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Knox Fitzpatrick, P.C., Attorney and Counselor

Experienced AttorneyAttorney Knox Fitzpatrick

Knox Fitzpatrick is relentless in his pursuit of achieving his clients’ goals. He is result-oriented and uses his vast experience, gleaned from 39 years of practice and more than 300 jury trials to achieve the best possible outcome for those he represents. He is universally respected by his colleagues and opponents.

Fitzpatrick has been named among the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine and has been named a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly for the past 16 years. After earning a statewide reputation for excellence as a Supervising Chief Felony Prosecutor under the legendary Dallas County Criminal District Attorney Henry Wade and his successor Judge John Vance, and serving his state as Executive Director of the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor’s Office, and as General Counsel to the Governor, Fitzpatrick brought his formidable trial skills and gifts for legal and factual analysis to the defense of individuals and corporations accused of wrongdoing by federal and state authorities.

As a lawyer Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, he has represented numerous businessmen, doctors, school officials, police officers, securities industry, professionals, health-care workers, students accused in Title XI cases, and hundreds of others from all walks of life. He has handled cases ranging from securities fraud to capital murder to driving while intoxicated to juvenile matters. His practice encompasses the federal and state criminal cases, pre- and post-indictment. In addition, he has brought his skills to bear in several personal injury cases, working with co-counsel to secure awards of $1,000,000 and more for his clients.

His skills, work ethic, and creativity lead the State Bar of Texas to name him Prosecutor of the Year in 1993. He consistently applies those abilities to achieve the best possible results for those who entrust their freedom, and reputations, to him.

In addition to his career as a prosecutor and in criminal defense, Fitzpatrick has served Texas as a gubernatorial appointee to the Texas Indigent Defense Commission, the Governor’s Criminal Justice Task Force, the State Bar of Texas Legal Representation for Those on Death Row Committee, and as counsel to the Prosecutor Standards and Guideline Study Commission. In the early ‘90s he worked extensively with the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Texas District and County Attorneys Association, and numerous judges and legislators to re-write major sections of the Texas Penal Code.

The breadth of his experience combined with his ability and work ethic has produced the lawyer he is today: thoughtful, creative, discreet, effective, and a lawyer who thinks outside the box.

He is the man to see.

Professional

  • Knox Fitzpatrick, P.C.
  • Fitzpatrick Jacks Smith & Uhl 2017- Present
  • Fitzpatrick Hagood Smith & Uhl, LLP 2004 ‑ 2017
  • Fitzpatrick & Hagood, P.C. 2003 ‑ 2004
  • Fitzpatrick Hagood Fisher & Holmes 2000 ‑ 2003
  • Fitzpatrick & Hagood 1994 ‑ 2000
  • Dallas County Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Legislative Liaison, 1992 ‑ 1994
  • Special Counsel, Texas District And County Attorneys Association, 1991 ‑ 1992
  • General Counsel, Governor of Texas, Sept., 1990 ‑ Jan., 1991
  • Executive Director, Criminal Justice Division, Office of the Governor, Sept., 1990 ‑ Jan., 1991
  • Interstate Parole Compact Administrator, 1988 ‑ 1991
  • Associate Director, Criminal Justice Division, Office of the Governor, 1988 ‑ 1990
  • Chief Felony Prosecutor, Dallas County District Attorney's Office, 1985 ‑ 1988
  • Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Dallas County District Attorney's Office, 1979 ‑ 1988
  • 300+ Jury Trials
  • Board Certified, Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Honors

  • Criminal Law Section, State Bar of Texas, 1993 Prosecutor of the Year
  • Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly, 2003-2018
  • Best Lawyer of Dallas, D Magazine, 2015-2017

Education

  • Bachelor of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, 1974
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Texas School of Law, 1978

Organizations

  • National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texas Indigent Defense Commission, 2002-2013
  • Board of Directors, Texas District and County Attorneys Association, 1994
  • Prosecutor Standards and Guidelines Study Commission, of Counsel, 1993 ‑ 1994
  • Greater Dallas Crime Commission Legislative Committee, 1986 ‑ 1987
  • Mayor Starke Taylor's Criminal Justice Task Force, 1986
  • Governor's Texas Criminal Justice Task Force, 1987 ‑ 1990
  • State Bar of Texas Legal Representation For Those On Death Row Committee, 1992 ‑ 1995
  • Director, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2001 ‑ 2004
  • President, Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2000
  • Member District 6A Grievance Committee, State Bar of Texas, 2001 ‑ 2007
  • Board of Directors, Texas District and Court Attorneys Association Foundation, 2010 ‑ present

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Northern District of Texas
  • Eastern District of Texas
  • Numerous Courts in the United States pro hac vice
  • Represented clients with federal matters in Louisiana, New York, Illinois, and Michigan, and with state matters in Oklahoma and all over Texas

Charities

  • Salesmanship Club of Dallas
  • Heart of Gold Foundation, Inc.

Best Lawyers in Dallas SuperLawyers 2018

Putting Experience on Your Side

Why Hire Fitzpatrick Jacks Smith & Uhl?
  • Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

  • More than 150 Years of
    Combined Experience

  • Highly Esteemed Civil & Criminal Lawyers

  • Free & Confidential
    Case Evaluations

  • Successful at Handling High-Profile Cases

  • Utilizing Our Collective Skill
    for Your Greatest Benefit

  • Tactful Investigators &
    Thorough Researchers

  • Tremendous Track Record
    of Case Wins

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