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About me

Christopher L. Carlson maintains associative relationships with a number of lawyers and expert witnesses to provide a comprehensive legal team for you or your company while maintaining a personal relationship with clients.


I am a true trial lawyer.  My father and grandfather were both lawyers.  My clients hire me when they want a lawyer that is not afraid of the courtroom.  In addition to the hundreds of dismissals my clients walk away with, I have secured Not Guilty after Not Guilty after Not Guilty.  Many times, a trial is the only way to secure justice for clients.  I am committed to do what it takes. 


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
    15 years, 500 cases
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 10%
    15 years, 50 cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher Dean Morton

    Chris is tough, smart, and tenacious. He zealously represents his clients and achieves excellent results for them. I wholeheartedly endorse Chris Carlson.


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  • J L Carpenter

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Contact info

Law Offices of Christopher L. Carlson

228 Westheimer
Houston, TX, 77006


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200010/19/2015
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
Winning WarriorHarris County Criminal Lawyers' Association2012
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2012
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2011
Winning WarriorHarris County Criminal Lawyers' Association2011
Winning WarriorHarris County Criminal Lawyers' Association2010
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2010
Winning WarriorHarris County Criminal Lawyers Association2009
Appeared in Top Houston LawyerH Texas Magazine2009
Winning WarriorHarris County Criminal Lawyers Association2008
Appeared in Top Lawyers IssueH Texas Magazine2008
Winning WarriorHarris County Criminal Lawyers Association2007
RecognitionCollege of the State Bar2007
RecognitionCollege of the State Bar2005
RecognitionCollege of the State Bar2004
RecognitionCollege of the State Bar2003
RecognitionCollege of the State Bar2002
AdmittedUnited States District Court, Southern District of Texas2002
AdmittedThe Supreme Court of Texas2000
Deans ScholarshipN/A1997
Deans ListBaylor University1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Defense Lawyer - Never Prosecuted DefendantsUnited States Government - Attorney Us, Western District Of Texas2002 - Present
N/AChristopher L. Carlson & Associates2002 - Present
Defense Lawyer - Never prosecutedHarris County District Attorney2000 - Present
N/AAmerican Tower Corp2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court Eastern District of TexasMember2010 - Present
CAIRPro Bono Lawyer2005 - Present
United States District Court, Southern District of TexasMember2002 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2000 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Business Law Section State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
State Bar CollegeMemberN/A
Criminal Law Section of the State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Litigation Section State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Very first DWI defenseHung Jury at first trial, not guilty 2nd trial
Possession of Controlled SubstanceCase Dismissed
Possession of multiple kilos of cocaineminimum sentence
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Publication nameTitleDate
JohnTFloyd.comExtraneous Offenses at Trial2009
Harris County Bail Reduction BriefHarris County Bail Reduction BriefN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University Of HoustonLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Texas A&M UniversityBusinessBBA Finance1997
Baylor UniversityN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Client conferenceSteering Clear of Prostitution Related ChargesN/A