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Colin Thomas McLaughlin

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Worth, TX

5.0   15 reviews

also known as Hoeller McLaughlin, PLLC

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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Colin

Learn Colin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    As a former prosecutor, I have many years of experience dealing with thousands of criminal cases. I have dealt with minor traffic tickets to Capital Murders. Now, as a Board Certified Criminal Law specialist, I have the experience, knowledge, and skills to fight for you. I have taken over 40 felony and countless misdemeanor cases to trial, and I will use all of my knowledge, experience, and skill to help you.

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Sex crime
    25%
    I am a former Special Victims Unit prosecutor, and a Board Certified Criminal Law specialist. I know how to zealously and effectively defend against thess cases. I have the State's playbook, and I will use it to your advantage. I have taken over 10 sex crime cases to trial as a prosecutor, and handled 5 sex crime appeals - I never lost. I take that same tenacity as I defend those accused of a sex crime.

    16 years, 200 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Every former prosecutor starts out trying DWIs. I am no different. I have tried over 40 DWIs, and I have won my last two DWI trials as a defense attorney. I know what the State must prove, and I will be ready to fight.

    16 years, 300 cases

  4. Expungement
    5%
    Expunctions and Non-Disclosures are very technical areas of the law. As a former prosecutor, I know exactly what you'll need to have your record erased.

    9 years, 10 cases

FORMER PROSECUTOR AND BOARD CERTIFIED IN CRIMINAL LAW. THE LEGAL EXPERT YOU NEED FIGHTING FOR YOU!

From clerking at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (the state’s highest court for criminal law cases) to prosecuting in two of the largest counties in Texas (Harris and Tarrant County, Texas), Partner Colin McLaughlin has devoted his legal career to the practice of criminal law. He has taken over 40 felony and countless misdemeanor cases to jury trial with an exceptional rate of success (over 97% success rate in trial).

Colin is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has the knowledge, skill, and tenacity to handle any criminal case or appeal. Colin is the legal specialist you need when hiring the best defense attorney in the Fort Worth and surrounding region, whether your charges involve DWI, sex crimes, theft, or anything else. Colin cares about getting his clients the best results. Colin offices out of the Colleyville and Fort Worth, Texas offices. Call for a free consultation on new pending cases with Colin McLaughlin, a Board Certified Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Awards

Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017

Location

Hoeller McLaughlin PLLC
101 Summit Avenue Suite 101
Fort Worth, TX, 76102
Hoeller McLaughlin, PLLC
6513 Colleyville Blvd, #300
Colleyville, TX, 76034
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by ANATHA | September 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
He is an amazing and the best lawyer! He answered all of my questions and responds very quickly. He is very knowledgeable and pulled me out of a charge and it was no billed by the grand jury! He made it within a short span of time without seeing a court. He is going to be my god for the rest of the life!
Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great
Handled my case without me having to see a judge. Followed up with me and was able to get my cases dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer you can trust
I had been charged with a serious felony charge, and Colin was very helpful. He is experience and knowledgeable when it comes to the law. He was able to help me understand about everything and stuck with me till the end, i was able to feel confident with my case. Colin was able to help me take my case to the grand jury, no court, and it came down to having a no bill and my case was drop. For a big serious case that i had, he was able to be there for me before, during and after the case, I would highly recommend Colin Thomas McLaughlin. I also recommend to my family if ever needed.
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Posted by Crystal | May 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic attorney
Collin McLaughlin represented us in a juvenile case. He was very professional, friendly and attentive. He answered all my questions in great detail and always called me back and went out of his way to assist me with any aspect of my case. I highly recommend Mr. McLaughlin.
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
What a FANTASTIC lawyer! Colin was professional, proficient, and completely thorough in his defense. What stands out is his care for his clients, as opposed to just winning a case. I I'll recommend him highly to anybody who wants a lawyer who cares about his CLIENT as a human being rather than a paycheck.
Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended Mr. McLaughlin
Mr. McLaughlin is an excellent lawyer. My husband got arrested a couple of months ago that same week we went to Mr. Mclaughin office to discuss about the case. We hired him that same day. Our first good impression is that we talked directly to him we didn't have to loop around the hoop to get to talk to him. It was a plus that we didn't have to talk to assistances.The law office is neat, orderly, efficient and well-run. This was our first time hiring a lawyer, we were so terrified we didn't know what to do. The whole experience was so much easier on us because of him. At the end of the experience we got good news the whole case was dismissed! So much weight was lifted off our shoulders. I would highly recommend getting Mr. McLaughlin as your lawyer. Everything he said he would do he did it. Very trustworthy, humble, focused young man! Thank you Mr. McLaughlin for your hard work.
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Posted by Justin Red | September 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best ever
Colin had helped me with a couple of things. First Colin was always able to explain anything that I had a question for and was easy to get a hold of. That is a huge thing. He also was able to get my charge knocked down and even when I messed up he was able to go to bat and help me so much. Colin made things so relaxed, I still had to worry about what the da was going to offer but he never gave up and made sure that I got the best deal that was available. Since my case has been closed Colin has helped me with a few things with my case and I know that he could of charged me for them or said no, but he didn't. He is still helping me to this day and I could not be any more grateful for the help that he is given me. If I never need another attorney you better believe I will call him
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Posted by stephanie eleston | August 30, 2017
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| Consulted Attorney
Fast work
Mr. Collin received my husband's case and went straight into action . He always kept me up with the case never turned down a phone call and if he missed my call he called me back within the next hour. I would recommend Mr Collin to anyone in need of a great hard working attorney... Thanks Stephanie
Response from Colin McLaughlin August 31, 2017
Stephanie, Thank you for your kind words. The key to effective representation is great communication. I understand that criminal matters are very stressful on, not only my clients, but their families. I always strive to communicate in a timely matter, because my clients and their families deserve professionalism and decency. Take care. - Colin
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Posted by Shanette | June 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
He got my case dismissed!
Colin was a great lawyer. He started working on my case immediately, and saw me in jail within 24 hours. He put an investigator on it right away. Colin was able to get my case No Billed! I highly recommend him to anyone who needs help!
Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney "He's a Beast"
Been down twice, i caught another poss. Of controled sub. 4-200. Found out it was Illegal search and seizure. He Got. The case no billed with out going to trial. I would use no other attorney then Collin. Reasonable price. Also worked with me on the fees. "Thank you Collin for my freedom"
Posted by Tosha | June 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
4 out of 6 NO BILLED
I was blessed to get Colin as my court appointed attorney on 6 of my charges. He was there to visit me in jail the next day' even before family could get there. He didn't promise anything' but was thorough on all options and what could or could not happen. His professionalism and integrity paid off with me.... HE GOT 4 OUT OF MY 6 CHARGES NO BILLED. Will never hire another attorney other than him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2017
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I'd rate 6 stars if it went that high!!!
Colin took care of all the behind the scenes legwork. He was professional, smart and witty. He made me feel so comfortable and at ease. He was incredibly easy to talk to and confide in! He set up times for us to meet and review and scheduled appointments with those involved with the case I was asked questions about. Out of 5 Stars I give him 6!! Thank you Colin!!
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Posted by Marcial | June 15, 2017
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
I give a excellent score due to the fact he was straight forward and knew exactly what to do with my case. If I had any questions he would call right back. He is still helping me out after the case. He is also very professional at his job. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Posted by Daniel | June 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Colin was beyond amazing, any question that I had he answered. He fought for me and got me an amazing deal! I was being charged with two things and he got one dismissed completely and he got the felony dropped down to a misdemeanor. Any time that I would call him he would always answer and if he was in court than he would call me back once he was done with court. I was very happy that I chose colin as my lawyer and would highly recommend him to my friends if they were to ever get in trouble. My favorite part was even after my case was over he still called me just to see how I was doing and if I had any questions.
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Response from Colin McLaughlin June 15, 2017
Daniel, I was happy to fight for you. I'm so thankful that we were able to get such a great deal. Take care.
Posted by Kevin | May 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HonorIng the Constitution of the United States of America
This attorney represented me in a case in which I had been illegally searched by River Oaks Police and arrested. Within a couple of days being incarcerated he came to visit and ask me details of my side of events. Mr. Mcglaughlin also kept in contact with my family while studying my case He was present at the Grand Jury preceedings and spoke in my behalf to the District Attorney about the rights violations in which helped get the case disposed of. This attorney represented me and abided by the oath that a few lawyers have forgotten about. I would recommend him and trust him to do the right thing.
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Response from Colin McLaughlin June 5, 2017
Thank you for your kind words. I strive to fight for each of my client's rights.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Hoeller McLaughlin, PLLC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dunham & Jones
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Tarrant County District Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Briefing Attorney
  • Texas Court Of Criminal Appeals
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • Case Western Reserve University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Alma College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Sexual Assault of a Child
  • DFAJ on misdemeanor
  • DWI 2nd with Open Container
  • Hung Jury. DFAJ on Obstruction
  • DWI with Open Container
  • Not Guilty and Expunction Granted

Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Criminal Lawyer
  • Fort Worth Magazine
  • 2022
  • Top Criminal Lawyer
  • Fort Worth Magazine
  • 2021
  • Board Certified - Criminal Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2016

Publications

  • The Law of International Organizations
  • International Criminal Police Organization: Interpol
  • 2007
  • American Society of International Law Proceedings
  • Foreign Legal Advisers Roundtable: Panel Summary, Proceedings of the 99th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (18)
Endorse Colin
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Colin is knowledgeable and experienced. I highly recommend him to anyone needing a strong advocate for criminal defense and appellate work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Colin is a diligent, hardworking lawyer. I would highly recommend Colin for any client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Highly knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Colin is a hardworking, client-driven defense attorney. He first takes a real interest in the client personally which better prepares him to handle the client's legal situation. He then attacks each legal situation, outworking most other attorneys in the process. There are hundreds of other defense attorneys out there. But, if you want someone to give you the personal attention your require while explaining the details of your case so that you can understand what is happening, then you need Colin. In the end, the highest endorsement I could give Colin is that I would refer friends and family to him without reservation - and you should too."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Colin for more than 6 years now. He has a bright criminal defense attorney and one of a small percentage of attorneys in our county who is board certified in criminal law. Colin diligently represents every client. He is a compassionate attorney who cares about his clients. He was a very reasonable prosecutor during his time in the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office. Honestly, many of us defense attorneys hated to see him leave TCDA because he was one of the few felony prosecutors who truly considered information the defense provided, rather than just believing everything a police officer wrote in a report. He is an ethical lawyer and is respected by the prosecutors, fellow defense attorneys and the judges in Tarrant County. I highly recommend Colin."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Colin for many years. He's a hard working attorney that cares for his clients. He's thorough, and will leave no stone unturned. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Colin for many years. He is a super smart attorney who I highly recommend. He has a strong work ethic, is trustworthy, and will represent his clients with determination to get the very best result. He is professional and approachable, as well as, aggressive yet compassionate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Colin for several years and have seen firsthand the compassion and professionalism he gives his clients. He is a tenacious trial attorney who is well respected by his peers and his knowledge of the law is second to none. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Colin is a top-notch defense attorney with tons of trial experience. His experience with child cases especially is second to none."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had the opportunity to work with Colin from his first day at the Tarrant County DA's office until he left. He always conducted himself with the utmost professionalism and integrity."
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Fort Worth Criminal defense Lawyer Colin Thomas McLaughlin
Colin Thomas McLaughlin
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Worth, TX
Licensed for 16 years
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