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Paul Brian Kennedy

DUI and DWI Attorney at Houston, TX

4.2   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2005
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Houston DWI Attorney Paul B. Kennedy believes each case is unique and cannot be handled with a "cookie-cutter" defense. Attorney Paul B. Kennedy will tailor the defense to meet your desires and the facts of the case.


Houston DWI Attorney Paul B. Kennedy understands that no one intends to be arrested for drunk driving; but once that officer smells alcohol, an ordinary traffic stop suddenly becomes a DWI stop.


A wrongful DWI arrest can turn your life upside down. Houston DWI Attorney Paul B. Kennedy is here to get you through the process, to defend your rights, to save your driver's license and to restore your reputation.

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Paul Brian Kennedy
811 Heights Boulevard
Houston, TX, 77007

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4.2 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
Posted by Patti Moses | October 7, 2009
Paul is a great lawyer!
Paul is very knowledgeable and responsive to our legal needs. He has always been fair and upfront about the legal issues we have. I highly recommend him to help with any legal need anyone has. He gets the job done! Paul has handled a variety of legal issues for us; eveything from traffic tickets to criminal matters.
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2009
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I'am pleased of being represented by Paul B. Kennedy
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2009
Great Job! Thanks Paul
It was a pleasure doing business with this attorney. He always made me & my husband feel informed & provided great lines of communication. Thanks Again!
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2009
I had the distinct privilege of seeing my lawyer in action before ever having to hire him. I was a juror and he was the defendant's lawyer on a DWI case. I remember thinking to myself...if I ever have to go through this unfortunate process...I would want this guy to represent me. Well sure enough, unfortunately I needed his services not even 3 months after being a juror. As a young college graduate, I wanted to hire someone I could feel comfortable and confident with. Paul Kennedy was the right guy. I went to his informative website and called him on the phone to schedule an appointment. He even has his cell phone number on his business card. When I first met with him in person, he was very cordial and I never felt like he was trying to rush me out of his office. He always answered my emails and phone calls. He handled everything so professionally. He walked me though the whole complicated process. I was very impressed and pleased by his performance. He got my case dismissed due to his relentless efforts on my behalf. His fees are fair. He is an all around great lawyer and good guy to know. I definitely recommend his services to anyone in need of a great lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2014
No nonsense and effective
I first hired Paul in 2012 to assist me with a criminal case which he represented me. Subsequently I hired him for 2 additional cases that were both criminal matters the latest one being only a month or so ago. In all 3 of my cases he was able to guide me and represent me where I have no criminal record at all. Paul is no nonsense and can sometimes come across as rude or non apathetic but he does care and will work hard to defend your rights. Lastly, Paul does not charge an arm and a leg and for repeat offenders such as myself he does cut you some big time slack on his rates. Thanks Paul!!
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Posted by Cayla | August 4, 2023
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HORRIBLE. Verbally abused his clientele. Unprofessional and as unmotivated as they come. He only cares about money and will argue with you over everything. I suggest not to waste your time and RUN! Sad I wasted a penny on this pathetic excuse for an attorney. I would be suprised if he paid people or wrote himself any good review that has come his way.
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Law Clerk to Brian Chandler
  • Ramey, Chandler, McKinley & Zito, P.C.
  • 2002 - 2006


  • South Texas College Of Law
  • J.D
  • 2005
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. D.M.
  • D.M. pled guilty and received a 5-year sentence.
  • State v. J.L.
  • Conviction was vacated.
  • State v. F.B.
  • Case was dismissed.
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  • State Bar College
  • 2008 - Present
  • Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2005 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2nd Place, Legal Writing Contest
  • State Bar of Texas, International Law Section
  • 2005


  • Currents: International Trade Law Journal
  • Watching the Clothes Go Round: Combating the Effects of Money Laundering on Economic Development and International Trade
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Community outreach to immigrant parents
  • Basic rights following an arrest
  • 2009
  • Memorial High School
  • The Importance of Jury Duty
  • 2008
  • Houston Municipal Justice Bar Association
  • Jury Selection
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

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DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know for a fact that he fights hard for all of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the opportunity to help Paul try one of his DWI cases, and was impressed by his demeanor and knowledge. He is passionate about his work and the injustices of the system, and worked hard to get a great result for his client. I would send clients his way without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul's knowledge of the law is only matched by his tireless work ethic. I have personally learned a great deal from him and am impressed by his dominion over the justice system."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul Kennedy knows the law and knows how to use it to the benefit of his client. I practice criminal defense, but I trust Mr. Kennedy with my personal family law needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is one of the most aggressive and thoughtful criminal defense attorneys I know. I highly recommend him for all criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul Kennedy is a zealous advocate for his clients. He also keeps up to date on current events and maintains a fantastic blog - educating the public and attorneys alike on issues of interest. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer Paul is a warrior. He is well respected, he fights for his clients, he stands up for the rights of american citizens, and he is a man of high integrity. He is one of the best lawyers in the state."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Paul is a caring, zealous lawyer who fights for his client's best interest and is very knowledgeable of the law. I highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am pleased to endorse Paul Kennedy as a criminal defense and DUI/DWI lawyer. I know Paul primarily through his criminal defense work in Galveston County, Texas and his participation as an officer of the Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association. Paul goes the extra mile for his clients and obtains excellent results on their cases. I would recommend Paul to anyone needing a criminal defense attorney in the Houston-Galveston area. Mark J. Kelly"
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