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The Saputo Law Firm is a Texas law firm that concentrates on representing clients in litigation against the government in serious and complex matters. A recipient of numerous awards and outside recognition, the firm has a reputation for tenacity and legal ingenuity.

Client service is our priority, and we have been consistently awarded the AVVO Client’s Choice Award for excellent client service. We have stellar reviews >>

We have published a Criminal Law Guide on our website, where you can learn more criminal law in both Texas and the Federal system. But remember that the unique details of your particular situation and the strategy that your criminal lawyer employs can also make a big difference in your case.

We have also published information about our practice areas, including our Trial Practices for Texas Criminal Defense and Federal Criminal Defense. For many of our clients, however, criminal defense litigation is just the start. We are a full-service firm, meaning that we also handle Driver’s Licenses, Appeals, Record Clearing and other services as part of our representation.

Whether you are facing charges, a criminal investigation, need to appeal a case or need help with a driver’s license or getting something removed from your record, please contact us to schedule an appointment so we can review your case and answer your questions.

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From left to right: Ashley, (Senior Paralegal), Paul (Defense Attorney), Nathan (Defense Attorney) and Danielle (Litigation Paralegal).

Consistently high-level legal representation is the hallmark of our boutique
criminal defense practice.

When you need us, we know that you are going through a traumatic experience, and we understand how important it is to you to have an attorney who will zealously represent you inside and outside of court. We understand that every aspect of your life may be in jeopardy, and we are here to help. When you become a client, you can leave your worry with us – we handle every aspect of your case. We strive to make sure you understand the entire process and all of the options that may be available to you.

If you have been arrested, charged or are under investigation for a crime, our lawyers understand the severity of the stress you are facing, and we are here to help. If you, like many of our clients, have never been arrested before, this may be the first time you have ever hired a criminal defense attorney. We understand how confusing the entire situation can be, and we take every opportunity to guide you through the case and provide you with professional legal advice. Paul Saputo and the attorneys at the Saputo Law Firm have the resources, experience and expertise to defend even the most difficult criminal cases.

When you hire the Saputo Law Firm, our experienced criminal defense attorneys will review your case and analyze every detail to determine your best defense strategy. Whether we are representing you on a DWI charge, a possession of controlled substance case, a serious sex crime felony or in any other criminal prosecution, we conduct independent investigations, rigorously examine all the forensic evidence produced against you and advocate aggressively on your behalf.

About our Team

In addition to our attorneys, our staff include paralegals and investigators who are all dedicated to our clients. All of the firm’s staff, inside and outside investigators have extensive experience in criminal law. Learn more about our attorneys below.

Paul Saputo

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The firm is led by senior defense lawyer Paul Saputo, a highly accomplished Texas criminal defense lawyer. Mr. Saputo has practiced throughout Texas, in more than fifty Texas state and federal courts. He has obtained hundreds of dismissals and acquittals for clients facing a wide array of serious charges. He has also developed groundbreaking innovations in defense strategies and tactics.

Mr. Saputo has represented people in many high-profile cases, including the Dallas Police Shooting case, where Mr. Saputo was able to garner his client’s release within hours, and the Twin Peaks Waco Biker case.

A member of the prestigious Texas Bar College and proud Duke Law School alumnus, he trained with some of the best lawyers, judges and law professors in the country. Mr. Saputo is dedicated to defending people accused of crimes and courageously standing up to fight the government when clients’ lives and freedom are in jeopardy.

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Nathan Hendra

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Attorney Nathan Hendra is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney and leads the Saputo Law Firm’s Municipal Court Litigation practice.

Mr. Hendra has had extensive experience working in the municipal and JP courts litigating Class C Misdemeanors and code violations, including traffic tickets, Class C Assault, Assault Family Violence, DWLI, Public Intoxication, Disorderly Conduct, Minor in Possession of Alcohol, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Theft under $100.

Mr. Hendra has obtained hundreds of dismissals in municipal courts across Texas.

Mr. Hendra is an alumnus of Southern Methodist University Law School, and later worked for several leading criminal defense law firms before coming to the Saputo Law Firm.

Learn more about attorney Nathan Hendra

The counties and courts where we practice

We are admitted to practice in the following courts:

  • All District Courts in Texas
  • All County Courts in Texas
  • The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals & The Texas Supreme Court
  • All Texas Courts of Appeal
  • The United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • The United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • The United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

We are based centrally in Dallas, Texas, but our attorneys throughout the state regularly handle cases in counties including:

  • Dallas
  • Tarrant
  • Harris
  • Travis
  • Bexar
  • Rockwall
  • Collin
  • Denton
  • McLennan
  • El Paso
  • Midland
  • Grayson
  • Montague
  • Montgomery
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Ellis
  • Parker
  • Titus
  • Cooke
  • Panola
  • Hays
  • Caldwell
  • Bell
  • Kaufman
  • and many other counties

Our practice areas

The firm handles both state and federal cases. We handle every aspect of your defense, from the initial investigation by the police, all the way through trial, sentencing, and criminal appeals. We also handle license suspensions, occupational driver’s licenses, expunctions and orders of non-disclosure. We set ourselves apart from other criminal defense law firms by providing passionate, courageous and innovative representation and full-service legal support with premium customer service.

Client Testimonials

Check out our reviews on websites like Avvo or Google or Facebook.

The below reviews were posted on Mr. Saputo’s profile on Avvo.com

Man, I can’t say enough about this guy! Honestly, he’s the true definition of what a lawyer should aspirate to be. He did more than what a normal lawyer would do for anyone, and I can say that proudly because he got me out of jail, with an amazing deal. I can’t thank him enough for everything he’s done, aif you need a true lawyer that will actually fight for you, don’t think twice before getting Paul Saputo, the best criminal defense lawyer out there!

Paul helped prove my fiance’s innocence! I like the fact that he is all about honesty and truth. We won our case and he did an excellent job in keeping my fiance informed throughout the process. Words cannot express how much we thank you!

Facing a felony conviction with extradition Paul was informative throughout , even went and posted bond he got my conviction dismissed

I was desparate Pau called at 9pm I wasn’t expecting an attorney to answer an on line inquiry at that time he guided us spot on

I highly recommend Paul Saputo and The Saputo Law Firm. Mr. Saputo was very knowledgeable, positive, prompt and available to every inquiry. His knowledge of the law and willingness to ask the tough questions is impressive and refreshing. It is always a trying time when one needs to hire an attorney to present their best interests and Paul did that for me and my family. He went above and beyond even after the completion of the case while always keeping me abreast of new inquires or possibilities. In the event that I require legal counsel again The Saputo Law Firm will be my first call and when asked for a referral my recommendation will be the same.

Saputo Law Firm is a top notch firm! Paul is a stellar attorney and has a heart of gold! Paul demonstrated the highest degree of professionalism and integrity. He is confident, straightforward, and very personable. He is full of energy and very passionate about his work. Paul is very knowledgeable about the law and puts the needs of his clients first. Paul is very quick to respond to inquiries and provides solid advice and counsel. His skill and handwork is only surpassed by his modesty and compassion. Rest assured that you are in good hands and that Paul is going to do everything in his power to take the best care of your case. He will also expedite the process as quickly as possible. I highly recommend Saputo Law Firm!

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