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Christopher Michael Perri

Appeals Attorney at Austin, TX

4.8   18 reviews

also known as Chris Perri Law, Chris Perri

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    50%
    Chris Perri is a proven criminal defense appellate attorney who has successfully overturned wrongful convictions, helping people get back their lives and liberties. If you want the best and most experienced lawyer on your side, contact Chris Perri.

    4 years

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    An award-winning criminal defense attorney, Chris Perri has successfully helped clients win trials, overturn convictions, get cases dismissed, and expunge records. No matter your criminal situation, Chris Perri can help. FREE CONSULTATIONS.

    4 years

  3. Expungement
    25%
    Chris Perri has over 15 years of experience helping Texans expunge and seal their records. He’s one of the founding supervisors of the Texas Law Expunction Project. If you want the best and most experienced lawyer on your side, contact Chris Perri.

    4 years

Criminal charges are frightening and extremely serious. If you have been charged with or convicted of a criminal offense, you could face life altering consequences that can leave a permanent mark on your record and may include stiff fines or lengthy jail time. However, a dedicated, energetic, and knowledgeable lawyer like Chris Perri can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

An award-winning attorney, Chris Perri will protect your rights and prepare a vigorous defense that ensures the best possible results. Whether you have been accused of a state or federal felony or misdemeanor crime, Chris Perri will fight tirelessly on your behalf. With over 15 years of experience practicing law in Austin and the surrounding areas, he’s successfully helped clients win trials, overturn convictions, get cases dismissed, and expunge records.

If you have been accused or convicted of any criminal offense in Texas, contact Chris Perri at or call  for a FREE consultation today. No matter your situation, you deserve the best defense. 

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Location

Chris Perri Law
1304 Nueces Street
Austin, TX, 78701

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Tj | April 15, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Where Other Lawyer Failed, Chris Prevailed
Battled with an expunction on my record for over 5 years with a budget attorney who couldn't get the job done. Should've gone with Chris from day one. Took on my case right away and answered all my emails within a day. Used his contacts at the attorney general's office to get updates the past lawyer couldn't and succeeded where the other failed. Would 10/10 recommend his services to anyone who needs an expunction.
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Posted by anonymous | December 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hiring Chris was one of the best choices I've made
I was misled by an unscrupulous attorney into pleading guilty to a felony charge in order to receive deferred adjudication. I later discovered that my plea had far worse consequences than I was told. It was devastating to my life and career. I was referred to Chris and decided to hire him to help me out. I am very, very glad that I did. Chris filed a successful writ of habeas corpus to reopen my case by showing that my trial attorney provided ineffective assistance of counsel. Chris then convinced the prosecution to totally dismiss my charges without a new trial. It was the best possible outcome I could have hoped for. The dismissal of my charges means that I can expunge my record and pursue the career of choice. My impression of Chris is that he is extremely bright, dedicated, caring, hard-working, ethical, and resourceful. Chris was always easily accessible. Also, his fees were completely reasonable. I spoke with other attorneys who wanted a lot more than Chris to file a writ of habeas corpus. Plus, since Chris got my charges dropped as well, this meant that I did not have to invest more money at the trial level, not to mention incalculable time and emotional energy. With Chris as my advocate, I had a fair shot at justice and justice is what I got. Everyone deserves that. So, I strongly urge you to go to Chris if you or someone in your life is dealing with a criminal matter.
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Posted by Luis | October 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diligent, accurate and effective
Mr. Perri is a great Counsel, he was very diligent since we first talked and got on our case immediately. He did due procedure in my daughter's case and in a matter of a short time, resolved her problem. I would recommend him to anyone who needs legal advise in criminal cases. Thank you so much Mr. Perri!
Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unparalleled in terms of service and results.
I have now had the pleasure of working Chris for two separate legal matters. Any legal matter is stressing, but Chris' work speaks for itself and helps set my mind at ease. Chris fought for me and was able to have both of my legal issues dismissed and/ expunged. I cannot say enough with how pleased I am with his on going communication and the level of professionalism in handling my cases. I truthfully feel extremely lucky to have someone like him in my corner when it comes to dealing with legal issues.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An amazing lawyer!
I was wrongfully convicted and was sentenced to spend 25 years to life in prison. Mr. Perri came in and applied his knowledge and expertise. I can now breath and enjoy my new life. Words are not enough to express how thankful I am.
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
professional and prompt service
He was very professional and prompt to deal with case and also answered all my inquiries. I highly recommend Mr. Christopher Perri.
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Patience and Diligence
Chris was my attorney going back to 2014, and I am still thankful for finding his website (shoutout to 2014 web team!) which simply got me in the door. To this day, I feel that if I had not gotten so lucky with landing myself in the office of such a patient, responsive, understanding and diligent lawyer, who knows what could have been. Many years ago I had quite a few legal situations going on, and thus quite a few lawyers, and it was like seeing something that I hadn't seen before - a lawyer that actually cared and listened. Further, Chris helped me put blinders on, put the stress aside, and diligently went to battle for me which sprawled out over the course of nearly 3 years while teetering on going to trial. Basically every charge, specifically the frightful 'never leaving your record' charges were finally all dismissed/dropped, and Chris never blinked an eye. The charges being dropped/dismissed led to another state's charges being also being dropped/dismissed. Going from facing a YEAR in jail, Chris fought with me to the end of the frustrating battle that nearly took, again, 3 years. Since then, I have not had another legal issue and I plan to keep it that way. Further, Chris is one of very few attorneys I still keep in touch with over the years, he always has a resource or referral for even far-fetched legal matters compared to his field, and is always willing to lend his advise or even an ear. Truly a great person, with all good intentions and is not privy to taking shortcuts or making quick bucks. I wouldn't recommend anyone else.
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Posted by Shelby | February 24, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Super Responsive and Helpful!
When I got my speeding ticket last year, I emailed Chris to help me navigate what my best next steps were. He quickly handled the first steps and then gave me a very detailed and helpful response of what I needed to do next. He helped me navigate through my ticket with such ease! Would definitely hire again if I have any future needs.
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Posted by Taylor | February 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris Perri is the best lawyer in Texas
Chris Perri saved me a ton of money, time, and stress. He is the most intelligent, strong, and caring person and lawyer. He fought like hell for me, and I never had to worry about the case. He was always clear about the process and expectations. I felt heard and understood and like I had the best possible person on my side. What could have been a stressful experience turned out to be seamless with Chris Perri on my side.
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Posted by John | February 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Smooth, reliable DUI assistance
After receiving my DUI charge I was unsure as to how to proceed. I was given Chris's information on recommendation and could not be happier with his assistance. On our first meeting he was very approachable and laid out the general expectations of such a case so clearly that I decided to hire him right then. Throughout the entire experience, Chris was open and knowledgeable and easy to reach. He expertly helped me navigate the different trial times, even helping me reschedule once when my work schedule restricted me from appearing. And in the end he worked out the best outcome I could have imagined. I hope, as I expect everyone does, that I won't need a lawyer of this nature ever again but if I do I know I will turn to Christopher Perri. Thanks Chris.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets the job done!
He listened and understood my situation after explaining my DWI charge. Told me he'd look into my case and find me a lower charge he could present to the prosecutor. I am extremely satisfied and grateful that my charge was reduced to a minor traffic violation.
Posted by Richard | February 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Chris Perri!
Most excellent Attorney! Chris work tirelessly to get my DWI dismissed. In a different county! I would put my trust in him if I were you. He is reasonably priced and will let you pay on time too. He is easy to work with and can handle any contingency the law throws at you.
Posted by Nathan | February 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent, knowledgeable, and diligent
Chris is the utmost professional. He takes the time to truly understand your side of things in a friendly and kind manner. His knowledge and experience allow him to provide a very high quality defense. In my case, he was able to get my DWI charge reduced to a reckless driving charge. Throughout the entire process, Chris kept me informed on all of my options, what the possible outcomes could be, and what he advised to reach the best possible results. With such high quality service, his prices are more than fair, and on top of that, he is willing to work with you to develop manageable payment plans. All in all, Chris alleviates the intimidating legal processes brought on by your charge and provides the security and peace of mind of having an excellent defense attorney on your side.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Persistent and Effective - Great Outcome
I hired Chris to defend me against two charges what the Williamson County DA’s office was prosecuting me for. Despite prosecutorial unwillingness to compromise or offer a pre-trial diversion option, Chris dug his heels in and both cases were eventually dropped. Chris also helped me expunge my record a few months after the charges were dismissed. Very reasonable prices and payment arrangements. Chris has a lot of experience and knows how to handle overly zealous prosecutors.
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Posted by Steve | February 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Chris was a great attorney and worked diligently to win me a great deal. Chris was quick to respond and was very knowledgeable of the system and able to explain everything to help me understand my options. I knew from our first meeting that Chris was the right attorney for me. In the end Chris was able to have my case dismissed and return a better outcome than I anticipated. Overall I was very satisfied with his professionalism and kindness. I have complete trust in Chris and would recommend his legal counsel and defense to anyone in need. Thanks Chris!
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly, hard-working, will fight for great results.
Got arrested, was facing felony charges and he got them reduced and not convicted of crime. Highly recommend Chris Perri, he will listen to you and tell you how it is. You can trust him with your freedom. Extremely reasonable rates for quality service.
Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2013
Strong, passionate defense
Chris is extremely knowledgeable, conscienscious and professional. It can be a daunting process hiring criminal defense counsel, but Chris is a patient listener and will listen to your side of the events before offering a thorough explanation of what to expect from the legal process and his outlook on your matter(s). His prices for legal services are very fair relative to the high level of legal representation he provides for the residents of Travis County and surrounding areas.
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Posted by James | January 28, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dangerous, avoid at all costs
This lawyer does not have your best interests in mind. In his free time, you will find him peddling mindless conspiracies on twitter. A quick look at his page will confirm this. Stay as far away as possible.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner and Supervising Attorney
  • The Texas Law Expunction Project
  • 2014 - Present
  • Founding Owner
  • Chris Perri Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Joseph A Turner
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Clerk
  • Travis County District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2005
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Education

  • University of Illinois, Chicago
  • MA - Masters
  • 2010
  • University Of Texas
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Southwestern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Assault - Family Violence (Strangulation) – 3rd Degree Felony
  • Case dismissed
  • Boating While Intoxicated – Class B Misdemeanor
  • Case dismissed
  • Conspiracy to Possess Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver – Class A Federal Felony
  • Probation with ZERO prison time
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Associations

  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Texas NMRL
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyer
  • Austin Monthly Magazine
  • 2021
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Excellence in Public Interest Award
  • Texas Law Fellowship
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Young People & Drugs - UT college course taught by Professor Lori Holleran Steiker
  • Young People, Drugs, and the Law
  • 2019
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Motions for New Trial: Attacking the Jury’s Verdict Before the Appeal
  • 2016
  • Young Americans for Liberty - UT student organization meeting
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2015
  • Young Americans for Liberty - UT student organization meeting
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2014
  • Multicultural Greek Council - UT student organization meeting
  • Fisher v. University of Texas: A Beacon for the Future of Diversity
  • 2014
  • Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Expunctions
  • 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Expunction Litigation Update: Fighting for Your Client’s Expunction Rights in the Multiple Offense Context
  • 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • 2014 Expunction Litigation Update: Fighting to Expand Your Clients’ Expunction Rights
  • 2014
  • Chicano Hispanic Law Students’ Association - UT student organization meeting
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2014
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Expunction Law in the Wake of M.M.
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse Christopher
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris and I have worked together on several cases, including a complex Attempted Capital Murder case in Travis County. Chris cross examined the District Attorney's DNA expert, which was a critical aspect of the case. His trial skills are sharp, and he is a strong advocate for his clients. Chris is also well versed in appellate law. This allows him to evaluate a case from the initial stages through final appeal. I highly recommend Chris Perri."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mr. Perri for over a decade, on both sides of the bar. I have always found him to be an intelligent, conscientious, and effective attorney. He is known for his deep legal knowledge and is a go-to attorney for other lawyers seeking legal advice. I enthusiastically recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is hands down one of the most intelligent attorneys that I have ever worked with. We were co-counsel on a murder case together and his trial skills enabled us to prevail in a suppression hearing which resulted in the state proceeding on the lesser charge of criminally negligent homicide. We have tried numerous cases together over the years, and I am always amazed at his knowledge of the law and trial advocacy skills. Chris is known as an expert in both expunction and appellate law, and is hired by other criminal attorneys to consult on cases in these areas. He frequently speaks on these topics and even volunteers his time leading the Texas Law Expunction Project. Chris cares deeply for his clients and will always fight to get the best result possible. I am honored to call him both a colleague and a friend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Chris. I have known Chris for a number of years. I have been impressed from the beginning. He is diligent, smart and always prepared. He has worked hard for his clients and has achieved unbelievable results. I would hire Chris... in fact, on a civil matter, I did!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Perri is an exceptional lawyer. He is always prepared and professional. Chris is a fighter. He is ethical, knowledgeable about the law, and works hard to fight for his clients. You can't go wrong with hiring him to represent you. I endorse Chris and recommend him to any person in need of a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is great and really helped me break down a criminal process that seemed very big and very scary to me. I am comfortable referring clients to Chris and think he is a good person and a good lawyer."
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Austin Appeals Lawyer Christopher Michael Perri
Christopher Michael Perri
Appeals Attorney
Austin, TX
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation