I am a criminal defense lawyer who is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and have been since 1998. I have tried cases of all levels, from Class C Misdemeanors to several Capital Murder and First Degree Murder trials.
I have tried cases in state and federal courts, to include trials out of state in New Mexico and Missouri. I have tried multi ton drug conspiracy cases in federal court in several cities in Texas. I have tried cases involving conspiracy to possess milliions of dollars of counterfeit currency. I have tried multiple DWI cases and serious Aggravated Sexual Assault cases.
When necessary, which is in fact quite freqent, I have enlisted the assistance of experts to assist in providing the most effective defense to our clients.
My approach to the practice of criminal defense work is not to run my client's case through the system, so to speak, but rather to discern and develop a legal defense and then work to obtain the best possible result for our clients. This approach is inconsistent with working out a plea bargain at the first opportunity. While a plea bargain is an option, it should not be the first and it is not the first in my practice of criminal law.
Finally, I will never lie to you, mislead you or tell you what you want to hear. I will always tell it like it is.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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Ed and I represented co-defendants in a three week jury trial in federal court, where the charge carried a sentence of ten years to life. The defendants that Ed and I represented are both free men today. Ed's knowledge of criminal law and procedure is excellent, and he is a zealous advocate for his clients.
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|NM||Authorized to practice law||2006||03/25/2010|
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1992||08/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified In Criminal Law||Texas Board of Legal Specialization||1998|
|Lawyer/Owner||Law Offices of Eduardo Solis||1994 - Present|
|Lawyer/Owner||Law Offices of Eduardo Solis||1992 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas||N/A||2009 - Present|
|State Bar of New Mexico||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit||N/A||2003 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas||N/A||1999 - Present|
|College of The Sate Bar of Texas||N/A||1999 - Present|
|United States District Court for New Mexico||N/A||1996 - Present|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||N/A||1995 - Present|
|United States District Court for The Western District of Texas||N/A||1994 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas||N/A||1992 - Present|
|State Bar of Texas||N/A||1992 - Present|
|State of Texas vs. Manuel Lara||Not guilty - Capital Murder|
|State of Texas vs. Sidney Digbie||Hung Jury on Capital Murder; retrial guilty of Robbery|
|State of Texas vs. John Tejeda||Not Guilty murder; manslaughter conviction and 7 year sentence|
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|12th Annual Criminal Law Seminar - Ruidoso, New Mexico||Confession, Excited Utterances and Crawford v. Washington||2009|
|University of Houston Law Center||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||N/A||1992|
|12th Annual El Paso Criminal Law Seminar||Confession, Excited Utterances and Crawford v. Washington||2004|