Criminal Defense Attorney

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Over a quarter of the inmates in the Dallas County Jail have diagnosable mental health issues, effectively making it the second largest mental institution in the state.  In my practice I work tirelessly to find a case resolution that honors community safety while at the same time addressing the underlying causes, which may lead to  criminal behavior.  Prison is for people we are afraid of, not for people we are mad at.

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Practice Areas

Mental Health

Family Violence


Drug Crimes

Violent Crimes



White Collar

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Honors & Awards

State Bar of Texas Presidential Citation

Up and Coming 50 Super Women Lawyers,    Women Texas Rising Stars, 

Up and Coming 100 Texas Super Lawyers, Texas Rising Stars, Thompson Reuters

D Magazine, Best Lawyers

Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers

Dallas’ Best Criminal Defense Attorneys for Mental Health, Dallas Criminal  Defense Lawyers Association




Bachelors of Science, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Juris Doctor, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, 2008

Admitted to the Texas State Bar, 2009

Admitted to practice before the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas as well as the US Supreme Court

Fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers

Graduate of Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association's Trial College

Active Community Leader and Board Vice President of the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas

Staunch advocate for the rights of those suffering from mental illness and a devoted to mental health awareness and treatment

Associated Firms


Daniel Clancy

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Tel: (214) 740-9955

Fax: (214) 740-9912

Nicole Knox

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Tel: (214) 740-9955

Fax: (214) 740-9912

Jay Ethington

Tel: (214) 740-9955

Fax: (214) 740-9912

Mark Nancarrow

  • Mark Nancarrow LinkedIn

Tel: (214) 740-9955

Fax: (214) 740-9912

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3131 McKinney Ave, Suite 800
Dallas, Texas 75204

Tel: 214-740-9955

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