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Could Cody Wilson sex assault case hinge on age deception?
Daniel Wannamaker comments on Cody Wilson sexual assault case.
The Austin American-Statesman

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Co-defendant says Onyeri was ‘laser focused’ on killing Judge Kocurek
Daniel Wannamaker comments on his client's situation in the Kocurek case.
The Austin American-Statesman

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Ryan Lochte Teammate James Feigen Apologizes, Details Rio Gas Station Gaffe & Brazilian Authorities’ Big Fine Demands
Statement by Daniel Wannamaker's client, U.S. Olympic swimmer James Feigen.
Deadline

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Judge stacks sentences for woman convicted of drunken driving crash
Daniel Wannamaker comments on his client's drunk driving case.
The Austin American-Statesman

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Austin pair who took millions from oil and gas investors plead guilty

Austin partners convicted of stealing $9M get 78-month prison sentence

Daniel Wannamaker comments on his client's light sentence for orchestrating a "sophisticated" white collar crime.
The Austin American-Statesman

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Austin airport baggage handler pleads guilty to taking guns from bags

Airport baggage handler who stole guns for pot gets 18 months

Daniel Wannamaker represents baggage handler accused of stealing from travelers bags.
The Austin American-Statesman

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Round Rock man acquitted of aggravated robbery over pellet gun dispute
Daniel Wannamaker does "the impossible” for his client acquitted of aggravated robbery.
The Austin American-Statesman

EARLIER CASES

Houston Chronicle, June, 15, 1993

“The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Monday night blocked today’s scheduled execution of a prisoner for killing a Houston grocery manager after a robbery.”

Gay Rights Activist is Cleared in Assault Case

Houston Chronicle, November 2, 1994
“A gay rights activist accused of biting a police officer who dragged him from a Jerry Falwell speech for heckling the speaker in 1992 was cleared Tuesday when a prosecutor dropped the charges. (snip)… Sawyer was one of several activists who interrupted Falwell, a nationally known religious leader, in town during the Republican National Convention. (snip)… Defense attorney Daniel Wannamaker said, ‘my hats off’ to prosecutor Pat Stayton, who agreed that there was a lack of evidence to try the case.”

Fake Marshal ‘Braggart,’ Not Criminal

Mobile Register, September 18, 1996
“A Florida man who pretended to be a deputy U.S. marshal … is a ‘braggart,’ but not a criminal, a Mobile federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Charles Butler acquitted Dana Lashawn Jones, 31, of charges of impersonating a federal officer.”
Citizens Brave, But Not Cops. Their endangerment can’t bring stiffer sentence for robber, rules appeals court.

Mobile Register, May 25, 2001
Bank robber gets a sentence break. On instructions from the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, judge reduces Marc Sawyer’s prison sentence by 19 months.

‘Phone Slamming’ Case to Begin

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 3, 2002
“A four-year federal probe of long-distance phone fraud at a defunct North Texas company will be laid out Monday when prosecutors begin their case. It is the first criminal case against anyone accused of “phone slamming,” the practice of tampering with people’s telephone bills, Assistant US. Attorney Ron Eddins said.”

Phone Trial Evidence Doesn’t Connect

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 8, 2002
Ex-official, 5 Others Await Verdict in Slamming Case

“A former Colleyville councilman and five other men charged with long-distance telephone fraud awaited a verdict after arguing Thursday that they followed the letter of the law and never intended to bilk their customers.

…Dan Wannamaker, Anthony Strother’s attorney, said that the brothers did not know about the customer’s complaints and that their company was using boxes similar to those used by MCI other long-distance companies.

‘The Strothers weren’t in-house. They were down in Austin,’ Wannamaker said. ‘The type of marketing they used was the same type that the big boys used. The problem is, in the hands of someone like Mr. Garey, it goes to excess. It goes up his nose.’”

Jury acquits former official

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, November 11, 2002
“A former Colleyville councilman and five others men were acquitted Friday of all charges related to long-distance telephone fraud in which prosecutors said the men had bilked customer… Acquitted of 18 charges of mail and wire fraud and conspiracy were… Anthony Wayne Strother.”

More Texas Syndicate Gang Members Going to Prison

Austin American-Statesman, April 2, 2004
“Paniagua … faced life under the federal sentencing guidelines. [U.S. District Judge] Sparks… gave Paniagua 14 years.”

AG Attacked Over Indictments

Austin American-Statesman, February 1, 2005
“Lawyers for several indicted former officials of the entity that manages Texas’ electric grid said Monday their clients committed no crime and suggested the charges might be politically motivated.

…Wannamaker noted that Abbott displayed enlarged photographs of the indicted men at his news conference-‘big poster boards with everybody’s pictures, as if he’s Donald Rumsfeld and these are pictures of the al-Qaida guys that we’re trying to run down.’”

FEATURED RESULT

NOT GUILTY in federal Mail Fraud case

US v. Anthony Strother

Jury trial of a man charged with Mail Fraud in an 18 count indictment. The case was designated "complex and voluminous litigation."

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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