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Kyle Therrian

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in McKinney, TX

Rosenthal Kalabus & Therrian
4500 Eldorado Pkwy, Suite 3000
McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: 972-292-8969
Fax: 972-369-0532
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020, 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Appellate
Attorney Profile

Representing those charged with a criminal offense, Kyle Therrian is a partner at Rosenthal, Kalabus & Therrian who handles cases for clients throughout the State of Texas. He combines the experience and aggressiveness he earned as a trial attorney with the savvy and finesse of a client advocate to determine the best solution for each individual situation.

A leader in the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA), Mr Therrian also serves as editor of TCDLA's "Significant Decisions Report." His published legal summaries are distributed monthly to thousands of practitioners and judges. He is known throughout the profession as someone who knows the law, stays several steps ahead, and is not afraid to go the distance if the case requires it.

Along with defending clients on their initial charges, Mr. Therrian also handles criminal appeals for those who need their case taken to the next level. With his appellate experience, he is uniquely prepared to handle cases wherein a judge must be convinced that the client’s rights were violated, or a client hopes for a favorable outcome with a prosecutor.

At The University of Oklahoma College of Law, Mr. Therrian obtained a Juris Doctor and was inducted into the Order of Solicitors. He has an Avvo “Superb” rating and was chosen by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association as a statewide lecturer. With the same organization, he serves as vice chair of the COVID-19 taskforce and as vice chair of the sister organization Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Education Institute. Mr. Therrian has been listed for multiple years in The National Trial Lawyers Association: Top 40 Under 40, he was named as one of the Best Lawyers Under 40 by D Magazine, and is a member of the State Bar College.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Appellate
Focus Areas

Criminal Law


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020, 2022

About Kyle Therrian

First Admitted: 2010, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer, Teen Court Judge, Collin County Bail Bond Board

Scholarly Lectures/Writings


  • D Magazine's best lawyers under 40 Recognized 2018, 2020, 2021, Best Under 40, D Magazine, 2021
  • "In appreciation of dedication & tireless service to the cause of justice, during a year of unprecedented personal & professional challenge.", Presidential Award, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2021
  • Recognized as a top lawyer in the DFW Metroplex, D Best, D Magazine, 2020
  • "In recognition of exemplary leadership and selfless gift of time and dedication.", Presidential Award, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2020
  • “Top 40 under 40”, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2014
  • “Best Advocate”, Black Law Student Association, University of Oklahoma
  • Best Lawyers Under 40 list, 2018
  • Captain, OU’s Prestigious White-Collar Crime Mock Trial Team, University of Oklahoma
  • Order of Solicitors, University of Oklahoma

Bar/Professional Activity

  • TCDLA Amicus Committee - Co-Chair Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association's Amicus Committee is responsible for deciding which statewide cases the organization will author amicus appellate briefs. Chairpersons are responsible for setting policy, assigning brief-writing responsibilities, drafting briefs, and general oversight. Kyle has served as a member on this committee since 2017. , 2021
  • Significant Decisions Report - Editor/Author Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Significant Decisions Report is a grant-funded caselaw summary published in the Voice for the Defense Magazine. Kyle serves as the editor and author of this monthly caselaw summary which is distributed to the statewide criminal defense bar, trial court judges, and appellate court judges., 2021
  • Vice Chair, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association COVID-19 Task - part of a 4-person subcommittee involved in statewide litigation challenging criminal justice executive orders, developing form motions and resources for criminal attorneys, developing health and safety positions on behalf of the organization., 2021
  • Vice Chair, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Education Institute - a 501(c)(3) organization responsible for funding scholarship opportunities to young criminal attorneys and public defenders needing assistance to attend continuing legal education seminars around the State of Texas. , 2021
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, 2021
  • Director - Plano Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service., 2020
  • McKinney Bar Association - Past President. , 2018
  • Elected Member, Collin County Bail Bond Board, 2018
  • Fmr. Treasurer/Secretary - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Education Institute (current position held)(board member 2018-present), 2019


  • “Great Trial and Appellate Lawyer”
  • “Simply an excellent Attorney.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Kyle Therrian

4500 Eldorado Pkwy
Suite 3000
McKinney, TX 75070

Phone: 972-292-8969

Fax: 972-369-0532

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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