David R. Scoggins was born in Dallas, Texas in 1954 and has been a lifelong Texan. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government in 1976 and thereafter graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree. ( Is this a great country or what? You graduate from State supported universities with a degree in Government and Law and spend the next 35 years of your legal career fighting the government. Only a great nation would have such confidence in the rule of law and justice!).
He immediately obtained his license to practice law in Texas state courts from The Supreme Court of The State of Texas and shortly thereafter was licensed in the Federal Courts of the United States.
In 1981, David R. Scoggins commenced the practice of law in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and has resolved over 6,000 cases. He has represented citizens accused in Federal Courts in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee, typically on drug conspiracy and fraud cases.
He has also tried hundreds of jury trials in Felony and Misdemeanor courts in Texas. He has most often appeared at court in Dallas, Collin (McKinney) and Tarrant Counties (Fort Worth) with a significant docket in Denton, Rockwall, and Kaufman counties also. He has also been persuaded by clients to represent them in distant counties for significant cases such as murder, intoxication manslaughter, organized crime, healthcare fraud and drug conspiracy prosecutions.
He is proud to practice law with his daughter, Yvie Scoggins-Gamez who limits her practice to Family Law, Divorce, Custody and Child Support litigation.
He is also proud to practice criminal defense in Collin County (McKinney) with an exceptionally talented and hard working lawyer, Suzanne Stevens.
David Scoggins is a Past Master of East Dallas Lodge 1200 and has served on the Jurisprudence Committee for the Grand Lodge of Texas.
David Scoggins is rated AV Preeminent (the highest level of professional excellence as determined by ratings from fellow Lawyers and Judges). He has been AV rated for more than a dozen years. He is also rated Superb by AVVO.
He continues to be excited by the opportunities and challenges of Law and the pure joy of being at that point in his career of almost always having more trial experience than his prosecutor opponent. He looks forward to immediately beginning to help you.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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I endorse this lawyer. David has mentored me as I started my practice. First of all, he is a straight up type of person. He is honest and dependable. As an attorney, he is brilliant. In my third year of my solo practice, he was co-counsel with me on a child sex-abuse case where my client was in law enforcement. Watching him in that trial was the best education I could ever hope to get. I admire him as an attorney but even more as a human. You cannot go wrong with David Scoggins.
Efrain Sain Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1981||01/09/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Rating-Highest Possible Peer Review||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Superb Rated Attorney - 9.3||AVVO||2015|
|Rated AV Preeminent for Ten (10) Years||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Attorney||David R. Scoggins, Attorney at Law||1981 - Present|
|Worked through school years in Line Haul Dispatch & Auto Ctr.||Sears, Roebuck & Co. - Dallas & Austin||1970 - 1978|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||1982 - Present|
|U.S. District Court- Northern District of Texas||Admitted to Practice||1982 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1981 - Present|
|Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Dallas Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Texas Tech University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1981|
|University of Texas System, Austin||Government||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1976|