PASSION TO ADVOCATE AND PROTECT, ONE CRIMIINAL CASE AT A TIME
André Craig, Jr., considers his role as a criminal defense attorney as more than a position, but a passion. Advocating on behalf of others is something André has done from a very young age and continues to do so in his practice. His desire is to serve clients to the best of his ability; bring hope in an otherwise hopeless situation; protect them the best way possible under the facts and circumstances of each case; and place them in a better situation than when they first came into his office. Whether his clients are facing State or Federal prosecution, André walks the journey with them.
Throughout André’s career, he has given back to the community by devoting countless hours with legal aid organizations in both Virginia and Texas, as well as the Dallas County Public Defender’s Office. In 2018, André was recognized by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP) as one of “DVAP’s Finest,” for his contribution to low-income individuals seeking legal assistance through the Legal Aid of Northwest Texas.
André graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia with a Bachelor’s in Government, with a Pre-Law concentration, and later obtained a Juris Doctorate from Liberty University School of Law. Additionally, André is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas and is certified to practice law and the Bar of the District of Columbia (D.C.) Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C.
Liberty University School of Law, JD
Liberty University, B.A. – Government, Pre-Law Concentration
State Bar of Texas
Northern District of Texas
District of Columbia
Organizations and Recognitions
March 2018 – DVAP’s Finest
September 2018– Outstanding Clinic Attorney Volunteer
The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (“DVAP”) recognized André Craig, Jr., with the March “DVAP’s Finest” Award on March 1, 2018, and the 2018 Outstanding Clinic Attorney Volunteer Award for the East Dallas Legal Aid Clinic during its annual awards ceremony on September 24, 2018.
DVAP is an organization that provides clinics to low-income individuals and families the opportunity to obtain free legal assistance in areas such as family law, landlord-tenant relationships, expunctions and non-disclosures, etc. DVAP honored André for his countless hours volunteering at its intake clinic located at the Grace United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas, held every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the Month.
Dallas Bar Association
Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
Texas Young Lawyers Association
State Bar of Texas, Member of Appellate, Consumer/Commercial, Criminal Justice, Government, and Individual Rights/Responsibilities Sections
- Texas Young Lawyers Association
- Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
- Dallas Bar Association, Member
- Dallas Bar Association, Member of Appellate Law Section
- Dallas Bar Association, Judiciary Committee Member