Forensic Lawyer-Scientist

About ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Deandra M. Grant from Texas

Deandra Grant

AV-rated attorney Deandra Grant’s practice is focused on DWI defense in Texas. A graduate of Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, and Southern Methodist University’s School of Law, she is a national speaker on DWI law and science and the co-author of The Texas DWI Manual (James Publishing).

Deandra is a Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor and has completed and taught the Drug Recognition Overview course. She was the first attorney in Texas to pass the Forensic Sobriety Assessment Certification exam. In addition, she has completed coursework in DWI forensic blood and urine testing and was trained as an operator and maintenance technician of the Intoxilyzer 5000.

Deandra has certificates in Forensic Chromatography: Theory & Practice (2011 and 2015), Forensic Analysis of Solid Drugs (2014) and Forensic Principles of DUID (2015) issued by Axion Labs and the American Chemical Society.

Deandra is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Board Member & DWI Committee), the Dallas Bar Association, the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Board Member since 2007).

In addition, Deandra is a Founding Member and President-elect of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association. She is also a member of the American Chemical Society and the American Academy of Forensic Science. D Magazine has named Deandra to its list of Best Women Lawyers and Best Lawyers in Dallas. She’s been named a “Texas Super Lawyer” and one of Texas’ Top Rated Lawyers.

Best Lawyers in Dallas named her one of the Top 10 DWI Lawyers in Dallas. Deandra is currently working on her Masters in Forensic Science through the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and a Graduate Certificate in Forensic Toxicology through the College of Veterinary Medicine.

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