David Scoggins was born in Dallas, Texas and has been a lifelong Texan.
He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government in 1976 and thereafter graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree.
He immediately obtained his license to practice law from The Supreme Court of The State of Texas and shortly thereafter was licensed in the Federal Courts of the United States.
In 1981, David Scoggins commenced the practice of law in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and has resolved over 6,000 cases. He has represented citizens accused in Federal Courts in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee, typically on drug conspiracy and fraud cases.
He has also tried hundred of jury trials in Felony and Misdemeanor courts in Texas. He has most often appeared at court in Dallas, Collin (McKinney) and Tarrant Counties (Fort Worth) with a significant docket in Denton, Rockwall, and Kaufman counties. He has also been persuaded by clients to represent them in distant counties for significant cases such as murder, intoxication manslaughter, organized crime, healthcare fraud and drug conspiracy prosecutions.
He is often retained by other attorneys as criminal jury trial lead or second chair counsel.
He holds the highest rating that can be given to an attorney by Martindale-Hubbell which has rated attorneys nationwide for over one hundred years for their legal expertise and professional stature. He has an AV Preeminent rating, which identifies an attorney with very high to preeminent legal ability and is a reflection of expertise, experience, integrity, and overall professional excellence. It is an indication of the highest professional and ethical standards and he is very pleased to be so regarded. He is also pleased to be rated Superb by AVVO.
David Scoggins is available as trial counsel on significant non-criminal (civil) cases of special interest. He can also recommend attorneys in whom he has confidence for clients with civil or family law needs.
Licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1981.
Licensed in Federal Court – Northern District of Texas in 1982.
David Scoggins graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government in 1976 and thereafter graduated from Texas Tech University School of Law with a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree.
Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbard
AVVO Top Attorney Live Rating 9.7
AVVO Client’s Choice 2016
State Bar of Texas
U.S. District Court – Northern District of Texas
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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Outstanding Lawyer. Mr. Scoggins is an outstanding lawyer in my opinion. He went above and beyond his call of duty to represent me. He is very professional not only is he professional but he is a genuine person with a heart. He kept me informed on my case at all times. I would recommend Mr. Scoggins for any legal services. He is a tremendous attorney. I feel confident that he will represent you to the best of his ability and then some.
A savior on earth!
A savior on earth! I got in a little bit of trouble with the federal government and Mr. Scoggins saved my bacon in more ways than I can even begin to explain. David went above and beyond his duties as an attorney to do everything he could to save me from the clutches of the government. If you need a federal attorney look no further. Mr. Scoggins is the best lawyer and kind hearted hard-working man I’ve ever known. Thank you David for everything you did for me. You are truly a blessing.
I have recommended David to family and friends that have found themselves in trouble. He helped me through a time that I found myself in trouble. He got me on three years probation and after half way through that, he got the probation dropped and the case dismissed. Always returns phone calls and emails. Makes sure you’re informed at all times during the process. Very reassuring at all times. Worth every penny spent. I’d like to thank him again for his help!