Hunt & Tuegel, PLLC Criminal Defense Lawyers

Hunt & Tuegel, PLLC
Attorneys at Law

425 Austin Avenue, Suite 1202
P.O. Box 726
Waco, TX 76703
Telephone: 254-753-3738 | Fax: 254-753-8118
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Over 30 Years of State and Federal Criminal Defense Experience

Waco Attorneys Serving Clients throughout Central Texas

When facing the unknown consequences of a criminal charge, it is important to work with someone who can competently provide the aggressive representation you need. Russ Hunt Sr. has practiced criminal law in the Central Texas area for more than 35 years. He is board-certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also one of very few Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated criminal defense attorneys in Central Texas. Hunt initially served as an assistant criminal district attorney felony prosecutor, but has, for more than 30 years, defended clients, and is capital murder first-chair qualified.


Hunt's partner Michelle Simpson Tuegel is an extremely bright, energetic, hard-working criminal defense attorney. Working together since early 2011, Hunt and Tuegel have worked as a trial team on capital murder, aggravated sexual assault, and kidnapping cases. Tuegel joined the firm in May 2012. The two regularly handle both misdemeanors and felonies. Criminal trial lawyers Russ Hunt Sr. and Michelle Simpson Tuegel represent the citizen accused.

Contact us online or call 254-753-3738 to schedule a free initial consultation.

We Represent the Citizen Accused

Unlike some firms that dabble in numerous areas of law, we focus solely in the practice of criminal law. As a capital murder first chair qualified criminal defense lawyer, Hunt has defended clients in everything from DWI to capital murder. In addition, we defend individuals against the following charges:

  • Arson
  • Assault; Assault Family Violence; Aggravated Assault
  • Conspiracy
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug offenses
  • DWI/DUI
  • Gun violations
  • Homicide; Murder; Capital Murder
  • Sex offenses
  • Theft
  • White collar crimes
  • Child Pornography

Prior to opening his own law firm, Hunt was an Assistant District Attorney. He worked on the other side, prosecuting people for a range of misdemeanor and felony offenses ranging from DWI to Capital Murder. Thus, He has a thorough understanding of the law, and because he worked as a prosecutor, he knows how the State prepares and prosecutes its cases.

Russ Hunt is Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer

Hunt is Board Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by both the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (20 years) and the National Board of Trial Advocacy — titles that come from experience, peer recommendations, and an extensive amount of continuing legal education. In addition, he is one of a small handful of attorneys qualified to represent people facing Capital Murder charges.

To schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer, contact us online or call 254-753-3738. We have evening and weekend hours available by appointment, and we will visit clients who are detained in jail.


Russell D. Hunt, Sr., Attorney at Law, represents clients throughout Central Texas, including Waco, McLennan County and the surrounding cities of Temple, Killeen, Belton, Harker Heights, Bellmead, Woodway, Hewitt, Crawford and McGregor. I regularly represent clients in the following counties: Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hill, Limestone, and McLennan.

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