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Jonathan Dennis Stephenson

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Jonathan

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
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    Jon Stephenson is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and licensed to practice in Texas courts as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. His aggressive defense style as a DWI defense attorney stems from vast prosecution experience with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office where he had served as a chief prosecutor.

    20 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
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    Jon Stephenson is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and licensed to practice in Texas courts as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. His aggressive defense style as a DWI defense attorney stems from vast prosecution experience with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office where he had served as a chief prosecutor.

    20 years, 1,000 cases

Jon D. Stephenson is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and licensed to practice in Texas courts as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. His aggressive defense style as a DWI defense attorney stems from vast prosecution experience with Harris County District Attorney’s Office where he had served as a chief prosecutor in the Felony Trial Bureau Division, Misdemeanor Division, Grand Jury Division, and Intake Division.

Jon also served as a Major Narcotics Prosecutor of the Special Crimes Major Offenders Division. As a prosecutor, Jon oversaw the successful prosecutions of capital murderers, robbers, rapists, major narcotics traffickers, and intoxication related offenders.  While Jon was a prosecutor he taught Strategic Cross-Examination for the National District Attorney’s Association, Prosecutor Trial Skills for the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association, and taught classes on the topic of Search Warrants and the Code of Criminal Procedure at the Houston Police Department Academy. 

Since becoming a criminal defense lawyer Jon has successfully defended clients on charges of DWI, intoxication assault, aggravated robbery, possession of controlled substances, assault, environmental crimes and other various offenses.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE:
 

Harris County District Attorney's Office, Houston, Texas (2002-2011)

Felony Trial Bureau Division - (2006-2011)

351st District Court - Chief Prosecutor

Intake Division - Chief Prosecutor

Grand Jury Division - Chief Prosecutor

Special Crimes/Major Offenders Division - (2008-2009)

Major Narcotics Prosecutor

Misdemeanor Division - (2004-2006)

Chief Prosecutor - County Criminal Court at Law No. 6

PROFESSIONAL TRIAL EXPERIENCE:
 

Driving While Intoxicated, Capital Murder, Murder, Felony Murder, Assault, Aggravated Assault, Theft, Possession of Controlled Substances, Aggravated Robbery, Robbery, Manslaughter, Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, Sexual Assault, and Injury to a Child.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
 

National District Attorney's Association - Strategic Cross-Examination Training Course (2008)

Texas District and County Attorney's Association - Prosecutor Trial Skills Course (2008)

Houston Police Department Academy - Code of Criminal Procedure Chapter 18 - Search Warrants (2011)

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:
 

State Bar of Texas (2004)

United States District Court, Southern District Of Texas (2010)

EDUCATION:
 

Legal:
University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, J.D. (2004)

Prelegal:
Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa. B.A. English Literature, (Cum Laude) (1999-2001);

Howard Payne University, Brownwood, Texas (1998-1999)

 

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Jon Stephenson Law, P.C.
111 W. 15th St.
Houston, TX, 77002
Jon Stephenson Law, P.C.
440 Louisiana St
Houston, TX, 77002
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Posted by Dan | September 23, 2015
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Highly recommended and I have referred John to many people
My experience with John was excellent, very professional and without a doubt incredible. I would recommend John to anyone, and have on several occasions. To this day I still call John with advice. John not only is an incredible attorney but the service is second to none. You are treated with a sense of caring that I have never received form another attorney.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Jon Stephenson Law, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Trichter & Murphy, PC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Harris County District Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2011

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. C.C.
  • Motion to suppress granted - dismissed
  • State v. T.H.
  • Case dismissed
  • State v. A.S.
  • Not Guilty - Jury Trial

Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Texas
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Board Certified - Criminal Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker Series
  • Discovery - The Michael Morton Act
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is a relentless fighter for his clients. You cannot find a better lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of being supervised by Jon while he was at the District Attorney's Office. He is professional in every regard and an extremely skilled attorney."
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Houston Criminal defense Lawyer Jonathan Dennis Stephenson
Jonathan Dennis Stephenson
Criminal defense Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 19 years