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Chris Denuna

DUI and DWI Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   127 reviews

also known as Edward Christopher Denuna


Licensed for 8 years

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About Chris

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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.

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Licensed for 8 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2014
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Denuna Law Firm, PLLC

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Posted by Jorge | December 9, 2021
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Excelent Lawyer!
I had a case of a suspended license and a DWI 2nd, Accident, 0.18 blood (over 2x legal limit). I was in a ver tough spot because I was looking for an excelent lawyer since I couldn’t afford having this in my record not only because it would my professional life but could of also possibly affected my immigration status. Than God I found Mr. Denuna, he is an extremely professional lawyer and is very good at what he does. We ended going to trail and he was able to get a dismissal mid trial!! Highly recommend!
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Posted by C.F. | April 9, 2019
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Best Lawyer in Houston
Mr. Denuna is one of the best lawyers in Houston hands down. He not only got my DWI case dismissed but he made me feel worry free during the 7 month span. If you need a lawyer you can count on and someone you can trust. Mr. Denuna is your guy!
Posted by Roberto | November 30, 2022
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Exceptional
El Servicio y la atención que me dieron fue espectacular , ellos resolvieron mi caso inmediatamente sin ningún problema. Me retiraron todos mis cargos sin tener que ir a corte , el mejor equipo de abogados que puede haber, ellos se encargan . Muchas gracias
Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2022
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Professional
Chris is very knowledgeable, confident, and professional. He responded to all of my questions and concerns before and during my case!
Posted by Justin | November 8, 2022
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Justin Quach
Chris Denuna is a wonderful person! He helped me out, dismissed my DWI case and expunged my record. He is a honest person and very good at communicating with you. He explained every detail about my case and how to solve the problem. Always on top of my case situation and will keep me updated about my case. Amazing attorney! I would put my trust in Denuna Law Firm. Thank you!
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Posted by Chris | November 4, 2022
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These reviews don’t lie! Chris is the guy!
After researching a dozen attorneys, I choose 5 to call and explain my case too. Chris DENUNA was the only attorney to ask the real detailed questions of my case that made me feel at home with his practice. He actually listened and questioned details. He was also 1 of 2 attorneys that made it clear they would go to trial if needed. Many attorneys would rather settle at the cost of the clients criminal record. Choosing DENUNA Law Firm was a decision I will always feel strong about. CHRIS GOT MY felony CASE DISMISSED. His communication skills were thorough and often. He responds to calls or texts promptly. If you want confidence in your representation, look no further than Chris DENUNA Law Firm. Thank you Chris!
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Posted by Elijah | November 2, 2022
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Above and beyond
Chris really went above and beyond for me. I was faced with a difficult case (Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon) with around 2-20 years potentially, but through his guiding and letting him take lead he was able to do what I thought was unthinkable. He was able to get it reduced to a dismissal and it being sealed from my record upon completion of terms. Truly grateful to him and the Denuna firm entirely!
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Posted by Jose A. Vanegas Jr. | October 5, 2022
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Jose A. Vanegas Jr.
I have never been in any legal trouble in my entire life. I know nothing about the justice system. All I know is right from wrong. From the beginning, Denuna Law firm made sure that they explained everything that was going to happen to the tee. Every question I had, they made sure to give me a correct and straight forward answer so that I understood the legal side of my case. I am not surprised at all that my case got dismissed. If you need any kind of legal help, they are the ones to go to. Thank you guys so much for your kindness and help through all this. Hoping not, but if I were to run into anything again, Denuna Law Firm would be the ones I would call to handle my case! THANK YOU!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2022
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A man of his word
A year ago I hired Mr. Denuna to represent me in a felony case. He promised from day one that I will not have to worry about anything and that he will get it dismissed, fast forward a year later he was a man of his word. Got that call saying “congratulations,case dismissed” I highly recommend him to anyone that’s in need of an attorney.
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Posted by Ronal | September 30, 2022
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Great attorney and even greater person!
Chris is the man! I hired him to take over my DWI case when my previous attorney didn’t move a finger for me. The moment you sit down with Chris you feel such relief. He is HIGHLY professional and cares about each and every client. After a few months of fighting my DWI case, I finally got the call I’ve been waiting for - CASE DISMISSED! I couldn’t be happier with the result.
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2022
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Knowledgeable, Affordable, and Reliable Attorney
Chris Denuna and his associate Beatrice Gonzales were very professional and responsive. From the very beginning, they listened very carefully to what I had to say and helped develop options and plans based on the situation; if dropping the charges didn’t happen. I was able to text or email questions and concerns and receive a response within an hour or less. I was fighting cases in two different counties (1 felony & 1 misdemeanor) in each. Yes, a total of four cases. Within a year Chris and Beatrice were able to get 1 felony dismissed and PTI programs for the other three charges which would end in dismissals once I completed a year successfully. All charges could also be expunged after completion of the program. They were very affordable with no hidden extra fees and payment plan available. I highly recommend them! Cases: DWI, Evading, 2 Criminal Cases Thanks Chris & Beatrice!
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Posted by Jeffrey | September 28, 2022
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Denuna Law Firm
I had the great pleasure of having Denuna Law Firm to represent me, and I couldn't have asked for anyone better. There was nothing short of professionalism; he was always honest and very communicative with me in every aspect at all times. He is the type of lawyer that will go to great lengths within the law in order to do what is best for his clients interest. Tenacious in his ways; nothing will impede him from getting the job done and for his clients to receive the best outcome.
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Posted by Israel | August 26, 2022
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DWI case dismissed!
Very attentive, nice, and my case turned out better than I could’ve hoped for! Got my DWI case DISMISSED & EXPUNGED! A great friend recommended me, and I am very glad he did, I will be sending everyone I know to Chris from now on, (I already have as well!) Chris is someone I highly recommend. I feel like he was looking out for my best interest and he earned by respect and trust. Chris is very reliable, gets great results for you, and makes it extremely convenient for you to continue with your work life and personal life while he works hard for you. All my court appearances were waived & I didn't have to show up once! Again! Highly recommended. I will continue to use his services for anything I need.
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Posted by Doug | July 29, 2022
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THANK YOU
We really appreciate all that you and your team did to assist our daughter during her ordeal. We are hopeful that we don't have to ever use your services again (for obvious reasons), but we would definitely recommend you if anyone we know has a need for them.
Posted by Some | July 18, 2022
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One and Only Outstanding Counsel and Advocate!
Chris Denuna ----DWI Defense Attorney---- If I have to describe him in one word, I will choose the term "DYNAMITE". Chris doesn't need any introduction. His Proven track record speaks for itself. I was charged with a DWI 2nd where the whole alphabet "D" of DWI was missing. His Pre-Trial Motions ( DWI MOTIONS TO SUPPRESS & MOTIONS IN LIMINE) were so strong and powerful, that Prosecutors were smart enough to dismiss this case, realizing that this case doesn't have required merits or potential for a Jury Trial. Therefore, the moral of this feedback is that, if you ever encounter any DWI, don't waste your time conducting research on the huge list of Attorneys in Harris County-----JUST RETAIN CHRIS DENUNA!
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Posted by Jesse | June 27, 2022
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The Best in Houston!
Chris is definitely the best in the industry. He worked with me for almost 2 year and was able to dismiss my cases. I had 3 felonies and since the first time I met him he made the entire process for me smoother. Chris definitely exceeded my expectations with his services. At any time I needed him whether it was the weekend or weekday he was always available to help me quickly and with such a high level of professionalism. I recommend him with anyone wanting to get their cases solved/dismissed!
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Posted by Cynthia | June 16, 2022
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Greatest Defense attorney EVER!
Mr. Denuna has a level of genius in the courtroom that I have never seen, and I have been a paralegal in the past. He was a powerhouse of skill, judgement, and perseverance. He destroyed the prosecutor's witnesses under cross-examination. I have NEVER had someone care about me and fight for me like he did. Pure dynamite in the courtroom. It took all of 12 minutes for me to be acquitted.
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Posted by Chris | June 16, 2022
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FIVE STARS
Chris helped me out w/my first DWI when other attorneys were already asking me to take probation. He fought with me the whole way and I can't be more pleased. 5 out of 5 stars!
Posted by Donny | June 16, 2022
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HIGHLY RECCOMEND
Chris Denuna is an amazing attorney and THANK GOD he is knowledgeable of the laws here in Texas. He told us what we were looking at and was precise every time, he handled my case accurately and on time. Always returned calls, texts and was always truthful and honest with us. I highly recommend Chris Denuna to anyone in need of a good attorney.
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Posted by Jesse | June 7, 2022
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2nd DWI
Chris and Beatrice at the Denuna Law Firm were truly amazing. I was accused of DWI and was truly hopeless with my situation. Chris and Beatrice showed incredible understanding, professionalism and a “never say die” attitude. They never wavered in the dogged intent to represent me in the strongest positive light. Chris and Beatrice were always there for me and they have a WEALTH of knowledge and true understanding of the law. I would always recommend them and I cannot say enough about these 2 “SUPER ATTORNEYS”.. THANK YOU BEATRICE!!!!!!! THANK YOU CHRIS!!!!!!!
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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

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

Awards

  • 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
  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top 10 DUI Defense
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Recognition for Excellence
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 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)
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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