Wm. Reagan Wynn

Wm. Reagan Wynn

Partner
Location:
Fort Worth, Texas
Phone:
817-336-5600
Fax:
817-336-5610
Email:

WM. REAGAN WYNN was born and raised in Levelland, Texas. After graduating from Levelland High School, he attended the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor's Degree in Government in 1993. He then attended the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he was awarded his Juris Doctorate in 1996.

After graduating from law school, Reagan returned to Texas, moving to Fort Worth, where he spent one year working as Briefing Attorney for the Honorable David Richards, Associate Justice of the Second Court of Appeals of Texas. After this tenure with Justice Richards, Reagan accepted a position as an associate with our firm.

Reagan's practice is limited to the representation of persons and business entities in criminal prosecutions and investigations and he is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has an active criminal trial practice including representing clients in DWI cases, drug cases, fraud cases, sex crimes cases, murder cases, and other aggravated felony cases. In addition to trial work, Reagan dedicates a significant portion of his practice to appellate and post-conviction habeas corpus representation. He has authored briefs and presented oral argument in numerous cases before appellate courts, including, but not limited to, appellate representation of persons convicted of DWI, Narcotics Crimes, Sexual Assault, White Collar Fraud, Murder, and Capital Murder cases where the death penalty was imposed. Reagan has also pursued habeas corpus remedies in both state and federal court on behalf of persons convicted of all levels of crimes, including complicated death penalty litigation.

Reagan has been elected by his peers to be listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward & White, Inc.) from 2006-present, and was one of three Fort Worth attorneys to be named “Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America (Woodward & White, Inc.) for 2011. Reagan has also been named a Super Lawyer (a Thomson Reuters service) in 2003, 2005 and 2007-2016 and as a “Tarrant County Top Attorney” by Fort Worth Magazine in 2008.

Reagan is admitted to practice in the courts of the State of Texas, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Reagan is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, formerly served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and was President of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association in 2006. Additionally, Reagan serves as Co-Chair of the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association.

Reagan is a frequent lecturer on criminal law topics and has authored or co-authored several papers presented to various legal seminars.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Prosecutions and Investigations
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Habeas Corpus and Other Post-conviction Remedies
  • Aggravated Felony
  • Narcotics Crimes
  • Sexual Assault
  • White Collar Fraud
  • DWI

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2002

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Education

  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • J.D. - 1996
  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX
    • Bachelor's Degree - 1993
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Government

Published Works

  • Federal Narcotics And Money Laundering Offenses, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association Federal Criminal Law Short Course, 1997
  • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel/Attorney Ethics, Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, 1998
  • Duty to Disclose: Constitutional and Ethical Considerations of Brady, State Bar of Texas Advance Criminal Law Course, 1999
  • Eyewitness Identifications: The Legal Framework, Criminal Defense Lawyer's Project Developing the Theory of the Case Seminar, 2001
  • Eyewitness Identifications: The Legal Framework, Criminal Defense Lawyer's Project Developing the Theory of the Case, 2003
  • Anders v. California: Handling the Frivolous Appeal, Nuts and Bolts of Handling a Criminal Appeal Seminar, Tarrant County Bar Association, 2004

Classes/Seminars

  • Federal Narcotics and Money Laundering Offenses, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Federal Criminal Law Short Course, 1997
  • Ineffective Assistance of Counsel/Attorney Ethics, Denton County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, 1998
  • Duty to Disclose: Constitutional and Ethical Considerations of Brady, State Bar of Texas Advance Criminal Law Course, 1999
  • Eyewitness Identifications: The Legal Framework, Criminal Defense Lawyer's Project Developing the Theory of the Case Seminar, 2001
  • Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute/Texas Criminal Trial College, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Project, 2003 - Present
  • Developing the Theory of the Case, Criminal Defense Lawyer's Project, 2003 - 2004
  • Current Trends in Forensic Sciences, Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office, 2004
  • Nuts and Bolts of Handling a Criminal Appeal, Tarrant County Bar Association and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2004
  • Indigent Defense, Criminal Defense Lawyer's Project, 2005
  • Anatomy of the Win, Criminal Defense Lawyer's Project, 2004 - 2005

Honors and Awards

  • Named 2011 “Lawyer of the Year” in Fort Worth by Best Lawyers in America (Woodward & White, Inc)
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America (Woodward & White, Inc), 2006-present
  • Named “Forty Under Forty" by The Fort Worth Business Press, 2004
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers from 2009-present (Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell)
  • Named Texas Super Lawyers 2003, 2005, 2007-2016 (a Thomson Reuters service)
  • Named Tarrant County Top Attorney 2008 by Fort Worth Texas Magazine (a Thomson Reuters service)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Co-Chair Amicus Curiae Committee
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, Board of Directors, 2001-present; President-Elect, 2005

Past Employment Positions

  • Hon. David Richards, Associate Justice of the Second Court of Appeals of Texas, Briefing Attorney