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The passion of Mr. Chernoff's legal practice is based on building strong relationships with his clients. He believes this is the cornerstone of his profession, and many former clients consider Mr. Chernoff to be a savior and friend. 


For years, Mr. Chernoff represented clients charged with criminal offenses. He handled many high profile cases, including cases in other states. He became Board Certified in 2005, and licensed to practice law in California and Texas. He was elected as a Super Lawyer in 2012 and was named a go-to attorney by H Texas.


Frequently he was asked to help in Family Law matters because of his litigation expertise. A few years ago Mr. Chernoff began handling Family Law cases. His referrals came in a flood until half of his practice became devoted to these types of cases. 


He is now well known in Family Court as a tenacious and persistent foe. He consistently represents clients who are going through a divorce or are fighting for custody of their children. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 35%
  2. Divorce: 35%
  3. Criminal Defense: 30%
    29 years, 1.5 thousand cases



Retainer (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Edward. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Alexander Ali Forrest

    I had the privilege of working for Ed as a young law clerk the summer after taking my bar exam. He is not only hard working and talented at his craft, but he genuinely cares about his clients. He is a phenomenal advocate.


    Alexander Forrest Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

Chernoff Law

917 Franklin Street
Suite 600
Houston, TX, 77002


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198708/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Lawyers on the Fast TrackH Texas Magazine2012
Board Certified - Criminal LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerChernoff Law2012 - Present
Managing PartnerStradley, Chernoff, & Alford1999 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2010 - Present
U.S. District Court Southern District of TexasMember1992 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1987 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Conrad Murray4 years
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterN/AN/AN/A
University of FloridaN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Advanced Criminal Law CourseThe Right to Remain Silent under Constitution2013
Hidalgo County Civil Law SeminarHandling the Media in High Profile Cases2012