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I enjoy working hard for the citizen-accused both in trial and after trial when the odds are stacked against you. Superhero skill: tenacity.


The Law Office of Carmen M. Roe provides individualized, knowledgeable and aggressive criminal defense in both state and federal court; in trial and on appeal. 

Our dedicated staff will go above-and-beyond what is expected to serve you better. Standing up for your rights is our number one priority. Whether you need a criminal defense attorney, or an appellate attorney, our staff can help with all stages of the criminal process.

Through hard work, persistence, and knowledge of the law, Carmen Roe is determined to get results that are favorable to her clients. She has an excellent track record that speaks for itself. Whether it’s a misdemeanor case or serious felony, Carmen works with the same tenacity, providing outstanding legal services to all of her clients. By providing you with a higher level of care than many other attorneys, your case is a number one priority. This means that you will get the time and attention you deserve, and should come to expect from an attorney.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    11 years, 300 cases
  2. Appeals: 40%
    11 years, 150 cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

21 total 

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  • Mana Yegani

    Attorney Carmen Roe possesses an absolute wealth of knowledge on criminal defense and appeals. Even more importantly is the tenacity she uses to defend her clients. I have seen Carmen get exceptional results when it all seemed impossible. She is relentless, experienced, and called on for advice by Houston's top criminal lawyers on a daily basis. She speaks at many seminars and is a well respected attorney in the community. I endorse this lawyer.


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  • Randall Lee Kallinen

    Carmen Roe is a incredible apellate lawyer who I have recommended to my clients. She carefully looks at your case to find all errors that can help overturn the judgment and has had many victories. Carmen will tell you upfront about your chances of success, she just won't take your money like some lawyers. If I needed an appeal I would hire Carmen Roe.


    Randall Kallinen Civil Rights Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Office of Carmen M. Roe

440 Louisiana
Suite 900
Houston, TX, 77002-4205


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200501/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Member of the YearHarris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA)2013
Member of the YearHarris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA)2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney, OwnerLaw Office of Carmen M. Roe2005 - Present
Law ClerkSchneider & McKinney2004 - 2005
InternshipTexas Court of Criminal Appeals2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationCo-Chair Affiliate Committee2014 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA)President2013 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA)Co-chair CLE Committee2012 - Present
State Bar of Texas Appellate DivisionMember2008 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA)Member2005 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice SectionMember2005 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2005 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Murder Case results in Hung JuryHung Jury
Federal Appeal - Reversed and VacatedReversed and Vacated
Motion for New Trial GrantedMotion for New Trial Granted
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Publication nameTitleDate
Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (HCCLA) DefenderGrand Jury Service: A Lawyers Perspective2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMotions for New Trial2014
2014 Advanced Criminal Law CourseMotions for New Trial2014
Training Day: Criminal Law 101Motions for New Trial2013
2013 Advanced Criminal Law CourseMotions for New Trial2013
TCDLA Appellate SeminarMotions for New Trial2012
Texas Southern University Criminal Law ClinicSystematic Trial Preparation2011