Lanny graduated from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science. He moved to Texas in 2009 to attend Baylor University School of Law, where he was a member of the Order of Barristers and a Board Member for Phi Alpha Delta. After graduating and being barred to practice law in Texas in 2012, Lanny moved to Fort Worth and worked in civil and federal administrative law until he began practicing criminal defense in 2015.
He has since defended clients in fifteen counties throughout Dallas-Fort Worth and the central Texas area. He has argued in front of the Second Court of Appeals of Texas, has been named a Top Criminal Law Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine every year since 2017, and has been named a Rising Star by Texas Super Lawyers in the field of DWI Defense and Criminal Defense in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Lanny began his criminal defense career with a heavy focus on DWI defense with a predominately DWI defense firm, but joined Kimberly Knapp Law Firm, now Knapp Begley Law, to branch into all aspects of criminal defense. He has been published on issues pertaining to DWI defense multiple times in the Voice for the Defense and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association periodical. He is also a contributing author for the Texas DWI Defense Textbook, 2nd Edition.
He is a member of the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and a former member of the National College of DWI Defense and former Board Member of the Arlington Young Lawyers Association. Lanny is a passionate believer in the Constitutional rights of Texans and Americans and brings that to his defense of citizens accused.
Kimberly received her law degree from Baylor University School of Law in 2012. She is in good standing with the State Bar of Texas and is licensed to practice law in Texas.
Kimberly graduated with a Concentration in Criminal Law. Kimberly received her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Wesleyan University with a major in Paralegal Studies. While attending Baylor Law, Kimberly interned with the McLennan County District Attorney’s office.
After graduation, Kimberly interned and volunteered with the Judicial Staff Counsel for the Tarrant County Criminal District Courts.
In addition to practicing law, Kimberly is an adjunct professor for her alma mater, Texas Wesleyan University. She enjoys teaching legal ethics and criminal law, while encouraging students to pursue a career in the legal field. Kimberly has lived and worked in the Tarrant County Community for over ten years. She volunteers for legal clinics aiding Veterans and has spoken to the Senior Community about Probate and Estate Planning options. Kimberly is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Tarrant County Bar Association, and Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.