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Keith Gore

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Keith Gore

Contact Me: (972) 853-9686

Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Juvenile Law


Keith Gore, Lawyer, has seen every side of a criminal case — as a prosecutor, defense attorney, and judge. He has become known as a go-to lawyer for even the most complicated criminal defense cases. When your freedom is on the line, he is the one other lawyers refer to, whether the case is state or federal, simple or complex. Keith Gore isn’t just your everyday criminal defense attorney. He started his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Dallas County, Texas, in 1998. After a year and half working as a misdemeanor and felony prosecutor, he left to go into private practice, but he never left criminal law behind. Keith Gore has been a criminal defense lawyer since 1999. At the same time, he served as a Municipal Court Judge for the City of Trenton, Texas from 2002 to 2003, and a Grand Jury Foreman in 2008. He has seen criminal law from every angle: as prosecutor, defense attorney, and even from behind the bench. He is one of the attorneys the State of Texas has certified to represent capital criminal defendants facing death row. He is also well-versed in the complex world of white-collar criminal defense


  • University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, Mississippi
    • Juris Doctor – 05/1997
  • Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
    • Bachelor of Science – 05/1994
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • Trial Lawyers College, Dubois, Wyoming, Washington
    • Graduate – 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1997
  • Mississippi, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi


  • Recipient of TCDLA President’s Award, 2009
  • Super Lawyer, 2013 – 2015, 2019 – 2022
  • Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2012
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014 – 2023
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney Award
  • AVVO 10/10
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2012
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 10 Best Attorneys, 2016-2017

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified 1st Chair Attorney for Capital Murder Cases, 1st Administrative Judicial Region of Texas
  • Certified Mediator, 2001

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Collin County Young Lawyers Association, Member
  • Collin County Bar Association, Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas District and County Attorney’s Association, Former Member

Past Positions

  • Grand Jury Foreman, Collin County, Texas, 2008
  • Judge, Municipal Court, City of Trenton, Texas, 2002-2003
  • Assistant District Attorney, Dallas County, Texas, 1998-1999
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