Benson Varghese

Benson Varghese

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Fort Worth, TX

Varghese Summersett PLLC
 | 300 Throckmorton Street, Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Phone: 817-203-2220
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
Attorney Profile

Benson Varghese is the Managing Partner at Varghese Summersett PLLC, the largest criminal defense firm in Tarrant County, Texas. A former prosecutor, Benson is an experienced litigator who has has handled more 5,000 criminal cases. He has tried more than 100 cases to a jury, ranging from DWI to the most serious sexual offenses.

Benson is one of the leading DWI/DUI attorneys in North Texas and has extensive experience litigating issues relating to intoxication, including alcohol, drugs and prescription medications. He has been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Attorney by the National Trial Lawyer's Association and has been repeatedly named a Top Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine. He is also a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, an honor reserved for few Texas attorneys. Recently, he was elected Vice President of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Education:

Bachelor of Business Administration, Southern Methodist University
Juris Doctorate, Texas Tech University

Professional Memberships, Honors and Awards:

  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inns of Court, Associate Member, 2011-2013
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, Past Board Member
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • National Rifle Association, Lifetime Member
  • Christian Trial Lawyers Association, Lifetime Member
  • National Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, Member
  • National College for DUI Defense, Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Vice President, 2017
  • Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Texas District and County Attorneys Association, Former Member
  • Selected as a Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016, 2017
  • Named a Minority Leader in Business by the Fort Worth Business Press, 2017
  • Named a "Top Attorney" by 360 West Magazine, 2017
  • Martindale Hubbel "Client Champion" Award, 2017
  • Named a "Top Attorney" By Fort Worth Magazine, 2016, 2017
  • Named a "Premier 100 Trial Attorney" by the Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Named a Top 100 Trial Attorney  by the National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Rated 10.9 by AVVO
  • Steer Fort Worth, Member
  • Rotary International, Downtown Fort Worth, Member


He practices in the following areas: 

White Collar Defense

Federal Criminal Defense

Sex Crimes Defense

General Criminal Defense

DWI Defense

Expunctions

Fort Worth Divorce Lawyer

Fort Worth Family Lawyer

 

About Benson Varghese

Admitted: 2009, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.versustexas.com/benson-varghese/

Honors/Awards:

  • Named Minority Leader in Business, 2017: Benson Varghese, founder and managing partner of the law firm Varghese Summersett PLLC, has been named a 2017 Minority Leader in Business by the Fort Worth Business Press. Varghese was recognized along with other North Texas business leaders on Thursday, Dec. 14, during a luncheon at the Fort Worth Club. “I am honored to have been recognized as a top business leader by the Fort Worth Business Press,” Varghese said.   “The award recognizes that diverse backgrounds can enhance the strength of, and innovation within, our business community.”, Named Minority Leader in Business, 2017
  • Elected Vice President of Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, 2017: Benson Varghese, founder and managing partner of Varghese Summersett PLLC, has been elected vice president of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association (TCCDLA.) TCCDLA made the announcement on Nov. 14, 2017,  five days after the nominations were announced during the bar association’s monthly luncheon in Fort Worth. Varghese was among 11 criminal defense attorneys named to the 2018 TCCDLA Executive Board. “I am honored to have been selected by the defense bar to serve in this capacity,” Varghese said. “I look forward to assisting the Board modernize our online offerings, increase membership benefits, and better serve our local criminal defense community.” , Elected Vice President of Tarrant County Criminal Defense Bar, 2017
  • Elected a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, 2016: Benson Varghese has been elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation — an honor reserved for few Texas attorneys. Each year, only one-third of 1 percent of Texas lawyers are invited to become Fellows. Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation are selected for outstanding professional achievement and commitment to the community. Members are vetted and elected by the Texas Bar Foundation Board of Trustees. Selection is a mark of distinction and recognition.        
  • Named a Top 100 Trial Attorney, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014: Benson Varghese has been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Attorney by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Admission to the National Trial Lawyers is by invitation only and is made up of civil litigators and criminal defense attorneys from across the country. To be named as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer, an attorney must first be nominated by a member and then go through an evaluation process before being selected. A committee evaluates each nominee to ensure future members meet their standards for trial experience, peer recognition, leadership and community involvement.
  • Rated 10.0 , AVVO
  • Named "Top Attorney" by Fort Worth Magazine, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Named "Top Attorney" by 360 West Magazine, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Christian Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2018
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2018
  • Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2018
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow, 2018
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Bar Association, 2018
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, 2018
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2018
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member, 2018
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Vice President, 2018
  • Eldon B. Mahon Inns of Court, Associate Member, 2011
  • Liberty Leadership Council, Executive Committee Member (Texas Public Policy Foundation)
  • National Rifle Association, Lifetime Member
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyer's Association, Past Board Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Varghese Summersett Receives 2018 TVAS Pro Bono Law Firm Partner Award, 2018:  Varghese Summersett PLLC, the largest criminal defense firm in Tarrant County, has received the 2018 Law Firm Partner Pro Bono Award from Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services (TVAS.) The firm was recognized for its commitment to pro bono legal representation along with other attorneys, law firms, and organizations on Wednesday, Jan. 24 during the 2018 Pro Bono Awards luncheon at the Fort Worth City Club. “We are honored to have been recognized by Tarrant County Volunteer Services,” said Benson Varghese, founder and managing partner of the firm. “Each year, our attorneys devote 10 to 20 percent of their time assisting indigent Tarrant County residents who can’t afford an attorney. One of the ways we achieve this is by partnering with TVAS to participate in legal clinics. It’s a great partnership and we couldn’t be more proud of this award.”, 2018

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presenter, Avoiding a DWI in Texas, Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar (TAPS), 2018
  • Presenter, What you can learn from Tiger Woods' DUI Arrest, Texas Young Lawyers Association, 2017

Representative Clients:

  • Benson represents retained and court-appointed clients in a wide array of state and federal criminal matters., 2018

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Varghese Summersett was No. 782 on Inc. Magazine's list of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies., 2018
  • The Law Firm of Varghese Summersett was voted "Best Law Firm" in Tarrant County in the Star-Telegram's Fort Worthy Contest., 2018
  • Benson Varghese was a FW Inc. Entrepreneur of Excellence Finalist, 2017

Educational Background:

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2009
  • Southern Methodist Univeristy, B.B.A., 2004

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Defense
  • DWI
  • White Collar Crime
Office Location for Benson Varghese

300 Throckmorton Street
Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102

 

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Last Updated: 10/12/2018

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