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Christie M. Merchant

Criminal defense Attorney at Tyler, TX

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Christie

Learn Christie’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    50%
    I represent people in direct appeals of criminal convictions in the Texas state courts on direct appeal, discretionary review, and applications for writs of habeas corpus. I also represent people in federal appeals before the Fifth Circuit.

  2. Criminal defense
    50%
    I represent individuals facing criminal charges in state and federal court for offenses related to drugs, theft, domestic violence, robbery, property crimes, sex crimes, indecency, and DWI

Location

Merchant Law Office, PLLC
100 E. Ferguson
Ste. 813
Tyler, TX, 75702
Merchant Law Office, PLLC
17304 Preston Road
Ste. 1250
Dallas, TX, 75252
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Reviews

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Posted by VGregory | February 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Definitely recommended
She very passionate, trustworthy, detail oriented & very genuine straightforward person. I would definitely recommend.
Posted by Jessica E | November 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney/ Highly recommended
Attorney Christie Merchant is very professional, honest, compassionate, diligent, communicative, responsable, detailed oriented, etc. She literally give it all to defend her clients. She represented me on a 2nd DWI case and I’m very pleased with the outcome of my case. Thanks to God and Christie I won’t have a 2nd DWI on my record. I was so blessed having a lawyer like her. I don’t have enough words to let you know how grateful I am of you. Please, never change.
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Posted by George | December 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever
Mrs Merchant worked so hard for me. Never had a doubt that she would get the job done. Hopefully I never need another criminal attorney but if I do I’m hiring her.
Posted by Kathleen | May 12, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consult
I had a consultation with Christie and I felt like she took a great deal of time to look over our case and then she followed up with an email recapping our consultation. I feel like she quoted me a fair price and I really feel like she knows what she is doing. I have to discuss with the family since it’s not just my decision but she’s a definite 10 in my book
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Posted by Andrew | January 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Christie has represented me in several cases. When ever trouble accured in my past i had no dought to ever call anyone else but Christie merchant! She is one of the most warm hearted compassionate human beings i know. Exspecially for a lawyer that is heart to find aomeone that really cares about you personally, rare things tou see in lawyers but Christie merchent is deffinatly one of the best, ahe will fight for you! She has helped me turn my life around from being at rock bottom and having no hope to comming out on the other side where im greatful for all of i have. She has shown so much compassion that i recommend christie merchent as the lawyer for you. She is one the best for sure! She gives every case her hardest fight and admire her for that. Very well organized and on top of everything, never having to think she is slacking yet she goes over and beyond to make sure your case is handled in the up most way. Call Christie merchent and you wont be disappointed! Former client of christies-Andrew imburgia
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Posted by Katelyn | July 30, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful, intelligent, diplomatic
I had a consultation with Christie for a legal issue and she was so wonderful. She really listened to everything I had to say and would advise me with not just what I wanted to hear but what I needed to hear. She is very intelligent and you can immediately see that when discussing options on how to handle your situation. She is very kind and has a lot of past experience in different areas that add to her versatility. I really appreciate her time and input and would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone!
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Posted by Mikhael | July 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She does her job well.
She worked on my case and got the charges dropped, I was falsely accused of something and the county wasn't willing to file my case. She went to the court and pushed for it to be dropped after some time and they rejected my case. She works hard for her clients and that's a blessing with how some people are
Posted by Tony | June 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service!
Christie Merchant was an amazing help and I highly recommend her. The entire prosess went by with ease. She was extremely helpful all around. Everything was well taken care of and moved forward fast.
Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding!!
Justice has been served! Christie fights for her clients and is willing to invest the time necessary to thoroughly research the facts of the case and insure that her clients receive the best defense representation possible. In my case, we achieved a refusal to prosecute and a full expunction of the arrest record. Well Done Christie!
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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
COO, TELUS International
Christie is a wonderful person, first and foremost. However, she is also an experienced and effective attorney as well. Christie has represented our family on multiple locations and we feel truly blessed to have Christie as our attorney.
Posted by MARSHA | October 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST ATTORNEY
CHRISTY IS A VERY THHOROUGH AND COMPENT PROFESSIONAL WHO ALWAS HAD MY DAUGHTER’S BEST INTERESTS IN MIND. I WAS ALWAYS INFORMED AND FELT THAT MY DAUGHTER WAS IN VERY CAPABLE HANDS. SHE NEVER MISSED A MEETING AND ALWAYS TOOK MY PHONE CALLS. SHE REMAINED CALM, EVEN WHEN WE WERE IN CRISIS SITUATION. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER AS AN ATTORNEY WITHOUT HESITATION.
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Posted by Derrick | October 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
Christie Merchant is a great Attorney. She recently gotten a charge dismissed for me. Very professional always kept me in the loop on everything. Great consultant, even helped me get my record expunged. I'm very grateful I had her to represent me. Thanks again.
Posted by Jamie | October 10, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great consultant
Christie previously helped me with a case I was involved in and recently in September 2018, I also contacted her for a consultation. She really helped me out in both situations. When I first met with her I felt confident that she was going to help but i was also nervous because of all the in-depth questions she asked lol I was like OMG she wants to know everything. But for the most part, the process wasn't long at all and she knows the law very well.
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Posted by Todd | October 17, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional with great communication skills
Christie is very experienced, knowledgeable, and thorough. Her communication is the best. I always knew what was happening in may case, what the options were, and her recommendations. She was always available and always answered any questions I had quickly and accurately.
Posted by Shandrea | April 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very dedicated and professional
Christi is a very professional and dedicated person. I'm very thankful for hiring her as my lawyer. She was more than professional and dedicated to my case from the beginning to the end.. No matter what office she is located at she will stay professional and dedicated to your case. I am very confident in her work and words.
Posted by Reggie | August 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A very dedicated, professional attorney
While facing the most trying period in my life, Christie has been the beacon of hope in a bad situation. Her dedication and attention to detail has made the outcome of my case better than it could have been without competent representation. Rest assured that by hiring Christie's services, you will get a lawyer that will treat you on a personal level, and not based on your charges. She will look for every option available to ensure a positive outcome for your case.
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Posted by Alexander | May 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great
Christie is the picture of professional and caring all in one. You will be hard pressed to find anyone more attentive to the case and your individual needs. She took over from a lawyer who did not care and turned my case from a losing and devastating one, to a winning and positive one. I will forever be grateful to her and will continue to send people to her when they need help!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Merchant Law Office, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Twelfth Court of Appeals of Texas
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Upshur County District Attorney's Office
  • 2010 - 2012

Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Texas A&M University, Commerce
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • McFadden v. State, 541 S.W.3d 277 (Tex. App.--Texarkana 2018, pet. ref'd)
  • Case reversed and remanded for a new trial.
  • Ex parte ______, Criminal District Court 3 Dallas County, Texas
  • Convictions reversed and criminal charges for compelling prostitution of a minor and failure to register as a sex offender dismissed.
  • Kirkland v. State, 535 S.W.3d 87 (Tex. App.--Texarkana 2017, pet. ref'd)
  • Judgment reversed and remanded for new trial on punishment.
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Associations

  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • DAYL Solo Small Firm Committee
  • Co-chair
  • 2019 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Texas Bar College
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Bests Lawyers Under 40
  • D Magazine
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas
  • D Magazine
  • 2020

Publications

  • Energy Law Journal
  • Articles Editor
  • 2009
  • ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources
  • Student Managing Editor
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Obadiah Elementary Career Day
  • Could the Legal Profession be for You?
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (11)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Christie for a few years and just recently had the pleasure of trying a case with her. She is an excellent attorney that knows the law and how to win at trial. She is the type of attorney that other attorneys go to when they have questions about the law. I endorse her without hesitation."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Christie for several years now. She is a very hard working and smart attorney who is likewise active in the Dallas legal community. Highly recommended."
Civil rights Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christie's knowledge of criminal law and procedure is incredible. She is particularly adept at issues relating to criminal appeals. I'm happy to endorse her."
Appeals Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Christie is a fantastic writer, and she is well-versed on appellate procedure and all aspects of appellate work. We recently worked together on a complicated criminal appeal, and after working with her on this matter, I would trust her to handle even the most complex appeal."
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Tyler Criminal defense Lawyer Christie M. Merchant
Christie M. Merchant
Criminal defense Attorney
Tyler, TX
Licensed for 14 years