A Former Prosecutor And Criminal Law Expert

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Christopher Downey

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Practice Areas:

  • Felony Attorney
  • Criminal Defense
  • Drug Crimes
  • DWI
  • Federal Crimes
  • Internet Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft Crimes
  • Violent Crimes
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Articles


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • Juris Doctor - 1993
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts
    • Major: Public Policy
    • Major: English
  • Noble & Greenough School, Dedham, Massachusetts

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas


  • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters
  • Top Lawyer in Houston, H Texas Magazine
  • Rated 10.0 by AVVO

Classes & Seminars

  • Faculty, State Bar of Texas, Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
  • Instructor, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association, Top Gun DWI Program
  • Faculty, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association “Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Seminar”
  • Lecturer, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
  • Lecturer, South Texas School of Law
  • Lecturer, Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Published Works

  • Author, "Instructing the Jury", State Bar of Texas, Annual Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, 2012
  • Author, “Subpoenaing Big Brother: Obtaining Evidence From Unusual Sources” , State Bar of Texas, Annual Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, 2007
  • Author, "Picking a Skeptical Jury in A Short Amount of Time", TCDLA Annual Top Gun Seminar, 2008

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Board Certified, Texas Board of Legal Specialization

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section, Member
  • National College of DUI Defense, Member

Past Positions

  • Houston Police Department Crime Laboratory Serology Investigation Panel, Co-Chairman
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office, Former Felony Prosecutor