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

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Call our Office at 940-566-1001

100 W Oak St. #302

Denton, TX 76201

940-566-1001