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Gregory Burke Westfall

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Worth, TX

4.2   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Gregory

Learn Gregory’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    90%
    State and Federal Criminal Defense, Trials and Appeals

  2. Litigation
    10%
    Civil Litigation, Specializing in Breach of Fiduciary Relationships

Board Certified in Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Licensed in the United States Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Federal Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas and all state trial and appellate courts in Texas.

Location

Gregory Burke Westfall
1701 River Run
Suite 801
Fort Worth, TX, 76107

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Reviews

4.2 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Law Firm you can find
Mr. Westfall and staff helped my family through a very tough and stressful time. Their attention to detail and their support exceeded all expectations. I would recommend them to everyone.
Posted by Jim | August 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service and takes the time to know his clients
Greg was able to take on my son's case and reduce it to a charge that he will now be able to live and prosper with. I interviewed numerous attorneys and Greg by far was the most competent and trustworthy. When you need to hire a lawyer that cares about your child's future Greg is your man,
Posted by Rick | September 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Litagator
Greg Westfall is without a doubt the attorney you want. I had never been in trouble with the law but after a severe hypoglycemic attack while driving back fro Dallas I was pulled over in Arlington after someone called police about an erratic driver. I don't remember a lot but I don't drink at all but hadn't eaten all day. I also had recent back surgery and had taken a pain pill that morning. It was a horrible experience but thank God for Mr. Westfall. He was very well prepared and his court presence is incredible. The charts and other material explaining in full detail hypoglycemia and it's effects showed the competence and professionalism he has. He also had my md there who also spoke about the disease and Mr. Westfall asked the right questions and the jury obviously understood because in short order I was acquitted. The DA was arrogant and brash but Greg never even flinched. Thank you Greg for being an outstanding attorney and litigator. Rick V
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Posted by Ron | January 13, 2014
Great attorney and peson that cares for the wellbeing of his clients..
Three years ago I was caught in a political scandal while employed by the City of Fort Worth, I eventually lost my job and career and quickly found myself facing 17 felony counts in Criminal court. I quickly hired Greg Westfall who took my case.. After a long hard 3.5 years of dealing with this, Greg was able to expose the corruption in the investigation which led to a Dismissal of all charges.. If you are in need of a great Criminal attorney you found it right here. Do not hesitate get Greg on board you cant go wrong
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Posted by Barton R. Gaines | April 8, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horrible
Buyer beware. Beware of the shake-down. Beware of his (Greg’s) dark, narrow, beady eyes, weak chin, when they sight in on your funds. It's all they are after. The associates in the firm, well, "birds of a feather ...." Greg got me two concurrent thirty-five-year sentences and two consecutive ten-thousand-dollar fines (despite the fines legally required run concurrently; he didn't care, and now the courts don't either) for a robbery (I drove who I thought was a buddy of mine to get some weed, and the deal went south quick). And Greg only charged me one-hundred thousand dollars (2002 dollars). A wrongful death settlement paid him, a settlement, ironically enough, his mentor settled out of court some 16 years prior (the other fifty thousand, an inheritance). I was 18, Now I'm 40. I spent my whole adult life in prison. I’d never been in trouble before. He neither investigated the facts (who robbed and shot who) nor the law (legal presumptions of guilt, jury selection (my foreman was victim to robbery), and jury charges (omitted the reasonable doubt requirement) . It's nothing but horse trading to him. And he'll do it with the least bit of compunction. Greg may be highly recommended, but it is not due to his legal prowess or wit. All his family and friends work in that courthouse, and if they don't that one, they do the one down the street in the federal courthouse. It's the hands you shake, and he shakes plenty in back room deals. May you be the next he sails down the river in exchange for another of his clients. It's a gamble, a gamble not worth the risk. The fact is, you just don't know. You don't know if you may be that next one he's willing to sail. It's how he gets what he wants. My case got swept under the rug with this one when it was sealed. The interested reader is urged to read further: Sandra Wilson, Applicant, v. Nathaniel Quarterman, Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Correctional Institutions Division, Respondent. No. 4:07-CV-708-A. United States District Court, N.D. Texas, Fort Worth Division. August 19, 2009.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-550 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor - Summa Cum Laude
  • 1993
  • University of Texas System, Arlington
  • BBA - With Highest Honors
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Mulder v. State, 10-05-00174-CR, 2007 WL 1517669 (Tex. App.—Waco May 23, 2007, no pet.)
  • Daugherty v. State, 968 S.W.2d 487 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth 1998, no pet.)
  • Marshall v. State, 10-05-00077-CR, 2006 WL 408490 (Tex. App.—Waco Feb. 22, 2006, pet. ref'd)
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Associations

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Faculty
  • 2005 - Present
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Past President
  • 1994 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Former Board of Directors
  • 1990 - Present
  • Tarrant County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Editor - Voice for the Defense
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Texas Tech Law Review
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • 1992 - 1993
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Roland Hill Exceptional Achievement
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Attorney of Excellence
  • Fort Worth Business Journal
  • 2005
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Attorney of Excellence
  • Fort Worth Business Journal
  • 2004
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2004
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Attorney of Excellence
  • Fort Worth Business Journal
  • 2003
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2003
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2003
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2002
  • Top Attorney
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine
  • 2001
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Publications

  • Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)
  • The Sniff Test
  • 2011
  • Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)
  • A Little Death Penalty Math
  • 2011
  • Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)
  • Fashionable Racism
  • 2010
  • Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)
  • Darrow’s Dream
  • 2010
  • Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)
  • We, the Haters
  • 2010
  • Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)
  • The Big Lie
  • 2009
  • Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)
  • Stupid Pet Tricks
  • 2009
  • Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)
  • Administrative License Revocation and Double Jeopardy: The Battle Begins at the Appellate Level
  • 1995
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Communication Techniques
  • Advanced Communication Techniques
  • 2016
  • Shaken Baby Seminar
  • Humanizing Your Client
  • 2015
  • Advanced Communication Techniques
  • Advanced Communication Techniques
  • 2015
  • Psychodrama for Lawyers
  • Psychodrama for Lawyers
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
Endorse Gregory
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg is as sharp as they come and also a great person."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Greg is an excellent attorney that I am proud to refer clients to in Tarrant County. He has a work ethic and skill set that is necessary to exceed his client's expectations. He is also easy to talk to and extremely personable. Hire him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Greg is a great federal criminal defense attorney. He is highly skilled in the courtroom and tirelessly works to get the best outcome for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
White collar crime Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"When it comes to trial preparation, attention to detail, and knowledge of the law, there are few, if any, rivals. White collar is one of his many specialties and to watch him prepare a "paper" case is awe inspiring. I have worked alongside Greg for the past few years and watched as he has achieved amazing results for his clients. Whether it's federal or state, Greg is the attorney you want representing you in a high profile, white collar case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Greg is not only a great guy but an excellent lawyer. He excells at Trial Work and has no peers in his knowledge of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Greg is the lawyer that inspires other lawyers. I have worked with him, I have learned from him, and he is as good as it gets. There is not doubt that he does not work a day of his life because he found his passion. His courage, talent and results make him one of the top trial attorneys in the nation."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Greg is highly professional and very experienced. One of the best lawyers I've practiced against in Tarrant County."
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Fort Worth Criminal defense Lawyer Gregory Burke Westfall
Gregory Burke Westfall
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Worth, TX
Licensed for 30 years