Zealous Criminal Representation

Dedicated to protecting and defending clients' rights

Experience. Expertise. Excellence.

Daniel Wannamaker aggressively defends his clients. He believes that the principles of due process and equal justice can only be assured if people have a strong defender in their corner willing to stand toe to toe against the government.

Criminal Defense Attorney Handling High-Profile Cases

Wannamaker & Associates is a boutique criminal defense firm that specializes in representing individuals and corporations accused of both federal and state crimes. We bring together the traditional values of honesty, integrity and hard work with the latest in research tools, expert witnesses and computer technology to achieve phenomenal results.

United States v. Strother

Not guilty verdicts by a jury in an 18 count indictment case of federal fraud.

State of Texas v. Soler

A jury verdict of not guilty in a DWI trial. Verdict returned in 9 minutes.

United States v. Johnson

A jury trial of a man charged with theft of mail and bank fraud ending when the judge granted a motion for judgment of acquittal by the defense at the close of the government’s case.

Why choose our firm



Mr. Wannamaker is a board-certified criminal law and criminal appellate law specialist with a reputation for zealous representation and integrity. He has over 34 years of criminal trial experience, handling cases ranging from complex fraud and major drug cases to murder.



In every case we have but one goal: to provide the very best defense and representation. We have successfully represented numerous clients in complex and high profile cases. Many of these cases resulted in acquittals or dismissals.



We believe in quality over quantity and strive to represent clients with great personal and professional care. We are prepared and thorough, aggressive but not reckless. We treat clients like family and stay in touch long after cases are resolved.

Austin Criminal Defense Attorney

We are in the practice of law to help people who are accused and need a champion.

Daniel Wannamaker began his career in law looking for the best way to assist people in need. In law school, he quickly realized that the people most in need of a champion are the criminally accused.

Mr. Wannamaker is a board-certified specialist in both criminal law and criminal appellate law with over 34 years of experience. He is one of a small percentage of attorneys to be certified in criminal law and criminal appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and also a member of the prestigious College of the State Bar.

On his path to leading a successful criminal defense firm, Mr. Wannamaker worked both as an assistant federal defender and an attorney in private practice. His experience as a federal defender gave him the opportunity to try federal jury trials and argue cases before U.S. courts of appeals. He has won numerous trials and appeals in both federal and state court.

Wannamaker & Associates brings this experience to bear when defending clients. The firm coordinates with an array of experts to bring together the best defense. Mr. Wannamaker takes a holistic approach to his practice and is careful to address all clients’ issues and concerns that have had an impact on their lives and their cases. Wannamaker & Associates will defend you in court and be with you every step of the way.

Wannamaker & Associates is located in Austin, Texas and represents clients throughout the state and country. Mr. Wannamaker is licensed to practice in state, federal district and federal circuit courts, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

“I have always had an abiding faith in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. For over three decades, I have passionately devoted myself to protecting and defending those rights. This dedication has never wavered, nor ever will.”
- Daniel Wannamaker

Case Results

State of Texas v. Soler

Not guilty verdict in a DWI trial. Jury returned verdict in nine minutes.

United States v. Husbands

Federal case dismissed against a gentleman charged with the Manufacture of Marijuana

US v. Anthony Strother

Jury trial of a man charged with Mail Fraud in an 18 count indictment. Case designated “complex and voluminous litigation.”

State of Texas v. Dustin Clark

Client charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Jury returned a verdict of not guilty.


Presidential Pardon

Daniel Wannamaker has obtained a rare Presidential Pardon from President Obama for a client who was formerly with the U.S. State Department.

Practice Areas

We support clients during every stage of the criminal justice process, from police and grand jury investigations, through trial, to appellate and post-conviction litigation. We have represented clients throughout the United States.

Ultra Responsive, Did everything he said he would do

Dan was very responsive from my first phone call all the way through the case, and then after the case was settled. He walked me through the entire process, was never late for a hearing, and did more than I think any other attorney in the price range would have. Dan is reasonably priced. Not cheap, but when it comes to a quality defense, cheap isn't what you should be looking for.

- Anonymous

Best lawyer I ever had

Dan was my attorney for a Federal 200 lb marijuana case. I’m a third time offender and was worried about being labeled a career offender which carries 12 yrs. He argued my case down to 4 yrs and I didn't have to do anything except trust him. I highly recommend him to anyone that is praying for a miracle.

- MT

I would trust Daniel Wannamker with my life!!!!

Dan Wannamaker was the best attorney I could ask for. My husband was facing a life sentence on a serious crime. A RICCO case to be specific. I remember feeling hopeless, and afraid of what I did not know could, or would happen. Daniel Wannamaker did an OUTSTANDING job with his defense. Although my husbands case seemed hopeless, he was able to receive a much reduced sentence.

- Maria H.

Great attorney, Hyper responsive

Dan worked with me on my case for just over 12 months, but then after the outcome he was still available for emails and phone calls when I had questions. And I knew he was working some high profile cases at the time so I could easily have felt brushed aside.

- Russel S.

I would hands down recommend Dan Wannamaker to anyone who needs his expertise.

Many years ago Dan represented me on a really old federal issue and I must say Dan is absolutely one of the best attorneys. He is persistent, genuine, hard working, and is undoubtedly one of the best not only in Texas, but I would argue in the country.

- Michael S.

I would DEFINITELY use him again

He kept us totally informed about everything. He did an excellent job in her defense and was reasonably priced. I would DEFINITELY use him again if I needed someone. Couldn't ask for a kinder person who could also do exactly what he needed to do in the court room.

- Jamie H.

Mr. Wannamaker is a VERY wonderful attorney!

He defended my son on charges that carried a life sentence, but he fought tooth and nail and got him less than 20 years. Mr. Wannamaker held my hand and walked me through this entire process by always answering my questions of concern and showing me that he genuinely cared about my son. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a defense attorney!

- C.B.

I highly recommend Dan as your prospective attorney.

He has an Incredible wealth of experience and will be your greatest asset when dealing with the courts. He has proven to be very well organized, prudent, and communicative. I've kept in touch with him for years and would rely on him without hesitation should the need arise.

- Rain S.

He has great knowledge of the court system

Mr. Wannamaker was great at communicating with me as to what was going on with my case. He has great knowledge of the court system giving me the best advice and options with my case.

- Anonymous

Attorney Endorsements

I highly recommend this lawyer

I practiced in the same office and legal community with this lawyer for a few years. He is a highly skilled and knowledgeable attorney. He is regarded as one of the best federal criminal defense attorney in the city. He is professional, passionate and honest. I would trust him to represent any of my friends or family.

- Christopher Tolbert, Criminal defense Attorney
Fellow lawyer in community

I endorse Dan Wannamaker

It's rare for an attorney to specialize in both trial and appellate law (state and federal), but Dan is an expert at both. He also deeply cares about his clients, and he fights for the best possible outcome, attaining fantastic results. If you need a criminal defense attorney in Central Texas, Dan's the right choice.

- Christopher Perri, Criminal defense Attorney
Worked together on matter

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Meet Your Attorney

Daniel Wannamaker practices in both federal and state court, handling, most notably, federal white collar fraud cases, narcotics cases, cyber crimes, asset forfeitures and complex litigation.

Mr. Wannamaker is one of just a few attorneys in Texas to be board certified in both criminal and appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.