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Charles T. Ganz

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   17 reviews

also known as Charles Ganz, Law Offices of Charles T. Ganz


Licensed for 18 years

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About Charles

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As the principal of the Law Offices of Charles T. Ganz, with office locations in Houston and Coldspring, Texas, Charles T. Ganz focuses his practice on criminal defense, representing clients throughout the state. In addition to general criminal defense matters, Mr. Ganz devotes a substantial amount of his time to defending clients who have been charged with intoxication offenses such as Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Boating While Intoxicated (BWI), Intoxication Assault, and Intoxication Manslaughter.  Another substantial amount of time is defending drug offenses from simple possession to possession with intent to deliver.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Ganz has practiced law in excess of 50 different counties throughout the State of Texas, primarily in the southeastern Texas counties of Harris, Galveston, Montgomery, Chambers, Matagorda, Brazoria, Fort Bend, Waller, Austin, Colorado, Grimes, Brazos, Fayette, Washington, Walker, San Jacinto, Liberty, and Jefferson.   Mr. Ganz has traveled as far north to Parker County, as far west to Kerr County, and as far South to Cameron County.   For the right client, there is not a county in Texas too far to defend the freedom of someone in need. The primary law office is located in Houston.  Mr. Ganz also has an office in San Jacinto County on the family ranch.

Mr. Ganz received his Bachelor of Business Administration in business administration and management from Texas A&M University in 2001. After studying abroad in that same year, he received a Certificate in International Business from the Lowry Mays College & Graduate School of Business, now known as Mays Business School. Mr. Ganz then attended South Texas College of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2004. Admitted to practice in Texas in 2004, he spent more than eight years as a criminal defense lawyer at the Houston-based law firm, Trichter & Murphy, P.C. before opening the Law Offices of Charles T. Ganz in 2013.

Mr. Ganz is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, Inc., the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Beginning in 2008, Mr. Ganz was recognized as a ‘Texas Rising Star’ as published in Texas Monthly Magazine Super Lawyer’s edition.  Mr. Ganz has received the same recognition in 2010, 2011, 2012, and in 2014.  In 2009, Mr. Ganz was recognized by H-Texas Magazine in its list of “Top Lawyers for the People,” and in 2005, 2006 and 2009, he was named to that publication's list of "Professionals on the Fast Track."

 

As an alumnus of Texas A&M University, Mr. Ganz remains involved with his alma mater. He is a member in good standing of the Texas Aggie Bar Association and the Association of Former Students of Texas A&M University. As a proud member of the Fightin Texas Aggies Class of 2000, Mr. Ganz is an avid Aggie Football season ticket holder and member of the 12th Man Foundation.

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Houston Office (Primary Office)
Coldspring Office (by appointment only)
Licensed for 18 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2004
Updated 10/23/2022

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

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Law Offices of Charles T. Ganz
'Country Office' (by appt. only)
201 Lonesome Dove Lane
Coldspring, TX, 77331
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Posted by Whitney | December 24, 2014
Life Changer
I received my first (and last!) DWI charge in December of 2012 after a company Christmas party. I wrecked my car in the process and was given a blood test after refusing to blow. I received Mr. Ganz's information from a colleague and was told he was the best. I was not disappointed. He made me feel like I was his only client. Always on time, always available and a shark in the court room! He and his assistant, Dalila, are an amazing team. I had plenty of questions and they were always answered promptly, which helped comfort me during such a difficult time. I would recommend Mr. Ganz to anyone and everyone!!
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Posted by Ari | July 23, 2014
Exceptional Criminal Defense Lawyer- Charles Ganz
I had the experience of working with Mr. Ganz in my first years of being a paralegal. He conducts high-level business with his clients, always counseling and activity available. He is relentlessly thorough as he works each individual case with a knowledgeable approach. Mr. Ganz has an exceptional team that allots him to be one of the most outstanding attorneys in all of Texas.
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Posted by Samuel moran | November 15, 2021
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Very profesional and recommend
Mr Charles won my case it was very good working with him. He and his team are very professional .
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Legal Counsel
If you are looking for a qualified individual who will be honest and determined, Mr. Ganz is the attorney for you. He handled my case with the utmost professionalism and persistence. He made sure I was well informed at all times and answered all of my questions in a timely manner. Mr. Ganz really went out of his way to communicate with me to provide the best legal advice. I would recommend his legal counsel 10/10!
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2019
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Happy with the results, excellent service!!
In December of 2018, my younger brother was wrongfully arrested for driving while intoxicated. He had never been in trouble, much less received a parking ticket. When the arrest happened, it felt like the whole family was arrested. I am grateful we were referred to Mr. Ganz, as a family we all felt comfort in knowing we made the right choice in retaining him. Although it was a long ordeal we are happy with the results and my brother has his life back. He is a tough lawyer that will get you results!
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Posted by Craig | March 23, 2019
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Amazing outcome
My daughter was referred to Charles Ganz and I could not have been more than satisfied with the work that he did for her. He had a great game plan and vision that was able to get all charges expunged from my daughters record. Even when it did not seem like we had a chance to get here, he kept fighting for her. I would not consider anyone but charles Ganz.
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Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2018
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Very Grateful!
I was in a really bad criminal situation, my personal and work life were on the line. I talked to a few other attorneys before meeting with Mr. Ganz, but everyone seemed overpriced and lacked a sense of competence and compassion. Once I met with Mr. Ganz, he gave it to me straight, and provided me with peace of mind knowing I made the right decision in choosing him for representation. I am beyond happy with the results on my case. I would highly recommend him for ANY criminal situations in the state of Texas. I hope not to ever need him but in the event that you do, do not hesitate to go to him.
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Posted by Susan | June 29, 2018
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Excellent Lawyer
After much research and interviews with several attorneys, my son decided to go with Charles Ganz. He did not have a big web presence or high dollar offices, rather what Mr. Ganz offered was a realistic review of my sons case and the reassurance of a positive outcome based on his confidence to represent his case. My son interviewed other attorneys, some so called "Super Lawyers" who would rather go in looking for a deal than defend a case. Charles delivered on his word! If you are fortunate enough that Charles will take your case, you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Rosalyn | July 23, 2017
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Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle - Felony Charge
My son was arrested basically because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. It was a very hard time for us as he's young and just starting out on his own. We stumbled upon Attorney Ganz's profile in Avvo and was able to get a free consultation. After hearing of his past experience, we decided to retain him. That was the best decision we ever made! Attorney Ganz kept us in the loop and abreast of his progress with the court and he was able to show the court exactly what our case was based on and now we're forever thankful for him. He worked very hard to get the case dismissed and now my son is able to work again and regain his independence!
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Posted by Briana Balderas | July 21, 2017
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Compassionate & competent!
I can truly say Mr. Ganz is an exceptional attorney. He is not only passionate about what he does, but competent as well. He recently took on some very tough cases for someone very close to me, and the outcomes of everything surpassed my expectations. He handled everything very well and was always there to answer any questions or concerns I had. I was and still am very grateful to have him on my side.
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Posted by Nick | August 17, 2015
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Best possible deal
Attorney Ganz was hired to handle several related cases, one felony charge and three misdemeanors. After consultations with prosecutor, he achieved the result : dismissal of the felony and one misdemeanor. Some jail time was served prior to the pleas due to lack of funds for bail early on; therefore, no additional jail time was served; there was no probation, no fines or court costs to pay. Mr. Ganz was responsive to questions and fully explained the options. Attorney fee was reasonable, and family was able to pay on a schedule due to limited income. Hopefully it will not be necessary for additional criminal defense work, but if it is, our family would consult Mr. Ganz in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2015
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Best Lawyer of Ever!
Mr Ganz is a SUPERB attorney! He is so confident! What he did to me has no price. He save my life! I had a criminal charge and I could end up deported! After 4 lawyers and lots of money, agony, time... I met Mr Charles Ganz. He doesn't talk much. He doesn't have too! If you NEED A REAL LAWYER. IF YOU NEED A VICTOR... Go for him. I am so happy. He got my case dismissed today. And save my life. Many thanks for his assistant too. She is a very nice person! This lawyer is your best choice! 10 stars!
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2014
Highly Recommend
Mr. Charles Ganz represented me for a DWI charge in 2014. When someone is in need of legal counsel, for the most part, it isn’t a good situation. My Life became stressful, hectic, chaotic and definitely unmanageable. Mr. Ganz's compassion helped me eliminate a tremendous amount of stress, this coupled with his understanding and endless knowledge of the law eased my fear of the unknown and hopeless feeling. His dedication exemplified a magnitude of sincerity and confidence to find the best resolution within the law to fit my needs. He went above and beyond to help restore my dignity and sanity...I would highly recommend him and would hire him again myself if need be.
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Posted by Bonnie | November 6, 2014
Knowledgeable and honest - DWI
Charles Ganz represented me for a DWI arrest 11/2010. My outlook was grim. At the time a program he was very familiar with was available for cases such as mine that could eventually lead to expunge. He was honest and told me he could do his part from a legal standpoint, but there would be action needed on my part. I trusted him and felt he genuinely wanted a positive outcome for me personally. With his knowledge, diligence, positive associations with the legal community and my commitment to his guidance, my record is clear in 3/2014. Unfortunately, this program is no longer available. His character is impressive and his quality of law practice evident.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2014
Great Lawyer!!!
Charles helped me out of a DWI about 6 years ago, it took almost 2 years but every step of the way he kept me informed of everything, highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2014
Great Service
I got myself into a bad situation. Mr. Ganz represented me in a .14 DWI a few months ago. He was able to get my case dismissed and was able to keep me from losing my job and my mind. I highly trust him!
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2014
Outstanding Lawyer
My blood results were a .28 and I had no recollection of what happened during the arrest. I wanted to plea guilty, but Mr. Ganz insisted that we fight it because the police violated my rights and conducted a poor investigation. Glad I listened to him, he tore up the officers, made them look untrained, Judge did not allow the case to go forward.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Trichter & Murphy, PC
  • 2005 - 2013

Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • State of Texas v. Y.A.
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2017
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rising Stars
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers - Criminal Defense
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2015
  • 10 Best DUI/DWI Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Texas
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2015
  • Houston's Top Lawyer
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2015
  • Houston
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2014
  • Houston's Top Attorney's
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Nationally Ranked - Top 10 Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2009
  • Professionals on Fast Track
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Professionals on Fast Track
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2006
  • Professionals on Fast Track
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar
  • Administrative License Suspension Hearings
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Charles knows how to develop relationships and aggressively represent his clients. I would trust him with family."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is dedicated and does a great job for his clients. We worked on a case together where literally the client was so happy with the disposition she cried. I would recommend him to anyone! He seems as if is personally invested in client outcome. Way to go Charles!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Charles to be a talented and aggressive defense lawyer in this community for years. Any citizen accused of a crime would fare well with Charles in their corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Charles for several years. Recently I had the pleasure of assisting him as co-counsel on a DWI trial with a .19 BAC blood draw that came into evidence. His client had been stopped after HPD observed him driving between 120-140 mph. Charles fought for his client, the jury saw that and came back with a not guilty verdict in less than one hour."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend and endorse Charles Ganz. I had the opportunity to go up against Charles when I was a prosecutor and have worked along side him as a criminal defense attorney. He is one of the most respected attorneys in the State. He does an exceptional job for his clients in getting them the best possible outcome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Charles Ganz can work magic in and out the courtroom. He is persuasive, imaginative, and crafty. Charles gift as a lawyer is his compassion for his clients, and his ability to do things that benefit his clients that most other lawyers simply cannot do. When Charles announces ready, you can rest assured that he is well-prepared and willing to go the distance for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Houston Criminal defense Lawyer Charles T. Ganz
Charles T. Ganz
Criminal defense Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation