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Shahin Zamir

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

4.9   54 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Shahin

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Immediately after graduating summa cum laude from the University of Houston with membership in the Honor’s College, Shahin Zamir attended Texas Tech School of Law.  While there, Shahin earned the Henslee/American Jurisprudence Proof of Facts Research Prize and the CALI Excellence for the Future Award.

After graduating from law school, Shahin worked as an Assistant District Attorney, where he successfully tried over 30 jury trials to verdict.  During his tenure, Shahin coached numerous high school mock trial and moot court teams.  He also attended an invitation-only Trial Advocacy course at the National Advocacy Center, where many of the top District and United States Attorneys in the country are trained.

Once in private practice, Shahin was invited to become a member of The College of the State Bar of Texas due to his devotion to Continuing Legal Education.  He was also selected to attend the Criminal Trial College, which is a grueling week-long seminar geared towards mastering Criminal Defense trial techniques.  Currently, he handles a very active criminal docket which entails cases in Harris and contiguous counties.  He prides himself on always being prepared and always understanding the needs of his clients, which is the foundation of a successful defense.

On a personal note, Shahin is currently happily married to his beautiful wife, Beth.  A native Houstonian, he is a die-hard Astros, Texans, and Rockets fan.  In his spare time, he enjoys all kinds of sports activities and helping students with mock trial and moot court competitions.

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Shahin Zamir
1065 Gessner Rd., Suite 200
Houston, TX, 77055

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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Massih | August 31, 2019
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An Attorney Who Dismissed My Case And Was More Than Just Another Lawyer
One year ago today, on August 31st, 2018 - Attorney Shahin Zamir gave me hope and got me out of a mess I should have never been involved in to begin with. I was arrested for the possession of a controlled substance (a state jail felony) in northern Harris County, Texas. I had never been charged with a felony before, never even had a single conviction on my record, and now this case was about to change my life & turn me into a second-class citizen as well as destroy my chances of getting financial aid for college, of ever getting a home in a nice area, and most importantly, of ever getting a good job in my life. After my arrest and posting $100 bond in the county jail, I could never fall asleep for days on end, I had to go for a walk every 20 minutes to avoid going insane, and I felt my life was in jeopardy - all over getting arrested by racist cops who didn't care to let me explain my innocence and just wanted to throw in another person of color in a government cage and enforce the failed "war on drugs". It would have been one thing if the substance was mine, but it wasn't - which made the injustice of my arrest even more awful. The police essentially conducted an investigation in a shady manner, and acted like their wrongful ways were just a typical night of police work for them. It was absolutely disgusting, I was just another innocent man to haul off to jail before their lunch break in the country that incarcerates a quarter of the world's prison population in an extremely punitive system compared to all other industrialized nations - a racist and atrocious system that has its origins through slave patrols and extremely hierarchical structures. I looked on avvo.com for lawyers in Houston - and I had a bad experience with my first lawyer back when I was arrested last time (also my first time/another drug arrest that occurred back in 2013 when I was 18 in high school) who never showed up in court, always had paralegals show up for him, never answered the phone, and ended up getting me deferred adjudication for my misdemeanor drug charge even though it was my first arrest ever. However, Shahin Zamir was different. When I called him, somehow I knew from the very beginning of our first conversation this man would SAVE my life. The fee he charged was reasonable, he appeared more personal to me and wasn't just another lawyer upholding a fake 'professional persona' or a facade - he ACTUALLY seemed like a real friend and you could tell he was relateable to you and vice versa. I found that he knows some Persian as well, which made my mother and I more comfortable and confident in his abilities, since Persian people like looking out for other Persian people. Shahin never made any promises, but in the end, I knew that hiring him as my lawyer would be the best thing I've ever done. He answered just about all of my calls, reassured me he would do his best to represent me and made me feel okay. I thought my case would drag on but he got my case DISMISSED only a month after I got charged! I wasn't expecting that at all - when I walked in court and saw him standing there with a smile on his face, I knew deep inside of me that it was going to be good news, and it turned out to be the BEST news! Shahin, thank you for turning my drug case into a thing of the past, something I can look back at and laugh. Thank you for saving my life and listening to my side of the story. I hope this review helps people reading this who're looking for the best lawyer possible for the best outcome, because if your case is in the Houston area - I highly recommend hiring Shahin Zamir as he has excellent communication, a ton of experience, and connections with the opposing side from when he was a prosecutor. He is well-known!
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Posted by Jennifer | June 10, 2019
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Professional, Efficient and Effective
We hired Shahin to help with a case for a family member. He was extremely professional and gave us clear guidance on exactly what to do to get the case dismissed. I was very glad that we had him on our side during a stressful time! He kept us well informed so we knew what to expect. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Posted by Grace | June 4, 2019
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Professionalism Excellence
I'm not surprised that Mr. Zamir's reviews are at a high rating for I believe he does the necessary tasks to achieve what he says to a client when presented a case. I came to him for help and followed the reviews given to him from this page and as well as Google, I made the right choice when I followed the rest of the reviews given to him. I am truly satisfied with the outcome of my case and the professionalism that he has shown through his work. I felt relieved to see the confidence in his works which gave me a sense of relief when I saw him again in the courthouse. I highly recommend Shahin as a law professional representative.
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Posted by Lee | April 12, 2019
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Felony dismissal
I was facing a felony assault charge and Shahin was able to get my charge dismissed. He was always available for me to contact and if he wasn’t he timely returned my calls. He never sugar coated anything and told me all my options and road mapped me through the process. I would use him again and recommend him.
Posted by Randall | January 14, 2019
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Randall Simmons
This is a review for the truth. You want a lawyer that’s going to be real with you and handle your business like a pro. I had a felony conviction for strangulations 9/1/2018. Four month past and now I’m hearing the case will get dismissed as long as i take anger management. See before all this, i thought my life was over. I thought at the minimum i would have a misdemeanor, but instead i got a second chance at life. I’m 19 and i still got my whole life ahead of me so I’m glad i chose him.This is a perfect lawyer to handle any case. He really helped me get the results i desire and i thank God that he was my lawyer because no one else would’ve handled my case better. I can’t stress enough that I’m free and happy. I would recommend him to anyone so don’t make a mistake with other crappy lawyers . Start off with the best. Thank you Mr. Zamir.
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Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2018
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Shahin Zamir gave me my life back!
I called Mr. Zamir immediately after being being released from jail for a charge of Family Assault by Impeding Breathing. I was a nervous wreck and full of questions. He very patiently answered all my questions and made me feel comfortable that he would be more than capable and willing to help me. Within less than 24 hours notice, Shahin attended my first court appearance with me, and at that point I could tell right away that Shahin knew his way around the courtroom. He had a very confident disposition and knew all the prosecutors, the judge, and all the court staff. He was prompt in all email and phone communication throughout the entire process. What impressed me the most, was that he never promised me anything regarding my case, but assured me he would formulate the best possible defense strategy. He showed me the grand jury packet he created for my case and I was so proud of his work, I had to show it to my friends and family, who were also very worried, but was put at ease after reading the documentation Shahin was presenting. I was so happy when he told me that he had gotten my case THROWN OUT! He knew how much stress I was going through having a felony charge hanging over my head, and I could tell he was genuinely happy for me. I obviously hope I never need his services again, but if I did, I would hire him again with no hesitation. He gave me my life back! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a kind, hard-working lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2018
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Lifesaver!!!!
This guy is a lifesaver!! In July my partner was wrongfully arrested for a felony PCS for something that wasn't his. We were scrambling around trying to figure out what to do; we are both college students and I was really worried about how this would affect his future because we didn't want that to be on his record for something he didn't even do. He had a bad experience with his last lawyer so we wanted to find someone dependable. We had never worked with Shahin before but after talking to several lawyers, something told me that he was the one. It was a stressful waiting game up until the court date but Shahin made sure that all of our questions were answered and guided us through the whole process. He didn't make any promises and was realistic but I somehow knew it was going to be okay in the end. He is genuinely a good guy who wants to help people and is real with you. You don't see that with a lot of attorneys! On the court day he told us with a smile on his face that he talked to the prosecutor and was able to get the case dismissed!! You can't imagine how much relief that brought us. I highly suggest him for anyone who needs a good lawyer. Thank you Shahin!!!!
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Posted by Holly | September 5, 2018
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Amazing Lawyer
Shahin Zamir is a wonderful lawyer. I was charged with domestic violence and decided to hire Shahin. He was both personal and professional throughout the whole process. He handled my case with precision and care. Not only did he convince the prosecutor to dismiss my case, he also had them conclude that my "victim" was full of it. He was top notch and I would recommend him to anyone who might need his services. He was always there for me when I would contact him and was prompt in responding to any of my worries. He went above and beyond for me, and I can tell he sincerely cares about his clients. I was in tears when he told me the great news that my case was dismissed and gave him a big hug! I am eternally grateful for his representation and services. He's worth every penny!
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Posted by Mike | August 30, 2018
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Great lawyer if ever in need of one.
Our son was in a bind and looking at a long sentence due to past history. This time we felt he was needing our help since the reason for being jailed was over simple words and no actions. The court appointed lawyer had just said 25 years minimum so we started looking for help. Mr Zamir was a great help and toom care of getting our sons charges dismissed and had it all done in a timely manner. We will recommend his services to any friends and family needing a great lawyer. He is very down to earth and will go the extra mile to help. Thanks again.
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Posted by Noora | March 26, 2018
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Best one
I fully recommend Shahin Zamir, Me and my sister were very nervous about our case, but he always pushed us forward with his positive thoughts and handled our case very well... #Reasonable#TimePunctual#BestAttorney# Thank you Shahin.
Posted by Kay | February 27, 2018
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Best of the best
OMG! This is my fist time dealing with court in this type of way and Zamir made everything so must better, and made me feel so much better about coming to court. I had to go to court for a few mounts but it was worth it ... My Case is Now Dismissed ..... I recommend everyone looking for a lawyer.. STOP looking he is right here ... He is the best of the best...
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Posted by Jonathan | January 9, 2018
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Great Lawyer!
Mr. Zamir was prompt when answering my questions and always responded to me in a timely manner. He does what he says he is going to do, he was straight up with me from the beginning and was able to get my case dismissed!
Posted by George | September 15, 2017
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Great personalized service
Shahin helped me get my case dismissed for shop lifting. He took time to explain, always took my calls and gave me peace of mind. He is the right lawyer to handle any Criminal defense.
Posted by Lane | August 15, 2017
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Great lawyer
Badass lawyer very thorough and professional. He had my case dismissed, and i couldnt be more greatful
Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2017
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Exceptional Legal Services
Retained Mr. Zamir for his legal assistance. His outstanding knowledge of the the law and the legal system was exceptional. His professionalism and performance were of the highest quality in a recent matter that he was able to settle in a very short period of time. High recommendations for his ability to represent you for positive outcomes.
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Posted by Flerida Aleman | June 21, 2017
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Awesome attorney
I wanted to start by thanking Mr. Shahin Zamir after being charged with a felony I started looking for an attorney..Mr Shahin Zamir it's a very professional and knowledgeable making this whole experience less stressful for me then I expected. He kept me up-to-date with all that was going on with my case and from the start he knew and let me know what to expect throughout the case. I highly recommend Mr. Shahin Zamir to all my family and friends. Once again thank you very much Mr. Shahin Zamir for all your help.
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Posted by Carolyn | October 24, 2016
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Fantastic attorney
Excellent attorney, he handled my case quickly and thoroughly. Could not have gone any better, I would highly highly recommend Mr. Zamir
Posted by Relieved Client | February 18, 2016
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Steady Hand - Case Dismissed
Shahin Zamir represented me in a criminal misdemeanor charge that would have destroyed my life. Shahin gave me his focused attention from our first meeting. He guided me through the confusing legal process. Shahin arranged for my case to be dismissed. God bless you, Shahin
Posted by Alyssa | January 15, 2016
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Very Impressive
He got my case dismissed. He answered every time I called, he was always on time and always professional. He got me a great deal!
Posted by Jeanine | December 9, 2015
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Miracles do happen and now I believe in MAGIC!
Mr. Shahin Zamir represented me in my case for PCS. He is attention to every detail and stays on point with all the information he collects he can put together a solution! He is very compassionate and very professional. He wastes no time so do not waste his. My felony charge got dismissed! Thanks again Shahin Zamir!
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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

  • Principal
  • The Law Office of Shahin Zamir, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Tilton & Zamir, LLP
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2007

Education

  • Texas Tech University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Houston, Honors College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. JB
  • Dismissed

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Farsi

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Excellent Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2009
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Texas Tech School of Law
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Criminal Lawyers in Houston
  • Behind Bars: Jail v. Prison
  • 2013
  • Criminal Lawyers in Houston
  • Expungement: Your Legal History is Nobody's Business
  • 2013
  • Criminal Lawyers in Houston
  • Preparing for your Arraignment
  • 2012
  • Criminal Lawyers in Houston
  • What to Expect at a Preliminary Hearing
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • University of Houston DU Chapter
  • Alcohol Offenses on Campus
  • 2012
  • Delta Upsilon Conference
  • Criminal Issues In College
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (22)
Endorse Shahin
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Shahin is an outstanding communicator and tirelessly fights for his clients. Shahin has the respect of prosecutors, judges, and his fellow defense attorneys, and fights to get the best possible result for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I opposed Shahin as a prosecutor and worked alongside him as a defense lawyer. In both instances, I have found him to be a highly effective attorney who obtains excellent results for his clients because of his personality, intelligence, and savoir-faire."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Shahin as a prosecutor on multiple occasions. He is a great attorney who fights hard for his clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Shahin is one of the best lawyers I have ever faced."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch defense lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shahin was one of the first lawyers I met when I was a brand new lawyer. Right from the start, he has been willing to lend a hand or help strategize, and his help is always valuable. I would endorse Shahin to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I see Shahin in every court that I go to. He stands up for his clients and does not fear tough hearings and or jury trials. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Shahin for years now. He started his practice as an intelligent lawyer with a back for listening and paying attention to detail. I have seen him advocate for his clients with great professionalism and class. He's a great guy and a great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shahin is a great lawyer and a great guy. If you are fighting a criminal case, you are a-ok with Shahin in your corner. I see him in court fighting every day."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I frequently see Mr. Zamir in the courtroom. He is always well prepared, thorough, attentive and always looking out for the best interests of his clients in a professional and ethical manner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shahin is a dedicated criminal defense lawyer who works hard for his clients. I strongly endorse Shahin."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shahin Zamir is a fixture at the criminal courthouse that relentlessly advocates on behalf of his clients. I strongly endorse this advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shahin Zamir is a competent and intelligent lawyer. He is knowledgeable and experience in criminal law. He is well respected among his peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shahin is a rising star. He is professional and kind. I have referred cases to Mr Zamir and will do so in the future."
Family Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Shahin is an excellent criminal defense attorney. I refer all my criminal clients to him. He is very reasonably priced, easy to get in touch with, and is very knowledgable in criminal law. I have seen him pull the proverbial rabbit out of the hat in numerous criminal cases. If you are looking for a criminal lawyer to completely and fully fight for you, I definitely recommend him."
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