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Attorneys

RICK HAGEN

Rick Hagen

Denton, Texas Partner

Phone 9403825829

Rick Hagen was raised in Denton, Texas, and graduated Denton High School in 1982. He obtained full membership in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association as a bareback rider in 1985 before injuries ended his career. In 1986, Hagen obtained his undergraduate degree from Austin College and worked as the Legislative Assistant for State Representative Jim Horn. Hagen graduated law school from the University of Oklahoma in 1990 where he received the American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Techniques. Hagen was hired by the Honorable Rusty Duncan to work as a briefing attorney on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals- the highest criminal court in the State. After working on the Court, Hagen served a two year stint as a prosecutor in Central Texas. In 1993 he returned home and began practice law with Mr. Jackson.

Year Joined Organization

1993

Areas of Practice

Criminal Law Constitutional Law DUI/DWI

Education

University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma, 1990, J.D. Honors: American Jurisprudence Award - Trial Techniques Austin College, Sherman, Texas, 1986, B.A. Major: Political Science

Published Works (partial listing)

Ex post facto violation of certain prosecutions of Section 481.124 of the Health and Safety Code, Voice for the Defense, Vol.32, No. 9, Nov., 2003 Judicial Suicide and The Need for Reforming Texas Pleading Rules, Voice for the Defense, Vol. 27, No. 8, Oct., 1998 Lost Evidence: Finding a Stick when they Hide the Ball, Voice for the Defense, Vol. 26, No. 1, Jan./Feb., 1997 Bauder, A New Standard and Special Plea Ammunition, Voice for the Defense, Vol. 25, No. 4, May, 1996 Jurors Rights: Is the Enemy Armed?, Voice for the Defense, Vol. 24, No. 8 Oct., 1995 Jury Separation, The Presumption of Harm, Voice for the Defense, Vol. 24, No. 1, Feb., 1995 Protecting Your Right to Voir Dire, Voice for the Defense, Vol. 23, No. 10 Dec., 1994

Classes/Seminars Taught (partial listing)

State Constitutional Issues, Tarrant County Criminal Bar Association, Fort Worth, Texas, May 30, 1996

Nullification Related Defenses, Defending the Undefendable, The Fully Informed Jury Association, Bedford, Texas, November 6, 1998

Faculty Instructor, Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, 24th Annual Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute, Huntsville, Texas, March 26, 2000 - March 31, 2000

Course Director, 2000 Denton County Bench-Bar Seminar, Denton County Bar Association, Denton, Texas, April 14, 2000

Charging Instruments, The Essential Trial Notebook Seminar, Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, Tyler, Texas, October 5, 2000

Recent Significant Decisions, Developing the Theory of the Case, Criminal Defense Lawyer's Project, Longview, Texas, January 24, 2002

Recent Significant Decisions, Developing the Theory of the Case, Criminal Defense Lawyer's Project, Lubbock, Texas, February 20, 2002

Faculty Instructor, 26th Annual Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute, Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, Huntsville, Texas, 2002

Preservation of Error, 15th Annual Honorable M.P. "Rusty" Duncan, III Advanced Criminal Law Short Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, San Antonio, Texas, June 7, 2002

Faculty Instructor, Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, 27th Annual Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute, Huntsville, Texas, 2003

Co-Course Director, 16th Annual Honorable M.P. "Rusty" Duncan, III Advanced Criminal Law Short Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, San Antonio, Texas, 2003

Negotiations and Guilty Pleas, 29th Annual State Bar Advanced Criminal Law Course, Dallas, Texas, July 28, 2003

Forfeitures, Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, Nacodoches, Texas, 2004

Effective Use of Power Point in Trial, Denton County Bar Association, Denton, Texas, 2004

Honors and Awards (partial listing)

Best Lawyers in America- Criminal Law, 2001 - 2006

Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly- Criminal Law, 2003 - 2004

Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly- Criminal Law, 2006 - Present

Professional Associations and membershipS (partial listing)

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Amicus Curiae Committee, Strike Force Committee
Criminal Defense Lawyer's Project

National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Denton County Bar Association, 1997 - 1999
Board of Directors

Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association


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