Defense Attorney, Austin Texas

Defense Attorney
Austin Texas

Dan Hamre.

Dan Hamre | Defense Attorney

Originally from Minnesota, Dan moved to Montgomery Alabama and worked at the Montgomery County District attorney’s office while attending undergraduate studies at the Auburn University at Montgomery. While working full-time as a legal assistant at the law firm of Graddick and Belser, PC, Dan graduated with a degree in history in 1995. Dan then attended the University of Hamline Law School, graduating with his Juris Doctor degree in 1998. 

Dan began his legal career in Texas as an associate at a criminal defense firm in Austin where he represented clients charged with DWI in Travis and Williamson Counties. In 2000 Dan was hired by the Travis County Attorney’s Office. Starting as an intake attorney, Dan moved up and has held virtually every position at the Travis County Attorney’s Office from lowest to highest. The leadership positions Dan has held include:

  • Court chief of the Family Violence Court
  • Court Chief of a DWI Court
  • Director of the Criminal Division
  • And most recently First Assistant Travis County Attorney

Dan’s experience as a leader, prosecutor, and supervisor has given him a unique perspective on how the criminal justice system works in Texas and in Travis County in particular.
He has worked over the years with countless public officials, defense attorneys, judges, and law enforcement agencies. He has handled thousands of cases including DWI, Assault, Domestic Violence, drug cases, grand jury investigations, theft, and property crimes.


Dan has practiced criminal law in Texas for 20+ years. He knows the law, knows the system, and knows the players. He will answer your questions, take your calls, and work tirelessly on your behalf.


Austin Texas

Dan is a fantastic lawyer. Because he held the role of First Assistant to the County Attorney, Dan brings a knowledge and perspective to cases that most lawyers do not have. I have full confidence in Dan’s ability to handle cases ranging from the mundane to the most serious.

Ricky V.

Austin Texas

With over 20 years of experience as a defense attorney and top-level prosecutor, you can be assured that everything Dan Hamre does on your behalf will be done to the highest ethical standards.

Areas of Service.

Traffic Tickets
Domestic Violence
sex Crimes
Violent Crimes
Property Crimes
Theft Crimes
White Collar
Juvenile Offenses

We maintain close, quality relationships with our clients built on a foundation of trust and communication.


Austin has aggressive DWI enforcement and you need an equally aggressive attorney in your corner. 

Hamre Law Firm spans multiple counties in Austin, Texas. Take a moment to peruse areas we service. 

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Doing nothing early in your case is the worst thing you can do.

Let our judgment, guidance, and advice assist you in choosing the right approach to handling your case. our team of skilled attorneys is ready to assist you.