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Mike Head

Mike Head is board certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is an invited member of the faculty of the Texas Criminal Trial College. He has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters in the area of criminal defense. This recognition was published in Texas Monthly magazine. He is a member of Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association and National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He has served as an Associate Member of the Board of Directors for TCDLA. He has practiced law in Athens, Texas and the surrounding area since becoming licensed in 1990, including two years in practice with his father, Fred Head, and two years in the Henderson County District Attorney’s Office prior to opening his office in 1994. He has tried numerous felony and misdemeanor jury trials defending people accused of every type of criminal accusation, including DWI, drug possession, weapons charges, property crimes, assault, sexual assault and homicide.

Mike attended Athens High School, Trinity Valley Community College, Baylor University and Baylor Law School. He has four children, and lives south of Athens.

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Practice Locations

  • Mike’s office is in Athens, Texas, but he regularly practices all over East Texas.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admission

  • Texas, 1990


  • Baylor Law School, Waco, Texas (J.D. 1990)
  • Baylor University, Waco, Texas (1986-1987)
  • Trinity Valley Community College, Athens, Texas (A.A. 1986)
  • Athens High School, Athens, Texas (1984)

Honors and Awards

  • Invitation to Join The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Top 10 Attorney Award: 2019
  • Former Henderson County Assistant District Attorney 1993-1994
  • Former Henderson County First Assistant District Attorney 1994
  • Former Henderson County Acting District Attorney 1994
  • Board Certified Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization 2001-Present
  • Faculty Member Texas Criminal Trial College, Hunstville, Texas 2002 -Present
  • Texas Super Lawyer, by Thomson Reuters (Published in Texas Month Magazine 2005)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Henderson County Bar Association – 1990 – Present
  • Henderson County Bar Association President – 1995-1996
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association – 1995 – Present
    • Associate Board Member – 2014 – Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys – 1995 – Present

Areas of Focus

  • Drug Offenses
  • DWI/Intoxication Offenses
  • Sex Crimes
  • Violent Offenses
  • Firearms Offenses
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Theft/Property Offenses
  • Domestic Violence
  • Bail and Bond Hearings
  • Expunctions/Non-Disclosures
  • Driver’s License Issues