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Sunshine Lael Swallers

Sunshine Lael Swallers

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

  • Houston, TX

About Me

I practice criminal defense to protect and preserve the rights and dignity of the accused.  My background in political resistance naturally evolved into a criminal practice and there is no better way for me to positively affect the lives of those around me on a daily basis than to stand between the little guy and the giant machinery of government.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • James Gary Sullivan

    I highly recommend Sunshine Swallers. A true believer, like myself, she fights all the way for the accused who are fortunate enough to have her on their side. She is a bright and rising star in the defense community.


    James Sullivan Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Danny Karl Easterling

    Sunshine Swallers is a fine lawyer who is making her mark in the city of Houston. She has tremendous energy in representing her clients and is serious about aggressively preserving and defending their rights in and out of the courtroom. I definitely endorse this lawyer's work.


    Danny Easterling Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

306 Main St., 3rd Floor
Houston, TX, 77002-1811



TXNot Eligible to Practice - Administrative200608/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

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Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Sole practitionerSunshine L. Swallers2009 - Present
AssociateKatine & Nechman L.L.P.2008 - 2009


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember: Board of Directors2009 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2008 - Present
World Affairs Council of HoustonMember2008 - Present
Stonewall Law Association of Greater HoustonMember2008 - Present
ACLU Houston Legal PanelMember2008 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Southern UniversityDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)law2006
University of HoustonArt HistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2002

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Reagan High School Law Day 2009A Legacy of Liberty-Celebrating Lincoln's Bicentennial2009
HCDLA Monthly CLE LuncheonSex Tourism--Arrests in the U.S. for Crimes Committed Elsewhere2009
AIDS Foundation Houston Staff TrainingSpecial Issues in Criminal Law for Individuals Living With HIV/AIDS2008
AFH Project Life Road Life Skills ClassSocial Security Disability Appeals2008