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The (GO TO) Lawyer in Cases of Arrests, Assaults, Crimes, and Deaths in Wise County, Texas

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Helping Clients Navigate the Criminal Justice System

When charged with a criminal offense, you should immediately look for a criminal defense attorney to handle your case. A criminal case is something that should not be taken lightly—as it can affect your freedom as well as your permanent record—so make sure that you hire a lawyer who will help you understand your case and handle it accordingly.


For reliable and competent legal assistance on criminal cases, turn to Paul Belew PLLC in Decatur, Texas. Paul grew up in Wise County and is well versed in the ins and outs of the local and federal legal system. Paul has 23 + years experience in criminal defense and also serious personal injury. 

Always Ready to Help

Paul brings more than 2 decades of experience to the table and is always more than willing to lend his knowledge in resolving legal issues. What sets him apart from other lawyers is his ability to provide counseling advice that helps ease the emotions of the parties involved. The criminal justice system is not an area to be navigated by yourself or someone not skilled in the area of expertise you need.

Mission Statement

It is Paul’s goal as an attorney to protect and aggressively defend a client’s right to a fair and impartial trial. 

*Voted One of the Top 100 National Criminal Defense Trial Attorneys

National Trial Lawyers Association 2018

About Paul G. Belew

Paul Belew is a licensed attorney that has been practicing law for more than 23 years. He travels throughout the state defending the rights of the accused. In addition, he accepts federal cases in all jurisdictions.  In fact, Paul has an extensive background in defending complicated federal criminal cases, including intricate conspiracies.


Paul limits his practice primarily to wrongful death lawsuits and criminal defense work. He gives his clients and their cases the attention that they deserve at the proper times, which in turn builds trust and rapport.

Educational Background

He received his B.A. Political Science degree from the University of North Texas and his Jurisprudence Doctorate degree from the Texas A&M University School of Law. To further add to his education, Paul is currently enrolled at The University of North Texas Health Science Center. He is enrolled in the Master of Public Health – Professional Option Program. 


Paul is a member of numerous legal organizations and jurisdictions. He was recently recognized nationally as one of the top 100 criminal defense trial attorneys.


“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

--Martin Luther King

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