Daniel W. Hurley
Phone (806) 771 – 0700
Fax (806) 763 – 8199
For over thirty years, Daniel Hurley has represented citizens from all over Texas and the United States accused of criminal wrongdoing in state and federal courts. During that time, Mr. Hurley has tried more than 200 federal and state jury trials. He has won acquittals for clients on charges ranging from capital murder and aggravated sexual assault to DWI and possession of marijuana. Because of his success, Mr. Hurley is frequently asked to lecture other criminal defense lawyers, prosecutors, and judges on how to win a criminal case.
Mr. Hurley was raised in Lubbock, Texas and graduated from Coronado High School in 1971. Mr. Hurley received his undergraduate degree in accounting from Texas Tech University in 1975. He graduated from the Texas Tech University Law School in 1978. Mr. Hurley was then hired by Alton Griffin as an Assistant District Attorney. He continued to prosecute for Lubbock County when John T. Montford was elected District Attorney. After prosecuting for two years, Mr. Hurley went into private practice.
Since that time, Mr. Hurley has primarily focused his practice on criminal defense. In addition to representing clients charged in state court with crimes like possession of a controlled substance, assault, and intoxication offenses, he has also built a significant federal criminal practice. Mr. Hurley has successfully defended individuals charged with a variety of federal offenses, including fraud, conspiracy, and other white collar crimes.
Mr. Hurley has been widely recognized for his work as a criminal defense lawyer. In 2015, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association named Mr. Hurley as the Lawyer of the Year. He is AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, which, according to Martindale-Hubbell, is "a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence." Mr. Hurley has been selected in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 as a Thomson Reuters Super Lawyer, which comprises only the top 5% of lawyers in the state. In addition, in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013, he was selected by KCBD as the top criminal defense lawyer in Lubbock. Mr. Hurley was also selected by his colleagues to serve both as President and as a Director of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association.
Board of Directors — 2005 – Present