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Sallye Ann Wilton

Criminal defense Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.8   33 reviews

also known as Sallye Wilton

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  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Sallye

Learn Sallye’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Criminal defense
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    If suspected of a crime or charged with a violation of law, you may require the services of a criminal defense attorney to present your defense or negotiate a penalty. As different rules and procedures exist for different offenses, you should

    13 years, 1,000 cases

SALLYE WILTON IS THE FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE FIRM. WHAT BEGAN AS A BOUTIQUE CRIMINAL DEFENSE FIRM HAS SINCE EVOLVED INTO A FULL SERVICE LAW PRACTICE. AS AN ATTORNEY SHE IS A DYNAMIC ADVOCATE WHO REPRESENTS CLIENTS CHARGED WITH MISDEMEANORS AND FELONIES AT THE STATE LEVEL, AS WELL AS FEDERAL CASES.

Born, raised and graduated from Midland High School with honors, Sallye Wilton is a true Texas native. She continued her education earning a B.A. in Business Management, B.A. In Chemistry and a minor in Finance from Texas Sate University with honors and in the top 1% of her class.

Wanting to practice law, she went on to Southern Methodist University (SMU) where she studied at the Dedman's Scool of Law in pursuit of her Jurus Doctorat. With passion and drive, Sallye became one of the few students in the competitive pool of applicants to join the Criminal Defense Clinic. Honing and learning her courtroom skills, this is where the foundation was layed to make Sallye be the best attorney she could be.

As her studies continue, Sallye Wilton was employed at a prominent Criminal Defense Firm in Dallas, Texas as a clerk.  If that was not a heavy load to carry all at once, Sallye embarked on the adventure of joining the SMU Criminal Justice Clinic during her second and third years of law school. While at the Clinic, she provided pro bono legal Criminal Defense work to indigent clients charged with offenses in Dallas County. Adding all the ingredients of an education, the Criminal Defense Clinic, her clerkship and the Criminal Justice Clinic created a well balanced education and deep knowledge of the Dallas County Courthouse system, dynamics of trial and courtroom experience.  

After graduation, Sallye joined forces with Sheridan Lewis to begin the partnership of Lewis & Wilton LLP. What began as a boutique Criminal Defense Firm quickly grew into a full service Law Practice while still maintaining the boutique feel her clients loved.  

In 2017, Wilton decided it was time for her to start her own firm in an effort to expand the spectrum of service and practice to her clients. Wilton Law Group is a boutique Criminal Defense Firm located in Dallas, Texas. While Criminal Defense is a high area of focus for the Firm, the practice has grown to handle with successful results for its clients to areas of the l law such as Federal Law, Business Law, TABC Law, Real Estate and Estate Law. Additionally the Firm often handles civil litigation, small claims cases, DUI/DWI, small business needs and much more. Sallye practices in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Hunt, Kauffman, Parker, and Tarrant counties among other counties.

The Law Offices of Sallye Wilton, PLLC also known as Wilton Law Group and its founder Sallye Wilton is committed to offering a dedicated, personable, comprehensive aggressive strategy tailoring its methodology and approach for each client and their case or cases. Proudfully, Wilton participates in every step of the process when it comes to her clients. From the interview phase to investigation, negotiation, dispositions, courtroom and trials, Sallye is always present. 

As an attorney or lawyer (whichever term you prefer), she is a dynamic advocate who represents each client charged with all levels of cases at both the state and federal level. Sallye has  successfully obtained positive results for her clients through grand jury presentations, suppression hearings, plea agreements, and verdicts. 

With dedication to preserving and protecting each and every one of your individual rights alongside being represented by a Firm that acts quickly, ethically, aggressively and effectively from the moment you become a team and hire the Firm to be your representative, is the best possible solution you can choose when hiring a Law Firm.  

For a FREE CONSULTATION and to discuss your case and how we can be of assistance, do not hesitate to reach out to us.

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2017,2013,2012
Client's Choice
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Location

The Law Offices of Sallye Wilton, PLLC
1201 N Riverfront Blvd., Ste. 150
Dallas, TX, 75207

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer, straight to the point
She’s a great lawyer, she doesn’t beat around the bush which I LOVE. She gets straight to the point on what my options are, her opinion on the best option and then how we should approach said option(s). While being straight to the point she is not blunt and rude but rather pretty empathetic and does seem like she genuinely wants to do what’s best for you. She made things in my trial flow quickly and hassle free. Would highly recommend her
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Posted by Stanley | June 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Real Fighter!
Sallye Wilton will fight tooth and nail for her clients. No matter race, color, or national origin. Male or female. All she sees is a client needing her help. Her compassion for others in my opinion makes her a cut above in her profession. As one of her clients you will be proud and pleased to have her as your attorney.
Posted by Ismael | June 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Review on ms Wilton
Ms sallye was extremely fast and straight forward. When I told her everything I was hearing from other lawyers, she called bs and told me she could help me. I was so glad I took my time looking for a lawyer because I don’t think I could have found anyone better. I needed her counseling again and I actually gave her an extremely short notice but she tracked down persecutors and continued me w my cases. Every time I get news from her it’s always straight forward no beating around the bush, but nonetheless informative. Her payment plans are affordable and flexible for anyone wondering on that topic.
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Posted by Rudy | June 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
If you happen to find yourself facing any allegations I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Sallye Wilton, she’s the best at what she does and will fight for the best outcome in your situation. Courteous professional and will fight for you until the end.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Angel
Listen she's not to be played with!!! Sallye was my lawyer for my for my first misdemeanor offense. She handled everything very professionally and knows what shes talking about. I wasn't in the best situation I made a few mistakes that could have caused the charge to be on my record. Literally 24 hrs before my court date she got it dismissed without a conviction!! My stress levels have lifted extremely. I'm so thankful for her she had my back the whole time negative or positive. She has a great personality never made me feel uncomfortable about my situation. If you want the best results with your case I'd advise you to hire her and be honest about your situation, shes 100% on your side. Thanks again Sallye your a blessing!
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Posted by Sarah | March 21, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
SHE ROCKS
Sallye is a great attorney she is very kind helpful and has a quick response time. She was my court appointed attorney and still did her best to represent me. This was my first time ever getting in trouble and she helped prove my case and get it to where it can be expunged off of my record after the original charges filled on me were incorrect and had to be corrected. She also does not beat around the bush she is very openly spoken and that is a very good personality to have being in this line of work.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Goes above & beyond. Had the best experience and result.
We all have heard some second-hand stories about experiences with lawyers which are not the best. Either we don't get the required guidance, the result is not satisfactory or it is always impossible to get in touch with the lawyer once you hire them. My experience with Sallye was completely different. She is amazing at what she does. She met with me 2 times before I officially gave her my case. Kept me informed at every step. Ensured the case moved quickly. Advised me properly & thoroughly at each step. And got me an even better outcome than what I was expecting. She really takes care of her clients. And fights for them. For me, the best thing about working with Sallye was her transparency and prompt communication. I never had to wait for an answer. I can not recommend her enough. If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney, she is one of the best. Thank you Sallye for everything you did!!
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Posted by Su | July 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Work Sallye
Sallye is awesome!! I got in deep trouble for the first time “ever” and Sallye was appointed as my council. She rocked it…. Let just say she was able to keep my azz off 15 months of hell also known as probation. Sallye continued negotiating with the prosecutor until we found a deal that would best suit my needs. After all, I was guilty. If you’re in need of a defense attorney Sallye is “ the truth” The gal is good at what she does and she truly believes in defending ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!
I was referred to Sallye by a friend who got the best possible outcome after his case. My case was more serious, and quite complicated, however Sallye Wilton made it so I never had to stress over it or go to multiple court dates. She answered my questions diligently and made me feel assured that things would be handled, although the courts were slow because of Covid. I ended getting the best outcome I'd could ask for as well and would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Deanna | January 10, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney!
After just one consultation with Attorney Wilton it was clear she was exactly the Attorney I wanted. She treated me with respect and sincere concern for me and my case. She was upfront and honest about all potential options good and bad. She made me feel comfortable and truly CARED about me and my case and NOT just about getting the money and running. I highly recommend calling her if you're ever in need.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend!
I highly recommend Sallye! She saved me so much stress, heartache and money! She was always available to answer any question I may have had and really did her homework on my case. I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome! Sallye is a very knowledgeable awesome lawyer and went above and beyond for me...I would absolutely hire her if you are ever in need. Thank you SO much Sallye!
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely deserves 5 stars. Saved my butt.
I would recommend Sallye to anyone! Helped me with anything and everything and her assistant was super nice. I was able to get in contact if and when I needed to. She was 100% on my side and didn’t make the process confusing. All I needed to do was my part and she took care of the rest. Very satisfied.
Posted by Richard | April 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great in every way!!
I got a DWI in Collin County and began my search for a lawyer, I reviewed many leads and advice from people and friends. I called Sallye and knew she was the right one from the very beginning consultation. I was very green and nervous about my case but her advice and help throughout was top notch work! She was always available at any time for all my questions and concerns and worked to get my case settled in a timely fashion. I would highly recommend her and her office to anyone who needs help with similar cases and issues.
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Posted by LP | October 10, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An Extremely Rare Gem
Sallye is a very rare combination of excellent skill, unquestionable intelligence, flawless work ethic, and (this is the kicker) she's actually an amazing and very nice person. I've found this to be almost non existent among attorneys. She consulted on a case for me and was absolutely vital to the positive outcome. We are very grateful to her for her counsel. I have known her for 10 plus years, and I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Jess | July 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Has My back.
While my case was complicated, I do not think I could have found a better attorney/lawyer in Dallas to help me out. She has been on point from the start and I rely on her frequently. She also managed to help come up with a resolution to another caveat with my cases that forced some to be dealt with in Denton County. I am pleased with my outcome and would definitely recommend her to others and do!
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wow and I mean wow
I was just in a situation where I was facing 99 years and the state was offering 20. I fired my court appointed attorney and went with Sallye since she for lack of a better way of putting it seemed like a bad ass that knew the answer to every question I had. I probably called 100 times and every time she made herself available and reminded me that it was her job to worry about the case and she'd. E the first one to tell me when it was time for me to worry which made my life way easier whether it was som Jedi mind trick or not. She hired an investigator (included in my fee$ and by the time it was all said and done 20 years in prison turned into a not guilty at trial. I'm a single dad and have no family to speak of. I would've lost everything including my two sons if convicted. I can't thank her enough for saving myself and my family. She is truly a bamf. Do yourself a favor and hire her especially if you are in an impossible situation.
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Posted by Lamairlas | April 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in town
I am not sure how to explain Sallye, except for the best attorney I've come across. She has been a lifesaver for both of my boys for several years. I first hired her to help my son with a traffic ticket and from then on she has helped with any issues he has had and then was there to help my other son with a "school yard" fight that ended up being an assault charge and got it dismissed. She has truly been there for them both.
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Response from Sallye Wilton July 25, 2017
Thank you Lamairlas. As you know, I will always be here for you and your boys whenever you need. I am just a phone call or email away. Thank you for trusting your boys in my hands!
Posted by Pavel Chernatov | March 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
I am very happy with the service I received from attorney Wilton. This was my first time dealing with the legal system and I did not know what to do or where to turn. My fears were put to rest when a family friend recommended Mrs. Wilton. She explained everything that was going to happen and was always responsive to my questions and concerns. She took the time to explain my options so I could weigh the pros and cons of each and come to a conclusion together. I would highly recommend attorney Sallye Wilton. She was a true professional at all times and knows her way around the court system. She went above and beyond what I expected and was fair with her billing as well. -Pavel
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Posted by Moses | March 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Perfect.
Sallye has helped me with several criminal cases, ranging from misdemeanors to felonies over the last few years. Since day one, Sallye's never failed to amaze me. She answers all my questions very clearly and miscommunication has never been an issue. She provided me with a set of outcomes that were possible for my cases, and assured me that things weren't as dire as I deemed them to be. This, along her very confident and driven mentality, makes her the full package. She WILL fight for you! I would highly recommend Sallye to anyone who asked for my recommendation for a criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Ms.Wilton was an amazing attorney! She was very thourough with all of my options and the steps that were involved in my case. She was consistent and quick with any inquiries or concerns I had. She made me feel comfortable (in a not so comfortable legal situation) and always put my best interest first. I would highly recommend her to any of my friends and family!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner and Attorney
  • Wilton Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Lewis & Wilton LLP
  • 2010 - Present
  • Student Attorney/ Clinic Chief
  • SMU Dedman School of Law Criminal Clinic
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Milner Finn Price
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • Southern Methodist University
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2010
  • Texas State University-San Marcos
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007
  • Texas State University-San Marcos
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Associations

  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board Member/ Officer
  • 2021 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 2023 Super Lawyer Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2023
  • 2021 Super Lawyer Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • 2019 Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2019
  • 2018 Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2018
  • 2017 Super Lawyer Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • 2017 10 Best Criminal Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Texas
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • 2016 Super Lawyer Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2016
  • 2016 D Best Lawyers in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2016
  • 2016 Top 10 Attorney's for Client Satisfaction in Texas
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 2016 Rising Star Lawyer
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2016
  • 2016 10 Best Criminal Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Texas
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 2016 Voted Rising Star by DCDLA peers
  • DCDLA
  • 2016
  • 2015 D Best Lawyers in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2015
  • 2015 10 Best Criminal Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Texas
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 2015 Voted Rising Star by DCDLA peers
  • DCDLA
  • 2015
  • 2014 Voted Rising Star by DCDLA peers
  • DCDLA
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section Bench Bar Conference
  • Criminal Law 101: DWI, DUI, Assault, and Other Bad Behaviors
  • 2016
  • Criminal Law 101
  • Criminal Law 101
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (2)
Endorse Sallye
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. For all types of criminal cases. She is wicked smart. She knows all the players: judges and DAs. Gets fabulous plea offers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sallye is an exceptional attorney who is able to acquire exceptional results for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Not only do I consider Sallye a friend, I consider her to be one of the best criminal defense attorneys I know. Her dedication and knowledge separates her from others in this field. If I were in trouble, she'd be the first person I'd call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Wilton is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Wilton is an aggressive attorney, and I never hesitate referring a client to her!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Sallye is a true professional and zealous advocate for her clients. She is one of the few attorneys in Dallas who I would trust unconditionally to assist me in trial or with appearances/pleas. I've observed Sallye work her cases up aggressively from the very beginning of the case, and I've been incredibly impressed with her dedication and hard work. She is top notch in every way!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse Ms. Wilton. I have recommended her many times to clients seeking extraordinary help in a Criminal Matter in North Texas. I know her to be determined and relentless (ethically) in the defense of her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Criminal defense
Dallas Criminal defense Lawyer Sallye Ann Wilton
Sallye Ann Wilton
Criminal defense Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 12 years
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