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About Me:
Austin's Criminal Defense Lawyer

Your Advocate

Uncommon Experience & Unparalleled Empathy

I’m David Reed, an experienced criminal defense attorney in Austin who serves the Central Texas area. I attended Texas State University for my Bachelor of Business Administration, and attained a Master of Business Administration from St. Mary’s University.

Then, I earned my Doctor of Jurisprudence with honors from St. Mary’s University School of Law. But I also boast experience that most attorneys don’t have: I’ve been to jail.

I know what it feels like to be in handcuffs because I’ve experienced the U.S. criminal justice system from the other side. Worse still, I’ve lost friends to the prison system, so I understand well the damage it does to individuals, their families, and their lives.

Inspired by a Compassionate Defense Attorney

When I was a young adult, I was blessed with a great lawyer who fought hard to preserve my liberties. This inspired me to pursue a new goal: to become the best criminal defense attorney I can be so that I can support others in the same way that I was supported.

You see, I’d been shown grace — the grace of being treated with dignity, defended with determination, and having my rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness upheld. Now, it’s my mission to provide that grace to others. 

If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime, I’ll fight hard to ensure that you receive fair treatment and a comprehensive defense. View my practice areas now to discover how I can help you.

WHat matters most

My Core Beliefs as a Criminal Defense Lawyer

Why am I passionate about my mission as a criminal defense attorney?

  • I believe that no single act defines you; we are all a blend of our best moments and our worst. You can’t be — and you shouldn’t be — defined by your mistakes.


  • I believe that, regardless of the situation, everyone deserves an advocate. You should be treated with dignity, and your future should be handled with care.


  • I believe the U.S. criminal justice system is extremely proficient at convicting and incarcerating. The only way to balance this system is to provide excellent defense for those who are charged with a crime.


Most importantly, I believe that we are all entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Your right to liberty is immediately endangered (if not outright nullified) when you face criminal charges — so I’m here to defend it.

Contact Me

Enlist a Criminal Defense Attorney Who Knows How You Feel

It’s my life’s passion to be the defender you deserve. That’s why I’ve dedicated my life to the study and practice of law.

If you’re facing criminal charges, you don’t need to face them alone. It would be my honor to represent you, to support you, and to fight for your rights.