• Arrested in Odessa? Solutions start here.

    Nobody ever plans on getting arrested. Unfortunately, the arrest is only the first step in the criminal justice system. The next steps are often just as confusing and stressful. You deserve straight answers to hard questions.

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  • Felonies

    Felony offenses carry severe penalties for the accused. You’ll need an experienced, honest advocate in your corner. Contact E. Jason Leach when you’re ready to start your felony defense.

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  • Misdemeanors

    Though having lesser penalties, a misdemeanor conviction may have life-long consequences. Don’t gamble with your future. Protect all that you’ve worked for and contact E. Jason Leach if you’re facing misdemeanor charges.

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24+ Years Criminal Defense Experience

Board-Certified Criminal Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Practice devoted 100% to criminal cases

Jury trial experience, from Simple Assault to Capital Murder

Defending your Case.

I defend criminal cases. If you have been arrested, charged with a crime, or contacted by law enforcement, you should obtain legal counsel immediately.

Criminal Defense Only

My practice is limited to the defense of State Criminal cases. I have over 24 years of experience in defending criminal charges in state court. I am board certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

WHY I PRACTICE CRIMINAL DEFENSE

It's popular to pay lip service to our constitutional rights. Everyone wants their rights protected. But ask those same people about protecting the rights of a criminal defendant and you often get a different answer. This is wrong, and therein lies the danger for us all.

I believe there is no higher calling in the legal profession than defending the criminally accused. I'm committed to fighting for those rights and fighting for my clients, one case at a time.

Why only one practice area?

In late 2005 I decided to focus my practice on criminal defense. I did this for two reasons.

First, I wanted to become the best possible criminal defense lawyer I could be. I became convinced then, and still am, that a general practice lawyer would always be at a disadvantage over a lawyer whose practice was more narrowly focused. Our world is becoming increasingly specialized and the law is no different. There is truth in the phrase that "a jack of all trades is a master of none."

Second, my courtroom opponents—state prosecutors—spend their days focused exclusively on prosecuting cases. I believed then, and still do, that it is in my client's best interest to match their focus with the same attention.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS

  • Licensed: State of Texas, U.S. District Court-Western District of Texas, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, United States Supreme Court
  • Board Certified-Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2006-present)
  • Member: Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA), National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

Aristotle

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."

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