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Dallas White-Collar Defense Attorney John Teakell Recognized in Forbes

January 12, 2012

DALLAS, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Noted criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor John R. Teakell of Dallas is featured in the December 2011 edition of Forbes magazine as “one of the leading white-collar defense lawyers in Texas.”

Mr. Teakell is highlighted in the magazine’s special focus on the Dallas/Fort Worth legal market. Noting the federal government’s increasing investigation and prosecution of crimes such as Medicare fraud, mortgage fraud, tax evasion and other complex business matters, the magazine cites Mr. Teakell’s experience on both sides of the legal system.

His years as a federal and state prosecutor, as well as his tenure as a senior trial counsel with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, give Mr. Teakell an insider’s perspective on white-collar criminal prosecutions that few defense lawyers can match. The article recognizes his adeptness at quickly discerning the merits of a case and using that knowledge to benefit his clients.

Prior to entering private practice in 2003, Mr. Teakell spent two years with the Southeast Regional Office of the SEC. He also served more than 12 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Dallas and Puerto Rico, where he handled high-profile cases involving bank fraud, drug trafficking and money laundering.

“Just because someone is charged or is under investigation does not mean they did something wrong,” he says. “White-collar cases are very complex and there can be varying levels of culpability. It’s very satisfying when I can provide a balance to keep someone’s individual rights intact.”

Mr. Teakell has earned a spot on the Texas Super Lawyers list of the state’s top attorneys for seven consecutive years. He also has been featured among the top 100 lawyers in Texas by the American Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Teakell frequently provides legal analysis for news outlets, including Time magazine, NBC Nightly News, Los Angeles Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Dallas Business Journal, among others.

The Law Office of John R. Teakell delivers proven representation for companies and individuals in a variety of white-collar and other criminal defense matters, including grand jury proceedings and internal investigations involving allegations of fraud, bribery, embezzlement, insider trading, stock option backdating, tax evasion and public corruption. Read more about the firm at http://www.teakelllaw.com and http://www.txfederalcriminaldefense.com.

For more information on Mr. Teakell and his recent recognition in Forbes, contact Robert Tharp at 800-559-4534 or robert@androvett.com.

SOURCE The Law Office of John R. Teakell

Source: PR Newswire