Admitted to State Bar of Texas in 1974. Also admitted to U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Federal Circuits; and the United States Supreme Court.
Law School: Baylor University, J.D., 1974.
College: Baylor University, B.A., 1972.
Heiskell represents numerous individuals at the pre-indictment level. He is able to navigate the complexities confronting those targeted by grand jury investigations at the federal and state levels. He is also a skilled litigator. In his four jury trials conducted in 2003, both state and federal, Heiskell won acquittals in three and a mistrial in one.
Member: Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals; National Bar Association; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers (former President); Fellow, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Institute; Director, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Institute; Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers (former President); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; College of the State Bar of Texas; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; San Antonio Criminal Lawyers Assn.; Committeeperson: Criminal Justice Reform and Civil Justice Reform, Northern District of Texas; Second Court of Appeals Advisory Committee; Court Advisory Committee, Northern District of Texas. Fellow, State Bar of Texas.
Biography: Recently named as a "Superlawyer" in the state of Texas by Texas Monthly magazine; Pi Alpha Delta; Omicron Delta Kappa. Recipient, "Lawyer of the Year Award," Tarrant County Black Bar Association, 1995 and 2000; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Presidential Award of Excellence 1994, 1995 & 2003. Frequent Author and Lecturer for Dallas County Criminal Lawyers Association, Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, State Bar of Texas, Tarrant County Bar Association, San Antonio Criminal Lawyers Association, Lousiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Topics include: "Confessions in Texas;" "Guilty Pleas;" "Cross-Examination of Experts in Federal Fraud Investigations;" "Grand Jury Practice in Federal Courts;" "Opening Statements"; "Fundamentals of Federal Representation"; "Effective Federal Pretrial Motions;" "Litigating Multi-Defendant Cases;" "Handling the Narcotics Case;" "Capital Murder Jury Selection;" "Jury Selection in Narcotics Cases;" "Handling Narcotics Cases and the Informant;" "Cross-Examination;" "Handling High Profile Cases;" "Ethics;" "Defending Environmental Crimes Investigations". Former Course Director, "Advanced Criminal Law Short Course," Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Course Director, "Advanced Federal Law Short Course," Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2002. Former Assistant District Attorney, Galveston County, Texas, 1975-1980; Former Assistant United States Attorney, 1980-1984.
Born: Fort Worth, Texas, September 11, 1951.
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