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Stephen P. Karns

Stephen P. Karns

Practice areas:

Military Law, Parole Matters, DUI & DWI

About Me

Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Military Law: 34%
  2. DUI & DWI: 33%
  3. Parole Matters: 33%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

23 total 

  • Macy Michelle Jaggers

    Mr. Karns is one of the hardest working attorneys I know. He is extremely well-versed in military law, and I regularly refer cases to him. I am pleased to offer him my endorsement.


    Macy Jaggers DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John B. Elbert

    Steve is an excellent and dedicated attorney. He works tirelessly for his clients and has great results. I have no hesitation in endorsing him.


    John Elbert Criminal Defense Attorney
    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 199408/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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
Senior Defense CounselUS JAG Corps Reserves2002 - 2005
OwnerLaw Office of Stephen P. Karns1998 - Present
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/ABBA1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Pre-law SocietyPractice in Military Courts2004
Expanding Opportunities for Women in the BarPractice in Military Courts2003