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Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing an attorney is much like deciding on a doctor. It is one of the most important decisions a person may make in their lifetime. The things you should look are: How much experience does this lawyer have? Is he an expert or specialist in his field? Has he handled cases like mine before? Has he been successful in handling cases like mine before? Does he have extensive trial experience? Does the law firm do a volume business?

The following are those questions that are frequently asked.

1. Do you charge for the initial consultation?
The Wannamaker Law Firm does not charge for the initial consultation.

2. How long have you been in the practice of law?
Mr. Wannamaker has been licensed to practice law since 1984.

3. Are you a board certified criminal law specialist?
Yes. Mr. Wannamaker received his specialization certification in 1993 in the field of criminal law and criminal appellate law in 2008.

4. Have you ever handled a case like mine?
At the law firm, we have successfully handled every conceivable criminal case, both in federal and state court.

5. What trial experience do you have?
Mr. Wannamaker has one of the most extensive trial records around. He has been a trial lawyer for over 34 years and in that time has tried numerous state and federal cases.

6. Do you provide a written contract?
Yes. A written contract is required and protects both the client and attorney. It sets out what can be expected of the attorney and what obligations the client has in the relationship.

7. What type of fee arrangements do you require?
Typically a criminal fee is a fixed fee retainer. In complex cases, a retainer can be negotiated and an hourly rate charged. A legal fee is determined by the seriousness and complexity of each case.

8. Do you take payments?
Yes. Legal representation can be costly and should not prevent a person from getting the representation they deserve.

9. What type of payments do you accept?
We accept cash, cashier checks, money orders, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Network. We do not accept personal checks.

10. Will you be available to discuss my case?
We are available to our clients during business hours. Office consultations must be scheduled in advance and telephone calls will be returned promptly. We believe in keeping our clients well informed about their cases.

11. Will you handle my case personally?
Yes. We believe in quality over quantity and keep the number of cases low so that we may provide the individual attention you deserve. You will never become just a number to us.

Presidential Pardon

Daniel Wannamaker has successfully represented high profie clients and has more trial and appellate experience than most other attorneys. He has obtained a rare Presidential Pardon from President Obama for a client who was formerly with the U.S. State Department.

Experience. Expertise. Excellence.

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

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

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