COVID19 UPDATE: Our office will be availabe via FaceTime during the time.

Criminal Defense & Personal Injury

Be Careful!!!

No refusal DWI Enforcement. 

24 Hour Emergency Hotline 903-593-9100

Feel free to text 903-570-8248

Awarded “Top 10 Best Criminal Attorneys in Texas"

Six years in a row. 

Through the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 2014-2020.



State v. Philip Emerson

Assault on Peace Officer

12 minute Felony Not Guilty Verdict 

402nd District Court Wood County, Texas

State v. Ronnie Rodgers

Intoxication Manslaughter 

30 Minute Deliberation, Probation Granted by Jury

114th District Court Smith County, Texas 

State v. Lou Reynold Davis

Injury to a Child 

Not Guilty

124th District Court Gregg County, Texas

Nine Hour and twenty minute Deliberation

Maria Reyes v. Nails LaBella

$952,611.77 Judgment Entered  

241st  Judicial District Court Smith County, Texas


Defending East Texans and individuals throughout the State.

Erick Platten is an experienced aggressive attorney providing a full service law office to individuals accuse of a crimes or in need of representation due to the negligence of others.

Erick started PLATTEN LAW in his home town of Tyler and has been helping the citizens of East Texas since 2000.  Erick's comprehensive trial experience has saved many individuals facing charges in both State and Federal Courts. 

Erick has devoted his practice to the citizens accused of serious criminal offenses and those wrongly accused of driving while intoxicated. He is also one of the few attorneys in Texas licensed in standardized field sobriety testing and licensed as an intoxilyzer operator and maintenance technician. 

Erick has focused his practice toward the psychology of trial interaction between attorneys and jurors. This study is focused on selecting the right jurors for his clients aimed at obtaining an advantage before the trial even begins.  His jury selection and trial style of putting a home town spin on his cases has earned a boatload of Not Guilty verdicts. 

Erick has consistently been named in the list of the "Top 10 Best Criminal Attorneys in Texas" through the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorney's since 2014.   Erick was also selected as the Client's choice through the last five years and has the highest Superb rating of 10.0 from  Please visit Erick Platten's profile on,  profile on Google, and read his client reviews.  He's one of the most reviewed attorney's in Texas. 

If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime or is in need of representation due to the negligence of others call now to set up an appointment.   Erick Platten is here to protect you.