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Clark Eugene Birdsall

Criminal defense Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   114 reviews
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Clark

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  1. Criminal defense
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    I specialize in serious crimes. Because I'm a serious trial lawyer, and the prosecutors know that, they tend to make better plea offers to my clients in hopes of avoiding trial.

    35 years, 5,000 cases

If I take your case, you are not just a number to me.  I take your problems and make them mine.  I will worry for your future the same as I would my own.

I specialize in serious crimes and am first and foremost a trial lawyer.  When you walk out in that courtroom and find yourself being stared down by the prosecutor and jurors, that's when you'll know you hired the right lawyer.

Back when I was a prosecutor, I recognized the unequal treatment given to people caught up in our legal system. So I helped develop the Public Integrity unit, whose mission was to establish a watch over the police and other government officials. In my 5 years as Chief of Public Integrity, I prosecuted police officers and freed wrongfully imprisoned citizens. It was my techniques that were later copied and used in the prosecutions of bad cops in the fake drug scandal and in the DNA exonerations of wrongfully jailed citizens.

I specialize in serious crimes. Because I'm a serious trial lawyer, and the prosecutors know that, they tend to make better plea offers to my clients in hopes of avoiding trial.  A few of my trials are listed below: 

 

 

   Date     Case                            Charge                                           Result

8/3/17       F14-76674      Indecency With a Child              Jury Trial - Not Guilty

11/18/16   F16-00312       Intoxication Manslaughter         Jury Probated Client Over State Objection

4/25/16     F14-55261      Continuous Sexual Assault        Jury Trial - Not Guilty

11/12/14   M13-05186     Assault/Family Violence             Jury Trial - Not Guilty

11/5/14     F14-24736      Aggravated Assault                    Grand Jury "no bill", ICE hold lifted

8/11/14     F12-57615      Murder                                       Jury Trial - Not Guilty

6/20/14     F14-33761      Murder                                       Grand Jury "no bill" 

9/12/13     F13-00497      Aggravated Robbery                 Jury Trial- Not Guilty

8/12/13    F98-67343       Murder                                      Dismissed by State 1st day of jury  trial

8/8/13      MB12-15283    Poss of Marijuana                    Motion to Suppress granted 

6/4/13      F09-35184       Sexual Assault                         Dismissed by State before trial

5/13/13     F12-60279    Deadly Conduct                         Dismissed by State 1st day of jury trial

5/6/13        F11-58026    Delivery of Meth                        Dismissed by State 1st day of jury trial

3/13/13   F11-58487    Delivery of Cocaine                     Motion to Suppress granted 

6/18/12   F11-26192    Aggravated Assault                      Dismissed by State 1st day of jury trial

5/1/12   F09-35416     Unauthorized Bounty Hunting       Dismissed by State 1st day of jury trial

4/9/12  F11-30327      Assault/Strangulation                    Dismissed by State 1st day of trial

1/17/12   F10-55676    Murder                                         Jury Trial - Hung 7 to 5 for Not Guilty, Dismissed

3/25/11     MA09-39085  Assault (Teacher against student)     Jury Trial-Not Guilty

12/07/10   004-85401-2009  Collin County) DWI .13 breath    Jury Trial-Not Guilty

  2/10/10     F0755148     Illegal Dumping                       Jury Trial-Hung Jury,  Dismissed

12/02/09   F08-50812     Aggravated Sexual Assault     Jury Trial- Not Guilty

10/31/07     F07-53082    Drug Possession     Evidence Suppressed,  Dismissed

10/19/07     F06-70435    Aggravated Sexual Assault     Jury Trial- Not Guilty

10/19/07     F06-70419   Aggravated Sexual Assault     Jury Trial- Not Guilty

4/27/07     F04-57976     Injury to a Child                       Jury Trial- Not Guilty

3/30/07     F06-72806     Drug Possession                     Evidence Suppressed, Dismissed

3/09/07     F06-87134       Murder                                   Misdemeanor Reduction

3/09/07     F06-86347         Capital Murder                     Dismissed 

2/15/07     F06-39179       Aggravated Assault               Misdemeanor Reduction

2/09/07        F05-36657     Kidnapping                           Misdemeanor Reduction

2/05/07     F04-48507       Drug Possession                   Dismissed 1st Day of Trial

1/11/07     F06-63293   Aggravated Robbery                 On 1st Day of Trial, State reduced plea bargain offer from 40 years in prison to                                                                                                probation

8/10/06     F04-00842     Aggravated Sexual Assault     Jury Trial- Not Guilty

  7/19/06     F05-53866     Aggravated Assault on Police Officer  Jury Trial- Not Guilty

  1/12/01     F99-21728     Drug Possession                   Jury Trial- Not Guilty - Biggest GHB bust in Dallas history

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Location

Law Office of Clark Birdsall
9110 Scyene Rd
Dallas, TX, 75227

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Posted by Chris | June 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer you can get in texas
Cant thank Mr birdsall enough got got me 5 years probation with no Register and also gave me the ability to be around my newborn child. This guy is the best you can get if you need help call him. He will do everything in his will. To help you. He is a honest blessing
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Impressed
Clark has an incredible amount of credibility with the courts as well as the District Attorneys in Dallas County. He is responsive, exceptionally smart, and treats each matter as if it matters - no matter the size. I’d highly recommend hiring him for any case you or your loved one’s liberty is on the line. In short, if a result is possible, Clark will make it happen, and you will find yourself thankful that you had his calm, experienced guidance making the process less stressful. I’m extremely blessed to have had a matter I was working on referred to him, and it won’t be the last.
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Posted by K. Cole | February 15, 2023
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The Goat!
Clark is the best lawyer in the city. Very professional and will do everything in his power to make sure his clients are given the representation they are seeking. The goat!
Posted by Lee Williams | October 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Miracle Worker
Mr Clark Birdsall I would recommend him to anyone that needs a criminal lawyer this man is caring & he’ll go the distance for you. I had a 2nd degree Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon & was facing 2/20 years for 3 1/2 years he battled for me to get 5yrs probation to finally getting my case (DISMISSED) God & Mr Clark is good all the time. There were some dark times during this long period of time but he stuck by me & went above & beyond to keep me out of prison & off of probation & I thank god for him! I (HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM) to anyone who needs a lawyer that they can trust. He won’t let you down & u can put all your trust in him! THANK YOU SO MUCH MR BIRDSALL FOR ALL YOU DONE IT WAS A LONG TIME COMING BUT YOU GOT THE JOB DONE BETTER THAN I EXPECTED & I REALLY TRULY APPRECIATE YOU & MAY GOD KEEP BLESSING YOU
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Posted by Maricruz pichardo | November 15, 2021
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Free of charges
Want me to thank Mr Clark for doing the impossible. Already on life time parole he clearly kept me out of prison facing a new case. Assault with a deadly weapon and on parole for murder was not going to be easy but here I am cleared of the Assault. Thank you for all your hard work
Posted by Raghav | August 30, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Raghav
Crown jewel of the legal profession. If I had to choose one person to save my life it would be Clark. His knowledge, connections with the system and empathy for his clients is impeccable. He got me out of a complicated assault case and it was solely due to his professional acumen, crystal clear advice and fantastic assessment of the situation at hand.
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2021
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Good lawyer totally recommend!!
Want to give thanks to mrs. Clark euguene for helping with my case and getting justice and walked out a free man I would totally recommend him he with get you the best deal
Posted by April | June 24, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Such a GREAT trial attorney!
I honestly didn't think Mr. Birdsall would be able to help my brother with his felony cases but he definitely proved me wrong. He's very mild mannered and a man of few words but he always a few steps ahead of everyone else. My brother insisted on going to trial on some very serious felony charges and Mr. Birdsall was up for the challenge and delivered! I would highly recommend anyone who is dealing with legal issues to give Mr. Birdsall a call asap. The sooner you call, the faster he can collect information and evidence to better your chances are of winning.
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Posted by Andre | March 11, 2021
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Great Lawyer And A MUST HIRE
I Must Say Clark Is Definitely A Man Of His Word And Will Definitely Take Your Problems Into His Hands And Make Them His Own Personal Missions This Man Went And Made These People Not Only Drop A 3rd Degree Felony To A Misdemeanor But Also Did It In Just A Month And They Had This Pending Against Me For Almost 4 Years Now I Can Continue My Life As Planned CLARK IS THE WAY TO GO!!!!!’nn
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Posted by Jay | October 21, 2020
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The best lawyer in DFW
He has been my lawyer for the past 6 years. I’ve been more than grateful to be his customer ! He has saved me over 200K and 5 years of prison time lowered to a probation of 5 years. Most likely to recommend to any family member or friend.
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The Best!!
Recently I needed to hire a criminal defense attorney and hired Clark Birdsall. Clark not only has the experience you need, but his work ethic and determination to get his client the best outcome by far exceeds most. Selecting the right attorney is extremely important, so do your research and afterwards I can assure you that you will NOT find a more suitable criminal defense attorney than Clark. Clark was able to help turn a poor choice into a positive outcome by getting the charge dismissed. Thank you Clark!
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2019
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Amazing
Ran into some trouble in Dallas. Within days I reached out to Clark for a consultation. Although he was extremely busy, he agreed to listen to my situation. The case, itself, was extremely long and tedious. Every step of the way Clark had my back, and helped me power through. We were able to get everything squared away, in what seemed like record time. Because of him - i am able to continue down the path of accomplishing my life’s dream.
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Posted by Michael | November 22, 2019
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Knowledgeable, Persevering, and Professional.
Clark Birdsall is hands down the best lawyer I have ever worked with. If your facing serious charges, having your rights stripped away, or you’re a victim of miscarriage of justice. This is your lawyer. I was facing all three in my case. I was extremely distraught at the thought of loosing my rights. He was completely undeterred. He is not your typical lawyer he does not sugar coat anything and will tell you how it is honest and upfront. My case was drug out years by the state I felt like it was never going to end. Any time I had court Birdsall was there in my defense, If I had any questions he had the answers. If I had concerns he could address them with facts and truth. Conflicting court dates because of work? Not a problem for him. I have never met such a intelligent and determined lawyer. In the end he saved me my dignity, my rights, and my freedom.
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Posted by Pete | November 1, 2019
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Best I’ve had and I had plenty
Strictly business and most important very honest and patient! He listens to you and works for you. He answers any phone calls expeditiously and won’t stop until you get the best outcome posssible!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Marta | October 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The best in the Dallas area.
I was recommended to Attorney Birdsall by another attorney I trusted. Although I was not familiar with him and was nervous about someone that I didn't know but had come highly recommended. I hired him to represent me, I can only say it was the best decision I've ever made. He would reassure me everytime I had bad thoughts of what was going to happen. He said he would do everything in his power to see me through and he did. He was placed in my path to help through a situation I never expected. I am now at ease in my life and in my future. Mr. Clark Birdsall is an attorney that goes out and does what an attorney is suppose to do for his client, whether he knows you, about you or not know you at all. He listens to you and tells you what to expect and he stands for what's right you his client. Tears of joy is what I said to him and I meant it. Thank you Mr. Birdsall!!! Marta
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2019
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BEST LAWYER EVER
Clark is the best lawyer !!! He helped me a lot . He is Very hardworking professional. I got charged with a aggravated Assault body insured and brought it down with a misdemeanor. If it wasn’t for him I would so be in jail . He fought for my case and I thank him a lot .
Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Beyond thankful
Clark was able to consolidate two class A misdemeanors into one class C that was then dropped after completion of a course designed to help with relationships. We will forever be grateful for his services. Excelsior!
Posted by Je'Von | May 23, 2019
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Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Thanks Clark for everything you accomplished thru the courts that yielded incredible results and outcome. Your work ethic is amazing as well as your professionalism and savvy. Thanks a million for your effort and energy. 10 years Deferred Adjudication Probation on the 3rd offense, which was later terminated after 2 years on probation.
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Posted by Ruby Osorio | December 14, 2018
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Excellent JOB
He did what he said and more for me , absolutely one of the best decisions for me and my husband was hiring CLARK BIRDSALL ,I'm still in shock for the great outcome thank you for all the hard work and dedication.
Posted by PATTI | September 19, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
AWESOME!!
This man is amazing and awesome,,u can't go wrong with him...... This attorney is brilliant and I thank God for sending him to me and my family ....we are so very pleased thank you again Mr. Birdsall's
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Sole Practitioner
  • Law office of Clark Birdsall
  • 2001 - Present
  • Felony Chief
  • Dallas County District Attorney
  • 1989 - 2001

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Illegal Voting State v. Rosa Maria Ortega
  • Trainwreck
  • Assault Family Violence
  • Not Guilty
  • Murder State v. Marulanda
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Board Certified - Criminal Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Book award
  • University of Toledo
  • 1980
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Clark is an exceptional attorney who produces incredible results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clark is an outstanding advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Clark is a brilliant lawyer and dedicated to his clients. His experience as a former prosecutor gives him insight in effectively handling criminal defense."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clark is a very intelligent and highly respected lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clark Birdsall is the lawyer you go to when you're facing tough charges. He is an excellent trial attorney whose tenacity and preparation has led to acquittals on even the most serious charges. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Clark. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Clark is the best trial attorney I know. Any time I have an issue, I know he has the answer. He has the experience and the tenacity to get the best results for his clientele."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Clark Birdsall for many years and he is a highly professional and competent criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clark is a former prosecutor and a well-respected member of the Dallas legal community. He is known for his aggressive defense of his clients. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Clark is one of the best lawyers around both in the courtroom and outside of it. He knows how to get things done, and, if necessary he will go to trial. He has a successful track record of Not Guilty verdicts on all types of cases, ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Clark at the Dallas County Public Defender's Office. When I had questions or needed advice on a case, I went to Clark because he was then and still is a very smart and experienced lawyer. I recommend and endorse him whole-heartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Clark on several cases. Clark is very diligent and hard working attorney.Clark has a great legal mind. I consider Clark one of the best trial lawyers in Texas. I highly recommend him."
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