RICK HAGEN      |      Senior Partner 

  • 30 total years of experience

  • Board certified in Criminal Law since 1995

  • Former Prosecutor

  • Former Legislative Assistant for State Rep. Jim Horn

  • Former President of Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 

  • Briefing Attorney on Texas Court of Criminal Appeals 

  • Member of the Committee on Disciplinary Rules and Referenda 

  • Panel Chair of a State Bar Grievance Committee

  • Published author in Criminal Law

  • Sought-after instructor for legal seminars

  • Former Member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association

  • Education

    • Graduated Denton High School in 1982

    • Bachelor of Arts, Austin College

    • Juris Doctor, University of Oklahoma School of Law

CARY PIEL          Partner

  • 27 total years of experience

  • 13 Years: Prosecutor

  • 14 Years: Criminal Defense

  • Board Certified in Criminal Law since 2000

  • Over 300 Jury Trials, all criminal cases

  • Featured on Dateline, Snapped, and Accident, Suicide, or Murder.

  • Completed Forensic Detective-level Training

    • Crime ​Scene Reconstruction

    • Blood Pattern & Staining

    • Shooting Incident Reconstruction

    • Arson

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas at Austin

    • Juris Doctor, University of Texas School of Law

  • Military

    • United States Marine Corps​

    • U.S. Army, Captain, Infantry, Airborne, Ranger, Pathfinder

MANDY THOMPSON         Legal Assistant

Mandy has worked for Jackson Hagen since 2014, providing comprehensive support to clients in all aspects of their case. Her seven years of legal experience and customer service provide a wealth of knowledge to assist attorneys and clients through the legal process.  

Mandy was raised in Pilot Point, Texas and is a graduate of the University of North Texas where she worked for the UNT football team and met her husband Derek.  Mandy graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Studies.  

Mandy and Derek have two sons and her hobbies include spending time with family, attending sporting events, and watching her husband coach high school football.