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Douglas W. Atkinson

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Douglas W. Atkinson is native Texan who moved to Conroe in 1976. He attended Willis High school and graduated in 1989. In the fall of that year, Doug enrolled at the University of Texas at Austin where he joined the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Doug later transferred to Texas A&M and finished his college education at Sam Houston State University where he graduated with a degree in communication.

His Early Experience

In the fall of 1995, Doug continued his education at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. While in law school, Doug was elected Student Bar President. As President, he worked with the school administrators to facilitate the school’s affiliation with Texas A&M University and coordinated other community service projects.

While in law school Doug’s interest in criminal law became evident. He excelled in his criminal courses and received the highest grades in his class in both Criminal Procedure and Criminal Trial Advocacy.

Doug graduated law school in 1998 and was licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Texas in November of that year. Immediately upon graduating law school, Doug began his criminal law practice in Conroe, Texas. Douglas Atkinson Award

Successful, Hard-Hitting Legal Defense

Since 1998, Doug has defended those charged with a broad variety of criminal offenses with an emphasis on DWI, DUI, and other intoxication offenses. He has successfully defended hundreds of clients charged with DWI in Texas through jury acquittals, motions hearings, and by skillful negotiation with prosecutors. Doug has successfully defended DWI cases involving automobile accidents, including clients with high breath and blood alcohol test results.

Doug is licensed to practice law in all Texas State Courts, the United States Southern District of Texas, and the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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 Intoxication.

DWI, Criminal Defense, and Legal Training
  • 1999 Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute
  • 1999 Federal Law Short Course
  • 2000 Winning Edge 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 of Conroe
  • 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 SAFPF (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 (materials only)
  • 2007 Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases
  • 2007 Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certification Course (NHTSA) (National Highway Traffic Safely Administration)
  • 2008 The Rule Of Law: What You Mean To It
  • 2008 Defense: DWI Winning Edge
  • 2009 David Burrows presents the DWI Defense Project
  • 2009 16th Annual Mastering Scientifc Evidence
  • 2009 7th Annual Top Gun DWI
  • 2010 17th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • 2011 9th Annual Top Gun DWI - Blood, Breath & Beyond
  • 2011 18th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • 2011 Cross Examination
  • 2012 19th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases
  • 2012 Fundamentals of Gas Chromatography for Lawyers
  • 2013 20th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases
  • 2020 Houston DWI All Stars
  • Juris Doctorate South Texas College of Law - Graduate School 1998
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication Sam Houston State University - Undergraduate School 1994
  • Bachelor of Arts Texas A&M University - Undergraduate School 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts The University of Texas at Austin - Undergraduate School Austin, TX 1991
Specialized Association Memberships
  • 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

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