About US


The Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (DCDLA) was founded in 1949 to aid local criminal defense lawyers in protecting the rights of the Dallas County citizens accused of crimes. The organization is a non-profit professional association of attorneys who practice criminal defense in Dallas County, Texas and other counties in the DFW Metroplex. DCDLA has been instrumental in legislation and ensuring individual rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Texas Constitution.

Recently, DCDLA had a strong voice regarding Senate Bill 7 and the policies within Dallas County regarding indigent defense issues. DCDLA is proud to boast of 250 members and past presidents who are among the top criminal defense lawyers in the country. We welcome new criminal defense lawyers and hope to help build individual practices through the monthly CLE meetings and various other seminars.