Katheryn Haywood represented my son. He made bad decisions that put him in serious trouble with serious time. From the start Katheryn was on the case. She was upfront, took the case as if it was her only case. The communication she had with me as a mother put my mind at ease that he was in the best possible capable hands. His case was processed expediently and the result was more than what we hoped for. He does have to answer for what he was involved with but she was able to make sure he has a second chance to continue his life as a free young man after is debt to the law is paid. If you ever find yourself, or a family member what seems like a hopeless situation-This is the attorney you need.
- Mrs. Rodriguez, a Criminal Defense client
I’m sorry that this review limits the number of characters I can enter, because Katheryn is worthy of so much more. We interviewed many high-priced attorneys when looking for someone to represent my son. He was wrongfully accused of a crime and we wanted the best lawyer we could afford for him, even though we had limited resources. Ultimately, we had to go with a court-appointed lawyer, which turned out to be Katheryn Haywood. Right away we were impressed by her compassion and diligence. She was as good or better than any of the high-priced attorneys that wanted to charge a retainer of upwards of $25,000.
Though she was probably only paid a fraction of her true fees, she never once treated my son like a court-appointed client. She worked so hard, and cared so much about my son and his predicament. She took all the calls, responded to all the messages, answered every question (from day one until the end of the trial) without any appearance of frustration.
One thing I am confident about is that my son might not be free today, but for the brilliant effort put forth by Katheryn.
She was masterful during the jury selection, clearly identifying biased jurors and getting them to confess their biases, thereby saving her allotted challenges. She was very professional with the judge and prosecutors and treated all the witnesses with courtesy and very professionally. During her opening statement, she was very articulate and clearly outlined our case, and did well to lay the ground work for destroying the prosecution case. As far as I saw, she never missed a chance to ask the right question or missed a small detail on follow up.
It was clear to us that the alleged victim in the case was not being truthful, but when Katheryn did her cross examination, she was not abusive or overly tough. She was strong and direct, but not so much that the jury would sympathize. She elicited many good points during this cross and I think that played a large part in my son’s acquittal.
Closing argument is tough, because the prosecutor gets to have the last word and he did a strong job, however, Katheryn was able to mitigate any harm by her strong closing. She was able to refute their “key evidence” and make our case very plain. The jury was literally left with only the choice of Not Guilty!
I cannot make it any simpler. If you or a loved one is ever accused of a crime, you would do well to have Katheryn in your corner. I will be forever indebted to her and the work she did to get justice for my son. People often see lawyers as heartless, manipulative and sleazy. Katheryn Haywood is as virtuous and compassionate a person as I have ever met. It is easy for me to write these words now because of our outcome, but I believe I would write the same even if the verdict had not gone in our favor. She worked that hard and was that diligent and cared so much. She involved our whole family in all important decisions in the trial. She never talked down to us or made us feel like the moment was too big for us to comprehend.
In short, Katheryn Haywood saved my son’s life and put him back on the path for his future. You not do better than Katheryn. I will sing her praises on the mountaintop as long as I live!
- Charles, a Driminal Defense Client
I endorse this lawyer. Katheryn is a brilliant strategist and a fearless litigator. Her voir dire is without a doubt the best I’ve seen in 30 years of practice. Simply stated, if a member of my family needed a criminal defense lawyer, she is the first and only attorney I would call.
- David Indorf, Criminal Defense Attorney in Dallas, TX
I have had the honor of working beside this attorney and can attest to her great skill in advocacy and fine character. Our legal community is better as a whole with attorneys like Katheryn. I endorse this lawyer.
- Christopher Woodward, Criminal Defense Attorney in Dallas, TX
I endorse this lawyer. Katheryn is an incredible advocate. I agree with Mr. Indorf that she is a fearless attorney! She is passionate and committed when it comes to protecting her clients rights and sets the bar very high for those of us in the criminal defense bar.
- Terri Daniel, Criminal Defense Attorney in Mckinney, TX
Katheryn is a well-respected defense attorney with a fearless attitude in defending her clients. I would not hesitate to refer a client to her.
- Deandra Grant, DUI / DWI Attorney in Richardson, TX
SHE WAS AWESOME. VERY HELPFUL IN MY SON’S CASE AND I APPRECIATE IT.
- SHEILA, a Violent Crime client
Ms. Haywood is by far the best attorney I have ever worked with. She took my case with an open mind and never stopped fighting. She worked with my family wonderfully and was always very kind and considerate as to what they were going through as well. She got an outcome that was almost unreachable yet, her I am able to tell about it. Through her hard work, dedication, and never give up attitude I have a second chance at life. I will never be able to thank her enough and will be indebted to her for eternity.
- Stephanie, a Violent Crime client
Thank you, Katheryn for working so hard for my loved one and believing in him. It was very comfortable and pleasant working with you in a very stressful, foreign situation for me. We are forever grateful for your dedication and his second chance.
- Tonia, a Criminal Defense client
Ms. Haywood diligently fought for favorable results for our family. She was presented with options from the DA that would have stolen my nephews youth. Ms. Haywood never gave up and continuously sought out options to present to the DA that’ll prevent my nephew from going to jail for a long time. Our family will forever be grateful for her perseverance.
- Nicole L., a Criminal Defense client
Ms. Haywood, is a very dedicated, knowledgeable, and trustworthy attorney. She handled a case for a family member of mine. This attorney gave our family the best support and her best legal help. We are so grateful for her hard work and efforts that truly helped our family member. She always kept us up to date with everything she was doing for the case and giving her very best to make sure our family member got the very best she could do . We can’t thank her enough for all she has done. I thank God for sending Ms. Haywood into our life at the most urgent time when we needed a lawyer. I would want her to always represent our family in any matter, because you will get her best efforts and attention, dedication to help you. She is so amazing, smart and she care about her client and the family as whole. She will go the extra mile to get the best results and out come for her client.
- Rowena Davis, a Criminal Defense client
Katheryn represented my son when he was accused of assaulting his girlfriend andcausing damages to her car. The girlfriend told a very convincing story about howshe feared for her life, which won the sympathy of the police. Katheryn was ableto expose this girl’s history of making false allegations when she felt jilted, and shefinally admitted she made up the whole story because my son had ended theirrelationship. Katheryn was wonderful about keeping in contact with us frombeginning to end, about explaining what our rights were, and expressing a sincereconcern about my son’s situation. The case was dismissed and we have been ableto move on with our lives, thanks to her.
- Chance M., a Criminal Defense Client
Katheryn is everything a client could ever want in a criminal defense attorney. She’s knowledgeable, passionate, and determined. Prosecutors know that they are in for a real fight when Katheryn is defending someone!
- John Gioffredi, DUI / DWI Attorney in Dallas, TX