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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.


David Finn


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas


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



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

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Constantine George Anagnostis

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Constantine Anagnostis Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Everett Ward Newton

    David is a former judge, and is now an excellent criminal defense lawyer. Highly recommended.


    Everett Newton Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

David Finn, P.C.

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


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199109/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
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
Adjunct ProfessorTexas 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
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
N/AMember2001 - 2007
N/AMember2001 - 2007
N/AMember2001 - 2007
N/AMember2001 - 2007
N/AMember1995 - 2007
New Mexico Bar AssociationAdmitted1994 - 2007
Dallas Bar AssociationMember1991 - 2007
Publication NameTitleDate
Southern Methodist University Law ReviewCriminal Procedure: Confession, Search, Seizure1997
Southern Methodist University Law ReviewCriminal Procedure: Confession, Search, Seizure1996
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