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27 yrs defending against criminal accusations-misdemeanors thru felonies, & appeals & post conviction writs. I've worked with highly respected lawyers whose fees are significantly higher than mine, & I personally handle all cases for which I am hired. I've twice been named one of the top Lawyers For the People by HTexas magazine ( & am AV rated - the top rating an attorney can attain. My website: Call me for a free consultation.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    28 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 30%
    28 years
  3. Sex Crime: 15%
    28 years
  4. Child Abuse: 10%
    28 years
  5. Credit Card Fraud: 5%
    28 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

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  • Trinidad Zamora III

    Cynthia is a force to be reckoned with. Her knowledge of the law and processes makes her methods and strategies second to none. Her presence in the courtroom places the State's prosecutors on edge, because Cynthia will take the time to guide less experienced advocates through the smoke of prosecution. One would do well choosing Cynthia to be their voice.


    Trinidad Zamora Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Armen Gabriel Merjanian

    I have the pleasure of having Cynthia Henley as my designated mentor. I wouldn't be half the lawyer I am today without Cynthia's mentoring and guidance. She is a true believer who fights extremely hard for her clients. She knows how to beat cases and she routinely gets dismissals. I can't recommend Cynthia enough for you to hire her as your lawyer!


    Armen Merjanian Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Cynthia Henley

7626 E. Jordan Cove
Houston, TX, 77055-5053


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198808/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer for the PeopleH Texas Magazine2006
Top Lawyer for the PeopleH Texas Magazine2005
President's Outstanding MemberHarris County Criminal Lawyers Association2002
President's AwardTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Sole PractitionerCynthia Henley, Lawyer2000 - Present
PartnerSchaffer & Henley1996 - 2000
AssociateSchaffer, Lambright, Odom & Sparks1988 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Houston Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationPresident2003 - 2004
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationPresident-Elect2002 - 2003
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationVice President2001 - 2002
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2001 - 2005
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationSecretary2000 - 2001
State Bar of TexasMember1988 - 2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of HoustonN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1984