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Languages spoken: Spanish

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  1. Appeals: 48%
    2 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 47%
    2 years
  3. Sex Crime: 5%



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  • Everett Ward Newton

    Chris is a great appellate attorney. Highly recommended!


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  • Scott Shannon Gray

    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.


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Contact info

Law Office of Christian T. Souza

4303 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX, 75205


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199207/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Am JurLegal Publisher1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant District Attorney (Appellate)Kaufman County District Attorney2005 - 2006
Briefing Attorney11th Court of Appeals1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dallas Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2008 - 2008
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - 2005
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - 2005
Dallas Bar AssociationMember1994 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Roberts v. StateReversal
Scott v. StateReversal
Ex parte CountrymanReversal
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Publication nameTitleDate
Indigent Defense Seminar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationTips for Attacking Enhancements (co-author)2007
VOICE FOR THE DEFENSESealing Deferred Adjudications with Orders of Nondisclosure2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Motion for New Trial PracticeMotions for New Trial Practice2010
2010 Court of Criminal Appeals Case Updates - DCDLACourt of Criminal Appeals Case Updates2010
2010 Case Updates - KCBACourt of Criminal Appeals Case Updates2010
Court of Criminal Appeals Case Law UpdatesCase Law Updates2009
Court of Criminal Appeals Case UpdatesCase Law Updates2008
Court of Criminal Appeals Case UpdatesCase Law Updates2007