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Dick Deguerin

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Dick, DeGuerin

  • Licensed for 58 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1965
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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DeGuerin Dickson Hennessy & Ward
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Houston, TX, 77002-1824


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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Very well explained the case, honest of what he say or recommend , he take his time to make sure you are satisfied,
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2014
He Tossed Me A Lifeline
Some years ago I retained this incredible attorney after I was arrested and was looking at a possible life time in prison. I won't go into too much detail in order to preserve my anonymity. I asked around for the "heaviest" attorney in Houston at this time, including other attorneys I had used in the past, and unanimously everyone said to call Mr. Dick DeGuerin. In short, only because of his fearsome courtroom prowess and renowned reputation for wins did the DA and Judge agree to a plea bargain we were all extremely pleased with. I will not use names, but BOTH the DA and Judge had reps for being extremely heavy handed with their sentencing. To the man that is more than an attorney, who's a legend and also a bit of magician, a thousand thanks for giving me a life to return to! I regret that I only happened upon this site today and wasn't able to publicize my appreciation long ago...
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • DeGuerin, Dickson, Hennessy & Ward
  • 1982 - Present
  • Associate
  • Foreman & DeGuerin
  • 1971 - 1982
  • Trial Associate
  • Butler Binion Rice Cook & Knapp
  • 1968 - 1971
  • Assistant Attorney
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office
  • 1965 - 1968
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  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • State of Texas v. Pei Yung Lee
  • Not Guilty
  • State of Texas v. Cesar Cazares
  • Dismissed
  • State of Texas v. Michael G. Brown
  • Not Guilty
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  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
  • College of Master Advocates and Barristers
  • N/A
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Charter Member, former Director
  • N/A
  • Texas Board of Trial Advocates
  • N/A
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • N/A
  • The University of Texas, Keeton Fellows
  • N/A
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Charter Member, past President, former Director
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • N/A
  • American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • N/A
  • American Board of Criminal Lawyers
  • N/A
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Honorary Order of the Coif
  • University of Texas
  • 2013
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers' Association
  • 2008
  • Ultimate Defense Attorney
  • The Houston Chronicle
  • 2004
  • Hall of Fame Award
  • Texas Defense Criminal Lawyers Association
  • 2004
  • Nation's Tn Top Litigators
  • National Law Journal
  • 2004
  • Texas' Top100Super Lawyers
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2003
  • Atorney of the Year
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • 1999
  • One of Top Ten Lawyers, Harris County in Past 100 Years
  • The Houston Chronicle
  • 1999
  • "Houston' most famous defense attorney"
  • RO Magazine
  • 1995
  • "Texas' best criminal defense attorney"
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 1994
  • Outstanding Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 1994
  • 2 Greatest Texas Lawyer Past Quarter Century
  • Texas Lawyer Magazine
  • N/A
  • AV Rated since 1980 to present
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
  • a Best Lawyer in America since 1983
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Bar Registerof Preeinent Lawyer 2011 to present
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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  • Texas Bar Journal
  • Effective 30-Minute Voir Dire in a Criminal Case: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • 2010
  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • If They Holler, Make 'Em Pay....The Hyde Amendment
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • El Paso Bar Association
  • Tales from a Texas Trial Lawyer
  • 2006
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Prosecution's Primary Duty: Seeing That Justice is Done
  • 2006
  • 56th Annual Meeting, London, England
  • Maintaining Honor, Integrity and a Sense of Humor While Representing the Scum of the Earth and Others Falsely Accused
  • 2006

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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
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"Dick is one of the best, most experienced Criminal defense lawyers in this country. Period. He also cares about improving the criminal justice system. A Good man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
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"Dick Deguerin is, simply put, a living legend in criminal defense."
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Houston Criminal defense Lawyer Dick Deguerin
Dick Deguerin
Criminal defense Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 58 years