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27 yrs defending against criminal accusations-misdemeanors thru felonies, & appeals & post conviction writs. I've worked with highly respected lawyers whose fees are significantly higher than mine, & I personally handle all cases for which I am hired. I've twice been named one of the top Lawyers For the People by HTexas magazine ( & am AV rated - the top rating an attorney can attain. My website: Call me for a free consultation.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    28 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 30%
    28 years
  3. Sex Crime: 15%
    28 years
  4. Child Abuse: 10%
    28 years
  5. Credit Card Fraud: 5%
    28 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Thomas G. Briody

    Ms. Henley has the ability and the experience to quickly assess and solve difficult situations encountered by criminal defendants. I endorse her without reservation.


    Thomas Briody Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Karim K Arzadi

    A prolific and insightful contributor here at Avvo, Ms. Russell Henley's long list of endorsements indicates the respect she has earned among her peers. I endorse Cynthia Russell Henley.


    Karim Arzadi Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

Cynthia Henley

7626 E. Jordan Cove
Houston, TX, 77055-5053


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198801/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer for the PeopleH Texas Magazine2006
Top Lawyer for the PeopleH Texas Magazine2005
President's Outstanding MemberHarris County Criminal Lawyers Association2002
President's AwardTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole PractitionerCynthia Henley, Lawyer2000 - Present
PartnerSchaffer & Henley1996 - 2000
AssociateSchaffer, Lambright, Odom & Sparks1988 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationPresident2003 - 2004
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationPresident-Elect2002 - 2003
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationVice President2001 - 2002
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2001 - 2005
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationSecretary2000 - 2001
State Bar of TexasMember1988 - 2008
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of HoustonN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1984