Valerie D. Baston

Valerie D. Baston

Valerie has been a practicing Texas attorney for almost twenty-three years and spent the majority of her career as an Assistant District Attorney in the criminal and civil sections.  She decided to leave the District Attorney’s Office for private practice with a focus on criminal defense and plaintiff work because she believed she could make more of a positive and personal impact on her clients.
Why She Cares
Valerie believes everyone deserves great legal representation.  Whether it is a criminal case or a personal injury claim, Texans need attorneys that will fight for their rights.


  • Juris Doctorate:  Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University
  • Undergraduate:  B.A. History, University of Texas at Austin

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Admitted to practice in U.S. District Court Northern & Southern Districts (TX)
  • L. Clifford Davis Legal Association
  • J.L. Turner Legal Association
  • Black Women Lawyers of Tarrant County
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Tarrant County Bar Foundation
  • Dallas County Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Awards and Recognition

  • Black Women Lawyers of Tarrant County - L. Clifford Davis Legal Excellence Award July 2011
  • Santa Fe Youth Services Believing in Youth - Hometown Hero Award May 2011

About Valerie

Valerie enjoys the public service and community work that she does through various organizations.  It is her way to give back to the community in other meaningful, non-law related areas.


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