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David Norris Defoore

Criminal defense Attorney at Abilene, TX

5.0   4 reviews

also known as David N. DeFoore

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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2002
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

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I grew up on a ranch in the country near Anson, Texas, not far from Abilene. Growing up in "the sticks" was an adventure, and it helped shape my early life. I graduated Valedictorian of my high school in 1995 and went to Texas A&M University where I graduated in 1999 in the top 10% of my class with a B.B.A. in Accounting. After graduation with honors from A&M, I went straight to law school at Texas Tech University School of Law on a full scholarship. I finished law school in the top 10% of my class with a Juris Doctorate (J.D) in law. After law school, I moved back to Abilene and went to work for a local firm.

After working as an associate at a law firm for a year, I almost quit being a lawyer for good. I decided to quit my job at the firm and took off on an adventure, backpacking Europe for three (3) months. When I got back with a new perspective on life, I decided to start my own law practice and be my own boss. I haven't looked back since.

For the last 19 years, I have fought for people who need an experienced, aggressive lawyer to stand up for their rights when injured, charged with a crime, or confronted with a divorce or custody battle. The fight continues...

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David Norris Defoore
324 Chestnut St
Abilene, TX, 79602-1420


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Posted by keith | August 8, 2013
mr. defoore has my back!
I have used Mr. Defoore has done a wonderful job with my case and has fought hard for us every time. He doesn't take his job lightly. He is motivated and dedicated to helping no matter how tough it is. To me I wouldn't find a better attorney. Thanks for all your help Mr. Defoore. We are not done yet ;)
Posted by Cody | July 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch defense attorney
David not only represented me in this county but he went above and beyond to collaborate with other counties to get me the best outcome possible. He gave me recommendations on what efforts I should do myself to help me get the best outcome He saved my freedom, health, and life. I highly recommend him to anyone wanting an exceptional attorney who genuinely cares and goes above and beyond for his clients.
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Posted by Jessica | October 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome work...he helped me with a case that was 22 years old. The case got resolved in less than a month!!
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2011
David DeFoore
When I first met Mr. DeFoore, I was struck by how young he looked! I thought he couldn't possibly be much older than me, and I'm in my mid-20's! But he has turned out to be the most helpful lawyer I've ever dealt with. He explains things in lamans terms, that a non-lawyer person can understand. He is straight-forward and honest. He is handling my divorce/custody case against my mother and soon-to-be-ex husband. This will be the first time I'll walk into a courtroom with confidence that we will win. He seems to go above and beyond what any other attorneys have been willing to do, at least for me. His costs/prices seem more than reasonable and he seems to be willing to work with any budget (my budget is quite small!). I'm positive that if I ever need legal representation in the future, I will definitely use David DeFoore. Plus, he's just a nice guy.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-400 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • David N. DeFoore, Attorney at Law
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wagstaff, Alvis, Stubbeman, Seamster, Longacre
  • 2003 - 2004


  • Texas Tech University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2002
  • Texas A&M University, College Station
  • B.B.A.
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Wrongful Death settlement
  • Settled for over $7 million


  • Big Country Criminal Defense Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Texas Tech Law Review
  • Postconviction DNA Testing: A Cry for Justice from the Wrongfully Convicted
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A client of mine was facing a couple of felonies in Abilene, TX. David was very knowledgable and highly skilled with criminal matters in that area. My client received great representation from David. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"David is a knowledgeable and competent advocate for his clients. I have referred cases to him and I am always confident that he will get results."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense

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Abilene Criminal defense Lawyer David Norris Defoore
David Norris Defoore
Criminal defense Attorney
Abilene, TX
Licensed for 20 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available