Areas of Practice:
State and Federal
One Hunderd Percent of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1981
U.S. Federal Court, 1981
U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1984
Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 1977
~ J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1973
~ B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Honors and Awards:
Outstanding Young Men of America, 1984
Who's Who in American Law, 1985-1986
Professsional Associations and Memberships:
Dallas Assiciation of Young Lawyers, 1984-1985
Dallas County Criminal Bar Association, 1989-Present
||J. Craig Jett
Craig Jett is Of Counsel to the firm. He has been practicing criminal defense law in the north Texas area for over 32 years. His practice consists of representation of citizens accused of criminal offenses in United States District Courts in the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas and in state courts in Dallas and surrounding counties, in East Texas, and in Travis County, Texas. He represents clients before grand juries, in trial courts and appellate courts. He has argued appeals before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and in intermediate Texas courts of appeal. He has been board certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1986.
In federal courts Mr. Jett has represented clients charged with bank fraud, computer fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, arms smuggling, unlawful purchase and possession of firearms, possession of child pornography, conspiracy and distribution of illegal drugs. In state courts Mr. Jett has represented clients charged with child abuse, homicide, healthcare fraud, insurance fraud, theft, assault, possession and distribution of drugs, driving while in intoxicated and other alcohol related matters.
Mr. Jett has been active for decades in the professional organizations that serve the Texas criminal defense bar. He has been a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (ATCDLA@) for 31 years, chairing committees, producing continuing education programs and holding officer positions in the organization until he rose to be president of TCDLA in 2007-08. He has served as chair of the Criminal Defense Lawyers Project which adminsters a continuing legal education grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, producing continuing legal education seminars all over the State of Texas. He is currently the Chair of the Criminal Justice Section of State Bar of Texas. He served as president of the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in 1994-95.
Mr. Jett is an author and frequent lecturer on criminal law issues in Texas. He has presented lectures at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course, the TCDLA, M.P. ARusty@ Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Law and All That Jazz programs as well as a variety of other statewide and local bar association legal education programs. The topics on which Mr. Jett has spoken include jury selection, extraneous offenses, impeachment, discovery and investigation in child abuse cases, Texas child abuse case law update, pretrial motions, eyewitness identification and ethics. Mr Jett has served for several years on the faculty of TCDLA=s Texas Criminal Trial College and on the faculty of programs at the Center for American and International law in Plano, Texas.
Mr Jett is a gradute of Southern Methodist Univeristy Law School. He is admitted to practice in all state courts in Texas, in United States Districts Courts for the Northern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court, where in 2006, he argued Dixon v. United States. He and his wife of 22 years are the proud parents of two teenage sons.