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Brian Shui-Chun Yin

Criminal defense Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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About Brian

Learn Brian’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    All felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, from arraignment to trial

    17 years, 6,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    All felony and misdemeanor DUI cases & DMV hearings

  3. Expungement
    15%
    Record clearing including expungements, seal and destruction, certificate of rehabilitation, governor's pardons

  4. Juvenile law
    15%
    All felony and misdemeanor criminal cases, from arraignment to trial

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    All traffic including commercial licenses.

  6. Violent crime
    5%

I became a criminal defense attorney because I wanted to work in a profession where I could help people in real need. Being a criminal defense attorney, I aid people in their most troubled times and serve as an advocate for them when they need it the most.

 

Location

Harris County Public Defender's Office
1201 Franklin Street
13th Floor
Houston, TX, 77494

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
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I had couple concerns and attorney Shu Yin explained it understandably very well. I would recommend him.
Posted by Dzulfiqar | February 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expunged my misdemeanor
First of all I want to thank Brian and his team for helping me getting through my case. I was introduced to Brian and his team from my work. Mr. Yin helped me expunged my misdemeanor from while back. I had finished my probation prior from last year and decide to get my stuff cleared up. I didn't know where to look until I met Brian and his team. Brian and his team was a beacon of hope to my situation at a time when my options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed nigh on impossible. We meet at the day of my motion and there's an apparent situation against the "People", his calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself. The judge granted the motion. This was one of the few things that had hold me back for awhile, but now I can finally move forward and fetch the future that I was once planned. I am eternally grateful for his service and I hereby recommend Mr. Yin without reservation.
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Posted by adrianna | November 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
excellent explainer !
I had a couple of questions that I could not find answers to anywhere and Mr. Yin graciously helped me with his knowledge!
Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got my felony lowered to a misdemeanor after only two years of probation
Brian was great. Although the judge and the prosecutor were confused Brian explained to them why we were there and got my felony conviction lowered to a misdemeanor only after serving 2 years of probation. Great Job Brian! Thank you very much! Now I can get on with my life!
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
extensive consultation in correcting a potential problem with paperwork
I filled out some paperwork incorrectly and it could've possibly resulted in legal issues. I hired Brian out of precaution, we went through the paperwork and helped me resolve my issues. He also went with me to the appropriate office to correct it. I would hire Brian again as my attorney. It's good to be pre-preemptive about fixing these kinds of problems before any legal problems come about.
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Expungement went great!
Mr. Yin helped me terminate my probation and expunge a misdemeanor. Walked into court and the judge immediately approved both motions. No objection from the prosecutor. We walked out of the courtroom in 10 minutes tops and I couldn't be happier. As a graduating college student and son, this expungement is the most important thing in my life. It will allow me to obtain a good job and will allow my family peace of mind. I definitely recommend Mr. Yin.
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Posted by Elaine | May 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Brian is a great lawyer. Throughout the case, Brian always made himself available whether by phone or email. He is professional and worked diligently throughout the case, explaining each step along the way. Brian represented my son, who was a juvenile at the time. He worked hard on getting a felony charge lowered to a misdemeanor. I would highly recommend Brian. He is an outstanding defense lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Settle a good deal on pretrial
I have an attorney who is not willing to spare time to inform me on progress or what he will do for my behalf. I decided to switch attorney and work with Brian at WK as he is sincere and be open about stating my chances and his defense strategy with me as potential client. He negotiate the best pre trial deal for me to a point that going to trial is not necessary. I appreciate Mr Yin's help to pursue what meets my best interest and fully educate me on consequences of each options on the table. Thank you Mr Yin!
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A1 Service
Brian Yin is an Ace. Always on top of things. Always responsive to questions and concerns. He has been of great help with my cases. Wouldnt hire anyone else. -EC
Posted by Jason | February 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This whole law corporation is on top of things
I had four cases against me a felony and 3 misdemeanors. This law corporation stayed on top of all the court dates got extensions cuz I injured myself. Resolve matters on my behalf with no jail time at all. I would highly recommend you hire this company to handle your matters. Thank you to all the lawyers who work on my behalf you guys are awesome.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Effective, Discrete
Stayed in close contact, and handled my case in a very straightforward, effective manner. I was very please with the representation.
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian Yin is our hero!
It such a scary place to be in when you need an attorney. We are so happy we had Brian Yin to represent us. He made sure we understood all the processes involved and explained things that came up. If you find yourself in a situation where you need to hire an attorney Brian will fight for you and treat you with respect.
Posted by Lana | August 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Two traffic tickets within two months
Mr Yin did an outstanding job for me. He responded to all of my emails and telephone calls promptly, and answered all of my questions regarding options for resolving my two traffic tickets. We decided that the strategy should be 1) traffic school for the first ticket for speeding and 2) fighting the second ticket for unsafe lane change. Unfortunately, the CHP officer showed up in court for the trial on the unsafe lane change ticket, so Mr Yin proceeded with plan B which was to inquire whether the officer would agree to a lesser offense (plan C was to proceed with the trial). The CHP officer did agree to the lesser offense and the result was no points on my DMV record and consequently, no increase in my car insurance rate! I am pleased with the results. I definitely recommend Mr Yin, and would hire him again if I needed an attorney in his areas of practice.
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Posted by Tom | March 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian Yin
I was very pleased with the excellent job Mr Yin did representing our son. His knowledge and professionalism was outstanding. I highly recommend him and will retain him in the future. Tom
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible criminal defense attorney
Mr. Yin was very helpful with my allegation. The first day I came to the office and spoke with him he started working on my allegation. He is very intelligent and consistently followed up on the allegation and kept me informed. I highly recommend Mr. Yin and his law firm Wallin & Klarich.
Posted by John | November 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Misdemeanor offense
I was charged with a pretty serious Misdemeanor offense, and I called upon Wallin and Klarich for help. I was assigned Brian Yin to represent me. Through my case we were able to get a great plea deal. Brian was organized, and prepared. He would answer all my questions and never keep me in the dark. He is someone you would want to represent you in court.
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Posted by Rick | September 5, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Factual Innocence Motion
I had an arrest on an otherwise clean record that I wanted to have expunged. Mr. Yin was very knowledgeable on the subject and explained the entire process perfectly. When my calls weren't taken immediately they were always returned in a timely manner. Mr. Yin arrived at court well prepared and convinced the judge of my innocence. My arrest record is now sealed and on track to be destroyed. Thank you Mr. Yin!
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Posted by Adam | July 31, 2015
Charged with felony evasion
I was arrested for felony evading. I hired Brian S. Yin of Wallin and Klarich, and when it was all said and done, I ended up with a simple misdemeanor, with no jail time! Brian kept calling the District Attorney’s office on my behalf trying to get the best deal possible, and let me know all of my options and possibilities, and what can be done in the future for my case. Brian did a great job on my case.
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Posted by scott stubbs | May 28, 2015
Felony Charges
a family member was facing a 3rd strike, and I was told by another lawyer to get in touch with Brian's firm. They did not disappoint at all, in fact he went above and beyond in every facet. Honestly the outcome was 100% better than I thought would happen. Brian along explained the steps involved and was very precise in what his expectations were and he did exactly what he told me he would do and the exact outcome he said he was striving for is exactly the outcome we got.. I would without a doubt recommend and tell anyone who is asking to reach out to Brian and the firm for help if you need to or are looking. There was not one detail over looked, not a call email or text not returned and all were returned asap and the answers were spot on. I just cannot say enough good things.
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Posted by Scott Stubbs | May 28, 2015
Kevin Stubbs Case
I was refereed to the firm though another Lawyer, and Brian did not disappoint. From the very beginning of what could have been a disaster for my Son, and Family quickly evolved into an even better outcome than what we had hoped or thought would happen. But all along Brian told me that what outcome he was trying to achieve and that was exactly the outcome he handed us. I can't thank him enough for his hard work and commitment to the case. I would not for a second hesitate referring anyone I knew or anyone who were to ask me to go and talk the Brian's firm, they are all outstanding!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Harris County Public Defender's Office
  • 2019 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Wallin & Klarich A Law Corporation
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Earl Carter & Associates
  • 2009 - 2014

Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Univ of California Irvine
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. TM
  • Charges For Indecent Exposure Dropped For Client.
  • People v. FG
  • No Jail and Saved Driver's License For Client Facing Felony Assault With A Deadly Weapon Charges.
  • People v. GM
  • Client Found NOT Guilty of DUI.
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Associations

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Attorney Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2015 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2008
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2017

Publications

  • Los Angeles Daily Journal
  • High court sex offender case could impact other statutes
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Retreat
  • Gender and Racial Bias in the Law
  • 2016
  • CLE Retreat
  • New law in regards to criminal acts
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

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Given (12)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Brian for years. He genuinely cares about his clients and works hard for them. I recommend Brian if you’re thinking about hiring a lawyer to help you"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is a great attorney and a consummate professional. He has the utmost respect of those in the legal community. Brian fights hard for his clients and goes the extra mile to get them the best results. I highly recommend Brian."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Absolutely endorse Brian's work. He is an experienced, meticulous criminal defense attorney who dedicates himself to each and every client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Hardworking and one of the smartest attorneys you will ever meet. If there's a way, Brian will find it. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Responsible and respected member of the legal community"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian Yin is a tremendous lawyer with great experience. He takes personal interest in every case he handles."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Yin is an excellent attorney that gets outstanding results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Yin is a great attorney. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Brian Yin is an extremely gifted lawyer. He truly cares about this clients and he takes the time to truly understand what his clients are facing. HE is a diligent advocate in the court room and he always has his clients' best interest at heart. Anyone who is lucky enough to have Brian Yin as their attorney will realize very quickly that they have made a great choice. I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Yin is a tremendous lawyer whit great knowledge and experience. He cares about protecting his clients' legal rights and freedom."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Yin is an excellent attorney in and out of the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian is a very knowledgeable attorney who takes a personal interest in every case he handles. He is a relentless advocate for everyone he represents."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Yin is absolutely brilliant in his ability to get excellent results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is a hard worker and advocate for his clients. He is honest and caring and shows his clients compassion while defending them in the criminal courts."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian has an excellent legal mind and I have been amazed with some of the great results he's been able to obtain. Very highly recommended."
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Brian Shui-Chun Yin
Criminal defense Attorney
Houston, TX