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Charles Allen Pelowski

Criminal defense Attorney at Pearland, TX

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2010
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Charles

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I was born in San Angelo, Texas and grew up in Abilene, Texas. I attended college at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas where I earned a degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology and graduated with honors. Three days after graduating from college, I enlisted in the Army National Guard and shipped off to basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. The leadership, discipline, and attention to detail I learned during my time as a Combat Engineer in the greatest Army the world has ever known continue to benefit me and my clients to this day.

In 2006, I was accepted to attend Texas Tech University’s School of Law. During law school, I was a member of several nationally recognized advocacy-competition teams, winning both a regional title in mock trial and a national title in moot court. I was a member of the Board of Barristers and served as Director of Demonstrations during my third year. I was selected to become a member of the National Order of Barristers based on my achievements. I was also a member of the Texas Tech Law Review, where I served as an articles editor for two years. Additionally, I earned a place in the Texas Tech Criminal Defense Clinic as one of only 8 students selected in 2009.

After graduating from law school, I accepted a position as an Assistant Public Defender at the Bowie County Public Defender’s Office in Texarkana, Texas. While there, I handled hundreds of criminal cases and represented indigent defendants accused of crimes from simple misdemeanors to first-degree felonies. I was also the Assistant Chief Public Defender at the Caprock Regional Public Defender Office. While at the Caprock office, I supervised, taught, and mentored third-year law students, as well as maintained a full caseload of my own and successfully handled several jury trials and appeals, obtaining excellent results for my clients.

I believe that zealous criminal-defense advocacy is one of the cornerstones of our democracy. I believe in working hard to independently investigate my cases and fight back against a government that all too often overreaches. I enjoy trying cases, and I believe that it takes a fearless lawyer to stand in the courtroom and tell your story.

In my free time, I train brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA. I am currently pursuing a purple belt under Rener and Ryron Gracie. I bring the discipline, drive, and confidence I cultivate from fighting outside of the courtroom to bear in every case I handle for each of my clients.

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Scott Brown and Associates
9330 Broadway St.
Ste. B308
Pearland, TX, 77584

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Posted by jose A llanio | September 9, 2020
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Excelente profesional
excelente abogado muy buen plan de pagos y se que me puede ayudar en mi caso
Posted by Vanessa | January 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The best I could have hoped for!
Mr. Pelowski represented me in a custody hearing for my grandchild. We won, he’s a very nice guy and works very hard. If I ever need another attorney for anything he will be my first choice. I’m very pleased!


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Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Scott M. Brown & Associates
  • 2015 - Present
  • Assistant Chief Public Defender
  • Caprock Regional Public Defender Office
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Bowie County Public Defender
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Combat Engineer
  • U.S. Army
  • 2006 - 2009
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  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Texas Tech University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Curtis v. State
  • Reversed and Rendered


  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Technology Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Brazoria County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Order of Barristers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • National Order of Barristers
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • N/A

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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (12)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlie is one of the brightest attorneys that I have known. He is knowledgeable on the law, articulate and very effective. Charlie is a fighter for justice, devoted to every client he represents. He is talented in the courtroom, and equally capable in the appellate arena. Charlie is an asset to his clients and the Bar. Anyone facing criminal charges would be wise to consult with him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlie is one of the few lawyers who is able to both be brilliant but yet compassionate. His thorough knowledge of the law and it's intricacy allows him to defend zealously every aspect of your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlie has taken a deliberate career path that has equipped him with an amazing skill-set to represent those accused of crimes. He is one of the best advocates in Texas. If you pass on Pelowski, chances are you're making a huge mistake that could impact the rest of your life."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Charlie will aggressively defend his clients and provide quality representation. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Friend
"Charlie is aggressive, dedicated, and a holder of a whole bucket of talent. He is a true believer in defending citizens accused of crimes and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charlie is an impressive lawyer on all fronts. Charlie is skilled advocate as well as a talented appellate lawyer. I have had the opportunity to work with Charlie and he tis a tireless worker that cares about his clients. You're in good hands with Charlie in your corner. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Pelowski is a great advocate."
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