D. Matt Bingham, PLLC

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An Experienced Criminal Lawyer You Can Trust


Matt Bingham is a criminal defense attorney with decades of litigation and trial experience. Matt is passionate about every criminal case he handles and is determined to fight aggressively for every client he represents. Matt believes, and applies the concept, that you handle every case like you would want it handled if you or a loved one was the one charged with a crime.

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Matt is relentless when getting cases ready for trial. Not only by anticipating, addressing and preparing for the other party’s tactics, but also in tenaciously attacking every detail and issue in the case.

Matt’s trial experience, and attention to preparation, has been the cornerstone of his success as a trial lawyer.

Matt enjoys trying cases before a jury:

“I love the opportunity to speak to juries, present my case and convince them to see it my way. I have great respect for our jury system. It’s been my experience that when presented with the evidence, and compelling arguments, juries arrive at the right result. Juries have to see and believe that you are passionate about, and believe in, your case.”

Matt is now focused exclusively on criminal litigation and representing people charged with felony or misdemeanor crimes all over Texas. He loves meeting with new clients and learning about them and hearing their stories. Matt believes truly getting to know his clients and learning as much about them and their life as he can, not only builds a stronger relationship with his client, but leads to a better result in their case.

Matt considers it an honor to passionately fight for his clients, by utilizing the skills he has learned successfully handling tens of thousands of criminal cases over the past 23 years.

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Meet Attorney Matt Bingham

Matt grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated from Baylor University in 1989 with a BBA in Finance. In 1992, Matt graduated from the University of Tulsa School of Law and started working as a legislative assistant for United States Congressman Sam Johnson.

After his admission to the State Bar of Texas, Matt accepted a position as a felony prosecutor with the Potter County District Attorney’s Office in Amarillo, Texas.

Desiring to move closer to home, Matt accepted a position with the Smith County District Attorney’s Office in 1995. Over the next 23 years at the Smith County DA’s Office, Matt handled tens of thousands of cases, not only as an Assistant District Attorney, and First Assistant District Attorney, but also as the Elected District Attorney.

Matt served as the Elected District Attorney of Smith County from 2003-2018. He retired from public service to open his own law practice in December 2018. Matt has the distinction of being the longest serving prosecutor in Smith County history. As a prosecutor, Matt was known for his ability to connect with the jury and for his intense cross examination skills. During his 23 years at the Smith County DA’s Office, he successfully tried before a jury over 150 felony cases, including over twenty-five murder, capital murder and death penalty cases.

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EDUCATION

  • Baylor University - BBA in Finance, 1989
  • University of Tulsa School of Law – Juris Doctorate, 1992

MEMBERSHIPS

  • State Bar of Texas, 1993
  • Admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Northern Districts of Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 24 years of Prosecution and Trial Experience
  • District Attorney – Smith County, Texas, 2003-2018
  • Assistant District Attorney – Smith County, Texas, 1995-2003
  • Special Assistant United States Attorney, EDTX – 2000-2001
  • Assistant District Attorney – Potter County, Texas, 1995
  • Legislative Assistant – United States Congressman Sam Johnson, 1992-1994

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