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Tyrone Cedric Moncriffe

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   116 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Tyrone

Learn Tyrone’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    95%
    Board Specialized in Criminal Law

    41 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Car accident
    5%

    41 years, 300 cases

CALL TO SPEAK WITH AN EXPERIENCED VIOLENT CRIME ATTORNEY ON YOUR SIDE!

Tyrone C. Moncriffe is a board-certified expert in Criminal Law, accredited by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He serves as a distinguished faculty member at the Criminal Defense Institute. In addition to this, he holds certification for first chair representation in Death Penalty cases in Harris County, Texas. He seamlessly integrates skills acquired from Sandra Zimmer’s Self Expression Center in Houston, Texas, into his lectures on acting and storytelling in trials.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2020,2019,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2019 + 7 ...

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Location

Tyrone Cedric Moncriffe
1001 Texas Ave #720
Houston, TX, 77002

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  116 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by Taecia | April 11, 2024
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Amazing Attorney
Mr. Moncriffe is hands down one of the BEST ATTORNEYS I’ve EVER had the privilege of meeting and having on my son’s case. In fact, his rapport from other attorneys was superb. Mr. Moncriffe went the extra mile to fight my son’s case, and the Capital Murder conviction that the State was trying to give him, Mr. Moncriffe fought to have that removed, and that’s JUST WHAT WAS DONE! If I EVER find myself in a situation, and I need legal counsel, he’s the first person I will go to. Thanks Mr. Moncriffe for your amazing service, care, and concern.
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Posted by Trovell | July 27, 2023
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Trovell Boggess
Thank you for your hard work for fighting this case for me. You gave me a peace of mind and helped me with my confidence. I am glad I could have you as a lawyer. I know that no matter what happened , I would have you on my side. Thank you Mr.Moncriffe for representing me.
Posted by JohnC | May 27, 2023
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Excellent Attorney, One of the Best
I hired Mr.Moncriffe on a case . From day one,he orchestrated a plan, kept us highly informed of the process,didnt hassle us for money. I will be forever indebted to Mr. Moncriffe,he treated us like family and not just another client. The end results were very favorable. He is so down to earth and very reachable even though he is a Superlawyer.
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Posted by GINA BRIONES | November 18, 2022
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GOD SENT
MR. TYRONE WAS GOD SENT TO MY SON, WE HIRED HIM TO DEFEND MY SON IN A BIG CASE. MY SON IS FREE FROM THE CHARGE. I OWE IT TO GOD AND HIM FOR BEING THERE FOR US, ITS GODS TIMING NOT OUR TIMING. HES THE BEST. 100 % REFERRED, GOD BLESS HIM AND HIS STAFF.
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2022
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Testimony
After going to jail for 2 felony I thought my freedom was going to get taken from me. While I was in jail MY lawyer Tyrone Moncriffe stepped in very professional and caring to handle his job. He came to visit me very often and didn't leave out any information. He also reached out to my family to ensure them of what taking place. I could have not asked for any else! I am now free and spending time with my family! Thank you to the best Lawyer in the world! Mr. Tyrone Moncriffe.
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Posted by Arasia | December 29, 2021
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Tyrone Moncriffe - Heaven Sent
After researching many attorneys in Houston, my son chose Mr. Moncriffe to represent him in a criminal case. I am so very grateful for the compassion and consideration received from Mr. Moncriffe and his staff. His professionalism and dedication in achieving the best outcome for his clients are just a few of his attributes. Mr. Moncriffe provided top notch service that is greatly appreciated and highly recommended. He continuously, without hesitation, went above and beyond his responsibility as an attorney and extended his assistance in personal matters that came up while representing my son. I was reassured by Mr. Moncriffe that he would do his best and as the result of his work, my son is being release. My family and I are very much impressed and totally please with his work. God bless you Mr. Moncriffe
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Posted by Selaine | December 3, 2021
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Case deferred
Felony case deferred a good lawyer he has worked big cases but work with him and he works with you to do the best he can to keep you where you need to be. I would call for his help for legal advice and assistance His reputation is great and it shows in his office. He takes pride in his work
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2021
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False charges: Dismissed
I hired Tyrone Moncriffe on the advice of another attorney who spoke very highly of him and that praise was justified. I was accused of two felonies by a former girlfriend which, were clearly false accusations based on the police reports, body cam, and 911 calls all telling different stories. Even though Covid delayed the conclusion, Mr. Moncriffe was successful in having the charges dismissed and I am grateful for his efforts.
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Posted by CJ | October 15, 2021
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THE BEST - Professional, Courteous and Effective
I contacted Mr. Moncriffe regarding getting a criminal mischief case dismissed for my daughter. I was very concerned about the outcome of the case. The case was from several years ago and she was not even aware that she had a case against her. This was very stressful for our family. From the beginning Mr. Moncriffe advised me that everything would be ok and kept me informed of the process and my responsibilities that would aid in the dismissal of the case. Throughout the process Mr. Moncriffe was professional, courteous, knowledgeable and ultimately victorious. The case was dismissed and I know that would not have happened if I had not chose Mr. Moncriffe as my lawyer. I am very thankful for the Super Lawyer who makes the difficult easy. Definitely a God send. I highly recommend Mr. Moncriffe as a lawyer. If you need a lawyer, look no further!
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Posted by MarlonT | September 16, 2021
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Consummate professional even better person.
I found myself in a situation where the state filed charges due to an error in judgement and a deep lack of knowledge, on my part but also on their part. Mr Moncriffe took my case and never having been in this situation ever, multiplied by the pandemic effects, it became a mental nightmare for me and my family. While prosecutors were getting their details together he assessed the evidence I presented and with what little evidence that came in from the prosecutor he was able to develope a strategy and a line of defense from the start. It took time, he knew what was in front of him and with a reassuring hand guide me and my family through the process. Over a year of waiting and when it was time his experience, diligence, clear vision, attention to details and timely instructions helped gain a positive outcome for me and my family. Let me be clear I was the one in the situation but a negative outcome spelled a high likelihood of pain for my family. This gives me a 2nd real chance of salvaging the relationships that became fragile due to the prolong, protracted period we had to wait to final make my case before a judge. This involved navigating mental health issues for my child, the main cause of this situation, and by extension the rest of the family myself included. My experience made me doubt myself as a person, a father and as a husband. I felt like a criminal for actions borne out of ignorance and frustration due to mental health issues from a member of my family. His counseling at the later stage if the ordeal reassured me and pointed me to avenues that can repair these relationships. Thanks Mr. Moncriffe. You are a class above most a man among men and a consummate professional at you craft. Keep fighting for right and stay blessed. Oh let me not forget Ms. POLLY ( I hope I got he name right) never really met here due to the Covud restrictions but a great personality on the other end of my calls and texts. MARLONT...
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Posted by Karen | July 8, 2021
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Looking at 25 years
I reached out to Mr. Moncriffe when my son was looking at a 25 year sentence. Mr. Moncriffe was very empathetic and was able to have his time reduced to 2 years. Very pleased with Mr. Moncriffe and his assistant Polly who kept me informed and truly cared about our situation. I would hire Mr. Moncriffe if ever needed again. Thank you so very much Mr. Moncriffe.
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2021
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BEST OF THE BEST
Tyrone Moncriffe is patient, knowledgeable, confident and understanding with a powerful presence in the courtroom. The prosecutor intentionally tried to pursue legal action against me without probable cause. Three charges dismissed with prejudice because of attorney Moncriffes unique and excellent defense. Words can not describe his amazing work ethic throughout the process. I highly recommend this law firm, and I am thankful to Mr. Moncriffe and his associates for taking my case. I would definitely hire him again!
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Posted by RONALD | May 24, 2021
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Tyrone A Bless Lawyer By JESUS CHRIST
I Am happy for the work that Tyrone has done for my young son. I Am Greatful Unto JESUS CHRIST. For Tyrone being referred too Me. As a Dad A Son Of JESUS CHRIST
Posted by Kevin Tousant | December 23, 2020
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Tyrone Moncriffe is a magnificent attorney.
Tyrone Moncriffe done a magnificent job representing my son after a fight in High School had him facing a 3rd degree felony for injury to a child when my son was 17 and the other kid was 14, basically 2 kids having a fight and I really didn't understand why the DA was pushing such a harsh penalty. Thanks to Mr. Moncriffe's great representation my son ended up with a misdemeanor and 1 year of probation and I sincerely thank Tyrone Moncriffe for his dedication and time devoted to my sons case.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2020
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Super Attorney / Best in Houston
I had a charge with life changing consequences.My livelihood in jeopardy over a minor charge. I could not accept deferred adjudication or a plea bargain. Fortunately I have a close relative that is a criminal defense attorney. Attorney Moncriffe made a profound impact on my relative as a mentor. My relative told me way back if I ever needed an attorney, to contact attorney Moncriffe , because he is the best in Houston. Thats what I did and my case was dismissed. Attorney Moncriffe is highly respected in the legal community . He is a fighter , feared in the courtroom as a trial attorney and highly respected in the legal community. He quickly set my case for trial and went to work to have my case dismissed. Fortunately case was dismissed . Attorney Moncriffe does not accept plea bargains when the facts are not there! Tyrone understands criminal charges devastate a persons life. I am forever grateful to attorney Moncriffe and his exceptional legal assistant Polly. I can highly recommend this attorney without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2020
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Excellent attorney
Mr. Moncriffe worked diligently with my case the whole duration of it. He was quick to respond to any email I sent him, and believed in me! He helped me clear my name and walk away with a clean record once I complete community service. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney.
Posted by michael | July 16, 2020
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The Greatest Attorney I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting and Hiring Mr Tyrone Moncriffe
One of my neighbors church members referred me to Mr Moncriffe. Do to the severity of my case I was told that I needed the best of the best. Surly Mr Moncriffe was the perfect fit to handle such a case. Before meeting him I had a lot of sleepless nights wondering what would be the outcome. But after my first visit Mr Moncriffe made me feel secure. He was very pleasant to talk to and he listens very well to detail. In all my 50 plus years I’ve need knew that attorney’s that would put in the work and not worry about money like he did. I would say if anyone need a Great Attorney then Mr Tyrone Moncriffe is the one for you. The end result, my case was dismissed. Tyrone Moncriffe may “GOD” always Bless You and Keep You! Thank You...
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Posted by Ketrice | February 10, 2020
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Top notch
He got my aggravated battery w/ deadly DISMISSED. All I can say is Trust the process. You are going through a fight for your life and HE is there for you even when it seems you in it by yourself. Him and his whole team are Excellent at what the do. Highly highly recommend
Posted by Jerome | December 9, 2019
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THE BEST LAWYER IN HOUSTON TX
The best criminal lawyer hands down! He is not a DEAL Lawyer! He is a Dismissal LAWYER! He wants to get to know his clients and understand their energy! He answer his calls in a prompt manner! He is always on time and if something came up he would call or text! He is amazing! My case took some time but the results was well worth it! I believe that God sent me to this man to help with my problem!! Well it was Dismiss!!!!! Mr. Moncriffe really cares about people, we are not just money! He understands that we are ALL Family no matter the color!!!!! Thank you Sir!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by Carolyn Lazo | November 2, 2019
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Capital Murder Case
Thank you Mr.Tryone for being there for my son you made a promise not to give up and came thru with it .I know we cause you headache and more we want to thank you from the bottom of Lazo's family heart we're grateful you made it happen .May God always bless you Mr.Tyrone and Mrs. Polly for all your hard work !!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Tyrone C. Moncriffe & Associates
  • 1982 - Present

Education

  • Trials Lawyers College
  • Trial Certificate
  • 2000
  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1982

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Director
  • 1999 - 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Houston Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys in Texas
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Criminal Trial Advocacy
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 1998
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Texas State Bar
  • 1996
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Publications

  • Story Telliing / State Bar of Texas
  • Story Telliing in Trial
  • 2008
  • Art of Story Telling
  • HBA Using the Craft of Story Telling
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
  • 2012
  • Huntsville Seminar
  • 36th Annual Texas Criminal Trial College
  • 2012
  • DUI/ DWI Associations
  • DUI /DWI Havard Law School
  • 2012
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Project
  • Lawyers in Theater
  • 2012
  • Advanced Criminal Law Seminar
  • Story Telling in Trial
  • 2008
  • Using the Craft of Story Telling in Trial
  • Story Telling in Trial
  • 2007
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Project
  • Lawyers in Theater
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (108)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I thoroughly endorse this lawyer. Tyrone has the amazing ability to connect with jurors, and to advocate, protect and defend his client's liberty with passion, integrity, and professionalism."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Without a doubt one of the most profound advocates in the arena. His method of storytelling is unmatched, his patience with less seasoned attorneys will catapult his legacy for generations. I am honored to walk in the path he has forged. Thank you for you service."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tyrone was my mock trial professor at UH. I taught me so much about being a strong advocate in trial. His reputation is exceptional and he is highly regarded by his peers. I highly recommend him to anyone!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I can't think of a finer gentleman and a true warrior fighting for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for a multitude of reasons, but needless to say attorney Moncriffe is basically a the best trial attorney in Texas period, no room for debate on this one. I watched him achieve a not guilty verdict on an impossible murder case"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tyrone is one of the best lawyers in Harris County. Whenever he speaks at a CLE or seminar, I do my best to go listen to him. Tyrone is a skilled trial lawyer and is one of the most sought after criminal defense lawyers. I would recommend Tyrone to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Moncriffe comes highly recommended and rightly so. He is charismatic and great at putting facts together as a story. He captivates any audience with his confident demeanor and awesome courtroom presence. I proudly endorse Mr. Moncriffe!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Outstanding!!! One of the best!!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tyrone Moncriffe is one of the finest lawyers I know, and I have known him about 30 years. During that 30 years, Mr. Moncriffe has established himself as an outstanding criminal defense lawyer, dedicated to his craft and his clients. I completely endorse Tyrone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tyrone for almost 15 years. He is one of the few criminal defense lawyers that beat me on a felony trial when I was still a prosecutor. Tyrone is an excellent lawyer and relates well to jurors."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A very accomplished attorney. Mr. Moncriffe is a zealous advocate for all his clients. He is extremely well respected in the legal community and deservedly so."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tyrone is one of the most dedicated criminal defense lawyers I know. He is thorough in his approach and caring with his clients. He fights hard for them and fights well for them. He also gets them good results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tyrone Moncriffe is one of my heroes. He consistently does outstanding work and is a masterful trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tyrone Moncriffe is one of the finest criminal defense lawyers in Houston. He frequently Speaks at seminars teaching younger lawyers how to be good criminal defense lawyers. He is a good man and a fine lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tyrone Moncriffe has mastered the art of story-telling in a way that works with juries. He is a master of the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tyrone. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and dealt with Tyronne both as a prosecutor going up against him and as a defense attorney. As a prosecutor, he was feared by all as a zealous advocate for his client and a worthy adversary to go up against in trial. As a defense attorney, he is one of our most respected and knowledgeable peers with an exceptional gift for dealing with clients and juries. I strongly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Other
"Attorney Moncriffe has a strong knowledge of the law as reflected by his Avvo posts. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch defense lawyer for tough cases. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Houston Criminal defense Lawyer Tyrone Cedric Moncriffe
Tyrone Cedric Moncriffe
Criminal defense Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 41 years