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 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. David has also tried hundreds 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. David has also been persuaded by clients to represent them in distant counties for significant cases such as murder, intoxication manslaughter, organized crime, health care fraud and drug conspiracy prosecutions.
David 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 reflects expertise, experience, integrity, and overall professional excellence. This rating is an indication of David’s highest professional and ethical standards and he is very pleased to be so regarded. He is also pleased to be rated Superb by AVVO.
Areas of Practice
- General Litigation
- Personal Injury
Licensed and Admitted to Practice
- Supreme Court, State of Texas, 1981
- United States District Court, Northern District of Texas, 1982
- Texas Tech University School of Law, Juris Doctor
- University of Texas at Austin, BA, Government
- State Bar of Texas (Member, Criminal Justice Section)
- Dallas Bar Association
- Collin County Bar Association
- Dallas, Collin and Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Certifications, Honors and Recognition
- Past Master of East Dallas Lodge 1200, A.F. & A.M. and former member of the Grand Lodge Jurisprudence Committee