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Brian Richard Gray

Criminal defense Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   10 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1997
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I have handled more than 2,000 criminal cases, and won dozens of trials, obtained hundreds of dismissals, including 3 murders, many dozens of aggravated felonies, and 24 felony dismissals in 2009 in Dallas County alone. A record?

    26 years, 2,100 cases

  2. Personal injury
    After graduating from the University of Texas School of Law, I took a position with Liberty Mutual Legal and inherited a caseload of over one hundred personal injury lawsuits and workers compensation cases. In two years at Liberty I tried more than a dozen jury trials and never lost more than $1 dollar in non-economic damages, even where economic damages were awarded in three of those cases. I currently keep a few civil cases going for defendants on hourly basis, or plaintiffs with good cases.

    26 years, 385 cases

I am a second-generation Dallas criminal lawyer.  I began watching my father, Ed Gray, try cases when I was very young and watched my first murder trial when I was 10 years old.  It was a Not Guilty verdict, after which the jury came out of the box and hugged the Defendant who had been protecting his property from a burglar when he shot him 6 times.  I knew then that criminal defense law was what I wanted to do.  What could be better than defending an innocent person from the forces of evil and unjust prosecution.

My father Ed is a legendary Dallas criminal lawyer who won 99% of his cases as a prosecutor, and most of his cases as a defense lawyer.  One notable case that he lost was The State of Texas v. Richard Miles.  That conviction was eventually overturned after Centurian Ministries and The Innocence Project uncovered evidence not turned over to the Defense, which proved that Richard Miles was innocent  This encouraged my father to write the book entitled Henry Wade's Tough Justice:  How Dallas County Presecutors Led the Nation in Convicting the Innocent.

In 1997 I graduated from The University of Texas School of Law, the finest law school in the Southwest.  I began my carrer as a civil trial attorney, and was fortunate to spend most of my time either in trial, or depositions, mediations, etc.  After a few years fighting over $$$, I decided that there was nothing civil about civil law practice, and felt like I would be happier defending people's liberty than their money or the insurance company's money.  I joined my father's criminal practice in 2004 and never looked back.

Since the I have handled more than one thousand criminal cases.  In 2009 alone  I obtained 24 dismissals in felony cases against my clients in Dallas County, and won 2 felony trials with Not Guilty verdicts.  I attribute this kind of success to the attitude that my father and I always tried to bring to the courthouse.  Every one at the courthouse knows that I will fight until my last breath, and make an enemy of the Judge or the D.A. if necessary to obtain a just outcome for my clients.

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Law Office of Brian R. Gray
4131 N. Central Expressway
Suite 680
Dallas, TX, 75204

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Posted by Demi | June 13, 2024
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He’s the best !
A couple years or so ago, my now ex-boyfriend was looking at $100,000 bond and possibly not being out for Christmas, well he worked a miracle and made sure he was home before Christmas Day and didn’t burn our pockets either ! I still stay in contact with him to this day and if I have any questions or concerns he is always so honest and gives the best advice to help me no matter what ! He is very good with communication even though he is a busy and hard working man !
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Posted by Marshall adams | November 10, 2021
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Marshall adams
I'm very pleased with my lawyer he a very mentally tough guy and I have and up.ost respect for a man who stand on his word Mr gray took my case and made me feel very comfortable with doin so best lawyer in town hands down thank you Mr gray
Posted by Laterricca Smith | February 6, 2018
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Best professional attorney
I was so blessed and thankful to find Mr. Gray. He travel 2 hours from where he was located to defend me. I was facing 2 years in jail where I would be away from my children and family. He manage to get my case dropped to a misdemeanor with only 8 days in jail. He’s truly a miracle worker. He not only faught for me but for my husbands as well who was facing 1 years of state jail and he managed to get him of home with us and not serve a day in jail. Thank you for all your hard work he is truly one of the best and you won’t be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2017
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A credit to his profession
I can't say enough about how fortunate I am to have met and hired Brian Gray. I went with him after firing a super expensive attorney who was very ineffective and disappointing. Brian was always accessible he listened to all my concerns and suggestions becoming very familiar with the specifics of my case quickly and was candid and creative with his advice creating a sense that it was a collaborative effort with a true expert to achieve justice for me and my family. When I needed him again years later he not only remembered me and my case but he was just as effective as before and got 2 felony cases dismissed without me being there. When other attorneys, probation officers, police, even judges look at my record they have expressed surprised that Ive never done prison time. I've been somewhat fortunate and very blessed, but also I found a really good attorney and that's a big deal because there are a lot of horsetraders out there. Ive met some really bs attorneys state and federal and a bad attorney is like being in a boxing match and being punched in the back of your head by your cornerman, it like your coach telling the other team your plays, it's a travesty of justice. Having someone you can trust to be a true professional, to be fearless yet prudent is truly priceless. As I said I can't say enough about Brian because he's proven himself on multiple occasions to be an exceptional attorney. When my arrest was in the Dallas morning News it mentioned that every case I've had has been dismissed (I'm sure Brian will show you the article) thats all because of Brian.
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Posted by R. Espino | November 2, 2013
a great help
I was sitting in court waiting for hours upon hours to get in front of the judge after being left high and dry by my previous attorney when Mr. gray sat next to me and began talking to me; after a while we began discussing my case and without even being hired he began finding out information about my case got me an appointment with the judge and informed me about my case more than my previously hired attorney!! He was awesome, very helpful very down to earth and easy to talk to. I will definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a competent attorney. - Rosa
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Posted by Daniel | January 25, 2013
Brian is Best! Got a DWI? Enlist Him! The Man Performs Miracles!
Brian Gray took a DWI case that was shaky at best and turned it into a no-brainer! My video was nothing I wanted anyone to see. Something that made me cringe in the courtroom. However, Brian was able to assuage my fears with his sharp wit, stalwart logic and fierce courtroom performace. I went from feeling doomed before the beginning of the trial to almost feeling sympathy for the prosecution at its close. It must have been a humbling experience for the team. If there is a hole to be found or an angle to be worked, do not fear - Brian's already doing it. The man is worth every penny I paid him. I highly recommend him to you or anyone you know that is unfortunately going through the same bit of hell. Thank you, Brian!
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Posted by Bill | January 16, 2012
I recommend Bryan Gray
Bryan got my felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor with a fine I could live with and only 24 hours defered ajudacation!He also got me probation on a DUI charge I can live with (2 years) even thought it was my second and I was twice the legal limit.
Posted by Tim | January 12, 2012
I recommend Mr. Gray, He got my son's case dismissed!
Mr. Brian Gray, went to bat for my son, in gathering data that he would need to fight for my teenage son's charge. Brian was able to successfully negotiate with the DA's office, and keep my son out of jail. Also, he was able to bring this to a successful resolution, getting the charges Dismissed w/ Restitution, which I believe was fair for all parties involved. Mainly, my son's (childhood foolishness, landed him an assault charge) which Mr. Gray negotiated to dismissal, which is what we wanted - due to the nature of the incident that lead to him being charged. My kid’s record is now clear. We are happy clients.
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Posted by Mark | January 10, 2012
Brian Gray Won My Case!
Took my case to trial and got a not guilty verdict. All charges dropped. Very professional, reasonable and just a nice guy.
Posted by David | May 31, 2011
Brian Gray fought hard for me and won my case.
I was wrongfully accused of a DWI and Brian Gray basically did what the police would not do. He investigated the case and brought evidence to the DA which persuaded them to dismiss the case. If you have been accused of a case which is not true, I highly recommend him.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Brian R. Gray
  • 2000 - Present
  • Trial Counsel
  • The Law Office of Dale F. Crowder
  • 1998 - 2000


  • University of Texas
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Possession of Controlled Substance 4g-200g w/ Intent to Distribute
  • Case Dismissed


  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Kay M. Nolen Presidential Scholarship in Law
  • University of Texas School of Law
  • 1995

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (21)
Endorse Brian
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Brian is an exceptional attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Friend
"Brian Gray is a 2nd generation criminal defense lawyer in Dallas. That means he's seen enough for two careers and knows how to cut through courthouse BS. Brian is super intelligent with a truly impressive breath of knowledge on a broad range of subjects. That matters in any kind of trial work, but especially criminal. Brian represents his clients shoulder to shoulder the way you'd want if you were heading into battle. I think he'd actually enjoy it if fist fighting was legal in court. If you want an excellent lawyer who can't be fooled, Brian Gray is it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian Gray is a phenomenal trial lawyer. He has great passion and his knowledge of the law is most impressive. I have know Brian for years and I am always impressed with how much he cares about his clients and getting a good result. He has truly dedicated his life to helping people. Brian’s father was a legendary criminal defense attorney in Dallas, so he had the best of mentors. Brian is the type of lawyer that can find the arcane and little known laws to help his client. One on one, he is most generous in helping other lawyers and is an inspiration. I highly endorse Brian Gray."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an excellent criminal defense attorney, who works hard for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian Gray is a bulldog. He leaves no stone unturned when fighting for his clients. If there is a way to beat a case, Brian will find it. He is respected by judges, prosecutors, fellow defense attorneys and, of course, his clients, because he gives his all on every single case. I do not hesitate to recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is one of the brightest young lawyers in Dallas. His zeal and determination set him above the average lawyer. When he takes a case, he takes it to WIN and uses every effort to achieve that purpose."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is a fearless attorney who is not afraid to hit the State's case head on. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is one of the most tenacious lawyers I have ever met. You'll be in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is one of the most zealous criminal defense lawyers in the courthouse. You can be assured he will investigate the facts and details and apply them to the law of an alleged offense before advising the next step an accused person should take. He is definitely not a "plea" lawyer. If there is a possible path to a dismissal or "not guilty" verdict, he will pursue it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an exceptional lawyer who gets excellent results for his clients. His passion for those he represents is unparalleled. I not only endorse this lawyer but highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nobody fights harder for their clients than Brian Gray. He is a tireless advocate for the accused, and no prosecutor is thrilled to see him on the other side of the docket, because they know it's going to be a full-out war. He seems to get more cases dismissed in a year than some defense lawyers get in a career!"
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