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Seth A. Sutton

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Seth Andrew Sutton is an entertainer by nature. He spent several years in New York City after college performing in bands and pursuing a musical theater career. His transition into practicing law has been incredibly smooth and natural.

"I love trial," explains Sutton. "Being half performer and half sports fan...trial is like competitive theater. There's nothing better!" he jokes. "But in all seriousness, my vast experience of breaking down scripts and finding the truth and the emotion have proved to be excellent preparation for defending my clients. The story of the case is my script and the jury is my audience. I connect with them and I don't miss the 'moments'." And the results have shown.

Always looking for innovative ways to improve his trial advocacy, Sutton is now part of the TCDLA (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association) statewide DWI faculty, teaching other Texas lawyers on topics such as Jury Selection and Cross Examination in DWI cases.

Sutton has also been recognized for successfully drawing upon his own experiences in creating "out-of-the-box" trial strategies for his clients. This has also turned into two popular seminars that he gives at legal conferences: "Theater in the Courtroom" and "Utilizing Presentation Software Technology During Your Trial."

Sutton graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications from Texas Tech University in 1996 before attending Baylor Law School, where he received his Doctorate of Jurisprudence. He spent a brief stint in Las Vegas, NV practicing federal criminal law before returning home in 2006 to begin defending Texans.

Seth is the proud father of four strapping young boys: Isaac Andrew, Noah Gabriel, Asa Owen, and Jonah Wayne.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Probate Law
  • Personal Injury

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law, Waco, Texas
    • Doctorate of Jurisprudence
  • Texas Tech University
  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts (1996)
    • Major: Telecommunications

Classes/Seminars

  • "Theater in the Courtroom"
  • "Utilizing Presentation Software Technology During Your Trial"
  • DWI Faculty, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • TCDLA (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association)
  • McLennan County Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar, 2006 - Present
  • McLennan County Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association, Past President
  • Texas DWI Defenders

Super Lawyers 202010 AVVO Rating

By Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers 2020

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