Attorney Profile of Friesenhahn Law


Your first question should be: "Is my lawyer the best qualified one to defend me in a criminal case?" Many lawyers handle criminal cases -- but not all of them are board certified in criminal law.

W. David Friesenhahn is Board Certified in Criminal Law. A lawyer can claim to be a board certified in criminal law only if he is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. To become board certified in criminal law, a lawyer must show that he has years of experience in criminal law; that he has tried numerous cases before juries; that he has detailed knowledge of criminal law and procedure; and that his colleagues recognize him as having special competence. If a lawyer tells you that criminal cases are his specialty, ask him if he is board certified in criminal law.

Board Certified in Criminal Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Will your defense lawyer be someone with proven experience helping people survive the criminal justice system, or does he just do criminal cases on the side?

The W. David Friesenhahn Law Firm only represents persons charged in criminal cases, and W. David Friesenhahn had dedicated his entire legal career to the criminal justice system.

  • 24 Years Experience as Criminal Trial and Appellate Lawyer
  • Founder and First President, Central Texas Defense Lawyers Association Hays County
  • Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Former President, Comal County Bar Association
  • Former First Assistant Comal County Attorney
  • Former First Assistant Guadalupe County Attorney
  • Former Assistant Texas Attorney General, Habeas Corpus Section
  • Licensed by the Texas Supreme Court Since 1989


  • University of Texas at Austin Law School, Juris Doctorate, 1989
  • Rice University, B.A. in American Studies, 1986


Board Certified in Criminal Law