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Immediately after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Houston with membership in the Honor’s College, Shahin Zamir attended Texas Tech School of Law.  While there, Shahin earned the Henslee/American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts Research Prize and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award.

After graduating from law school, Shahin worked as an Assistant District Attorney, where he successfully tried over 30 jury trials to verdict.  During his tenure, Shahin coached numerous high school mock trial and moot court teams.  He also attended an invitation-only Trial Advocacy course at the National Advocacy Center, where many of the top District and United States Attorneys in the country are trained.

Once in private practice, Shahin was invited to become a member of The College of the State Bar of Texas due to his devotion to Continuing Legal Education.  He was also selected to attend the Criminal Trial College, which is a grueling week-long seminar geared towards mastering Criminal Defense trial techniques.  Currently, he handles a very active criminal docket which entails cases in Harris and contiguous counties.  He prides himself on always being prepared and always understanding the needs of his clients, which is the foundation of a successful defense.

On a personal note, Shahin is currently happily married to his beautiful wife, Beth.  A native Houstonian, he is a die-hard Astros, Texans, and Rockets fan.  In his spare time, he enjoys all kinds of sports activities and helping students with mock trial and moot court competitions.

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Languages spoken: Farsi

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    2 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher Dean Morton

    I endorse this lawyer. Shahin is one of the best lawyers I have ever faced.

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    Christopher Morton Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Aaron Christopher Harper

    Top-notch defense lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community.

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    Aaron Harper DUI & DWI Attorney
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Contact info

405 Main St. Suite 300
Houston, TX, 77002

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200401/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2015
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2015
Excellent Rated AttorneyAvvo2014
Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2014
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2014
Client's ChoiceAvvo2013
Client's ChoiceAvvo2012
The College of the State Bar of TexasState Bar of Texas2009
American Jurisprudence AwardTexas Tech School of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalThe Law Office of Shahin Zamir, PLLC2009 - Present
PartnerTilton & Zamir, LLP2007 - 2009
Assistant District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office2004 - 2007
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2015 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2008 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice SectionMember2005 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. JBDismissed
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Criminal Lawyers in HoustonBehind Bars: Jail v. Prison2013
Criminal Lawyers in HoustonExpungement: Your Legal History is Nobody's Business2013
Criminal Lawyers in HoustonPreparing for your Arraignment2012
Criminal Lawyers in HoustonWhat to Expect at a Preliminary Hearing2012
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of HoustonPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Houston DU ChapterAlcohol Offenses on Campus2012
Delta Upsilon ConferenceCriminal Issues In College2010