Wes Ball Law, PLLC

Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Practice limited to defense of criminal cases in both State and Federal Courts
Serving all jurisdictions in North Texas including Arlington, Fort Worth & Tarrant County.

Wes Ball
817-860-5000

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Arlington, TX

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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. 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 and today is Wes Ball Law PLLC.

 

He is active in the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and was Past President. 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

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Law, since 1985, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

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

Representative Cases

  • Francis v. State, 1999 WL 993669, 1999, Tex.Crim.App., 1999245131
  • Jordan v. State, 928 S.W.2d 550, 1996, Tex.Crim.App., 1996134405
  • Reeves v. State, 969 S.W.2d 471, 1998, Tex.App.-Waco, 1998102213
  • Lara v. State, 909 S.W.2d 615, 1995, Tex.App.-Fort Worth, 1995214630
  • Heath v. State, 817 S.W.2d 335, 1991, Tex.Crim.App., 1191080980
  • Yeary v. State, 734 S.W.2d 766, 1987, Tex.App.-Fort Worth, 1987108939
  • Ector v. State, 634 S.W.2d 69, 1982, Tex.App.-Fort Worth, 1982126804
  • United States v. Michael, 894 F.2d 1457, 5th Cir., 1990036477
  • Chidyausiku v. State, 457 S.W,3d 627 (Tex. App. – Fort Worth 2015) State’s pdr refused , 2016
  • Voltmann v. State, 2013 WL 4779704 (Tex. App. – Houston [14th] Sept. 5, 2013) State’s pdr refused, 2015

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor, Faculty Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Project, 1994 to 1997
  • Speaker, Colorado DWI Seminar, Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, 1998 to 1998
  • Speaker, Colorado Seminar/Expunctions, Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, 1999 to 1999
  • Speaker, Criminal Law Seminar, DWI Topic, The State Bar of Texas, 1990 to 1990
  • Co-Moderator, State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, 2009 to 2009
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn. Capital Murder Defense - 2017, 2019
  • Speaker – Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Seminar

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, 2008 - present
  • Elected a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation (top 1/3 of 1% of Texas Lawyers invited to become Fellows)
  • Rated AV Preeminent by the Martindale Hubbell Attorney Directory

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

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

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Contact

Wes Ball

4025 Woodland Park Blvd.
Suite 370
Arlington, TX 76013

Phone: 817-860-5000

Phone And Email Inquiries Are Welcome