About

Cory Carlyle is an appellate attorney with offices in Dallas and Rockwall Counties. For 10 years, Mr. Carlyle has practiced criminal law, with a focus on appeals. Mr. Carlyle began his career in the Appellate Section at the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, spending two formative years under the exceptional leadership of Lori Ordiway and John Rolater.

After dating his now-wife Misty long-distance, Mr. Carlyle uprooted and moved to Washington, D.C., to be with her. Mr. Carlyle worked for the Board of Veterans Appeals for a short time, but soon got the chance to return to the practice of criminal law, jumping at the chance to prosecute misdemeanor offenses for a year in District of Columbia Superior Court on behalf of the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Carlyle then opened his own law practice, gaining admission to the Criminal Justice Act panels of the D.C. Superior Court and the D.C. Court of Appeals, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Carlyle maintains a presence in D.C.,  in post-conviction criminal litigation and in appeals for veterans in the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims and the Board of Veterans Appeals. Mr. Carlyle accepts court appointments to represent indigent defendants in Dallas and Rockwall counties, and is a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel in the Northern District of Texas.

Presently, Mr. Carlyle is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the District of Columbia Bar, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Columbia, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

He has litigated somewhere north of eighty appeals and several hundreds of trial matters. Mr. Carlyle now brings his expertise back home to Texas, and this time, to stay!