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Criminal Defense & Family Law Attorney

Marie McDermed founded the McDermed Law Firm with the mission to provide individuals with representation that goes above & beyond what people expect from attorneys.  Too many times people say that attorneys do not really listen to the client's concerns or fail to explain things, or never timely respond to clients' questions, phone calls, emails, or any other communication.  Prior to becoming a criminal defense & divorce attorney, Ms. McDermed witnessed first hand how true those negative comments were when a family member had to retain a criminal defense attorney.  It was this infuriating experience that drove Ms. McDermed to strive to change the way attorneys are perceived by ensuring that every client receives an attentive, responsive and compassionate criminal defense lawyer.


Marie McDermed grew up in Ft. Worth, Texas.  In 2006, Marie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas.  She chose to attend Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas because of the school's rigorous program that produces the top trial attorneys in the nation.  Marie graduated from Baylor Law School in 2006.  After working as an associate for five years at a large law firm in Fort Worth, Texas, Marie was ready to branch out on her own. In 2011, she founded the McDermed Law Firm, which handles cases in both Fort Worth and Waco.  


Marie has a 16 year-old son who has been the inspiration that has propelled Marie through life and who continues to be her #1 supporter.  In 2004, Marie met the man she would eventually marry in a Kinko's in Waco, Texas.  The young man offered to pay for her fax, and the rest, as they say, is history...



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Practice areas


  1. Family: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



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McDermed Law Firm-Ft. Worth Location

5121 Prestwick Drive
Fort Worth, TX, 76135



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200707/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Trusts & EstatesBank of America2006
Constitutional Rights AwardDon L Gladden2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateShannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP2007 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
McLennan County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Tarrant County Bar Association, Women Attorneys SectionMember2008 - Present
Fort Worth-Tarrant County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Tarrant County Young Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Tarrant County Bar Association - Scholarship CommitteeExecutive Committee Member2010 - 2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Texas A&M University School of LawPolitical Science & MathematicsBS - Bachelor of Science2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Association for Continuing Legal EducationLitigation 1012011