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
Licensed since 1999
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1999||08/25/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Recipient||Best Lawyer in America||2014|
|Top Ten Criminal Attroney||National Academy of Defense Attorneys||2013|
|AV Rated||Martindale Hubbell||2012|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2012|
|State Bar College||State Bar of Texas||2010|
|Super Lawyer (several years running)||Texas Lawyer||2010|
|A+ rating||Better Business Bureau||2010|
|Board Certified, Criminal Law||State Bar of Texas||2009|
|Attorney at Law||DeGuerin & Dickson||1999 - 2010|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2004 - 2008|
|Houston Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Champion Magazine, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 1||Silence is No Longer Golden: How Lawyers Must Advise Suspects in Light of Salinas v. Texas||2014|
|Champion Magazine Vol XXIII, No. 8||If They Holler, Make 'Em Pay...The Hyde Amendment||2013|
|University of Texas School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of Southern California||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1994|
|Various civil firms||When Your Phone Rings in the Middle of the Night: What Civil Lawyers Need to Know About Criminal Law||N/A|
|Continuing Legal Education||Brady and its Progeny||N/A|