Stephen Bowling

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Austin, TX

Stephen T Bowling: DWI & Criminal Defense Attorneys
 | 816 Congress Ave, Suite 950
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-601-0070
Fax: 512-236-5459
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Stephen Bowling is the founder and owner of Stephen T Bowling law firm in Austin, Texas. Nationally recognized as among the top trial lawyers in the country, Mr. Bowling has more than seven years of total legal experience, and he provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout Central Texas who stand accused of DWI, drug crimes, sex crimes, domestic violence and any other type of felony or misdemeanor offense.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Bowling has handled thousands of criminal cases, and he has achieved a long record of securing acquittals, dismissals and reductions of charges for the accused. At all turns, he maintains an unwavering focus on protecting his clients' rights and liberties, and he works hard to help his clients obtain the favorable outcomes they seek for their serious legal challenges as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Bowling has earned a Top 100 and Top 40 Under 40 rankings from the National Trial Lawyers as well as a Top Rated DWI Attorney designation from Best DWI Attorneys in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He has also received Superb, 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo along with numerous five-star reviews and testimonials from his satisfied clients.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Bowling served in the U.S. Navy from 1997 to 2007, where he ultimately served as patrolman and field training officer as well as watch commander after attending the U.S. Navy's Military Police School. As such, he understands the values of hard work and service to others, and he credits his experience as a naval military police officer leading him into his legal practice. During his time in the Navy, he received many commendations for his remarkable service.

Mr. Bowling received his undergraduate degree from Liberty University in 2006 and his master's degree from the same in 2008. He then attended the University of New Hampshire School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2013. He is also a graduate of the Texas Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Academy, and he holds certification in DWI Detection and Field Sobriety Testing and Law Enforcement Radar.

Active in his legal community, Mr. Bowling is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College of DUI Defense, among others. He also has several publications to his credit, and he routinely conducts lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics.

Other Areas We Serve You:

• Austin / Travis County
• Georgetown / Williamson County
• San Marcos / Hays County

 
Practice Areas
  • 60%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 40%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

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About Stephen Bowling

Admitted: 2013, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.dwiman.com/stephen-t-bowling-dwi-lawyer/

Honors/Awards:

  • Super Lawyers, 2019 Texas Rising Stars
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40, 2017 and 2018
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA)
  • National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)
  • State Bar of Texas

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Result: Case Dismissed Charge: Driving While Intoxicated w/ .295 BAC Facts: Officer claimed the client was driving in the parking lot. Client failed field sobriety tests and refused breath and blood test. The officer obtained a warrant and blood was drawn at the jail. The blood test came back at a .295. At the ALR hearing, we thoroughly cross-examined the officer. The officer answers were insufficient to prove even probable cause for the arrest. The State had no way to proceed with the criminal charges. Case Dismissed.
  • Result: Case Dismissed Charge: Assault/Family Violence Facts: Client became emotional with spouse while riding in the car. The client hit the spouse numerous times and prevented client from calling 9-1-1. Case Dismissed.
  • Result: Case Dismissed/Expunged Charge: Assault/Family Violence with Injury Facts: Client had a little too much to drink at a family gathering. At the gathering she started hitting her husband, causing him injury. Case Dismissed.
  • Result: Case Dismissed Charge: Assault/Family Violence Facts: Client arrested for hitting her husband and knocking the phone out of his hand as he was calling 9-1-1. Case Dismissed.
  • Result: Case Dismissed Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance Facts: Nursing student in his final year was arrested for cocaine. A conviction would have impacted his ability to get a job after graduation. Case Dismissed.
  • Result: Case Dismissed Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance Facts: Client was arrested for a DWI and a search of the vehicle revealed a substance that tested positive for Meth. Case Dismissed.
  • Result: Case Dismissed Charge: Possession of Marijuana Facts: Client was arrested for Possession of Marijuana as he was being arrested for Public Intoxication for riding with a friend who was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. The officers claimed to smell an odor of marijuana emitting from the car. When searching the client incident to the Public Intoxication arrest they found Marijuana in client’s pocket.
  • Result: Case Dismissed Charge: Possession of Marijuana Facts: Officer stopped client for expired registration. While speaking with the client the officer claimed to smell marijuana and seeing the client having a “green tongue”. Case dismissed due to police procedure errors.
  • Result: Case Dismissed Charge: Driving While Intoxicated with Open Container Facts: Client was was stopped for swerving within his lane and changing lanes without a turn signal. Client failed the field sobriety test and police drew blood pursuant to a search warrant. The client is a college professor that was up for tenure and in the United States on a green card. Although the facts were not in our favor we negotiated a dismissal based on the interest of justice not being served with a DWI conviction in this case.
  • Result: Case Dismissed Charge: Driving While Intoxicated 2nd w/ Accident Facts: Client was driving home from bar with wife. On the way he took a turn too fast and flipped his SUV several times. The vehicle landed upright so client finished driving home. When almost home an officer noticed he had a tail light out (broken in the accident). As the officer got closer he noticed vehicle was in an accident. Officer noticed beer cans and a half filled liquor bottle throughout the car (it flipped). The client previously did seven years for Intoxication Manslaughter in another state. On the day of trial the state dismissed due to issues with the officer’s investigation that our attorneys noticed based on their prior law enforcement experience.
  • Result: Case Dismissed Charge: Driving While Intoxicated w/ Accident Facts: Client took a turn too fast and wrecked sports car. Client failed field sobriety tests and provided a breath sample of a .13 (over 1 1/2 times the legal limit). The case was set for trial and reduced to a deferred Class C traffic citation on the trial date. After six months the traffic citation was dismissed. Case Dismissed.
  • Result: Case Dismissed/Expunged Charge: Driving While Intoxicated Facts: Officer clocked client driving 115 mph on I-35. Client failed field sobriety tests and provided a breath sample of .12 (1 1/2 times the legal limit). The client was at risk of deportation if convicted of a DWI. On the date of trial, the state agreed to a deferred Class C speeding ticket. After six months the speeding ticket was dismissed. Case Dismissed/Expunged.

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Super Lawyers, 2020 Texas Rising Stars, 2020

Educational Background:

  • Liberty University, Bachelor of Science in Business Management, May 2006
  • Liberty University, Master of Science in Management, May 2008

Comments

  • “Steve has put countless hours (and dollars) educating and preparing himself to handle DWI cases and trials. Steve knows DWI defense at expert level in my opinion and he cares about his clients.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Stephen Bowling

816 Congress Ave
Suite 950
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-601-0070

Fax: 512-236-5459

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Last Updated: 6/15/2021

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