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Meet Mike


Michael John Hinton

Appointed Member of Select Committee of Prosecutors, Defense Lawyers and Judges for the drafting of modern texas penal code

Michael John “Machine Gun” Hinton is well known in the Federal and State Courthouses around Houston and throughout Texas. He was a top Prosecutor under District Attorney Carol Vance, a charter member of the Special Crimes Bureau, and Chief of Organized Crime and Major Offenders Division. Upon entering private practice, he has excelled in White Collar Crime cases in Federal Courts throughout the country, as well as homicides and criminal charges of every sort throughout the state of Texas. He and partner Joe W. Bailey take on DWI cases, all levels of Homicide and Major Fraud, as well as Environmental criminal investigations. They frequently represent corporate officers and employees, Board members and Licensed Professionals. Because of their solid reputation among Federal and State Prosecutors, they are often called upon by corporate businesses to investigate and package information for presentation to those offices for possible criminal charges, and Mike has personally been appointed Special Prosecutor in several cases from the Texas Panhandle to the Valley. 

Mike is a member of Criminal Law Section: Houston Bar Association; Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Texas District and County Attorneys Association Foundation Board; Licensed Texas State Bar; United States District Courts for Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas; United States Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit; United States Supreme Court; Texas Monthly Super Lawyer 2004 to present; Rated AV Pre-eminent Lawyer by Martindale-Hubble for over 30 years.

Open the attachment for a summary review of some of Hinton & Bailey’s outstanding courtroom victories. These are actual cases tried in Federal and State Courts in Texas and Louisianna. Just as importantly, both Mike and Joe have continually gotten fantastic results in negotiated dispositions in all types of criminal cases, including numerous outright declinations to prosecute and Grand Jury No-Bills, several of which involved public officials and law enforcement officers.