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Steven Jumes

Steven Jumes

Board Certified Criminal Lawyer, Former State and Federal Prosecutor
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Summary

Steve Jumes is a state and federal criminal defense attorney and a board certified criminal law specialist. Prior to joining Varghese Summersett PLLC, Steve was a state and federal prosecutor. His work in the federal government included handling complex civil and criminal asset forfeiture litigation. Steve is considered one of the nation's leading asset forfeiture attorneys. He has testified before lawmakers about this complex area of law and is regularly contacted by news media for commentary on the subject.

An attorney's attorney, Steve is also regularly called upon by other attorneys throughout the country who find themselves in the crosshairs of a federal investigation. His practice areas include: Federal Drug Cases, Medicare Fraud, Wire Fraud, Bank Fraud, Antitrust, Asset Forfeiture, Bank Robbery, Computer Crimes, Conspiracy, Criminal Street Gangs, Embezzlement, Espionage, Fraud, Health Care, Human Trafficking, Identity Theft, Illegal Gun Sales, Kidnapping, Mail and Wire Fraud, Money Laundering, Public Corruption, RICO Act Violations, Weapons and Firearms, White Collar Crimes, Learn more at: https://www.versustexas.com/federal-crimes/

Education
University of Texas - Austin
The University of Texas School of Law
Professional Experience
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney's Office
Current
Tarrant County District Attorney's Office
Current
Dallas County District Attorney's Office
Current
Partner
Varghese Summersett, PLLC
- Current
Steve Jumes is well-respected federal and state criminal defense attorney. Prior to joining the firm, Steve was an Assistant United States attorney who received the FBI Director’s Award for Excellence for his efforts handling complex financial cases. Steve Jumes has also achieved the highest designation possible for a criminal trial attorney: He is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Steve Jumes focuses primarily on federal criminal defense cases and defends white collar crimes including healthcare fraud, computer crimes, securities fraud, and tax fraud. Steve Jumes has also been recognized as one of the nation’s leading civil and criminal asset forfeiture defense attorneys. He has testified before the Texas Senate on the issue and is the attorney that other attorneys turn to when they have questions about defending asset forfeitures. Steve Jumes is a seasoned trial attorney who has taken over 100 cases to jury trial in state and federal courts. Areas of Practice State Criminal Defense Federal Criminal Defense Criminal Asset Forfeitures White Collar Defense Corporate Compliance Criminal Tax Cases Offshore/International Tax Disputes Bar Admissions Texas U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit Education The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas (J.D.) University of Texas (summa cum laude) Memberships, Honors, and Awards Federal Bureau of Investigation Director’s Award 2017 Top Attorney, 360 West Magazine 2016 Top Attorney, Fort Worth Magazine Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section, Member State Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Criminal Section, Member Tarrant County Bar Association, Member Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member Texas District and County Attorneys Association, Former Member Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Bar Association Rated 10.0 by AVVO Past Positions U.S. Department of Justice United States Attorney’s Office, Trial Attorney Dallas County District Attorney’s Office Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office
Speaking Engagements
Expert Testimony, Direct and Cross Examination, Kerville
Kerville State Hospital
Asset Forfeiture in Light of One Lincoln Case
Texas State Bar
Federal Asset Forfeiture, Advance Criminal Law Course, Texas State Bar
Forfeiture, Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Associations, Tim Curry Justice Center
Civil Forfeiture, Asset Forfeiture Boot Camp
Northern District of Texas
Identifying and Forfeiting Assets in Health Care Fraud Cases, Health Care Strike Force
Asset Seizure and Forfeiture, Dallas, Texas
DEA
Asset Forfeiture, Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Course, San Antonio
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Certifications
Criminal Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Awards
Federal Bureau of Investigation Director's Award
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Top Attorney
360 West Magazine
Top Attorney
Fort Worth Magazine
Asset Forfeiture Attorney
Varghese Summersett, PLLC
Professional Associations
TARRANT COUNTY CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER'S ASSOCIATION
Member
Current
State Bar of Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Member
Current
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
Current
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Bar Association
Current
State Bar of Texas # 00796854
Member
Current
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
5th Circuit
Federal Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • DUI & DWI
  • Appeals & Appellate
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Federal Criminal Defense Attorneys
Blog
Versus Texas Law Blog
Blog
What is Asset Forfeiture?
Videos
Varghese Summersett PLLC | Criminal Defense Lawyers

Varghese Summersett PLLC is a state and federal criminal defense firm. Its principal office is located in Fort Worth, Texas. The firm brings together the expertise of former federal and state prosecutors who now defend individuals charged with the most serious criminal offenses. To learn more visit https://versustexas.com

Steve Jumes

Letty Martinez discusses Steve Jumes' skills as a criminal defense attorney.

What is the innocent owner defense to asset forfeitures?

Steve Jumes addresses the Innocent Owner Defense in regards to asset forfeitures in Texas.

Federal Criminal Restitution Resolution

Federal Criminal Restitution Resolution

What is equitable sharing?

Fort Worth Attorney Steve Jumes discusses "What is equitable sharing?" with regard to Asset Forfeitures.

Seizures in drug cases

Seizures in drug cases

The Burden of Proof in Asset Forfeitures

Fort Worth Attorney Steve Jumes Discusses The Burden of Proof in Asset Forfeitures

What is federal adoption in the asset forfeiture arena?

Steve Jumes explain federal adoption in the context of asset forfeitures.

What is a conspiracy under federal criminal law?

What is a conspiracy under federal criminal law?

Defending Asset Forfeitures

Defending Asset Forfeitures

Asset forfeitures at service stations

Asset forfeitures at service stations

Steve Jumes

Attorney Steve Jumes is ‘One of the Brightest’

What is a white collar crime?

What is a white collar crime?

How does sentencing work in a federal criminal case?

How does sentencing work in a federal criminal case?

What is the difference between a state case and a federal case?

What is the difference between a state case and a federal case?

Contact & Map
Varghese Summersett PLLC
300 Throckmorton Suite 1650
Fort Worth, TX 76102
USA
Toll-Free: (817) 203-2220
Telephone: (817) 203-2220