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Nicole Knox Esq. Criminal Defense Attorney Location:Dallas Phone:214-740-9955 Fax:214-740-9912 Email: [email protected] Connect with Nicole: vCard


Nicole Knox has quickly become one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Dallas and the state of Texas.  She has dedicated her career to providing high-quality criminal defense representation in state and federal court. Nicole is a proven trial lawyer. She has defended the accused in nearly 100 jury trial verdicts, and she has earned over 60 “not guilty” verdicts.  Nicole is dedicated to developing a strong defense for all of her clients.  As a result, she has earned a long list of dismissals, favorable sentences, and refusals to prosecute. Nicole has earned the respect of the Dallas legal community due to her advocacy and her committed service. She is the Past President of the Dallas Women Lawyers Association, Past Chair of the Dallas Diversity Task Force, and current Co-Chair of the Women’s Advocacy Awards for Northwest Texas.  In addition, she has held leadership positions in several legal and community organizations.

Attorney of the Month-Attorney At Law Magazine-Nicole Knox

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers, Criminal Defense,  D Magazine, 2016, 2017
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers Up-and-Coming, Texas Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Lawyers Up-and-Coming, Texas Super Lawyers
  • Texas Rising Star, 2015 – 2017, Texas Super Lawyers
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, Top 40 Under 40, 2013, 2014, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Dallas, 2016,
  • Attorney of the Month, Attorney At Law Magazine, Vol. 3 No. 1, Mar-Apr. 2016
  • Ten Best Attorneys In Texas, American Institute Of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Nation’s Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Dallas’ Best Criminal Defense Lawyers, Star on the Rise, Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2015, 2016

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • President, Dallas Women Lawyers Association, 2015, Vice-President 2012-2014, 2016-2017, member, 2010-present
  • Chair, Dallas Diversity Task Force, 2016
  • Chair, Texas Women Lawyers Association, Law School and Scholarship Committee, 2016
  • Chair, New Members, Rotary Club of Dallas, District 5810, member, 2013-present
  • Co-Chair, Women’s Advocacy Awards, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, 2017
  • Co-Chair, Texas Bar Foundation Nominating Committee, District 6, 2016, Fellow, 2014-present
  • Co-Chair, Mentoring Circles, Dallas Women Lawyers Association/Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, 2016
  • Co-Chair, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Criminal Bar Involvement Committee, 2011-2012, Leadership Class, 2010, member, 2009-present
  • Lifetime Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, 2010-present
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association, 2009- present, Criminal Justice Committee, 2016
  • Member, Dallas County Committee for Qualified Judiciary, 2016-2017
  • Member, Criminal Justice Act Panel, Northern District of Texas, 2016-2018
  • Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2009-present, Trial College Graduate 2010
  • Member, The College of the State Bar of Texas, 2014-present
  • Member, American Bar Association, 2014-present, Criminal Justice Section, 2014-present
  • Member, Women’s White Collar Defense Association, 2015-present
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012-present
  • Member, National Conference of Bar Presidents, Diversity Scholarship, 2015, Diversity Committee, 2015-2016

Academic Appointments

  • Faculty, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Trial Skills workshop, Dallas, Texas, 2016, 2017
  • Guest lecturer, University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law, Dec. 2016, Feb. 2017, Mar. 2017
  • Guest lecturer, University of Texas at Dallas, Oct. 2016

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Oklahoma, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Tennessee, 2015


  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas
    • J.D.
  • University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi
    • B.A. magna cum laude
    • Major: Broadcast Journalism

Published Work

  • “Women in the Workplace: Sartorial Tips for New Lawyers.” Texas Lawyer. Nov. 2015.
  • “Three Ethical Rules in a ‘Facebook Nation.’” Headnotes, Dallas Bar Association. May 2015.
  • “Cell Phone Records: Friend Or Foe?” The Dicta, Dallas Young Lawyer’s Association. Dec. 2012.

Past Presentations

  • Panel speaker, “How to Pick a Jury-Educate the Jurors,” Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. Mar. 2017.
  • Panel speaker, Criminal Justice, Dallas Chamber of Commerce—Leadership Dallas. Jan. 2017
  • Panel speaker, “Think Before You Speak: Ethical Considerations When the Media Calls,” Dallas Women Lawyers Association CLE. Dec. 2016.
  • Presenter, Gun Law in Louisiana, National Business Institute. Shreveport, La. Dec. 2016.
  • Panel speaker, “Women in the Workplace,” Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Tx,, Oct. 2016
  • Panel speaker, “The Legal System’s Record Holders & Surety Shoulders,” Judge Amber Givens-Davis’ Word of Mouth Series, Dallas, Texas. Aug. 2016.
  • Faculty, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Trial Skills Program, Dallas, Texas.  June 2016
  • Presenter, “Crime & Ethics.” Dallas Minority Attorney Program, Dallas Bar Association.  Apr. 2016
  • Presenter, Gun Law in Texas, Constitutional Components of Firearms Law, Texas Concealed and Open Carry Law, and Gun Ownership and Legal Concerns, National Business Institute. Apr. 2016
  • Presenter, Mock Voir Dire, Law Day, Dallas Bar Association.  Apr. 2016
  • Panel Speaker, Solo & Small Firm Summit, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. Apr. 2016
  • Presenter, “Upholding Justice One Client at a Time.” Criminal Law Ethics, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Jan. 2016
  • Panel Speaker, University of North Texas at Dallas Law School Orientation: Opportunities for Involvement in Bar Associations. Aug. 2015
  • Moderator and Program Chair, “Building Blocks of Success,” Dallas Women Lawyers Association Leadership Class. Aug. 2015
  • Moderator and Program Chair, “Shattering the Glass Ceiling,” Dallas Women Lawyers Association Leadership Class. July 2015
  • Moderator and Program Chair, “Men Joining Women for Change,” Dallas Women Lawyers Association Leadership Class. June 2015
  • Panel Speaker, American Bar Association, Mid-year meeting, “Social Media in Discovery, Evidence, and Post-Conviction Supervision.” Houston, Texas. Feb. 2015
  • Guest Instructor, Recurring, Texas Law Shield Firearms Seminar, “Stand Your Ground And Other Justifiable Uses Of Deadly Force.” Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. Mar., May, Aug., Sept., Oct., Dec. 2014.
  • Guest Speaker, Dallas Association Of Young Lawyers, “Evolving Expectations Of Privacy In Social Media Accounts.” Dallas, Texas. Nov. 2013
  • Panel Speaker, American Bar Association, Mid-Year Meeting. “Stand Your Ground.” Dallas, Texas. Feb. 2013
  • Guest Speaker, Recurring, “Know Your Rights,” Central High School. Keller, Texas. 2012-2016.
  • Panel Speaker, “The Practice Of Criminal Law,” Texas Wesleyan School Of Law.  Apr. 2012

Past Employment Positions

  • Jones, Otjen & Davis, Associate Attorney, 2009 – 2012
  • Kastl Law, PC, Associate Attorney, 2010 – 2011