A leader in the North Texas criminal justice community, Kendall served as the Criminal Law Chair of the Dallas Bar Association. As Administrative Chief with the Dallas DA’s Office, Kendall oversaw multiple felony district courts, the family violence division, the child abuse division, and the DA budget of $49 million. Kendall was named by his peers as Administrator of the Year in 2016. He has built a strong rapport with judges, prosecutors, and criminal defense attorneys throughout North Texas and tried all levels of cases to jury, ranging from capital murders and murders to drug and family violence offenses.
He graduated from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law in 2003 after receiving a BA with honors in Biblical text at Abilene Christian University.
Awards and Service Positions:• D Best• Super Lawyers• Top 100 National Trial Lawyers• Former Criminal Law Chair, Dallas Bar Association
With 17 years of experience as a criminal attorney, Kendall was the Administrative Chief of the Dallas DA’s office when he left to start MC Criminal Law. But testimonials from Kendall’s defense clients say it best:
… he not only saved my career, he saved my life. … I have never met a better lawyer, or better man…he is honest, ethical, judicious, and his integrity is above reproach. – CB
He handled my case with integrity and professionalism, and his experience and impeccable skill … resulted in a very positive outcome. – VS
Kendall is an extraordinary attorney with great legal knowledge, experience, common sense and judgement. – DD
Kendall was able to get the case dismissed and, soon after, expunge the charges from my record. … I feel that Kendall’s services helped me break a cycle of depression and hopelessness. – MS
As managing partner at MC Criminal Law, Kendall steers the firm’s vision of “helping good people with criminal issues.” He sets the path for the ultimate goal—to give each client extensive personal attention and achieve exceptional results.
See What Our Clients Are Saying:
Highly Recommend Kendall
I am honored to know Kendall and highly recommend him.
An Extraordinary Attorney
Kendall is an extraordinary attorney with great legal knowledge, experience, common sense and judgement. The quality of Kendall’s character is equally outstanding. He deeply cares about his clients and doing the very best for them. Kendall was an invaluable counsel and resource in in our difficult domestic child abuse case. I am honored to know Kendall and highly recommend him in any domestic violence / abuse situation.
The Right Lawyer
Right from the beginning I knew I was with the right lawyer.
Integrity and Professionalism
During a difficult time in my life I was fortunate to be referred to Kendall Castello to represent me. Right from the beginning I knew I was with the right lawyer. He handled my case with integrity and professionalism, and his experience and impeccable skill as a defense lawyer and former Dallas County prosecutor resulted in a very positive outcome. I highly recommend the MC Criminal Law to anyone needing representation and guidance for any criminal matter they may have.
Never Met a Better Lawyer
I have never met a better lawyer, or better man.
One Step Ahead of Everyone Else
When I first learned I needed a defense lawyer for some very serious charges I was lost and scared, and feared the worst. I saw my life spinning out of control with the possibility of losing everything and even jail. I had never needed a lawyer and didn’t know who to turn to. Kendall Castello came highly recommended, and upon our first meeting I hired him immediately. Quickly upon retaining Kendall he recognized and explained my options, and gave sage advice to help me navigate these treacherous waters. He coached me every step of the way and made all the right moves and recommendations. Moreover, Kendall’s experience and lauded reputation with the District Attorney’s office proved pivotal in my defense as we always seemed to be one step ahead of everyone else. In the end, all charges were dismissed and restrictions were lifted. Kendall is 100% to thank for all this; he not only saved my career, he saved my life. I have never met a better lawyer, or better man…he is honest, ethical, judicious, and his integrity is above reproach. It is with great pleasure that I write this testimonial on his behalf…I truly owe him everything I have.