Nicole DeBorde

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston, TX

Bires Schaffer & DeBorde
 | 712 Main Street, JPMorgan Chase Bank Building, Suite 2400
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-526-6300
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Nicole DeBorde is a partner at the Houston law firm of Bires Schaffer & DeBorde. Since joining the firm in 2002, Ms. DeBorde has focused her career on defending clients from throughout Texas' Gulf Coast region who face a wide range of charges, such as:

• Driving while intoxicated
• Sex crimes
• Homicide
• White collar crimes
• Health care fraud
• Mortgage fraud
• Tax fraud
• Business fraud

Ms. DeBorde began her legal career in 1993 after earning her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center and her admission to the State Bar of Texas. In addition to her approval to practice law in Texas' state courtrooms, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, and the U.S. Supreme Court have also approved her to practice in their courtrooms.

Over the course of Ms. DeBorde's long career, she has earned a reputation as a skilled and dedicated attorney. As a result, she has earned a number of honors from the legal community. She has a "Superb" rating from Avvo, and she has received an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, she has received the President's Award from the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and H Texas Magazine has repeatedly included her on its list of the Top Lawyers for the People.

The respect of Ms. DeBorde's peers has resulted in a number of leadership positions. She has served as a board member for a number of organizations, including the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association. In addition, she has served as chair of the Houston Bar Association's Criminal Law and Procedure Section.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (50%)
Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%)
Appellate (10%)

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%): DUI/DWI

Appellate (10%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Appellate: Appeals

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2009 - 2010

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About Nicole DeBorde

Admitted: 1993, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.biresandschaffer.com/Attorneys/Nicole-Deborde.sht...

Honors and Awards:

  • Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association Presidential Award, HCCLA
  • Presidential Award, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Houston's Most Dynamic Women, Houston Modern Luxury Magazine
  • Houston's Top Lawyers, H Magazine

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Eastern District of Texas - Federal Practice
  • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Southern District of Texas - Federal Practice

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President - Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association, 2010
  • Eastern District of Texas - Federal Practice
  • Board Member - Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Immediate Past Chair - Houston Bar Association's Criminal Law and Procedure Section
  • American Inns of Court
  • Houston Bar Associations Administration of Justice Committee

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Legislative Update 2015 - An Overview , The Houston Lawyer, Criminal Law, 2015

Educational Background:

  • University of Houston

Industry Groups

  • Appeals
  • Federal Court
  • Felonies
  • Misdemeanors
  • State Court
  • Writs
  • Office Location for Nicole DeBorde

    712 Main Street
    JPMorgan Chase Bank Building, Suite 2400
    Houston, TX 77002

    Phone: 713-526-6300

     

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    Last Updated: 1/17/2017

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