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Jacob Blizzard Criminal Defense Attorney

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Who are Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys?

Seek justice. Defend the oppressed.
– Isaiah 1:17 –

When faced with a legal challenge, you may be feeling overwhelmed and vulnerable. In these situations, the attorney you choose is critical.

Here you really work with an entire team, rather than just one attorney. Whether you’re seeking a criminal defense lawyer, a federal criminal defense attorney, a divorce lawyer, a personal injury lawyer, or you’re pursuing a criminal appeal or post conviction writ in Texas state or US Federal courts, you want an experienced attorney who will vigorously defend your rights.

We do this work because we care about people. We believe in fighting for our clients. We believe in compassion. We believe in second chances. And we believe in justice.

We have attorneys and staff with diversified skills that complement each other, and we work as a team.

We are Abilene’s largest Criminal Defense law firm

We question everything.

We believe every client & case is different.

We believe the outcome should reflect those differences rather than a one-size-fits-all approach.

Led by Jacob Blizzard, one of a few attorneys who has won federal criminal cases out of the Abilene, San Angelo, and Lubbock divisions notoriously “law and order” oriented divisions of the Northern District of Texas.

Of the 100,000 attorneys in Texas, only 806 are Board Certified in Criminal Law – less than 1 percent. And only 87 attorneys are board certified in BOTH criminal law and criminal appellate law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Jacob Blizzard is one of them. Find out what it means to be a board certified criminal law attorney AND criminal appellate law attorney in Texas and why we are proud to have Jacob Blizzard at Blizzard and Zimmerman Attorneys.

With over 33 combined years of advocacy, our experienced federal criminal defense, state criminal defense, criminal appeal, family law, and divorce attorneys have gained a reputation for securing positive results for our clients.

Our attorneys and staff here at Blizzard & Zimmerman Attorneys have the tenacity and dedication to give your case the time and attention it requires. Contact our team today to schedule a one-on-one attorney consultation.


Criminal Law

Clients who face criminal charges are confident in our experience to defend them with personal attention from our nationally honored attorneys.

Criminal Appeals

A criminal conviction can be subject to reversal for the smallest legal issues that can only be identified by an experienced attorney.

Personal Injury

Our experience defending insurance companies gives us the insight our clients need to obtain favorable settlements in their cases.

Family Law

When you need an aggressive advocate and compassionate lawyer to guide you through a divorce, we have the experience you need on your side.


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4.9 231 reviews

  • Avatar Josiah Hale ★★★★★ a month ago
    I appreciate Dax in helping with my case and giving those critical, and helpful pointers through the legal process of my case.
    To add, the office atmosphere is welcoming and my case got handled quickly and greatly after all the odds I put
    … More against myself!
    Thanks again people!
  • Avatar kimberly gonzales ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    Sarah Durham and her team are great! She and Yazmin were both there for me from start to finish. I am very happy with the outcome and couldn’t have asked for better representation. I would definitely recommend.
  • Avatar Michael Reeder ★★★★★ a month ago
    I highly recommend Blizzard & Zimmerman Attorneys. Dax's professionalism and attention to detail were instrumental in finding a successful resolution to my case. Thank you!
  • Avatar David Parrish ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Excellent service from this top notch law firm! Quick response and attentive to detail! Definitely has the clients best interest at heart! Definitely recommend Jacob and his team to assist in your legal situation anytime!
  • Avatar Tony Wyatt ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    This was my first visit with Matt and he was very personable and professional. He went above and beyond what I expected and I left there with the proper documents a list of questions and a great satisfaction.. I definitely got more than … More my moneys worth. I am fixn to book another appointment. I think I’ve found my new lawyer. Thanks Matt. Shelly made me feel right at home and had just the best attitude ever. Thank you Shelly I’ll be talking to you soon.
  • Avatar Jeremiah Knight ★★★★★ a week ago
    In my experience, Dax has been more helpful then anyone has been in my situation. He was able to assist me with any question or concern I encountered! Dax is definitely one of the best lawyers and I will recommend him to anyone seeking … More legal advice! 10 out of 5 star review! Thank you!

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Caring & Communication Matter

Consistently the largest complaint people have with their attorneys is a lack of communication and updates in their case.

Clients often get a convincing sales pitch upfront that their case will be handled well and with a good result.

Once the attorney is retained; however, the true colors of the attorney emerge as someone who won’t return phone calls, respond to emails, or otherwise appear to take an interest in the case or situation.

At Blizzard & Zimmerman Attorneys, we believe client communication is of the utmost importance.

We strive to keep our clients informed. We partner with them in their cases to reach the best outcome possible for their situation.

To us, it’s more than a case.

It is often some of the most serious life-altering situations a person will face in his or her life.

When you hire us you hire a team of professional attorneys, legal assistants, and staff who take the time to explain your case, communicate with you regularly, and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible results for you, our client.


  • How can we help?

    We’re one of Abilene’s top criminal defense, divorce, family law, personal injury, and writ of habeas corpus law firms providing high-quality legal representation. At Blizzard & Zimmerman Attorneys, our Abilene, TX, law office allows us to represent you throughout Texas handling criminal, divorce, family, civil, elder, probate, and appeal law as well as state criminal cases and federal criminal cases across West Texas including Lubbock, Abilene, San Angelo, and Ft. Worth. We handle Texas state and US Federal criminal appeals and 11.07 writ of habeas corpus cases in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and statewide. You can find the quality legal representation that you require at our firm.

  • Criminal Defense

    To discuss a state or federal felony criminal investigation, arrest, charge, or conviction with an Abilene, TX criminal defense attorney, Midland, or Lubbock criminal defense attorney, contact us today…

  • Criminal Appeals

    If you or a loved one has been convicted of a crime you may appeal their case once a verdict has been issued. You’ll be asking a higher court to review certain aspects of your case to determine whether there was any legal error…

  • Divorce

    Our team is highly experienced in the field of family law and can help you reach the most favorable option possible in terms of asset division, child custody, and alimony. We also handle paternity cases, orders of protection…

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