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Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (ACDLA)

About the ACDLA


  • Founded: 1991
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Mission and History

The Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association ("ACDLA") is a non-profit organization of criminal defense attorneys that practice in State, County, and Municipal Court throughout Travis County, TX, as well the United States District Courts in the Western District of Texas. 

Founded in 1991, the ACDLA provides attorneys with support, education and networking opportunities. Another purpose of the organization is to protect individual rights guaranteed to defendants accused of a crime in Travis County by the Texas and Federal Constitutions. The ACDLA is an affiliate of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.



Board of Directors

Steven Todd Brand
Presiding Director
Austin, TX
Elizabeth Resendez
Austin, TX
Mark A Sampson
First Year - Voting Member
Austin, TX
Janet Lynn Reinarz
First Year - Voting Members
Austin, TX
Addy Maldonado Miro
First Year - Voting Member
Austin, TX
Krista Anne Chacona
Third Year - Voting Member
Austin, TX

ACDLA Members Active on Lawyer Legion

Kevin Bennett
The Law Office of Kevin Bennett
Austin, TX
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Jason Eric Trumpler
The Law Offices of Jason Trumpler
Austin, TX
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John Stillman Butler
Law Office of John S. Butler
Austin, TX
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Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (ACDLA)
Austin, TX

Online Profiles

Directory of Criminal Defense Lawyers in Austin, Texas

Lawyer Legion maintains a countywide directory of criminal defense lawyers practicing in Austin, Travis County Texas which includes both ACDLA members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a criminal defense attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the ACDLA and other professional associations.

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Benefits of Membership

The benefits of joining ACDLA include:

  • invitations to weekly meetings on practical tips from many of the top attorneys in the area;
  • a link on the public membership directory with a link to the law firm's website; and
  • networking opportunities throughout the year with many of the best criminal attorneys in the county.

Categories of Membership

The ACDLA has created several different membership categories including:

  • Regular Member licensed to practice fewer than 3 years - $25.00 a year;
  • Regular Member with 3 or more years of practice - $50.00 a year;
  • Student Member - $20.00 a year;
  • Affiliate Member (can include "full-time professors of law or legal topics, lawyers on active duty in the military, legal assistants and other support staff persons working for regular members, investigators, technical experts, law librarians, and lawyers in private practice who are actively engaged in the defense of criminal cases outside of Travis County") - $20.00 a year; or
  • Lifetime Regular Member - $1,500.00 a year paid in three equal $500.00 payments over 3 years.

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