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George Hart Tyson Jr.

Domestic violence Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   8 reviews

also known as George Tyson

  • Licensed for 48 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1976
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About George

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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 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.

Location

Law Offices of George Tyson
2339 University Blvd., 3rd Floor
Houston, TX, 77005

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Posted by John | December 12, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He went out of his way
I had something come up, quite unbelievable to be honest, and really didn't know what to do or where to turn, since I had never been in this predicament. I made contact with Mr Tyson. He was out of town attending a funeral but he still made time to listen to me. The case is in San Antonio and he was very honest in that I should use an attorney in San Antonio. He said that if I didn't hear from him by 2 pm the following day, then he asked me contact him back. Well, he contacted me a few hours later with the contact of the top attorney for my case. George Tyson did something a lot of business don't do today, he went out of his way for me. Many thanks George Tyson!
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Posted by Jonathan | July 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Excellent
I originally contacted Mr. Tyson and asked him to review my case and give me an honest answer about what results I may have. I was charged with a 1st degree felony and every lawyer I talked to told me I was going to have deal with this charge heavily. Mr. Tyson predicted he could reduce my charge from 1st degree felony down to a state jail felony. Needless to say, and happily as well, he was %100 able to do so, I walked away with a special probation and had my felony deferred! I couldn't ask for a better result. He is also instantly recognizable in the criminal court building downtown. His case reviews are free and I've recommend my friends to give him a call if they run into an trouble.
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2014
Excellent Lawyer; He got me a full dismissal!
I retained Mr. Tyson this past spring to defend me on a criminal mischief charge. After reviewing my case, Mr. Tyson explained the legal process to me and what he would be doing. He also provided me up-to-date statistics on his trial and dismissal records. They were excellent. I told him that my goal was to have the charge completely dismissed. He assured me that there was no need to take any kind of deal with my case because outright dismissal should be doable. In order to do that, he explained, we may have to keep going to court until we got the desired outcome but that this was all included in the retainer -- the only additional cost would be if the case had to be tried. He did explain to me that there was a possibility the case would have to be tried if he couldn't get the prosecutor to drop the case otherwise and that this would be an additional expense. "Some cases just have to be tried." That being said, I was confident that had the case gone to trial, Mr. Tyson would have provided the best representation available to me. Now I am working with him to have this charge expunged from my record. All in all I would recommend you at least have your case reviewed by Mr. Tyson.
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Posted by Brian | November 22, 2011
Excellent Attorney, Wonderful person
This is an amazing person and a GREAT attorney. I have known George for a while. He helped me get a bogus DWI case dismissed. I would recommend this attorney to anyone who has criminal charges.
Posted by Robert | June 14, 2011
Excellent DWI Attorney
I had a brush with the law a few months ago while visiting Houston and was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. It was a pretty terrible experience, as I knew very little about the city. I called a few attorneys and spoke with them - all of them seemed competent and promising - however, after speaking with Mr. Tyson I felt like "this is who I need to use if I really want the NO BS, take care of this now kind of dwi attorney." (As an out of state guy, the DIVERT programs, etc., where not an option that locals have, so - and it probably really wan't like this - but I felt like it was all or nothing.) Mr. Tyson was able to get the case dismissed before going to trial based on a lack of evidence. I can't thank you enough for all of your help! Truly an excellent defense attorney.
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Posted by TOM | June 6, 2011
HIRE THIS LAWYER
IF I EVER HAD TO HIRE A CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER AGAIN, HOPE TO GOD, I WOULD HIRE MR. TYSON ANYWHERE IN TEXAS. I CANNOT IMAGINE A MORE COMPASIONATE, CARING AND COMPETENT LAWYER.
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2011
Outstanding Attorney
We hired Mr. Tyson to defend our son. He gave us a clear explanation of what we could expect of the legal system and kept us informed during each step of the process. Mr. Tyson answered all of our questions clearly and concisely and gave us excellent advice regarding our son’s case. During the course of the case, we learned that he is well respected in the Texas legal/judicial community. It is our feeling that the outcome of our son’s case would not have been as fortuitous with a less knowledgeable attorney.
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Posted by Tim | May 3, 2011
Kept me out of trouble!
I had an altercation with a subcontractor when I was building a house. The short of the matter was George Tyson helped me stay out of a court situation by giving me good sound advise and coaching me as to what to say to the law enforcement personel who were investigating the case. He difinately kept me out of trouble and saved me alot of time, money, and grief! Glad he was around! I definately will use him again if the need arises.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law office of George H. Tyson, Jr.
  • 1993 - Present
  • Partner
  • Ramsey & Tyson
  • 1976 - 1993
  • Law clerk
  • Fulbright & Jaworski
  • 1974 - 1975

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • Duke University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1973

Associations

  • United States Supreme Court
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Houston Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow
  • 1976 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Administration of Justice Committee
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Prison pre-release
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Judicial Liaison Committee
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Director
  • 1981 - 1982
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Board Certified - Criminal Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2015
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2014
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2013
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Texas Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2010
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2009
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2008
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2007
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2005
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2004
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2003
  • Chief Justice Honor Court
  • University of Houston Law School
  • 1976
  • Chief Justice, Univeristy of Houston Advocates
  • University of Houston Law School
  • 1976
  • Best Brief State Moot Court Competition
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 1975
  • Order of Barristers
  • University of Houston Law School
  • 1975
  • Order of Barons
  • University of Houston Law School
  • 1975
  • Chief Defender, Honor Court
  • University of Houston Law School
  • 1975
  • H Texas Mag
  • Houston Texas Magazine
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Learn Trial Techniques from the Masters
  • Expert Witnesses
  • 2004
  • Aggressive Representation in Criminal Cases
  • Expert Witnesses
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George is clearly one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Houston."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
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Houston Domestic violence Lawyer George Hart Tyson Jr.
George Hart Tyson Jr.
Domestic violence Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 48 years
Free Consultation