Sorrels, Udashen, & Anton

Appearances & Articles

2017

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course on July 17, 2017, in Houston, Texas on the topic of Ineffective Assistance of Counsel. please see the presentation PowerPoint.

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the 2017 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals in Austin, Texas, on May 11, 2017, on the topic of innocence writs. please see the presentation PowerPoint.

2016

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the State Bar of Texas Criminal Writs Course on the topic of Innocence Writs on December 2, 2016 in Austin. please see the presentation paper and the presentation PowerPoint.

Gary Udashen spoke at the Establishing Innocence or Guilt Program at the Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas, on August 29-30, 2016, on the topic of Legal Issues in Texas Innocence Cases. please see the presentation PowerPoint.

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the Post-Conviction Seminar sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in Austin, Texas on August 18, 2016 on the topic of State Applications for Writ of Habeas Corpus. please see the presentation paper and the presentation PowerPoint.

Gary Udashen was the co-course director for the seminar, "Innocence for Lawyers" sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and The Innocence Project of Texas on August 4-5, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Robert Udashen spoke at the seminar on False Confessions and Bruce Anton spoke on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel.

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the Texas State Bar Advanced Criminal Law Course in Dallas on July 20, 2016 on the topic of Suppression of Exculpatory Evidence. Read more abou it here and here

Gary Udashen spoke at the 29th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association on June 17, 2016, on the topic of "Update on Legal Issues Related to Forensic Science." For more information, please see the presentation paper and the presentation PowerPoint.

Barry Sorrels was a participant in the Dallas Bar Association's "Ethics Fest" seminar at the Belo mansion on April 6, 2016.  His topic was Ethical Issues in Criminal Law.

Barry Sorrels again has been named to the annual Best Lawyers in Dallas list published by D Magazine. Mr. Sorrels' 2016 selection to the exclusive listing is based on his work for clients in criminal defense cases. To read more about his latest professional honor, click here.

Gary A. Udashen was a faculty member at the National Innocence Network Conference in San Antonio, Texas on April 8-9, 2016.  Mr. Udashen moderated a panel discussion on Conviction Integrity Units in Texas District Attorney's Offices and participated in a panel entitled, "As Texas Goes . . . Tools to Fight Wrongful Convictions From the Lone Star State."

Gary A. Udashen was co-course director for the seminar, "Actual Innocence: Causes and Solutions to Wrongful Convictions," held at the Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas on February 17-19, 2016. Udashen also spoke on the topic of "Legal Issues in Texas Innocence Cases." read more here

Barry Sorrels was a featured speaker at the Dallas Bar Association on January 29, 2016.  The topic was "Law Stuff You Should Know:  A 2015 Survey of the Law".

Gary A. Udashen was featured in a story on NBC 5 News on January 5, 2016, concerning innocence project cases in Texas.  You can see it here

2015

Barry Sorrels spoke at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Program:  Defending Those Accused of Sexual Offenses, in Austin, Texas, on December 3, 2015.  His topic was Cross Exam of Experts & Demo.

Barry Sorrels moderated the Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court Program:  A Fireside Chat Honoring Texas Giant Award Recipients Jim Cowles, Windle Turley, and Chief Justice Carolyn Wright on November 18, 2015 at the City Club of Dallas.

Gary A. Udashen spoke to the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association on October 9, 2015 on the topic of Legal Issues in Texas Innocence Cases. See the powerpoint here.

Barry Sorrels moderated a panel at the Dallas Bar Association Bench Bar Conference on October 2, 2015.  The presentation was "What Did The Jury Say?  Feedback From the Judges."

Barry Sorrels moderated a judicial panel discussion at the Dallas Bar Belo Mansion on October 1, 2015.  Four Dallas County Criminal District Judges participated.

Gary A. Udashen was a faculty member for the Establishing Innocence or Guilt seminar at the Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas on August 19-20, 2015.  He also spoke on Legal Issues in Texas Innocence Cases.  See the powerpoint here.

Barry Sorrels was a featured speaker at the Center for American and International Law Military Trial Skills Program for Attorneys Serving in the U. S. Armed Forces on August 13, 2015.  His topic was final argument in a serious felony criminal case.

Barry Sorrels was course director for the 12th Annual Criminal Trial Skills and Trial Law Program at the Center for American and International Law on August 3-6, 2015.  The highly rated program covers every aspect of the criminal trial.

Gary A. Udashen was the course director for the Innocence 101 Seminar sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Innocence Project of Texas in Austin on August 6-7, 2015.  Gary A. Udashen also spoke on New Science.  Robert Udashen spoke at this seminar on Confessions and Bruce Anton spoke on Innocence Writs.

Gary A. Udashen was featured in the Super Lawyers Magazine Pro Bono issue as a recipient of the magazine's 2014 Pro Bono award. Read more here

Gary A. Udashen was a faculty member for the Actual Innocence; On The Road seminars sponsored by the Center for American and International Law in Austin and Houston May 4th and 5th, 2015. Mr. Udashen spoke on Legal Issues in Texas Innocence Cases. See the powerpoint here

Gary A. Udashen was on the planning committee for the seminar, "Establishing Innocence or Guilt, Causes of and Solutions to Wrongful Convictions," sponsored by the Center for American and International Law on February 18-20, 2015, in Plano, Texas.  Mr. Udashen also spoke at the seminar on Applications for Writs of Habeas Corpus and led a panel discussion on Preventing Wrongful Convictions.  Read the paper here See the Powerpoint here

Gary A. Udashen was the Course Director for the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course held from July 27-30, 2015 in San Antonio.

2014

Gary A. Udashen was featured on the Texas Lawyer podcast discussing the recent indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry. Read here

Barry Sorrels was Course Director of the 11th Annual Criminal Defense Trial Skills and Trial Law Program taught at the Center for American and International Law on August 10-14, 2014.

Gary A. Udashen was the co-course director for the Annual Innocence for Lawyers Seminar, co-sponsored by the Innocence Project of Texas and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, held in Austin, Texas, on August 7-8, 2014.  Gary Udashen also presented an Update  on the Caselaw on Scientific Evidence. Robert Udashen spoke on False Confessions and Bruce Anton spoke on Writs of Habeas Corpus in Innocence Cases.

Barry Sorrels was a featured speaker at the Dallas Bar Association sponsored by the DBA Legal Ethics Committee on July 18, 2014.  The topic was "Legal Malpractice in the Criminal Context:  Peller vs. Hughes & Luce - Then and Now."

Barry Sorrels was a featured speaker at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting sponsored by the Litigation Section on June 26, 2014.  His topic was "Cross Examining the Hostile Witness."

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the seminar Actual Innocence, Establishing Innocence or Guilt, "On the Road Program," sponsored by the Center for American and International Law in Austin and Houston on May 7-8, 2014, on the topics of Suppression of Exculpatory Evidence and New Innocence Legislation.

Barry Sorrels was a speaker at the 37th Annual Baylor CLE General Practice Institute, Baylor Law School, in Waco, Texas, on April 25, 2014, on the topic of Criminal Practice - Skillful Cross Examination: The Necessary Tools.

Gary A. Udashen served as co-course director for a seminar entitled, "Actual Innocence: Establishing Innocence or Guilt: Causes of and Solutions to Wrongful Convictions," held at the Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas on February 26-28, 2014. He also spoke on the following topics: Suppression of Exculpatory Evidence and Applications for Writs of Habeas Corpus.

Barry Sorrels was the Moderator at two successful Criminal Court Judicial Candidate Forums held at the Frank Crowley Courthouse on February 20-21, 2014, where Judges and candidates for Judge were given an opportunity to be heard on their qualifications to be a Judge in Dallas County. The well attended event was sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association's Judiciary and Public Forum Committees.

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the State Bar of Texas "Sex, Drugs and Surveillance" Seminar in Houston, Texas on January 9-10, 2014 on the topic of "Cleaning Up the Scientific Junkyard."  Bruce Anton spoke at the same seminar on "The Use of Psychological Evaluations and Testing," and Katherine Reed spoke at the seminar on "Drug Testing and Blood Draws."

2013

Gary Udashen was featured in the Dallas Observer article, "Burning Injustice" concerning his representation of Sonia Cacy on an Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus alleging that Cacy is innocent.

On November 20, 2013, Barry Sorrels was a featured speaker on criminal law to visiting dignitaries, judges and lawyers from the Republic of Vietnam visiting Dallas to study the American criminal justice system at a program sponsored by the Dallas Bar Association.

Barry Sorrels appears on the Fox 4 show "Good Day" on November 4, 2013, to provide expert legal commentary related to a recent Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Opinion.

Gary A. Udashen was course director for the Freeing The Innocent in Texas: Cutting Edge of Theory and Practice Seminar in Austin, Texas on August 8-9, 2013, sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Gary Udashen also spoke at the seminar on Junk Science - The Law. Robert Udashen spoke on Anatomy of a Texas False Confession Case and Bruce Anton spoke on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel.

Barry Sorrels was Co-Course Director of the Criminal Trial Skills and Trial Law Program taught at the Center For American and International Law, August 5-8, 2013

Robert N. Udashen spoke at the Criminal Defense Trial Skills and Trial Law Course at the Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas on August 7, 2013, on the topic of managing expert witnesses.

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course in Dallas, Texas, on July 22, 2013, on the topic of Legal Standards for Forensic Evidence.

Gary Udashen spoke at the Center for American and International Law Actual Innocence Seminar in Plano, Texas, on March 1, 2013, on the topic of Legislative Update and  Suppression of Exculpatory Evidence.

Gary Udashen spoke at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Post-conviction Seminar in Houston, Texas, on January 17, 2013, on the topic of Writs of Habeas Corpus. Applications for Writs of Habeas Corpus.

Barry Sorrels was a featured speaker at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Advanced Criminal Law Course in Lubbock, Texas on January 12, 2013, and spoke on the topic of Advanced Cross Examination.

Gary Udashen was the co-course director for the Sex, Drugs & Surveillance Seminar sponsored by the State Bar of Texas in Houston on January 10-11, 2013. Gary Udashen also spoke at the seminar on the topic of Caselaw Update on Scientific Evidence. Update on Legal Standards for Forensic Evidence.

2012

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the Actual Innocence Seminar sponsored by the Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas, on August 20-21, 2012, on the topic of Legal Standards for Forensic Evidence ( paper link). Gary A. Udashen also participated in panel dicussions on Brady Requirements and Actual Innocence and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel.

Gary A. Udashen participated as a faculty member at the Habeas Issues Seminar sponsored by the Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas, on August 22, 2012.

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course on July 23, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas, on the topic of Brady and Exculpatory Evidence. Supression of Exculpatory Evidence.

Gary A. Udashen was the co-course director for the Seminar, Innocence Work for the Real Lawyer: How To Get Innocent Clients Out Of Prison, sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association on August 2-3, 2012, in Austin, Texas. Gary A. Udashen also spoke on "Junk Science: The Law". Robert Udashen spoke at the seminar on "Anatomy of a Texas False Confession Case" and Bruce Anton spoke on "Innocence Writs". Updates On Legal Standards, False Confessions, Applications for Writs of Habeas Corpus.

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the 25th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course on Suppression of Exculpatory Evidence on June 7, 2012, in San Antonio, Texas.

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the 2012 Texas Forensic Science Seminar sponsored by the Texas Criminal Justice Integrity Unit and the Texas Forensic Science Commission in Austin, Texas, on June 4, 2012, concerning "Update on Legal Standards for Forensic Evidence." Update on Legal Standards.

Gary Udashen spoke at the 2012 Criminal Justice Conference sponsored by the Texas Center for the Judiciary on May 8, 2012, in Dallas, Texas on Eyewitness Identification: Recent Case Law and Trends.

Katherine Reed appeared on Fox4 News to discuss the bond in a Dallas County Animal Cruelty case.

2011

Barry Sorrels appears on Fox 4 "Good Day" show to comment on the verdict in the Conrad Murray trial. Watch video

Robert Udashen and Gary Udashen were featured in an article in the Dallas Observer on wrongful convictions entitled, " Beyond DNA, Difficult Tests For the Justice System."

Barry Sorrels participated in the Dallas Bar Association as a "Master" trial lawyer in the December 2, 2011, program titled, "Learn From the Masters."  There were over 200 attendees at the event.

Gary Udashen spoke at the 4th Annual Jolly Roger Hal Jackson Memorial Criminal Law Seminar in Denton, Texas, on December 9, 2011, on the topic of " Innocence."

Gary Udashen spoke at th State Bar of Texas Seminar, "The Role of Forensic Evidence," on December 2, 2011, in Dallas, Texas, on the topic of " Post-Conviction DNA and Actual Innocence."

Gary Udashen spoke at the 2011 Annual Judicial Education Conference sponsored by the Texas Center for the Judiciary on September 21, 2011, in Dallas, Texas, on the topic of "Criminal Law Update."  Criminal Law Update

Robert Udashen was interviewed on Good Morning America concerning the Warren Jeffs trial. Watch video

Barry Sorrels recently appeared on Channel 8 news to discuss the case of the Naser Jason Abdo. Read More

Barry Sorrels was interviewed on CBS 11 News concerning Casey Anthony. See the video here

Gary Udashen spoke at the Actual Innocence Seminar sponsored by the Center for American and International Law on August 25, 2011, in Plano, Texas, on the topic of " Texas Legislative Update."

Gary Udashen was a Faculty Member at the Habeas Issues and Actual Innocence Seminar sponsored by the Center for American and International Law on August 26, 2011, in Plano, Texas.

Gary Udashen was co-course director for the "Innocence Work For Lawyers" Seminar sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association on August 12, 2011, in Austin, Texas.  Gary Udashen also spoke at this seminar on " Eyewitness Identification."

Bruce Anton spoke at the "Innocence Work for Lawyers" seminar sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in Austin, Texas, on August 12, 2011, on the " Writs of Habeas Corpus in Innocence Cases."

Robert Udashen spoke at the "Innocence Work for Lawyers" seminar sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in Austin, Texas, on August 12, 2011, on " An Anatomy of a Texas False Confession Case."

Gary Udashen spoke at the Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in San Antonio, Texas, on June 9-11, 2011, on the topic of " Applications for Writs of Habeas Corpus."

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the University of Texas Law School Conference on Criminal Appeals in Austin, on May 18, 2011, on "New and Pending Legislation."   Read More

Gary A. Udashen spoke to the Dallas Bar Association Criminal Law Section on April 28, 2011, on Suppression of Exculpatory Evidence.

Gary A. Udashen was the moderator for a program at the Dallas Bar Association on April 20, 2011, entitled "Wrongful Convictions:  Causes and Solutions."

Robert N. Udashen spoke at the Texas College for Judicial Studies in Austin, Texas on April 15, 2011, on recent United States Supreme Court Opinions. View PowerPoint here

Gary Udashen was co-course director of the Dallas Bar Association Criminal Appears and Post-Conviction Writs Seminar on March 18, 2011. Bruce Anton spoke on Preservation of Error on Appeal and Robert Udashen spoke on the Nuts and Bolts of an Appeal.

Gary Udashen spoke at the Post-Conviction Seminar sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in Houston, Texas, on Applications for Writs of Habeas Corpus on February 4, 2011. Read More.

Barry Sorrels was interviewed on Fox 4 concerning legislative proposals. See the video here.

2010

Gary A. Udashen and Bruce Anton are featured in the Texas Lawyer Magazine Podcasts as the Criminal Law Experts. The podcasts can be found at Texaslawyer.com and concern:

  1. Actual Innocence in Criminal Cases
  2. The Use of Polygraphs in Criminal Cases
  3. Georgia v. Randolph and Warrantless Searches
  4. Sentencing Departures in the Post-Booker Era
  5. Kansas v. Marsh and the Presumption of Death
  6. Restrictions on Cross-Examination of Prosecution Witnesses
  7. The Supreme Court's Dilemma in Addressing Lethal Injection
  8. Fixing the Problems of Eyewitness Identification
  9. Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions
  10. Understanding the Law Governing Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  11. The Insanity Defense in Texas
  12. Allegations of Attorney Malpractice in Criminal Cases
  13. Deportation and Criminal Convictions
  14. A Criminal Defense Lawyer's Duties Regarding the Immigration Consequences of a Criminal Conviction

Barry Sorrels is quoted as an expert source on federal criminal laws in a Houston Chronicle story about perjury charges against professional baseball's Roger Clemens. See the story here.

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Annual Meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on November 18, 2010, on the topic of Investigating Innocence Cases.

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Forensic Seminar in Dallas on October 14, 2010, on the topic of Applications for Writ of Habeas Corpus. Download PDF.

Barry Sorrels was featured as an expert source on Texas DUI laws in a TV news report about an Oklahoma State University student-athlete who faces charges in Texas. See the story here.

Gary A. Udashen spoke on August 25, 2010, at the Actual Innocence seminar sponsored by the Center for American and Interrnational Law in Plano, Texas, on the topic of Applications for Writs of Habeas Corpus.  He also participated in a panel discussion on Expert Witnesses. Download PDF.

Robert N. Udashen spoke at the Criminal Defense Trial Skills and Trial Law Course at the Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas on August 11, 2010, on Expert Witnesses.

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the State Bar Advanced Criminal Law Course on July 27, 2010, in San Antonio, on the topic of Actual Innocence. Download PDF.

Gary A. Udashen spoke to the Dallas Bar Association Criminal Law Section on July 22, 2010, on the topic of Eyewitness Testimony.

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course on June 4, 2010, in San Antonio, on Protecting the Record. Download PDF.

Robert N. Udashen spoke at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, DWI Defense Project, Dallas, Texas, on May 7, 2010, on Motions to Suppress and Error Preservation.

Barry Sorrels was a featured speaker at the 5th Annual Federal Criminal Practice Seminar, Dallas, Texas, on April 23, 2010, sponsored by the Federal Bar Association, Dallas Chapter, Federal Public Defender's Office for the Northern District of Texas, and the U. S. District Courts for the Northern District of Texas.

Robert N. Udashen spoke at the SMU Dedman School of Law, The Forensic Group, Dallas, Texas, on March 10, 2010, on The Insanity Defense.

2009

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Forensics Seminar in Houston, Texas on October 22-23, 2009, on Application for Writs of Habeas Corpus and New Horizons in Innocence.  Download PDF.

Robert N. Udashen spoke at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course in Dallas, Texas on July 21, 2009, on the topic of Motions to Suppress Evidence in DWI cases. Download PDF.

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the 2009 Advanced Criminal Law Course sponsored by the State Bar of Texas in Dallas on July 20, 2009, on the topic of "Supreme Court Update." Download PDF & Supplement.

Barry Sorrels was a guest speaker at the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers CLE Program "What Every Lawyer Needs to know about Criminal Law" on July, 9, 2009 at the Dallas Bar Association Belo Mansion.

Gary Udashen spoke at the Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course in San Antonio, Texas, on June 5, 2009 on Preservation of Error.

Barry Sorrels appeared as a guest legal analyst on TrueTV (formerly Court TV) on May 21, 2009 and provided expert commentary in the Vehicular Homicide trial styled New Jersey v. Higby live from the studios in New York City.

Gary Udashen spoke at the Writs Training Workshop for District Judges sponsored by the Texas Center for the Judiciary in Dallas, Texas, on May 18, 2009, on Designating Issues. Download Paper (PDF).

Gary Udashen spoke at the 2009 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals presented by the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas, April 29 - May 1, 2009, on Supreme Court Update. Download Paper (PDF).

On April 8, 2009 Barry Sorrels was a featured speaker at the Dallas Bar Association and the topic was "How to Handle a Newsworthy Case: Ethical and Press Perspectives."

Barry Sorrels was a featured speaker at the Texas Association of Licensed Investigator's 2009 Mid-Winter Conference on February 27, 2009. His topic was "How to Maximize the Working Relationship Between the Criminal Defense Attorney and his Private Investigator".

Robert N. Udashen spoke at the University of Texas School of Law Parent-Child Relationship Conference in Austin, Texas on January 29, 2009, on the topic of Where Family Law & Criminal Law Collide.

Robert N. Udashen spoke to the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in McKinney, Texas on January 8, 2009, on The Perils of Eyewitness Identification.

2008

Gary A. Udashen spoke on November 6, 2008, to the Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association on the topic of Exculpatory Evidence in Criminal Cases. Download Paper (PDF).

Robert N. Udashen spoke on September 12, 2008, in Dallas, Texas and September 19, 2008, In Houston, Texas at the Advanced Criminal Law Short Course sponsored by the University of Houston Law Foundation on the topic of motions to suppress.

Barry Sorrels was a speaker at a Dallas Bar Association Program entitled "Media Relations in a Fast Paced 24/7 News Cycle" on September 5, 2008.

Barry Sorrels was the course director for the Fifth Annual Criminal Defense Trial Skills and Trial Law College on August 6-9, 2008 at the Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas. Barry Sorrels also spoke on the topics of Cross-Examination and The Cornerstones of Successful Trial Work. Robert Udashen, Gary Udashen and Bruce Anton all served as faculty members and Robert Udashen spoke on Protecting the Record, and Gary Udashen spoke on the Court's Charge to the Jury. Bruce Anton prepared the hypothetical problem for the course and spoke on and also demonstrated final argument on a punishment phase.

Gary Udashen spoke at the 21st Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in San Antonio, Texas on June 27, 2008 on Basic Brief Writing. Download Paper (PDF).

Barry Sorrels appeared as a guest legal analyst on TruTV live from the studios in New York on May 2, 2008 and commented on the murder case of State of Washington v. Haq. The anchor for the show was Rycke Klieman.

Barry Sorrels also appeared as a guest on CNN Headline News show on May 2, 2008 with Nancy Grace and discussed current trials from across the country.

Gary A. Udashen was a faculty member for the Evidence Boot Camp, February 28-29, 2008, sponsored by the Center for American and International Law and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

2007

Gary A. Udashen spoke on October 25, 2007, at the Joint Criminal Law seminar of the Dallas Bar Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association on the topic of Search and Seizure. Download (DOC).

Robert N. Udashen spoke on September 21, 2007, in Houston, Texas and September 28, 2007, in Dallas, Texas at the Advanced Criminal Law Short Course sponsored by the University of Houston Law Foundation on the topic of Motions to Suppress. Download (DOC).

Robert N. Udashen spoke at the Cowtown Bill of Rights Seminar in Fort Worth, Texas sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association on September 7, 2007, on the topic of search incident to arrest and consent searches. Download (DOC).

Barry Sorrels was the course director for the Fourth Annual Criminal Defense Trial Skills and Trial Law College on August 8-11, 2007 at the Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas. Barry Sorrels also spoke on the topics of Cross-Examination and The Cornerstones of Successful Trial Work. Robert Udashen, Gary Udashen and Bruce Anton all served as faculty members and Robert Udashen spoke on Protecting the Record, and Gary Udashen spoke on the Court's Charge to the Jury. Bruce Anton prepared the hypothetical problem for the course and spoke on and also demonstrated final argument on a punishment phase.

Robert N. Udashen spoke at the Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in San Antonio on June 8, 2007 on the topic of Unforeseen Federal and State Consequences of Convictions. Download (PDF).

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in San Antonio on June 7, 2007 on the topic of Search and Seizure. Download (PDF).

In May 2007 Gary Udashen was appointed as chairman of the Appellate Practice Committee of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Barry Sorrels appeared as a guest legal analyst on Court TV's show "Closing Arguments" hosted by anchor Nancy Grace on May 10, 2007 live from the studios in New York. The case covered was the murder case of State of California v. Phil Specter.

Gary Udashen spoke at the Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals sponsored by the University of Texas Law School in Austin on May 9, 2007, on the topic of Recent Supreme Court cases. Download (PDF Format).

Barry Sorrels appeared on Court TV March 28, 2007 on Nancy Grace's show "Closing Arguments" live from the studios in New York. Barry provided expert legal commentary on a murder case styled State of New Jersey v. Melanie Maguire.

Barry Sorrels spoke at the Dallas Bar Association on March 16, 2007. His topic was "High Profile Cases and the Media". The program was sponsored by the DBA Continuing Legal Education Committee, the Criminal Justice Committee and the Media Relations Committee.

Gary A. Udashen was featured on the National Public Radio Program Morning Edition in a story concerning the release of innocent persons from prison on February 23, 2007. View story here.

Barry Sorrels was elected on January 11, 2007 by the Dallas Bar Association Board of Directors to serve as Chairman of the DBA Board for 2007.

2006

Gary A. Udashen was the course director for the Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Holiday Seminar on December 14, 2006 and he also spoke on the topic of Suppression of Exculpatory Evidence. Download (PDF Format).

Robert Udashen assumed the office of President of the Dallas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association on December 14, 2006.

Barry Sorrels appeared as a guest legal analyst on Nancy Grace's CourtTV show "Closing Arguments" on November 21, 2006.

Robert Udashen appeared as a guest on the Nancy Grace show on CNN Headline News on November 10, 2006.

Robert Udashen appeared as a guest on the Hannity & Colmes Show on Fox News on November 10, 2006.

Barry Sorrels appeared as a guest legal analyst on CourtTV October 23, 2006 with host Nancy Grace on her show "Closing Arguments" live from the studios in New York.

Barry Sorrels was the guest speaker at the November meeting of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association and his topic was "Criminal Defense and the Media: It's Time to Talk".

Barry Sorrels was a panel member at the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers "Dinner with the Judiciary" on October 19, 2006. The program topic was "Expert Witnesses".

Barry Sorrels was a moderator of a criminal law program at the Dallas Bar Bench Bar Conference at Horseshoe Bay Resort on September 28, 2006.

Barry Sorrels appeared as a guest legal analyst on the Fox News National show "Day Side" on September 6, 2006.

Barry Sorrels appeared as a guest on Nancy Graces' CourtTV show "Closing Arguments" live from the studios in New York on September 5, 2006.

Barry Sorrels was a featured speaker at the Dallas Bar Association Criminal Law Section summer CLE Event on August 18, 2006. His topic was "Recent Court of Criminal Appeals Decisions 2005-2006".

Barry Sorrels appeared as a guest legal analyst on the Fox News National show "The Factor" hosted by Bill O'Reilly on August 14, 2006.

Barry Sorrels was the Course Director for the Trial Advocacy in Criminal Cases Seminar on August 2-5, 2006 at the Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas. Robert Udashen, Gary Udashen and Bruce Anton were faculty members for the Course. At the Course, Robert Udashen presented a closing argument demonstration Bruce Anton spoke on Making a Record, Gary Udashen spoke on the Court's Charge to the Jury, and Barry Sorrels spoke on Cross-Examination.

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course in Dallas on July 24, 2006 on Preservation of Error in Criminal Trials.

Barry Sorrels appeared as a guest legal analyst on July 18th 2006 for the NYC CourtTV studios on the show "Closing Arguments" hosted by Nancy Grace.

Barry Sorrels appeared as a legal analyst live from the CourtTV studios in New York on May 8, 2006 as a guest on anchor Nancy Grace's show "Closing Arguments".

Barry Sorrels appeared as a expert legal analyst on CourtTV April 13, 2006 on anchor Jami Floyd's show "The Best Defense".

Barry Sorrels was a speaker at the annual Collin County Bench Bar Conference on April 9, 2006. His topic was "Criminal Law: The Fundamentals and the Intangibles".

Barry Sorrels was a speaker at the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers professionalism seminar in Dallas on April 6, 2006.

Barry Sorrels was a guest legal analyst on CourtTV on March 6, 2006 from the studios in New York appearing on the show "Closing Arguments" with anchor Nancy Grace.

Barry Sorrels appeared as legal analyst on CourtTV live from the studios in New York on February 21, 2006 on the show "Closing Arguments" with host Nancy Grace.

Gary A. Udashen is a member of the Planning Committee for the State Bar of Texas 2006 Advanced Criminal Law Course and is scheduled to speak on Preservation of Error.

Gary A. Udashen spoke to a joint meeting of the Dallas Bar Association Criminal Law Section and the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association on January 19,2006 on the prosecution and defense of "Shaken Baby Syndrome" cases.

Barry Sorrels presented the closing remarks at the Center for American and International Law Capital Defense Training Seminar on January 14, 2006.

2005

Gary A. Udashen was a panel member at the Dallas Bar Association In-Town Bench Bar Conference in Dallas on November 11, 2005 on the topic of "Judicial Elections: What Practicing Lawyers Need to Know"

Robert N. Udashen spoke to the Criminal Law Society at the SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, Texas on October 27, 2005, on the trial of an ax murder case.

Barry Sorrels appeared on the Nancy Grace Show on Headline News October 18, 2005, August 30, 2005, and July 28, 2005.

Barry Sorrels appeared on Court TV October 3, 2005.

Gary A. Udashen spoke to the Dallas Bar Association Tort and Insurance Law Section on Fifth Amendment Right Against Self-Incrimination in Civil Cases on August 25, 2005. Download (PDF Format).

Gary A. Udashen and Charles Patrick Reynolds wrote an article for the August 29, 2005, edition of Texas Lawyer summarizing cases from the most recent term of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Robert N. Udashen spoke on the use of experts and consultants in the defense of a capital murder charge at a seminar on "Motions, Evidence, and Experts" sponsored by the Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas on July 8, 2005.

Barry Sorrels appeared as a guest legal analyst June 20, 2005 from the CourtTV studio in New York on the show "Closing Arguments" hosted by Amanda Grove sitting in for Nancy Grace.

Barry Sorrels was the Director of the Advanced Program on Criminal Defense Trial Advocacy on May 23-26, 2005 in Plano, Texas, sponsored by the Center for American and International Law. Robert Udashen, Gary Udashen and Bruce Anton were faculty members for the program. Robert Udashen spoke at the program on Error Preservation, Gary Udashen spoke on The Court's Charge to the Jury and Barry Sorrels spoke on Cross-Examination.

Gary Udashen spoke at the University of Texas Law School Conference on Criminal Appeals in Austin, Texas on May 12, 2005, on the topic of U. S. Supreme Court Update. Download (PDF Format).

Barry Sorrels appeared as a guest legal analyst on CourtTV, May 3rd, 2005 on the show "Closing Argument" hosted by Nancy Grace live from the studios in New York City.

Robert N. Udashen spoke to the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association on April 21, 2005, on "Insanity in North Texas."

Barry Sorrels appeared as a guest legal analyst on CourtTV, April 7th, 2005, live from the Studios in New York on the show "Both Sides" hosted by Vinnie Politan.

Barry Sorrels appeared as a guest legal analyst on CourtTV, Friday January 28, 2005, live from the Studios in New York on the show "Both Sides" hosted by Vinnie Politan.

2004

Gary Udashen co-authored an article for the December 2004 issue of Voice for the Defense entitled Freeing the Innocent: Actual Innocence and the Writ of Habeas Corpus. Download (PDF Format).

Robert N. Udashen spoke at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association "Anatomy of the Win" seminar in Waxahachie, Texas on October 15, 2004, on the trial of the Lisa Diaz case.

On October 15, 2004, Barry Sorrels appeared as a guest legal analyst on Court T.V. live in the studio in New York City as a guest on the program "Closing Argument" hosted by guest anchor Tom Ford.

On September 30, 2004, Barry Sorrels appeared as a guest legal analyst on Court T.V. live in the studio in New York City as a guest on the program "Closing Argument" hosted by Nancy Grace.

On September 23, 2004, Barry Sorrels appeared as guest speaker at the DAYL Seminar entitled, "How the Practice Becomes Perfect: a Professionalism Seminar Teaching Young Lawyers to be Their Best".

Gary Udashen spoke at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Fall Conference on State Appellate Advocacy on September 9, 2004, in Houston, Texas.

On April 4, 2004, Barry Sorrels appeared as a guest legal analyst on Court T.V. live in the studio in New York City as a guest on the program "Closing Argument" hosted by Nancy Grace.

Barry Sorrels was course director for the Advanced Program on Trial Advocacy in Criminal Cases on March 26-30, 2004, sponsored by the Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas. Robert Udashen, Gary Udashen and Bruce Anton were faculty members for the course. Robert Udashen spoke at the course on "Golden Nuggets of the Rules of Evidence" and Gary Udashen spoke on "The Court's Charge to the Jury."

2003

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers seminar in Dallas, Texas on December 5, 2003, on Search and Seizure.

Barry Sorrels appeared as a guest on public radio KERA's "The Glenn Mitchell Show" on November 13, 2003 on the topic of "the Nuts and Bolts of the Criminal Courthouse".

Robert N. Udashen spoke at the State Bar of Texas Seminar, "What Every Texas Lawyer Needs to Know About Firearms Law," on the topic of "State Criminal Law Issues" in Houston, Texas, on October 24, 2003.

Barry Sorrels spoke at the State Bar of Texas Seminar, "What Every Texas Lawyer Needs to Know About Firearms Law," on the topic of "Federal Criminal Law Issues" in Houston, Texas, on October 24, 2003.

An article co-authored by Gary A. Udashen entitled "The Law of Polygraph Evidence" was published in the Voice for the Defense in October 2003.

Robert Udashen spoke at the Criminal Courts Practice Seminar sponsored by the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers in Dallas, Texas, on October 10, 2003, on the topic of objections.

Barry Sorrels was a guest lecturer at the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association's Criminal Defense Advocacy Training Seminar in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 26, 2003. Mr. Sorrels' lecture was on the topic of "Effective Cross Examination."

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the Criminal Defense Advocacy Training Seminar sponsored by the Criminal Defense Lawyers Project in Fort Worth, Texas, on September 25, 2003 on Search and Seizure.

Gary A. Udashen spoke at a meeting of the Texas Pharmacy Association, Recovery Network, on September 5, 2003, in Dallas, Texas on "Criminal Statutes Pharmacists Should Be Aware Of."

Gary Udashen co-authored an article for the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course 2003 held in Dallas, Texas on July 28-31, 2003, at which Gary Udashen spoke on The Law of Polygraph Evidence.
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Gary A. Udashen spoke at the Criminal Defense Lawyers Project Evidence for the 21st Century seminar in South Padre, Texas on July 11, 2003, on Suppression of Exculpatory Evidence in Criminal Cases. Download (MS Word Format).

Robert N. Udashen taught at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Southern Regional Program, in Dallas, Texas, in June of 2003.

Barry Sorrels spoke on Trial Skills at the annual Collin County Bench Bar Conference on May 30, 2003 in Frisco, Texas .

Bruce Anton spoke at the State Bar of Texas Immigration Law Course in May 2003 on Obtaining Post Conviction Relief for Deportable Offenses. Download (MS Word Format).

Barry Sorrels appeared on Court TV as a guest legal commentator live from New York City May 8, 2003 from 12:00pm to 2:00 pm CT.

An article by Robert N. Udashen entitled "A Primer on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel" was published in Voice for the Defense in April 2003. Download (MS Word Format).

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the Criminal Defense Lawyers Project Evidence for the 21st Century seminar in Texarkana, Texas on March 28, 2003, on Suppression of Exculpatory Evidence in Criminal Cases. Download (MS Word Format).

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, "Evidence for the 21st Century," seminar in Houston, Texas, on February 20, 2003, on Suppression of Exculpatory Evidence in Criminal Cases. Download (MS Word Format).

Robert N. Udashen spoke to the Trial Skills Section of the Dallas Bar Association in Dallas, Texas, on February 14, 2003, on "Making the Record." Download (MS Word Format).

Robert N. Udashen spoke at a seminar on January 31, 2003, in Houston, Texas sponsored by the Harris County District Courts Trying Criminal Cases on "Amendments to the Criminal Appellate Rules".

Gary Udashen spoke at the Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, "Evidence for the 21st Century," seminar held in Laredo, Texas, on January 24, 2003, on Suppression of Exculpatory Evidence in Criminal Cases. Download (MS Word Format).

2002

Gary Udashen spoke at the Criminal Defense Lawyers Project "Evidence For the 21st Century" seminar in Midland, Texas on October 3, 2002, on Suppression of Exculpatory Evidence in Criminal Cases. Download (MS Word Format).

An article by Gary A. Udashen entitled, "Suppression of Exculpatory Evidence in Criminal Cases" was published in the Voice for the Defense in July 2002. Download (MS Word Format).

Robert N. Udashen and Barry Sorrels taught at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Southern Regional Program, in Dallas, Texas in June of 2002.

Robert N. Udashen was the director of the Dallas Bar Association's Criminal Justice Committee's Appellate and Post-Conviction Law Seminar on May 31, 2002 and spoke on "Ineffective Assistance of Counsel". Download (MS Word Format).

Gary A. Udashen spoke at the Dallas Bar Association Criminal Justice Committee's Appellate and Post-Conviction Law Seminar on May 31, 2002, on "Suppression of Exculpatory Evidence in Criminal Cases". Download (MS Word Format).

Barry Sorrels spoke on "Trial by Jury: Lessons Learned the Hard Way" to the Dallas Bar Association Trial Skills Section on May 31, 2002.

Barry Sorrels appeared as a guest legal analyst on Court TV's show "Both Sides" with host Rikki Klieman live from the studios in New York on May 9, 2002. Mr. Sorrels offered expert analysis on the recent Florida murder case of Florida v. Kent.

A motion by Robert N. Udashen and Gary A. Udashen entitled, "Motion to Dismiss Proceedings and Discharge Defendant" was published as the motion of the month in the Voice for the Defense in April 2002. Download (MS Word Format).

Barry Sorrels spoke on "Cross-Examining the Non-Deposed Witness" at the Dallas Bar Association CLE luncheon on April 5, 2002.

An article by Gary A. Udashen and Robert N. Udashen entitled, "Private Attorney or Public Prosecutor: When Private Attorneys Take Over the Prosecution of a Criminal Case" was published in the Voice for the Defense in March 2002. Download (MS Word Format).

2001

Barry Sorrels' article "Defense for the Defenseless" was published in The Texas Lawyer August 2001.

2000

Gary A. Udashen spoke to the Dallas Bar Association in August of 2000 on the topic of Current Issues in Criminal Law.

Robert Udashen published an article in the January 2000 Voice for the Defense entitled "The Involuntary Not Guilty Plea." Download (MS Word Format).

Significant Cases

Sorrels, Udashen & Anton attorneys have won not guilty verdicts from juries on a wide variety of cases including complex Federal fraud indictments, homicide and controlled substances offenses.

Sorrels, Udashen & Anton attorneys have also obtained the exoneration and release from prison of over 20 wrongfully convicted persons.

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