Wes Ball

Wes Ball

Member
Location:
Arlington, Texas
Phone:
817-860-5000
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.  Ball & Hase is now an Association of Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists.  Wes Ball & Don Hase maintain separate practices.  However their long association has remained and they continue to collaborate on client matters when the client’s interests are advanced.

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
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn. Capital Murder Defense - 2017

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, 2008-2018

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