Gary Medlin

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Fort Worth, Texas

The Medlin Law Firm
Gary Medlin
The Medlin Law Firm

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, DUI-DWI, Personal injury

Licensed in Texas since: 1983

Education: Texas Tech University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
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The Medlin Law Firm

1300 South University Drive
Suite 318
Fort Worth, TX 76107 Visit website


Focusing his practice on criminal defense matters, Gary L. Medlin is the managing partner at The Medlin Law Firm. Certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, he provides representation to clients in Tarrant County and throughout North Texas from the firm's office in Fort Worth. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, Mr. Medlin is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States.

The types of misdemeanor and felony offenses that Mr. Medlin's clients have been charged with having committed have included driving under the influence of alcohol, drug possession and distribution, assault, weapons violations, fraud, sex crimes, domestic violence and murder. Throughout his career, he has been able to obtain numerous positive outcomes, whether through dismissals or acquittals or as the result of the negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. His successes both in and out of the courtroom have earned Mr. Medlin the respect of his fellow attorneys, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

As an undergraduate, Mr. Medlin attended Texas Tech University and received a Bachelor of Science in 1979. Remaining in Lubbock, he obtained his legal education at Texas Tech University School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1982. After he graduated, Mr. Medlin spent several years as a prosecutor with the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney's Office before entering private practice. His several professional memberships include the DUI Defense Lawyers Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

*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

Criminal defense, Criminal defense: DUI/DWI, Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 60% Criminal defense
  • 30% Criminal defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Personal injury - general: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1983, Texas

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • 100% Criminal Law 
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • National College for Dui Defense 
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, (2014 President)
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association (Founding Member)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • Tarrant County Bar Association, 2020 President
  • Texas courts by the Supreme Court of the State of Texas 
  • State Bar of Texas, 1983
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
Educational Background:
  • Texas Tech University, Bachelor of Science 1979

Office location for Gary Medlin

1300 South University Drive
Suite 318
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Phone: 682-204-4066


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

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