About Us

History of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

The Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCCDLA) was formed in Fort Worth, Texas under the present name in the late 1970s, but we trace our roots back many years before when we were known simply as the Tarrant County Criminal Bar. Although the name has changed and membership numbers have grown over the years, our core beliefs and objectives remain the same.

Our Purpose

TCCDLA is a non-profit association of attorneys who practice criminal defense law in Tarrant County, Texas. The focus of TCCDLA is the protection of individual rights guaranteed by the Constitutions of both Texas and the United States. Toward that end, TCCDLA seeks to keep its members current on the latest developments in the area of criminal law, as well as educate the public on the need for strict adherence to ethical standards by all participants in the criminal justice system.

Why The Need for a Criminal Defense Attorney?

When the government brings criminal charges against a person, the accused faces a well-trained prosecutor in any court proceeding. Our state and federal constitutions both provide that the accused has the right to be represented by an attorney. TCCDLA believes that this is a critical right, and a person accused of a crime should seek representation from a lawyer who regularly practices criminal defense law. If you or someone near to you is in that situation, and you do not know a criminal defense attorney, visit our Membership Directory.

CLE Luncheon Reservations

The Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association has 11 CLE Luncheons every year. You can reserve your spot, purchase your tickets individually or by purchasing a ‘Meal Pack’ ticket (members only).
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Contact Us
For any question concerning this website, the TCCDLA online store, contact support at 817-481-1573 or fill out the contact form.