Former Prosecutor, now serving you.
As a former Assistant DA, Lisa is always working hard for her clients, she is passionate about helping find solutions to their problems. Lisa is dedicated to fighting for their rights and does not back down when necessary!
Lisa Shapiro Strauss, born and raised in Plano, Texas. Lisa graduated from Plano Sr. High School, went to the University of Arizona and came back to Texas for law school at SMU Law School in Dallas, Texas.
Lisa spent summers in law school interning at the Dallas County D.A.'s Office and the Office of the Attorney General in Austin, TX. Straight out of school, Lisa was hired by the Dallas County D.A.'s Office in 1997.
1997-1999 Lisa worked as a Prosecutor in the D.A.'s Office, specifically spending 6 months as the Chief Prosecutor in the Family Violence Designated Court.
In 1999, Lisa left the D.A.'s Office and began to practice Criminal Defense on her own. She has handled thousands of cases over the last 18 years. She is experienced in every aspect of Criminal law, including all types of misdemeanors, felonies, license issues, expungements and more.
Lisa has become deeply involved in the Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association, rising from member, to Board Member, to Vice President in 2017.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1997||07/18/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Attorney||Houstonia Magazine||2015|
|Top Attorney||H Texas Magazine||2015|
|Best Lawyer||H Texas Magazine||2014|
|Top Lawyers||Houstonia Magazine||2014|
|Attorney||Lisa Shapiro Strauss, Attorney at Law||1999 - Present|
|Assistant District Attorney||Dallas County District Attorney's Office||1997 - 1999|
|Research assistant||Office of the Texas Attorney General||1996 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Emery Parent's Association||Executive Committee Member||2014 - Present|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||Member||1997 - Present|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||Vice President||2016 - 2017|
|Emery Weiner School||Board of Directors||2016 - 2017|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||Secretary||2015 - 2016|
|Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association||Board Member||2014 - 2015|
|Defender Magazine||Defending Theft Cases||2015|
|Defender Magazine||How Does She Do it All?||2014|
|Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence||1997|
|University of Arizona||Masters of Arts||1994|
|Top Gun DWI||Using Technology to Win in Trial||2018|
|Houston Municipal Justice Bar CLE||Expungements & Non-Disclosures||2018|
|Winning Women Warriors CLE||Paperless Office||2015|
|Reasonable Doubt TV Show||Current Events in Criminal Law||2015|
|Donald Davis CLE||Paperless Office||2015|
|State vs. J.B.||Dismissed|
|State v. M.B.||Dismissed|
|State v. H.A.||DA reduced to a Class B misdemeanor of harassment|
|State v R.D.||Dismissed|
|State v. B.W. - assault||Dismissed|
|State v. T.L.||Deferred Adjudication|
|State v. RK - POM||Dismissed|
Posted by Leslie
Sun Jun 12 2016
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