Dallas DWI Defense Lawyer

Brian A. Bolton Dallas DUI Defense AttorneyBrian A. Bolton

Brian A. Bolton was hired by the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office upon graduating from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. He quickly developed a reputation among the Dallas County courthouse as one of the most thorough, aggressive prosecutors. Brian was named Chief Prosecutor, where he was responsible for the mentoring of younger Assistant District Attorneys, and where he trained police officers how to properly conduct DWI investigations, how to testify in Court hearings, and how to gather evidence to build cases against DWI suspects. After some 18 months in the Misdemeanor Trial Division and having represented Dallas County in thousands of misdemeanor offenses, Brian was promoted to the Felony Trial Division, where he represented the State of Texas in hundreds of felony cases.

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. Since that time, he has gained the reputation by his colleagues as one of the premier up-and-coming criminal defense lawyers in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, and has been acknowledged by his clients, prosecutors, police officers, fellow defense lawyers, and by the judges themselves, as a tenacious, unrelenting trial lawyer with the uncanny ability to win even the most difficult cases, with a winning record to show.

Because of Mr. Bolton’s ability to conduct a winning DWI jury selection, and because of his ability to vigorously cross-examine the arresting officer, several prominent DWI lawyers have called upon Mr. Bolton to assist them with their own jury trials.

Mr. Bolton has handled thousands of criminal offenses in State court, including Drug Possession offenses, Drug Manufacturing/Delivery offenses, Theft and Fraud offenses, Weapons offenses, Assault offenses, Burglary offenses, Drivers License offenses, Intoxication Manslaughter, Municipal citation offenses, and other offenses. During this time, however, his primary area of practice has been DWI.

In 2008, Brian A. Bolton joined forces with Richard C. McConathy, a fellow defense lawyer and colleague from law school, where he will continue to get the best results possible for each individual client. Mr. Bolton attended Texas A&M University – College Station, and the University of Memphis, receiving his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1998. Mr. Bolton has received the Eagle Scout award from the Boy Scouts of America, and he is an active member of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the College of the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice in the State of Texas, and is licensed in Federal Court in the Northern District of Texas.

Areas Of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas, 2002
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas


  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas
  • University of Memphis, Tennessee
  • TAMU, College Station, Texas
    B.A., 1998

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Client Testimonials

  • 5 stars
    I would like to thank the Law Office of Richard C. McConathy for your awesome and courtious attention to professionalism. I am amazed at Richard and Brian''s ability to get a fast resolution and am grateful to them for the time put into this matter. I could feel the genuine concern and dedication that the attorney''s put on my case.
    - Andrea L.
  • 5 stars
    I hired The Law Office of Richard C. McConathy after I got arrested for DWI. In my life of work, I absolutely could not have a conviction on my record. At trial, I was found Not Guilty. Brian and Richard are the best lawyers in Dallas!
    - David C.
  • 5 stars
    I was able to keep my driver''s license and keep a clean a record as both the ALR and DWI case were both dismissed! I was pleased with their professionalism and ability to work with me to achieve the best possible outcome, dismissals all around.
    - James M.
  • 5 stars
    I was pulled over on the North Dallas Tollway for going 90 mph. The cop said that I was all over the road, and failed all the field tests and was obviously intoxicated. I pretty much lost all hope that I would walk away from this. That was until I found Richard McConathy. Richard and his firm fought the DA and eventually got my case dismissed. I couldn''t give a bigger recommendation for these guys. If you''re in trouble don''t hesitate, it is worth it.
    - Greg B.
  • 5 stars
    The law offices of Richard C. McConathy represented me with the utmost professionalism and they secured a victory for my probation revocation case. My case was nine years old and I was told by other firms that it would be very difficult to get the judge to revoke. This firm took my case on, and not only won the judgment, but also got the original probation case conditions dismissed. I highly recommend this law firm to any person in need if legal representation. They are very considerate and extremely knowledgeable.
    - Brant G.
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