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Wes Ball

Criminal Defense Lawyer - Of Counsel

Wes Ball is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Before becoming Of Counsel with Cofer Luster Law Firm, PC, Wes owned his own practice, Wes Ball Law, PLLC, since 2018. He also served as an Assistant District Attorney at the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office from 1980-1987.



Board Certified by Texas Board of Legal Specialization

To become Board Certified, a lawyer must have extensive trial and appellate experience. Once a lawyer accumulates the required experience then the lawyer must receive recommendations from judges and other lawyers. Upon submission of these qualifications to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) the application is reviewed. If the lawyer meets the objective experience qualifications then the Board allows the attorney to sit for the specialization exam. The Specialization Exam is often said to be harder than the Bar Exam. So, you can see, Board Certification Matters. This sets Wes Ball apart from most other Fort Worth criminal attorneys.



Texas Tech University School of Law | Doctorate of Jurisprudence, Law | 1977-1980



Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist | Wes Ball Law, PLLC | 1985-Present
Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney | Ball & Hase, PC | 1987-2018
Assistant District Attorney | Tarrant County | 1980-1987



Wes is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers, Former Board of Directors
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Past President
  • Fellow Texas Bar Foundation
  • Arlington Bar Association
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas



Wes has been recognized by the following:

  • 2008-2022 Texas Super Lawyer
  • 2022 Top Attorney, Fort Worth Magazine
  • First Attorney to Receive Rolland Hill Award for Exceptional Achievement, Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association