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David Michael Finn

Practice areas:

Federal Crime, Criminal Defense

About Me

Greetings,

My name is David Finn and I am a board-certified criminal defense lawyer based in Dallas, Texas. As a former criminal trial judge and a federal prosecutor, I am very comfortable in the courtroom. I am A-V Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and Texas Monthly has named me a SuperLawyer for the past 5 years in federal white-collar criminal defense.

For additional information please visit my website.

Sincerely,

David Finn

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    24 years, 6 thousand cases
  2. Federal Crime: 50%
    24 years, 1.5 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($350-500/hour), Contingent (30-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Clinton Broden

    Excellent lawyer! Candidly, there are very few criminal defense lawyers in the Dallas area that I would hire if I had criminal charges brought against me. David Finn is on the top of the list.

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    Clinton Broden Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Bobby D. Mims

    I endorse this lawyer's work. David and the lawyers in his excellent law firm are considered the top of the profession. David frequently obtains the best results possible for his clients. David is an outstanding trial lawyer with unique experience as a judge which makes him very formidable in court.

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    Bobby Mims Federal Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

David Finn, P.C.

2828 North Harwood
Suite 1950
Dallas, TX, 75201-2143

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199105/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyersN/A2007
Super LawyersN/A2006
Super LawyersN/A2005
Super LawyersN/A2004
Super LawyersN/A2003
A-V Rated, Martindale-HubbellN/A2002
Top 40 Lawyers in Texas Under 40N/A2002
Special Performance CommendationN/A1995
Endorsement: Most Qualified Judicial CandidateThe Dallas Morning News1995
Board Certified-Criminal LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1994

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
David Finn, P.CMilner & Finn2001 - Present
Elected JudgeDallas County Criminal Court No. 101998 - 2001
Assistant United States AttorneyFort Worth United States Attorney's Office1996 - 1997
Law School Professor, Criminal ProcedureTexas Wesleyan School of Law1995 - 1995
Assistant United States AttorneyDallas United States Attorney's Office1995 - 1996
Assistant District AttorneyTarrant County District Attorney's Office1992 - 1995
Trial LawyerBrown McCarroll1991 - 1992
Honors ProgramUnited States Department of Justice1990 - 1990

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Dallas Bar AssociationChairman, Criminal Justice Section2002 - 2004
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - 2007
Texas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - 2007
Dallas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - 2007
Member2001 - 2007
Member2001 - 2007
Member2001 - 2007
Member2001 - 2007
Member1995 - 2007
New Mexico Bar AssociationAdmitted1994 - 2007
Dallas Bar AssociationMember1991 - 2007

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Southern Methodist University Law ReviewCriminal Procedure: Confession, Search, Seizure1997
Southern Methodist University Law ReviewCriminal Procedure: Confession, Search, Seizure1996

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of Public AffairsMasters-Public AffairsMasters Degree, Public Affairs1991
University Of TexasLaw SchoolJD - Juris Doctor1991
Notre Dame Law SchoolGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude1986

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Television News StoryLegal Commentator, Murphy Police Department Sting2007
State News StoryNew Dallas District Attorney: Craig Watkins2007
Dallas Morning News StoryDallas Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Settlement2007
Top Gun Criminal Defense SeminarHow to Win Federal Jury Trials2006
Winter Criminal Defense SeminarHow to Defend Domestic Violence Cases2005
Court TVLegal Commentator, Jury Trial2005
Federal Defense PracticeFederal Defense Practice2004
Trial Advocacy CLEWinning Jury Trials2003
Law ProfessorCriminal Procedure1996
Law ProfessorCriminal Procedure1995