Firm Overview

Botsford & Roark is an Austin law firm that focuses on complex federal and state criminal matters. Our firm ranks among the most elite criminal defense offices in the state of Texas. Our aim is to achieve the best possible results for our clients by taking a creative and holistic approach to criminal defense.

That approach means our firm maintains close professional relationships with prosecutors and judges to facilitate negotiation when appropriate. It also means that when a case demands it, we possess the knowledge and resources to make novel legal arguments to trial judges and courts of appeal. Finally, it means that we are always ready for trial. We have the experience, know-how, and proven track record to make the best possible case before a jury when the circumstances deem it necessary.

A substantial portion of the firm’s practice involves white collar crime, sexual assault cases, Title IX violations, assault aggravated assault, DWI, and drug cases. The firm also handles various fraud issues, income tax evasion, antitrust, RICO, and all other criminal law matters. The firm represents students accused of sexual misconduct in Title IX expulsion hearings, and has particular familiarity with the University of Texas at Austin. The firm has historically devoted a significant amount of time to obtaining relief for Texas death row inmates.

Notably, the firm successfully represented Governor Rick Perry from April 2014 to February 2016 and obtained a dismissal of all charges from his indictment. The firm also recently sued the University of Texas at Austin regarding its flawed Title IX disciplinary procedures, eventually leading to the exoneration of the clients on whose behalf we sued. The firm also continues to represent judges, lawyers, and other public officials in criminal matters, including matters before the newly formed Public Integrity Unit.


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Botsford & Roark


1307 West Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701
Phone (512) 476-1900
Fax (512) 479-8040