Dax has received an AVVO Client’s Choice Award for 2022 and 2021, which is an honor based on his positive reviews from his past legal clients who rated him on his legal performance.
He is committed to providing excellent service, efficiency, and value.
Mr. Pueschel knows that having an attorney who understands you and your personal circumstances—not just your legal issue—makes a significant difference in your experience with the legal system and your case resolution.
Review some of the results that Dax has attained for his clients.
Dax has also formed an online Facebook group as a safe virtual place for information & resources related to addiction, recovery, & redemption in the Abilene, Texas & Big Country area. www.facebook.com/groups/redemptionresources/.
The idea is for you to consume (take without giving back), not necessarily contribute.
Further, this group is available to point you to life-giving resources in the community & is NOT meant as a one-stop recovery shop, meaning you shouldn’t look to this group as a final fix, but rather an encouragement to pursue services.
Dealing with Substance Abuse Issues?
Ready for Change?
Download his free 5-Step Guide “Finding Freedom from Addiction – Roadmap for Change” with Resources & Referrals for Recovery right here in the Big Country Region.
- Support & Accountability Assistance
- Detailed Action Plan & Guidance
- Safeguard Direction for Not Going Backward
EXPERIENCE COUNTS IN A CRIMINAL ATTORNEY
Dax Pueschel was raised in Abilene and Haskell, Texas. He attended Jackson/Madison/Cooper in Abilene but graduated from Haskell High School.
He earned his bachelor’s degree at McMurry University, completed a police academy in Abilene, and then began working as a probation officer in Abilene starting in 2008. He was also a probation officer in Dallas County, Texas for several years before completing law school at UNT Dallas College of Law.
He currently practices law in and serves the communities of Abilene, Haskell, and the surrounding areas, but will travel for the motivated client.
A MODERN LAWYER’S PERSPECTIVE AND PERSONAL STATEMENT
I am a Christian, which shapes my perspective on everything—including my purpose as an advocate, criminal lawyer, and counselor I fall short daily but look to Jesus for new mercies every morning. I am also a proud husband, father, and friend.
Proverbs 16:9 says that “a man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps”.
I think I am where I need to be for a purpose: to be a voice; to listen; to fight; to care; to afford my clients a new lawyer experience; to help my clients leave in a better position than they came—whether legally, personally, or both.
I believe in holistic representation, meaning that your legal issue usually is not the only stressful event or struggle in your life. Most of my clients are experiencing a landmark moment in their lives when they reach my office. Those landmark moments are important to me because I know firsthand what it is like to be broken, to need help, and to crave a plan—a way out. One quote that resonates with me is: “The only way out is through.” I do not know who said it, but I think it is true.
When you show up at my office, your concerns and burdens become my own, because you are trusting me to navigate you through a difficult time in your life.
I most enjoy engaging clients in their journey in recovery and redemption. My primary practice revolves around substance use & abuse-related cases and cognitive-behavioral issues.
I seek to afford my clients avenues for change, including but not limited to: sobriety meetings; in & outpatient services; cognitive behavioral therapy & counseling; mental health services; lifestyle choices, like eating, sleeping, & exercise habits; community resource assistance; self-help education; practical reading resources.
I love clients that are ready for a lifestyle change. Like all of us at some point, we reach a moment in our lives regarding a certain issue that we know needs change—an area we have sometimes neglected for years.
My job is to meet you where you are and point you to the pathway out.
I enjoy clients who have that inner drive to do what it takes to survive, to learn, to grow, and to persevere. I do realize that we cannot always be the hero of our own story and that is a lot of what I like about my work: the need for community; engagement; support.
Check out my post on Holystic Lawyering.
Dax Pueschel, Attorney
LONGTIME EXPERIENCE IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Prior to becoming an associate criminal attorney at Blizzard & Zimmerman, P.L.L.C., Dax Pueschel was a:
- Probation Officer – Taylor County, Texas
- Caseloads: High Risk, Surveillance, DWI Interlock Compliance, and Pre-Sentence Investigations/Bond Unit
- Federal Courts of admittance: Texas Northern District Court
- Extensive training and experience: ignition interlock & alcohol monitoring; substance abuse/cognitive-behavioral education; drug/alcohol screening & assessments; and GPS monitoring
- Pre-Sentence Investigator for all Dallas County, Texas District Courts
- Court Officer for Criminal District Court 6 and the 194th Judicial District Court
- Judicial Intern
- 39th Judicial District (Haskell, Kent, Stonewall, & Throckmorton Counties, Texas)
- Dallas County Criminal District Court 6
- Certified Texas Peace Officer
- West Central Texas Council of Governments Peace Officer Academy
MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
Christian Legal Society: Fellow, Inaugural Class
Texas Top 40 under 40- American Academy of Attorneys
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Big Country Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Texas Criminal Defense Association – 45th Tim Evans Texas Criminal Trial College-Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
Texas Children’s Commission 2021 CPS Trial School Graduate
The Texas Bar College Member 2020-2021
State Bar of Texas Pro Bono College Member 2020-2021
CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION – CLE – STATE BAR OF TEXAS | Public Service
- 2022 What Every Lawyer Should Know About the Attorney Grievance System
- Child Protection Law – Your First CPS Appeal
- Enhancing the Experience of Children & Youth in Court: How Judges and Attorneys Can Prepare and Support Youth Attending Court
- Pre-Petition Seizures
- Legal Professional Trauma Training Program
- Special Education Child Welfare and the Juvenile Justice System Course 2022
- Employment Law for the Non-Lawyer: Know Just Enough to be Dangerous
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association TCDLA 15th Annual DWI Defense Seminar
- Bail Reform – Part 1
- Advanced Child Protection Law 2022
- 45th Tim Evans Texas Criminal Trial College – Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers, Association – Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX
The College is an intensive six-day program of practice exercises, enhanced by faculty demonstrations and personal supervision. Enrollment is limited to 80 students, who are selected to participate by an application and registration process. A week before the College, students receive course materials simulating a case file, including police reports and witness statements. Preparation is essential because throughout the week students must try their own case, from jury selection to final argument. A distinguished faculty member gives a brief lecture on the upcoming segment of the trial. Groups of eight, selected on the basis of experience level, then adjourn to separate classrooms to begin their videotaped exercises. Faculty members not only supervise the exercises but also critique the video performance with each student. Then, a faculty member particularly skilled in that area will present a demonstration to the entire group.
- Bankruptcy (Related to Criminal Component)
- The Invisible Lawyer
- Criminal Record Clearing – Drafting
- Child Welfare Case Primer: Statutory Hearing & Current Issues
- Texas Indigent Defense Project: Criminal Record Clearing – Eligibility
- Big Country Reentry Coalition – Guest Speaker spoke about Holistic Lawyering, developing action plans for clients, utilizing community resources, providing practical insight & guidance through our Facebook Group, & helping people overcome, personally & legally.
- First Ever Greater Abilene Foster Care Simulation 2022 (Volunteer Participant)
- Family Seeing – Virtual Bootcamp
- Equity, Accountability and Substance Use Disorders in CPS Cases
- 2021 Social Media Evidence
- Key Connections Event: Caring for Foster Kids in Community
- Claims from Freezes, Power Outages, Broken Pipes
- TX Response to Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
- Game Day! How to Tackle Any Courtroom Situation
- Mindful Monday: How to Protect Your Clients
- 17th Annual Stuart Kinard Advanced DWI Seminar
- 2021 Christian Legal Society National Conference
- Advanced Family Law Course
- Handling your First (Or Next) DWI
- Understanding U.S. Immigration & Nationality Laws
- Behavioral Ethics – Why Good Lawyers Do Bad Things
- 87th Texas Legislative Session Update
- Becoming a Pro Bono Education Advocate
- Criminal Record Clearing
- Preparing Your Client for Discovery
- Texas Legislative Update: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
- Legal Writing for the Rewired Brain
- Observations from the Other Side of the Bench
- 2021 National Parent Representation Conference – focus on cutting-edge issues, skills-building for parent representation teams, and racial equity.
- What Do I Need to Know About the New Rules Changes?
- Mitigation / Investigator
- A Conversation with the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program
- Strategies for Witness Examination (Yours & Theirs)
- Biased? Me? How Lawyers Can Recognize & Improve Interpersonal Relationships
- Inventory & Appraisements, Tips & Tricks
- CPL – First Termination Jury Trial by Zoom
- Texas Young Lawyers Association Southwest Roadshow
- Texas Indian Child Welfare Act Summit
- International Law on Disinformation in the Cyber Age
- Champions for Children CLE Event
- Prevention and Intervention Before Removal: The Role of Lawyers
- 16th Annual Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar
- Post-Conviction and Parole
- State Bar of Texas Focus on Diversity Listening Session
- 2020 Christan Legal Society National Conference
- Implicit Bias: The Psychology of Your Jurors
- Representing Clients from Different Generations
- National Association of Counsel for Children 43rd National Child Welfare Law Virtual Conference
- Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas – 2020 Annual Federal Criminal Practice Seminar
- Race in Criminal Justice
- Mindful Monday, Thriving Through Tonglen
- Creatively Handling Your Child Protective Services Case During Strenuous Times
- Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth, and Families CLE
- Moving from Ordinary to Extraordinary Representation in Child Protective Services
- Understanding Racial Trauma and Institutional Racism
- What is the State Commission of Judicial Conduct?
- Race & Adultification Bias
- Legal Professional Trauma Training
- Advocating for Foster Children’s Educational Needs During COVID-19
- Handling Your Child Protective Services Case During a Pandemic
- Mediation by Video Conference
- Advanced Mediation Practices
- Litigating in a Divided Nation: What Do You Do Differently?
- Community-Based Care, Inspiring A Better Foster Care System
- Practicing Law in the Shadow of COVID-19
- Benefits and Challenges of Invoking Force Majeure Clauses in the COVID-19 Era
- Child Protection Court 10th Annual Seminar
- Immigration for Criminal Defense Counsel
- Handling Hurricane and Catastrophe Claims
- Counseling the Landlord and Tenant in the Wake of a Hurricane
- Ethics and Best Practices for Attorneys Representing Parents
- Essentials of Child Representation in CPS Cases: Ethics and Best Practices
- Mediation as a Tool for Family Reunification
- Avoiding Burnout: Essentials of Self Care in CPS Cases
- 2019 Christian Legal Society National Conference
- What Lawyers Need to Know About Depression and Suicide
- Cell Phone Discovery
- Representing Children in CPS Cases
- Guardianship Law 2018
- Justice James A. Baker Guide to Ethics and Professionalism