Ashkan Mehryari is a criminal defense attorney who quickly earned a reputation for being one of the best attorneys in the DFW. In his first felony trial, he recused the sitting district judge for being unfair. He went on to obtain an acquittal for his client in that trial with the subsequent judge. He continued to build on this reputation as an aggressive and technical defense attorney through the years, and obtaining countless other acquittals and courtroom victories. In 2020, he obtained an acquittal of a Capital Murder charge in 2020 as lead counsel, making him one of the only attorneys in Dallas to obtain a complete not-guilty verdict in a capital murder case- and perhaps the youngest to do so.
Over the years, Ashkan Mehryari earned countless awards; however, the greatest testament to his practice is the source of his clients. In addition to former clients, he receives numerous referrals from those who see him in practice personally including numerous judges, prosecutors, other attorneys and their immediately families members, friends and loved ones. The people who watch countless lawyers everyday pick Ashkan. He served as a board member of the Dallas Criminal Defense Attorneys’ Association for nearly six years and has recognition in the legal field with awards such “Best Lawyers” and “Top 40 Under 40” awards with D-Magazine and the National Trial Lawyers Association.
Ashkan received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering and worked as an engineer designing race cars and fighter jet engines. In 2007, he started law school at SMU, graduating ahead of his class in 2009. He began his law career working at the Dallas District Attorney’s office. Recognizing his passion to defend citizens and their rights, he transitioned to the defense side. He joined a preeminent Fort Worth based firm and subsequently joined another DFW litigation boutique as an associate, making partner in just four years of practice.
His practice covers hundreds of cases across Texas, including Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Denton, Rockwall, Ellis and Kaufman. He is known for, and lectures at speaking engagements, regarding his engineering background, which allows him to provide a detail oriented, technical and precise defense to his clients.