Michelle Simpson Tuegel

Hunt & Tuegel, PLLC

If arrested or charged with a crime, you need an aggressive attorney who is passionate about protecting the rights of clients. Michelle Simpson Tuegel is a bright, hardworking trial attorney practicing criminal defense in Waco. Michelle, a graduate of Baylor Law School, became Russ Hunt, Sr.’s law partner in January 2013, forming Hunt & Tuegel, PLLC. Michelle has tried several high profile cases for capital murder, aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping, aggravated robbery and federal felony drug cases. She also handles personal injury cases and was one of the first attorneys to file a lawsuit connected to the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas. Michelle has appeared on several television programs and in publications from CNN to USA Today. Before her career, Michelle was a world-class athlete ranked third in the world and first in the United States in women’s slalom water skiing, and her intense drive to win has carried over to her legal career. She is among the youngest capital murder second-chair qualified attorneys in Texas. Selected for the Texas Monthly Super Lawyers Rising Star list for the past three years, Michelle was also named to the Texas Monthly Super Lawyers Rising Star list, Up and Coming Top 100 Lawyers, Up and Coming Top 50 Women Lawyers and named to the top 100 by the National Trial Lawyers. She is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Board of Directors and Title IX Committee. Michelle’s law partner, Russ Hunt, Sr. has practiced criminal law for more than 40 years. He is board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also one of the few Martindale Hubbell AV-rated criminal defense attorneys in central Texas. Together Michelle and Russ make a dynamic team.

Michelle Simpson Tuegel

425 Austin Avenue
ALICO Building, Suite 1208

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