Kyle Therrian

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Kyle practices law in Collin County (McKinney, Texas). He represents individuals on all levels of criminal defense in both state and federal court. A significant segment of his practice is dedicated to criminal appellate litigation, where he has handled more than two dozen appellate matters before the Courts of Appeal and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Kyle is a member of TCDLA’s Amicus Committee and the secretary-treasurer of TCDLEI. He is the former president of the McKinney Bar Association, a 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Star, and 2018 D Magazine “Best Under 40.” When he isn’t practicing law, Kyle plays goalie on his local adult beer-league hockey team—where both cops and people with DWI convictions all “play for the same team.” He can be reached at

Stories from Kyle Therrian

Stats Show Racial Inequities for Organized Retail Theft Arrests Statewide
Friday, November 8th, 2019

Let’s say I wanted to steal an Xbox from Fry’s (or any other retail store). Maybe it’s for a thrill, a dare, voices in my head, or maybe I just want to eat Cheetos all day and play video games on my sofa. Whatever the reason, it is unimportant.

Shifting Burdens of Proof in a Motion to Suppress
Thursday, May 21st, 2015

The allocation of burdens in a motion to suppress hearing is a “Choose Your Own Adventure.” Unlike in trial, where we simply add up proof in a linear fashion, a motion to suppress in Texas courts has burdens which are raised, lowered, and/or shifted back and forth based upon small and often trivial details.