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About Me


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Appeals: 50%
    19 years, 100 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($350-500/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Andrew Michael Tolchin

    Clay Conrad is among the most highly respected criminal attorneys in the State of Texas. Clay is also an phenomenal criminal appeals attorney. I fully recommend Clay Conrad for all criminal matters.


    Andrew Tolchin Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Clay. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Clay S. Conrad

Looney & Conrad, P.C.
11767 Katy Freeway, Suite 740
HOUSTON, TX, 77079


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199609/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers, 2013 -- Criminal Defense, AppellateHoustonia Magazine2013
Achievement AwardAmerican Jury Institute1998
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderLooney & Conrad, P.C.1997 - Present
Staff Attorney/EditorTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association1994 - 1997
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationDirector2009 - 2011
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationAssociate Director2006 - 2009
American Jury InstitutePresident2002 - 2005
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal CircuitMember1997 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1996 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Voice for the DefenseAnointing the Arbitrary: The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 28.01(6)2004
Voice for the DefensePreserving the Presumption of Innocence and Protecting Against Burden Shifting: Identifying Mischaracterizations of Reasonable Doubt,2003
Wilson, Cromwell & Dunham (ed.s), Crime and Justice in America: Present Realities and Future Prospects (2nd Ed., 2001)Should Juries Nullify Laws They Consider Unjust or Excessively Punitive? (Chapter)2001
USA Today MagazineDeath Qualification Leads to Biased Juries2001
Voice for the DefenseJury Nullification in Capital Cases2000
The ChampionThe Lawyer's Challenge2000
Jury Nullification: The Evolution of a Doctrine(book)1998
Cornell Journal of Law and Public PolicyScapegoating the Jury1997
Texas Forum on Civil Liberties and Civil RightsJury Nullification as a Defense Strategy1995
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University Of TexasLawJuris Doctor1995
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
International Drug Policy Reform ConferenceThe Role of the Jury in Drug Law Reform2013
CLE SeminarDefending the Undefendable2005
The Ultimate Jury Persuasion SeminarThe Malleable Standard of Reasonable Doubt: A Tool for Argument and Voir Dire2003
American Jury Institute SymposiumEvidentiary Relevance in Light of Old Chief and U.S. v. Rosenthal2003
Annual Legal Education ConferenceBringing them Home: What Makes Jurors Acquit?2002
Capital Law School SymposiumUnderstanding Jury Nullification2000
Annual ConventionThe Political Role of the Jury2000
A Cato Institute Book ForumJury Nullification: The Evolution of a Doctrine1999