About Our Attorneys And Our Waco Defense Law Firm

Criminal law is the exclusive focus at our law firm in Waco. We represent citizens accused of all types of criminal offenses in central Texas. People who hire us benefit from the collaborative efforts of a proven, dynamic trial team — two attorneys with complementary strengths and considerable experience trying complex cases together.

Why Hire Us? Consider Our Credentials, Trial Experience And Passion For Defending The Accused.

Attorney Russell D. Hunt Sr. has earned board certification in criminal law by both the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He has 39-plus years of trial experience and is first chair-qualified for capital murder cases. Among other professional honors, he is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell.

Attorney Michelle Simpson Tuegel has rapidly built a significant trial record in defense of people accused of violent offenses such as capital murder, sexual assault, sex trafficking, drug crimes, aggravated robbery, kidnapping and other serious felony cases. A former World Cup champion in slalom water skiing, her passion for protecting the rights of our clients reflects that same competitive fire.

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Focused, Full-Service Representation · State And Federal Defense

At Hunt & Tuegel, PLLC, we provide criminal defense services for people facing a wide range of charges, from DWI and other serious misdemeanor offenses to the most serious felonies established by Texas and federal law. Defense of our clients' rights and futures is our constant mission.

Contact Us To Schedule A Free Initial Consultation

We represent clients throughout central Texas. Our offices are located in the landmark ALICO Building in downtown Waco, and we travel widely to courts throughout the region. To request a free consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers, please call 254-304-6354 or send an email now.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.