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David Lawrence Traylor

Criminal defense Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    We handle many types of cases which carry criminal penalties including felonies and misdemeanors as well as class C misdemeanors. We handle jail release, lifting of warrants and representation of criminal defendants.

    29 years, 7,000 cases

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    25%

    29 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    23%

    29 years

  4. Credit card fraud
    2%

    29 years

A proud Texan, David L. Traylor was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, but from the age of 18 months has lived in Dallas. Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of North Dallas, it was a different time; a time when kids spent most of their time outdoors, free to roam neighborhoods and go where they pleased. A kid’s bike was his “car” and his freedom. Friends and siblings could pedal as far as they wished long as they could make it home by dark. He’s seen the city and the surrounding towns experience tremendous growth and change. But to him, what hasn’t changed are the feelings of freedom, undying positivity and possibility.

Those feelings have never left him and remain a big part of what drives him to help others. He feels people should be free to enjoy their surroundings and continue to progress in their lives. And if they stumble, he’s honored to be called upon to help them keep that freedom. He enjoys helping clients put their problems behind them to return to their normal lives.

He is an alumnus of Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas, Southern Methodist University (SMU) and The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). He earned a degree in Economics and Finance at UTD before returning to SMU to earn his law degree.

Mr. Traylor has been recognized by his peers with the highest possible rating, ‘AV Preeminent’ in ethical standards and legal ability through Martindale-Hubbell, a recognition that only a small percentage of lawyers ever attain. He has earned a 10.0 out of 10.0 rating on Avvo and received their Client Choice Award in 2014. He was recognized in 2015 as one of the Three Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Dallas by .

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Location

The Traylor Law Firm
The Adolphus Tower
1412 Main St Ste 611
Dallas, TX, 75202-4014

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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Posted by Tom | January 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gave me the will to keep going
David not only helped me get through several legal issues, but went above and beyond, advising and helping me navigate through my difficult situation at home. I wouldn't be here, if it weren't for David. He's much more than an excellent attorney and advocate. He will not give up on a case, and more importantly, he will never give up on you. Thank you, David.
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Response from David Traylor February 3, 2019
Kind words. Thank you, Tom.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Violated DD on 2 counts with a new speeding charge, cases dismissed!
I came to Mr. Traylor with a Speeding charge, and a Violation of promise to appear both were on Deferred Disposition that I had just violated with another speeding charge. I had no hopes of keeping anything off my record, but he emailed me after court to tell me that the 2 previous cases were conditionally dismissed, as long as I could sucessfully complete deferred on the latest ticket. WOW! Miracle worker! Nothing on my record, and I won't be speeding anymore thats for sure, thank you Mr. Traylor!!
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Posted by Heather | December 11, 2014
Quick and courteous
David gave me clear legal guidance within an hour of contacting him. I was referred to him by several friends, and was not disappointed. I will definitely contact him for legal matters in the future.
Response from David Traylor February 18, 2016
Sometimes advice is all you need. I like it when cases melt away for people. We don't make any money on that, but it's far better for the client.
Posted by Tom | December 10, 2014
Someone you can trust
I have known David most of my life and can say with out hesitation he is the real deal. I have solicited legal advice from David and he was straightforward and extremely helpful. If you are looking for a great lawyer with the skills to back you up give him a call. One of the good ones out there.
Response from David Traylor February 18, 2016
Thanks, Tom.
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2014
Great Lawyer!
David was very up front and honest about what I was facing. He never tried to scare me like a couple of lawyers I had called first. He gave me all my options, told me what it would cost and when I paid him he took over. The thing I most liked is that I could call his office and get answers to my questions when I'd start to worry. Since I had never been in trouble before I probably had a lot more questions than he was used to but he was very patient and understanding. When we finally got to the last court date we ended up getting the best of the options he had first explained so I was very happy about that. The whole case was very stressful and embarrassing but his help and the help of his office took a lot of the worry and fear away. I hope I never get wrapped up in any trouble ever again but if I do, I have his number in my phone.
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Response from David Traylor February 18, 2016
Glad you're happy. This stuff is expensive and stressful enough without your lawyer trying to scare you.
Posted by Candice | January 22, 2014
David Traylor is the Best!
I am so pleased with The Traylor Law Firm. David Traylor did an awesome job and got my case dismissed. Thank you so much! I recommend him to everyone. If you are looking for a professional attorney who knows how to make it happen then David Traylor is your guy! Thanks again!
Response from David Traylor July 20, 2016
Thank you for the kind words. I really enjoyed seeing you walk out of the courtroom happy.
Posted by Lorraine | January 22, 2014
Excellent and Conscientious Lawyer
Mr. Traylor has helped several of my family members over the past ten years with everything from aggravated robbery to traffic tickets. We've always been very happy with his services which is why we keep using him. He shows up on time, he's very polite and professional, and he always seems to get a good result, often better than we expected. I think it's important to have an attorney who cares because this also shows in court and in dealing with the prosecutors.
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Response from David Traylor January 29, 2014
Thank you for this. Though, your kids seem to be doing well and not needing our help as much. Hope that continues and they build solid foundations and families.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Disappointment
I am very very disappointed in David and his law firm. He is good at taking your money and not doing any work. His communication skills are very bad to say the lease. Would not refer anyone to this man or his law firm. Look else were and stay away.
Response from David Traylor September 18, 2021
It's unfortunate this platform permits anonymous and unverified reviews. Anonymous reviews deny the reviewed party the opportunity to properly investigate and respond. I don't know who you are, what you claim to have paid, or whether any work at all was performed.
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Cost

Rates
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Traylor Law Firm
  • 1995 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Stalcup and Casterline
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Law Clerk
  • The State of Hawaii Office of the Attorney General
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Law Clerk
  • The State of Hawaii Office of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
  • 1992 - 1992
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Education

  • Southern Methodist University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Texas at Dallas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Resisting Arrest - Dismissed
  • Dismissed
  • Failure to Stop and Render Aid - Dismissed
  • Dismissed
  • Evidence Suppressed - Manufacturing with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance
  • Case dismissed
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Dallas Municipal Justice Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States District Court, Northern District
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • D Best Lawyers - Criminal Defense
  • D Magazine
  • 2020
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2019
  • D Best Lawyers - Traffic Tickets
  • D Magazine
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • 3 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Dallas, Texas
  • threebestrated.com
  • 2016
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2015
  • 3 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Dallas, Texas
  • threebestrated.com
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2015
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2014
  • Client Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2014
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2013
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2005
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2004
  • Best Lap
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Dallas Morning News
  • Murder Suicide After Acquittal
  • 1995
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Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (88)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an excellent lawyer with great integrity. I have been referring criminal cases to him for the last 15 years. The feedback I have received has been 100% positive. When I refer a case to David, I know the client will be taken of in every aspect."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known him for many years as a hard working attorney who is always seeking the best possible result for his clients. He stands up for his clients from beginning to end."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Traylor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am very happy to endorse David as a good choice for a criminal defense attorney, or any other legal matter he handles. He is a very sharp guy, well-liked, and easy to deal with. I would not hesitate to recommend him to friends and/or family."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is an excellent attorney who is well-regarded by his peers, prosecutors, and judges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is an excellent and dedicated attorney. He works tirelessly for his clients and has great results. I have no hesitation in endorsing him."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Other
"Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a great lawyer who provides effective representation for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is very knowledgeable and caring. You can't go wrong with him"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Traylor takes initiative and files motions and other pleadings raising issues when some attorneys often do not bother. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney David Traylor. He is knowledgeable and is a strong advocate, committed to protecting his clients rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a hard working criminal defense attorney, and he is well respected throughout the Dallas legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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