also known as Bill Stradley
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William “Bill” Stradley is a native Houstonian who has practiced criminal law in Texas for over 25 years. Bill is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, is AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named a Texas Super Lawyer.
When You Need Experienced, Personalized Legal Help.
Bill's primary goal is to make his clients feel confident in their choice hiring him as their lawyer.
His clients are typically people who don't just want his expertise but also want personalized, caring legal help at a difficult time in their lives. He excels at explaining what is really going on in a clear manner.
A former Harris County Assistant District Attorney and Chief Prosecutor, his practice focuses on helping individuals and businesses faced with difficult misdemeanor and felony accusations in both Texas and Federal criminal courts.
A large number of Bill’s clients are referrals from attorneys and judges who know his reputation for handling difficult cases. Due to his collaborative nature, he is often asked to work with other lawyers on cases where they need more manpower or specialized expertise.
Most of his cases involve people who have never been in trouble with the legal system before. If you would like to read an expansive listing of client testimonials from over the years, please check out his website's Testimonials Page.
Houston Lawyer Serving Texans for Nearly 25 Years.
Bill Stradley was president of his high school class at Lamar High School in Houston, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 1987 with an economics degree. He completed his law degree at the South Texas College of Law in 1990, excelling in the school's nationally recognized advocacy program.
Bill Stradley is on the Board of Directors for the Harris County STAR Drug Court Foundation located in Houston, Texas. "STAR" stands for "Success Through Addiction Recovery." The purpose of the STAR Program is bridge the gap between the criminal justice system and various forms of addiction recovery.
In addition, Bill serves on one of the regional area State Bar of Texas, Commission on Lawyer Discipline, Grievance Committee panels as one of the panel chairpersons. These panels process complaints that clients have regarding lawyer misconduct and determine appropriate discipline.
Please Choose Your Lawyer Carefully.
Whether you hire Bill Stradley or another lawyer, he wants you to carefully look at their actual experience/credentials and not ratings or advertisements. Great lawyering is critical to the best result possible.
The Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) was created by the Supreme Court of Texas in 1974 as a way to help consumers identify attorneys who are specialists in different areas of the law. The TBLS is the only organization authorized to perform this service to Texas consumers.
There are roughly 70,000 lawyers in Texas, but being a generalist may not prepare a lawyer to handle a specific area of the law. To date, there’s a little less than 150 Board Certified Criminal Defense lawyers in Houston.
Are there excellent Texas lawyers who are not Board Certified? Definitely. But often it is difficult, especially for a non-attorney to identify who they are.
Tips on Hiring a Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you would like to hire Bill or just get useful tips on hiring attorneys, please visit Bill Stradley's website. Most people looking for a criminal lawyer in an emergency have not had any experience in doing so.
The following links are useful, practical information on how to find the counsel that is right for you:
Bill knows that the process of hiring a lawyer can add stress to an already stressful situation. He can't get rid of that anxiety, but he wants you to feel at ease giving him a call. Please call Bill at (713) 224-5455. If your situation isn't the kind he handles, or he knows a better lawyer for your situation, he can try to steer you in the right direction.
Whoever you hire, please do not delay. Often hiring experienced, competent counsel right away, even at the accusation stage pre-arrest, can result in a better outcome.
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Bruce Beasley, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I've had the pleasure of working with Bill on a couple of legal matters over the years. Bill is a top tier lawyer with a heart for helping people that need it most. He has a razor sharp legal mind, cares about his clients and works incredibly hard to obtain the best results possible. He's also extremely personable, and that too ultimately translates into success for his clients. Quality criminal defense lawyers are very hard to find. If you're reading this review, you've found one in Bill Stradley. He gets my highest recommendation.
Lisa Andrews, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Bill is a top notch criminal defense attorney. He is a very well respected trial attorney because his juries trust him. He has handled many hard to win and complex cases and gets great results. I highly endorse him.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1990||01/19/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified - Criminal Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||1997|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|Texas Super Lawyer||Texas Best Lawyers||N/A|
|Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer||Criminal Defense Private Practice||1995 - 2014|
|Assistant District Attorney||Harris County District Attorney's Office||1990 - 1995|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Texas, Commission on Lawyer Discipline, Harris County Region||Grievance Committee, Current Panel Chairman||2013 - Present|
|Harris County STAR Drug Court Foundation||Board of Directors, Secretary||2013 - Present|
|Texas Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|State and Federal Criminal Defense Cases||Bill Stradley values client privacy and prefers no case information to be shared publicly. He has handled numerous serious State and Federal felony and misdemeanor cases over 25 years. Please call to learn more about his expertise.|
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|Houston Chronicle||"Cool modernist design inside a high-profile lawyer's office"||2013|
|Texas Bar Journal||"The Ultimate Houston Texans Fan"||2012|
|South Texas College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of Texas, Austin||Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||1987|
|Presentation to Stratford High School Parent Teacher Student Association||"Marijuana and Alcohol Laws in Texas: How They Can Affect Kids and Parents"||2016|
|Harris County Public Defender Office 5th Annual CLE Course||"Frequent Issues in Handling Sexual Assault Cases"||2016|
|Presentation to Memorial High School Junior Class||"Criminal Pitfalls: How Teens Can Avoid Trouble"||2015|
|South Texas Trial Advocacy Course||"Tips on Jury Selection"||2014|
|Houston Bar Association||"Handling High Profile Cases: Considerations When Dealing with the Media"||2011|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||"Jury Selection in Sexual Assault Cases"||2008|
|Harris County Public Defenders In-House Training||The Nuts and Bolts of Handling Sexual Assault Cases||N/A|