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Mitchell Nolte

Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose, PLLC
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Mitchell Nolte
Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose, PLLC

Mitchell R. Nolte is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney with a proven track record for getting the best possible results for his clients. Mr. Nolte has tried more than 170 criminal jury trials and has achieved great success. Mitchell R. Nolte's experience both prosecuting and defending serious criminal matters in both State and Federal Courts all over North Texas gives his clients a criminal defense lawyer that will be able to put the client in the best position possible.

Mitchell R. Nolte's experience as a Chief Felony Prosecutor for the Collin County Criminal District Attorney's Office and the lead prosecutor for the Special Crimes Division makes him uniquely qualified to handle criminal cases. He has worked with Federal law enforcement agencies, such as the FBI, DEA, Secret Service, Internal Revenue Service, and has a close working relationship with all local law enforcement agencies. He knows how to review and evaluate the government's case against you for every possible weakness.

Areas of Practice
•Drug Offenses - Possession and Delivery of Controlled Substances
•Sexual Offenses
•Felony Offenses
•Grand Jury Proceedings
•Probation Violations
•Major Class C Offenses
•Expunction / Nondisclosures
•White Collar Crimes
•Appeals / Writs of Habeas Corpus
•Juvenile Offenses / Detention Hearings

Mitchell R. Nolte is a trial lawyer who knows how to win. Time and again Mr. Nolte has gained dismissals, acquittals and reductions for his client. Mr. Nolte always makes sure that he is focused on keeping his clients' criminal records clear. With this in mind Mr. Nolte will always work hard to find a resolution to his client's cases that will help his client to erase the past and begin a new future.

Whether you need an experienced DWI attorney, help with a drug offense, or representation for a serious State or Federal crime, Mitchell R. Nolte stands ready to put his clients in the best position possible to win.

Professional Experience

Gibbs Robison Nolte Rose PLLC: 2010 – present
Partner in full service McKinney law firm, with personal practice specializing in Criminal Defense and Juvenile law

Nolte, Drain, & Rosenthal, PLLC; 2007 - present
Founding partner of firm focusing on Criminal, Family and Juvenile Law

Law Office of Mitchell R. Nolte; 2005 - 2007
Solo Practitioner specializing in criminal defense in North Texas

Collin County Criminal District Attorney's Office; 1996-2005
Chief Felony Court Prosecutor: Exercised administrative and supervisory responsibility over two felony district court dockets and managed a team of prosecutors, investigators and assistants handling all types of felony offenses from theft to Capital Murder.
Special Crimes Unit- Major Crimes Prosecutor: Primarily handled capital murders and cold case murders, habitual and career criminals, major narcotic manufacturers and dealers, complex white-collar financial crimes, and other high-profile cases.
Misdemeanor Court Chief: Responsible for managing team of prosecutors and investigators handling thousands of cases, primarily focusing on DWI but also involving assaults, thefts, and driver's license violations

Intern and Law Clerk for United States Attorney's Office, Lubbock, Texas
Researched various criminal issues, prepared legal memoranda, drafted briefs, pleadings and letters; assisted in trial preparation

Paid Intern, Harris County District Attorney's Office
Assigned to the Trial Bureau as a misdemeanor prosecutor practicing on a bar card after second year of law school; Tried cases as lead prosecutor and second chair


Texas Tech University School of Law, Lubbock, Texas
J.D., 1996; Board of Barristers, Legal Research Board

Baylor University, Waco, Texas
B.A., 1993; Double major in English and Political Science

Professional Activities and Associations
•Board Certified in Criminal Law since 2003
•Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (CCCDLA)
Director – 2006, President Elect – 2007, President 2008
•Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA)
Co-Chair Judicial Integrity and Prosecutorial Integrity Committees 2011
•Texas District and County Attorneys Association (TCDAA)
Faculty Advisor, Trial Skills Seminar 2003 - 2005
TDCAA Training Committee, 2003 - 2005
•Technology Chair, Collin County Bench Bar Conference Committee, 2003 -2006
•Texas Bar Foundation, 2008 - present
•Collin County Bar Association, 1997 to present
•Collin County Drug Endangered Children Committee, 2004, 2005

Legal Presentations and Publications
•Legislative Update; CCDLA Seminar; September 2011: Collin County Bench Bar Conference April 2012
•School Rules; Protecting Yourself as Well as the Kids; Frisco ISD, 2009, 2010
•Pro-Active Cross Examination; CCDLA meeting, 2008
•PowerPoint for Trial Lawyers; Collin County Bench Bar Conference, 2007
•PowerPoint for Criminal Defense Lawyers; CCDLA meeting, 2007
•Prosecuting Meth Lab Cases; TDCAA - DNA and Expert Witness Seminar, 2005
•Anatomy of a Child Serial Killer, Texas Homicide Symposium, April 2005
•Role of the Medical Examiner in Homicide Cases; Collin County District Attorney's Office Citizens Prosecutor Academy, April 2005
•Methamphetamine Addicts, Drug Labs and Kids: A Deadly Combination, Collin County Children's Advocacy Center, March 2005
•Criminal Justice System Made Simple; Collin County District Attorney's Office Citizen Prosecutor Academy, 2004
•Prosecuting State Meth Lab Cases, METHBUSTERS, United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District Methamphetamine Conference, 2004
•Case Theory, Theme, and Presentation, Collin County Criminal District Attorney's Office, 2004
•Prosecuting Meth Lab Cases, TDCAA Investigation and Prosecution of Drug Offenses Seminar, 2004
•Cops, Confessions, and Videotapes, McKinney Police Department Internal training, 2002, 2003, 2004
•Prosecuting Meth Lab Cases, Plano Police Department Regional Narcotics Seminar, 2003
•Pro-Active Cross Examination, Collin County Criminal District Attorney's Office, 2003, 2004, 2005
•Overview of Search and Seizure, Collin County Criminal District Attorney's Office, 2003

Significant Recent Cases
•State v Ethan Dorris: Murder; found guilty of Manslaughter, sentenced to 6 years in 2012
•State v. Bruce Alexander Crawford: Capital Murder; State seeking death penalty; received life sentence
•State v Steven Knezek: Capital Murder; reduced to Murder and sentenced to 15 years 2011
•State v. Jonathan Margraves: Murder; hung jury in 2009
•State v. Michael Pavlock: Intoxication Manslaughter (2cases); tried in 2009 with Richard Haynes; sentenced to probation
•State v. C.K.: Capital Murder; Not Guilty in 2009

In addition to our normal business hours, we offer weekend and evening consultations by appointment.

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