Attorney Lloyd S. Gastwirth

Years ago, becoming a lawyer appealed to me because it seemed like a great way to educate people so they could help themselves. When I was at Cornell University in the early '60s, I saw a huge general need for better understanding of each other's circumstances — across different communities.

I thought it was important for people to at least be able to see the line that divides them and do something about it. I knew that I wanted to make a difference helping people to better understand their place in society and decided to attend Syracuse University, College of Law.

It wasn't quite clear to me until later that I wanted my core emphasis to be on criminal defense law, so after I got my J.D. I spent some time gaining legal experience in the courtroom managing litigation for Braniff Airways, in addition to being a collections attorney.

I also successfully overturned a case for adverse labor arbitration in federal court in '78 in the southern district of New York. This accomplishment meant a great deal to me since it aligned with what I studied in school — industrial and labor relations. If I could do my part righting the wrongs against those accomplishing good, hard work, I could be an upstanding member of society.

By helping people understand what they need to do now and in the future about their criminal charges, I get to help create closer communities.

Good citizenship is one of the things I've enjoyed talking about when clients have come to see me over the years to build up their criminal defense. They come in, and I take the time to listen to their stories — I need to listen to their side of the story since that is what I'm advocating for.

Over the course of our time together, we talk about where we come from and how we turned out the way we did; for me, it's important to understand my clients because they're more than just a number or figure to me.

In talking with you judgment-free, I want to be sure that we reach a place where we can get you back on track and doing what you need to be doing. With me, you'll get a good idea of how criminal law works in regard to your specific situation, and we will work steadfastly in getting you the results that best work for you.

Don't hesitate to reach out, and we can schedule a free consultation over the phone. You need my immediate help to make sure we get prepared as soon as possible.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1982
  • New York, 1968


  • Syracuse University, College of Law - J.D., 1967
  • Cornell University - B.S. in Industrial & Labor Relations, 1964

Professional Associations & Membership

  • Dallas Bar Association