McKinney Place •  3131 McKinney Avenue, Suite 800 • Dallas,  Texas 75204                  Phone 214.740.9955        Fax 214.740.9912


Criminal Defense

Mortgage Fraud/Real Estate Fraud

Business Opportunity Fraud

White Collar Crime

Tax Fraud

Securities Fraud

RICO / Racketeering

Public Corruption

Money Laundering

Internet Crime

International Law

Health Care Fraud

Grand Jury Proceedings

Federal Criminal Appeals

Federal Crime

Business Fraud & Theft

Asset Forfeiture

Drug Trafficking

Tax Evasion

Wire & Mail Fraud

Insider Trading

Public Corruption

Perjury Investigations

Environmental Law Violations 


JAY ETHINGTON has considerable experience in managing and resolving complex, confidential corporate internal investigations that have remained out of public view.

Jay has provided successful representation to a multitude of clients, from individuals to multinational corporations. In the last ten years, Mr. Ethington has primarily focused his client representation on what is typically referred to as “white collar” or alleged corporate violations of criminal law.

Included in the definition of “white collar” are securities fraud allegations, suspected insurance fraud, healthcare investigations, government contract disputes, and other alleged corporate misconduct.

He is very experienced in the difficulties posed by the government’s aggressive enforcement policies in these areas. His clients have benefited from a thorough and proactive response to government inquiries.

Mr. Ethington is devoted to vigorously representing his clients’ interests in preliminary inquiries, internal and grand jury investigations, regulatory hearings, District Court proceedings and Appellate Court matters. At the early stages of any investigation an exceptional effort is made to convince the government not to pursue charges. Risk assessment and risk management have also been areas of emphasis in the past several years. Jay has considerable experience in managing and resolving complex, confidential corporate internal investigations that have remained entirely out of public view.

Jay is well-known and written about for his representation of notable and celebrity clients — the Dallas Morning News says “his client list has a star quality.”

More than anything, Jay Ethington believes in every client’s right to vigorous representation, a fair trial and proper resolution of his client’s case.

NOTABLE CLIENTS - Mr. Ethington has represented several Fortune 500 companies and related individuals, various celebrities, members of the National Football League, National Basketball League, National Hockey League, Professional Cycling and many well-known entertainers.

The Best Lawyers in Dallas - D Magazine 2007, 2008, and 2009


  At The Law Firm of Jay Ethington we represent clients statewide throughout Texas and nationally in federal court, with a focus on the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) region of Texas, including the communities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Duncanville, DeSoto, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Euless, Irving, Bedford, Grapevine, Carrollton, Richardson, Garland and Mesquite; and other locations in Dallas County, Collin County, Tarrant County, Denton County, Kaufman County and Ellis County.