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Todd Ashley Leffler

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Licensed in:

State Bar of Texas
Supreme Court of the United States
United States Court of Appeals For The Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas


Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
State Bar of Texas


John E. Reid & Associates, The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation Course, 2005.


Former Prosecutor

Former Assistant District Attorney

Harris County District Attorney's Office

  • Chief Prosecutor, County Criminal Courts

  • Trial Bureau

  • Felony Trial Division

  • Misdemeanor Trial Division

  • Juvenile Division

  • Family Criminal Law Division

  • Governmental Affairs Bureau

  • Public Integrity Division




Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. White Collar Crime: 30%
    13 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    13 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 30%
    13 years
  4. Expungement: 10%
    13 years



Free consultation (90 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Brian M. Roberts

    Todd is an exceptional lawyer, a skilled tactician in the courtroom whose knowledge of the law is unsurpassed. He is respected by judges for his abilities and by prosecutors as a formidable adversary. He genuinely cares for his clients and works tirelessly on their behalf.


    Brian Roberts Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Elan S. Levy

    Todd is on a short list of people I would trust if I needed a lawyer. There are no gimmicks with him, just old school dedication to his clients and attention to detail. Simply, he is an excellent defense lawyer with an outstanding reputation among his peers.


    Elan Levy Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Todd A. Leffler, Attorney at Law

1207 S. Shepherd
Houston, TX, 77019


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200210/19/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2015
Houston's Top Lawyers - DWI/DUIH Texas Magazine2015
Houston's Top Lawyers - White CollarH Texas Magazine2015
Top Lawyers 2014Houstonia Magazine2014
Chosen for Top 10 Attorney Award - Client SatisfactionNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Top 100 Trial Lawyers SelectionThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Houston's Top Lawyers 2014H Texas Magzine2014
Chosen for Top 10 Attorney AwardNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2013
Top Lawyers 2013Houstonia Magazine2013
Houston's Top Lawyers 2013H Texas Magazine2013
2013 Clients’ Choice AwardAvvo2013
2012 Clients’ Choice AwardAvvo2012
College of the State Bar of TexasState Bar of Texas2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant District AttorneyHarris County District Attorney's Office2001 - 2006
Law ClerkCook, Doyle, and Bradshaw, L.L.P.1999 - 2000
Law ClerkMarshall and Gonzalez, L.L.P.1998 - 1998
InternJustice Records1996 - 1996
Law Clerk, Runner, Intern, Research AssistantSchaffer, Lambright, Odom, & Sparks1994 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas DWI Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers' AssociationMember2010 - Present
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal CircuitMember2010 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's AssociationMember2006 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyer's AssociationMember2006 - Present
Texas District and County Attorneys AssocationMember2002 - 2006
The State Bar of TexasMember2002 - Present
Former Harris County Assistant District AttorneyAssistant District Attorney2001 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
The State of Texas vs. T.C.Dismissed after Motion to Suppress Granted
The State of Texas vs. K.B.No Billed
The State of Texas vs. A.Z.Dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor2002
Southern Methodist Universitywith Honors; with Departmental Distinction; Hunt ScholarshipBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Oxford University, University College, Summer ProgramEnglish, HistoryN/A1997
St. John's SchoolN/AN/A1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Legal EnvironmentWhite Collar v. Blue Collar Crime (The Defense Perspective)2010
Reasonable Doubt - Television ProgramThe Harris County District Attorney's Office Intake System2006
St. John's School PresentationCriminal Consequences for Juveniles and Adults2005