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Downey Law Firm Overview

Defense Attorney in Houston, TX

The Downey Law Firm provides aggressive legal representation in criminal matters throughout Texas and the United States in both state and federal courts. Our clients are individuals or companies who are accused of crimes or are already charged with criminal offenses at both the state and federal level. The Downey Law Firm can provide its clients with legal experience and specialization in criminal law. Our firm has tired over 100 criminal trials to verdict.

Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer in Houston, TX

Texas criminal defense attorney Christopher Downey has been Board-Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 2004. Houston criminal defense Attorney Downey has been selected to be a Texas Super Lawyers® member by Thomson Reuter, published in Texas Monthly, every year from 2012 to 2017. Super Lawyers® uses a rigorous research and selection process that examines thousands of potential candidates each year. In the end, no more than 5% of all practicing lawyers will be chosen as Super Lawyers® for the annual selection. He has also been named a "Top Lawyer in Houston" by H Texas Magazine for several years (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014).

Mr. Downey has tried over 100 cases to verdict before juries in Texas courts. We have represented clients in all areas of criminal defense including white collar crime, fraud, drug defense, internet crimes, intoxication offenses including DWI, federal crimes and sex crimes, among others. Simply put, our firm knows what it takes to prepare for and succeed in a criminal trial. We regularly utilize our network of experts and investigators in order to furnish any client with the resources necessary for success, whether a client is facing a misdemeanor charge or a complex federal lawsuit. Whether we are handling your federal criminal case or a DWI offense, lawyers at our firm are committed to treating every case as a top priority.

Representation in Investigation

The Downey Law Firm routinely represents individuals and companies faced with governmental investigations into alleged acts of misconduct. We have represented corporations and employees under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, United States Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other government agencies. In other cases, we have acted as advisors to individuals and companies seeking consultations to determine beforehand whether their future actions may run afoul of any existing criminal laws.

Advisory Representation

Our firm also represents individuals and companies seeking assistance in determining whether they have been the victims of criminal misconduct. For such clients, we conduct and supervise investigations into alleged acts of wrongdoing. Additionally, we assist our clients in presenting their complaints to the appropriate law enforcement agencies for further investigation or prosecution.

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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