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Neal Andrew Davis

Neal Andrew Davis

also known as Neal Davis

Practice areas:

Criminal Law

About Me

For nearly 20 years, Neal Davis has successfully defended clients in Texas and federal courts in all types of criminal matters at all phases, from State misdemeanors to complex federal matters. He is Board Certified in Criminal Law and his peers have recognized him as a Best Lawyer in America. He was lead counsel in a landmark criminal case in the US Supreme Court. 

Neal prides himself on a client-focused practice. His clients come from all walks of life and personal situations. They have described Neal as as “tireless,” “courageous,” and “accessible.” Often, he's favorably resolve cases quickly and quietly, without the need for trial. 

Neal is a native Houstonian. He graduated from the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, where he studied writing. After graduating from University of Texas School of Law in Austin, he worked for over a decade with legendary criminal lawyer Dick DeGuerin. Neal is married and has two young children. 

When he isn’t spending time with his family or representing his clients, Neal lectures and publishes on criminal law. The media frequently calls him for his expert commentary, and his cases have been covered nationally and internationally, including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, Fox News, the Houston Chronicle, the New York Times, and the Daily Mail.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Criminal Law: 100%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Herrick Lawrence Sovany

    I endorse Neal. He is very professional and works hard for clients. I will continue to refer anyone seeking advice or counsel in criminal matters to him.


    Herrick Sovany Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Neal. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Neal Davis Law Firm, PLLC

917 Franklin St.
Houston, TX, 77002



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199908/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
RecipientBest Lawyer in America2014
Top Ten Criminal AttroneyNational Academy of Defense Attorneys2013
AV RatedMartindale Hubbell2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2012
State Bar CollegeState Bar of Texas2010
Super Lawyer (several years running)Texas Lawyer2010
A+ ratingBetter Business Bureau2010
Board Certified, Criminal LawState Bar of Texas2009

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney at LawDeGuerin & Dickson1999 - 2010


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2004 - 2008
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
U.S. v. N.R.Federal fraud cased dismissed just before trial
Texas v. SalinasU.S. Supreme Court case involving a landmark Fifth Amendment issue

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Publication NameTitleDate
Champion Magazine, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 1Silence is No Longer Golden: How Lawyers Must Advise Suspects in Light of Salinas v. Texas2014
Champion Magazine Vol XXIII, No. 8If They Holler, Make 'Em Pay...The Hyde Amendment2013


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of Southern CaliforniaN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1994

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Various civil firmsWhen Your Phone Rings in the Middle of the Night: What Civil Lawyers Need to Know About Criminal LawN/A
Continuing Legal EducationBrady and its ProgenyN/A