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William David Burrows

DUI and DWI Attorney at Richardson, TX

5.0   132 reviews

also known as David Burrows

  • Licensed for 43 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1980
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    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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VOTED ONE OF THE BEST LAWYERS IN DALLAS - D MAGAZINE!

Only lawyer in Texas to have received 3 NOT GUILTY jury verdicts (all DWI cases) in one week.

David is a graduate of Southern Methodist University - Phi Beta Kappa - and Baylor Law School. He is a frequent speaker on DWI issues and a sought-after lecturer across the State of Texas on all phases of the defense of DWI. His expertise and trial tactics have been proven in the court room. • Voted one of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by his peers in D Magazine! • 2015 PRESIDENT: TEXAS DWI LAWYERS ASSOCIATION • 2015 David Burrows Presents: DWI WINNING TACTICS • 2014 VICE PRESIDENT: TEXAS DWI DEFENSE LAWYERS ASSOCIATION • FACULTY MEMBER: TEXAS STATE BAR CLE EDUCATION PROGRAM 2014 • FACULTY MEMBER: CENTER FOR AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL LAW

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
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Location

David Burrows
100 North Central Expressway
Suite 805
Richardson, TX, 75080

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Puthen | August 2, 2018
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David was a God-send
I was stopped for DWI in Collin County. Initial charge was that I changed lanes without signalling - which was true - and that I was swerving in the lane - which was false (as even the videos showed later). It was a Saturday night and the cops were obviously looking for drunk drivers (like they should). It was the last few days of the month - I do not know if this was a factor. I hired one lawyer for handling the case, but in a couple of weeks, discovered that he/his firm was very shoddy in its practices. They did not file proper ALR hearing request, but upon my follow-up on this, pretended that they did - by showing me what was obviously to me a fake document. My *guess* is that they fooled a lot of clients in this manner. Sad to see that there are unethical lawyers like this. I searched online, found David Burrows and interviewed him, among others. Right off the bat, I could make out that David was honest and ethical, would fight for his client and not just try to make money of the case and not care what happened to his client. I decided to hire him as my lawyer. It was the best thing I did in this whole ordeal. David was, simply put, awesome from beginning to end. Whenever I met with him, it was more like meeting with a friend rather than with a lawyer. I always felt like he would do the maximum he can to win the case. David advised me on how to get a copy of my records from the police department (all the videos etc.) and reviewed them multiple times while we were waiting for the blood test police report to come through. He also helped me get an ODL (Occupational Driver's License) so I could continue driving for work for the next six months. My blood test results had came in below the threshold of 0.08, but the county decided to file a DWI case anyway (interesting that they can do that even when it is below the legal limit.) Through the following months, David met with me many times and reviewed the case. He advised me that getting a blood re-test might be helpful, and I decided to opt for that. It was good advice - the results came in 16% lower than the previous and helped cement my case. When the case came up for pre-trial he discussed with me the options of going for a judge-trial or a jury-based trial. I let him be the judge on that decision as I had no prior experience in this matter. We went with the judge trial and it took may be 15-20 minutes for the judge to dismiss the case. David was a god-send as far as I am concerned. I had never known him before this case but I would unhesitatingly refer him to others.
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Posted by Sergey | June 5, 2018
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The best DWI lawyer possible
Would I recommend David Burrows to represent other people in DWI cases? The simple answer is yes based on my "Not Guilty" verdict in a complicated case in Collin county. But there is more... I had several lawyers in my life. You do not have to be a criminal person but you may still need a lawyer to handle complicated matters. All of the lawyers I had before did not want to waste their time listening for the details I thought are relevant. All of them - but not David. He went an extra mile, spent tremendous amount of his time to listen attentively to all things I thought are important. Not all of them actually were and he carefully selected what will work in my favor. He was the easiest person to reach any day and always ready to review all the things we discussed. It was a great pleasure to have a person on your side who is willing to understand every single detail. Based on the facts he developed a winning strategy that really worked. He was fantastic in his selection of the jury finding the right people who will understand all the details of the case favorably presented by him to the court. His final arguments nailed it. Bottom line: He was the best lawyer I ever met and it was the best experience to have a person on your side who is so professional, easy to reach, attentive to all details, and knowing how to win the case. It was a blessing that I was referred to Mr. Burrows and it had a great positive outcome in my case.
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Posted by Zaid | May 16, 2024
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Reasonable and honest
I hired David for my DWI out of Collin County. He’s usually working out of McKinney court house and have great relationships there. His fees are very reasonable, I ended up pleading guilty but the consequences were less severe. I also hired him to file for early termination of probation. I had a 6 years probation sentence which I have completed 2 years of. With the help of David we filed a motion for early termination of probation and it was granted. David will stay in contact with you via text messages all the time.
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Posted by Brian | April 29, 2024
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The Best DWI Attorney - Hands Down!
Mr. Burrows was exceedingly professional throughout the entire process. He always kept me informed about what to expect, when to expect it, and how best to navigate through each step along the way. When I emailed or called with questions, he responded promptly every time and fully answered my questions. It is obvious that he truly cares about his clients and gets the results they are looking for. Look no further, this is the man you want to help you through your DUI/DWI case.
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Posted by Adam | March 27, 2024
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The search stops with David
David is the most genuine, caring lawyer that I think anyone could ask for. He has the best action for attack and is beyond knowledgeable. A true expert in the field. Let’s just say he put an end to a headache dealing with the courts. 10 out of 10 recommend. The search for a lawyer stops with Mr. David Burrows.
Posted by Jason | January 19, 2024
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Worth every penny!
David worked with me and on my case for over a year, eventually ending with a plea deal. DUI charges dropped. He is very knowledgeable about all details and technicalities and not shy about filing motions using the technicalities of the law. Paid off big time for me. He charges a flat fee 1 time charge. If paid hourly it would have cost me double. He was attentive and interested in every detail of my case. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!
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Posted by David | November 15, 2023
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Best lawyer in Dallas
David Burrows is by far the most experienced and hardworking lawyer you can find in the DFW metroplex. He worked miracles for my DWI cases and was able to help me out tremendously with avoiding jail time and getting the best deal I could get given my circumstances. I would absolutely recommend Mr. Burrows to any and everyone that needs legal assistance. He will work wonders for you and he is by far your best option!
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Posted by Anthony | November 10, 2023
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He’s Simply The Best
When I first met Mr. Burrows, I was going through a rough time in my life. I got 2 DWIs, and an evading charge in a matter of 5 months. I felt helpless and at my lowest. Since the very beginning, he assured me he was going to try his best and that everything was going to be alright. Anytime I would call, he would always answer. If he couldn't, his team would reach out to me and they were always so respectful to me. Mr. Burrows referred me to some groups that would not only help the case, but also help me start my journey of sobriety. I can't thank him enough for that. When arriving to court, I couldn't help but notice how respected he was. I was facing 5 years in prison, and Mr. Burrows got me down to probation and some community service. I recommend him to anyone that's facing a DWI. He's simply the best.
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Posted by Gabriel | October 13, 2023
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Best Lawyer Hands Down!
From day 1 Mr. Burrows made me feel like everything was going to be ok. Getting a DWI can be overwhelming and Mr. Burrows made the process peaceful, comfortable, and reassuring. When it was all said and done, Mr. Burrows pulled away with a no DWI charge! When I say he is the best, that’s an understatement. He gets 10 stars in my book.
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Posted by Nathan | October 5, 2023
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Dui= This lawyer
Coming from having to hire lawyers on different occasions this lawyer is BY FAR, the expert on drinking offenses. From day 1 treated me with respect and reassurance that he would do everything he could to help out. I was so close to literally picking a name out of a hat because I had no luck in the past and really had lost faith in lawyers. David is great at his job and known for being one of the best in the business. Trust me or don't. Either way I'm the one that had my charges DISMISSED, how will your story end?!
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Posted by Cody | September 18, 2023
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Amazing Lawyer
Absolutely the most professional, courteous, and knowledgeable lawyer I've ever had the pleasure of meeting or being represented by. Mr. David explained things to me in a way I was able to understand, gave me clear and expert advice, and overall made my legal proceedings as painless as possible. I cannot recommend him enough, 10/10, 5 stars, thank you Mr. David.
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Posted by Edwin | September 1, 2023
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Best Lawyer in Texas
Mr.William David burrows got my felony dismissed which is not only great it’s outstanding this is the second case he’s helped me with and with both I have been very satisfied. If you are looking for a lawyer I personally recommend him.
Posted by Sophie | September 1, 2023
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Best lawyer I’ve had
David was amazing every step of this very stressful road. If you want a lawyer who is honest, communicates and cares, absolutely give David a call. I got the best possible outcome when we went to my court case. He won’t let you down!
Posted by Navneeth | July 27, 2023
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Amazing and Brilliant DWI Defense Lawyer
I was refferred to Mr. Burrows by a close friend to defend my case. Mr. Burrows was very professional, articulate and brilliant from the very first meeting we had for this case. He clearly explained the process, the next steps and overall case. He explained clearly the strong points of the Defense case and also gave honest feedback on any of the weaker points of the case. Mr. Burrows is very knowledgeable in the BAC part of the DWI Defense case. And he requested the court for an independent analysis of the BAC , which came lower than the original analysis. And which helped us a lot in the Defense case. Overall, Mr. Burrows is an incredible and brilliant Defense Lawyer and a genuine person. I would very highly recommend him as a DWI Defense Lawyer.
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Posted by Helen | June 30, 2023
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Phenomenal Person and AMAZING DWI/DUI Lawyer!
In July of 2022 some friends and I gathered at a restaurant for a farewell dinner to celebrate our friend of 14 years. Said our solemn goodbyes while trying to holdback tears. On my way home I was pulled over by 2 police in a Rockwall PD SUV. Had no idea they were after me and was trying to get out of their way. I then realized they were after me, turned into a safe parking lot that I knew of , in order not block traffic or create any mishaps. Officers ordered me out of the car and begin questioning me on why I didn’t pull over sooner and where I had been. They then began to order me to complete a series of sobriety tasks. I then let them know that there were certain walking tasks that I would not be able to complete due to a foot and ankle problem incurred due to an accident year and a half prior to what was about to be my arrest. Pointed out the massive amount of swelling with my foot and ankle. They said they would modify my tasks and they did so. I followed their directions as best as I could with while I could hear and see a bunch of commotion, voices and and 2 more police cars pull up. I was handcuffed put in the police car and asked if I would consent to. Breathalyzer Test, I agreed, then they told me they didn’t have one & would I agree to a blood test and told me I was going to jail anyway. I declined the test, as I didn’t want to spend what (in my eyes) could be a week in jail or however long it took them to get the result back. I thought I had passed their tests and after saying the alphabet, one of the officers said loudly “perfect”! Come to find out later as I was reading the arresting information Mr. Burrows collected, and in that report said I sang my Alphabet. Body-cam showed other wise, as my attorney David Burrows so clearly pointed out in court. He also pointed out that some of the other tests they ordered me to complete were not standardized tests and it was only an “opinion” if I passed the non-standardized tests. Mr. Burrows also provided and pointed out to the jury a few other incorrect /inconsistencies he found in the written statements the arresting officer made in the police report. Mr. Burrows brought all those facts, my testimony and the testimony of 2 others together in his closing statement. After deliberation the jury unanimously came to the conclusion of NOT GUILTY of the charges brought before them. Had I NOT taken the advice of my friend, whom had hired David Burrows 23 years prior to my incident my life would have taken on a totally, unforeseen trajectory. Mr. Burrows is an incredible attorney, asked me, my husband and witnesses the right questions and pointed out things & actions I took that were crucial to winning the case against me. Mr. Burrows stayed on top of information and dates, kept me informed on what steps needed to be taken, what information i needed to provide and consulted with my husband and I in his office several times. He sat with us a we reviewed Body-cam video, asked about info the body-cam provided. He remained positive about the case for the entire 11 months it took to get to trial and kept reassuring me I was not going to jail! My friend of a couple years gave me the BEST advice in something she experienced 23 years ago and has never forgotten Mr. Burrows and what he did for her. I can’t thank either of them enough.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2023
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Best of the best!
Mr Burrows and his staff were great to work with. They put my biggest fears at ease from the get go and navigated me through the process, taking care of all the heavy lifting. Mr Burrows worked hard for me and negotiated terms with a better outcome than I expected. He and his team were understanding, knowledgeable and went above and beyond.
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Posted by Patrick | May 24, 2023
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Simply the Best!
David is a great attorney to work with. He is very detailed oriented and understands the law inside and out. I walked into his office with a DWI charge and walked out with a traffic citation.
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2023
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Great Lawyer
David was a life saver for me. I got my first DWI and I was scared to death. He was very attentive and made the whole process less stressful. Also he got me an amazing deal. The lowest possible probation and fine. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs an attorney for a DWI. He is the best!
Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2023
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Best recommendation and lawyer around!
David was very receptive and understanding to my situation during the consultation. Once hired, he was very diligent and provided timely, excellent resources throughout the entire process. Given his guidance and support, we were able to lower my offense and probation above my expectations! I am very happy with my experience with David, and highly recommend!
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Posted by Pearl | May 16, 2023
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Best Lawyer
David made the whole process comfortable and calm. Had a DUI in Collin County which is one of the most difficult county’s to win a case in. Mr Burrows had great knowledge that made me feel at ease throughout the trial. Got a not guilty verdict and the charge expunged off my record. Would highly recommend Mr Burrows to anyone else in this situation wanting to go to trial.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • David Burrows Attorney at Law
  • 1980 - Present

Education

  • Baylor University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Southern Methodist University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jury Trial: 0.23 Blood Test
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • Texas DWI Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Texas DWI Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 2014 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Superior Achievement Award
  • Texas DWI Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Texas DWI Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Best of Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2014
  • Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2012
  • Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2011
  • Best DWI Attorney
  • Dallas Observer
  • 2005
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Publications

  • DVD Series
  • DWI TRIAL CLIENT & WITNESS PREPARATION
  • 2008
  • DVD Series
  • VOIR DIRE
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • David Burrows Presents: DWI WINNING TACTICS
  • Burrows Method of DWI Voir Dire
  • 2015
  • CENTER FOR AMERICAN AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
  • Dynamics of Jury Selection
  • 2015
  • ARLINGTON
  • Jury Selection
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David Burrows is one of the best dwi lawyers in the Dallas area."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked on cases with David Burrows since 1981. I have watched him perfect his skills until he is acknowledged by his peers as the expert in DWI jury selection. He has consistently won more DWI trials in a single year than most other lawyers win in an entire career. I urge anyone who is looking for a DWI attorney to go watch him in trial. He will probably have several cases set for trial on any given Monday morning. See for yourself."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. I have learned a great deal from him and would heartily refer anyone to him. He is one of the most respected DWI attorneys in the nation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an excellent DWI trial lawyer, who speaks frequently at seminars. Highly recommended."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. One of the best DWI defense lawyers in the state. Respected by prosecutors and judges."
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Richardson DUI and DWI Lawyer William David Burrows
William David Burrows
DUI and DWI Attorney
Richardson, TX
Licensed for 43 years