About Us

“ WE ARE THE LEADING LAW FIRM IN THE DALLAS FORT WORTH AREA ”

Exclusive Criminal Defense Law Firm

Our criminal defense attorneys research the facts, investigate the case against our clients, and try to negotiate deals with their adversaries (prosecutors). These deals might include reduced bail, reduced charges, and reduced sentences.

35+ Years of Experience

With over 35+ years of experience we assure you that you can trust us. The attorneys at Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy are ready to fight for you! Our experience and dedication will be at your side, every step of the way.

Our Awards & Achievements

With over 1000+ criminal cases, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy received 300+ “Not Guilty” or “Dismissed” criminal cases. We use our knowledge to find subtle evidence and reasons why you should win the case.

You deserve the best!

We are experienced trial lawyers…

We bring each client a combination of deep industry knowledge and expert perspectives on the challenge at stake, to offer our clients fresh perspectives and realistic outcomes. At Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy, we will help you by providing you with the information you need to make a sound decision when choosing a legal professional to support and represent you. If you have more questions about our legal team, or what working with us is like, please feel free to call us directly today at (972) 233-5700 to schedule an initial consultation.

  • We are responsive in all 16 counties we serve
  • We will vigorously defend you, we will not back down
  • Extensive experience in the DFW (North Texas) local courts

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OUR LEGAL TEAM

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Richard Charles McConathy

Criminal and DWI Defense Attorney

CEO

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Brian A. Bolton

Criminal & DWI Defense Attorney

Brian A. Bolton – Criminal and DWI Defense Attorney

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Cynthia Gonzalez

Office Administrator / Legal Assistant

Cynthia Gonzalez – Office Administrator/Legal Assistant

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Amanda Olvera

Legal Assistant

Amanda Olvera – Legal Assistant

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Jocelyn Umanzor

Billing Administrator

Jocelyn Umanzor – Billing Administrator

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+35 Years of Experience

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+300 Cases Dissmed in DFW

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Serving +16 counties in DFW

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Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy

On May 20, 1976, Richard “Tex” McConathy became a licensed lawyer in the State of Texas. He was the last person in the State of Texas who was allowed to take the bar exam without graduating from law school. In 1982, he became a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist and in 2002 he and his son, Richard Charles McConathy, became partners in Dallas, Texas. Please see the historical milestones of Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy
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75 Years in business…

My grandfather Jack McConathy Sr. started the McConathy Law firm in 1946. Our Motto Liberty Or Death has a very specific meaning to our family. My Father was a combat veteran in Vietnam. My Grandfather has served all four years in Indochina. Were In it, We’re going to fight to win it!
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Attorney Richard “Tex” McConathy Sr. Career – 1976 to 2010

On May 20, 1976, Richard Tex became a licensed lawyer in the State of Texas and joined the firm. He was the last person in the State of Texas who was allowed to take the bar examine without graduating from law school. From that time on, he became professionally known as Tex McConathy. In 1982, he became a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist. From 2004 – 2007, he served as Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association. He retired and moved to Lake Weatherford, Texas, in 2010.
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Three generations of criminal defense attorneys…

Richard Charles McConathy earned his Juris Doctor from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. McConathy also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Texas. Richard started in the firm in 2002 and has been the managing member of the firm since 2008. Someday my son’s will follow in my footsteps.
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Treasurer of the Dallas Bar Association

Mr. McConathy belongs to the Irving Bar Association, the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association, and the Texas Criminal Lawyers’ Association. Mr. McConathy was the current Treasurer of the Dallas Bar Association Criminal Law Section from 2004-2006.
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38+ Years Combined Experience…

Brian A. Bolton was hired by the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office upon graduating from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. In late 2004, Mr. Bolton left the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office to begin a private criminal defense practice that focused on DWI and other intoxication-related offenses. In 2008, Brian A. Bolton joined forces with Richard C. McConathy, a fellow defense lawyer and colleague from law school.
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Company milestones in 2021

Expertise.com selected and awarded the Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy in 2021 for Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Dallas, Texas.
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Client Testimonials

Richard saved my life from the path of destruction it was on. My twenties was full of many hazy memories and mistakes. I should be in prison for my selfishness, but because of one man and my sweet Gama I doing life right. So many other lawyers would have quit on me, but Richard kept going. He kept me out of prison and got me into treatment and kept it where I could seal my record. I’m now married to the love of my life with two of the most precious little girls a man could wish for. I just got my master plumber standing and own my own business. This wouldn’t be happening If one man, Richard McConathy, didn’t save me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart

James Smith

James Smith

Criminal Case Dissmised

I have never been in trouble in my life except traffic tickets. Then I made a really stupid mistake and had my kid in the car. It didn’t look good. I was looking at becoming a felon and looking like a really bad mom. I thankfully found Richard McConathy. It took close to a year but he was able to convince the DA to drop my case down and now I’m eligible to have it sealed. I now have my future back. Great office staff and very hands on with the clients needs. Once again a big thanks to the whole office.

Kristan Darst

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DWI Case Dissmised

Richard and Brian are some really good lawyers in my book. They took what looked like to me as an impossible situation and somehow got it to turned in my favor. It was a long road and a lot of stress, but these guys have no give up attitude.I would happily recommend Richard and his whole team to handle your case. He did great on mine

Robert Washington

Robert Washington

Criminal Case Dismissed

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