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Professional Profile:  Richard Carrizales


Richard Carrizales has been practicing for 27 years and is licensed in all state courts in Texas. Attorney Carrizales is also licensed in various federal courts jurisdictions: Northern District of Texas, Eastern District of Texas and Southern District of Texas.


Attorney Richard Carrizales has extensive trial experience and excellent professional relationships with Trial Judges, District Attorneys, United States Attorneys, as well as Police Officers and Police Associations throughout the State of Texas.


Attorney Richard Carrizales is also Past President of the Mexican American Bar Association of Texas and Dallas Associations and has worked on numerous cases involving witness/clients living in Mexico and South America.



Richard Carrizales
Senior Attorney

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense / Auto Accidents 

Driving While Intoxicated -  DWI



Jail Release / Attorney Bonds

Warrants lifted


Federal Criminal Law / Drug Cases 

Domestic Violence / Family Violence

Homicide / Murder / Criminal Negligent Homocide 


Sex Crimes / Aggravated Sex Assault / Indecency with a Child


Probation Violations / Probation Early Release

Criminal Investigations

Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries


Plaintiffs Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Catastrophic Injury

Automobile Negligence; Automobile Accidents and Injuries


Admittedto Practice Law in Texas: 1988, Texas; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas; 1990, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of Texas and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Law School: Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, J.D., 1987

College: University of North Texas, B.S., Education, 1979

Member: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association; American Bar Association; Dallas Hispanic Bar Association; Mexican American Bar Associations of Texas and Dallas (Past President); Association of Federal Defense Attorneys (AFDA).

Born: Dallas, Texas, September 19, 1955






Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 30%
    28 years
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    28 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    28 years
  4. Federal Crime: 15%
    28 years
  5. DUI & DWI: 15%
    28 years



Contingent (33-40%), Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

8 total 

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  • David Lawrence Traylor

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    David Traylor Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Richard. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


100 N. Central Expressway
Suite 800
Richardson, TX, 75080


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198808/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Nation's Top One PercentNADC National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Worldwide Registry of Distinguished Executives & ProfessionalsWorldwide Registry2015
Selected Top 100 Trial Lawyers in TexasNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Past President Mexican American Bar Association of TexasMexican American Bar Association of Texas2000
Past President - Mexican American Bar Association of DallasMexican American Bar Association of Dallas1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/APrivate Practice focusing in Criminal Defense - State & Federal1988 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
NCDD - National College for DUI DefenseMember2014 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Mexican American Bar Associations of TexasMemberN/A
Association of Federal Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
Dallas Hispanic Bar AssociationMemberN/A
ABA - American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
DCDLA - Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer AssociationMemberN/A
TDCLA - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
NACDL - National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Mexican American Bar Association of TexasPast President2000 - 2001
Mexican American Bar Association of DallasPast President1999 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Aggravated KidnappingCase No-Billed by Dallas County Grand Jury
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thurgood Marshall School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of Texas at ArlingtonMasters of Science in Social WorkMSSW1982
University of North TexasEducationBS - Bachelor of Science1979