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Daniel Collins

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Daniel E. Collins is a partner at the Cofer Luster Criminal Defense Lawyers. Before joining the firm, Daniel worked at two of the highest volume criminal practices in Tarrant County. He has defended thousands of cases.



About Daniel E. Collins

After amassing more than 10 years of experience ranging from murder to DWI, Dan decided to join the elite team at Cofer Luster to apply his uncommon knowledge and skill to the Firm’s closely controlled complex caseload. He was selected to join this small group of warriors, based on years of observed work ethic, genuine care for clients, and exceptional results. Dan has tried cases with Cody Cofer and tried cases against James Luster (when James was a prosecutor). Dan is a fighter with undeniable grit. Before becoming a lawyer, he trained at the USA Olympic Center in the sport of Judo. Dan brings the same ferocity he had on the mat to Texas courtrooms.


Daniel has always been a fighter. When he decided to go to law school, he wanted to learn to litigate contract disputes in international business. But an internship between his second and third years of law school opened his eyes to the lurid world of injustice. Then he knew where he wanted to take the fight. During that internship, Daniel assisted in and observed a trial involving extremely serious allegations against the defendant. Despite a lack of evidence, unbelievable allegations, and bad witnesses for the state, the jury decided to convict the defendant and seemingly came to a compromise verdict. It was during that trial that Daniel determined that he would dedicate his career to defending people from the flawed system that too often stacks the deck against the accused. For over 10 years that is all Daniel has done, defend those accused of crimes in Fort Worth, Dallas, Weatherford, and surrounding areas.



St. Mary’s University School of Law | Doctor of Jurisprudence

Daniel Collins received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Daniel competed in the Saint Mary’s Moot Court and Mock Trial Competitions. It was in his second summer in law school that he Interned at Factor and Campbell and shifted his focus to criminal defense. Daniel also helped establish the St. Mary’s Innocence Project to help identify and overturn wrongful convictions.


University of Colorado at Colorado Springs | Bachelor of Arts in Political Science

Daniel attended the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs for his undergraduate degree while a resident athlete at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. During that time Daniel focused on pre-law classes while traveling and competing as an Olympic hopeful in Judo. Daniel obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science while maintaining his training schedule and traveling to Judo tournaments.


United States Olympic Training Center | Resident Athlete Program

As a two-time High School National Champion and Collegiate Silver Medalist, Daniel was invited to live and train at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. At the time, the Center was home to the resident Olympic Judo Training Team, as well as men’s gymnastics, wrestling, volleyball, triathlon, speed skating, powerlifting, Tae Kwon Do and many others. It was truly an amazing experience to travel and compete to pursue his Olympic Dream. Daniel was consistently ranked in the top 5 on the United States Men’s Senior Roster in the 90kg, 100kg and 100+ from 1997 until 2007. Daniel competed throughout Europe and the Americas. Of course, the training and competing was intense and constantly being exposed to the highest-level athletes honed his work ethic and competitiveness. That fire to fight still burns inside Daniel, and he takes it into the courtroom.



Partner | Cofer Luster Criminal Defense Lawyers | 2020–Present | Fort Worth, Texas

Daniel was elated to join Cofer Luster Criminal Defense Lawyers in 2020. It was fortuitous that Daniel matched with a team of two attorneys he admires and enjoys working with. In years past, Daniel had the opportunity to work with and try cases with Cody Cofer on several occasions, before Cofer left private practice to join the Federal Public Defender’s Office. Daniel became familiar with James Luster when they were pitted against each other during Luster’s time as a prosecutor (Assistant District Attorney in Tarrant County). They tried cases against each other. Both walked away brooding and bruised but with a mutual respect that evolved into friendship. Now, Daniel makes a third warrior in this bellicose band of criminal defense attorneys.


Criminal Attorney | Scott Burney and Associates | 2016-2020 | Aledo, Texas

In 2016, Daniel joined Mark Scott and Adam Burney to help grow Scott Burney and Associates and their practice in Parker and Johnson counties. This is one of the highest volume practices in the DFW Metroplex. Through his almost four years with Mark and Adam, Daniel handled hundreds of cases with great results and happy clients.


Partner | Factor Campbell and Collins | 2010–2015 | Fort Worth, Texas

Daniel began his legal career as an intern under the guidance of one of the most successful and respected trial attorneys in Tarrant County, Abe Factor. After the opportunity to watch the justice system in action hundreds of times during the summer of 2008, Daniel knew this is what he would with the rest of his life. At Factor Campbell and Collins, Daniel was able to defend thousands and thousands of people with a wide range of offenses such as: possession of marijuanaDWIassault family violenceaggravated assaultrobberiesdrug possessionsexual assault, and murder. This was the highest-volume private firm in Tarrant County. At the time, at no other firm could Daniel could not have received more experience.



Daniel is a member of the following professional organizations:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association


In addition to his professional affiliations, Daniel is also involved with:



Daniel has been recognized by the following:

  • National Top 100 Trial Attorneys
  • Top 40 under 40 – Attorneys
  • Fort Worth, Texas Magazine – Top Attorneys
  • 360 West Magazine – Top Attorney
  • Super Lawyer Rising star in 2018 and 2019

Cofer Luster Criminal Defense Lawyers

Cofer Luster Criminal Defense Lawyers PC is a team of criminal defense attorneys dedicated to providing the highest quality representation in state and federal criminal charges, including assault family violence, DWI, indecency with a child, and white collar fraud.

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Cody Cofer

Criminal Defense Lawyer

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James Luster

Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Daniel Collins

Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Pamela Boggess

Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Wes Ball

Criminal Defense Lawyer - Of Counsel

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Demetrice M. Lopez

Criminal Defense Lawyer - Of Counsel

What Our Clients Say

Clients notice the difference between Cofer Luster Criminal Defense Lawyers and other criminal defense lawyers because of our nonjudgmental, informed, down-to-earth, and results-oriented approach. Dedicated to delivering consistently excellent results for each of our clients. We don’t rest on our prior triumphs; we come to work every day with the motivation and enthusiasm to fight for our clients. Contact us immediately and let us fight for you.

Astha BudhathokiAstha Budhathoki
19:34 18 Sep 23
Mr Daniel Colins’s service felt very personal vs feeling like a paid service. He attened to my senseless/sensible questions with no judgement, when I couldn’t establish communication with him his teammate Mr James Luster would step in and be at my service, and in absense of both Miss Racheal made sure to relay informations to and forth.This definitely is a place anyone should/want to work with to ease their consequences.I did have a favorful outcome for me but even if it was otherwise I would give the team 5 stars for the amazing service alone.
Jennifer HofmanJennifer Hofman
23:38 17 Sep 23
Great staff; caring, responsive, and competent. We could not have had better representation.
Jimmy PickrellJimmy Pickrell
12:51 17 Sep 23
So far my lawyers have been pretty impressive. Lawyers are expensive, good ones are worth the money.
Jr. NavarreteJr. Navarrete
00:22 14 Jul 23
Ron DavidsonRon Davidson
14:51 10 Jul 23
Adrian SerranoAdrian Serrano
01:25 29 May 23
Met with the entire team in person, which is highly important. After firing my old attorneys from Fort Worth, I was referred to these attorneys by a highly regarded friend. These guys are the real deal. They hire PI’s and every specialist to ensure that you are taken care of and proven innocent. Come in with a clean heart, they are experts at their job! Have as much evidence and facts as you can to assist them. Daniel, Pamela and Cody and James are the best of the best!
Ben VidaurreBen Vidaurre
20:55 28 Apr 23
Cody, James, and MorganOutstanding legal representation you provided me during my recent court case. Your expertise, dedication and hard work were instrumental in securing a favorable outcome, and I cannot thank you enough for all that you have done.From the very beginning, you took the time to listen to my concerns, answer my questions and provide me with the guidance and reassurance I needed to get through this difficult time. You demonstrated an exceptional level of professionalism throughout the entire process, keeping me informed of all developments and working tirelessly to ensure that my rights were protected. Your skill and experience as a legal professional were evident in the way you presented my case in court. Your arguments were well-researched, clear and concise, and your ability to anticipate the opposing counsel's arguments was impressive. I was amazed at the way you were able to navigate the complex legal system and use your knowledge of the law to my advantage. Thanks to your hard work, the judge ruled in my favor, and I am now able to move forward with my life with a sense of peace and closure. I know that I could not have achieved this outcome without your help and support. I will always be grateful for your exceptional legal representation and your unwavering commitment to justice.
Stefan FensterStefan Fenster
20:43 20 Apr 23
Pam, Dan and team did everything they promised and more. Communication was timely and complete. I always knew what was going on and everything happened as they communicated it would. I highly recommend them if you are in need.