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Brett Bonner Stalcup

Criminal defense Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1984
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Brett

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Stalcup Law provides over 30 years of experience and knowledge to represent and counsel our clients in their personal and business affairs. Our client’s interest is our highest priority. We advocate, negotiate, mediate, and litigate to achieve the greatest advantage four client’s cause.

Brett Stalcup graduated cum laude from Texas Tech University with a degree in finance. He went on to graduate from Texas Tech University School of Law in 1984 and began his law career working for the legendary Dallas County District Attorney Henry Wade.

In 1989, he went into private practice as a criminal defense lawyer. He was recognized as a leading criminal defense lawyer in 1990 after successfully litigating high profile cases such as the murder case against Dana McIntosh.

Brett was one of the founding attorneys that developed the recovery defense, a noncriminal disposition strategy, for drug and alcohol related offenses. He has in-depth knowledge of the law and the specifics of the various accredited recovery programs. He also has an understanding of the human characteristics of substance abuse and addiction. He provides each client and the client’s family with recommendations for specific accredited treatment while he prepares a strong presentation that shows the program benefits to the court.

Many of his recovery defense cases involve juvenile and young adult offenders. These cases often involve parents who are stressed to the point of divorce. Brett offers his clients more than legal advice; he offers them counseling by sharing his life experience and wisdom. Over time, as wayward youth replace their self-destructive habits with success oriented life skills and families were reconciled, Brett defined a vision for a new organization. He founded Discovery Training, a life skills organization, that he has since passed the torch on.

In 2008, he was recognized as a leading family law attorney and coach. During this time, he has practiced business law and has successfully litigated complex business, condemnation, and oil & gas cases. In one condemnation case the client was awarded $1.65 million, two times the original Texas Department of Transportation offer.

He is a respected presence in the Texas courts and provides each client facing criminal prosecution with personalized services.

In early 2014 Brett published his first book Push, that reveals some of the life lessons he’s learned in his years of practicing law.

Brett is a man of integrity and heart. He has his client’s best interest in mind and champions their case all of the way.

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Law Offices Of Brett Stalcup
3615 N. Hall Street.
Dallas, TX, 75219
Brett Bonner Stalcup
8951 Collin McKinney Parkway
McKinney, TX, 75070
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Posted by Leslie | June 22, 2021
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Getting things done
When I need an attorney to handle my legal affairs, I call Brett. I know that I can trust him to get the job done ethically. He handles the situation, and I have no worries.
Posted by Heather | January 13, 2016
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Just the Right Mix for the Right Result
When you need a good guy that isn't afraid to take on the backstreet bullies Brett Stalcup is your man. He's got the right mix of patience and assertiveness to get results and the years of experience to know when and how to use each for the best possible outcome. I've brought multiple legal matters to Brett and appreciate that he takes some on personally and refers others out based on the specifics of the case making sure our best interests are served. Brett has helped us keep an awful mess from becoming an all out disaster on more than one occasion.
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Posted by Rich | January 12, 2016
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Brett is one a "get it done lawyer" gets results. I have used Brett on several case I have come in contact with. One of the best criminal defense lawyers I've ever met. I've also used him in negotiating some contracts for me
Posted by Molly | January 11, 2016
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Very Detailed and Thorough
I hired the firm to drat an unconventional prenup. I was very pleased with the results, which were very thorough and in-depth. I'd absolutely recommend Brett and his team and would certainly consult with him again for any legal needs.
Posted by Terri Jennings | January 11, 2016
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The BEST lawyer of all!
Let me say, Brett Stalcup has been, by far the best attorney I have ever hired. He has gotten me through the MOST roughest times of my life. I am by far an angel, he has came to jail to visit me when he was hired. He has been through family court with me. He was first referred to me by a friend about 7 years ago... When I first hired him, he did everything possible to get an outcome that I was happy with. After that, I never spoke to him in a while, but that's because I wasn't getting in anymore trouble. Brett goes beyond trouble though. I hit a time where I needed to go into family court and fight for custody of a child. This guy, worked and worked, he even put a few other attorneys on the case to get the best possible outcome. He has worked on my drivers lichens to get reinstated. He has completely exceeded my expectations when it has come to a lawyer. I have delt with a handful of attorneys who will take your money and run. Brett will not do that. Brett has even traveled out of town with me for one of my cases. He got up early ... Hopped on a flight and met me down in the desired city we needed to be in. Brett will go above and beyond to make sure your needs are being taken care of. He is also very funny, I have called him crying and he makes sure to take me out of that funk! He is just a good guy all around.. Don't hesitate to ask about a case, because I can guarantee you, that he CAN do it! Brett Bonner Stalcup gets two thumbs up from me!
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Brett Stalcup
  • 1989 - 2016
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Dallas County District Attorney
  • 1984 - 1989


  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Texas Tech University
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1980


  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018


Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Series
  • Behind the Façade – How the Practice of Law Impacts the way Attorneys Handle Depression and Grief
  • 2012

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Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Friend
"I started my career working for Brett. I learned a lot about how to fully invest in getting clients their very best outcome. I also learned that Brett has an amazing ability to get referrals from everyone everywhere all the time. He has one of the broadest personal and professional networks of anybody I've ever known and is sort of a celebrity among his crowd. He's built a great practice and life by helping people not just as a lawyer but as a friend and a man of God. Brett is one of a kind and I consider myself lucky to have been exposed to how he lives and works."
Family Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly experienced, very knowledgeable and has a great reputation among the judges and his fellow lawyers in the community. He always fights hard for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brett is an excellent attorney, admired and respected in the community, and one of the best litigators I've had the pleasure of knowing. We met working on opposite sides of a divorce case about a year ago, and I've worked with him since."
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Dallas Criminal defense Lawyer Brett Bonner Stalcup
Brett Bonner Stalcup
Criminal defense Attorney
Dallas, TX
Licensed for 40 years
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