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When interviewing any attorney, one should always ask two crucial questions:  1.  How much is it going to cost me to take this case to trial?  And 2.  When was the last time you tried a case in front of a jury?


The answer to the first question should weed out those lawyers who will quote a very inexpensive initial retainer, then charge an exorbitant amount of money to argue the case on the eve of trial.  Thereby forcing a client to either come up with a lot of money in a very short amount of time or sign off on a plea agreement.  Although every case and client is different, an attorney should have a pretty good idea of how much time will be spent on the case.


The answer to the second question should weed out those individuals who really have no intention of fighting or aggressively defending the case against the district attorney's office.  Some may point to their 30+ years of experience or exclaim, "I've been doing this for over 20 years!"  But if you scratch a little deeper you may find this person has not tried a case since they left the District Attorney's Office.  Maybe they've never tried a case as a Defense Attorney.  Maybe they haven't tried a case in 20 years.


I have tried dozens of cases in five different jurisdictions:  Houston, Galveston, Conroe, Fort Bend and San Antonio.  Cases as routine as Driving While Intoxicated or as complicated as Murder.  I am in front a jury on a very regular basis.  The hallmark of my practice is my aggressive philosophy.  Every case that walks through the door is examined in terms of trial and is prepared to be presented in front of a jury.  I am adamant about making sure that my clients get their day in court.  I pride myself on the fact that I have never prosecuted anyone.  I have fought for people's freedom since the day I was licensed. 


I also pride myself on my accessibility to my clients.  I am available at all times.  My clients are not shuffled around amongst staff.  If there is a problem, they can talk to me directly.


We are located on Houston's Northside on Airline Drive.  Across from the original Doctor's Hospital and right next to Aranda's Plaza.  Although we are in Houston, this office serves the good people of Houston, Galveston, Conroe and Fort Bend County.  If you have a case in the San Antonio area, this office can help as well.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
    12 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 5%
    12 years, 50 cases
  3. Family: 5%
    12 years, 50 cases



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  • Mekisha Jane Walker

    I endorse this lawyer. Eddie is an awesome attorney and well respected at the courthouse. He gets great results for his clients!


    Mekisha Walker Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Russell Allen Neumann

    Eddie is one of the most passionate lawyers I see in the courthouse. There is no challenge in criminal law that he wont take on. I have seen him fight with as much passion for a class b misdemeanor as a murder.


    Russell Neumann Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Law Office of Eddie Cortes

5902 Airline Drive
Houston, TX, 77076

P. O. Box 114
Houston, TX, 77001



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLaw Office of Eddie Cortes2004 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Mexican-American Bar Association of HoustonMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
"Not Guilty" on an Assault - Family MemberNot Guilty
Indecent Exposure DismissedDismissed
DWI 2nd DismissedDismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Southwest Texas State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1995