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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Firm Overview

Russell D. Hunt, Sr.
Michelle Simpson Tuegel
Criminal Defense Lawyers

Serving Citizens in Waco and throughout Central Texas

Russell D. Hunt, Sr. and Michelle Simpson Tuegel 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.

Working with Hunt is his partner Michelle Simpson Tuegel. 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.

Hunt and Tuegel practice throughout Central Texas and they are admitted in the Western, Northern, and Southern Districts of the federal courts of Texas. The majority of their federal cases have been filed in the Western District of Texas, Waco Division. Hunt is also licensed to practice in Minnesota and will travel there to handle federal criminal cases.

Hunt and Tuegel are members of the American Bar Association, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) , and life members of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) . These organizations regularly provide continuing education, support, and assistance to their members. Additionally, they provide the ability to network with other attorneys who specialize in criminal defense. Contact us by e-mail or call 254-753-3738 if you need an experienced and dedicated criminal defense lawyer.

(Until 1999, Hunt employed his son, Russell D. Hunt, Jr., to work for him as an employee. He is no longer an employee, and each of them now have their own practice. Hunt, Jr.’s office is in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas. They continue to collaborate and work together on a regular basis. Hunt, Jr. now has his thriving criminal practice, and Hunt, Sr. has his.)


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.