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  • Mr. McCOLL'S firm is the only Dallas criminal defense law firm to have represented a sitting U.S. Senator in an acquittal;
  • The only Dallas criminal defense law firm to author two standard texts in the field of criminal law (Knowles and West Publishing Companies);
  • The only criminal defense law firm in Dallas to have been asked by one of the two major Dallas newspapers to author a weekly column on white-collar business crime;
  • The first criminal defense law firm in Dallas to obtain a protective order for trade secrets in an industrial espionage case after a search warrant had been issued, State of Texas v. Voice ControL Systems;
  • The first criminal defense law firm in Dallas to obtain an acquittal in a savings and loan prosecution in U.S. v. Morton et al.;
  • The first criminal defense law firm to establish the admissibility of eyewitness experts in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, U.S. v. Moore;
  • The first criminal defense law firm in Dallas to successfully use the penile plethysmograph in the Northern District of Texas, U.S. v. Scott;
  • The first Dallas criminal law firm to negotiate a prisoner exchange with Mexico in a federal criminal plea agreement in the Northern District of Texas, U.S. v. Cabrera;
  • The first criminal defense law firm in Dallas to challenge the racial composition of federal grand juries with respect to grand jury forepersons, U.S. v. Cronn;
  • The first criminal defense law firm in Dallas to have a question certified from the Federal Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Rubino v. Lynaugh;
  • The first criminal defense law firm in Dallas to challenge the composition of the Dallas County Grand Juries for a five-year period based on age resulting in Dallas County adding young people to grand juries, State of Texas v. Smith;
  • The first criminal defense law firm in Dallas to challenge the District Clerk's routine excusal of petit jurors with unsworn responses resulting in Dallas County changing its procedures, State of Texas v. Turner;
  • The first criminal defense law firm in Dallas to use a videotape of a client interview for a State parole hearing where the client is otherwise never actually seen by the Parole Board; State of Texas v. Jones;
  • The first criminal defense law firm in Dallas to use mock juries before trial, U.S. v. Moore;
  • The first criminal defense law firm in Dallas to use videotaped reenactments of an alleged crime in trial, State of Texas v. Hunt.

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