Jo Ann is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She formerly worked as a prosecutor, so she understands all areas of the criminal justice system. You can trust Attorney Jo Ann Linzer to work tirelessly to ensure your rights are properly defended.

Just the Facts

  • Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • President of the Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 2019 – present
  • Former First Assistant District Attorney at the Grimes County District Attorney’s Office
  • Former Chief Felony Prosecutor at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office
  • Prosecuted cases ranging from Driving While Intoxicated to Sexual Assault of a Child and Murder
  • Early in her career assigned to a specialized unit that focused on domestic violence cases
  • Her dedication to teaching criminal prosecutors earned her the prestigious C. Chris Marshall Award
  • Disposed of thousands of cases and has tried over 100 cases in her career
  • Guest Lecturer and Faculty Advisor at Baylor Law School
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Member
  • Texas Bar College Member
  • Christian Trial Lawyers Member
  • 10 Best Attorneys 2019 of the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • Family Promise of Montgomery County Board Member
  • President of the Board of the Big McC Club

Bar Associations

  • Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

    Member Since: 2019

    Past President and Current Member

  • Baylor Law School

    Guest Lecturer and Criminal Law Boot Camp Faculty

  • Texas Bar College

    Member Since: 2019

  • Christian Trial Lawyers Association

    Member Since: 2018

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association


  • Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law - J.D. - 2002

Check out Jo Ann on the Hot Seat with The Legal Fix!

The Legal Fix E9 🎬 Hot Seat - Jo Ann Linzer
The Legal Fix | Episode 9 | Avoiding a Criminal Record

Client Reviews

Just want to tell Jo Ann that she really helped my son. She got his case dismissed and I know it wouldn’t have happened without her. It gave him a second chance. I’m just so thankful for her. She took the time to talk with us about everything we had questions...


VERY professional, informative and communicates with his clients quickly. I'm blessed to have found Mr. Gaines and feel that he's not missing a step when it comes to the hard work and tenacity he puts into his client's wellbeing and peace of mind. I would...


Ms. Linzer is an amazing defense lawyer. I got a PCS and she got my case dismissed. I am so grateful that she was my lawyer. Just listen to her and whatever she wants you to do, just do it. That’s what I did and my case got dismissed. Thank you Jo Ann Linzer...

G. R.

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