Attorney Bio

  Attorney Bio

Michael Mowla is a criminal appellate law specialist. His principal office is in Dallas.  He is Board Certified in Criminal Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

Appeals of Criminal Cases: Mowla represents clients on appeal before the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the Supreme Court of Texas, and all Texas Courts of Appeals.  

Criminal Trials: Mowla represents clients at trial before all Texas district and county courts and all United States District Courts in Texas

Habeas Corpus: Mowla represents clients convicted or adjudicated of crimes in habeas corpus proceedings in Texas courts and all United States District Courts in Texas.

Mowla represents clients accused or convicted of any crime, including capital murder, murder, manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, aggravated assault, aggravated robbery, robbery, sexual offenses, theft, possession or delivery of a controlled substance, financial crimes, DWI, burglary, solicitation offenses, conspiracy offenses, engaging in organized criminal activity, mail fraud, wire fraud, bankruptcy fraud, tax fraud, federal drug crimes, money laundering, affecting or obstructing commerce by robbery (Hobbs Act), RICO, alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Analogue Act, probation revocation, and firearms offenses.

Civil Litigation: Mowla represents clients in complex civil litigation at trial in Texas courts and all United States District Courts in Texas, and on appeal in Texas appellate courts and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Cases include pro-Second Amendment issues, civil forfeiture, breach of contract, products liability, partnership disputes, real estate disputes, defamation, and civil rights actions under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

Juris Doctor, Syracuse University College of Law, May 2003 Bachelor of Science, University of North Texas, May 2000

Continuing Legal Education presentations: DWI Caselaw Update (2015, 2016, 2019, 2020); Effective Hearings under Daubert, Kelly, Nenno, and Tex. Rule Evid. 702-705 (2019); Junk Science (2017); Social Media (2016-2017); Appellate Issues (2015); State and Federal Habeas Corpus (2015-2018); Electronic Evidence (2014-2017); McNeely-Defense Perspective (2014); Preserving Error for Appellate Review (2014, 2018); Padilla and Deportable Offenses (2013); Vehicular Crimes (2013); Legal Malpractice (2012)  

Author of the Error Preservation and Appeal chapter of the Texas DWI Manual, James Publishing

Michael Mowla
Michael Mowla, Dallas Criminal Appellate Specialist