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Dorian Claude Cotlar

Dorian Claude Cotlar

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Juvenile

About Me

I've been licensed in Texas since 2001.  I spent the beginning of my career in criminal law as an Assistant District Attorney with the Harris County District Attorney's Office.  In 2006, I left the DA's Office to open my own criminal defense firm.  We are a small firm with our primary office in Houston.  We treat our clients like family and work very hard on our cases.  Our results speak for themselves.


When not in court, I am busy with our five children, three dogs and two cats.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
  2. Juvenile: 20%



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Tyrone Cedric Moncriffe

    I endorse this lawyer. Dorian is an outstanding trial lawyer, i have gone against him and he i is a great advocate for his cause. He is not only an outstanding lawyer, he is a great human being.


    Tyrone Moncriffe Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mekisha Jane Walker

    I endorse this lawyer. Dorian and I went to law school together and worked at together at the DA's office. Dorian is an awesome attorney and very well respected at the courthouse. He works very hard for his clients and gets great results!


    Mekisha Walker Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

Law Offices of Dorian C.Cotlar, P.C.

723 Main St Ste 826
Houston, TX, 77002-3311



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200108/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyCotlar Law Offices2006 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyHarris County District Attorney's Office2001 - 2006


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorneys AssociationN/A2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of TexasN/A2012 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Fort Bend County Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of TexasN/A2006 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of TexasN/A2006 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
The Defender, (Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association)"Why Is This Still On My Record?"2010
The Defender, (Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association)"You Got Me Off, Now What?"2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2001
Lamar UniversityPsychologyMS - Master of Science1992
Weber State UniversityPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Post Conviction SeminarExpunctions and Non-Disclosure Practice in Texas2013
What The General Practitioner Needs to Know About Criminal LawExpunctions and Non-Disclosures2011
Post-Conviction RemediesExpunctions and Non-Disclosures2011