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Larry P. McDougal Sr.

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Larry P. McDougal Sr. President 2020-2021, State Bar of Texas


Practice Areas:

  • Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff

Professional Training & Certifications

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education
    • 1998 Master Peace Officer Certificate
    • 1984 Instructors Certificate
    • 1986 Advanced Certificate
    • 1982 Intermediate Certificate
    • 1978 Basic Certificate
  • Graduated in 1983 from the Houston Police Department Canine Officers Canine Academy.
  • Graduated in 1983 from the Houston Police Department Basic and Advanced SWAT Officer Training.
  • Graduated in 1987 from the FBI Advanced Crime Scene School.
  • Graduated from the Texas A&M University Traffic Accident Reconstruction Training.


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Honors: Top 10 percent Graduate
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Moot Court
    • Honors: Mock Trial
    • Honors: Civil Trial Practice
    • Honors: Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity
    • Honors: Board of Advocates
  • University of Houston, Houston, Texas
    • B.A. - 1987
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: GPA 3.75
    • Honors: Recipient Sheriff's Association of Texas Scholarship
    • Major: Criminal Justice
  • Wharton County Junior College, Wharton, Texas
    • A.A.S. Law Enforcement - 1978

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1996


  • Houstonia Magazine Houston's Top Lawyers Criminal Defense
  • Voted "Fort Bend County's Best Criminal Attorney" by Sun Newspaper Readers Poll
  • Voted "Fort Bend County's Best Criminal Attorney" by Sun Newspaper Readers Poll
  • Voted "Fort Bend County's Best Criminal Attorney" by Sun Newspaper Readers Poll
  • Outstanding Prosecutor by MADD, (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
  • Fort Bend County Most Outstanding Peace Officer by Masonic Lodge Award
  • Officer of the Year by 100 Club Award
  • Fort Bend County Officer of the Month by Optimist International Award
  • President's Award from the Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texas Bar CLE Standing Ovation Award, 2014
  • Most Outstanding Director Award, State Bar of Texas, Board of Directors, 2015
  • Presidential Citation from the President of the State Bar of Texas, 2015
  • Lawyer of the Year Fort Bend County Bar Association 2015

Classes & Seminars

  • Hot Topics in Legal Ethics, Texas Bar CLE
  • Cell Phone Privacy and law enforcement, Texas Bar CLE
  • Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course
  • Ethics and the State Bar of Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Waivers in DWI Blood Draw Cases, Texas Bar CLE
  • TCCP 34.19 Michael Morton Act., Texas Bar CLE
  • What is Reasonable Suspicion in DWI Stops, Texas Bar CLE
  • Police Detection Dogs, Fort Bend Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Lawyer Contracts, Texas Bar CLE
  • Suppression Hearings, Fort Bend Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Invoicing, Fee Agreements and Ethical Considerations, Texas State Bar Annual Conference
  • Educating Educators, Legal issues for Teachers, State Bar of Texas
  • Lecture on the Professional Ethics Committee, Texas Bar CLE
  • Lecture on Legal Ethics, Beaumont Bar Association
  • Guest Instructor and Lecturer, Gus George Law Enforcement Academy
  • Guest Instructor and Lecturer, Metropolitan Transit Police Department
  • Guest Instructor and Lecturer, Houston Police Department
  • Instructor, Police High Stress Driving
  • Instructor, Texas Penal Code
  • Instructor, Courtroom Testimony
  • Trainer and Handler, Police Narcotics Dogs
  • Trainer and Handler, Ordinance Detection Dogs
  • Texas Firearm Laws Annual Firearms Law Course 2015, Texas Bar CLE
  • Use of Force. The Police Prospective, Texas Bar CLE
  • Concealed Carry, Open Carry and Campus Carry in Texas, Texas Bar CLE

Professional Associations

  • Board Certified in Criminal Law
  • Texas Juvenile Justice Board, Senate Advisory Committee, 2014
  • State Bar of Texas, Member of the Board of Directors, 2012 to 2015
  • Fort Bend County Bar Association, Member
  • Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • College of the State Bar, Member
  • State Bar of Texas Continuing Legal Education Committee, Member, 2015 to Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Chairman District 5 Nominating Committee, 2015 to Present
  • Texas Juvenile Justice Department-House Advisory Committee, Committee Member

Past Positions

  • Harris County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney/Investigator, 1990 to 1994
  • George M. Fleming PC, Law Clerk, 1989 to 1990
  • Rosenberg Police Department, Police Patrol Sergeant, 1987 to 1988
  • Stafford Police Department, Police Officer, 1981 to 1987
  • Fort Bend County Sheriff Department, Deputy Sheriff, 1978 to 1981
  • Wharton County Sheriff Department, Deputy Sheriff, 1977 to 1978
  • City of Beasley, Presiding Municipal Judge, 1995 to 2000


  • Super Lawyers - Larry P. McDougal, Sr.
  • Board Certified

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