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I am a Warrior, an Advocate, a Knight in Shining Armour to my clients. I have the scars of battle to prove it, the humility gained through combat to never take the opposition for granted and to always be prepared. We who defend the Citizen Accused must never forget that we hold our client's lives and fortunes, their very future, in our hands. My Sword of Advocacy was honed from the time I began High School Interscholastic Debate Competitions in 1963 and continued through Law School Moot Court Competitions. For almost ten years I tried cases and trained young prosecutors. Now, I put that experience to work for my clients.Through my years with the Harris County (Houston) District Attorney's Office in two administrations from 1975 to 1985, I coined the phrase "Trial by Ambush" where the worst cases (from the D.A.'s standpoint) roll downhill to suddenly confront the Number Three Prosecutor who "needs the experience". The Haggard Law Firm has fought against the government for the rights of Free Men and Women since 1991. I have learned through experience the meaning of the words of Plato: "Justice means minding one's own busniness and not meddling with other men's concerns." 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%


Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. I am a practicing lawyer in the community for more than 30 years. I have referred Criminal Defense cases to Attorney Haggard. The clients have been happy with the results in every case without exception. I unequivocally recommend Attorney Carl Haggard.


    Alfred Halick Personal injury Attorney
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  • Randall Lee Kallinen

    I highly recommend Carl if you are in trouble with the law. He knows the law and works tirelessly for his clients. If I was in need of a lawyer I would call Carl.


    Randall Kallinen Civil rights Attorney
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Contact info

Haggard Law Firm

1305 Prairie St.
Suite #305
Houston, TX, 77002


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197308/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SelectedMarquis Who's Who in America1985
SelectedMarquis Who's Who in American Law1985
SelectedWho of Houston1980
Outstanding Young MenJaycees's (Junior Chamber of Commerce)1973
Award for Scholarship and Advocacy in Civil LitigationTexas Association of Defense Counsel1973
SelectedWho's Who In American Colleges and Universities1973
First Place, Law Day Speakers TournamentHouston Bar Association1973
Named to the OrderOrder of Barristers (Achievement in Advocacy)1973
Best Brief, Regional RoundsNational Moot Court Brief Evaluation Competition1973
Team MemberNational Moot Court Competition1973
Dean's ListSouth Texas College of Law1973
Team MemberNational Moot Court Competition1972
Order of the Orange KeyUniversity of Miami1967
Elected Freshman Class RepresentativeUniversity of Miami Board of Student Governors1966
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Haggard Law Firm1991 - Present
Litigation AttorneyPhillips Petroleum Company and Shell Oil Company1984 - 1991
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of Houston Law Center1980 - 1982
Prosecuting AttorneyHarris County District Attorney's Office1976 - 1984
Adjunct Professor, Criminal Justice DepartmentUniversity of Houston1974 - 1979
AttorneyHaggard & Slack Law Firm1973 - 1975
Adjunct ProfessorAbiline Christian College, Metrocenter (Houston)1973 - 1975
"Third Year Law Student" Law Practice under Howard NationsNations, Cross, Delholme & Parnham, Through State Bar of Texas1972 - 1973
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1997 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember1991 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1973 - Present
Phi Alpha Delta Legal FraternityMember1971 - Present
Phi Delta Theta Fraternity, University of MiamiPledged and Named Pledge Class President1966 - Present
Texas District and County Attorneys AssociationMember1976 - 1984
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
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Publication nameTitleDate
Soldier of Fortune MagazineA Well-Regulated and Legal Militia1995
Spotlight National Newspaper (American Free Press)Price of Liberty is Vigilance1994
Spotlight National Newspaper (American Free Press)Feds Turn Up the Heat as Militias Grow1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)Cum Laude/With Honors - Top 10%1973
University of Houston, main campusHistory/Political Science minorBA - Bachelor of Arts1970
University of MiamiN/AFreshman YearN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
On the Steps of the Nashville War Memorial, Bill of Rights Rally, Keynote Speaker"The Price of Liberty is Vigilance"1994
On the Steps of the Lincoln Memorial, National Gun Rally, Lead-Off Speaker"The Price of Liberty is Vigilance"1994
Boerne, Texas Patriotic Rally"The Price of Liberty is Vigilance"1994