Texas Criminal Defense Attorneys
Rick Hagen is a competitive trial lawyer who gets results. When a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper was indicted for felony theft he hired Mr. Hagen. Result: acquitted by a jury. When the Sheriff of Denton County was indicted for multiple counts of perjury he hired Rick Hagen. Result: indictments dismissed within weeks of being handed down. When a City of Denton police detective was indicted for murder, he hired Mr. Hagen. Result: indictment dismissed before trial. Mr. Hagen has obtained acquittals from juries in cases ranging from aggravated robbery, sexual offenses, terroristic threat, assault, driving while intoxicated, and more.
Rick Hagen has also been involved in a number of unique cases involving constitutional issues. He received national attention early in his career for his successful defense of a juror who was held in contempt of court after asserting her constitutional right to privacy when she declined to answer questions on a juror questionnaire. In Michigan, Mr. Hagen represented family members of a patient of Dr. Jack Kevorkian, who refused to testify in Kevorkian’s trial for the assisted suicide of their mother. In the Big Bend area of Texas, Hagen and the late attorney Ward Casey successfully defended a citizen who possessed peyote, asserting his First Amendment religious right to do so. Mr. Hagen has also been recognized by the National Clearinghouse for Battered Women for his representation of two different women accused of murdering their abusers when grand juries declined to indict both clients.
He has been repeatedly named a Texas Monthly Super Lawyer and has been featured in Best Lawyers in America . Mr. Hagen has lectured to attorneys across Texas including topics ranging from the use of technology in the courtroom and jury selection to ethics. Hagen was elected President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in 2009.
Jackson & Hagen limit their practice to matters involving criminal and constitutional law. All cases are screened before representation is accepted. We strive to maintain a small caseload and employ top quality investigators and consultants. Clients presenting themselves with drug or alcohol related issues are given the appropriate referrals and the client’s agreement to seek treatment is often a condition of representation. Consultation is by appointment only.