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Defense Lawyer Serving Houston & Beyond

The Downey Law Firm provides aggressive legal representation to individuals and corporate clients facing criminal charges in Texas and throughout the United States. Our firm offers the type of experience needed to defend against serious criminal accusations. Whether the problem you face is an accusation, investigation, indictment, or post-conviction appeal, we can provide you or your company with the guidance and representation needed to navigate the challenging road ahead.

Founded by Christopher Downey in 1998

The Downey Law Firm maintains a network of experts and investigators in order to furnish any criminal case with the resources necessary for success. Our firm prides itself on the ability to be immediately responsive to the unique emergency situations that often arise for our clients in criminal law. Mr. Downey has more than 25 years of legal experience in handling record expungements and criminal cases of all kinds, in both state and federal courts.

Communication Is Our Priority!

At the Downey Law Firm, we know that our clients expect nothing less than our best efforts to protect their rights and work to secure a favorable outcome for their criminal case. Mr. Downey recognizes that communicating and meeting with clients to help them understand the options they have is just as important as excelling in the courtroom. We devote the necessary time and resources to your case as we strive for the best possible outcome. Our clients are our firm’s top priority.

Qualified Houston Criminal Defense Attorney

Founding Houston criminal defense lawyer Christopher Downey is Board-Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been listed as a Texas Super Lawyers® member by Thomson Reuters, published in Texas Monthly Magazine, from 2012 to 2017. He has also been named a "Top Lawyer in Houston" by H Texas Magazine for 2009 to 2011, 2013, and 2014. He lectures throughout the state on issues related to criminal law and has been 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. Mr. Downey is a former trial prosecutor with the District Attorney's Office in Harris County.

The firm has received a 10.0 Superb rating by Avvo.com

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Houston Criminal Lawyer for Felonies, Drug Crimes & More

We handle criminal cases of all kinds, including DWI, drug crimes, sex crimes, internet crimes, theft crimes, violent crimes, white collar crimes, federal crimes, and more. Whatever type of criminal case you are involved in, having a competent defense lawyer is vital for achieving the most favorable outcome possible.

Our firm understands the stresses and challenges of facing a criminal investigation or formal charges and has the legal ability, understanding, and dedication to help meet those challenges. Because Mr. Downey specializes in the area of criminal law, your case will receive the outstanding legal support and representation it deserves.

We also know that the outcome of your case doesn’t only affect you, but your family and loved ones as well. For your sake and theirs, you can choose the Downey Law Firm with confidence that we understand what’s at stake, and we will work tirelessly for the best outcome for everyone involved. With the Downey Law Firm, you can rest assured you’ve chosen to be represented by an attorney with knowledge, skill and a passion for justice.

The firm welcomes referrals, consultations, and local counsel arrangements. Contact Us today!

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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