Chad West: Best Criminal Defense Attorney When Chad West isn’t at Dallas City Hall as our current Mayor Pro Tem, you’ll likely find him at his Oak Cliff law practice, where his specialties include personal injury and estate planning and, according to Dallas Voice readers, criminal defense.
West is the fourth gay man to serve as Dallas mayor pro tem, and he is, his fellow council member Omar Narvaez says, “one of the hardest-working council members.” West describes his style as working “both sides of the aisle” — the divide in the non-partisan city council being North Dallas/South Dallas rather than by political party.
That may be part of his success as a criminal defense attorney. Judges and other attorneys who know him and have worked with him know that while he’ll always present a vigorous defense for his clients, he’s even-tempered, fair and honest.
West has been recognized as a Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association and has been recognized as a best attorney not only multiple years by Dallas Voice readers but also by D magazine.