Logo of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) has a proud history that began when the organization was chartered on August 12, 1971.
Today the organization has more than 2,800 members which including private attorneys, public defenders and other legal professionals in the criminal defense practice from across the state of Texas.
Joining the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association can provide many membership benefits including:
Members of TCDLA are encouraged to participate in the organization through service on various committees including:
The Percy Foreman Lawyer of the Year Award honors the individual attorney for providing outstanding legal representation. Named after Percy Foremean, the renowned Criminal Defense Lawyer and TCDLA Charter Member, this award is presented in honor of his almost 60 years of service as an attorney.
The recipient must be in good standing with the TCDLA and the State Bar of Texas and is presented each year at TCDLA's Rusty Duncan seminar by the current President the Association.
The State of Texas also has many county-level associations of criminal defense attorneys including:
This article was last updated on Thursday, September 1, 2016.