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Thomas Duncan Ashworth

Criminal defense Attorney at Plano, TX

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Thomas Ashworth is a criminal defense attorney practicing in North Texas who was recently named one of D Magazine's Best Lawyers Under 40. Mr. Ashworth spent 11 years as an Assistant District Attorney, rising to the rank of Chief Felony Prosecutor before entering private practice in 2019. During that time, he tried over 100 misdemeanor and felony jury trials including DWI, drug possession, sexual assault, and capital murder. Mr. Ashworth has also been an invited speaker throughout Texas on topics such as Forensic Evidence, Firearms, and Trial Advocacy, and spent three years serving on the Licensing Advisory Committee for the Texas Forensic Science Commission. Mr. Ashworth graduated from the University of Texas at Austin and went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from The Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Licensed for 14 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2008
Updated 10/23/2022

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Lewis & Ashworth, PLLC
101 E. Park Blvd
Suite 230
Plano, TX, 75074

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Posted by Dan | January 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you, Thomas Ashworth!
I hired Thomas Ashworth to help me with a literal nightmare of a case. Thomas ended the case in my favor and worked long and hard to do so. Always keeping me updated and had an excellent way of helping me to understand everything going on. Thank you Thomas for all of your hard work and help. If I ever have to hit an attorney again. I will definitely call Thomas Ashworth!
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Posted by Tara | October 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Thomas Ashworth did a great job for our family. He is professional and very responsive. He took the time to explain every step, and never made us feel like he was rushed or unimportant. He was also able to get us the best possible outcome. Highly recommend!
Posted by Kirk | June 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Former client
I highly recommend anyone to retain the legal services of Thomas Ashworth. He is a professional, down to earth attorney, that keeps his client well informed about their case. He spent years as a Collin county prosecutor before going into private practice. During his time as a prosecutor he developed a good reputation and relationships in the court. This makes a difference! Believe me. Thomas was very responsive to my emails, calls and text messages. He kept very well informed about my Class B DWI/Open Container. My case ended up in a mistrial. Ultimately having my case dismissed. I’m happy for the positive result.
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Posted by paul | May 25, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Consultation
Mr. Ashworth gave me a very through, helpful walk through of my misdemeanor charge, what they could do and what I could do. He was very prompt. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and knowledgable
I was recommended to contact Thomas Ashworth as a defense attorney. I reached out to him over the phone and met with him. Mr. Ashworth was trustworthy and extremely professional as well as diligent throughout the entire process. Having had experience on the prosecution side, his knowledge was extremely valuable as a defendant. With his help, I was able to get the best outcome possible. I truly do not know how my case would've fared without Mr. Ashworth's assistance, and I am incredibly grateful for his help.
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Posted by Faith | March 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
happy client.
Thomas acted actively on my case and was very professional in every encounter we had. Over the 2 1/2 months that we worked together he always kept me updated, went into detail about the case, and always kept me reassured that things would work in my favor. Which they did and I'm so grateful. I would definitely recommend him to defend you!
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Lewis & Ashworth, PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Collin County District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2019

Education

  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2008
  • The University of Texas At Austin
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2020 - Present
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2019 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyers Under 40
  • D Magazine
  • 2021
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • D Magazine
  • 2021

Speaking Engagements

  • Civil Law Seminar
  • When Criminal Discovery Meets the Civil File
  • 2019
  • Establishing Innocence or Guilt
  • Panel Discussion
  • 2019
  • Advanced Criminal Law Conference
  • Working with Audio and Video in Trial
  • 2018
  • TDCAA Forensics Seminar
  • Discovery Issues in the Forensic Lab Setting
  • 2018
  • Annual Criminal and Civil Law Update
  • Discovery Issues in Criminal Cases
  • 2018
  • Advanced Criminal Law Conference
  • Working with Audio and Video in Trial
  • 2017
  • State Bar of Texas Investigators' Conference
  • Investigating Unauthorized Practice of Law
  • 2016
  • Advanced Criminal Law Conference
  • Working with Audio and Video in Trial
  • 2016
  • Collin County Bench Bar Conference
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Thomas is an excellent lawyer. He honed his skills as a talented trial lawyer as an Assistant District Attorney for 11 years. As a criminal defense attorney he aggressively defends his clients and routinely gets excellent results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have recommended two of my best civil clients to Thomas Ashworth. He has handled both of my clients' criminal matters with professionalism and thoroughness. I will continue to recommend him to my clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tommy is an incredible trial lawyer and is very well connected in Collin County. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Thomas is a very skillful and talented attorney. His experience, knowledge, and judgment set him apart as a truly exceptional advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Thomas for almost 15 years. I have worked with him and against him on various criminal matters. He has represented both the state and defendants and has excelled on both fronts. He maintains his contacts with the district attorney's office (especially in Collin County), which will greatly benefit his clients. He is capable in all areas of criminal law--including DWIs and white collar matters. I fully endorse his work."
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