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Vonnie Clay Dones III

Vonnie Clay Dones III

Former Harris County Prosecutor-Experienced, Highly Skilled. Free Consultation!
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Entertainment & Sports Law ...
  • District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York, Texas
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Biography

Principal Attorney Vonnie Dones is the founder of Legalcleanup.com. The Law Firm of Vonnie C. Dones, III ESQ. at LegalCleanup.com is a general practice law firm. We offer legal services in New York, New Jersey, Texas, and Washington D.C. Prior to forming Legalcleanup.com, Dones, as a legal assistant, assisted the Director of the City of Cleveland's Office of Fair Housing & Consumer Affairs (FHCA) in representing and protecting Clevelanders from consumer scams, fraudulent business practices, and unfair and unequal treatment in housing.

Before receiving his law degree from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Dones was signed as a recording artist with Violator / Def Jam Recordings / Polygram Records. He worked with Russell Simmons, Lyor Cohen, and the late Chris Lighty, which he now draws upon to help his clients in entertainment law. Dones has worked in marketing, advertising, legal, and promotion with entertainment artists such as Soulja Boy, Teirra Mari, Roscoe Dash, Trina, and more. He is the founder of a marketing and entertainment promotions and booking agency, which has been endorsed by Rick Ross, T.I., Meagan Good, Kevin Hart, Tom Arnold, Jay Mohr, Henry Cho, Whitney Cummings, Chris Delia, Bun B, Young Young Jeezy, John Witherspoon, Lupe Fiasco, Vince Young, T-Pain, Paul Rodriguez, Keri Hilson, Trey Songz, Mario, Bobby Brown, Ralph Tresvant, Mos Def, and more. Dones has over 20 years of experience in the music industry.

Dones worked as a Staff Attorney for the Earl Carl Insitute at Thurgood Marshall College of Law supervising law students and representing juveniles in juvenile court adjudication matters throughout Harris County and surrounding counties.

Dones also worked as a criminal prosecutor for the Harris County District Attorney's Office prosecuting and managing thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases. Dones' caseload was approximately 2,600 cases.

Education
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
J.D. | Law
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University of Houston - Main Campus
B.A. | English
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B.A. | Psychology
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Professional Experience
Principal Attorney
The Law Firm of Vonnie C. Dones III, Esq.
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The Law Firm of Vonnie C. Dones, III ESQ. at LegalCleanup.com is a general practice law firm. We offer legal services in New York, New Jersey, Texas, and Washington D.C.
Assistant District Attorney
Harris County District Attorney's Office
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Dones also worked as a criminal prosecutor for the Harris County District Attorney's Office prosecuting and managing thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases. Dones' caseload was approximately 2,600 cases.
Staff Attorney
Earl Carl Institute at Thurgood Marshall College of Law
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Dones worked as a Staff Attorney for the Earl Carl Insitute at Thurgood Marshall College of Law representing juveniles in juvenile court adjudication matters throughout Harris County and surrounding counties.
Owner
Dones Management
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Legal Assistant
City of Cleveland - Office of Fair Housing & Consumer Affairs (FHCA)
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Prior to forming Legalcleanup.com, Dones, as a legal assistant, assisted the Director of the City of Cleveland's Office of Fair Housing & Consumer Affairs (FHCA) in representing and protecting Clevelanders from consumer scams, fraudulent business practices, and unfair and unequal treatment in housing. Dones provided consumer protection in the following areas: Unfair and deceptive sales practices, fraud, new home construction, debt collection defense, landlord-tenant disputes, breach of contract, warranty disputes, refunds, home solicitations, home repairs and renovations, and contract cancellation. His experience with the city exposed him to countless complex and unique fraudulent business practices and inequities faced by consumers, which he now draws upon to help his clients resolve their legal issues.
Recording Artist / Producer / CEO / Manager
Violator / Def Jam / Polygram Records
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Dones worked with Russell Simmons, Lyor Cohen, and the late Chris Lighty, which he now draws upon to help his clients in entertainment law. He signed an artist and label deal with Chris Lighty CEO / Founder of Violator Entertainment, who has signed and managed artists such as Sean "Diddy" Combs, Warren G, L.L. Cool J, Soulja Boy, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliot, Mariah Carey, Nas, 50 Cent and more. He was also signed as an artist with Marley Marl at the House of Hitz in Manhattan, New York. Marley is often described by many as the “inventor of sampling.” Dones has worked in marketing, advertising, and promotion with entertainment artists such as Soulja Boy, Teirra Mari, Roscoe Dash, Trina, and more. He is the founder of a marketing and entertainment promotions and booking agency, which has been endorsed by Rick Ross, T.I., Meagan Good, Kevin Hart, Tom Arnold, Jay Mohr, Henry Cho, Whitney Cummings, Chris Delia, Bun B, Young Jeezy, John Witherspoon, Lupe Fiasco, Vince Young, and more.
Speaking Engagements
Juvenile Legal Representation, Representing Juveniles in Court
Impeachment / Character Evidence, Trial Evidence
Criminal Defense: Police, Arrests, and Interrogation, Secondary DAEP
Juvenile Legal Representation, TRIAD JP Court Program
Certifications
Bar License
State Bar of Texas
Bar License
District of Columbia
Bar License
New York Bar Association
Bar License
New Jersey Bar Association
Awards
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Client's Choice Award
Avvo
Professional Associations
State Bar of Texas  # 24105813
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District of Columbia Bar
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New York State Bar Association
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New York City Bar Association
Member
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New Jersey Bar Association
Member
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American Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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Texas
State Bar of Texas
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    25-33%
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Entertainment & Sports Law
    Consumer Law
    Lemon Law
    Intellectual Property
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. I was charged with a first degree felony in 1983, I Was wanting to know if i can get that off my record.
A: It will depend on whether your case was dismissed or if you received deferred adjudication, waiting period, the type of offense, and criminal history to determine if you are eligible for an expunction or non-disclosure in Texas.
Q. I was hit by a customer in my store because I refused his service .i hit him back now he's filing on me
A: You should hire a criminal defense attorney to defend you in this matter. From your statement, you may a have a valid argument for self-defense.
Q. What can I do against blackmail of someone threatening to turn me into the police?
A: Keep a record of the messages, if any are available, in the event the other person does report it to the police. You should not make any incriminating statements online or any other forum, as your defense counsel if the prosecutor decides to file charges, will defend you in this matter.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
www.legalcleanup.com
Contact & Map
The Law Firm of Vonnie C. Dones III, Esq.
10777 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77042
Toll-Free: (832) 699-5805
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The Law Firm of Vonnie C. Dones III, Esq.
43 W 43rd St #47
New York, NY 10036
Telephone: (929) 251-4576
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours