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About me

I have devoted my adult life to preparing and practicing criminal defense law.  The time I spent as an Assistant District Attorney was to gain experience for my private practice.  My children have followed in my footsteps and as a result my son practices criminal law with me and my daughter is a prosecutor with the Harris County District Attorney's Office.  People often ask me when I plan to retire.  I say to them, "Why? I love working with my kids and I live for the everyday challenge of protecting the constitutional rights of the accused.  Advanced trial and people skills can only be developed thru years of of waging the good fight for clients in the courtroom. I have enjoyed my duties as Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law and Procedure at San Jacinto College and I take every opportunity possible to mentor young lawyers who are trying to learn our complicated and important system of justice. 


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%

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  • Randall Lee Kallinen

    Sam Adamo truly is a superb lawyer. His thorough knowledge and experience in criminal law make him a excellent choice when facing difficult times. Get him in your corner.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Adamo & Adamo

3200 Travis St., 4th FL
Houston, TX, 77006


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197110/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in AmericaAmerican Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A
Top LawyerHouston MagazineN/A
Highest Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical StandardsMartindale-HubbellN/A
Top 6 Lawyer in HoustonHouston Chronicle---Poll of JudgesN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorSan Jacinto College2011 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Houston Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationBoard of DirectorsN/A
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationLifetime MemberN/A
College of the State Bar of TexasN/AN/A
State Bar of TexasN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLifetime MemberN/A
Houston Bar AssociationSpeakers CommitteeN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Improper Relationship with StudentNo Billed/Dismissed by the Grand Jury
Interfering With Police InvestigationDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Houston Bar Association Speakers CommitteeImportance of Jury Service2013