Why Reputation Matters

It's not what you know, it's who you know

You have heard people say, "It's not what you know; it's who you know." Who and what your attorney knows are important. Perhaps most important, however, is who knows your attorney and what they think of him. Your attorney's reputation among judges, prosecutors, and police officers, may have a significant impact on the outcome of your case, and on your future. It is very important that you hire an attorney who is well known and respected around the courthouse.

Who has trusted Tom & what they've trusted him with:

  1. DALLAS DISTRICT ATTORNEY – During Tom's 19-year tenure at the Dallas County District Attorney's Office, he was promoted seven (7) times, and rose through the ranks to become an administrative chief. He also handled 16 death penalty trials and various other high-profile cases.
  2. JUDGES – Tom has been appointed "Special Prosecutor" seven times in major cases.
  3. PROSECUTORS - Tom supervised many of the felony assistant district attorneys against whom he now has cases.
  4. LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS – Tom receives frequent referrals from Dallas law enforcement officials.
  5. LAW ENFORCEMENT – Tom taught many seminars to both police officers and investigators.
  6. EL CENTRO COLLEGE – Tom taught criminal law there for 4 years.

Just from looking at this list, it's easy to see how many connections Tom has made over the years with others in the field of criminal law. Those relationships and the reputation he's built up over time directly affect the cases he handles today in a very positive way. To find out for yourself what type of person Tom is, give him a call today - he communicates directly with clients and handles every case himself. Call (800) 738-1960