Messina Madson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Dallas, TX

Madson Castello, PLLC
 | 8150 N. Central Expressway, Campbell Centre II, Suite M2070
Dallas, TX 75206
Phone: 214-449-0113
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Attorney Messina Madson is a partner at Madson Castello in Dallas, Texas. Ms. Madson focuses her practice on criminal defense, serving clients throughout Dallas. She handles matters involving alcohol violations, arrest, arraignment, assault, battery, domestic violence, drug violations, expungement, false accusations, murder, probation violations, sex offenses, and other misdemeanors and felonies.

Ms. Madson has more than a decade of litigation experience, and is an outstanding negotiator and litigator. She is committed to providing strong representation to her clients, understanding the devastating impact of a criminal conviction.

Prior to opening her criminal defense firm, Ms. Madson spent many years at the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. She served as administrative chief of the misdemeanor division and deputy chief of the family violence division before receiving a promotion to first assistant, the youngest attorney to serve in that role.

A legal innovator in the area of criminal law, Ms. Madson is one of the creators of the DA in Schools program and the Reformative Justice Unit. She is active in the Dallas Bar Association, serving on the association’s Criminal Justice Committee and Trial Skills Section.

In addition, Ms. Madson is former legal commentator on local news outlets and guest speaker at various law schools. Recognizing her numerous accomplishments, D Magazine named her one of the “best attorneys in Dallas” in the area of criminal defense in 2018.

Ms. Madson earned a bachelor’s degree from The University of Tulsa and received her law degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. She obtained her license to practice law in Texas in 2004 and joined the district attorney’s office, where she practiced for more than a decade before deciding to focus her practice on criminal defense.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence


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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Messina Madson

Admitted: 2004, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Voted to Dallas Magazine as one of the best Attorneys in Dallas for Criminal Defense., D Best, Dallas Magazine, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member of the Criminal Justice Committee of the Dallas Bar Association., 2018
  • Vice Chair of the Criminal Justice Committee of the Dallas Bar Association., 2019
  • Secretary of the Trial Skills Section of the Dallas Bar Association., 2019
  • Member of the Trial Skills Section of the Dallas Bar Association. , 2018

Educational Background:

  • University of Tulsa
  • Assistant District Attorney at the Dallas District Attorneys Office.   
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Office Location for Messina Madson

8150 N. Central Expressway
Campbell Centre II, Suite M2070
Dallas, TX 75206

Phone: 214-449-0113

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Last Updated: 5/31/2019

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