Keith Gore

Top rated criminal defense attorney in McKinney, Texas

Keith Gore, Lawyer
Keith Gore
Keith Gore, Lawyer

Practice Areas: Criminal defense, White collar crimes, Family law; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1997

Education: The University of Mississippi School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2015, 2019 - 2022 Selected to Rising Stars: 2012

Keith Gore, Lawyer

2301 Virginia Parkway
McKinney, TX 75071 Visit website


The founder of law firm Keith Gore, Lawyer, located in McKinney, Texas, is a sole practitioner who offers representation to his clients throughout Dallas and Collin counties. He focuses his practice on matters including:

  • Criminal defense matters: DUI, health care fraud, money laundering, embezzlement, insider trading, bribery, bank fraud, drug possession, trafficking and homicide 
  • White collar crimes: Habeas corpus, mortgage fraud, internet fraud and banking security frauds
  • Family law: Divorce, child custody and paternal rights

Attorney Keith Gore graduated summa cum laude from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science degree in communications in 1994. He then pursued his legal education at The University of Mississippi School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor degree in 1997. While in law school, he served on its moot court board and was inducted into Phi Delta Phi, an international legal honor society. He also studied at the Trial Lawyers College, from which he graduated in 2009.

Following law school, Mr. Gore served as an assistant district attorney with the Office of the Dallas County District Attorney. The experience allowed him to develop his litigation skills as he prosecuted both misdemeanor and felony cases. He entered private practice in 1999 after which he served as a municipal court judge for the city of Trenton, Texas, and as a grand jury foreperson.

Admitted to practice in Texas and Mississippi, Mr. Gore is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Gore is actively involved in several professional organizations. His memberships include the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA), the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association and the Texas Bar College. 

With a “Superb” rating on Avvo, Mr. Gore has also been named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 list each year since 2014. He was the recipient of the TCDLA President’s Award in 2009 and was included on the list of the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys’ 2015 Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award.

Practice areas

Criminal defense, Criminal defense: white collar, Family law

Focus areas

Arrest & arraignment, Assault & battery, Criminal fraud, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, Expungement, False accusations, Felony, Juvenile delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Probation, Sex offenses, Theft, Criminal domestic violence, White collar crime, Criminal law - federal, Custody & visitation, Divorce, Father's rights

  • 40% Criminal defense
  • 40% Criminal defense: white collar
  • 20% Family law

First Admitted: 1997, Texas

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Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified 1st Chair Attorney for Capital Murder Cases, 1st Administrative Judicial Region of Texas
  • Certified Mediator, 2001
  • Moot Court Board, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2012
  • Super Lawyer, 2013 - 2015
  • Phi Delta Phi Honor Society, University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
  • Recipient of TCDLA President's Award, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, 2009
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2015 Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney Award
  • AVVO 10/10
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • 10 Best Attorneys, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2016
  • Top 100 North Texas Criminal Defense Attorney, America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2017
Representative Clients:
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Failure to Identify While a Fugitive from Justice
  • Sexual assault of a child
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Driving While Intoxicated (with breath test over .08)
  • Driving While Intoxicated (with blood test over .08)
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Assault
  • Assault Family Violence
  • Evading Arrest
  • Deadly Conduct
  • Indecency with a Child
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Criminal Trespass
  • Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon (Guns and prohibited Weapons)
  • Murder (Dismissed and Reduced During Trial)
  • Other Misdemeanor and Felony Offenses
  • Theft
  • Theft by Check
  • Harassment
  • Providing Alcohol to a Minor
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Driving While License Suspended / Invalid
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • State Bar of Texas, State Bar No. 24002164, November 7, 1997
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Collin County Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • State Bar of Mississippi, State Bar No. 10575, April 29, 1997
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Collin County Bar Association
  • Former Member, Texas District and County Attorney's Association
  • Grand Jury Foreman, Collin County, Texas, 2008
  • Judge, Municipal Court, City of Trenton, Texas, 2002 - 2003
  • Prosecutor in Felony Trial Division, Assistant District Attorney, Dallas County, Texas, 1998 - 1999
  • Chief Misdemeanor Prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney, Dallas County, Texas, 1998 - 1999
  • Engaged in Private Law Practice from Late 1999 - Present
Educational Background:
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, B.S., Summa Cum Laude, Honors Program, Departmental Honors, Speech Communication, May 1994
  • Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming, Graduate, 2009

Office location for Keith Gore

2301 Virginia Parkway
McKinney, TX 75071

Phone: 972-954-4338


7 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2015, 2019 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2012

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