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I have devoted my adult life to preparing and practicing criminal defense law.  The time I spent as an Assistant District Attorney was to gain experience for my private practice.  My children have followed in my footsteps and as a result my son practices criminal law with me and my daughter is a prosecutor with the Harris County District Attorney's Office.  People often ask me when I plan to retire.  I say to them, "Why? I love working with my kids and I live for the everyday challenge of protecting the constitutional rights of the accused.  Advanced trial and people skills can only be developed thru years of of waging the good fight for clients in the courtroom. I have enjoyed my duties as Adjunct Professor of Criminal Law and Procedure at San Jacinto College and I take every opportunity possible to mentor young lawyers who are trying to learn our complicated and important system of justice. 


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%


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  • Michael John Stone

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    Michael Stone Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Kristy Blurton

    I had the pleasure of working with Sam Adamo recently on a very difficult case. He represented a client of mine, who was falsely accused by his spouse of Assault-Family Violence in the middle of a high-conflict divorce. If we needed his advice for maneuvering the sensitive matters of the allegation as it related to the divorce proceedings, he supported our team every step of the way. Our client was delighted with the results of his representation. Sam Adamo's reputation precedes him and I would not hesitate to recommend him in the future!


    Kristy Blurton Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Adamo & Adamo

3200 Travis St., 4th FL
Houston, TX, 77006


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197107/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Top Criminal Defense AttorneyHoustonia Top Attorney2015
Top LawyerHouston Magazine2015
Highest Rating in Legal Ability and Ethical StandardsMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 100National Association of Trial Lawyers2015
Top Criminal Defense AttorneyH-Town Magazine2015
Top 6 Lawyer in HoustonHouston Chronicle---Poll of Judges1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct Professor Criminal Law & ProcedureSan Jacinto College2011 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyHarris County District Attorney's Office1971 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife Member1990 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationLifetime Member1976 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1972 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1972 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationSpeaker Bureau2013 - 2015
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors2012 - 2013
Houston Bar AssociationSpeakers Committee2012 - 2015
Downtown YMCAChairman of the Board1982 - 1984
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Improper Relationship with StudentNo Billed/Dismissed by the Grand Jury
Interfering With Police InvestigationDismissed
MurderNot Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1971
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Houston Bar Association Speakers CommitteeImportance of Jury Service2013
Alief High SchoolPracticing Criminal Law2013