Eric Puente is an experienced lawyer in the areas of criminal defense, immigration, and personal injury law. Mr. Puente speaks fluent Spanish and is a former prosecutor who served at the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. He is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Law where he earned the highest law degree awarded in the State of Texas, the Master of Laws, LL.M. He earned his J.D. from Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University.
He also studied international law at the City Law School, City University London. He graduated with honors from the University of North Texas where he earned a Bachelor of Arts, and a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and Criminal Justice respectively. He also served honorably for eleven years in the United States Navy during Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Mr. Puente has successfully handled cases ranging from Class B misdemeanors to First Degree Felonies on the state level, and Illegal re-entry charges to Federal Drug Conspiracy cases on the Federal level. The effects a criminal conviction can have on individuals that are non-citizens of the United States can have profound impacts on that individual’s ability to remain in the country, as well as impact that individual’s ability to enter or naturalize in the future. Mr. Puente understands the intricacies of both the criminal system and the immigration system, and how one affects the other.
State Bar Admissions
Federal Bar Admissions
Northern District of Texas
LL.M – UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF LAW, Austin, TX
J.D. – THURGOOD MARSHALL SCHOOL OF LAW, Texas Southern University, Houston, TX
B.S. – UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS, Denton, TX
B.A. – UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS, Denton, TX
Professional Associations and Memberships
Dallas Bar Association Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Past Employment Positions
Dallas County District Attorney