John C. Prezas
Williamson County, Texas Criminal Defense Attorney
JD Harvard Law School, 2003
BA Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, 1999
John C. Prezas graduated from Harvard Law School in 2003. During law school John worked for Federal District Judge Mark L. Wolf.
After graduation, John began his legal career as an associate at Baker Botts LLP, a large civil firm. There, John gave advice on the finer points of corporate law and civil litigation to very large companies engaged in complex, often international, business transactions.
In 2005, John left the civil world behind to pursue a career in criminal law by joining the Williamson County Attorney’s Office. He began prosecuting misdemeanor crimes, and rose to become Court Chief, charged with mentoring new misdemeanor prosecutors.
John was then promoted to the juvenile prosecution division where he prosecuted felony and misdemeanor crimes charged against juveniles.
In 2009, John joined the Williamson County District Attorney’s office as a felony prosecutor, where he prosecuted all levels of felony crimes from state jail felonies to habitual offenders facing 25 years to life in prison. John handled these cases from initial investigation through in-court negotiations and jury trial.
Now, John puts that knowledge and experience to work representing people accused of crimes in Williamson, Travis, and other Central Texas counties.
- State of Texas via Supreme Court of Texas
- Federal Bar via U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Texas Bar College, honorary society of lawyers
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
- Williamson County Bar Association
- Felony Prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney
Williamson County District Attorney
- Juvenile and Misdemeanor Prosecutor, Assistant County Attorney
Williamson County Attorney
- Associate Attorney, Corporate & Litigation
Baker Botts LLP, Austin, TX
- Judicial Law Clerk
Honorable Mark L. Wolf, US District Court for the District of MA
- DWI defense
- Drug crime defense
- Illegal search and seizure
- Improper warrant procedures
- Illegal traffic stops
- Illegal detentions
- Breath and blood testing
- Juvenile defense
- Sealing, expunging, and non-disclosing criminal records
John is also a noted writer and lecturer on criminal law:
- Guest lecturer, UT Law School’s Criminal Defense Clinic and UT Austin’s Negotiation classes
- Guest speaker, Together Again with Marsha Dean Walker and Jim Eastwood for the National syndicated radio show.
- Author, TX Criminal Law Analysis Blog
- Author, TX DWI DUI Blog