CHRISTOPHER L. TRITICO
Christopher L. Tritico, a native of Houston, Texas, received his Bachelors Degree at Sam Houston State University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence at South Texas College of Law.
Mr. Tritico is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and the Tenth Circuits, and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, The Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and The Houston Bar Association. Mr. Tritico was named one of Texas Super Lawyers 2003-2008- 2014 by Texas Monthly Magazine. Mr. Tritico was named one of the Top Lawyers for the People by H Texas Magazine in 2005-2014. Named one of Texas Top rated lawyers 2012 and The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers, 2012.
A criminal defense his entire career, Mr. Tritico has handled cases in both state and federal courts; cases ranging from environmental law to capital murder. Mr. Tritico has represented notable athletes such as Moses Malone, former Houston Rocket, Gary Sheffield, All-Star third baseman for the Florida Marlins and Julio Lugo, former Houston Astro. In 1997 Mr. Tritico was one of the trial lawyers who represented Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City Bombing Case. Since 1988, Mr. Tritico has represented the Houston Federation of Teachers; with more than 6,000 members it is the largest teachers’ union in the State of Texas. Mr. Tritico has represented the rights of union members at administrative trials before a Certified Hearing Examiner, the Board of Education for the Houston Independent School District, and the Texas Education Agency. In addition to the Houston Federation of Teachers Mr. Tritico represents the Employee Federation of North Harris Montgomery Community College District. Further, he has represented teachers’ interest in both criminal district court and civil district court in Harris County, Texas.
Mr. Tritico began his career as an associate of famed attorney Richard “Racehorse” Haynes. After leaving Mr. Haynes’ office in 1994, Mr. Tritico started his present firm Tritico Rainey, P. L.L.C. in 2011. A regular speaker to the Houston Federation of Teachers and other groups, Mr. Tritico has presented workshops in areas such as administrative rights and techniques for avoiding false allegations of child abuse. In 1988, Mr. Tritico authored an article entitled “Investigative Techniques Every Lawyer Should Know.” In 1997 he authored “Teacher Contracts and the Hearing Process: The Road to Victory” The Houston Lawyer, March/April 1997, Vol. 34, No.5 and in 2008 he authored “Collision Course: When Criminal Law and School Law Meet” Voice for the Defense, October 2008, Vol 37, No. 8
Mr. Tritico has appeared on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, Night Line, CBS Evening News, Meet the Press, Dateline NBC, 20/20, CNN, Fox News Channel, Court TV and others both nationally and internationally. Mr. Tritico is the host of Fox26Law and The RoundUp on Fox, 26, KRIV and the legal analyst for Fox 26 and New Radio 740 KTRH in Houston.
Licensed since 1988
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Chris Tritico is an outstanding defense lawyer and a leader in the defense bar. Chris and I have worked on cases together. He has a keen mind, outstanding judgement and his dedication to his clients and the Bill of a Rights is 100%. Chris is one of the few lawyers who has substantial experience defending educators. He is the real deal .
Robert Fickman Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1988||08/25/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Houstons Top Lawyers for the People||H Texas Magazine||2010|
|Houston's Top Lawyers for the People||H Texas Magazine||2009|
|Houston's Top Lawyers for the People||H Houston Magazine||2008|
|Texas Super Laywers||Texas Monthly Magazine||2007|
|Houston's Top Lawyers for the People||H Houston Magazine||2007|
|Houston's Top Lawyers for the People||H Houston Magazine||2006|
|Texas Super Lawyers||N/A||2006|
|Houston's Top Lawyers for the People||H Houston Magazine||2005|
|Texas Super Lawyers||N/A||2005|
|Texas Super Lawyers||N/A||2004|
|Texas Super Lawyers||N/A||2003|
|Partner||Essmyer, Tritico & Rainey, LLP||1994 - 2011|
|Associate||Richard Haynes & Associates, P.C.||1979 - 1994|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Houston Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||N/A|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Voice for the Defense (Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association)||Collision Course: When Criminal Law and School Law Meet||2008|
|Texas Lawyer||Real Culprit in Yates Case is the System||2002|
|State Bar of Texas School Law Section News Letter||A Practical Guide to Policing Student on Student Sexual Harassment||2000|
|The Houston Lawyer||Teacher Contracts and the Hearing Process: The Road to Victory||1997|
|Unknown||Investigative Techniques Every Lawyer Should Know||N/A|
|South Texas College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Sam Houston State University, Huntsville||Political Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1983|