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Michael Wayne Goolsby

also known as Mike Goolsby

About me

The Goolsby Law Firm is a Criminal Defense trial firm dedicated to getting you the best outcome possible in your case.  My goal is to get your case dismissed or win it in trial.  I have many years of experience as both an Assistant District Attorney and as a Defense Lawyer.  I am very aggresive in fighting to get you the best oucome in your case.

I run my firm with integrity and communication with my clients is very important.  I only represent clients who are serious about their cases and do not want it to affect them for the rest of their lives.  


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    22 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    22 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Goolsby Law Firm

3102 Maple Ave.
Suite 400
Dallas, TX, 75201

The Goolsby Law Firm

555 Republic Dr.
Suite 200
Plano, TX, 75074

The Goolsby Law Firm

1308 Teasley Ln.
Denton, TX, 76205

The Goolsby Law Firm

12200 Ford Rd
Suite 210
Dallas, TX, 75234



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199401/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Trial AttorneyNorth Texas Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top contributorAvvo2015
Superb Top Attorney Criminal DefenseAvvo2015
Superb Rated AttorneyAvvo2015
Clients ChoiceAvvo2014
Excellence in LawUSIEC2014
Superb Rated AttorneyAvvo2014
Superb Rated AttorneyAvvo2013
DWI expertiseCollin DWI Summit2013
Superb Rated AttorneyAvvo2012
Superb Rated AttorneyAvvo2011
Best Personal Injury AttorneyCarrollton leader Newspaper2011
Only guaranteed personal injury practice in CarrolltonGuarnteed Lawyer2011
Only guaranteed personal injury practice in CarrolltonGuaranteed Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Goolsby Law Firm1999 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyDallas County District Attorney's Office1997 - 1999
Buisiness and Estate PlanningCigna Financial1994 - 1997
Student advocateThomas M. Cooley Legal Clinic1992 - 1994
InternLegal Aid Of Central Michigan1991 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident2014 - Present
Tarrant County Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2014 - Present
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2012 - Present
Americas DWI DUI AttorneysMember2012 - Present
U.S. District Court Northern District of TexasMember2010 - Present
Dallas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Carrollton Farmers Branch Bar AssociationVice President2004 - 2004
Dallas Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
C. WestFelony assault case reduced to a misdemeanor and was given a non conviction probation
B. RisiJury trial family violence Not Guilty
I. WrightNo Billed on 2 burlary of a habitation cases
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Publication nameTitleDate
Dallas Morning NewsCharges dismissed against Farmers Branch man accused of violating the Texas election code2012
Most Wanted Drivers List Revealed to Halt Preventable Car Accidents in Dallas and ElsewhereDallas Injury Blog2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of North TexasMarketingOther - Bachelors1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Starr forumMotions to supress2014
Metro Attorney ForumLegal Software Transformation2014
Collin DWI SummitDWI Frequently Asked Questions2013
Carrollton Farmers Branch Bar AssociationExpungements and Non Disclosures2013
Carrollton Farmers Branch Bar AssociationDWI law update2012