The bad ass lawyer
Adam King BlackWell Reposa, Esq.

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My Method
Adam Reposa
Adam Reposa
"I don’t always win, but I always fight. "
Adam Reposa
Adam Reposa
"My first goal is to fight the hardest cases. My second goal is to win the most criminal trials."
Fight the hardest cases.
Try the cases most lawyers consider not winnable. I have honed my skills as a lawyer and built my credibility fighting - and at times winning - the hardest cases.
Win the most criminal trials.
Take easy cases all the way to trial. Get an acquittal rather than working out a plea bargain.
Litigating a case against me should be agonizing and tedious.
Lawyers on the other side should NOT think this is ‘fun’. I try to be difficult to beat, take up time, and make demands that others view as unreasonable.
Condition the other side by taking them to jury trial. OFTEN.
While every case is different and results can’t be guaranteed, trial history and a win record give leverage in plea barging negotiations. And I will put my trial history and win record up against anyone.

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Why should you hire me?
My staff will work with you to make a workable fee schedule
Call my office and set up a time to come in and watch my informational video. Then once you are convinced that I will give you as good of a chance, if not a better chance, of beating your case as any lawyer alive, my staff will work with you to make a workable fee schedule.
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"Hey prosecutor, Who gets a better deal? The guy with a lawyer who has tried a bunch of cases, or the guy with the lawyer who has never tried anything?" - Adam Reposa 

 

Negotiations
Almost all criminal cases end in plea bargains.
An overwhelming majority of the cases I handle end in plea bargains. In every case I handle I communicate the plea offers made by the state’s prosecutors to the client and the client makes the final decision to take the offer or to decline it.
Most of my Dealings
In most of my dealings there is a point where both the client and the State’s lawyer reach a fair compromise. Most cases will settle. Nonetheless, a distinction can be made between myself and other lawyers who plead out far more cases. Compare the lawyer who tries roughly 5% of the cases they handle, with 95% settling, to the one who settles 99% of their cases and only tries 1%. Assuming they have a similar volume of cases, the second lawyer tries roughly five times more cases than the next guy and still negotiates the overwhelming majority of cases.
Willingness and Ability
The willingness and ability to try cases directly impacts my abilities as a negotiator. Having a reputation as an effective litigator makes opposing counsel take an honest look at the potential problems with his or her case. That fact plus the prosecution’s limited budget, making them unwilling to try every case, means that a criminally accused represented by a skilled trial lawyer who demands a jury trial has to be considered a resource drain regardless of the outcome. This puts the state’s prosecutors in a position of negotiating and offering something fair so they will not have to try the case and potentially lose after a great expenditure of resources.
Consider this Hypothetically
Two lawyers handle fifty DWI and fifty Assault Family Violence cases per year. One lawyer is a skilled trial lawyer and the other lawyer never tries any cases. If these two lawyers are both handling two similar DWI or assault cases, to which one would a prosecutor make the better offer? Because the prosecutors cannot afford to expend the resources for a trial and then lose at trial, there is pressure to negotiate with the good trial lawyer and make him go away rather than to take a chance at trial.
 
My Method
Adam Reposa
Adam Reposa
"I don’t always win, but I always fight. "
Adam Reposa
Adam Reposa
"My first goal is to fight the hardest cases. My second goal is to win the most criminal trials."
Fight the hardest cases.
Try the cases most lawyers consider not winnable. I have honed my skills as a lawyer and built my credibility fighting - and at times winning - the hardest cases.
Win the most criminal trials.
Take easy cases all the way to trial. Get an acquittal rather than working out a plea bargain.

The trial lawyer who does not get an acceptable offer will try the case to a jury.

What does the other lawyer who does not try cases do? Come back in a month and say please? Try to persuade one of the supervising prosecuting attorneys higher up in the chain of command? More likely, he will plead the client out to the first offer the prosecutors made.
   

Please see my DWI negotiations and trials to learn more about my experience with DWI specifically.


 

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Jury Selection
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Trial by Jury
“I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” - Thomas Jefferson
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I went to law school to talk to juries.
In a trial by jury, citizens decide the fate of citizens. That is the greatest check of all the checks and balances built in to our system of government. Jury selection is the most important part of jury trial. The facts are the facts. Witnesses are going to say what they are going to say, the pictures and videos show what they show, and there is little that lawyers can do to change the nature of the evidence. Jury selection, however, is different. Lawyers can have a huge effect on the outcome by getting a good jury or a bad jury.
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Jury Vote
If you bring 100 people into court to hear any case, TYPICALLY, some would vote one way, and some would vote the other. BUT, juries only have 12 people max! If you don’t understand the importance of jury selection, then your freedom is at risk. People see evidence based on core values, life experience and other factors not determined by lawyers. A lawyer cannot change a person who votes guilty and persuade them that they did not see evidence of guilt.
A little about jury selection.

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 "I would rather go to jail than lose a case..." - Adam Reposa

       

"All lawyers say they fight for their clients.  What other lawyer can say they would rather go to jail than lose a case...and be able to back it up.  As a lawyer I have been around the block....and I am ALWAYS ready to go again" - Adam Reposa

My Method
Adam Reposa
Adam Reposa
"I don’t always win, but I always fight. "
Adam Reposa
Adam Reposa
"My first goal is to fight the hardest cases. My second goal is to win the most criminal trials."
Fight the hardest cases.
Try the cases most lawyers consider not winnable. I have honed my skills as a lawyer and built my credibility fighting - and at times winning - the hardest cases.
Win the most criminal trials.
Take easy cases all the way to trial. Get an acquittal rather than working out a plea bargain.
Litigating a case against me should be agonizing and tedious.
Lawyers on the other side should NOT think this is ‘fun’. I try to be difficult to beat, take up time, and make demands that others view as unreasonable.
Condition the other side by taking them to jury trial. OFTEN.
While every case is different and results can’t be guaranteed, trial history and a win record give leverage in plea barging negotiations. And I will put my trial history and win record up against anyone.

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"I don’t always win, but I always fight. " - Adam Reposa


  I can show you the in-car videos from actual cases in which I have gotten jury acquittals.
I routinely go to trial on cases in which other lawyers have advised their clients to plead no contest and take a conviction. I have tried many DWI’s to judges and juries in Travis, Williamson, McKinney and Denton Counties. In Travis County alone I have tried at least five second-offense DWIs and countless DWI first-offense cases. I have lost more DWI trials than I can remember. Why would I mention losing a trial? In many cases the client was found guilty, but got a better result than if they had pled guilty and taken the plea offer. If a no contest plea means a permanent conviction for DWI, why just give up if we have nothing to lose, and MAYBE?? …much to gain from going to trial… At least get a chance of being acquitted and the satisfaction of having a day in court… I really hate waiving a right to trial.

 "I love trying long-shot cases. If you win you are a ______ _______ hero! -and if you lose - what did you really lose?" - Adam Reposa

           

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Law Office of Adam Reposa

501 W. 12 St. Unit 2

(Mail to: 1106 San Antonio St. Austin, TX)

512.476.7376