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Bashist M. Sharma

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

4.8   26 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 16 years
    Texas - TX 30 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Due to Register within 30 Days of Birthday Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2008
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2008

About Bashist

Learn Bashist’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    25%

    30 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Family
    25%

    30 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Immigration
    25%

    30 years, 2,500 cases

  4. Personal injury
    25%

    30 years, 2,000 cases

Location

Law offices of Sharma & Associates, P.C
14411 Cornerstone Village Dr
Houston, TX, 77014-1206

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  26 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Goo at letting you know what you need
This was the first time I used this law firm. They were great with getting my mother's green card renewed and making sure my husband got his permanent residency. They made sure our file had more than enough to get approved rather than not enough. They explained everything that we needed and why we needed it. Definitely working with them again.
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Posted by Dominika | September 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
We had an accident which wasn’t our fault, we lost our car, we had a lot of costs and problem but we won our case and they gave us money for lost car and medical care. thank this law office for good comunication, fast solution, managing all for us we didnt need to be worry about talking with insuramce company.
Posted by silvia | May 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Immigration Case
Great attorney and employees they really helped me alot in my immigration case they were always on top of everything. I do recommend them. Excellent Jod!
Posted by Kevin | March 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
My wife and I were involved in a car accident and were referred to by a friend. Everyone in the office was really helpful and they took care of our case and helped us with everything we needed. Highly recommend.
Posted by Jonathan | March 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Early termination probation case
Bashist M. Sharma did all my paperwork, he took care of the court procedures, and everything went well. He contacted with my Probation Officer and got all the information he needed. I highly recommend this lawyer for anyone with Criminal defense, Family or Personal injury case.
Posted by Amit | January 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family of excellent lawyers
Very friendly staff and great experience with Sharma Asso. Mr and Mrs. Sharma and Ms. Mala Sharma were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They handled our case effectively and in very professional manner. Highly Recommend !!!!!
Posted by Rodil | December 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration Matter
My name is Rodil. I would like to thank the Sharma Attorney for their excellent work that has been done in my case.
Posted by Thuy | October 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Law Firm
Sharma & Associates helped me get my DWI case transferred to Veteran’s Court. After completing their program, my case will be dismissed. It had been a long process but the lawyers at Sharma Law have been patient and understanding. Thank you for your hard work!
Posted by Jeff | August 14, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Personal Injury Lawyer
I was in a wreck with an uninsured motorist. I called the Sharma Law Firm on the advice of a friend. They were able to get me all compensation expected, as well as, a lot more I had no idea I was also entitled to. They also helped me to work through the collision repair process when i was dealing with an unethical repair shop. Great firm. I would recommend to others.
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, committed, and great staff!
I hired Mr.Sharma to handle my husband's complicated case. They showed up to all court's as agreed on our contract and they went above and beyond what I asked. Their staff is very helpful and they always find a way help out with questions regarding my case. If you do not know an answer to something or have doubts, the manager there is so comprehensive and nice and will contact you to give you insight on the details and clearly explain step by step what will happen. I cannot express how wonderful this family ran office is! Oh, and they keep their word... if they say they will be at court they show up and if they reset the case they will give you a comprehensive answer as to why it had to be rescheduled.
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Posted by Zulma | May 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Excellent Lawyer
I would hire Mr,Sharma in a heart beat.I hire Mr.Sharma to represent my husband in immigration case it was a very difficult case but Mr.Sharma did a awesome job clearing this case.I would recommend Mr. Sharma with eyes close.By the way not only does he deal with immigration but other case.
Posted by maritza | March 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent job
Very great service, since the beginning they were always so attentive and willing to help me. I will recommend Sharma and associates to everyone.
Posted by Navin Thakkar | February 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Sharma is great lawyer
I consulted Mr Sharma for an issue regarding a contract. His reading and explaining of the contract was just too good. He analysed the dispute issues and drafted the protective clauses making my contract perfect for my company.
Posted by Jimmy | February 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawsuit
I was engaged into a lawsuit concerning my business, I hired Mr. Sharma to represent me on the matter, and after a period of time he was able to resolve the matter out of court and with little harm done to my name. If it wouldnt have been for him and his staff I would probably still be dealing with the matter even today.
Posted by Marisol | February 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
I have been hired Mr.Sharma from different cases like car accident and divorce. He help me with my imigration process a day always was so honestly and clear. I am depply thank full with him and I truly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Real Estate
I consulted with attorney Sharma. He did great. Will definitely recommend him to family and friends.
Posted by Raj | November 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent service
gets things done and effective in communicating the progress.
Posted by Vijayanti | April 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Mr Sharma and his office staff is always prompt to help with any legal issues. We have dealt with them regarding immigration and real estate matters and they always deliver in a timely manner. Their kindness and professionalism is unmatched and appreciated. They have assisted our children, and also our friends across the globe who was starting a business in the USA for the first time. They are truly concerned and passionate about helping others.
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Posted by Maritza Amaya | April 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
immigration matter
Very grateful to have found Sharma and associates law office, they have been very helpful and polite since the beginning of my violence against women act cases (vawa). I personally had lost faith, but they were always so positive about it, and did everything in their power to help me. Months later here i am excited and thankful because of the law offices of Sharma and associates got my case approved i would recommend anyone for any legal matters.
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Posted by Sean | January 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Good Man and a Great Attorney
Mr. Sharma has been my family attorney for over 10 years now, and he makes the process of any legal matter a lot more bearable and understandable and always has great outcome on anything that he has helped me with. So I would and have recommended Bashist to all my family and friends. So he's not just a great attorney but he's a good friend
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008.

Reciprocal - Discipline issued in NY, 2008
updated on 01/17/2017

This means that the attorney's misconduct in another state, or jurisdiction, also violated the rules for practicing law in New York.

Bashist's comment: “No good deed goes unpunished. Over 12 years ago, I won a (very reduced fee) case for this person. The other party was ordered to pay some attorney's fees. 4 years after the case finished, this person filed a grievance against me. I agreed to accept a reprimand because of a technicality (my office manager placed the fees in the wrong account). I did nothing wrong.”

Fully Probated Suspension issued in TX, 2008
updated on 01/17/2017

Fully probated suspension means an attorney is technically suspended but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities during the suspension to make sure that he or she does not repeat the behavior.

Bashist's comment: “There is only one discipline. New York also listed the same grievance when I obtained a NY license”

Work Experience

  • Senior Attorney and Owner
  • Sharma & Associates, P.C.
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • University of Oklahoma
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1993
  • University of Houston
  • Bachelor of Science in Economics
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • CRIMINAL DEFENSE
  • won probation

Associations

  • Cornerstone Community Association
  • Director
  • 2005 - Present
  • Houston Lawyer Referral Service
  • Director
  • 1994 - Present
  • Latin American Chamber of Commerce
  • Director
  • N/A
  • Indo American PAC
  • Director
  • N/A
  • Asian American Coalition
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Asian American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • NY Bar Associatoin
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Texas Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Northwest Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2013 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Lead Counsel
  • Lead Counsel Review Board
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Award
  • State Bar of Texas
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Faculty of Federal Advocates
  • Workers Compensation in Texas
  • 2018
  • Introduction to Deportation Proceedings and the Refugee Admissions Process
  • Immigration
  • 2016
  • Importance of Jury Duty
  • Jury Duty
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (0)
Endorse Bashist
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know him to be experienced in criminal defense as well as immigration law."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer. In full disclosure, Bashist is not only a fellow attorney but my father-in-law. He is a wonderful father-in-law to say the least. That said, having watched Bashist in action on numerous occassions, I can confirm he is an even better attorney."
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Houston Criminal defense Lawyer Bashist M. Sharma
Bashist M. Sharma
Criminal defense Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 30 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008. See details