Troy P. Burleson

Troy Burleson: Plano, Texas DWI lawyer
Over 400 DWI trials since 2006!

“The DWI Trial Guy”

The Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University J.D. The University of Texas at Tyler, BBA.

Troy P. Burleson

Troy Burleson
“The DWI Trial Guy” surrounded by his 300 plus “not guilty” trial verdicts!

Troy Burleson is a DWI trial attorney practicing primarily in Collin, Dallas and Denton Counties. After beginning his legal career as a prosecutor in the Collin County District Attorney’s office, Attorney Burleson opened a solo criminal defense practice in Plano, Texas.

Building on his reputation as smart and tough advocate who has a natural ability to communicate effectively with jurors, Attorney Burleson has successfully tried well over 400 cases to verdict.

Most comfortable in front of a jury in the courtroom, Mr. Burleson continues to build upon his growing reputation as a skilled trial attorney with every jury he picks, case he takes to trial and client that he zealously represents. While a growing number of attorneys avoid the courtroom and increasingly recommend that their clients plead guilty, Attorney Burleson believes in the adversarial system and passionately defends his clients.

Troy Burleson received his Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Tyler. Mr. Burleson then graduated with his Juris Doctor from the Dedman School of law at Southern Methodist University.

While attending law school he was a staff member of law review and a board member of the board of advocates. Mr. Burleson was also recognized for his advocacy skills in numerous on-campus moot court competitions.

As a member of the board of advocates, Mr. Burleson organized and then moderated a Death Penalty Debate between faculty members at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. This debate, attended by over three hundred students and faculty members was the first in a series of faculty debates launched by the board of advocates at Texas Wesleyan School of Law.

Additionally, Mr. Burleson represented Southern Methodist University in national moot court and mock trial competitions in San Diego, Washington D.C. and San Antonio where he competed against other students from top-tier law schools across the nation.

During these competitions, Mr. Burleson was recognized for his advocacy skills by twice placing in the top ten of overall competitors and by winning the highest individual award, Best Overall Advocate, in the Lone Star Mock Trial competition in San Antonio.

Continuing his passion and commitment to advocacy, Mr. Burleson has coached SMU’s John Marshall Moot Court team for the last three years. This team, comprised of law students from SMU, competes annually in Chicago, Illinois against top-tier law school from across the United States.

Mr. Burleson has also been recognized by State on National organizations for his skills as a DWI trial lawyer: Below, are a few of Mr. Burleson awards:

  • A 2016 Texas SuperLawer: Texas Monthly Magazine;
  • A 2010-2015 Texas Rising Star: Texas Monthly Magazine;
  • AVVO “Superb” 5 Star Rating;
  • AVVO “Client’s Choice” DWI Lawyer
  • Top 100 Nation Trial Lawyer: Nation Trial Lawyers Association;
  • Top 40 Under 40: National Trial Lawyers Magazine

Juris Doctor, Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
Honors: National Moot Court Competition
Honors: Mock Trial Competition, San Diego
Honors: Best Overall Advocate, Lone Star Mock Trial Competition, San Antonio
Honors: Board Member of the Board of Advocates
Law Review: Southern Methodist University Law Review, Staff Member

Bachelors of Business Administration, University of Texas, Tyler, Texas

Classes/Seminars Taught
Moot Court Coach, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
Past Employment Positions
Collin County District Attorney's Office, Prosecutor
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