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Cory Joseph Howard Crenshaw

Criminal defense Attorney at Beaumont, TX

5.0   17 reviews

also known as Cory Crenshaw, Crenshaw Law Firm, PLLC


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About Cory

Learn Cory’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    As a former DA, Federal Prosecutor, and Judge, I am experienced with the entire criminal justice process. I know what it takes to win YOUR case.

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    As a former DA, Federal Prosecutor, and Judge, I know what it takes to win YOUR DUI/DWI case.

  3. Business
    5%
    As a former DA, Federal Prosecutor, and Judge, I have the experience needed to handle your business matters, big or small.

  4. Personal injury
    5%
    As a former DA, Federal Prosecutor, and Judge, I have spent my entire career in the courtroom. I know what it takes to fight for my client, I WILL get you the relief that you deserve!

After serving my community as the District Attorney, judge and federal prosecutor for 12 years, I am honored to continue my service to the legal profession by representing YOU. The experienced trial lawyers at Crenshaw Law Firm, PLLC, are focused on ensuring that you are protected and receive justice. Please call us today at or visit our website

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Licensed for 18 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2004
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Crenshaw Law Firm, PLLC
850 Park St
Beaumont, TX, 77701-2228
Crenshaw Law Firm, PLLC
2700 Post Oak Blvd
Suite 1120
Houston, TX, 77056
Crenshaw Law Firm, PLLC
118B South Main Street
Bryan, TX, 77803
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Reviews

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Posted by Thelma | April 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Mr Crenshaw is a professional. I'm very happy with his service. I definitely recomended him.
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
BEST Attorney
Mr. Crenshaw is very experienced and knowledgeable, not some dine store lawyer who does not care about his clients. Hiring an attorney is like picking a husband. You better get a good one or you end up in court. #callcrenshaw
Posted by Shann | January 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ms
Mr Crenshaw’s attention to every detail is phenomenal. Mr. Crenshaw actually listened to me and left no question unanswered. Refreshing to have an attorney with such passion and knowledge.
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Very professional and great service!!! Definitely someone you can trust and depend on.
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional performance, exceptional character
Cory recently represented my wife in a complicated case involving potential jail time and custody issues. He was prompt, knowledgeable, kind and ultimately made sure that she never even had to see inside a courtroom before the case was dismissed. We highly recommend.
Posted by Nathaniel S | July 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The only attorney you'll ever need!
Corey was able to reduce my multiple felony charges to misdemeanors. He is awesome in my book. Not only is he extremely confident in his ability to litigate, he's very poignant, communicative, precise & well versed. Quit wasting time thumbing thru & do yourself a favor! Hire this man & you won't regret it.
Posted by Brolyn | September 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Early in the year 2017 I hired Cory to help me with my legal case. Cory was very experience, understanding, and responsive. He checked up on things to see how everything was going all throughout the process and even afterwards.This guy really cares about his clients. If you want results, hire this guy right here! I was very satisfied with everything!! Thanks you Cory!!
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Posted by MaryAnn | May 23, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
Mr. Crenshaw was a huge help to me and my situation. He was very professional and made me feel like that he truly cared about what I was dealing with. He consoled me me with kind words and within 24 hours, he had a resolution to my problem. If you're looking for a professional, compassionate, and on the ball attorney, Mr. Crenshaw would definitely be your best choice.
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Response from Cory Crenshaw May 29, 2017
Thank you, MaryAnn! I love teachers and I am honored to help represent public servants who find themselves in need of an experienced attorney. All my best!
Posted by Martin | February 20, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Formidable Attorney
I have had the rare opportunity to work with Cory during my time as a federal agent, prior to his life in the private sector. I have seen him pursue cases with moxie and a dedication to his goal. He is highly knowledgeable of legal procedure and I have observed him guide lesser experienced trial attorneys in U.S. District court. When Cory gives you his word, he will follow through to the end. Cory is pugnacious and is willing to say what needs to be said. He has a way with words and can draw people's attention where he wants it to be. When a situation becomes entropic, there is no other man I would turn to for a bulwark or advice.  I am lucky enough to call him a friend and I expect great things of him.
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Posted by Brooks | February 19, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Intelligent, Experienced and Principled
I have had the pleasure of consulting Mr. Crenshaw on a wide array of topics. I have found him to be knowledgeable, calculated, and well-versed on every occasion. Mr. Crenshaw's honorable background as a district attorney, prosecutor and judge is something I value highly and why I will continue to consult with Mr. Crenshaw for all of my legal needs.
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Posted by John | February 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Client
I had visited with Cory while he was the DA and a judge. When I needed a lawyer, I called him. From first consult through the end, he was there for me. Professional, ethical, and extremely intelligent. That describes Cory Crenshaw. I would highly recommend using him.
Posted by Christopher | February 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An Experienced Professional
Judge Crenshaw is a special person and is more than just an attorney in the community. He is actively involved in the community and is always going above and beyond what is asked. He's always there when you need him and takes the time to truly get to know who you are. Judge Crenshaw is very knowledgeable of criminal law and will always have your best interest in mind. I would highly recommend hiring him for your legal assistance.
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Posted by Jared | February 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very responsive....
Our company was in need of help with debt collection. Mr. Crenshaw's attentiveness and promptness were key for us getting paid. Definitely recommend him!
Posted by Costa | February 10, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sees what others don't
I've had the pleasure of working with Mr Crenshaw on a professional level on multiple occasions. He has a very pragmatic outlook on the law and the prosecutorial, judicial, and defense experience to back it up. This collection of talents gives him the unique and rare combination to have all these assets at a relatively young age, giving him the needed exuberance to fight for his clients. Highly recommend.
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Posted by Christopher | February 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Empathetic Professional
Cory did an outstanding job in the handling of my situation. He is the essence of professionalism and truly put me first and focused on solutions, while providing first class service!
Posted by Logan | February 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Cory has an extensive knowledge of criminal law (both federal and state). His dedication to serving his community and helping those in need is unmatched. I would highly recommend Cory to anyone in need of legal assistance.
Posted by John | February 6, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thorough, Attentive, and Experienced
I did a consultation with Cory over a criminal issue and he could not have been more thorough. Cory explained exactly how the situation I was in typically plays out and what to expect. He then presented several options as to how we could proceed, all of which he supported with pros/cons and ultimately he gave his recommendation on how he thought we should proceed. His experience in handling criminal cases showed throughout my entire process, and I am grateful for his service. I hope to not have any issues in the future, but if I face them, Cory will be my first call.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 450-1500 per hour
  • Contingency 10%-45%
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Crenshaw Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor-Criminal Justice
  • Lamar University
  • 2013 - Present
  • Judge
  • Jefferson County Court at Law No. 2
  • 2015 - 2016
  • District Attorney
  • Jefferson County District Attorney's Office
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • U.S. Attorney Office Eastern District of Texas
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District Of Texas
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Brazos County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Texas Court Of Appeals, Ninth District
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Baylor University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001
  • Maastricht University
  • 2000
  • Loyola University New Orleans
  • 1998
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Legal Cases

  • Federal Asset Forfeiture
  • Case dismissed
  • DWI Dismissed in Galveston County
  • Dismissed
  • Client charged with Sexual Assault
  • Case dismissed and arrest expunged.
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Associations

  • 100 Club of Southeast Texas
  • Board of Directors, Life Member (Since 2014)
  • 2017 - Present
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon International Fraternity
  • Southern Regional Director, Board of Directors (Elected)
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Inns of Court- Mehaffey Chapter
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2014 - Present
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas District and County Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys
  • Delegate, Eastern District of Texas
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Brazos County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Outstanding Young Lawyer, Nominee
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Henderson Alumni Award
  • Delta Kappa Epsilon
  • 2010
  • Civilian Service Citation
  • Bryan Police Department
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Texas Association of Counties
  • Search Warrants: Who Can Sign?
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Defense CLE
  • Practice Tips & Preferences
  • 2016
  • 2015 Prosecutor Trial Skills Course
  • Faculty
  • 2015
  • TCOLE Annual Training
  • Considerations in Use of Force
  • 2015
  • Lamar University
  • Conferment of Degrees Ceremony, Keynote Speaker
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (12)
Endorse Cory
Business Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Cory as co-counsel on a complex commercial litigation matter. He played an essential role in obtaining a large settlement for our mutual client. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Cory Crenshaw is one of the best and most experienced lawyers in Texas. He’s a former judge, assistant United States Attorney, and district attorney. He is a warrior and is not afraid to go to trial. He’s tried everything from simple misdemeanors to complex felonies. If I were ever in trouble, Cory would be on the short list of people I would call. I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Cory is a dedicated advocate with a proven record of success. His experience as a judge gives him a unique advantage in the courtroom. His knowledge and passion for the law are unmatched."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly recommend Mr. Crenshaw to represent the citizen accused of crime at any level. I have tried many cases with Cory as opposing counsel and he is smart, well-prepared, and a master story teller. He will battle to the very end for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Judge Crenshaw is a very well educated, compassionate, and experienced. As an expert in his field he works tirelessly. He creates an atmosphere of professionalism. Additionally, Judge Crenshaw is thorough in his research, dedicated to his case, and respected by the Court and opposing counsel. The legal profession is enhanced by Judge Crenshaw's service."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Judge Crenshaw gave me my first job as a lawyer and I had the pleasure of trying several cases in his court. Without a doubt, Judge Crenshaw is an outstanding trial lawyer with unmatched experience as the former DA, judge and a federal prosecutor. Hiring him to handle your case is a no brainer"
Commercial real estate Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Cory is a strong and dedicated advocate for his clients. I would highly recommend Cory for any client that needs aggressive and ethical representation. His clients are well represented and in great hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've dealt with Cory on many criminal matters over the years. He was always a fair but formidable adversary. He is extremely smart, but his greatest attribute is how hard he works on his cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Cory has a vast knowledge of criminal law (both state and federal). He is an aggressive trial attorney and will fight for anyone in need of legal assistance. I highly recommend Cory to anyone who needs legal help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I first met Cory Crenshaw when he was working as an Assistant District Attorney in Brazos County. During his time here, he and I tried many cases against each other. I can honestly say that he is one of the most fiercest, relentless and intelligent advisories that I have faced in a courtroom. Any person facing a criminal charge would be in great hands with Cory in their corner!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"As a former federal prosecutor (Assistant United States Attorney), Cory made excellent decisions on cases ranging from immigration, drugs, public corruption, to federal firearms offenses. His legal competence is admirable and I have always known him to provide sound and savvy legal advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked opposite of Judge Crenshaw when he was an AUSA and the District Attorney and appeared before him while he was a Judge. He is passionate about the law, diligent, and articulate. He is a fierce advocate for his clients."
Business Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Government Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Cory for several years in the Brazos County District Attorney's Office, and we also went to law school together. I know Cory to be a fantastic trial lawyer who is dedicated to seeing that justice is done. He has a vast array of experience in both state and federal criminal law. He would be a fantastic representative for anyone charged with a crime. I highly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Judge Crenshaw is a knowledgeable attorney who possesses substantial experience in Criminal Defense. He's been a prosecutor for both the State of Texas and the Federal Government. He has served as both a judge in County Court 2 and as the head District Attorney of Jefferson County, Texas. With this unprecedented experience he provides excellent representation to his clients. In my opinion he is one of the best qualified attorneys to consult; either as a client or as a colleague. I highly recommend Judge Crenshaw for your legal needs."
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Beaumont Criminal defense Lawyer Cory Joseph Howard Crenshaw
Cory Joseph Howard Crenshaw
Criminal defense Attorney
Beaumont, TX
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation