A Prominent Criminal Defense Firm Serving Dallas & Fort Worth

Practice Areas
  • Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Customs
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect
  • Drug Violations
  • DUI/DWI
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • Federal
  • Felonies
  • Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Internet
  • Juvenile Law
Tom Pappas

Partner

Bio
  • State and Federal Criminal Trial Practice
  • Over 200 State Grand Jury Presentations
  • Over 500 DWI Jury and Bench Trials
  • Health Care Fraud Investigations
  • Insurance Fraud Investigations
Tom Pappas attended Southern Methodist University (B.S. cum laude 1981; B.A. 1981; J.D. 1984). He joined the Firm in 1984. From 1995 to 1997 he participated in the SMU Criminal Justice Clinic as Staff Attorney. He is licensed to practice law in Texas; the United States District Courts--Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas; and Eastern District of Arkansas; and the United States Court of Appeals--Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. He has written and lectured numerous times at criminal law seminars and has had articles published in Voice for the Defense magazine. He has instructed at the North Central Texas Counsel of Governments Police Academy on the Use of Force and Deadly Force since 1994. He was President of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in 1993.
Practice Areas
  • Administrative Hearings & Adjudication
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Customs
  • Domestic Violence & Neglect
  • Drug Violations
  • DUI/DWI
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • Federal
  • Felonies
  • Grand Jury Proceedings
  • Internet
  • Juvenile Law
Bar Admissions
  • Texas, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
Professional Associations
  • SMU Criminal Justice Clinic, Staff Attorney, 1995 to 1997
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, President, 1993 to 1993
Education
  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 1984
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
    • B.S. - 1981
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Economics
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
    • B.A. - 1981
    • Major: History
Classes / Seminars
  • Instructor, North Central Texas Counsel of Governments Police Academy, 1994 to 1994
  • Lectured, Criminal Law Seminars
Published Works
  • Articles published in Voice for the Defense Magazine
Certified Legal Specialties
  • Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2003