Ashkan Mehryari is a Texas criminal defense attorney who quickly earned a reputation for being one of the best attorneys in DFW. In his first felony trial, he moved to recuse the sitting district judge for being unfair to his client and obtained an acquittal for his client with the subsequent judge. He continued to build on this reputation as an aggressive and technical defense attorney through the years, obtaining countless awards, acquittals and courtroom victories. As lead counsel, he obtained an acquittal of a Capital Murder charge after a week long jury trial, making him one of the only and youngest criminal defense attorneys in Dallas to obtain a complete not-guilty verdict on a capital murder charge, including acquittals to all lesser included offenses.
Over the years, Ashkan earned countless awards; however, the greatest testament to his practice is the source of his clients. The people who watch countless lawyers everyday pick Ashkan. In addition to former clients, he receives numerous referrals from those who see him in practice personally, including numerous judges, prosecutors, and other attorneys. 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.
Prior to law school, 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 early and 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 quickly 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. He left to found the Mehryari Law Firm in 2019.
His practice covers hundreds of cases across Texas, including Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Denton, Rockwall, Ellis and Kaufman counties. He is known for and lectures at speaking engagements regarding his technical approach stemming from his engineering background, which allows him to provide a detail oriented and precise defense to his clients.