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Franklin Gordon Bynum

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 14 years
    New York - NY 14 years
    New Jersey - NJ 14 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2009
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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401 Franklin St
Ste 2400-150
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Posted by Joe | March 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
.183 blood. Franklin fought out the gate hard. Killing the prosecutions main witness’s credibility (officer). At the point of juror selection the state folded (dismissed). He is a technical, methodical forward thinker. I highly recommend!
Posted by Jacqueline Bertault | February 26, 2018
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Houston's "Batman" Attorney
Franklin Bynum is an outstanding attorney. He knows the law, AND he knows how to get things done. He's an expert. From the moment I spoke to him, I knew I was in good hands. I had a warrant out for my arrest for a felony - the result of an over zealous cop. The police officer's report was not factual and it was my word against the officer's. I didn't think I had a shot at resolving the matter in my favor. After explaining the circumstance I found myself in, Mr. Bynum immediately took on the case and too the necessary steps to get the case dismissed. Beyond his legal prowess, he is a proponent of the underdog, he fights for your cause as if it were his own. He goes the extra mile for his client and he does not use scare tactics to gain your trust. Houston is lucky to have such a powerful advocate within its midst.
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Posted by Lando | February 8, 2018
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Great attorney
Counselor Bynum is responsible.attentive, and thrives for the best outcome, I have no doubt Mr. Bynum is one of the best rated attorneys in Houston
Posted by Jamin | April 10, 2017
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Excellent Litigator
Was referred to Franklin Bynum by another associate who spoke very highly of his work. After my own research I felt confident that my case was in good hands. Now that it is finally over (case was dropped today) I'm humbled to have had the opportunity to be represented by such a sincere, savvy courtroom litigator. Thanks again, Franklin...! Thanks alot.
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2011
Case dismissed !
Attorney Bynum represented my hubby on a misdemeanor case - he fought the case and got it dismissed after about 3 resets. He kept us informed on how the process works and what to expect. The courts offered something like a plea deal with fines and probation- but this man knew his job and refused the offer.Finally the courts gave up and dismissed the case because they had no case originally. Many thanks to Attorney Bynum; I wish all lawyers were like him - do what they say they'll do and not otherwise.
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Posted by Kenneth | March 19, 2011
No bill of my case
I will remember this event and Franklin's work on my behalf as long as I live. I cannot say enough...I faced losing everything and can now go back to a normal life. Cheers to Franklin!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • 2014 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Harris County Public Defender
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • Bynum Law Office PLLC
  • 2009 - 2011


  • University of Southern California Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • State v. C.S.
  • Not Guilty
  • Nangurai v. State
  • Reversed assault conviction, prevented deportation
  • Taylor v. State
  • Reversed the Court of Appeals


  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Houston's Best Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Board Certified - Criminal Appellate Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2014
  • President's Award
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2012
  • Member of the Year
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers' Association
  • 2011
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  • The Defender, (Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association)
  • Dealing with Immigration Detainers
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Training Your Defense Team to Win
  • Pre-trial Motions
  • 2014
  • Your Best Motion Ever
  • Research Tips and Presentation of Documents
  • 2012
  • Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Immigration Consequences
  • 2012
  • County Criminal Court at Law Immigration Training
  • Advising the Non-citizen Client
  • 2012
  • TSU Law School Criminal Law Boot Camp
  • Counseling the Non-citizen Client in a Criminal Case
  • 2011
  • Jan. 2011 meeting, Professional Bondsmen of Harris County
  • Bail Bond Issues for Clients with Immigration Detainers
  • 2011
  • Dec. 2010 meeting, Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • What Every Criminal Defense Lawyer Needs to Know About Immigration Law
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
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Appeals Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Franklin is the type of attorney that helps his colleagues understand the issues and how to argue around them. He's the one others go to. He knows the effects language and impressions have on each case he handles. I would not want any other appellate attorney on my side. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I first met Franklin at a Trial Lawyers College seminar in Chicago in 2012, and I found him to be a very personable, knowledgeable and caring lawyer. Since then, I have seen that Franklin gets good results for his clients and works diligently to get them the best result. Anyone would be fortunate to have him as their defense attorney. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Franklin is smart, conscientious, and responsive. He has a deep understanding of the ins and outs of how various courts operate and knows how to get things done. Equal parts nice guy and fighter, he is a great advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Franklin is a very skilled and hard working advocate. He is down to earth, intuitive and caring. Franklin is a great guy and a great criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Franklin is a very hard working lawyer. He always goes out of his way to help other lawyers. As a lawyer or a client, you want Franklin on your side! I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Frank Bynum is an outstanding lawyer with an exceptional reputation. He is a tireless and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I endorse him enthusiastically."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer Franklin is a fine young lawyer who is well respected in the legal community. I believe he has vast potential to be a great lawyer. He is a fine person and a young man with a great future."
Immigration Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Franklin Bynum is an exceptional young lawyer. He is highly knowledgeable, extremely hardworking and—most importantly—ethically beyond reproach. I refer cases to him without hesitation, and recommend him highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Franklin is a caring lawyer who works hard and is always willing to help out. I highly recommend you call him if you need legal advice."
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