Criminal Defense

Fort Worth Criminal Defense Lawyer

20+ Years of Criminal Justice Experience to Strengthen Your Defense

A criminal conviction could lead to a lifetime of consequences if not resolved appropriately. Felonies could lead to years of your life in prison, and even small misdemeanors could leave a mark on your criminal record that may limit future opportunities in your life. With the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer, however, you may be able to combat harsh charges and possibly obtain a reduction of your charges, a plea deal that is favorable to you, or even a dismissal of your case entirely.

Mr. Shipley has more than 20 years of criminal justice experience, including former law enforcement experience and 14 years of serving in the FBI. As a result, he has dealt with a wide range of misdemeanor and felony cases, and his investigative skills in various criminal justice roles can prove a unique advantage in strengthening your defense against the prosecution’s (and law enforcement’s) likely arguments against you. Let a veteran-owned criminal law firm fight for your defense; The Shipley Law Firm, PLLC takes on all criminal cases, from drug and alcohol offenses to weapons crimes to assault.

Schedule a free initial consultation or call The Shipley Law Firm, PLLC at (817) 783-4899
 to learn more about how the firm can help. An attorney will return your call within 24 hours. Serving Tarrant County.


  • John Shipley was my attorney and his representation was great!

    “I ended up coming out of the case pretty well and I'm very satisfied with my representation.”

  • Highly recommend for your legal needs.

    “John Shipley did an outstanding job in representing me to the best of his ability going above and beyond.”

  • You WILL NOT be disappointed.

    “John Shipley was the best I could’ve asked for. He helped me so much and was able to get my case dismissed in court.”

What a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Do for You

There are countless reasons you will benefit from hiring a private criminal defense lawyer. For one, a private attorney will be more invested in your defense than a public defender who has been assigned impersonally to your case. It can also be helpful to have a criminal defense lawyer by your side who knows how to navigate you through the criminal justice system. Mr. Shipley in particular brings unique criminal justice experience as a former FBI agent and law enforcement officer. He can conduct skilled investigations of the relevant evidence and structure a defense that anticipates the prosecution’s and law enforcement’s tactics for pinning you. The most important thing you can do following a criminal arrest or accusation is hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Mr. Shipley takes a client-focused approach to his practice and will do what is best for you in the face of criminal charges.

Our firm handles almost every criminal charge you may have. If you have a matter in an area of law we do not handle, we would be glad to assist you in finding another competent law firm that will assist you. Call us to schedule a free consultation with an attorney today.

Why CHoose Us?

  • 20+ Years of Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice Experience
  • Veteran Owned and Operated
  • Free Confidential Consultation
  • Former FBI Agent
  • Payment Plans Available
  • Spanish Speaking Services Available

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