Experienced, Aggressive Representation

Voted best criminal defense lawyer 2009 by D Magazine

Dallas federal & state defense attorney David Finn has been named to the Martindale-Hubbell list of Bar Preeminent Lawyers for the past 5 years running. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated with high honors. Mr. Finn received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law, and a Masters degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, in 1991.

Dallas attorney David Finn is board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and he has successfully tried thousands of cases and hundreds of jury trials.

Perhaps that's why Mr. Finn was recently selected by fellow attorneys across the state as a "Texas Super Lawyer" in the area of white-collar criminal defense, as featured in Texas Monthly Magazine for 2003 - 2011 and selected as one of the "Best Layers in Dallas" by D Magazine from 2011 -2013.

David Finn is a former elected criminal trial judge. He knows the criminal justice system, and, having presided over 450 criminal jury trials as a judge, he knows how to communicate with a jury.

Prior to taking the bench, Mr. Finn was an aggressive and successful federal prosecutor in Dallas & Fort Worth, Texas. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Finn received honors from the United States Department of Justice for his exceptional performance working on the toughest federal cases. As a former prosecutor, Finn has the experience to anticipate the prosecutions moves. This knowledge is invaluable in investigations, plea negotiations, and in trial. Mr. Finn recently taught Texas Criminal Procedure at the Texas Wesleyan School of Law for several semesters, and he has published several articles dealing with state and federal search and seizure issues in the SMU Law Review. Several years ago, Texas Lawyer named Mr. Finn was one of the top 40 lawyers in Texas under the age of 40. And last year, Mr. Finn served as the Co-Chair of the Dallas Bar Association Criminal Justice Committee. Mr. Finn is also a frequent guest on local and national television programs dealing with criminal law issues, including CourtTV.

Whether you're faced with a first-time DWI charge, an airport arrest, a misdemeanor, felony, a complicated federal conspiracy indictment, or a charge of juvenile delinquency, David Finn is the proven trial lawyer that you want fighting for you. He will personally return your phone calls promptly and he will do his best to explain the legal process to you and outline your options.

Mr. Finn is A-V rated by Martindale-Hubbell. This is their highest rating, and it means legal ability from "Very High to Preeminent," and "Very High Ethical Standards."

Mr. Finn is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association and the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association and the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association.

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