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Chris Denuna

DUI and DWI Attorney at Houston, TX

4.9   190 reviews

also known as Edward Christopher Denuna

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  • Licensed for 9 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Chris

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FOUR-TIME THOMSON REUTERS SUPER LAWYER RISING STAR AND DESIGNATED ACS-CHAL FORENSIC LAWYER-SCIENTIST. RANKED TOP 5 CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEYS FOR MOST NOT GUILTY TRIAL VERDICTS IN HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS FROM 2017-PRESENT, VERIFIED BY SHOWMETHEJUSTICE.COM. CALL/TEXT FOR FREE CONSULTATION 713.257.8889

I received my Bachelors degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2010 as a Division I student-athlete on a full athletic soccer scholarship. I then attended Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, NC, and was awarded my Juris Doctorate in 2014. While attending Charlotte School of Law, I was named to the Dean’s List in 2013 and 2014, participated on the Charlotte School of Law Moot Court and Mock Trial teams, received the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Trial Practice, graduated from the selective Charlotte School of Law Advanced Criminal Advocacy Program, and accumulated over 340 hours of pro bono service.

After my first year of law school, I clerked at The Law Office of Charles L. Morgan, Jr. in Charlotte, NC, and received my certification for the Student Practice Rule as well as my Third-Year Practice Certificate.

I was hired as a law clerk at Trichter & Murphy, PC, in the summer of 2013. After serving as a law clerk for two consecutive summers, I was admitted to practice in Texas in 2014. I am a member of the American Bar Association, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, the Houston Bar Association, and the Texas Young Lawyers Association.

I practice in Harris County, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Galveston, Liberty, Waller, Brazoria, Bell, Washington, Dallas, Bexar, Travis, and pretty much anywhere you need me in the State of Texas.

I pride myself in learning first hand as an associate attorney from some of the foremost legal authorities in Texas DUI/DWI Defense: Gary Trichter, Doug Murphy, and Mark Thiessen, and will aggressively, passionately, and relentlessly fight for my clients.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018
Client's Choice
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Location

Denuna Law Firm, PLLC

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  190 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Talisha | July 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
DWI Case
DISMISSED!! Is where I can first start this off at!! Chris was able to get my first ever DWI case Dismissed!! Even though I tested twice over the legal limit. This was a very lengthy process, took roughly a year and a half to complete but it was worth it in the end. I’m not go lie I had doubts and knew I was going to lose and I’m sure I was almost one of his difficult clients to work with due to me being impatient and scared. He was very reassuring no matter how many times I called, emailed or text that he had my back. He fought for me like I was family and I will forever respect him for that! Even though it was a long process Chris had the judge wave my court appearances so I literally only had to be there twice over the whole year and a half process! Now the price never changed, I was giving a set price regardless how long this case got drawn out he never had any hidden fees his price was his price ! He worked with me with a payment plan even when I was late or needed a little time to pay him he still worked with me and understood my circumstances. I hope I never have to call you again lol and I mean that in a good way but if your looking for someone that’s go fight for you he is the way to go! The reviews do not lie and I thought it was too go to be true but they were right! I will recommend him to ANYBODY!! Call him NOW!
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Posted by Francis | July 18, 2023
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3rd dwi
I had picked up 3rd dwi while I was still on probation on my 2nd dwi. The situation was looking very hopeless because I was looking at 5years prison time with TDCJ but Chris was able to work the prosecutor down when all hope was lost and he (Chris) got me 3years probation with no prison and my probation violation wwas dismissed. I got my freedom back all thanks to Chris. I will definitely recommend Chris to anyone that needs his service for the professionalism. Thanks Chris you the best
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Posted by Jared | July 25, 2023
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Hire Chris Denuna
Chris Denuna was a good experienced lawyer to work with. Very strongly helpful & fast at acting! I hired him for 2 seperate cases in 2 seperate County’s & that something most lawyers won’t do I Highly recommend him to fight for your freedom.
Posted by Matthew | July 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney In Houston
Chris was able to get my drug DWI dismissed. There was no probation, pre-trial intervention, or any other conditions except for court appearances in which he waived most of. He simply spoke to the DA and argued my case and they agreed to dismiss my charges. He did this all for a reasonable price with an affordable payment plan. Best Attorney Ever!
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Posted by Y | July 10, 2023
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Highly recommend
Like most people finding themselves in court, I really had no idea what the process would be like, but Chris really guided me through the process, turning what would have been a confusing nightmare into a breeze. I was honestly in disbelief at how simple he’d made the whole thing and it was quite a relief to go from an egregiously early curfew and no driving order to a few hours of classes for a dismissal. I attended only two court session, once to get all bond conditions dropped and once more for the dismissal. No joke, Chris would walk in, say a couple words, then we walk out with a great outcome. I don’t plan on needing it, but I’ll be saving his information.
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Posted by Stephanie | July 1, 2023
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Great lawyer
Mr. Denuna was an amazing lawyer from walking me through every step of the way to being very communicative with me. He tried his best to fight off my DWI and we successfully were able to get it dismissed and i am very appreciative of him for that. I was so scared in the beginning with the stress of finding a lawyer and i was recommended Mr. Denuna from a friend and i highly recommend him for your legal needs. HE WILL GET IT DONE!
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Posted by Alexis | June 22, 2023
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DWI AND CARRYING A WEAPON
I was struggling to find a Lawyer for my DWI and Carrying a weapon, so I had to find a lawyer as soon as possible, due to contacting and trying my best to get a lawyer, I came across Chris Denuna he was the only one that answered me on the first call and we were able to sit down and talk, due to him already there at the court house! I was so blessed to have him as my lawyer and he understood everything I was needing to get done! He is a wonderful person! He helped me out a lot throughout the year, DISMISSED my DWI, and carrying a weapon case and now we are expunging my record! He is a honest person and very good at communicating with you through email, text, and phone calls. He explained every detail about my case and how to solve the problem. He was definitely always on top of my case, court dates and will keep me updated. He is an Amazing attorney and I recommend him to anyone who is needing help and support! I would definitely put my trust in Denuna Law Firm. Thank you all so much for your time and support! I really appreciate everything!
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Posted by Sergio | May 14, 2023
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2 criminal cases
I hired Mr Denuna for two criminal cases one in Harris county and one in Forth Bend county. Both cases felony’s very tough cases Mr Denuna and Mrs Beatrice work very hard on my cases they got both of my cases dismissed to be honest they the real deal very hard cases I highly recommend Mr Deluna for any criminal cases beat in Harris county and reasonable prices thanks y’all Chris for y’all hard work .
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Posted by Armando | May 5, 2023
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Best lawyer in Houston texas
Thanks to Chris Denuna took good care of my cases. Wish I could give 10 stars, really upfront and great, professional lawyer to hire!!
Posted by Roberto | May 4, 2023
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Chris Denuna Awsome Defense Attorney
Chris Denuna is an awesome and the best criminal defense attorney!! He made sure I understood everything step by step. He calmed all my worries by answering all of my questions upfront, he was extremely transparent with the information he was giving me, and I highly recommend him for any and all legal matters. Any question I had he would answer with a phone call or via text. Highly recommended!!
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Posted by Stacy | May 21, 2024
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Felony case DISMISSED
Chris is amazing!! Wish we would have been using him all along in our past troubles. It was definitely an experience. He never gave up and he never quit. Always seemed positive and would say don’t worry we got this. 5 months of fighting which seemed like forever came to an end as he successfully got Montgomery country to dismiss charges!! Chris was top notch, professional and even on weekends would take time to speak with us on such a stressful situation. He got a felony case rightfully dismissed within 5 months. We are in forever debt with Chris and team. Thank you very much for all you do!
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Posted by Tamia baker | May 16, 2024
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Amazing Lawyer
Such an amazing lawyer! He’s gets the job done. The price you pay you won’t regret it at all, he’s worth every penny spent.. Very respectable, reliable and prompt. Just be patient and let him do he’s job you won’t regret it.
Posted by Mely | May 13, 2024
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Exelent Lawyer
I would like to recommend Denuna law firm, Chris Denuna helped my son with a Felony Super Aggravated Sexual Assault to a child case, and got it dismissed, from day one this law firm was very professional, in every step of the way, Chris was in communication with me. He is very professional and friendly at the same time, flexible hours to meet with him, he was always caring, being a very serious case, he represented my son so professionally that I am grateful to God for findings him, my son's life is saved. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking an honest, professional and understanding lawyer
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Posted by Matthew | May 1, 2024
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The Best Lawyer
I must say I had a great experience with Chris Denuna as my criminal defense lawyer. He represented me in my DWI case . With having a previous Aggravated Robbery conviction he was still able to get my DWI Dismissed. He is extremely knowledgeable. I admire his excellent representation. He is very honest , driven and has always provided a quick response. If you are looking for a great lawyer this is your sign . Please consider him to represent you . I can assure you, you won’t regret it !
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Posted by Matthew | April 30, 2024
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DWI & Unlawful carry of weapon
Chris was very professional and knew exactly how to handle my DWI case. I was worried if I was going to be able to get it off of my record due to the fact I had a fire arm in my vehicle at the time, but he was easily able to handle it and has now gotten the case dismissed.
Posted by Amanda | April 26, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
I can’t say enough about Chris and how much he helped my family. We hired Chris to defend my brother against a false accusation. He got his case completely dismissed and all charges were dropped! He was with us through every step of the process and answered all our questions and was available through the entirety of the constant rescheduling that happened. Chris is top notch and is an expert in his field. He cares about his clients and was a Godsend for us. I recommend Chris to anyone needing a heavy hitter in your corner for any legal issues.
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Posted by Kerrin | April 23, 2024
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Chris Denuna
Mans a killer he will find away to get you a good deal on whatever the case may be. Even if hes busy helping another client he will have someone to take of you .I’m a free man because of Chris. So if your lookin for a lawyer you found the right one
Posted by Armani Brown | April 22, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Was a little reluctant to hire Denuna for a theft case as most of his reviews were for DUI’s..all 5 stars I must add.. but after speaking to him I immediately knew I wanted an attorney with the tenacity he displayed… and when I say he did not disappoint..that is an understatement..he got my case completely dismissed in under 6mos .. I honestly was in disbelief like how did he pull this off?! The man is a beast in the courtroom! I hope i never need a criminal attorney again but if i do Denuna will be on speed dial ! Thanks for everything Chris! Beyond thankful!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2024
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DWI CASE DISMISSAL
Chris Denuna is a great lawyer who got my DWI case dismissed. He had excellent communication, instilled confidence in my case, and best of all - he resolved it. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a hardworking lawyer that will advocate for you and do what they can to give you the best outcome.
Posted by Taiwo | April 5, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Criminal Defense lawyer
The bottom line is if you want a hard-working, knowledgeable, empathetic, and supportive lawyer then look no further than Chris Denuna, from the jump he told me my case would dismissed and it sure did... He is the real deal.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Denuna Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Thiessen Law Firm
  • 2018 - 2019

Education

  • Charlotte School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2014
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Texas v. C.D.B.
  • DISMISSED
  • STATE OF TEXAS v. D.V.
  • NOT GUILTY
  • STATE OF TEXAS v. J.M.
  • NOT GUILTY
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Client Champion Award Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award Platinum
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Recognition for Excellence
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Recognition for Excellence
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top 10 DUI Defense
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys DUI/DWI in Texas
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys Criminal Law Attorneys in Texas
  • American Institute of Criminal Law
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • American Academy of Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Semi-finalist
  • South Texas Mock Trial Challenge
  • N/A
  • Best Cross
  • Buffalo-Niagara Mock Trial Competition
  • N/A
  • Best Advocate
  • 6th Annual Capitol City Challenge
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (8)
Endorse Chris
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the opportunity to sit as co-counsel in a DWI trial with Chris and he was amazing. More specifically, he was well prepared, knowledgeable of facts surrounding the case and science involved with DWI’s. After two days of testimony the jurors deliberated for 20 minutes and returned with a NOT GUILTY verdict!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Edward for a long time - he is a great trial lawyer. Almost unbeatable in trial!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've been lucky to know Chris for some time now and he is a fierce advocate. He works hard for his clients and his success in the courtroom is reflective of that effort. I enthusiastically recommend this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Chris works hard for his clients. He makes sure that they get every question answered and know exactly what is going on in their case."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I wouldn't have hired Chris if I didn't think he was an amazing lawyer. He's a competitor outside of the court room and inside as well. it's in his blood. He has studied and learned his profession well. That's why I feel lucky to have hired him. He's a strong worker, fantastic and creative mind and tenacious. He won't give up on your case. And if he ever gets in too deep, I've got his back."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is about as good as they come. I have enjoyed seeing his trial ability and professionalism first-hand. Anyone would be in a great position with Chris at their side."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is an excellent lawyer with a strong ethic. Very knowledgeable in his field and a highly effective litigator."
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