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Derk Wadas has been successfully practicing criminal law and procedure exclusively for seventeen years.  He has received numerous awards and recognition including Board Certification in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2011.  He was named a Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers Magazine, an award only given to less than 5% of the attorneys in the state.  He received this honor for 2014, 2015 and 2016. He was also named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by The National Trial Lawyers Association.

 Derk is a former Collin County Assistant District Attorney where he was a Felony Criminal Prosecutor, and the Chief Misdemeanor Prosecutor in County Courts at Law One and Two.   As a prosecutor, Derk tried over seventy five cases to a jury and prosecuted hundreds more successfully.  As a defense attorney, he tried many,  many more cases and have achieved numerous not guilty verdicts, charge reductions and outright dismissals.

 It is very important to Derk  to remain at the forefront of the developing law and defenses in his field.  For this reason, he is a member of organizations such as the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, where he serves as President, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit, and Association of Federal Defense Attorneys.

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2005
President

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2005

McKinney Bar Association

Bar Association of the Federal Fifth Circuit

Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
Member Since: 2013



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Partner- Rosenthal & Wadas, P.L.L.C. Board Certified-Criminal Law- Texas Board of Legal Specialization

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