Strong Criminal Defense


Larry P. McDougal Sr.

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Practice Areas:

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


Professional Training and 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