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  1. Criminal Defense: 100%


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Attorney endorsements

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  • Challis Nicole Cooper

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Steve on a number of matters while I was stationed at Fort Hood, TX and was always impressed with his dedication and skill.


    Challis Cooper Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Karns. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help first.


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    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Stephen P. Karns

6116 North Central Expressway
Suite 450
Dallas, TX, 75206-5131


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199401/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Readers Voice Best Criminal Defense AttorneyDallas Voice2010
Readers Voice Best Criminal Defense AttorneyDallas Voice2009
Readers Voice Best Criminal Defense AttorneyDallas Voice2008
Rising StarTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2007
Readers Voice Best Criminal Defense AttorneyDallas Voice2007
Distinguished Service AwardDallas Association of Young Lawyers2002
Parachutist BadgeUS Army1995
Army Commendation Medal w/2 Oak Leaf ClustersU.S. ArmyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Stephen P. Karns1998 - Present
Senior Defense CounselUS JAG Corps Reserves2002 - 2005
Defense CounselUS Army JAG Corps1995 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasN/A1994 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
US v. CruzN/A
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. ArmyN/AN/A1995
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Texas Tech UniversityN/AOther - Bachelors1991
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pre-law SocietyPractice in Military Courts2004
Expanding Opportunities for Women in the BarPractice in Military Courts2003