Kristin R. Brown

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Appellate Attorney in Dallas, TX

The Law Office of Kristin R. Brown, PLLC
 | 17304 Preston Road, Suite 1250
Dallas, TX 75252
Phone: 214-446-3909
Fax: 214-481-4868
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Appellate (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

Focusing her practice exclusively on criminal defense matters, Kristin R. Brown is the founder of her own law firm: The Law Office of Kristin R. Brown, PLLC, located in Dallas, Texas. She provides representation at both the trial and appellate levels to clients throughout Texas who have been charged with, or convicted of, state or federal misdemeanors or felonies.  A fair portion of Ms. Brown's practice involves writs of habeas corpus. The types of cases that Ms. Brown has had experience in handling have included homicide, domestic violence, sex offenses, fraud and other white collar crimes, human trafficking, drug possession and distribution, arson, kidnapping, and weapons violations. She also represents juvenile children who have been accused of shoplifting, car theft, vandalism, gang charges, drug or sex crimes, or other criminal offenses.

Throughout her career, Ms. Brown has been able to obtain no-bills, dismissals, and acquittals for many of her clients, while in other cases she has negotiated favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. Her successes have earned her the respect of her colleagues, as evidenced by her receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Ms. Brown has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Brown is  nearing completion of her Masters of Science, criminal forensics, from the University of Florida, and is also working on a Masters in Arts, forensic psychology, from the University of North Dakota. Her legal education was initially obtained at what was then known as Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A & M University School of Law), from where she was awarded her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, in 2013. She then received an LL.M. in trial advocacy from the Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2014. Ms. Brown serves on the board of directors for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, has served on the board of directors of the Dallas and Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Associations, and she is an active participant in numerous other professional organizations.  Ms. Brown is regularly asked to speak on legal topics, and her written work has been published multiple times.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Appellate (50%): Appeals

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, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

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

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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About Kristin Brown

Admitted: 2013, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.idefenddfw.com/attorney/kristin-r-brown/

Honors/Awards:

  • Both Judically and Peer Reviewed Ratings

    , AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2018
  • Both Judically and Peer Reviewed Ratings

    , AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2017
  • Peer-nominated, committee-selected as one of the top trial attorneys for criminal defense in the state of Texas

    , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • Peer-nominated, committee-selected as one of the top trial attorneys for criminal defense in the state of Texas, Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Peer-nominated, committee-selected as one of the top trial attorneys for criminal defense in the state of Texas

    , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • Peer-nominated, committee-selected as one of the top trial attorneys for criminal defense in the state of Texas

    , Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Demonstrates a high level of dedication to continuing legal education, above and beyond minimal attorney requirements, State Bar College, State Bar of Texas, 2014
  • Both Judically and Peer Reviewed Ratings, AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2016
  • Selected by peers as a rising star among criminal defense attorneys in the Dallas area. , Star On The Rise ~ Dallas's Best Criminal Defense Attorneys, Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, 2014
  • Demonstrates a high level of dedication to continuing legal education, above and beyond minimal attorney requirements, State Bar College, State Bar of Texas, 2015
  • Equal Justice Pro Bono Award, Texas Wesleyan School of Law, 2013
  • Demonstrates a high level of dedication to continuing legal education, above and beyond minimal attorney requirements, State Bar College, State Bar of Texas, 2013
  • Selected by peers as a rising star among criminal defense attorneys in the Dallas area, Star On The Rise ~ Dallas's Best Criminal Defense Attorneys, Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, 2015
  • Selected by peers as among the top five attorneys practicing appellate law in the Dallas Metroplex., Dallas's Best Appellate Attorneys--Top Five, Dallas's Best Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2016
  • Barrister ~ National Order of Barristers, Board of Governors ~ National Order of Barristers, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Amicus Committee, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

  • Dallas Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, Member, 2013-Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Board of Directors, Associate Director, 2015-2016
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Appellate Review Committee, 2016-Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Member, 2013-Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2014-Present
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Director, Member, 2013-Present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Board Member, 2013-2016; Member 2013–present
  • Collin County Bar Association, Member, 2014-Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Director, 2017-Present

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro-Bono College, State Bar College, State Bar of Texas

    , 2018
  • Pro bono College, State Bar College, State Bar of Texas, 2015
  • Pro-Bono College, State Bar College, State Bar of Texas, 2017
  • Pro bono College, State Bar College, State Bar of Texas, 2014
  • Eldon B. Mahon American Inn of Court, Pupil Member, 2012-2013
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College, F. Warrior Board Member, 2016-2017
  • Pro bono College, State Bar College, State Bar of Texas, 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Presentation to Texas criminal defense practitioners on new or changed legislation affecting criminal cases from the 2017 legislative session.  Sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

    , Speaker--Jolly Roger, Hal Jackson Seminar, Criminal Law Legislative Updates from the 2017 Session, 2017
  • Presentation to Texas criminal defense practitioners on new or changed legislation affecting criminal cases from the 2017 legislative session.  Sponsored by the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

    , Speaker, DCDLA Legislative Updates in Criminal Law, 2017
  • Author, Somebody Poisoned the Jury Pool: Social Media's Effect on Jury Impartiality, Texas Wesleyan Law Review (Now Texas A & M Law Review), 2013
  • Lecture presentation at Innocence Project conference in Austin, Texas in conjunction with the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association

    , Lecture Presentation, Issues with Eyewitness Testimony, 2018
  • Business Basics of Criminal Defense Practice.

    , Speaker, Organization and the Practice of Criminal Defense, The Nuts and Bolts of Criminal Law Office Management, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn., 2015
  • Presentation on Social Media and the Law, Guest Speaker, Social Media's Effect on Potential Jurors, University Of North Texas, 2013
  • With the right applications, and some practice, attorneys can easily run their criminal defense practice from a laptop or tablet.  

    , Speaker, How to Run a Paperless or Near Paperless Criminal Defense Practice, Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn, 2015
  • Building and Maintaining the Attorney/Client Relationship, Guest Speaker, Ethics Presentation, TCDLA/CDLP, 2015
  • Presentation to Texas criminal defense practitioners on new or changed legislation affecting criminal cases.

    , Guest Speaker, Updates in Criminal Law from the 2015 Legislative Session, DCDLA, 2015
  • How the Interstate Agreement on Detainers may effect your client.

    , Guest Speaker, Representing Clients detained out of state on a Texas warrant:  Navigating the Interstate Agreement on Detainers Act, Collin County Defense Lawyer's Association, 2015
  • Criminal Defense Lawyer's Project: Beating the Drum for Justice, September 2016, Fredricksburg, Texas, Presenter, Trial Technology, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, 2016
  • The ability to effectively identify someone is negatively impacted when the eyewitness is of a different race than the target ("Suspect").  This article addresses the cross-race effect and testimonial issues associated with it.

    , Author, Can the Ails of the Cross-Race Effect on Eyewitness Testimony Be Cured?, TCDLA Voice for the Defense, Criminal Defense, 2017
  • Lecture CLE Presentation, Separating Valid DNA Evidence from DNA, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Assn. (TCDLA), Criminal Defense, 2017

Educational Background:

  • Master of Arts, Forensic Psychology, University of North Dakota , 20
  • Masters in Forensic Science, University of Florida, College of Pharmacy, 20
Office Location for Kristin R. Brown

17304 Preston Road
Suite 1250
Dallas, TX 75252

Phone: 214-446-3909

Fax: 214-481-4868

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Last Updated: 3/1/2019

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