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Fort Worth, Texas criminal defense law firm

Top Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorneys. Decades of Experience. Former Prosecutors. Board Certified. Highly Rated. Free Consultations.

Aggressive, Smart Defense · Fort Worth Criminal Lawyers. Over 100 year combined experience. Free Consultations. Board Certified Criminal Specialists. (817) 203-2220.

Unmatched experience and more 5-star reviews than any other defense firm in Texas. Find out why we are the firm people turn to with the biggest problem in their lives:

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Christy Jack

Christy Jack is a skilled criminal lawyer who had handled thousands of cases during her 30-year legal career, first as a prosecutor and now as a nationally recognized criminal defense attorney. She has tried more than 200 cases before a jury, ranging from sexual assault to capital murder. There are very few attorneys nationwide with her level of experience handling death penalty cases. Prior to becoming a partner at Varghese Summersett, Christy served as a prosecutor for over two decades at the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. Her courtroom skills and expertise in forensics and DNA have led to appearances on 48 Hours, Dateline, Investigation Discovery, Cold Case, Forensic File, and Court TV. Christy is known for her quick wit, sharp mind, and tenacity. She is fearless in the courtroom and also serves as a legal analyst.

  • J.D.
    Texas Tech School of Law
  • Chair
    Governing Board of Texas Civil Commitment Office
    2011 - Present
  • Selected to Super Lawyers, Texas Super Lawyers, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Top Attorney
    360 West Magazine
    2016 - Present
  • Top Attorney
    Fort Worth Magazine
    2016 - 2017
  • Past Chair, Criminal Justice Section, State Bar of Texa
  • Daniel H. Benson Public Service Award, Texas Tech Law Alumni Association, 2017
  • Great Woman of Texas, Fort Worth Business Press, 2017
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Alex Thornton

Alex Thornton is an associate attorney at Varghese Summersett, a criminal defense firm based in Fort Worth. Alex represents individuals charged in state court with a variety of offenses, including DWI, possession of a controlled substance, theft, assault, and intoxication-related offenses. She is the primary contact at the firm for clients who need to obtain an occupational driver’s license after their license has been suspended due to a DWI or drug arrest. Alex also regularly facilitates client admission into diversion programs that focus on rehabilitation rather than punishment.

  • J.D.
    Texas A&M University School of Law
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth Magazine, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
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Benson Varghese

Benson Varghese is a Board Certified Criminal Defense lawyer and the founder and managing partner of Varghese Summersett. Collectively, the attorneys at Varghese Summersett bring together more than a century of criminal law experience and have helped thousands facing the biggest problems in their lives. Benson is a former prosecutor and an experienced litigator who has tried more than 100 cases before Texas juries. He represents individuals charged with the most serious state and federal criminal offenses. Benson has been named an Entrepreneur of Excellence, a Minority Leader in Business, a Top Attorney, and a Super Lawyer Rising Star, among other accolades. He is the immediate past president of the Board of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and is an avid supporter of numerous philanthropic and non-profit organizations. In 2019, Benson was named the Outstanding Young Lawyer of Tarrant County. He received his undergraduate degree from SMU and his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law.

  • Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist
  • Top 100 Rising Stars in Texas – Super Lawyer Magazine, 2020, 2021
  • Named the 2019 Outstanding Young Lawyer by the Tarrant County Young Lawyer’s Association.
  • Named One of Fort Worth’s Fastest Growing Companies (No. 6), Fort Worth Inc. Magazine, 2019
  • Listed No. 782 on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies, Inc. Magazine, 2018
  • Voted “Best Law Firm,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2018
  • Named a Minority Leader in Business by the Fort Worth Business Press, 2017
  • Finalist for Entrepreneur of Excellence Award, Service Category, Fort Worth Inc. Magazine, 2017
  • Selected as a Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016 – Present
  • Named “Top Attorney” by 360 West Magazine, 2017 – Present
  • Named “Top Attorney” by Fort Worth Magazine, 2016 – Present
  • Recipient of the Martindale Hubbel “Client Champion” Award, 2017
  • Named “Premier 100 Trial Attorney” by the American Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Rated 10.0 by AVVO
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Anna Summersett

Anna Summersett is a partner at Varghese Summersett and Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, meaning she has achieved the highest designation an attorney can reach. As a former prosecutor and experienced trial lawyer, Anna has tried over 100 cases to Texas juries, ranging from misdemeanor DWIs to capital murder. In May 2019, Anna was recognized for being a finalist in Fort Worth Inc. Magazine’s Entrepreneur of Excellence Awards, which recognizes and honors entrepreneurial owners of private companies in the Fort Worth area. The year before, Varghese Summersett was named the sixth fastest-growing company in Fort Worth and the 782nd fastest growing company in the country.

  • J.D
    Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
  • Entrepreneur of Excellence, Finalist, Fort Worth Inc., 2019
  • Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Top Texas Women Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth Magazine, 2016 to Present
  • Top Attorney, 360 West Magazine, 2017 to Present
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Leticia "Letty" Martinez

Letica “Letty” Martinez is a board-certified criminal specialist who has extensive experience handling state and federal criminal cases, specifically allegations of sexual abuse, intoxication-related offenses and violent crimes. Prior to becoming a Partner at Varghese Summersett, Letty established a name for herself as both a state and federal prosecutor. Now as a highly experienced criminal defense attorney, Letty is widely respected for her knowledge on the criminal justice system and readiness to think outside the box. She is meticulous, persuasive, and relentless. Letty’s extensive experience, passion for the law and her ability to empathize with those who have been charged with a crime makes her a formidable force in the courtroom.

  • J.D
    Baylor Law School
  • Honored by Easter Seals North Texas’ Hats Off to Mothers for her contributions to the community and dedication to children, 2019
  • Child Fatality Review Team Committee, appointed by Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, 2018
  • Top Attorney, 360 West Magazine, 2017 to Present
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth Magazine, 2016 to Present
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2005, 2006, 2008
  • Protect Our Kids Commission, appointed by Gov. Rick Perry, 2014
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Kathryn "Katie" Heflin

Katie Heflin is an associate attorney at Varghese Summersett, where she aggressively defends clients accused of misdemeanor and felony offenses in North Texas. Prior to joining the firm, Katie served as a prosecutor at the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office, where she handled hundreds of cases and had more than 30 criminal jury trials. She now uses that experience and valuable insight to vigorously defend our clients. Katie has handled just about every kind of case, ranging from DWI to capital murder.

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • University of Texas, Arlington, BA in Criminology/Criminal Justice, 2010
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Mitch Monthie

Mitch Monthie is an associate at Varghese Summersett, where he vigorously defends clients accused of criminal offenses. Prior to becoming a defense attorney, Mitch served as a prosecutor for the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office where he handled hundreds of cases and tried more than 30 criminal jury trials. He now applies that experience to criminal defense, zealously representing individuals who have been charged with offenses such as DWI, drugs, theft, domestic violence and assault. He also handles expunctions and non-disclosures for the firm, helping clients keep their record clean.

  • Texas A&M School of Law, Fort Worth, J.D., 2016
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, B.S., 2010
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Robert Huseman

Robert Huseman is a partner at Varghese Summersett, a top criminal defense firm based in downtown Fort Worth. Prior to becoming a defense attorney, Robert served as a prosecutor for the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office for 18 years. Before that, he was an experienced Houston homicide detective who investigated more than 200 murders. All told, he has more than 30 years of experience in the criminal justice system - knowledge and skills that he now uses to aggressively defend people accused of crimes.

  • South Texas College of Law
    Juris Doctor, 2002
  • Sam Houston State University
    Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice, 1991
  • Director’s Award, Houston Police Department, 1999
  • Three Police Chief Commendations for Homicide Investigations, 1994-2001
  • Top Attorney, Fort Worth Magazine, 2021
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Steve Baker

Steve Baker is an associate at Varghese Summersett, where he handles North Texas criminal cases, primarily out of Dallas, Collin, and Tarrant counties. Prior to joining the firm, Steve served as a federal judicial clerk, a prosecutor at the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, and spent time in private practice. During his legal career, he has handled thousands of criminal cases, ranging from DWI to murder to white collar crimes. His experience, coupled with a deep knowledge of the law, allows him to craft the best defense strategy for our clients and achieve remarkable results.

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • Texas Christian University
  • Executive Board of the Texas Tech Law Review
  • Texas Tech Law Review Tradition of Excellence Award for Outstanding 3L Editor
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Tanya Dohoney

Tanya Dohoney is double board-certified attorney in Criminal Law and Criminal Appeals. Tanya’s qualifications put her in an elite class of lawyers. Tanya has more than 30 years’ experience handling criminal appeals and is a specialist in this area of the law. She has handled countless legal issues arising from litigation, especially intoxication and vehicular-related cases.

  • Southern Methodist University (J.D.)
  • University of Texas at Austin, (B.A. History)
  • Board Certified in Criminal Law, 1992
  • Board Certified in Criminal Appellate Law, 2011
Varghese Summersett PLLC
300 Throckmorton Street, Suite 1650

Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 203-2220
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