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Christian T. Souza

Appeals Attorney at Dallas, TX

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About Christian

Learn Christian’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    48%
    Criminal Appeals

    9 years

  2. Criminal defense
    47%
    Other Appellate or Post-Sentence Matters

    9 years

  3. Sex crime
    5%

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State TX
Status Not Eligible to Practice - Administrative Suspension
Acquired 1992
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Christian

Law Office of Christian T. Souza
4303 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX, 75205

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A man who got my freedom back.
I was charged with a first-degree felony. A jury convicted me, even though it should have been obvious that I was not guilty. I was sentenced to serve 25 years in the penitentiary. Fortunately, I hired Christian Souza to represent me on appeal. Attorney Souza worked very hard on my case, and his argument lead to a ruling from the Court of Appeals that the evidence was legally insufficient to convict me. The Court ordered me acquitted, and I have been released from prison. This was a horrible ordeal for me and for my family. Thankfully, now I have my freedom again, and my family has me back.
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Posted by Robert | October 23, 2013
Clearly a concerned legal resource.
Mr. Souza handled a case for me during my incarceration. The case involved a illegal stacking order by the court and Chris navigated through some very touchy and sensitive waters that presented some challenges not only for me but for him as well. He was very quick to respond to all of my questions, and did so where I could understand what was happening, when he planned to take his next steps, and what legal references he based his decisions upon. I was fully informed throughout the ordeal. I felt that Chris would go beyond the call of duty from time to time to insure my representation was complete and I was satisfied with his work.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 25 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney (Appellate)
  • Kaufman County District Attorney
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Briefing Attorney
  • 11th Court of Appeals
  • 1992 - 1993

Education

  • Texas Tech University
  • law
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • Blanton v. State
  • Reversal
  • Miles v. State
  • Reversal
  • Roberts v. State
  • Reversal
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Associations

  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2005
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - 2005
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Am Jur
  • Legal Publisher
  • 1990

Publications

  • Indigent Defense Seminar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Tips for Attacking Enhancements (co-author)
  • 2007
  • VOICE FOR THE DEFENSE
  • Sealing Deferred Adjudications with Orders of Nondisclosure
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Motion for New Trial Practice
  • Motions for New Trial Practice
  • 2010
  • 2010 Court of Criminal Appeals Case Updates - DCDLA
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Case Updates
  • 2010
  • 2010 Case Updates - KCBA
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Case Updates
  • 2010
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Case Law Updates
  • Case Law Updates
  • 2009
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Case Updates
  • Case Law Updates
  • 2008
  • Court of Criminal Appeals Case Updates
  • Case Law Updates
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (7)
Endorse Christian
Appeals Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a great appellate attorney. Highly recommended!"
Appeals Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is the best criminal appellate lawyer I know. If the result matters, you should hire Chris for your criminal appeal. There is literally no one else I would pick for a criminal appeal over Chris. He has a reputation for being the most prepared, and hardest working appeals lawyer who puts a ridiculous amount of effort into each case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is the "real deal" in an appeal. He will literally work night and day to get it right for his client. Chris has an in-depth knowledge of the law that allows him to come up with cutting-edge legal arguments when most lawyers would just throw the "same old ____" at the court."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Souza is a first-rate Criminal Defense scholar. He has always been my "go to" guy for trial and appellate issues. He truly cares about his clients and advancing the best advocacy possible for the defense bar."
Appeals Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Appeals Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Christian at the Dallas County Public Defender's Office and he was always the lawyer I turned to with appellate questions or for advice about how to handle a complicated issue. He is an excellent lawyer and I recommend hm heartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are lots of "good" lawyers to choose from but there are only a few "great" lawyers. Mr. Souza is a great lawyer. He is dedicated to fighting for his clients rights to ensure that the best outcome possible is achieved. Mr. Souza's knowledge of the law is unmatched; a fact that every client should look for in a lawyer. I would send my friends and family to Mr. Souza so I have no problem recomending him to you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris Souza is hands down one of the best criminal appellate lawyers in Texas. He has argued and won cases before our state's highest criminal court (Court of Criminal Appeals). Chris is the lawyer other lawyers go to when they have appellate questions. If I was convicted of a crime in Texas, I would hire Chris for my appeal."
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Dallas Appeals Lawyer Christian T. Souza
Christian T. Souza
Appeals Attorney
Dallas, TX
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