John Teakell | Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer

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John R. Teakell has over 30 years experience in criminal law as both a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney. Those charged with serious crimes seek John Teakell out for legal counsel because of his deep criminal law subject matter experience and firsthand knowledge of state and criminal court procedures.

Teakell began his career as an Assistant District Attorney and worked as a Senior Trial Counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission where he prosecuted civil enforcement actions of fraudulent schemes in White Collar cases.

Before going into criminal defense Mr. Teakell spent over 12 years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office as a federal prosecutor, most of which at the Northern District of Texas where he was designated as a bank fraud prosecutor. However, during this period Teakell also prosecuted all types of federal crimes in the Northern District of Texas including extraordinarily large drug trafficking and money laundering cases as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Puerto Rico, as well as federal death penalty cases.

Today Mr. Teakell represents defendants in criminal cases throughout the State of Texas in federal and state courts, as well as cases in federal courts throughout the United States including Puerto Rico. As a criminal defense attorney and trial lawyer, Mr. Teakell has successfully defended those charged with violent crimes, drug manufacturing and distribution, and white-collar crimes including money laundering, bank fraud, securities fraud, and violations of federal securities law.
Position Organization Location Duration
Managing PartnerThe Law Offices of John R TeakellDallas, Texas2005-Present
School Degree Major Graduation
Oklahoma City University School of LawJ.D. Law School1985  
Oklahoma City UniversityB.A.1972
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Texas1990
Oklahoma1985
  • Oklahoma State Bar Association | Member
    Texas State Bar Association | Member
    Federal Bar Association, Dallas Chapter | Treasurer | 2004 - Present
    Tarrant County Bar Association | Member
    American Bar Association | Member
    Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association | Member
    National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | Member
    Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association | Member
    Association of Federal Defense Attorneys | Member
    Dallas Bar Association | Member
    Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association | Member
    Association of Former SEC Attorneys | Member
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas | American Trial Lawyers Association | 2009-2012
    Highlighted as White Collard Defense Attorney - D/FW Area | Forbes Magazine | 2011
    Texas Super Lawyer | Texas Monthly Magazine | 2005-2011
    Highlighted as White Collar Defense Attorney | Forbes Magazine | 2010

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  • Texas Lawyer | Top Five Areas of Potential Criminal Exposure Under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act | 2006
    Federal Bar Association Criminal Law Seminar | Parallel Proceedings - Criminal Charges, Civil Actions and the Fifth Amendment | 2006
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John R. Teakell
2911 Turtle Creek Blvd.
Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75219
32.8040853,-96.8058108

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