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James Alston is a former Assistant United States Attorney and a former Harris County Assistant District Attorney.  James Alston was a prosecutor for 12 years and was trained by the government to investigate and prosecute crimes in both state and federal courts. From Federal, white collar crimes such as mortgage fraud, healthcare fraud and internet sex crimes to State charges such as DWI, assault, drug charges and more - Houston Criminal Lawyer James Alston knows the means and methods prosecutors use to seek convictions and he applies this knowledge to fight against the system and maintain your freedom.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%


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  • Robert James Fickman

    James Alston is an outstanding, bright and very ethical lawyer. When James was a federal prosecutor he dismissed a case, rather than go forward with questionable evidence. As a defense lawyer, James has shined. James is creative and he goes the extra mile. He looks for defenses where other lawyers wouldn't think to look. He's a fine lawyer and an honorable man.


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  • Tyrone Cedric Moncriffe

    I endorse this lawyer. James is an outstanding lawyer. He is dedicated to his clients and he is a zealous advocate for their rights.


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Contact info

Law Office of James Alston

3700 North Main
Houston, TX, 77009


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199301/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Board Certified in Criminal LawTexas State Bar Board of Legal Specialization2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of James Alston2006 - Present
Assistant United States AttorneyUnited States Attorney's Office Southern District of Texas2002 - 2006
Assistant Distrct AttorneyHarris County District Attorney's Office1994 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2006 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2006 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationN/A2006 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University New Orleans College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1993
Tulane UniversityClinicalOther - Masters1989
Lamar UniversityPsychologyOther - Bachelors1988