16th Floor, One City Place

300 Throckmorton Street, Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102

(817) 203-2220

Schedule a Free Consultation with our Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyers

For a same-day appointment or for immediate assistance, call us at (817) 203-2220.

Varghese Summersett: the Trusted Name in Criminal Defense

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Anna Summersett, Letty Martinez, Steve Jumes, and Tanya Dohoney are Board Certified in Criminal Law. Tanya Dohoney is also Board Certified in Criminal Appeals. Benson Varghese, Anna Summersett, Christy Jack, Letty Martinez, and Steve Jumes were named Top Lawyers by 360 West Magazine in 2016 and 2017. Christy Jack was named a Best Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine in 2016 and 2017. Benson Varghese, Anna Summersett, Christy Jack, Letty Martinez, and Steve Jumes are all ranked as "Superb" by AVVO. Benson Varghese, Anna Summersett, Christy Jack, and Letty Martinez have all been selected and are all listed in Super Lawyers Magazine.


Each of the firm's partner's has tried over 100 cases to juries in Tarrant County. Collectively, we've tried over 550 cases to juries. 

We have built a reputation for relentless, unwavering criminal defense. Hundreds of cases we have defended have resulted in dismissals, no-bills, and acquittals.

Over time, our results have brought us over 200 5-star Google reviews and over 300 5-star reviews universally. 

Top 5 Reasons to Hire Our Criminal Defense Lawyers

  1. BOARD CERTIFIED: Our attorneys include three Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists, and a Double Board Certified Criminal Appellate Specialist.
  2. FORMER PROSECUTORS: We've been on the other side. We served as prosecutors in Tarrant County, Dallas County, and for the United States.
  3. FORMER DIVISION CHIEFS: Our attorneys includes former court chiefs, and division chiefs, including the Crimes Against Children Unit. 
  4. TRIAL ATTORNEYS: Together we've tried over 550 cases to juries in Texas, mostly felonies, and we've handled thousands more that were resolved without trials. 
  5. RESULTS: We've had hundreds of of Dismissals, No-Bills, No-Files, and Acquittals.
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Varghese Summersett PLLC has maintained an A+ rating since 2014. Benson Varghese, Anna Summersett, Steve Jumes, Christy Jack, and Letty Martinez have been named Top Attorneys by Fort Worth Magazine since 2015. Varghese Summersett PLLC was named the Best Law Firm in Fort Worth and received the Fort Worthy award from the Star Telegram in 2018. The firm was named Top Rated by the Best DWI Attorney website in 2016, the Best DUI Attorney in Fort Worth by Expertise in 2016 and 2017. Anna Summersett received the 10 Best Attorney Award in Client Satisfaction in 2016.

Free Consultations: The Best Way to Find a Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorney

Your first instinct may be to Google “best criminal defense attorney” in your quest to find the best fort worth criminal defense attorney for your case. It’s a good place to start, but you won't be able to find the best attorney for your case until you talk to them.  We offer free over-the-phone and in-person consultations.

When you’re facing a criminal allegation, you’re facing the biggest problem in your life. We get that. We understand it is quite literally the entire weight of the government and all of their resources that is bearing down on you. It is in that place – between you and the government – where we are proudest to stand. We believe the best arguments – to a jury, judge, or prosecutors – are those that come from the heart. Our ability to make the most-effective arguments begins with understanding who you are and what your goals are.

When you talk to us, you will find we tell it as it is. We want to work with clients who understand the problem they are facing and are willing to follow our advice to get the best possible result. What we bring to the table is a powerful defense team with an enormous amount of experience successfully handling criminal cases and attorneys who are a formidable presence in the courtroom. We’ve been trusted by judges, lawyers, doctors, police officers, pilots, teachers, and high-profile clients when they were facing criminal charges. We will give you our all when all you have is at stake.

Call us at (817) 203-2220.

A Proactive Defense is Your Best Defense

Our team of Fort Worth criminal defense attorneys are former state and federal prosecutors who have become highly-regarded criminal defense attorneys. From the first phone call, you find we are different. Our dismissals, no-bills, and not guilty verdicts stem from our proactive and relentless approach to criminal defense. Find out why we have been chosen by professionals, athletes, police officers, and even elected officials as the best criminal defense attorneys to represent them: Why Us.

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DWI and Intoxication Manslaughter Defense 

Our Fort Worth DWI Lawyers represent individuals against intoxication charges ranging from DWI to Intoxication Manslaughter and in cases involving alcohol, drugs, prescription medication and serious injury or death.

Sexual Assault Defense

Our team of Fort Worth sexual assault attorneys includes former chief sexual assault and child sexual assault prosecutors from the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office. We have successfully defended these charges resulting in dismissals, no-bills, reductions, and acquittals.

Marijuana and Drug Defense

We defend federal drug charges, possession of controlled substance charges, and possession of marijuana charges that can have serious penalties ranging from misdemeanors to felonies with special punishment ranges.


Federal Criminal Defense

Our federal defense attorneys are former federal prosecutors are adept at defending individuals accused of federal crimes. Find out how having experienced a federal criminal defense attorney by your side may make all the difference.

White Collar Defense

The former federal prosecutors at our office are experienced in defending complex federal white collar allegations including criminal tax caseschild pornography charges, and securities cases. We also defend against assets forfeitures and assist with federal restitution resolution.

Fraud Defense

One of the most common offenses charged by federal prosecutors is fraud. This can take the form of healthcare fraudwire fraudmoney laundering, mortgage fraud among many others. Our team of former federal prosecutors is adept at picking apart the alleged money trail and mounting successful defenses.

Federal Drug Conspiracies

Federal prosecutors are aggressively pursuing drug conspiracy cases for methamphetamine, opioids, and synthetic marijuana. Our attorneys are known for mounting an equally aggressive defense.

Meet Our Fort Worth Criminal Defense Attorneys & Team

Varghese Summersett PLLC was named the Best Law Firm by readers of the Star-Telegram in 2018.

Fort Worth DWI Attorneys

When you’re looking for a DWI lawyer, the most important quality to look for is actual trial experience in DWIs. We have tried over 200 intoxication-related cases in Texas ranging from a Class B misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated to felony intoxication manslaughter cases involving multiple deaths. We’ve handled cases ranging from pure-alcohol to drugs and alcohol to prescription drugs and even pure drug cases. We’ve tried breath test cases, blood test cases, and total refusals. We’ve gone to trial on felony DWI repetition cases and prevented the state from convicting the accused. It would be hard to imagine a DWI or intoxication-related case that we haven’t handled.

If you’ve been arrested for a DWI, you are facing far more than just the criminal consequences of a DWI. As we outline in our in-depth DWI defense page, there are a huge number of collateral consequences to a DWI charge including license suspension, thousands of dollars in surcharges, and a possible the requirement to have an interlock on any vehicle you drive.

Our attorneys were selected as one of the best DWI lawyers in Fort Worth and Benson Varghese has been designated as a “Top Rated DUI-DWI Lawyer in Fort Worth” by Super Lawyers. He has also a contributor to National College for DUI Defense.

If you’ve been charged with a DWI or any other intoxication-related offense in Tarrant County or any surrounding county, contact us at (817) 203-2220 for a free consultation.

We Listen

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When the entire weight of the prosecution and all the resources at their disposal come bearing down on you, the only thing standing between you and them is us.

We believe that people come to us with the greatest problems in their lives, and we strive to treat them with the respect, patience, and diligence that such cases deserve. If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, we encourage you to call us for a free consultation.

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Benson Varghese

Managing Partner at Varghese Summersett PLLC
Benson Varghese is the founder and Managing Partner of Varghese Summersett PLLC. He is a prolific writer and has authored hundreds of articles about criminal law in Texas and at the Federal level. His articles have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Above the Law, and have been selected as Top Blogs by the State Bar of Texas. He was named the Young Lawyer of the Year in 2019 by the Tarrant County Bar Association. Benson led the firm to become one of the 500 fastest growing businesses in the United States by Inc 500 Magazine in 2018. In the same year, the firm was named the Best Law Firm in Fort Worth by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The lawyers at Varghese Summersett PLLC exclusively handle criminal defense matters.
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