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Thad Davidson - Davidson Law - Criminal Defense Attorney Tyler TX

I am T.W. Davidson, a criminal defense and constitutional law attorney in Tyler, TX.  I’ve been practicing law in TX since 2000 and in Wisconsin before that, from 1996-98. I’ve been a lawyer for about 25 years now.

I am a trial lawyer and appellate attorney in state and federal criminal cases. I have handled everything from misdemeanor theft cases up to capital murder trials.

Perhaps my most significant case was State v. Patrick Kelly, part of the Mineola Swingers Club Cases. My client, who was wrongfully and illegally convicted after a vicious long, difficult trial, was ultimately released from prison as a free man, along with multiple other MSC defendants. A major motion picture was made about his and the other MSC cases.

Justice ultimately prevailed for my client in a battle and war that took three years to win. I never gave up on my client. He never gave up on me.

Recent Cases

In October of 2021, I took a murder case to trial–State v. Keiuna Paul–in Cherokee County. My client received  NOT GUILTY verdicts from the jury.

Earlier in 2021, I took two criminal trespass cases to trial–State v. Jett Worl and State v. Brandon Neal–and received NOT GUILTY verdicts from the jury in those cases.

In the fall of 2021, I appealed an unconstitutionally high (as in outrageous) bond set by a district judge in Cherokee County. The appellate court reversed–meaning, my client won–the district judge in a scathing opinion in Irving Williams v. State, 12th Court of Appeals, Tyler, TX.

I represented defendants in several misdemeanor cases–a DWI case, a marijuana case, another drug case–in Smith County, which was dismissed in 2021, along with a significant felony case that was dismissed, all without trial. I have obtained very favorable (to my clients) plea agreements in other cases in Smith County and surrounding counties.

I practice primarily in Smith County, Cherokee County, Anderson County,  Rusk County, Gregg County, and other counties within 60-70 miles of Tyler.

I am a fighter.

I research the law, investigate the facts, and take a case to trial if that is the right thing to do, or when my client directs me to do so.  I am also skilled, however, at obtaining favorable (to the client) plea agreement resolutions in cases where the client or clients do not wish to go to trial, but rather seek a non-trial outcome which will keep them from getting a conviction or will keep them out of prison, or will, in difficult cases, get them an outcome to the case (or cases) which the client or clients are happy with.

Prosecutors fear and respect defense attorneys who will fight and win at trial or on appeal. This also results in far better outcomes for clients in cases that do not go to trial.

Before becoming an attorney, I was an officer and aviator in the U.S. Marine Corps, primarily flying fighter-reconnaissance jets, the RF-4 Phantom II. I have a daughter who is grown up, on her own, and happily married. I have a separate life as a musician, composer, and writer.

My Mantra

The Constitution of the United States–fighting for it, defending it, protecting it, ensuring that it protects my clients–is everything to me. It is why I am a defense and constitutional law attorney. I will defend it and protect it to my last breath.

Have a criminal case pending against you or someone you love? Let me fight for you. Let me fight for them.

It is what I do.

Respectfully submitted,
T.W. Davidson

Criminal Defense Attorney

Fighting For Your Rights

Davidson Law Office is Proven to Work Hard to Keep Your Consequences to a Minimun and Get You a Fair Trial.

When you’re searching for a well-qualified attorney who has years of experience in the Texas courtroom, look no further than Thad Davidson—the legal professional at Davidson Law Office. With aggressive, effective and award-winning litigation skills, Thad Davidson has the expertise needed to make sure you’re well protected throughout your criminal proceeding.

Thanks to Davidson’s experience and skills, he was awarded the Weldon Holcomb Memorial Award and the TCDLA in 2011—the only recipient to receive both in the same year—and was published in the Voice for the Defense. His educational and other expertise includes:

• University of Akron
• San Francisco State University
• Sonoma State University
• United States Marine Corps, 1984-92

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Davidson Law Office has Defended Thousands of People Just Like You on Every Kind of Case One Conceivably Face in Texas.

Unlike other East Texas lawyers, attorney Thad Davidson doesn’t just accept a plea bargain because it’s easy. Davidson determines the best course of action after investigating every aspect of your arrest and charge, including whether law enforcement followed proper protocol.

Call Davidson Law Office when you need quality representation for your criminal case involving:

  • DWI
  • Domestic violence
  • Federal crime
  • Juvenile crime
  • Sex crime
  • White collar crime
  • Assault
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Credit Card Abuse
  • Murder
  • Drug Charges
  • Gun Charges
  • Manslaughter
  • Homicide
  • Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity
  • Any Other Texas Crime

Instead of accepting the first plea bargain offered or trying to navigate the charges of your misdemeanor of felony charge on your own, rely on the legal professional at Davidson Law Office serving Tyler, Smith County and all of East TX.

Work With Experienced, Award-Winning Criminal Defense Attorneys

Being charged with any type of crime is a serious matter that can carry dire lifelong ramifications. From minor fines and court fees to a lengthy prison sentence, the results of a conviction vary depending on the type of crime you’re accused of committing. Don’t watch your freedom go down the drain – rely on our Tyler criminal defense attorney for the quality representation your case demands.

Watch Thad Davidson In the "Booger Red" Trailer!

Booger Red is Patrick Kelly, the man I represented in the Mineola Swingers Club cases. I led the years long battle to free Patrick Kelly and other MSC defendants. Seven were incarcerated with life sentences. Six are free now. I was Patrick Kelly’s trial lawyer.

From Our Clients

“Thad Davidson is a GREAT Attorney! He treated me with so much respect! He may have been a strict attorney but he knows what he is doing! Coming from someone who has never been in trouble and didn’t know what direction to go he helped me step by step and my case is now closed!

I HIGHLY recommend Thad Davidson, he knows his specialty and will do everything in his power to get you taken care of! The best news is my DWI case is DISMISSED and I’m NOT CONVICTED!

Thank you for your hard work Thad Davidson!!”

Taylor B.

Getting Arrested Doesn’t Mean You’re Guilty

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