Experienced White Collar Criminal Defense In Dallas,TX, Texas And Nationwide

About Dan C. Guthrie, Jr.

Dan C. Guthrie, Jr., has focused his practice of the defense of white collar criminal matters for more than 30 years. He is a former state and federal prosecutor and headed the White Collar Practice section at one of the largest law firms in Texas.

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Dan C. Guthrie, Jr. in the media

Dan C. Guthrie, Jr. is an attorney whose practice includes White Collar investigations, Tax Law, Securities Law, and Fraud Law with independent defense of indictments and investigations in Dallas, TX and throughout the United States. He also represents whistleblowers who may be eligible for a reward from the government in exchange for their knowledge of tax fraud, fraud against the government, corporate fraud by public companies and commodities fraud. Mr. Guthrie is a former state and federal prosecutor with extensive jury trial experience. He is an independent, proactive, “hands on” lawyer who believes that no stone should be left unturned in order to effectively represent his client.


  • Proactive and aggressive defense of federal grand jury investigations
  • Vigorous trial defense of federal white collar indictments
  • Thorough and totally independent corporate internal investigations
  • Representation of Whistleblowers seeking rewards for information of fraud or corporate wrongdoing

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The Lawyer You Choose Makes A Difference

The key to Mr. Guthrie’s success as an attorney is the proactive, hands-on approach he takes in defending his clients. Mr. Guthrie works closely with a group of former federal investigators and former special agents with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to thoroughly investigate the charges against his clients. By understanding the approach of prosecutors and working with investigators trained by the agencies investigating his clients, he is able to evaluate complex accounting practices and business relationships and develop well-informed and highly effective defense strategies. Mr. Guthrie’s approach has earned him a national reputation as an effective, highly skilled defense lawyer who has the experience, skill level and media savvy needed to successfully handle IRS investigations, FBI investigations, fraud charges and all other types of white collar criminal cases.

Attorney Profile

About Dan C. Guthrie, Jr.

Mr. Guthrie has successfully handled white collar defense cases for entrepreneurs; individuals; attorneys and law firms; medical providers, including doctors and hospital administrators; and large and small businesses across the country. His clients have worked in industries ranging from oil and gas to commercial real estate to banking and accounting to political campaigns and political organizations. Mr. Guthrie is admitted to practice before the Northern District of Texas, the Southern District of Texas, the District of Arizona, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Tax Court and the Supreme Court of the United States. He can be admitted to practice before any federal district court, which allows him to handle federal cases anywhere in the United States.

Understanding What Is At Stake In Any Criminal Investigation Or Prosecution

Dan C. Guthrie, Jr., understands the tremendous damage an indictment can cause to a person or company’s reputation, even if there is an acquittal later. Because of this awareness, he is proactive and thorough in his representation, doing everything possible to stop an indictment from happening. When necessary, Mr. Guthrie works with teams of forensic accountants, computer forensic experts and investigators who were formerly special agents with the FBI and IRS. He uses the latest technology available to investigate and analyze all forms of electronically stored information (ESI) and routinely handles complex cases with voluminous documentation.

Over 30 Years of Experience

For more than a quarter-century, Mr. Guthrie has been recognized as an AV Preeminent rated* lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been honored as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers in 2013 and 2014. He is regularly requested to speak in the media about various cases, and has been interviewed by numerous national and regional media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Associated Press and U.S. News & World Report. He has also presented many lectures and written many articles about white collar criminal defense, and is the author of The White Collar Defense Report™. *AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Guthrie is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association and the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit. He also serves on the American Bar Association’s White Collar Crime Committee. For more than 30 years, Mr. Guthrie has received an AV-Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating a lawyer can receive from judges and his fellow lawyers. Mr. Guthrie is also the editor of The White Collar Defense Report™.

The Next Call You Make

If you are under investigation or have been charged with a white collar criminal offense — the next call you make is important. For experienced, independent and focused legal representation, contact Dan C. Guthrie, Jr., or call him directly at 214-953-1000 today for an initial consultation in Dallas, TX and throughout the United States.