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Cory Julien Roth

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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  1. Criminal defense
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    Attorney Cory Roth has a five-year track record of aggressively, passionately, and successfully representing people accused of breaking the law. He is smart, efficient and effective with many dismissals and not guilty verdicts to show for it.

    11 years

Attorney Cory Roth is a knowledgeable, aggressive and experienced criminal defense attorney with a proven track record of success.  My results are amongst the best in Harris County. From the moment you walk into our office, we treat your case with respect and work it up as if we are going to take it to trial. Any other method is a recipe for failure. I regularly get my clients cases dissmissed and far more often than not, I win not guilty verdicts in trial. Behind the scene, we make every attempt to interview every witness. We dig for evidence that the prosecutors don't care to look for. We prepare, prepare and prepare some more. Our goal is to get you the best result possible. 

 

Sample Results:

  • NOT GUILTY -- Attorney Cory Roth secured an acquittal in an Assault Family Violence case in Harris County where 4 witnesses, including 2 police officers claimed they saw Attorney Roth's client beating his girlfriend in the middle of the road. Attorney Roth was able to attack the credibility of each witness; get one of the cops to admit he did not see any hands actually land on the complaining witness; and, convince the jury that the blood was in fact his client's.  The jury returned a not guilty verdict after only 17 minutes of deliberation.
  • NOT GUILTY -- Attorney Cory Roth secured an acquittal in an Assault Family Violence case in Harris County where his Client's tenant, who claimed to be a family member, told the police that her landlord assaulted her.  The jury returned a verdict finding the defendant not guilty after about 10 minutes of deliberation even though Attorney Roth's client admitted to kicking his tenant in the chest. 
  • NOT GUILTY -- Attorney Cory Roth secured an acquittal and dismissal in a Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Dangerous Drugs case in Brazoria County.  Attorney Roth's client was pulled over in a company truck for having a license plate light that was not working. The police found an ounce of marijuana in a backpack near the client and prescritpion pills in the center console. The jury returned a verdict finding Attorney Roth's client not guilty in 45 minutes.  The jury noted that while the weed was probably the client's, the prosecutor didn't satisfy her burden of proof by linking him to the drugs. 
  • NOT GUILTY -- Attorney Cory Roth secured an acquittal in felony Solicitation of a Minor trial in Montgomery County. The prosecutor claimed that Attorney Roth's client pulled to the side of the road to offer a ride to a girl walking alone at night and asked her for oral sex because getting out of his truck and chasing her down. Attorney Roth was able to expose the incomplete investigation and show the jury that the complainant may have been justifiably spooked, but that she had plenty of reasons to lie in order to get her father's love and attention. 
  • NOT GUILTY -- Attorney Cory Roth helped another attorney secure a not guilty verdict in an Indecent Exposure case in Harris County where the prosecution alleged that the defendant masterbated in the Whataburger drive thru. Attorney Roth's theory that the defedant's penis was too big to be put back in his pants as quickly as it had to have happened helped the jury acquit the defendant. 
  • NOT GUILTY -- Attorney Cory Roth was able to convince a jury to find his client not guilty of public intoxication and convince the proseuctor to dismiss the failure to identify charge. The police were called out to a Sugarland Whataburger (where they were eating) in reponse to a call about a man urinating in public on a freezing night. Attorney Roth demonstrated to the jury that the police did not perform an tests that would allow them to conclude his client was intoxicated. 
  • DISMISSAL -- Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant
  • DISMISSAL -- Assault Family Violence
  • DISMISSAL -- Theft
  • DISIMSSAL -- Resisting Arrest
  • DISMISSAL -- Evanding Arrest
  • DISMISSAL -- Motion to Adjudicate Guilt in Assault Family Violence
  • DISMISSAL -- Possession of Controlled Substance
  • DISMISSAL -- Unawfully Carrying Weapon
  • DISMISSAL -- Possession of Controlled Substance 
  • DISMISSAL -- Driving While License Invalid
  • DISMISSAL -- Interfering with Duties of Public Servant
  • DISMISSAL -- Trespassing
  • DISMISSAL -- Possession of Marijuana in a Drug Free Zone
  • DISMISSAL -- Failure to Identify
  • DISMISSAL -- Assault Bodily Injury
  • DISMISSAL -- Criminal Mischief 
  • DISMISSAL -- Felony Theft
  • DISMISSAL -- Terroistic Threat
  • DISMISSAL -- Carrying a Handgun in a Motor Vehicle
  • DISMISSAL -- Escape
  • DISMISSAL -- Failure to Stop and Give Information

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Location

Cory Roth Law Office
5300 Memorial Drive, Suite 750
Houston, TX, 77007

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Reviews

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Posted by Joe | October 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He brought back hope when there wasn't any
When Mr Roth was put on my case I previously dealt with 3 different lawyers that got me nowhere and my cases were about to be 3 years old. I was in county for months with no bond and the first day he became my lawyer he got me a bond right away. He asked me to come to his office and so we could come up with a plan to fight back against a judge and prosecutor who were dead set on making me sign for 8 yrs. Long story short , I ended up getting moved to a new court and Mr Roth skillfully seized the opportunity and got me out here now and not in jail with a fresh 8 yr sentence.
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Posted by Whitney | June 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Case
Cory was a very good attorney to work with. I had a case that was almost 5 years old that the county filed but never did anything with. I was arrested in august 2021 from a warrant that we didn’t know about and finally June 2022 went to pre trial and my case was dismissed! Cory really fought for me! I would definitely recommend him and use him again if I need to! Thanks Cory!
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Posted by Aryn | October 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This is who you hire!!
I had serious criminal charges, let me rephrase. I had a habitual offender situation to go up against and Cory knocked it out the park. Got both misdemeanor and felony charges thrown out with his expert knowledge and aggressive approach. Cory not only beat my charge but he did so with the swag of a 30 year vet. You can tell when your attorney knows how to do it. I bet 25 years of my life on him and I would do it again. Without hesitation. 5 stars isn't enough. Thank you Cory. If you have criminal charges of any kind. HIRE CORY ROTH!
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Posted by Andreah & Carlos | February 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Did everything he said he would do! (and more)
Cory was one of the only lawyers we hired that actually took the time to listen to everything I had to say and the story I had to tell. I had talked to lawyers that told me "Man, you're just going to go to jail." and Cory never once said that. He always gave me advice and was looking out for me not only legally but in personal life too. Being young and accused falsely, I had a very negative view of the situation I was in but he really helped me to keep my head up and advised me to do certain things and enroll in specific programs that would benefit me and that the judge would recognize in a positive light. I am forever grateful for the way Cory believed in me and his efficient, effective, yet very compassionate way of handling my case. When he says he knows a judge he does... and when he says he can do everything to help you - he will. I was even struggling with money with my roommate for a while and he let us make late payments so we could survive. He has a big heart and a wise mind! You will not regret hiring him!
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
We hired Cory for our son's case. He did what he said he would. That goes a long way for me. I would hire him again if needed.
Posted by Henry | December 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and Swift
Extraordinary customer service, and patriotic support. I needed help with an unjustified charge. Being a caretaker and a disabled veteran, Mr Roth worked with my situation and was able to get my fees reduced to a fraction without any hassle. I highly recommend his firm, very professional.
Posted by Jason | December 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good risk, good attorney
I had some unpaid tolls due to my busy life, incompetent bureaucrats, and little concern for customer service from the toll road organization. This resulted in outlandish fees over a few dollars worth of tolls. While clearly oversubscribed (most capable people are to a degree), Cory got the job done. I got a usefully reduced settlement and can get down the road. Though I hope I do not need him again, if I do, I will call Cory Roth first and trust him as a capable and honest attorney...a rarity in these times.
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Posted by JOSHUA ADAM MASON | December 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do you want to go to home or go to JAIL
Bottom Line if you need an attorney that will have your back through the entire process. An attorney that will go above and ....beyond what is required. I came into this with every other lawyer telling me that I had no chance of winning this Trial. He put in months of effort and kept my spirits high. At the very moment I was ready to give up He called me to his office and simply said relax. So I did and I left my freedom in his hands. I showed up to court today expecting jail time. Instead My attorney looked back at me with a smile and whispered case dismissed. My advice to anyone looking for an attorney that will go above and beyond his call duty to get you the deal that you deserve. WELL DON'T HESITATE CALL CORY ROTH. YOU HAVE MY WORD HE IS THAT RARE ATTORNEY THAT ACTUALLY IS IN IT FOR YOU, THE CLIENT, AND NOT THE STATE OR THE MONEY.
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Response from Cory Roth December 21, 2016
Thank you very much. I am very honored that you trusted me to help you and your family with this case. For anyone that wants to read a short blog article about this case, you can read it here: http://criminaldefenseattorneyhouston.com/2016/12/10/illegal-search-felony-pcs-case-dismissal/.
Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Outcome
I needed a lawyer on short notice for my son's toll violations. They were rediculously large. I knew I found the expert when Cory got the hearing reset because the court wasn't being sympathetic that day. When we went back Cory was able to reduce the fines by 65% and get a manageable payment plan for the remaining amount. I will hire Cory again in the future because he really does have the clients best interest in mind.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best and brightest.
I worked as co-counsel with Cory on some tough cases, and he helped me win a great result for my clients in each instance. I keep coming back to him because he know's what he's doing and I can trust him to be honest. He's your guy.
Posted by John | December 21, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fought the Toll Road Authority for us
My wife and I had a card cancelled due to fraud 2 years ago. We incurred some violations on some of the toll roads. We visited the EZ Tag store and settled the violations. A year and a half later we received certified mail that we were being sued for violations that were somehow missed. The firm representing the Toll Road Authorities told us we had no option but to pay the outlandish $3,000 they were charging for $100 in tolls. Thank goodness for Cory Roth. For an incredibly reasonable rate Cory represented us against the Toll Road Authority and saved us in excess of 75%. The toll road authorities are bullies that require us to pay to get where we need to go and we do so willingly. When they come back around and take advantage of citizens you need someone experienced in your corner. Cory Roth has countless cases where he has fought and won for others as he did for my wife and I. Do not hesitate to reach out to him, it would be a costly error.
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Posted by Brayan | September 24, 2015
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Possesion
He was excellent from the very begging to the end of my trial. He was a huge help for me in the case I knew I couldn't handle alone. Im so glad he accepted to be my attorney.
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2015
From a Juror That Was On One of Cory's Juries
Mr. Roth, My name is Larry. I was one of 6 jurors that sat on your possession trial yesterday. I wanted to send a quick note to thank you for the time and effort you spent leading to yesterday’s events. While we were not able to hear the entire case it was clear from the beginning that the prosecution was unprepared. I am not sure what happened during handlebars testimony that lead to the dismissal, but I am glad there are young and hungry defenders like you in Harris County. I do not fit the same demographic your client does, but it has become clear even to me that some members of our society do not get the same treatment as others by law enforcement. However, I am not willing to place the entirety of the fault for this situation on our police force alone. I think your ilk are the only opposition to oppressive situations such as this and unchecked am sure it would spread to every citizen. I am certain that without a man (or woman) like you putting the man hours in your client would not have fared as well as she did. Congratulations. I can sleep more soundly knowing there are people like you fighting this fight so I do not have to. Thank you.
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Posted by Courtney | July 7, 2015
THE BEST LAWYER!!!!!!!!
I have been dealing with a case for a year and Cory had got it dismissed. He is a good lawyer, he is very responsible, intelligent, and a fighter for his client. I well recommend him to other people. Thanks a lot Cory.
Posted by Amy | June 4, 2015
"HE'S THE MAN FOR THE JOB" TWICE TO BE EXACT!
I was highly satisfied with the work he has performed regarding my criminal case. My case was dismissed without having to go to trial. I was very confident in taking this case to trial using Mr.Roth as my attorney. He was the third attorney i retained regarding the matter, firing the other two. Basically upon arriving at his office the first time explaining the situation before leaving i was told to leave my worries in his office they were now his worries. That being said is what i was capable of doing because of the feeling of confidence I had speaking to him. I retained him twice with both outcomes successful leaving me very satisfied. "WELL DONE"
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2015
PoM with recent priors dismissed pre-trial
Cory represented me in a possession of marijuana (0-2 oz) case that I felt should have never happened. Initially, prosecutors wanted me to have time served, which was not what I had in mind at all. I wanted to take this to trial, but I know going in there with an incompetent lawyer would have exposed me to risks worse than a time served sentencing. Cory told me he was trial-ready, and I can say he definitely was. He was professional, knowledgable, and courteous. At pre-trial, Cory had my case dismissed which was exactly what I wanted. Ultimately, Cory represented me effectively and didn't allow the prosecutor to have their way.
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Posted by Audrey | November 5, 2014
Great Service, Professional and Personable
Cory helped my son with a non-disclosure case. He made us feel very comfortable and he always kept us informed. He treated us with respect and explained all of our options. He is very honest and dependable. I highly recommend Cory to anyone who wants their case handled as if it was his only case.
Posted by Stephen | October 29, 2014
Great service and attention to my case
Cory Roth defended me in a assault case and he was able to get me a dismissal and only accept a class c misdemeanor in a family violence case with injury involved. The thing I was most impressed with was his personal attention to my case and how he kept me so informed every step of the way. This young lawyer is going to get more and more clients with this type of service. Please feel comfortable choosing Cory as your attorney for your next legal need.
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Posted by Derek | October 28, 2014
Highly Recommend
Cory Roth is a kind, considerate, and compassionate person. He was very knowledgeable and always kept me in the loop of what was going on, even after everything was said and done he followed up on everything he said he would, and treated me as a person. I would definitely recommend him to anyone, and am very grateful for his help.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Cory Roth Law Office
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Clerk
  • Harris County Public Defenders Office
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Clerk
  • The Ammons Law Firm
  • 2012 - 2012

Education

  • Nova University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2013
  • The University of Texas at Dallas
  • B.A.
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Assault Family Violence
  • Not Guilty
  • Public Intoxication and Failure to ID
  • Not Guilty
  • Possession of Marijuana and Dangerous Drugs
  • Not Guilty and Dismissal
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Associations

  • Anti-Defamation League
  • Glass Leadership Institute
  • 2014 - Present
  • Gideon's Promise
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Gideon's Promise Grant
  • Harris County Public Defender's Office
  • 2014
  • Book Award - Highest Grade in Advanced Trial Advocacy
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • 2013
  • Dean's List
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • 2013
  • Dean's List
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Texas Traffic Lawyers Association Annual CLE
  • Toll Road Violations
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (18)
Endorse Cory
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Friend
"Cory represented a friend of the family in a serious criminal matter. He fought for over a year on the case. In the end he prevailed and the family friend did not go to jail. He worked extremely hard and faced insurmountable odds. I am proud to call him a friend."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Of the many young lawyers who have submitted to my mentoring, Cory Roth is one of the best and brightest. He is sharp and hardworking. He is destined for greatness. I endorse him enthusiastically."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked under the supervision of Cory Roth on a few cases and I benefited greatly from his mentorship and street smarts. He has helped me a ton in the beginning phases of my career and I look forward to working alongside him for years to come in the Houston legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cory is passionate and results driven. He will put in everything he has to obtain favorable results! I endorse this lawyer fully."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Cory is a tenacious attorney who truly cares about his clients and gets excellent results. I endorse him and am proud to call him a colleague and a friend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cory will not stop working your case until you get your desired results. He has a passion for holistic defense and the drive to make any jury or prosecutor see his client's story. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Cory. He is a smart criminal defense lawyer in the Houston area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Coryi s an experienced, highly respected attorney who always represents his clients with the utmost of skill,knowledge and understanding.i can readily endorse him without hesitation or reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Friend
"Cory never backs down to a fight, is extremely knowledgeable in the law, and holds his client's interests as his highest priority. It has been my honor to know Cory over the past few years, and be witness to his many successes in and outside the courtroom. Cory has the discipline, courage, and personality that is required to handle your case, no matter how serious. He is a man of integrity and is a loyal, honorable, and dependable lawyer. If you are charged with a crime or need legal advice, Cory Roth is the lawyer for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Cory is a former student of mine who showed promise as a strong, young trial lawyer from the first day I met him. A warm heart with a strong fighting passion, Cory has developed into a true warrior in the courtroom that any client should be proud to stand with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"As my “co-pilot” in a recent trial, Mr. Roth displayed all the poise, intelligence, and skill the other attorneys have described in their endorsements. Mr. Roth stepped in as an eleventh-hour replacement for my second chair, and I expected him to do little more than take notes during jury selection and observe for the rest of trial. Soon after trial began, however I came to regard -- and rely upon -- Mr. Roth as co-counsel. I endorse Cory Roth without reservation."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cory comes from a long family line of great trial lawyers. He is the next generation of trial warrior. He has already proven himself to be tenacious and fearless in any County or court. Give him a shot, he won't let you down."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cory has gained a tremendous amount of respect around the courthouse in a very short time. Cory is both knowledgeable and a fighter; true qualities you should look for when hiring an attorney. Cory has a courtroom demeanor that is reminiscent of the great trial lawyers of our time. I endorse his work as a lawyer and a professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Cory is a bright, rising star in the defense bar. Cory is a dedicated criminal defense lawyer who truly cares about his clients. Beyond that, Cory is the rare young lawyer who cares about fighting the injustices found within the criminal justice system. While others talk, Cory stands up for the Bill of Rights. He's a good lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Cory has a wonderful courtroom demeanor and spot on courtroom instincts. He is a fine lawyer."
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