George Roland is a criminal defense lawyer who lives and offices in Denton, Texas. He has experience on a wide range of criminal charges, from murder and hybrid first-degree felony drug charges, to misdemeanor drug and assault charges. George comes from a family of criminal defense lawyers and has always been an advocate for, and defender of, those in need. George has never prosecuted anyone. He has handled hundreds of criminal cases, and devotes his entire practice to criminal defense.
He received his Bachelor’s degree from Southwest Texas State University (San Marcos), his master’s degree from the University of North Texas, and his juris doctorate from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. George is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, and has been since 2011.
In 2014, he received the Hal Jackson Award for superior accomplishment in the promotion of justice through law. He has been published in Voice for the Defense, and has been invited to speak on defending drug cases numerous times. In 2018, 2019, and again in 2020, he was named one of the 10 Best Attorneys in Texas for client satisfaction by the American Institute for Criminal Law Attorneys. In 2019, 2020, and 2021 Super Lawyers named George a “Rising Star” in criminal defense law. Additionally, in 2019, 2020, and again in 2021, the National Trial Lawyers named George one of the Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40.
Former clients have praised George’s work and the personal attention he provides. George believes that you should be able to get in contact with your lawyer any time—not just during usual business hours.
George primarily focuses on felony and misdemeanor drug charges, and the unique set of legal issues related to drug charges. He is a member of the Drug Policy Alliance and other organizations that advocate for drug law reform. He believes that rehabilitation and treatment are more important than imprisonment and that addressing the underlying substance abuse problem can effectively remove a person from the criminal justice system forever.
2019-2022 National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
2019-2023 Superlawyers Rising Star
2018-2020 10 Best Attorneys – Client Satisfaction – Texas
American Institute for Criminal Law Attorneys
2014 Hal Jackson Award
Superior Accomplishment in Promotion of Justice Through Law
Doctor of Law (J.D.)
Texas Wesleyan University – School of Law
Master of Arts (M.A.)
University of North Texas
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Texas State University – San Marcos
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