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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 12 years.  She is experienced in every aspect of Criminal law, including all types of misdemeanors, felonies, license issues, expungements and more.  

Lisa is dedicated to fighting for the rights of her clients and helping those in need of counseling and help with their problems.  A mother of 3 children who is passionate about helping others with her experience!



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  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    18 years, 500 cases



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  • Joseph Manuel Ruiz

    I endorse this lawyer. Lisa is a hardworking, agressive, and dedicated lawyer that is willing to fight the good fight when necessary. I would highly recommend her to anyone facing a criminal accusation.


    Joseph Ruiz Criminal defense Attorney
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    Lisa is a great lawyer. I have known her for over 15 years. She has been on both sides of the fence (prosecutor and defense attorney) and uses her knowledge very effectively in representing her clients.


    Peter de Leef Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Lisa Shapiro Strauss Attorney at Law

4545 Bissonnet St #293
Bellaire, TX, 77401


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199707/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top AttorneyHoustonia Magazine2015
Top AttorneyH Texas Magazine2015
Best LawyerH Texas Magazine2014
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLisa Shapiro Strauss, Attorney at Law1999 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyDallas County District Attorney's Office1997 - 1999
Research assistantOffice of the Texas Attorney General1996 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Emery Parent's AssociationExecutive Committee Member2014 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1997 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationVice President2016 - 2017
Emery Weiner SchoolBoard of Directors2016 - 2017
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationSecretary2015 - 2016
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2014 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. RK - POMDismissed
State v. B.W. - assaultDismissed
State v. T.L.Deferred Adjudication
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Publication nameTitleDate
Defender MagazineDefending Theft Cases2015
Defender MagazineHow Does She Do it All?2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of Arizona College of LawPolitical ScienceMasters of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winning Women Warriors CLEPaperless Office2015
Reasonable Doubt TV ShowCurrent Events in Criminal Law2015
Donald Davis CLEPaperless Office2015