About David L. Traylor and The Traylor Law Firm

A proud Texan, David L. Traylor was born in Corpus Christi, Texas, but from the age of 18 months has lived in Dallas. Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of North Dallas, it was a different time; a time when kids spent most of their time outdoors, free to roam neighborhoods and go where they pleased. A kid’s bike was his “car” and his freedom. Friends and siblings could pedal as far as they wished long as they could make it home by dark. He’s seen the city and the surrounding towns experience tremendous growth and change. But to him, what hasn’t changed are the feelings of freedom, undying positivity and possibility.

Those feelings have never left him and remain a big part of what drives him to help others. He feels people should be free to enjoy their surroundings and continue to progress in their lives. And if they stumble, he’s honored to be called upon to help them keep that freedom. He enjoys helping clients put their problems behind them to return to their normal lives.

He is an alumnus of Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas, Southern Methodist University (SMU) and The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). He earned a degree in Economics and Finance at UTD before returning to SMU to earn his law degree.

Mr. Traylor was selected to the acclaimed Criminal Justice Clinic during his final year of study at SMU Law School. This provided an opportunity to represent indigent defendants as a student lawyer and was an important springboard to beginning a Criminal Defense practice. He also traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii to assist the State of Hawaii in their Office of Consumer Protection and Office of the Attorney General in the two summers during law school.

Upon graduating Mr. Traylor took and passed the first available Texas Bar Exam, became licensed as a lawyer, and after a brief spell at a small local law firm, opened the doors to his own firm in 1995. Mr. Traylor has been licensed to practice in all Texas Courts since 1994 and is also licensed to practice in all Federal Courts in the Northern District of Texas. Since that time, he has helped tens of thousands of people in the Dallas area put their legal matters behind them.

Mr. Traylor has been recognized by his peers with the highest possible rating, ‘AV Preeminent’ in ethical standards and legal ability through Martindale-Hubbell, a recognition that only a small percentage of lawyers ever attain. He has earned a 10.0 out of 10.0 rating on Avvo and received their Client Choice Award in 2014. He was recognized in 2015 as one of the Three Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Dallas by ThreeBestRated.com.

Mr. Traylor lives in revitalized downtown Dallas with his wife, enjoys travel, dining and is an accomplished poker player. He recently became a member of MENSA. He also truly enjoys helping his clients whom he says are typically good people in tough situations.



By providing superior attention to clients’ needs, The Traylor Law Firm has earned glowing reviews as well as referrals from both past clients and fellow attorneys. The firm handles Felonies, Misdemeanors, Probation Violations, Traffic Ticket Representation, Jail Release, Driver License rehabilitation and Lifting of Warrants. Through superior client service, the firm has achieved and maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. At The Traylor Law Firm, clients’ cases are given the attention and focus they deserve.

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