Carmen Roe

Carmen Roe

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston, TX

Carmen Roe | Law Firm
 | 440 Louisiana, Suite 900, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-236-7755
Email: Carmen Roe
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Appellate (40%)
Attorney Profile

Few can say they love what they do and even fewer mean it - I can truly say and mean it. I am always eager to stand up for my client to protect against an overzealous prosecutor. I look forward to it.

I am fortunate enough to have Brian Wice as a mentor and he has a saying: “The law is a contact sport”. He is right and the team that has the most knowledgeable coach has a distinct advantage, which is why I always make sure I am not out-coached when it’s time to go to trial. 

A good attorney must put in exhaustive hours but a great attorney has to do more. A great attorney adheres to strict principals even in the face of overwhelming opposition. When you find yourself thinking about cutting a corner or slacking even a little, the best will take a deep breath, consider their reputation, the client, dig deep, and go back to work. All great attorneys are persistent.

In discussing the importance of persistence Calvin Coolidge had it right: “Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

Abraham Lincoln recognized one key to success is preparation when he said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Like Lincoln, my practice is simple, straightforward and honest about what it takes to succeed and the drive to ensure it becomes a reality. Like Lincoln, I am always prepared.

Holding these principals close to my heart allows me to stand unwavering and give this personal testimony: with persistence, hard work, long hours, adherence to principles, knowledge of the law and diligent preparation I have developed a track record that most attorneys would be proud to call their own. 

Areas of Focus: Criminal trial, Federal and State Appeals, Writ of Habeas Corpus, Serious Felonies.

-Carmen M. Roe-

About Carmen Roe

Admitted 2005, Texas

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Honors and Awards:

  • Member of the Year, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Member of the Year, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA), 2014-15, 2015
  • Board of Directors, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association ("TCDLA"), 2015
  • Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association ("TCDLA"), 2005-2014
  • Member, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA), 2005-2010
  • Board of Directors, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, (HCCLA), 2011-13
  • Houston Bar Association ("HBA"), CLE Committee 2012-2013

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono Achievement Award, St. Mary's University School of Law, 2004

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker Pretrial Investigation, Rusty Duncan, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Speaker Motions for New Trial/Appellate Breakout Course Director, State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2015
  • Speaker Motions for New Trial/"Crimes Against Persons" Breakout Course Director, State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2014
  • Speaker Motions for New Trial, Criminal Law Bootcamp, Texas Southern University School of Law, 2012
  • Author, Grand Jury Service: A Lawyers Perspective, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Defender Magazine, 2012
  • 2nd highest rated speaker., Speaker Motions for New Trial, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Appellate Seminar, 2012
  • Speaker Systematic Trial Preparation, Criminal Law Bootcamp, Texas Southern University School of Law, 2011

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Motion to Suppress felony cocaine possession and felon in possession of a firearm granted and charges dismissed, 2012
  • Motion for New Trial Granted on Murder trial based on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, 2012
  • 11.072 Writ of Habeas Corpus Granted on Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and Dismissal of all charges, 2012
  • Motion for New Trial Granted in Murder trial that resulted in a 60 year sentence, 2012

Representative Clients:

  • I've never been in any criminal trouble before in my life. I took time out to find the best attorney that would help me resolve this issue. She accepted my case and told me that she would work hard in order to get the best outcome of this case. Carmen's fee is reasonable compare to some of the other attorneys that I spoken to. I was very nervous about the case and Carmen was there to help ease the nervous/anxiety feelings. She did great research on my case and found information that would help me. Carmen look at all the possible options for the case. The DA offer several plead deals and attempted to pressure me into accepting it. Carmen was there to tell me that I shouldn't take the deals and that the DA often use these tatics to pressure people into taking deals that they shouldn't. I trust Carmen and knowledge of the criminal courts. Finally, Carmen was able to get the case dismissed and I will be able to have this expunge from my record immediately. I am a graduate school with a promising future and I serious can say that thanks to Carmen Roe that my future is still secure. I am able to put this incident behind me and move forward. I feel truly blessed that I was able to find Carmen and she was able to help me in my time of need. I would strongly recommend Carmen to anyone who needs a great, aggressive, knowledgeable attorney!!!! Thanks Carmen, 2012
  • I have called on Carmen several times over the last 3 years for legal advise in the running of my business. Carmen has given me insight and solutions in every instance. No matter how busy Carmen is when i call she always takes time to help and offer what turns out to be sound advice and council. I will continue to call on Carmen knowing i can rely on her advise., 2012
  • I called Carmen on a recommendation from a friend and it was the best recommendation ever. Carmen is incredibly knowledgeable and treated my minor case as if it were the most important case she had, which honestly made the whole experience go more smoothly and less stressfull which helps a lot. She answered all of my questions and explained everything to me to where I can understand everything that was going on at all times. I highly recommend to everyone who is in need of a great lawyer that will do above and beyond what is needed in order to get the job done to use Carmen Roe!, 2012
  • I want to say that Carmen is one of the top defense lawyers out there! She is the most dedicated, informative and aggressive lawyer that will fight to the end for you. I went into a situation with all odds against including the State of Texas and Carmen stood by my side. This woman took on several prosecutors like it was a walk in the park to come out with a victory! My situation took a while and as afraid as I was to go into a trial, Carmen never once showed nervousness or made me feel that things would not work out. She knows the law and how to convince people to realize the hidden truth, with the most professionalism and demonstrating respect even to the opposing side. Even the prosecutors against me had to recognize Carmen with praise for her outstanding job. Through it all, I have matured and humbled myself through this storm in my life, and thank Carmen with everything I have for fighting to get my life back. Job well done Ms. Roe and you are a blessing!, 2011
  • I got in trouble for the first time in my life a few months ago. I was looking online for a good lawyer and came across Carmen Roe. I was so nerves to even contact a lawyer but she had great reviews. I met with her for the first time and she made me feel SO much better about my situation. She was easy to talk to and I could tell she knew what she was doing. I love the fact that she is not a "LAW FIRM" but a lawyer that showed my case the personal attention I felt it deserved. I never had a problem contacting her and she was always there to answer any questions I had. She really put me at easy and helped me through one of the hardest times in my life. I would recommend Carmen to anyone who really wants a hard working lawyer that will treat you like a person and not just another case number or a pay check. She is amazing and I owe her my life. My case was dismissed and I will be going back to her to get it off my record. Without her I could have never fulfilled my life dream of being in the medical field. Thank you Carmen., 2011

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Houston Aramco/Chevron Half-Marathon Finisher, 2012
  • Certificate of Concentration in Criminal Law, St. Mary's University School of Law, 2004
  • Phi Delta Phi, Member, 2004

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Trials And Criminal Appeals
  • Office Location for Carmen Roe

    440 Louisiana, Suite 900
    Houston, TX 77002


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