Kendall Castello


Defense Attorney

Attorney Castello’s philosophy is one of collaboration and compassion for individuals and families in Dallas. His law practice has always been centered on getting fair results and giving clients second chances so they can move forward in life.

Messina Madson


Defense Attorney

Attorney Madson always knew she wanted to help others and fight for what is right. Criminal defense lets her help individuals and families deal with tough decisions and seek justice in a complex world. She thrives on solving problems for her clients.


Messina Madson and Kendall Castello understand that one mistake shouldn't jeopardize your future. That's why they are outspoken and public advocates in Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding areas in Texas.

News article

In the Dallas Morning News, Messina Madson cast a vision for the future of criminal justice — alternatives to jail for nonviolent offenders. “In many cases, prosecution is not the best solution.”

Kendall Castello Interview Picture

Kendall Castello said the speed and magnitude of indictments against former police officer Roy Oliver shows the Dallas DA’s high priority for the Jordan Edwards’ murder case.


A Q&A in Texas Lawyer features Messina on issues in officer-involved shootings. She believes that "we are seeing reform...District attorneys are campaigning on criminal justice reform platforms." 


Drug Crimes

If you’ve been charged with a drug crime in Dallas, from drug trafficking to possession, contact the skilled attorneys at Madson Castello to see how they can help you seek a favorable resolution.


Domestic Violence

Charges of family violence can tear a family apart. A domestic violence accusation is serious, with repercussions that affect your future and the future of your family. Call today for a consultation.


Alcohol-Related Crimes

Whether it’s a DWI charge or a manslaughter charge, alcohol-related crimes mean big money for municipalities. Sometimes arrests are made too quickly; legal counsel may be able to help.


You need a compassionate, skilled team of attorneys on your side.



After distinguished careers at the Dallas DA’s Office, Messina and Kendall have both proven themselves as defense attorneys. Their results speak for themselves.

Possession of a Controlled Substance

Madson Castello was able to get the client into a diversion program. After successful completion, the client's case will be removed from all databases, both public and law enforcement.

Case Removed From All Databases

Marijuana Possession

In this possession of marijuana case, Madson Castello obtained a memo agreement and filed paperwork for high school-aged client to have all record of the arrest removed prior to college.

All Arrest Records Removed

Burglary of a Habitation

While on probation, the client was charged with another offense with a punishment range of 15 years-life. Madson Castello pled the case to a lesser-included charge for seven years.

Sentence Reduced by 8 Years

A criminal conviction can have
a large impact on your future;


A criminal conviction can be devastating to you and your family. Securing a job, taking out a loan for a home, providing for the ones you love: these things could be in jeopardy. A team of seasoned attorneys can limit or even eliminate these consequences. The sooner you reach out, the sooner Madson Castello can help.

Criminal charges are serious. Experienced representation is essential.

"The earlier we get involved, the better." – Kendall Castello

When accused of a crime, you can feel like your life is going off the rails. Suddenly, your freedom, your finances, your future, and even your family all feel threatened and out of your control. As soon as you face a criminal charge, you have major decisions to make: Messina and Kendall get that. They'll listen intently to your situation and concerns, and create a defense strategy that suits your best interests.

Everyone Makes Mistakes

The team at Madson Castello understands that every client is different, with unique circumstances that contribute to their stories. Has addiction, anger, a mental health issue, or another disability or disease contributed to your arrest? Addressing underlying causes before facing a judge or jury often can work to your advantage and help you achieve the outcome you deserve.

Let an Attorney Navigate the System

When you consult an attorney, you begin to limit the consequences of your arrest. The earlier the team at Madson Castello gets involved and begins to navigate the legal system for you, the better off you will be. As defense attorneys, they will sit down with you, guide you through the legal system, and formulate a personalized plan.

The Earlier You Call, The More They Can Help

When you are wrongly accused, ordering records is often the best way to prove innocence. We can assist you in this process, but you must move quickly. For example, 911 tapes in Dallas are available for only 30 days. If you live in Dallas, Texas, or its surrounding areas of Fort Worth, Denton, or McKinney, call Madson Castello right away.


When you or someone you love has been accused of a crime, you want answers fast. What do I do first? What kinds of consequences am I facing? How can I mitigate them? Our blog can help. We call it Criminal Law 101.

Police at Scene

In Texas, domestic violence charges are serious. They could jeopardize your quality of life, personal reputation, professional and future opportunities, and your freedom. A trustworthy Texas criminal defense attorney can help you understand the circumstances and consequences of a domestic violence charge and help build a strong defense for your case.

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hand cuffed through the bars of his jail cell

Imagine that your child has committed a crime in Texas. Under Texas law, a juvenile is a minor who is at least 10 years old but not yet 17 at the time of committing the alleged offense. In addition to your child facing juvenile charges, you – as the parent – might also be responsible for your child’s crimes.

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