Christopher Downey

Christopher Downey

  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime
  • Texas
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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 and has been listed as a both a Texas Super Lawyer and Top Lawyer in Houston. 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.

Mr. Downey undertakes all criminal cases with an eye toward obtaining a dismissal of all charges. He educates all of his clients as to the nature of the charges they face and the legal ramifications of any outcomes that might occur. Mr. Downey has successfully defended citizens accused of a wide range of charges including virtually all forms of felonies and misdemeanors.

Over the years, Mr. Downey has developed a strong working relationship with judges, prosecutors, members of law enforcement, and fellow members of the defense bar. He works hard to maintain a reputation within the community as a vigorous advocate for his clients and an aggressive trial attorney.

Mr. Downey is a former member of the Texas District and County Attorney's Association. He is a member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas' Criminal Justice Section as well as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association (TCDLA), and the National College for DUI Defense.

Mr. Downey has appeared as a legal commentator on criminal matters for MSNBC, The Abrams Report, Court TV, and the Catherine Crier Show.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    White Collar Crime
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • Spanish
Professional Experience
Assistant District Attorney
Harris County District Attorney's Office
Southern Methodist University
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
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Duke University
B.A. (1990) | Public Policy, English
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Super Lawyer
Thomson West
Professional Associations
National Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys
- Current
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Texas State Bar  # 00787393
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Instructing the Jury
State Bar of Texas
Criminal Law
Texas Board Of Legal Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
2814 Hamilton Street
Houston, TX 77004
Telephone: (713) 651-0400
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