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Attorney D. H. Wannamaker
D.H. Wannamaker was born in Birmingham, Alabama in 1958. In 1968, his family relocated to Houston, Texas. Mr. Wannamaker graduated from the University of Texas, at Austin, in 1981, receiving a Liberal Arts degree in both Government and Philosophy.

Mr. Wannamaker received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in 1984. While attending law school, he clerked for Mr. Ken J. McLean, a prominent Houston criminal attorney. It is while working for Mr. McLean that he realized his passion for criminal law.

D.H. Wannamaker was licensed to practice law in November 1984. He was honored to serve as briefing attorney for the Honorable Judge W.C. Davis, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Mr. Wannamaker is also proud to have served as a federal defender for nine years. He has been a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist as designated by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1993. He has 24 years of trial experience in all fields of federal and state criminal law.

D.H. Wannamaker’s experience includes:

  • Briefing Attorney for the Honorable Judge W.C. Davis, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
  • Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas
  • Assistant Federal Defender for the Southern and Northern Districts of Texas and the Southern District of Alabama
  • Private Practice in Houston, Austin and Dallas, Texas
  • Numerous negotiated settlements and non prosecution agreements with Federal and State prosecutors
  • Numerous jury trial victories in both federal and state court
  • Numerous bench trial victories in both federal and state court
  • Numerous successful federal appeals to the Fifth Circuit and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal
  • Numerous successful state appeals to the various Courts of Appeal in Texas and Texas Court of Criminal Appeal

D.H. Wannamaker is licensed to practice before the following Courts:

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Southern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Supreme Court of Texas and all state courts in Texas

D. H. Wannamaker a member in good standing in the following organizations:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Travis County Bar Association
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

D.H. Wannamaker is honored to have spoken at the following legal seminars:
State Bar of Texas
Guide to the Basics of the Practice of Law, Houston, Texas, “Career Killers”

Federal Defenders Organization, Inc.
Brown Bag Seminar, Mobile, Alabama, “Federal Arraignments and Client Interviews”

State Bar of Texas
Guide to the Basics of the Practice of Law, Houston, Texas, “Career Killers”

Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Spring Seminar, Mobile, Alabama, “Use and Abuse of Informants”

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
Eight Annual Galveston Criminal Law Seminar, Galveston, Texas, “Specific Performance of Negotiated Pleas”

NORML
Key West Legal Seminar, Key West, Florida, “Legal Potpourri”


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