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John Warren Raggio

Criminal defense Attorney at Dallas, TX

5.0   31 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 2 years
    Florida - FL 3 years
    Missouri - MO 13 years
    Texas - TX 20 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2020
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About John

Learn John’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    Dallas Criminal Defense, Criminal Lawyer, Felony Defense, Misdemeanor Defense, Sex Crime Defense, DWI Defense, Assault Family Violence Defense

    21 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    15%

  3. Child custody
    10%

  4. Divorce and separation
    10%

  5. Family
    10%
    Divorce, Child Custody, Child Visitation, Child Support, Name Change, Adoption, Modification.

    21 years, 350 cases

  6. Sex crime
    10%

  7. Violent crime
    10%

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer

"I'll be Your Voice In The Courtroom" - John Raggio

If you or someone you know has been accused of a criminal offense in the Dallas, Texas area, my law firm and I can help. Throughout the years as a criminal defense lawyer I have earned a reputation for being a relentless and zealous advocate for my clients.


When you are facing a difficult legal situation, it is important to have an aggressive criminal defense attorney by your side. Most of my business comes from satisfied clients who have recommended me to others in need of legal assistance. I work to maintain that hard-earned reputation by consistently providing my clients with the highest level of personalized service and knowledgeable criminal defense representation.

 

Aggressive Legal Representation

Protect Your Constitutional Rights

No matter what you have been accused of, I'll listen carefully to your side of the story, investigate the facts of your case and advise you of your legal rights. I am straightforward with my clients and inform them of their available options and the possible consequences of each course of action.

 

In some cases I may be able to get the charges against you dropped and the case dismissed. In other situations I can negotiate to get the charge reduced to a lesser offense.  If you have a prior criminal charge, I can advise you regarding options to seal your records.

 

Throughout my years as a criminal defense attorney I have earned the respect of state prosecutors and U.S. Attorneys, as well as the gratitude of my clients. To learn more about how I can help you, please contact me as soon as possible.

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Location

Fears Nachawati, PLLC
5473 Blair Rd
Dallas, TX, 75231

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Reviews

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  31 customer reviews
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Posted by David | January 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional
I found myself in a legal jam stemming from a scuffle at work. I hired this law firm to represent me in this matter. I got nothing but a very good attorney in John Raggio, and his staff naming his paralegal. My case was dismissed. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Out Come Possible
I hired the Fears Nachawati lawfirm for a DWI. Not having ever been in trouble before, I was understandably afraid of what was going to happen. The staff was available to answer any questions or concerns I had. My attorney was realistic in setting expectations and in the end was able to negotiate a better deal than what we anticipated. I believe I got the best outcome possible given the circumstances. I am extremely happen with my choice. Thank you Mr Raggio!
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Posted by Jeffery | July 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A Positive and Wonderful Experience
I recently consulted with Mr. Raggio on an incident I was involved in. He was professional and most definitely effective in providing me with his legal experience. He was always available to speak with and very informative with information in keeping me updated and knowledgeable about my case. The outcome was great. My case was denied. I would certainly recommend Mr. Raggio as a very intelligent and caring attorney. I sincerely am grateful for his help.
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John Raggio and Firm are my Attorney's for Life
The firm exceeded my expectations. I was scared and not ready to face the longest and difficult journey in my life. Married less than five years and to face a divorce suit filed by husband in October 2016. John Raggio and firm 100% supported my terms and desires for this case. Even though my hubby wanted to fight dirty, the firm was ready to professionally represent me. The fee was fair and services per hour were competitive and affordable. I wanted to run and walk away without a fight. But my attorney, John Raggio insisted I stand and fight back. It was hard, but they stood by me. The journey was a year long, but in the end. I won. My husband agreed to a dismissal and totally stop all the divorce proceedings. It was cheaper to keep me. The firm handled everything related to my rights in the estate with due diligence. Divorce is a scary. But please remember as a wife and husband both equally share in the marriage estate. If there are no legal agreements to protect whoever best interests then do not short change the "vows/covenant" you made one to another. Attorney Raggio and Firm will make sure your best interest is Respected, Honored and Fair. Thanks Raggio and Team!!!
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Posted by Omar | November 8, 2017
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Family Law Case
Mr. Raggio handle my case in a very professional and respectfully way. I never felt I was taken by surprise, walk me step by step through my process and I always felt I got legal representation that would stand up for me. I believe now on this days it is very important that you feel that comfort level you will be represented in an honest and sincere way. Thank you Mr. Raggio
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Posted by Jennifer | August 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
John is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and excellent at what he does. He worked very hard to ensure that I received the best outcome possible in my case. He was able to make a very good deal for me and I am very grateful for his efforts. I would strongly suggest hiring him!
Posted by Marguerite | July 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John Raggio was a big help
Very helpful in moving informal mediation along quickly and relatively inexpensively. Obviously knowledgeable.
Posted by Krystal Brown | July 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
best legal team money can buy!!
i recently had a situation that i needed to resolve and hired Patrick who works with John. Both of them did an amzing job at getting my problem resolved quickly and with least amount of pain as possible. his prices are reasonable and they worked with me on a payment plan. i will definatly hire them for any kind of future legal problems i may have.
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Posted by Cory | June 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
got me out of a life changing situation
John Raggio was recommended by many, and after a brief sit down with him to review my situation, which could have involved losing my employment and preventing further employment, he made me feel that we would provide dedication to my case. My feelings were correct, he was able to provide an GREAT outcome to let me return to my daily life once again. Many thanks
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Hired him to take care of a few tickets from 2008. Hiring him has saved me money and time. He also had them removed, so I hired him again for a few more we found.
Posted by Daniel | March 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
Attorney John Raggio represented me at the court. He was gracious, knowledgeable, and even went above and beyond. He answered all my questions and explained the possible outcome. Attorney John Raggio is very professional and it shows he care for his clients. I am totally blessed with his services he rendered to me. Thank you very much Attorney John Raggio.
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Posted by Shannon | January 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Mr. Raggio has helped me with several legal needs over the past couple of years. He has done a great job and continues to deliver results every time. He is a great attorney and I strongly recommend him for anyone needing legal help.
Posted by Rosie | December 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Spectacular Attorney!!
I want to take a moment to thank you for all your hard work you put into my case and I appreciate it so much. I will recommend you to everyone looking for a family law attorney. My experience with you was outstanding. You always returned all my calls and answered all my questions and addressed my concerns throughout this entire process.
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Posted by Brittany | October 4, 2016
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Very knowledgeable attorney who cares for his clients.** HIGHLY RECOMMEND**
In the worst chapter of my life and in a situation that was absolutely horrible John was there to encourage and assure me that everything was going to be alright. Upon meeting John he was very respectful and kind. Integrity and honestly was evident. John was very direct and straight to the point. He always advised me on the best course of actions to resolve my case and explained everything in a way to where a non attorney could understand. He was attentive and quick to respond to any questions I had. His knowledge of the law, professionalism and person-ability over exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend John to anyone whom is going through a family issue and needs representation.
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Posted by Cristine | July 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I had a very sensitive situation with my case and needed a new attorney to represent me as soon as possible. I went out on a limb and called Fears Nachawati Law firm and within an hour John met me at the court house, reviewed my case and was able to represent me. The outcome of my case was successful due to the efforts of John Raggio.
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Posted by Queen Tee | July 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Very good lawyer
My lawyer did everything he could to help my case. Worked with my financial situation every step of the way. Very professional, he kept up with me &followed up with my case even after business hours. I would Definitely recommend his services!
Posted by Michael | June 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
John
John was a great lawyer from beginning to end with my case. We had to go through several different process in order to get accepted into VA program John was always on top of everything and available day or night usually within the hour with any questions I had.
Posted by Rose | May 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank God for John R.
John handled my case like the professional he is. He answered all of my questions. He sit beside me in the courtroom and reassured me, that it was going to be ok. I PRAY, that I never find myself in that predicament again, but if I did. I trust God to send John Raggio as his rep. I thank God for my attorney, John Raggio.
Posted by Christina | May 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Miracle worker
John is a professional and knowledgable lawyer. He was able to get my husbands DWI violation of probation lifted and had him released back on as though nothing happened. 2 months later he violated again and the prosecutor was only offering 4 years because he had been to prison several times. John coached us up on going open, he answered all my questions regardless of how silly they were and he worked a miracle. The judge reinstated my husbands probation with intensive outpatient treatment!! God is great and I am glad i found Jon on this website! Amazing lawyers these guys are!
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Posted by Allen | April 21, 2016
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Honest, Upfront, Competent, Hard Working, Fair
I searched around and spoke to about 10 different attorneys. All of them wanted to charge me a much higher price than what I was quoted from John. My case was really pretty straightforward since the allegations were false and there was no evidence. John understood this and spent just the right amount of time to get everything dropped; so that I was charged a low amount and nothing more than what was necessary. Additionally, John went above and beyond what I expected by following up with me to ensure the charges were dropped and it wouldn't be a problem in the future. I understand every case is unique, however If you are looking for an honest, competent, and hard working attorney, I recommend contacting John Raggio right away.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Fears Nachawati, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • The Raggio Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hermes Sargent Bates, LLP
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Associate Attorney
  • Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy, LLP
  • 2003 - 2006
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Texas A&M University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State vs. T.N.
  • Not Guilty
  • State vs. M.G.
  • Not Guilty
  • State vs. J.E.
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Texas' Outstanding Young Lawyers - Criminal Defense Law
  • Texas Monthly
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lunch and Learn
  • Criminal Law In Texas
  • 2015
  • Lunch and Learn
  • An Introduction to Family Law & Criminal Law in Texas
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (9)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I grew up with John in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He exemplifies how an attorney should conduct himself and works tirelessly to provide his clients with excellent legal advice. I would refer any of my friends or family to him for any criminal law issue."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known John for over ten years. He is a very conscientious and dedicated attorney. He will always make sure to advise clients properly and obtain the best result for them. I highly recommend John Raggio."
Guardianship Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Other
"John is a great attorney and I would not hesitate referring my family and friends to him. John cares about his clients on a personal level and takes pride in his work. I'm happy to endorse John Raggio."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"John is very competent in the areas of criminal and family law. I have had several friends I have referred to him and he takes an active interest in efficiently and effectively handling their case. I would recommend John to any family member."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"My first job out of law school was working for John - he was/is a great mentor. He is a straight shooter and tells clients what they need to hear. He has the right personality to successfully handle criminal law and family law cases - I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I work in a different practice area than John, but I have sent clients to him in the past. John does excellent work and almost all of his clients are very satisfied with his representation of their interests. I would without reservation endorse John Raggio for family law and criminal matters in the Dallas area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Mr. Raggio, and must say that he handles himself as a professional regardless of the task or situation. Mr. Raggio is on top of his client's matters, and clearly shows an understanding of his client's legal situation. John is a great colleague and asset to the legal community in Dallas."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"John is a great attorney! He is very caring and hard working for all his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"John and I have worked on many cases together in both criminal and family law. He is a well versed and articulate attorney who I have all the confidence in the world in."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an excellent attorney. He works hard to obtain the best possible results for every client, regardless of how big or small the case is. He truly cares about the outcome of each case and treats clients with respect. I highly endorse John Raggio."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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