; CPS Prosecutor, Drug Unit: Asset Forfeiture; Multiple trials in Juvenile Courts; Mental Health hearings
Education
Southern Methodist University
J.D. | Law
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Ohio State University - Columbus
M.A. | Exercise Physiology
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Graduate Assistant
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
State University of New York - College at Brockport
B.S. | Physical Education
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Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Kodak Scholar
Awards
Clients' Favorite Attorney 2015
Avvo
Lawyers Worth Knowing
Fort Worth Magazine
Clients' Favorite Attorney 2014
Avvo
Lawyer Worth Knowing 2014
Fort Worth Magazine
Lawyer Worth Knowing 2013
Fort Worth Magazine
Clients' Favorite Attorney 2012
Avvo
Lawyers Worth Knowing 2012
Fort Worth Texas Magazine
Professional Associations
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
member
- Current
College of the State Bar of Texas
member
- Current
Tarrant County Bar Association
member
- Current
Activities: Criminal Law Section: Continuing Legal Education Director
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
member
- Current
Texas State Bar # 00798232
member
- Current
Texas District &County District Attorneys Association
member
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Certifications
Member: College of the State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Texas
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
Office
300 Burnett St.
Suite 124
Fort Worth, TX 76102
USA
Telephone: (817) 877-5472
Fax: (817) 479-9336