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Darlina Crowder

Federal crime Attorney at Plano, TX

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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1999
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TOP RATED STATE & FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE TRIAL LAWYER!

Darlina Crowder is president of The Crowder Law Firm in Plano, practicing primarily in criminal defense since 2000. She received her J.D. in 1998 from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, where she was chosen by classmates to speak at their Hooding Ceremony. She received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with a minor in General Science, from Texas Woman’s University in 1995. Admitted to the Texas bar in 1999 and Admitted to The United States Court of Appeals for The Fifth Circuit. Ms. Crowder has also been licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Court’s Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas since 1999. Over her career, she has tried over 175 trials and received acquittals in over 160 trials. In 2004, Ms. Crowder teamed up with Robert Udashen to represent Lisa Diaz in a case that drew national attention, as Ms. Diaz was charged with capital murder for drowning her two children. However, the Udashen-Crowder team was successful and Ms. Diaz was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Ms. Crowder’s experience now also includes service behind the bench. She was appointed in 2013 as an Associate Judge in Collin County Probate Court, presiding over mental health hearings.

Ms. Crowder has also received a number of honors. She was selected for Texas Monthly’s, “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” list in March 2005, March 2006 & March 2007 and for its “Texas Super Lawyers” list in October & September 2009. In June 2007 & 2008, Ms. Crowder was also the recipient of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association’s Presidential Award. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (as Associate Director, 2007-2008) and for the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (2000). She has also served as a Secretary/Treasurer (2001) and Vice President (2002-2003) for the Collin County Criminal Bench Bar Foundation since 1999, and as Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation since 2007. She is also a member of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Bar Association, the Trial Lawyers College, the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Ms. Crowder’s work has been featured in the following publications: Texas Lawyer, August 2004 “Against All Odds” (Cover Story, Ms. Crowder & Robert Udashen); Dallas Observer, September 2004, “Insanely Guilty” (Cover Story, Ms. Crowder & Robert Udashen); and Houston Press, September 2004 “Insanity Defense” (Cover Story, Ms. Crowder & Robert Udashen). She has also appeared on: KLIF (FOX) Radio (as Guest, November 2006); Bill O’Reilly, The O’Reilly Factor (as Guest, November 10, 2006); and Nancy Grace, CNN, (as Co-Counsel Guest).

She has also been invited to speak and serve as faculty at the following programs:

 The Center for American and International Law, Criminal Defense Trial Skills and Law Program, Faculty, Lecturer, Speaker (2006-Present)

 Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Associate, Strike Force (2012-Present)

 Texas Center for the Judiciary conference, Co-Presented with Gary Udashen on Eye Witness Identification (May 2012)

 Military Defense Counsel Trial Litigation, Faculty, The Center for American and International Law, Plano, Texas (July 2009, 2011)

 Texas Association of Judiciary Interpreters & Translators, Speaker, “The Anatomy of a DWI Stop”, McKinney, Texas (January 2010)

 Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, 28th Annual Prairie Dog Lawyers, Speaker on Winning Strategies at Trial, Lubbock, Texas (January, 2008)

 Advanced Trial Series, Speaker on Experts, Tyler, Texas (December 14, 2007)

 Voir Dire Seminar, Course Director, Dallas (December 6, 2007)

 Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, Course Director & Speaker, San Antonio (June 2007)

 Texas Criminal Trial College, Faculty, Huntsville, Texas (March 2005 & 2006)

 Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association Luncheon Speaker (March 2005)

 Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association,

Location

The Crowder Law Firm, P.C.
7950 Legacy Drive
Suite 360
Plano, TX, 75024

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Posted by Sarah | May 4, 2024
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Great Job!!!
I am so grateful that someone recommended us to yall. Dalina, together with her stuffs is just amazing. Honestly, it’s worth the price. My brother was falsely accused of sexual assault and they were able to prove his innocence and get the case dismissed at trial. They treated us with a lot of respect regardless of cultural diversity. They showed respect to our culture and were trying their best to understand without being judgmental. Darlina and Justin are very good! Our family is forever thankful for your hard work!
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Posted by Irma | April 7, 2024
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Very happy with her okay
That I am very very happy with mistling a problem she got calling county and that was county cases dismissed dismiss
Posted by Eric | March 2, 2024
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Client
The Crowder Law firm provides excellent service. I couldn't have asked for better legal representation. From the get go, they went above and beyond in regards to preparation and communication. Most notably, I would like to personally thank Mrs. Crowder and Justin Carmichael for putting their heart and soul into making sure I get the best possible outcome in my case and allowing me to get another chance in life. I will forever be in their debt.
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Posted by Sandy | January 30, 2024
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Outstanding Law Firm!!
My experience with the Crowder Law Firm has been excellent! Ms. Crowder, Bailey McShane and the entire staff have been knowledgable, thorough and caring. I couldn't have asked for a better law firm to represent me! Thanks so much!
Posted by Capt Wilson | January 26, 2024
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When Injustice faces Justice
My experience with the Crowder Law Firm has been outstanding. Facing a criminal legal challenge for the first time was incredibly stressful, but from the moment I contacted them, their professionalism and expertise brought me peace of mind. They were cost-effective and transparent. They exhibited professionalism in time management, courtroom experience, and in our client to attorney relationship. No questions went unanswered and there was no judgement or overreaction in our engagements. I told her the truth and that was all I needed to be set free from that nightmare. They sought all evidence in my defense and thanks to their diligent investigation and courtroom prowess, my case was dismissed before trial! I wholeheartedly recommend The Crowder Law Firm. You can hire a person or hire a team. I’m proud to say they will be my representation in the future if I even need them again. Thank you Attorney Crowder and Attorney James for all your hard work.
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Posted by Brandon Parish | January 4, 2024
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You owe it to you to read this review!
7 minutes ago Hi Justin, first I want to thank you and Darlina and your entire team for the impeccable representation that ultimately resulted in not only a favor outcome on the multiple Felony Criminal offenses you represented but what i consider to be astonishingly favorable results and for that I’m grateful and offer my deepest appreciation for the Crowder Law Firms hard work and dedication to my circumstances and the above mentioned results later delivered. Starting with 9 charges (6 1st degree Felony Drug Charges including 3 Manufacturing and Delivery with heavy weight attached and 3 Class “A” misdemeanors with 60 years easily tied to them in aggregate and thanks to Darlinas experience, leadership and expectations of her Firm to take my freedom personally she had 3 felony’s dismissed and 2 misdemeanors dismissed and then the Manufacture and Deliver of Heroin, Concaine and Meth all 3 1st degree reduced to possession and thus the sentence was reduced to probation and not a single night away from home) this is real and this is the work of Darlina, Justin and Crowder Law. They are serious and leave the humor for after the result and are all business when you need to know you have the best behind you! Whoever you are, hang on my words and remember your freedom depends on the decision you make of who you choose to represent you. Your best work got you in this mess, make the right one to get out of it. Darlina is a trustworthy, experienced and dedicated choice. I hope, I convinced you to trust her and her team because you don’t get a second chance at what you’re about to go through! Brandon (a free man)
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2023
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Inconceivable Outcome!
I hired Darlina Crowder during the most difficult and uncertain time in my life. I had just been indicted on three federal criminal charges and was facing a very lengthy prison sentence that would have destroyed my marriage, role as a father, a son and to be honest my entire life. This was all due to the poor decisions I made leading up to my arrest. I was lost and had no sense of hope. After the initial consultation with Darlina I hired her on the spot! She came recommended to me by a very highly respected and acknowledged attorney that understood the severity and importance of my case. I cannot express how much of a God send Ms. Crowder is, she instantly made my family and I feel at ease. Her relentless approach to my case was extraordinarily brilliant! Not only did she have two of the three charges dropped but she was able to reduce my sentence to a minimal term. A highly unlikely outcome that was only attained by someone that can truly think outside of the box. She gave me the gift of freedom back and is an absolute titan in her field. One would be wise to ask for a consultation and blessed to have her take your case!
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2023
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Great experience
Thank you very much Attorney Crowder for great job you have done on my son cases. Again, I am really appreciative for helping my son to be pleaded not guilty. It was extremely difficult movement I have ever encountered with laws in The united states since I been in this Country for two decades. However, I am very glad that my family was available to find a rightful attorney through great American friends.
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Posted by Dylan | July 12, 2023
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Best law firm in Texas!
The amount of work this whole law firm does for their clients is incredible I was falsely accused with one of the most serious case and Thanks to the work of miss Darlina crowder and mr James Chiles I am free these 2 saved my life 5 stars to this law firm amazing work Thank you guys!
Posted by Joseph | June 20, 2023
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Hire this firm!
For almost 5 years I lived my life under indictment for sexual assault of a child. I couldn’t even deliver food with these charges. My first attorney took advantage of me, my second attorney tried to get me to take a plea, my third attorney (public defender) couldn’t remember my name. I found the Crowder Law Firm literally months before my trial. They got up to speed as quickly as they could and fought for me. The trial ended in a mistrial. Only 2 months later my second trial began. Darlina Crowder and Justin Carmichael came in even more prepared than the first trial. From open to close they made it evident that they believed in me and that winning was the clear objective. They represented me incredibly well and the jury only needed an hour to come back with a not guilty verdict on all counts. After many mishaps with other lawyers The Crowder Law Firm was the best decision I made, they got me home to my family. Darlina is tough but she genuinely cares for her clients. Justin is smart, organized, efficient and beyond solid. Hire this firm!
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2023
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Hire them
Great communication!! Extremely hard working team. You never expect to need an attorney but I am so glad I found The Crowder Law Firm.
Posted by Sam | April 25, 2023
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Highly recommended!!
I would like to thank the legal team that worked on my case - Darlina Crowder, Aubrey Noonan, James Chiles, and everyone else at the Crowder Law Firm! I was falsely accused of an offense and found myself in a legal roller-coaster for approximately 2 years, and ended up in trial yesterday. My case got dismissed and I’m forever grateful to them. Shoutout to Aubrey Noonan!! I’ve got serious respect for that lady! She came so prepared for trial that when she started to speak, I even even found myself feeling sorry for the opposition. This team is badass. Their attention to detail is top-notch. Thank you, James Chiles for your assurance through the process. You gave that “Keep Calm, everything is under control vibe,” and always had answers to all my questions. The Crowder Law Firm deserves more than just a 5-star review. I can’t say enough good things about this law firm. I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for legal representation and wants to maximize their chances of a positive outcome.
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Posted by Niki | February 15, 2023
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Fantastic Lawyer
Ms. Crowder has been a blessing to our family. Her guidance through out our legal matter was very thorough. She is different from any other lawyer you will meet because she truly puts her heart into her work. Thank you to Ms. Crowder and the Crowder Law Firm.
Posted by Ashkan | February 15, 2023
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By far the best attorney
Ms.Crowder is amazing at what she does. She is very Knowledgeable and understanding. She handled my case with extreme care and explained everything to me. She is very easy to get a hold of and always responds. She handled my federal case so wonderfully and the sentence truly is a blessing. She is the best of the best.
Posted by James | September 2, 2022
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Professional, responsive, highly effective and gets results!
I was facing a potential felony charge but thanks to Darlina’s expertise, reputation and influence, we were successful in getting my case refused. I am so glad I hired Darlina and her team and I highly recommend The Crowder Law Firm.
Posted by Kathryn | August 8, 2022
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If you are looking for an answered prayer…..
I still don’t understand what happened, but what I do know is that my prayer was answered. Darlina worked a miracle. We aren’t through, but if what she was able to accomplish in hours is indicative of what is to come, we are in good hands.
Posted by Rick | June 10, 2022
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Unbelievably Grateful
Darlina and the entire staff deserve the highest level of recommendation I can give. Facing multiple felony sexual assault charges against a child, I had no idea where to turn to. Unbelievably, she was able to get all of the felony assault charges dismissed and instead was able to give me a second chance at life. Thank you, Darlina - I know without you I'd be in prison today.
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Posted by J.R. | May 30, 2022
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J.R.
Went to see Ms Crowder about hiring her for my case. Talked to other attorneys but I’ve decided I will be hiring this lawyer because she has a lot of knowledge about my charges and much experience. I feel confident she will do a good job for me.
Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2022
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Outstanding Consultation
Darlina and her team are the best at what they do. Their diligence and commitment to my inquiries saved me a tremendous amount of time and frustration. I have recommended this legal group to all my friends and family because I only want the best for those I care about! Thank you for everything Darlina!
Posted by Hallie | May 29, 2022
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Results
Mr. Steele did an amazing job in helping me understand the process the whole way! Anyone who goes to him can feel assured that he will try his hardest to get a good outcome.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Judge, presiding over Mental Health hearings
  • Collin County Probate Court
  • 2013 - Present
  • President
  • The Crowder Law Firm PC
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Texas Woman's University
  • 1995

Associations

  • Collin County Young Lawyers Association
  • Treasurer
  • 2005 - Present
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2001 - Present
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2000 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association-Board of Director-2000
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 2002 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Elite Lawyer Award
  • Elite Lawyer
  • 2019
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • President's Award
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2008
  • President's Award
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2006
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2005
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I am a lawyer with the firm. I joined this team because I only wanted to associate with lawyers who were committed to exceptional case outcomes. Here are only some features about what I enjoy about working here: we make the time to be thorough every case, every time. This firm has the best legal research resources available, and we put them to use. This firm looks at all of the evidence. This firm does its own investigation. If there is something wrong with the case, we find it. Darlina Crowder has earned her reputation, and we all benefit from her world-class trial experience. I have never seen anything quite like it. It is immensely gratifying to be part of a team of lawyers who are committed to fighting for our clients’ lives and freedom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer without reservation. She is the cream of the crop of criminal defense attorneys. Passionate, prepared, experienced and effective all describe Darlina in the courtroom. When the chips are down you want Darlina on your side to fight the government. She is the best."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Crowder for several years. She knows the law and works extremely hard for her clients. She obtains excellent results. I highly endorse this lawyer's work without reservation."
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Plano Federal crime Lawyer Darlina Crowder
Darlina Crowder
Federal crime Attorney
Plano, TX
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation