Fred has practiced criminal defense almost exclusively since obtaining his law degree from Texas Tech in 1999. He is certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and defends accused citizens across the South Plains.

Fred has called Lubbock home since 1991, when he traveled west from Wichita Falls to attend Texas Tech, earning a bachelor’s degree in zoology. After completing law school, he joined the law firm of Chappell, Lanehart & Wheeler, P.C. in 1999, studying under the tutelage of the great Byron Chappell. Fred and Chuck Lanehart formed Chappell, Lanehart & Stangl, P.C. in 2007.

Fred has earned a reputation as a knowledgeable lawyer who fights passionately for his clients. He believes in what he is doing and takes pride in defending his fellow citizens against accusations by the government, as well as defending the Constitution we hold so dear. He will investigate every aspect of his clients’ cases and use that knowledge to secure the best results possible, either through trial or agreement. Fred has utilized these skills in all kinds of cases, from traffic citations to capital murder.

Fred is a current member and past president of the Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is also a current member and former Director of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He has served as a Director of the Lubbock County Bar Association, and he is involved in numerous civic activities.

Fred Stangl has developed a reputation in the legal community as an advocate who gets things done. You can’t hire a better lawyer.

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News About Fred Stangl

Fred Stangl Quoted in Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Fred represented Lubbock’s former animal services director, who is looking forward to moving on with his life now that felony theft charges against him have been dismissed. Fred spoke to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal about the changes his client made to improve his life. “This has been a tough and trying time for Kevin and his…

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Victory in Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) case for Fred Stangl

Fred Stangl had a victory earlier this week.  In a contested hearing in a DWI case, the judge threw out the only standardized field sobriety test administered by the investigating officer.  After the hearing, the prosecutor dismissed the case altogether.  Additionally, based upon the result of the hearing, the Texas Department of Public Safety abandoned…

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