Attorney Bio

Michael Mowla

Michael Mowla

Michael Mowla is admitted to practice law in Texas, New York, the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and all federal district courts in the State of Texas. His principal office is in Dallas.

Mowla represents clients on appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Second Circuit. He also represents clients on appeal in all Texas courts of appeal, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Texas. In addition, he represents clients in both federal and Texas courts at trial who have been accused of any felony.  Finally, Mowla represents clients on postconviction habeas corpus.  Mowla represents clients accused or convicted of a wide range of offenses, including capital murder, murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, robbery, sexual offenses, theft, possession or delivery of a controlled substance, financial crimes, driving while intoxicated, burglary, solicitation offenses, engaging in organized criminal activity, mail fraud, federal drug crimes, money laundering, affecting or obstructing commerce by robbery, probation revocation cases, sexual exploitation, and firearms offenses.

Mowla also represents clients in federal and state civil cases, both at trial and on appeal.

Juris Doctor, Syracuse University College of Law, May 2003
Bachelor of Science, University of North Texas, May 2000

  • Author of the Significant Decisions Report, an analysis of published cases handed down by the Supreme Court of the United States, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Texas Courts of Appeals, published monthly by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Contributing author of Texas DWI Manual, James Publishing
  • Continuing Legal Education presentations: Legal Malpractice (2012), Vehicular Crimes (2013), Padilla and Deportable Offenses (2013), Caselaw Update (2014), Preserving Error for Appellate Review (2014), McNeely – Defense Perspective (2014), Obtaining and Authenticating Electronic Evidence (2014-2015), Federal and State Habeas Corpus (2015); DWI Caselaw Update (2015); Appellate Issues when Defending Those Accused of Sexual Offenses (2015); Social Media (2016-2017), Federal Habeas Corpus (2016), DWI Caselaw Update (2016), Junk Science (2017)