Wes Ball

Wes Ball

Partner
Location:
Arlington, Texas
Phone:
817-412-7449
Fax:
817-860-6645
Email:

Wes Ball received his law degree in 1980 from Texas Tech University School of Law and joined the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office as a prosecutor at that time. While in the DA's office, he prosecuted cases in both Felony and Misdemeanor courts. He was a Chief Felony Court Prosecutor, and later, the Chief of the Misdemeanor and Juvenile Trial Section. He left the DA's Office in 1987 and became a founding partner of Ball, Hase & Wisch, which in 1995 became Ball & Hase.

He is active in the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and was President in 1994. He is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Arlington Bar Association.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1987

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Drug Violations
  • DUI/DWI
  • Federal
  • Felonies
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Misdemeanor
  • Parole & Probation
  • Sex Offenses
  • White Collar Crimes

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1985

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1991

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1980
  • Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1977
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • DWI Trial Manual, Tarrant County District Attorney's Office, May, 1986
  • Involuntary Manslaughter and Criminally Negligent Homicide Manual, Texas District & County Attorney's Association, Aug., 1986

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor, Faculty Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Project, 1994 - 1997
  • Speaker, Colorado DWI Seminar, Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, 1998
  • Speaker, Colorado Seminar/Expunctions, Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, 1999
  • Speaker, Criminal Law Seminar, DWI Topic, The State Bar of Texas, 1990
  • Co-Moderator, State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, 2008 - 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Present
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Vice-President, 1991 - 1993
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, President, 1993 - 1994
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Past Director, 1997 - Present
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 1987 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 1987 - Present
  • Arlington Bar Association, Past Director, 1994 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Member, 1987 - Present
  • Fort Worth Inn Of Court, Barrister, 1992 - 1995

Past Employment Positions

  • Tarrant County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, 1980 - 1987
  • Tarrant County District Attorney's Office, Chief of Misdemeanor & Juvenile Trial Section, 1984 - 1987
  • Tarrant County District Attorney's Office, Felony Court Chief, 1983 - 1984