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Matthew Maddox

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Mckinney, TX

The Maddox Law Firm
2111 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 103
Mckinney, TX 75070
Phone: 972-373-3635
Fax: 972-546-2495
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Appellate, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar
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Attorney Profile

A reputable criminal defense attorney in McKinney, Texas, Matthew Maddox is the owner of the law firm bearing his name. He offers aggressive defense for clients accused of a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony criminal charges such as DUI, drug offenses, theft and fraud, vehicular crimes, sexual abuse, assault and battery, murder, white collar crimes, juvenile crimes, domestic violence and more.

Mr. Maddox prides himself on providing a rare personal touch and a compassionate ear to those convicted of crimes. He understands that a criminal charge can have lifetime ramifications on a person’s future, family and reputation and offers strategic representation from the moment he is hired. With wisdom on how to protect those accused in all facets of the criminal justice system, he has capably procured favorable results for his clients, either through charge dismissals, jury acquittals or favorable plea bargains.

Before ascertaining his love for criminal law and establishing The Maddox Law Firm, Mr. Maddox worked as a commercial litigation attorney at a well-known, giant law firm. He is licensed in Texas since 1996 and is also qualified to appear before the United States District Court for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas. 

A native of Moore, Oklahoma, Mr. Maddox majored in journalism and professional writing and graduated with his Bachelor of Arts from The University of Oklahoma. He received his Doctor of Jurisprudence, summa cum laude, in 1996 from The University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he functioned as the notes editor of Oklahoma Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. For his outstanding scholastic achievement, he was given the prestigious American Jurisprudence Award several times. 

A skilled litigator, Mr. Maddox was selected for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100 Trial Lawyers list consistently since 2018. He is rated 10 out of 10 through Avvo. He is an active member of the Collin County Bar Association, the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Appellate
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, Appeals, DUI/DWI, Criminal Law - Federal


1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022

About Matthew Maddox

First Admitted: 1996, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Volunteer Attorney, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas

Educational Background

  • University of Oklahoma, B.A.  – Major:  Journalism and Professional Writing, 1993

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Director, Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, Former Director and current member, 2014
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2019
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1996
  • Texas, 1996
  • Member, Collin County Bar Association


  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers, 2019


  • Probation (Manslaughter, reduced from murder - Collin County), 2018
  • Open Plea - Possession with Intent to Distribute 4-200g (Deferred Adjudication), 2021
  • Not Guilty (Domestic Violence), 2021
  • Not Guilty (Domestic Violence - Collin County), 2018
  • Not Guilty, federal drug distribution conspiracy (Northern District of Texas), 1997
  • Not Guilty (Assault - Collin County), 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Presentation on special considerations for jury trials during COVID-19 protocols, Speaker, Handling Your First Jury Trial in the COVID-19 Era, Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, Criminal Defense, 2021
  • Presentation on dealing with face masks, representative jury panels, continuance arguments, and more to local bar association members, Speaker, Surviving Your First COVID-19 Criminal Jury Trial, Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, Criminal Defense, 2021

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Graduate, Trial Lawyers College, 2021
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Office Location for Matthew Maddox

2111 Eldorado Parkway
Suite 103
Mckinney, TX 75070

Phone: 972-373-3635

Fax: 972-546-2495

Last Updated: 6/24/2022

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