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Downey Law Firm, Houston's Foremost Leaders in Criminal Defense


Kelley Andrews is an experienced criminal defense attorney with a reputation for fighting for her clients. She devotes 100% of her practice to criminal defense work and begins each and every new case with an enthusiasm both for beginning her own investigation into the facts and for finding an avenue leading towards dismissal of the charges.

A Patient & Confident Approach to Criminal Defense

Ms. Andrews walks each client through the case step by step and takes the time to educate her clients not only about the particular offense, but also about the legal ramifications of any potential outcome, including driver's license suspensions and the effect any disposition may have on the client's criminal record.

Informative and Helpful Throughout the Entire Process

Many criminal offenses can lead to driver's license suspensions. Ms. Andrews not only informs clients about the potential for losing their driving privileges, she also aids them in obtaining and maintaining their ability to drive legally in Texas and the United States.

Expunctions and Orders of Non-Disclosure

In addition to handling new criminal cases, Ms. Andrews is the attorney responsible for handling both expunctions and orders of non-disclosure at The Downey Law Firm. At a time when applying for a job, or college, almost always requires a background check, both of these remedies are crucial to a successful future.Ms. Andrews is proud to be able to claim that she has won all of her lawsuits for expunction and has had all of her petitions for non-disclosure granted.

Youth and Criminal Defense Education

Ms. Andrews was born in Hartford, Connecticut and moved to Houston in the mid 1980s. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Houston in the spring of 2004 and began law school at the University of Houston Law Center that same year. Ms. Andrews began her work in the criminal defense realm while in law school having worked in the Juvenile Defense Clinic of the University of Houston. There she provided legal representation for minors who found themselves on both the juvenile delinquency and juvenile dependency dockets in the Harris County District Court system. During her time as a law student she also worked as a law clerk for The Downey Law Firm and upon earning her law degree and passing the state bar exam in 2007, she was immediately hired and began working at the firm as an associate attorney.

Interrelations With the Harris County Courts and State of Texas

Ms. Andrews maintains a strong relationship with the Harris County courts and is licensed to practice law throughout the state of Texas as well as in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. She is a member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

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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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