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Michael Wayne Goolsby

Criminal defense Attorney at Dallas, TX

4.8   49 reviews

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  1. Criminal defense
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    My primary objective is to get your case dismissed or to win it in trial. The Goolsby Law Firm you will find an aggressive and experienced criminal defense team. As a former assistant district attorney and now a criminal defense lawyer, I have experience from both sides and will use that experience to handle your case. My primary objective is to get your case dismissed or to win it in trial.

    28 years

Mike Goolsby is a criminal defense attorney serving the greater Dallas, Texas area. His goal is always to get your case dismissed. He is a former Assistant District Attorney and served as a chief prosecutor with the District Attorneys office, so he knows the system. Mike has been practicing law since 1994 as a prosecutor and now a defense attorney, so he has an understanding of the Texas state and federal court systems that most lawyers only dream of. He works aggressively for his clients in negotiations and trials to get the best outcome for every client he represents. Mike believes everyone deserves an experienced attorney to protect his clients’ constitutional rights. Call us for all of your criminal defense issues.

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Licensed for 28 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1994
Updated 10/23/2022

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The Goolsby Law Firm | Criminal Attorney
2650 Valley View Ln.
Building 2, Suite 100
Dallas, TX, 75234

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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Got me the result I wanted!
I needed an order non-disclosure for an old case where I had completed deferred adjudication. At first it seemed the DA was not going to let it happen, but Mike Goolsby went above and beyond and got it done. Thank you! I highly recommend him!
Posted by Joseph | February 24, 2018
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I was very pleased with the Service I received and the Dismissal of my case
Posted by Bryan | January 29, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
I would absolutely recommend this attorney!!!! Did exactly as promised and my case was completely dismissed! He is hands down the best defense attorney I have ever met! Thank You!
Posted by anonymous | October 14, 2017
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A big thumbs up!!
Mike accomplished more than I would have ever expected and throughout the process he and his team kept me informed of the cases status and were extremely easy to work with. I was ecstatic about the results with one case being dropped and the other pleaded down to almost nothing. He was my savior and I would recommend Mike in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Janine | June 30, 2017
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Amazing Lawyer
I was hesitant when I began searching, due to the $$$, but found him to be worth every dollar. He and his associates are very professional. His experience and professionalism resulted in a positive outcome, and I thank Mike for all he did for my son and his family. I believe he is an awesome lawyer and will help in any way he can.
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Posted by Jorge D. | June 29, 2017
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Magic mike
After years of running from my issues, scared of being put in jail and getting taken from my wife and son. I called Mr. Goolsby he is a down to earth and straight fwd guy. We went to court and my case was dismissed. He is truly a blessing. Thank you.
Posted by Nathan | May 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Got my case dismissed
Mike and the rest of the people in his office, kept me informed about everything going on with my case. I didn't even have to go to court until the last court date. When I did go to court, it was the day he got my case dismissed. My girlfriend hired a different lawyer for her case, and she ended up on probation.
Posted by Linus | February 22, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer and Law Firm
The Goolsby Law Firm is an absolutely excellent Law Firm. From start to finish my experience with Mike, Maria, Jessica, and others in the office was warm, professional, courteous, and full of direct optimism towards executing and achieving the desired plan and result for my case. I could not have had a better experience and definitely could not have achieved a better out come. My case was dismissed as planned. The Goolsby Law Firm is the very best and they absolutely are worth every penny. I've recommended them to others, I will continue to do so, and I truly proclaim that you are doing yourself a disservice if you overlook hiring this Law Firm. On a scale of 1 to 10 the Goolsby Law Firm is a 100, absolutely fabulous. They will not waste your time or give any false hope. They mean what they say and they will do exactly as they say with the utmost professionalism and impeccable skill.
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2016
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Outstanding and personal experience!
I hired Mike and his team to help me with a suspended license issue, and I was completely floored with their attention to detail and personal service. Maria and Mike truly made everything simple and explained everything in detail to where I could truly understand. Though I DO NOT EVER want to have to be in the situation again, I am grateful to have found them and be able to work with such professionals. If you are looking for a great experience like I had, this is place to call!
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Posted by Spencer McGill | September 20, 2016
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A-1 Customer service and attention
I couldn't be more pleased with the ending results and customer service I received with the Goolsby law-firm. I was contacted about every court date and updates that pertained to my case. Everything was handled professionally, I highly and personal recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2016
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Steer Hear!
If you want an attorney who knows the law hire Mike. Not only knows the law but also knows the court staff which helps him get great deals! I had an assault and he was able to get a dismissal after they didn't offer a dismissal with another attorney! Mike was able to get it for me! I am so thankful for him! I will forever recommend him.
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Posted by Jeanine | September 10, 2016
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Amazing results!
Thank goodness for attorneys like Mr. Goolsby. He saw through the smokescreen that the police threw up to the truth of my dui and pointed out the inconsistencies so the case got thrown out. Thanks, Mr. G!
Posted by Thomas | September 10, 2016
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Great Barrister
Mike Goolsby helped me on legal issues on several occasions. He is a very honest, throrough, & forthright lawyer who is supremely knowledgeable and adept at handling cases that may seem unsurmountable. I closing I will say he is also a very friendly person who will work hard for you if, you are straightforward with him.
Posted by Stephanie | September 9, 2016
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Amazing
I worked with Sarah Morris on my case and she sat down and listened to my whole story and then explained to me, in detail, her plan to help me. Jessica always kept me up to date on my case and would send me email confirmations so I had everything for my own records. The payment plan made it easy to get everything taken care of without breaking the bank.
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Posted by Jessica | September 9, 2016
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Great Criminal Defense Attorney
Mr.Goolsby is an outstanding lawyer, he explained every little thing in detail of what to expect in my case. I was happy with the way I was treated by him and his staff. He is honorable, knowledgeable, and extemely well connected. Mike is nice and responsive and knows what he is doing. I would recommended him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | September 9, 2016
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Sarah was top notch
So I was charged with possession, I spoke with Sarah at the Goolsby firm and hired her. To save you a long story, she managed to get me an amazing deal, one I was surprised with. After I complete the requirements all arrests and charges will be dropped! I'd recommend Sarah to anyone who needs a good criminal lawyer.
Posted by Karl | September 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Hire Mike if you want to stay out of jail
I had 3 felonies and my prior lawyer got me 8 years in prison. I read the great reviews for Mike and I hired him. He went to court and got all of my cases dropped to misdemeanors and made it so I will be able to seal the cases some day. I am truly rhankdul to him for keeping me out of jail. My wife and kids are also thankful.
Posted by Chris | September 9, 2016
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Mike got my case DISMISSED
Mike was referred to me by a friend who he helped out of a serious situation. I'm glad je did. Mike is incredible. He handled my case in a very professional way. The first offer I got was for jail time. He suggested that we take my case to trial, and on the day of trial, the DA caved and dismissed my case. Without him I truley believe I would be in jail.
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Posted by anonymous | September 6, 2016
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Best Lawyer Ever
I hired Mike for my felony case. He told me exactly what would happen and what he could do to help me. I guess because he use do be a district attorney, he was amazing. I was also glad he let me make payments with a payment plan. His office was great at keeping me informed about what was happening with my case. Thanks to him, I was able to keep my job. I hope I never need a lawyer again, but if I do, he is the only one for me.
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2016
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The Best Criminal Defense help in Dallas.
I had a very difficult case i was dealing with and i needed professional help to mitigate the problem so that i could get back to a normal life. This firm worked diligently to assist me and kept me in the loop of everything that was happening, set reasonable expectations and they were extremely professional throughout the entire experience. I would highly recommend them if you are in need of serious legal help. They are the best and i am thankful i made the right choice to choose them amongst all the other lawyers around.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Goolsby Law Firm
  • 1999 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Dallas County District Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 1999
  • Buisiness and Estate Planning
  • Cigna Financial
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Student advocate
  • Thomas M. Cooley Legal Clinic
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Intern
  • Legal Aid Of Central Michigan
  • 1991 - 1994
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Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of North Texas
  • BBA
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • K. Sanchez
  • Dismissed
  • A. Blanck
  • Dismissed
  • W. Pang
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • North Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2014 - Present
  • Americas DWI DUI Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Carrollton Farmers Branch Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2004 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Top trial lawyer
  • 2017
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • D Magazine
  • 2017
  • Superb rated attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Superb rated attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Superb Top Attorney Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Trial Attorney
  • North Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Excellence in Law
  • USIEC
  • 2014
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Clients Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • DWI expertise
  • Collin DWI Summit
  • 2013
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Superb Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2011
  • Best Personal Injury Attorney
  • Carrollton leader Newspaper
  • 2011
  • Only guaranteed personal injury practice in Carrollton
  • Guarnteed Lawyer
  • 2011
  • Only guaranteed personal injury practice in Carrollton
  • Guaranteed Lawyers
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Most Wanted Drivers List Revealed to Halt Preventable Car Accidents in Dallas and Elsewhere
  • Dallas Injury Blog
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Starr forum
  • Motions to suppress
  • 2014
  • Metro Attorney Forum
  • Legal Software Transformation
  • 2014
  • Collin DWI Summit
  • DWI Frequently Asked Questions
  • 2013
  • Carrollton Farmers Branch Bar Association
  • Expungements and Non Disclosures
  • 2013
  • Carrollton Farmers Branch Bar Association
  • DWI law update
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (42)
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Michael on several occasions. Michael is hard working and a man of integrity. Michael cares about his clients. I enthusiastically recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mike since I was a young prosecutor. Back when I was a prosecutor, I had dozens of cases that Mike was the opposing counsel. In every case, Mike always zealously advocated on his client's behalf. He was very knowledgeable of the law and made great arguments for his client. I endorse him with no reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Outstanding advocate with a proven track record. True to his word, he will get you the best possible outcome on your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Cynthia to be a knowledgeable and kind attorney who spends time offering free advise to help others, I endorse this attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer and the remarkable work that gets done for clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a great lawyer who effectively represents his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A top-notch attorney, highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have dealt with Mike numerous times. He is a great advocate for his clients. He has a great reputation, that translates to his clients being fairly treated. I highly recommend him, and know that he works hard for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer. Really nice guy. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Goolsby is a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr.Goolsby is an excellent advocate for his clients. I give him my strongest endorsement in the field of criminal and DUI/OVI defense."
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