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About me

Since leaving the United States Marine Corps in 2000 after serving as a prosecutor, I have devoted my practice to criminal defense and military law.  I am Board Certified in Criminal Law by both the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  I have successfully tried cases to verdict in state, federal, and military courts across the United States and in Iraq.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    20 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    20 years
  3. White Collar Crime: 25%
    20 years



Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Law Offices of Kyle Sampson

917 Franklin, Suite 310
Houston, TX, 77002


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199601/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2013
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2012
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2012
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2011
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Super LawyerTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2008
Board Certified Criminal Trial AdvocateNational Board of Trial Advocacy2008
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2007
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2006
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2005
Board Certified - Criminal LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2005
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2004
Navy and Marine Corps Commendation MedalSecretary of the Navy1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Offices of Kyle Sampson2014 - Present
PartnerZimmermann, Lavine, Zimmermann & Sampson, P.C.2000 - 2014
Prosecuting AttorneyUnited States Marine Corps1996 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2001 - 2003
Houston Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2000 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. R.M. (Middle District of Georgia)Not Guilty Verdict
United States v. LCpl S.T. (Camp Pendleton, CA)Charges Dismissed
State of Texas v. R.R. (Harris County, TX)Not Guilty Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyContributing Author - "Criminal Procedure in Practice"2001
The Defender, (Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association)"Back From the Dead: The Motion for Downward Departure Based on Deportable Alien Status"N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Texas A&M UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Houston Law CenterRules of Engagement2008
State Bar of Texas - MLS Fall MeetingRepresentation of a Haditha Defendant2008
NACDL - The Latest and Greatest in Defense StrategiesDefending the Case Occurring in a Combat Zone: Practical Insight2007
TCDLA - CDLP, Developing the Theory of the Case, Longview, TXThe Law You Have to Know to Win a Self-Defense Case2002
TCDLA - CDLP, Developing the Theory of the Case, El Paso, TXThe Law You Have to Know to Win a Self-Defense Case2002