FORT WORTH Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyer and DWI Attorney

Being charged with a criminal offense can be deeply personal and stressful. When you’re arrested or investigated for a crime, your questions probably feel overwhelming. “What if I’m convicted? Do I have a chance at a dismissal? Do I need a lawyer?”

Our experienced, dedicated Fort Worth criminal defense lawyers and DWI attorneys can help provide not only a quality defense, but peace of mind through excellent service when you’re facing charges in Tarrant County, Texas for:

A confidential consultation with a trusted Fort Worth criminal defense lawyer can help you understand your charges and your options. Learn more and schedule your appointment with a Hoeller McLaughlin PLLC attorney who will handle your case with skill, compassion, and results in mind.


All of our attorneys are former Tarrant County prosecutors and have been named Top Attorneys by Fort Worth Magazine.

Three selected to SUPER LAWYERS

Bryan Hoeller (Super Lawyer), Lindsay Truly and Dustin Trammel (Rising Stars)

Partner Colin McLaughlin is BOARD CERTIFIED

by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

0 200 +
Combined jury trials, from DWI to capital murder
0 200 + 5 STAR REVIEWS
on Google and AVVO Combined
0 100 +
Hundreds of Dismissal, no bills, and reductions


The advantage of a Hoeller McLaughlin PLLC attorney is that we each have years of specialized experience in criminal practice areas. This uniquely qualifies us to handle different types of cases with confidence and work together to produce results for our clients.

With the highest standard of service and consistent communication, our Fort Worth criminal defense lawyers specialize in handling charges in the following areas of criminal defense and DWI law:

What Makes Hoeller McLaughlin PLLC


Before any of our lawyers worked in criminal defense, they were all Tarrant County prosecutors, so our firm’s clients automatically have representation that intimately understands all sides of a criminal charge and how to best navigate it.

Our clients also rest easy knowing the attorney handling their case specializes in the situation they’re facing. With years of experience to each of their names in specific practice areas of criminal defense, the lawyers of Hoeller McLaughlin PLLC are prepared to use that knowledge to create winning strategies that fit our clients’ needs.

With over 200 combined jury trials, Board Certification (Colin McLaughlin), three attorneys named as a Super Lawyer (Bryan Hoeller) or Super Lawyers Rising Stars (Lindsay Truly and Dustin Trammel), and over 200 five-star reviews, our numbers speak for themselves. However, what our attorneys value most are the trust, respect, and lasting relationships developed with clients by delivering great results through quality service.


Get to know our 5 star rated lawyers at Hoeller McLaughlin PLLC to see how our team can work together to meet the unique needs of your situation.

Words from OurOUR 5 STAR REVIEWS



Highly recommend! Colin thank you so much for your dedication. Thank you for actually wanting to sincerely help and give us the best outcome we can get. You are by far one of the best. You helped my bf reschedule a court date after it was missed and was able to give him the same plea deal. Thank you again Colin.

Kassandra H

Absolutely wonderful! Collin was fantastic. He really fought for me and I am very happy with the outcome of my case. He really fought for my case to have a positive outcome and was supportive, easy to get ahold of when needed and walked me through everything. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone!!

Stephanie M

I would highly recommend Hoeller McLaughlin. They helped my husband on a probation violation case and did an excellent job. Dustin Trammel was our attorney and he communicated with us and was supportive and helpful throughout the process. Very good legal service and would recommend this firm.

Hillary G

Charged with a crime in Tarrant County, Texas and unsure of your options? Make the smartest choice possible and schedule a consultation with one of our uniquely experienced attorneys. We offer 15 minute in-person or phone consultations for clients with a pending charge in Tarrant County, Texas. Appointments may be limited by attorney availability and the nature of a case.  Our criminal defense firm represents clients accused of a crime in Tarrant County (i.e. has a pending case or is being actively investigated by law enforcement) or facing a probation adjudication or revocation in Tarrant County.

We offer payment plans and accept all major credit cards, and we’re here to help you during this stressful time. Take a step toward peace of mind by reaching out to the team of Fort Worth criminal defense lawyers and DWI attorneys at Hoeller McLaughlin PLLC. Give us a call at 817-334-7900, or fill out the form below to get started.

Our main business hours are Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 5:30pm.  If you call our answering service after regular business hours, we will return your call as soon as possible on the next business day.

Note: We do not handle traffic tickets or traffic ticket warrants. We primarily represent clients in Tarrant County, Texas.

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