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Edward Alexander Choy

Criminal defense Attorney at Longview, TX

5.0   28 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    90%
    Possession of Controlled substance Murder DWI Assault Theft Kidnapping

    15 years

  2. Personal injury
    10%

    13 years

Edward is a life-long resident of Longview, Texas. He attended Longview High School where he was an active member of the Longview Lobo football team. Once completing high school Mr. Choy attended The University of Texas at Austin and then went on to receive his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. After graduating he began his career in 2008 as the Misdemeanor Prosecutor in Upshur County under the direction of District Attorney, Billy Byrd. Mr. Byrd was instrumental in Edward’s time with the Upshur County District Attorney’s office, educating Edward and providing him early-on opportunities to gain courtroom knowledge; all while molding Edward to become an aggressive trial attorney. Within nine months of starting his career, Edward was promoted to First Assistant District Attorney. During his time in Upshur County Edward gained valuable trial experience trying cases including DWIs, arson, drug possession, theft, assault, sexual assault and murders.  

 

After becoming an experienced trial lawyer, Edward opened his own practice in 2012 with his sister, Lana Choy. Specializing in criminal law, Edward has represented thousands of clients. In 2016 colleague, John Hyatt, along with Mr. Choy, tried and received a not guilty verdict on a capital murder in Harrison County where his client was facing a possible life without parole. Along with a not guilty on a capital murder, Edward also obtained a dismissal on a separate murder charge the following month. In 2016 Mr. Choy tried three separate murder cases. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Choy understands the investigative techniques and trial tactics the government will employ to obtain a conviction. As a defense attorney, Mr. Choy has successfully represented clients in and outside of the courtroom. 

 

As a partner of Choy & Choy PLLC, Edward Choy offers his clients strategic legal advice and representation based on experience, training, and education. Mr. Choy believes that each person who enters the justice system deserves the best possible representation. A compassionate and success-driven advocate, he is relentless in his pursuit of justice on behalf of his clients. 

 

Education:

• Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas
o J.D. – 2007

 

• University of Texas, Austin, Texas
o B.A. – 2004

 

Bar Admissions

• State of Texas, 2008
• U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
• U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

 

Professional Associations

• Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
• Gregg County Bar Association

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Location

Law Office of Choy & Choy P.L.L.C.
311 North High Stret
Suite B
Longview, TX, 75601-6519
Law Office of Choy & Choy
110 South Bolivar
Marshall, TX, 75601
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Posted by Jordan | February 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Tremendous Work!!
Ed is such a stand-up, dependable gentleman who’s focus is so centered on the client. Mr. Choy will relate to you in a way that makes the best relationships work. He’s always reachable, punctual, and incredibly persistent in meeting my needs. Ed helped me fight and prove my character through two offenses with great success, and always seeks the best possible outcome through his cases! Highly recommended in my opinion, Choy has secured a sound and permanent relationship with me.
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Posted by Luis | November 5, 2021
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Excellent
Edward Choy is a great lawyer, the day I went in for the consultation I was nervous about my charge and was afraid on what I would be going through. Choy made it the easiest way possible for me, he made me seem like we knew each other for so long, very very friendly and he knows exactly what he’s doing. I was very confident in him and he sure did help me tremendously. I really appreciate how much he helped me and wouldn’t second guess using him again. I would indeed recommend him to family and friends!!
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Posted by Jesse | August 17, 2020
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Great legal work
Did everything he could to resolve my issue and came with the best possible outcome, better than even expected
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2019
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Very professional and honest
Mr. Choy was very professional and honest in what he could do. I was impressed with not only him but also his staff.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2019
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Criminal defense
Quickly after meeting with Edward Choy, I knew he was the lawyer I needed on my side. He speaks with great passion, optimism and truth. It was a very stressful and scary time for me, but Mr. Choy's amazing attributes reassured and comforted me in a time of need. I started with five different misdemeanors (DUI, drug related, and a gun charge) and he brought it down to just one charge. I was more then pleased with the services Mr. Choy provided and would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Braylynn | August 26, 2019
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Was a very good lawyer did everything he said he was going to do was very friendly and I recommend him to anybody I promise he will not let you down he made me a promise and he kept his word
Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2018
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Amazing Lawyer
Words cannot express the appreciation we have for Edward Choy as an attorney. He took on my sons case and was fully invested in the best possible outcome. Edward Choy went above and beyond to ensure that the case was resolved in a positive manner so that my son could have a future. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone seeking legal services.
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Posted by Brandie Ramey | August 5, 2018
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Awesome attorney and staff
Mr. Choy handled things in my husbands case that a prior attorney neglected. He was able to my husband home way earlier than expected and honestly surprised me!! Super grateful for him and his staff!! Would definitely hire him if we ever needed to again!
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2018
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Best Attorney In Longview
Sometimes in life you get off course, Attorney Edward Choy put me back on the right trajectory, he was very diligent and confident about what he wanted to do regarding my case. He and his staff were extremely professional and I would recommend his legal services to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | June 6, 2018
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awesome attorney
Edward Choy handled my dwi case my first offense and he was great. I was very pleased with the results. Mr. Choy answered every question in a timely manner no matter how often i asked him. He kept me calm when i was ready to have a nervous break down. A very kind and trusting man. I would recommend him highly to everyone.
Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2018
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Outstanding Attorney
Edward was straight forward and honest with me from start to finish. He knew what he was doing and talking about. I would hire him again if I ever needed another attorney.
Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2018
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Helpful and Reassuring
He was very helpful when my husband got arrest. And was very reassuring that very would be ok. Thank you Ed!
Response from Edward Choy April 8, 2018
This client’s husband was charged with DWI with BAC of .99 after being pulled over for going 111 MPH. I obtained pretrial diversion for my client and the case will be dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2018
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Lifesaver
I hired Edward after I was arrested and charged with Deadly Conduct. Literally, as soon as I retained him he got on the phone with my county courthouse to start the working on the case. Edward was very understanding and worked with me to set up a payment plan. I'm glad I found Edward because I know the attorneys in my county are too passive, Edward is confident and will fight to the end. He is experienced and will tell you up front what he thinks will happen. Definitely go with Edward!!! If I end up ever needing another attorney, he is already set on emergency contacts in my phone!!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2017
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AWESOME ATTORNEY
Edward was appointed to represent me on an assault/family violence case. I couldn't even pay him and he worked just as hard, if not harder, than most retained attorneys would. My case looked really bad for me, but he kept working with me to get me the best possible outcome. He wound up getting me deferred when I probably would've ended up in jail with someone else representing me. If I ever need an attorney again, I'll find a way to retain him. He's tough and works so hard for his clients. I'll Definitely recommend him to everyone I know.
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2017
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Very Professional and to the Point
I hired Edward a year ago and he had been nothing but helpful and professional since day one. In our first conversation I explained my case and his response was don't worry bud, I can take care of this. I definitely believe in "you pay for what you get" and while there were probably cheaper choices out there for me to use I went with Edward and it has been money well spent to this day. I would recommend Mr. Choy to anyone seeking legal advice/assistance. Thank you Edward for everything you have done for me.
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Posted by Brett | April 8, 2017
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Outstanding lawyer
I actually got a slightly better deal on my 2nd DWI when Choy represented me than before, on my 1st, when some one else did. His prices are extremely competitive with many of the big name lawyers.
Posted by Kirsten | February 3, 2017
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Excellent
I would highly recommend Edward he was very responsive and able to explain what was going on. I have always been extremely happy with his problem solving skills and ability to resolve complex issues. I was more than pleased with him and his entire staff.
Posted by Jaben and Sharie | January 28, 2017
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LAWYER OF THE YEAR!
He's a "PITBULL" in the Legal System! Mr. Choy saved me and my husband from prison. My husband had a drug and child endangerment charge and I had a child endangerment charge. He was able to get all of our charges dismissed and taken completely off our records. He worked with us on payments and was hands down the best lawyer I've ever had the pleasure of meeting with.
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Posted by Hunter | October 28, 2016
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Dropped state and Federal Charges!
I was in deep **** due to me hacking into peoples accounts and making loads of money from it. I was facing up to 30 counts of ID theft,Federal Theft, Computer Hacking and so much more. I was looking at Federal Jail Time. Mr. Choy helped me out and let me pay bi weekly to work with my payment! He had to go against Texas Secret Service and Longview PD! After 6 Months, the Case was dropped with all charges! No Probation, No jail time not even a single Court visit!
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Posted by Kathie | May 5, 2016
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SUPRISE
Mr.Choy saved me from going to jail,it was great. Originally I had another pre-trial attorney for over a yr 1/2 and heard the whole time"there's nothing I can do".By the grace of God ,Choy was assigned to my case and in less than a week was showing me statutes and laws that were in my favor.i still got probation ,and a lot of it ,but that's better than prison any day . I would definately recommend him ,if you want to come out on top. Thank you mr.choy ,for a job well done.
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Office of Choy & Choy P.L.L.C.
  • 2012 - 2018
  • First Assistant
  • Upshur County District Attorney
  • 2008 - 2012

Education

  • Texas Wesleyan University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2007
  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Texas vs. Jerald Gaut
  • Dismissal on Murder
  • State of Texas vs. Jayson Jones
  • Not Guilty of Capital Murder
  • State of Texas vs. Joshua Craver
  • Dismissal Agg Assault Deadly Weapon

Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Gregg County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2019

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Cantonese

Honors and Awards

  • Client’s Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2017
  • Client’s Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Longview Concealed Handgun Licensing and Training
  • Use of Deadly Force
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Endorse Edward
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Edward his entire legal career. Edward has demonstrated himself as a fearless advocate in the Courtroom, a passionate defender of the Citizen Accused, and a legal scholar. Edward zealously defends the Constitution of the United States and Texas and will fight for what is right. If I ever have a legal question about the Court system in North/East Texas, he is the first Attorney I call and refer. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Edward is an aggressive and respected lawyer. I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edward is passionate and knowledgeable. I refer him all of my friends and family."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"He is extremely knowledgeable in the area of Criminal Law along with many other areas of law. He is very professional and provides valuable service to his clients. I endorse this lawyer to the highest degree.."
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Longview Criminal defense Lawyer Edward Alexander Choy
Edward Alexander Choy
Criminal defense Attorney
Longview, TX
Licensed for 15 years