Betty Blackwell

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly versionPDF versionPDF version
A graduate of the University of Texas Law School, Betty Blackwell has been in private practice in Austin for 30 years, limiting her practice to the defense of criminal cases. Betty has served as the chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Texas and of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. She is co-author with Judge Mike McCormick of the West Publishing Texas Practice Series Volumes 7 & 8. In 2000 she was elected the first woman President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in conjunction with its 30-year anniversary. Among her many other honors, Betty served as Chair of the Commission for Lawyer Discipline from 2006 to 2011, the first woman and criminal defense attorney so honored, as well as being its longest-serving chair.

Stories from Betty Blackwell

Nondisclosures & Expunctions
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018


Deferred Adjudication Nondisclosure

Section 411 of the Government Code was created to allow an “Order for Nondisclosure” in certain cases when a deferred adjudication has been completed.

2011 TCDLA Lawyers of the Year
Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

The Lawyer of the Year award is given out at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s association’s Rusty Duncan advanced criminal law course in San Antonio, Texas.