Larry P. McDougal, Sr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Richmond, TX

Law Office of Larry P. McDougal
 | 809 Houston Street, Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: 281-238-8500
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
Attorney Profile

As founder of The Law Office of Larry P. McDougal, Larry P. McDougal Sr. is committed to representing clients in Fort Bend County and Richmond, Texas. He focuses his practice on cases that involve criminal defense, DUI/DWI, Domestic Violence, Narcotics, Sex Crimes and White Collar defense, personal injury, family law and administrative law.

In 1978, Mr. McDougal received an Associate of Applied Science degree in law enforcement. After serving as a Fort Bend County Law Enforcement Officer for several years where he received the 100 Club Officer of the Year Award and the Fort Bend County Masonic Lodges Most Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer Award, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice in 1987 from the University of Houston, where he received the Sheriff's Association of Texas scholarship. In 1990, Mr. McDougal obtained a Juris Doctor and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class from the South Texas College of Law.  Mr McDougal then served 4 years with the Harris County District Attorney's Office where he was both a prosecutor and a criminal investigator and in 1992 he was the only prosecutor to recieve an award for DWI Prosecutions from Texas Gulf Coast MADD.

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 2013 has certified Mr. McDougal in criminal law. An extensive background in law enforcement gives him keen insight into representing clients who are facing criminal charges. He has completed numerous courses regarding law enforcement standards, crime scene procedures and traffic accident reconstruction. Mr. McDougal understands how the law works and the tactics officers use when gathering evidence or making an arrest. Through picking apart the prosecution's argument, he has repeatedly helped to preserve his clients' rights.

For his accomplishments, Mr. McDougal holds an Avvo "Superb" rating. He has been chosen by Houston Sun readers to be one of Fort Bend County's Best Criminal Attorneys several times, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association honored him with its President's Award and Houstonia magazine named him as one of Houston's Top Lawyers in criminal defense.

Mr. McDougal served on the Board of Directors for the State Bar of Texas from 2012 to 2015 where he received the Standing Ovation Award in 2014 for his CLE Presentations, Outstanding Bar Director of the Year 2015 and a Texas Bar Presidential Citation in 2015. Mr McDougal is a member of the Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the State Bar College of Texas , the Fort Bend County Bar Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.  He continues to serve as Co Chair of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association's Ethics Committee, he is a member of the State Bar Continuing Legal Education Committee and lectures around the state on police procedure, legal ethics, recent court opinions and firearms.  He also serves as the Nominations Chariman for District 5 of the Texas Bar Foundation.

In December, 2015 Larry P. McDougal Sr. was named Fort Bend Countys Outstanding Lawyer of the Year by the Fort Bend County Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

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About Larry McDougal, Sr.

Admitted: 1990, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.larrymcdougal.com/Attorneys/Larry-P-McDougal-2975...

Honors and Awards:

  • Fort Bend County's Best Attorney, Fort Bend Herald News Paper, 2015
  • Outstanding Lawyer of the Year, Fort Bend County Bar Association, 2015
  • Presidential Citation, State Bar of Texas, 2015
  • Outstand Director of the Year, State Bar of Texas, 2015
  • Standing Ovation Award, Texas Bar CLE, 2014
  • Outstanding Service , Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA), 2001
  • Fort Bend County Outstanding Officer of the Monty, Sugar Land Optimist Clubs, 1988
  • Officer of the Year, 100 Club, 1984
  • Board of Advocates, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
  • Top 10 percent Graduate, South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
  • GPA 3.75, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • Recipient Sheriff's Association of Texas Scholarship, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • President's Award from the Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2009
  • Fort Bend County Officer of the Month by Optimist International Award, 1987
  • Officer of the Year by 100 Club Award, 1985 - 1986
  • Fort Bend County Most Outstanding Peace Officer by Masonic Lodge Award, 1987
  • Outstanding Prosecutor by MADD, (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), 1993
  • Voted "Fort Bend County's Best Criminal Attorney" by Sun Newspaper Readers Poll, 2006
  • Voted "Fort Bend County's Best Criminal Attorney" by Sun Newspaper Readers Poll, 2004
  • Voted "Fort Bend County's Best Criminal Attorney" by Sun Newspaper Readers Poll, 2003
  • Houstonia Magazine Houston's Top Lawyers Criminal Defense

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Criminal Law, 2013
  • Master Peace Officers License - Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education, 1998
  • Traffic Accident Reconstruction Certification Texas A&M University, 1987
  • FBI Advanced Crime Scene School, 1987
  • Instructors Certification-  High Stress Driving  National Academy for Professional Driving, 1985
  • Instructors Certification, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education, 1984
  • Houston Police Dept Basic and Advanced Special Weapons and Tactics Officer training, 1983
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education, 1978 Basic Certificate
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education, 1982 Intermediate Certificate
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education, 1986 Advanced Certificate
  • Graduated in 1983 from the Houston Police Department Basic and Advanced SWAT Officer Training
  • Graduated in 1983 from the Houston Police Department Canine Officers Canine Academy

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education Committee  - Frequent Lecturer , 2015
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association  Co-Chair Ethics Committee, 2013
  • Member  Senate Bill 1769 Advisory Committee on Juvenile Misdemeanor Criminal Histories and Fingerprints, 2013
  • President-  Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Vice President-  Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2005
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association -  Strike Force
  • Texas Juvenile Justice Board , Senate Advisory Committee, 2012 - 2015
  • State Bar of Texas, Member of the Board of Directors
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association, Member
  • Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • College of the State Bar, Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1996
  • Texas, 1990

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Texas Bar Foundation - Chairman Nominations Committee - District 5, 2015
  • Police Lieutenant  Brazoria-Columbia ISD Police Dept-  Volunteer Services, 2013
  • Police Officer  Aldine ISD Police Dept.  Houston, Texas  Volunter services, 2006
  • Captian of Reserve Police Officers-  City of Danbury Texas, 1998
  • Reserve Police Officer-  City of Rosenberg Police Dept., 1994

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Legal Ethics and Criminal Law Update, Instructor, State Bar Of Texas, 2012
  • Juvenile law Update K-9 legal issues Police Civil Liability, Instructor, Aldine ISD Police Dept, 2006
  • Instructor-  Penal Code up date and search and seizure, Harris County Metro Police Dept, 1993
  • Penal Code Update, Instructor, Houston Police Dept, 1991
  • Instructor,  Courtroom demeanor, penal code update and High Stress Driving, Instructor, Fort Bend County Sheriff's Academy, 1985
  • Trainer and Handler, Ordinance Detection Dogs
  • Trainer and Handler, Police Narcotics Dogs
  • Instructor, Courtroom Testimony
  • Instructor, Texas Penal Code
  • Instructor, Police High Stress Driving
  • Guest Instructor and Lecturer, Houston Police Department
  • Guest Instructor and Lecturer, Metropolitan Transit Police Department
  • Guest Instructor and Lecturer, Gus George Law Enforcement Academy

Educational Background:

  • South Texas College of Law   JD, 1990
  • University of Houston, Houston, Texas B.A. Major: Criminal Justice, 1987
  • Wharton County Junior College, Wharton, Texas A.A.S. Law Enforcement, 1978
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Office Location for Larry P. McDougal, Sr.

809 Houston Street
Richmond, TX 77469

Phone: 281-238-8500

 

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Last Updated: 1/25/2017

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