What Sets Us Apart?

Whether a Misdemeanor or Marriage Dissolution, a DWI or Divorce, or Litigation in Juvenile Court — Our Attorneys Know How to Assist You In Family Law and Criminal Defense.



The more you understand about your situation, the better chance you have at securing a positive outcome. We keep you informed and updated on your case at every stage of the process.



Our detailed approach to litigation, our wide and deep understanding of the law, and our willingness to fight hard for your rights has earned us a stellar reputation in the Texas legal community.


Long-Term Outlook

We look beyond the present moment of your case to see the bigger picture. Keeping the end in mind allows us to seek favorable results for you, your family, and your future.

Passionate Attorneys Working For You

Jon O’Toole

Attorney at Law

Between the attorneys at our firm, we have handled approximately 475 jury trials (and counting). Of those, Jon is responsible for more than 100. Not only that, but Jon has a tendency to empower his clients by taking the time to ensure they fully understand their rights and what to expect from their case.

Matthew J. Goheen

Attorney at Law

Given that Matt has served as both a U.S. Marine and an Army Reserve Soldier, it’s clear that he has always felt a strong need to protect and serve. In his criminal defense practice, he does so by standing up for his clients’ rights.

Katheryn Haywood

Attorney at Law, Of Counsel

With over two decades of experience and more than 200 jury trials under her belt, you can trust that Katheryn knows how to handle just about any criminal case presented to her. And, as a former Assistant District Attorney, she is very familiar with the prosecution side of the law.

Derk Wadas

Attorney at Law

Derk brings over 16 years of criminal law experience. He is a former prosecutor and board-certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Derk's knowledge, experience, and passion make him an integral member of the team.

Joshua Andor

Attorney at Law

With board certifications in Criminal Law, Family Law, and Child Welfare Law, Josh is ready to help you through any legal battle you may face. In addition to his specializations, Josh will use his over 10 years of experience to make sure your case is resolved in the best way possible.

Manuel “Mito” Gonzalez

Attorney at Law

Manuel "Mito" Gonzalez spent several years as a prosecutor and is now using that experience to defend your rights in criminal cases, family law cases, and juvenile cases. Mito is another member of our team who is board certified in Criminal Law.

Ben Schwartz

Attorney at Law

Ben has represented those charged with Class C Misdemeanors all the way to First Degree Felonies. His experience working with prosecutors and in the courtroom leaves him well-prepared to handle all criminal matters. No matter what the charge, you can rest assured that he will work vigorously to get the best outcome possible for your case.

Our Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

If you’ve been accused of criminal activity, there’s a lot at stake. Our attorneys have decades of experience combating many different kinds of charges.

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Family Law

We help individuals and families navigate child custody, child support, divorce, and other important matters as we strive to protect your rights.

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Juvenile Law

When your child's future is in jeopardy, you need the help of a team of attorneys who will do everything in their power to secure a favorable result.

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Have you been charged with a crime? We’ll be there to help.

One of the most important things you can do is to get informed about the legal aspects of your situation and move forward with that knowledge. For example, it may be possible to reduce penalties for a misdemeanor with the help of the right attorneys. That’s where we come in. We consider it our job to get between you and the train that is rushing toward you. We'll do everything we can to minimize the impact of your criminal charges.

Your family needs a compassionate, diligent advocate in your corner.

When life gets in the way of the plans we had for our family, it’s important to take a step back and take a deep breath. The road ahead may seem daunting, but the skill and experience of a team of family law attorneys on your side can make all the difference. At The Collin County Law Group, we will listen to your story, craft smart strategies tailored to your unique goals, and pursue the future you and your family need and deserve.

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Case Results

Our track record of success and satisfied clients exemplifies our commitment to helping those in Collin County and beyond. Let some of our former clients tell you what sets us apart.

We aren’t afraid to fight for what’s right

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Representing Our Fellow Texans

Based in McKinney.
Serving North Texas.

Collin County, TX

Our office is located in McKinney, Texas — right in the heart of Collin County. Feel free to call or come by for a free consultation.

Denton County, TX

Of course, we’re not shy about traveling to meet with clients in jail or at a nearby courthouse. This includes those in Denton County.

Grayson County, TX

We’ve helped countless individuals and families who live in Grayson County, our neighbor to the north. Don’t hesitate to reach out if this is where you are located.

Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex

Our practice is by no means limited to three locations. We proudly serve clients throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

As trial attorneys with 75+ years of combined experience, we can pursue the best possible outcome in criminal defense and family law.

With a criminal charge looming, you don’t have much time to play the “which attorney should I hire?” guessing game. Fortunately, you have a number of excellent choices right here in Collin County, Texas. We at The Collin County Law Group pride ourselves on our versatile experience successfully defending our clients both in trial and out. In other words, we know how and when to push for a plea bargain, negotiate a better option, or advocate for you in court.

An Impressive Success Rate in Trial

No one can guarantee a certain outcome for your case; frankly, anyone who tries to do so is not giving your situation the respect it deserves. However, we can tell you that we have had a great deal of success defending our clients against a wide variety of criminal charges. Among these charges are DWI, family violence, burglary, robbery, drug possession, and sexual assault. But don’t just take our word for it — explore our case results to see how we’ve combatted charges similar to yours.

Take Control of Your Future With A Family Law Attorney

Whether you are navigating a complex divorce, negotiating spousal support, or seeking to add to your family through adoption, we can guide you toward the future you deserve. Of course, the operative word here is “guide.” We can’t make decisions for you, and neither should anyone else. That being said, we are happy to explain all of your options, answer your questions, and talk your case over with you and your family.

Located in McKinney, Texas

Facing any criminal charge or issue involving those we love the most brings up plenty of emotions and frustrations. That’s why it’s so important to reach out to legal guidance during these difficult times. The Collin County Law Group aims to make an impact on you and your family by helping you understand your situation, fight for justice, and move forward in Denton County, Grayson County, or the Dallas-Fort Worth area.