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Allison Anne Secrest

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2008
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Allison Secrest, Attorney at Law
The Niels Esperson Building
808 Travis Street, 24th Floor
Houston, TX, 77002-5778

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Posted by Scarlet | November 12, 2021
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An amazing attorney!
I received a letter through the mail about a ticket in a county I had never been in, so I was very worried and anxious. Once I contacted Allison she gave me the reassurance that everything would be taken care of. The next week Allison told me the ticket was dismissed!! Allison was a huge help. Compared to other attorneys, Allison interacts with her clients with kindness and care. It also helps that Allison is a detail oriented attorney with a varying knowledge on the law. I recommend Allison for all your legal issues, you will not be disappointed!
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Posted by Panda | November 7, 2016
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Allison Secrest
Allison is my Angel among us....In Harris Co with no money for an Attorney, Allison was appointed mine. God was smiling upon me that day. Her diligence with my F3, dealing with my family and friends and NOTHING slipped past her. Her attention to my case could not have been more thorough. Mrs. Secrest is a five star attorney without doubt...One can feel her inner strength as she works a case and the ease she brings to her clients. Thank you Allison that I'm home..
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Posted by Jamie | May 7, 2016
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Very Professional
I am so happy with Allison Secrest. She was able to inform me with everything I didn't understand. In the end we got exactly what we asked for. She was always available for me no matter what. Will Defidently recommend her!!
Posted by Jessy F | December 27, 2015
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Amazing Attorney
Allison Secrest is an amazing attorney, she is dedicated to her clients and families as well. She was able to help my husband's situation. She was very persistent. She never told my husband to give up, she was not taking anything less than what she felt was fair. She is very punctual, she kept us informed. She has a warm heart with a gentle spirit. I recommend her. She is honest and fair. Without her I dont know how my families christmas would be. I thank God for her.
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Posted by R | December 10, 2015
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Got a rec from a trusted lawyer friend and was it everything I'd hoped for
Allison was prompt, professional, and sympathetic, even though we did much of our work remotely. She kept me updated throughout the process, even on small developments and I was never uncertain about how things were going. Excellent experience, would highly recommend.
Posted by Michael A. | December 4, 2015
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Case Dismissed
I'm glad that I chose Allison to defend me against a really tough assault charge. Her prior tenure as a prosecuting attorney for the State of Texas gives her an obvious advantage when defending clients in criminal cases. If convicted, I could have spent a year in prison, paid a stiff penalty to the court and I would have been obligated to pay restitution to the alleged victim. Allison's ability to drill down and grasp the important details of my case, to separate the wheat from the chaff, was impressive. Familiarity with the facts, tenacious mapping out and execution of the correct defense strategy, and methodical, patient dismantling of the prosecutions case are the reasons that alongside my case number it now says "dismissed". I really can't thank Allison enough for what she did.
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Posted by Keith | July 29, 2015
Excellent Lawyer
I hired Allison for a non-disclosure case. She was upfront from the beginning. She told me the steps that needed to happen and she delivered with everything she said. I felt confident in her from the first time I spoke to her. I could not be more pleased with a lawyer. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Garrett | August 19, 2014
Professional and Effective ; truely cares for her clients
Allison is very personable and easy to work with. I am confident in her ability to leave a court room with the best deal obtainable for her client. Not only is she effective in court, she does her homework, and keeps her client informed the whole way through the process. I will say she kept me out of jail on two occasions for motion to revoke probation orders. Highly Recommended!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2014
Review of an Effective and Great Attorney
I was fortunate to have met Allison and to have had her as my attorney. I could not have hoped for a better lawyer, and would gladly recommend her with high regard. My family assault charge was dismissed and she is currently working on the expungement process. I'm grateful for all of the work that she's done and consider this review as a very small token of my gratitude.
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Posted by Tricia | January 6, 2014
Very satisfied client!
Allison Secrest is definitely a lawyer I will highly recommend. She handled my DWI case and got my case dismissed. I was kept abreast of every aspect of my case. I was never left in the dark. To have your attorney by your side going to bat for you the way she did is a great feeling.From phone calls to emails to court appearances. I truly felt completely comfortable and confident in her ability to take care of my DWI. Allison is very easy to talk to and she understood my situation.
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Posted by Dave | November 20, 2013
Great Lawyer
Allison Secrest got my case dismissed in a very timely fashion, she made the process very simple for me, and she is very nice to work with. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a defense attorney.
Posted by Ben | May 7, 2013
Competent and knowledgeable defense attorney
Allison served as my defense attorney in a family violence related case that included immigration complications. Attributes that made her stand out included her excellent knowledge of the law, legal process and strateigc yet realistic view on possible outcomes of the case ( including guidance to seek out immigration lawyer counsel). She is an effective communicator and is vey responsive to clarify areas or issues that her client would not fully understand. I am lucky to have retained her as my lawyer as I could trust her competence and clarity on expectations.
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Posted by Mel | February 1, 2013
Professional and Exceptional -- a winning combination!
Allison was highly recommended to me by her colleague, a reputable and talented attorney for whom I have great respect, and whose plate was quite full at the time. I was immediately impressed with Allison’s professional and personable demeanor. I could tell my son was also at ease with her and felt comfortable talking to her frankly. She answered all of my questions entirely, appropriately investigated the matter, and instilled in me the confidence that she would be able to secure the best possible outcome for my son – and she delivered! Brilliant!
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Posted by David | January 18, 2013
Mr. David I. Lynn
I met attorney Allison Secrest in her office on July 19,2012 to discuss my DWI case, during the meeting,she gave me very detailed information about how she will be handling my case and outlaid all the options, she was very informative and responsive, I do not want to see anyone like me made mistake to involve in DWI case, but if you are in my situation, I definitely will recommend you to contact her for legal assistance in this field.
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Posted by Chris Wilkerson | November 9, 2012
Couldn't ask for a better lawyer to represent me
A friend of mine who lived in Austin couldn't help me with my Houston case because she felt she didn't understand the legal climate here in Houston that well, so she immediately went to an attorney bulletin board and someone recommended Allison. I decided I should visit her and was very pleased with our first meeting and hired her shortly after. Reviewing my evidence: She was very informative when reviewing the state's case against me and answered all my questions, gave me all sorts of different routes things could go and was very candid about what I did incorrectly, which is exactly what I wanted from an attorney. Also keep in mind I did ask her to not hold any punches back with critiquing my case. Court hearings: She showed up to every hearing, I once had a court case where at the last minute the attorneys partner showed up and no one told me this would happen, it left me feeling really uneasy. I never had to deal with anything like such. Case results: She definitely outlaid all my options, we decided on which ones we'd aim for first and we ended up getting the exact result that I wanted. Post court case: She has always answered my questions about stuff related to my case and continues to be very helpful.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Allison Secrest, P.C.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2011


  • South Texas College Of Law
  • N/A


  • Harris County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • N/A
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A great former prosecutor who has turned into a fabulous defense attorney! She cares about each of her clients and does a great job for them. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I served as a prosecutor under Allison Secrest when she was the Chief Prosecutor in County Criminal Court at Law Number Five in Harris County. She was, honestly, one of the finest prosecutors I had the pleasure of working with in the Harris County DA's Office. Now that she is in private practice, you would be hard pressed to find an criminal attorney who takes her cases more seriously. Allison is hard-working, competent, professional, and kind. She's a class act, all around. Most important, she's on the shortlist, if (God forbid) I was ever accused of a crime. I strongly recommend her."
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Houston Criminal defense Lawyer Allison Anne Secrest
Allison Anne Secrest
Criminal defense Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 16 years