Katheryn H. Haywood

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Plano, TX

Law Office of KH Haywood
 | 9720 Coit Road, Suite 220-255
Plano, TX 75025
Phone: 214-460-6800
Fax: 972-893-0456
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 1995
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Focusing her practice exclusively on criminal defense matters, Katheryn H. Haywood is the founder of her eponymous law firm based in Plano, Texas, where she provides zealous representation to people throughout Collin and Dallas counties who have been charged by the state with having committed felony or misdemeanor offenses. Born and raised in Texas, and fluent in Spanish as well as in English, she is admitted to practice before all Texas state courts and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

During her more than 20 years of practice, Ms. Haywood has participated in over 300 jury trials and has handled more than 3,000 criminal cases overall. The types of charges that she has defended against have included drug possession and distribution, driving while intoxicated, vehicular manslaughter, juvenile misdemeanors, child abuse, theft, burglary, sexual assault, domestic violence, and murder. Ms. Haywood analyzes each case and builds the most applicable strategy to defend against the allegations, and she has been able to obtain positive outcomes for her clients, whether through bench or jury acquittals and dismissals, or through the negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. Her successful track record and high degree of ethics have earned her the respect of her fellow professionals, as evidenced by her receipt of a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo.

Ms. Haywood attended Texas A&M University as an undergraduate, where she majored in economics and received a Bachelor of Science in 1991. She then went on to pursue her legal education at Baylor Law School in Waco, and she was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1995. After graduation, Ms. Haywood worked at the Dallas City Attorney's Office before opening her firm. Her professional memberships include the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (100%): Assault & Battery, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Sex Offenses, Criminal Domestic Violence


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Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Katheryn Haywood

Admitted: 1995, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.dfwcrimes.com/attorney/about-katheryn/


  •  BEST trial attorneys in North Texas (DFW)
  • Selected Top 10 Dallas Criminal Attorneys., Top 10 Dallas, 2019
  • Chosen as one of best in these 2 categories by fellow Dallas criminal Attorneys. , Best Child Abuse/ Best Mental Health Attorney, Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member
  • Member, former Secretary of Collin County Criminal Bar Association
  • Member for past 10 years.


  • No Billed Adult Rape Charge, Dallas County. , 2019
  • NG Jury Trial Aggravated Assault Deadly Weapon, Dallas County., 2018
  • NG Injury to a Child - Collin County, 2018
  • Dismissal Juvenile Agg Sex Child Under 14.  Collin County. , 2019
  • Dismissal Sexual Assault Child Under 17, 2019

Educational Background:

  • Texas A&M University, Graduated with BS in Economics and a special Honors Degree for completion of honors level classes 

Industry Groups

  • criminal defense in Collin and Dallas counties
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Office Location for Katheryn H. Haywood

9720 Coit Road
Suite 220-255
Plano, TX 75025

Phone: 214-460-6800

Fax: 972-893-0456

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Last Updated: 4/12/2019

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