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Criminal Defense Lawyer in Houston

Christopher Downey

Recognized as one of Houston's Best Defense Attorneys since 2009

Christopher Downey has been recognized as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Houston. He is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization; has been selected as a Texas Super Lawyers® member by Thomson Reuter and Texas Monthly each year from 2012 to 2017; and has been named a "Top Lawyer in Houston" by H Texas Magazine for the years 2009 to 2011, 2013, and 2014. Mr. Downey lectures throughout the State of Texas on issues related to criminal law and has served as an instructor at the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Seminar as well as the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association Top Gun DWI Program. He is licensed throughout the State of Texas as well as in the federal courts of the Southern District of Texas.

Professional Memberships
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas Criminal Justice Section
  • National College of DUI Defense
Professional Positions
  • Instructor, DWI "Top Gun" School , Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

  • Faculty, State Bar of Texas Annual Advanced Criminal Law Seminar

  • Co-Chairman, Houston Police Department Crime Laboratory Serology Investigation Panel

  • Author, Instructing the Jury, 2012 State Bar of Texas Annual Advanced Criminal Law Seminar

  • Author, Subpoenaing Big Brother, 2010 TCDLA Annual Top Gun Seminar

  • Author, Picking a Skeptical Jury in A Short Amount of Time, 2008 TCDLA Annual Top Gun Seminar

  • Former Felony Prosecutor, Harris County District Attorney's Office

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Phone: (713) 651-0400
Address: The Downey Building, 2814 Hamilton Street, Houston, Texas 77004


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