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Bart Charles Craytor

also known as Bart Craytor, Bart C. Craytor

About me

If you are facing any criminal allegations, an experienced attorney should be your first priority.  I have handled thousands of criminal cases over my legal career.  Juvenile cases, sexual assault cases, murders, assault, harassment, Driving while intoxicated, thefts, burglaries, robbery, possession/distribution of controlled substances, animal cruelty, theft of services, embezzlement, and many more.  I look forward to helping you defend against such matters.  Please contact us now to get an experienced team of attorneys advocating your cause.  I was formerly the defense attorney in six different drug and specialty courts and I am familiar with all phases of criminal defense.  Your case does matter. 


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 64%
    1 year
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    1 year
  3. Juvenile: 6%
    1 year



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Gary Don Peak

    I know Bart from sharing ideas and information on criminal cases for years. He is an excellent attorney who does a top notch job for his clients. I am proud to endorse Bart.


    Gary Peak Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Peter John Marek

    A superb attorney known for his giving nature int the public domain as a public defender with 5 years of service handling thousands of cases. This giving quality continues today in the private sector. His experience continues with time devoted here to both potential clients and other attorneys as well. Reviews tell the story. READ THEM! If you want experience and dedication Bart is your man. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him first if you are in or near Texarkana.


    Peter Marek Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Bart Craytor

126 W. 2nd St
Mount Pleasant, TX, 75455

Law Offices of Bart Craytor

524 Spruce St
Texarkana, TX, 75501

Law Offices of Bart Craytor

315 N Locust St
Clarksville, TX, 75426



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199907/16/2016
OKAuthorized to practice law199111/20/2012
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best--Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 100 Trial Lawyers Criminal DefenseThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top Contributor AwardAvvo2013
Best of Bowie County (Third) October 15thBowie County Citizen's Tribune2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate Attorney (Not employed by but I rent space from them)Lesher & McCoy2014 - Present
AssociateLangdon*Davis2012 - 2014
First Assistant Public DefenderBowie & Red River Counties Public Defenders' Office2007 - 2012
PartnerDunbar, Craytor & Morgan2004 - 2007
PartnerGrimes & Craytor1998 - 2004
PartnerCraytor & Craytor1995 - 1998
AssociateShapiro & Kriesman/The LOGS Group1991 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasDistrict 1 Grievance Committee Member2015 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
McCurtain County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2012 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Texas Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Texarkana Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Oklahoma Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Arkansas Bar Association, Unauthorized Practice of Law CommitteeFormer Executive Committee Member2003 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State vs. WilliamsAccquittal
State vs. HendersonDismissed prior to trial
State vs. BoyceDismissed Prior to Trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
The New Boston Citizens TribuneThe Fine Print-Guest Column2012
A Noble CallingTruthfullness2008
A Noble CallingEthics in the Marketplace2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Oklahoma City University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Southeastern Oklahoma State UniversityAdministrative StudiesMA - Masters1985
Southeastern Oklahoma State UniversityChemistry - Math and Biology MinorsBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Drug Endangered ChildThe Role of the Community In Substance Abuse Prevention2006