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I have been recognized by clients, judges, and other lawyers as one on the most persistent and hard working criminal defense attorneys in the state of Texas. I can provide a nuanced understanding of criminal defense law and have a proven track record of achieving excellent results for my clients. Phone calls are cheap. Call me at 713-825-7540 for a quick consultation.


I have  been licensed to practice law in Texas since 1976, Board Certified in Criminal Defense Law by the Texas State Board of Legal Specialization since 1990 and have consistently delivered winning results for clients charged with offenses ranging from DWI to Capital Murder over the course of my career. 


I am admitted to practice in the Federal Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States. I am well schooled in the trial of cases in State and Federal Court and am zealous in the representation of my clients. I look forward to the opportunity to visit with you soon.


Practice areas


  1. Domestic Violence: 40%
  2. White Collar Crime: 20%
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%



Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

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  • Michael John Stone

    George is clearly one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Houston.


    Michael Stone Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Mekisha Jane Walker

    Mr. Tyson is highly qualified and experienced in representation of all criminal matters, State and Federal. He zealously defends his clients and achieves excellent results. He is one of the best attorneys I have ever known. I am proud to call him a friend an college.


    Mekisha Walker Criminal defense Attorney
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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2015
Board Certified - Criminal LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2015
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2014
Texas Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Texas Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2013
Texas Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2012
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2011
Texas Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Texas Super LawyersSuperLawyers2010
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2010
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2009
Texas Super LawyersSuperLawyers2009
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2008
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Chief Justice, Univeristy of Houston AdvocatesUniversity of Houston Law School1976
Chief Justice Honor CourtUniversity of Houston Law School1976
Chief Defender, Honor CourtUniversity of Houston Law School1975
Order of BaronsUniversity of Houston Law School1975
Order of BarristersUniversity of Houston Law School1975
Best Brief State Moot Court CompetitionState Bar of Texas1975
H Texas MagHouston Texas MagazineN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw office of George H. Tyson, Jr.1993 - Present
PartnerRamsey & Tyson1976 - 1993
Law clerkFulbright & Jaworski1974 - 1975
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme CourtMember1992 - Present
Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal LawMember1989 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember1976 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember1976 - Present
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal CircuitMember1976 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember1976 - Present
Houston Bar FoundationLife Fellow1976 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1976 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember1994 - 1995
Houston Bar AssociationPrison pre-release1992 - 1993
Houston Bar AssociationAdministration of Justice Committee1992 - 1993
Houston Bar AssociationJudicial Liaison Committee1989 - 1990
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationDirector1981 - 1982
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Duke UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Learn Trial Techniques from the MastersExpert Witnesses2004
Aggressive Representation in Criminal CasesExpert Witnesses2003