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Ellic Simon Sahualla III

Criminal defense Attorney at El Paso, TX

5.0   7 reviews

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About Ellic

Learn Ellic’s areas of practice.

I'm a UT Law Grad who's practiced criminal since 2007. I was a felony prosecutor before I was a defense attorney, and I've defended cases at all levels in counties across Texas. I've also published a book and a number of articles on criminal law, been an invited speaker at legal seminars throughout the state, and been designated as an expert witness on criminal procedure in multiple counties.

I'm a trial lawyer who's taken tough felony cases to countless Texas juries and consistently gotten excellent results for my clients. I also handle anything related to criminal law, like appeals, writs, administrative hearings, non-disclosures, and expunctions.

I represent all kinds of clients. Maybe you made a mistake and don’t want it to ruin your life. Maybe you come from a tough background and need someone who sees the good in you. Maybe trouble seems to follow you and you need your rights protected. Whatever it is, I represent people, and I never lose sight of that.

If you’re in trouble—DWI, assault, drugs, theft, domestic violence, sexual assault, murder, any crime at allI can help you.


Licensed for 15 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Ellic

Moody & Sahualla
114 Texas Ave.
El Paso, TX, 79901


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  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Mary | November 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personable and responsive
Mr Sahualla was awesome! He kept in close contact with me, which is so very important, and got my case dismissed. Highly recommend him.
Posted by Forrest | December 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, responsive, and highly affordable.
Mr. Sahualla was very professional and responsive to my situation regarding an event to file for a non-disclosure agreement. Not only did Mr. Sahualla provide expert explanation and assistance concerning the matter, but he was also very affordable and able to accomplish exactly what I wished to be done. I highly recommend Mr. Sahualla if you are seeking for a non-disclosure agreement, or expungement.
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Posted by Melanie | September 26, 2014
Great Service and Got Things Done Quickly
Ellic did a great job when I have having issues with probation; after I hired him he was down at the courthouse quickly, responded to my emails and phone calls, helped me turn myself in and consulted me through the whole process, even if I just had a minor question, he didn't seem annoyed by it and had patience with me. I would highly refer Mr. Sahualla for other criminal defense cases.
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Posted by Alexandra | April 2, 2014
Couldn't Have Asked For Anykne Better
Mr. Sahualla was amazing. He was extremely helpful and easy to work with. He explained everything to do with my case and was able to answer any questions that I had. He was able to have my case dismissed. I would definitely hire him again for any future cases and I would recommend anyone who wants a great lawyer hire him as well.
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Posted by Dennis | November 25, 2013
Excellent lawyer! Highly recommend.
Ellic was the first lawyer I've ever dealt with but he made the experience as enjoyable as it could be. He was consistent in answering all of my questions promptly via email and in person. Everything that needed to get done got done promptly and professionally. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a lawyer for a criminal offense.
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Posted by Michael | September 24, 2013
An awsome Lawyer that really cares
Ellic was by far the best Attorney that I have ever had the privilege to have working on my family memebers case. When I called for help he took up right away to get all the info and did actually care for my family member. He was the best out of the 4 others that just never seemed to care. Ellic kept me informed at all times through the whole process and was able to get the DA to see their mistakes and get them corrected right away! That to me is the Attorney I want in my corner! Ellic will be called opon again if any of my family or friends get in any trouble where he practices law. Thank you again Ellic from the bottom of our hearts and for helping me in my time of need also for helping me to understand the whole process.
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Posted by Jordan Gardner | September 24, 2013
Good review for an attorney i met in Austin.
I am form Dallas and overall have a distrust of lawyers. That being said, he made me feel comfortable and at ease 3 1/2hours away. I actually trust this lawyer.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Moody & Sahualla
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney & Counselor at Law
  • The Law Office of Ellic Sahualla, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • El Paso County District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2013


  • University of Texas
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • 2007


  • The Prosecutor (TDCAA)
  • Interviewing Domestic Violence Victims
  • 2013
  • The Prosecutor (TDCAA)
  • Evidence 101
  • 2012
  • The Prosecutor (TDCAA)
  • Why We Prosecute When She Doesn't Want To
  • 2012
  • TDCJ Victim Informer
  • Domestic Violence & 24-Hour Contact
  • 2012
  • Texas District & County Attorney's Association
  • Family Violence Investigation & Prosecution (book)
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Legislative Update
  • 2017
  • UT Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Society
  • Criminal Defense Practice
  • 2016
  • UT Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Society
  • Criminal Defense Practice
  • 2015
  • UT Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Society
  • Criminal Defense Practice
  • 2014
  • Williamson County District Attorney
  • Improving Domestic Violence Responses
  • 2013
  • UT Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Society
  • Criminal Defense Practice
  • 2013
  • Domestic Assault Response Team Conference
  • The El Paso Model of Family Violence Response
  • 2013
  • New to Private Practice
  • Dealing with the DA's Office
  • 2012
  • Domestic Violence Seminar
  • Domestic Violence Prosecution
  • 2012
  • New to Private Practice
  • Case Negotiation
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Ellic
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Outstanding attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Ellic Sahualla as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. Ellic is an extremely accomplished and thorough lawyer having experience working both sides of the fence. From trial skills to motions practice, if you are opposite Ellic on a case you know you have a battle on your hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ellic. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ellic Sahualla is one of the best attorneys I have ever met. He has tried over 60 jury trials and won the overwhelming majority of them. He literally wrote the book in Texas from which prosecutors are trained in family violence cases. You should absolutely hire Ellic Sahualla if you find yourself charged with a criminal offense. He's one of the best."
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El Paso Criminal defense Lawyer Ellic Simon Sahualla III
Ellic Simon Sahualla III
Criminal defense Attorney
El Paso, TX
Licensed for 15 years
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