Attorney Bio


Michael Mowla is admitted to practice law in Texas, New York, the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and all federal district courts in the State of Texas. His principal office is in Dallas.

Mowla represents clients on appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Second Circuit, all Texas Courts of Appeal, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the Supreme Court of Texas, and the New York Court of Appeals.

In addition, Mowla represents at trial those accused of crimes. Finally, Mowla represents in postconviction habeas corpus proceedings those convicted or adjudicated of crimes.

Mowla represents clients accused or convicted of any offense, including capital murder, murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, robbery, sexual offenses, theft, possession or delivery of a controlled substance, financial crimes, DWI, burglary, solicitation offenses, engaging in organized criminal activity, mail fraud, bankruptcy fraud, tax fraud, federal drug crimes, money laundering, affecting or obstructing commerce by robbery, probation revocation, and firearms offenses.

Mowla also represents clients in complex civil litigation at trial and on appeal in federal and Texas courts. Cases include civil forfeiture, breach of contract, products liability, partnership disputes, real estate disputes, defamation, and civil rights actions under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Bivens Actions.

Juris Doctor, Syracuse University College of Law, May 2003

Bachelor of Science, University of North Texas, May 2000

Author of the Significant Decisions Report, an analysis of published cases handed down by the Supreme Court of the United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Texas Courts of Appeals, published monthly by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Contributing author of Texas DWI Manual, James Publishing

Continuing Legal Education presentations: Legal Malpractice(2012); Vehicular Crimes (2013); Padilla and Deportable Offenses(2013); Caselaw Update (2014); Preserving Error for Appellate Review(2014); McNeely – Defense Perspective (2014); Electronic Evidence(2014-2017); State and Federal Habeas Corpus (2015-2018); DWI Caselaw Update (2015-2016); Appellate Issues (2015); Social Media(2016-2017); DWI Caselaw Update (2016); Junk Science (2017)

Michael Mowla
Michael Mowla, Dallas Criminal Appellate Specialist