Clifton L. "Scrappy" Holmes, Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C., is known for his successful criminal defense practice with over 42 years of experience in state and federal courts. He has successfully defended citizens facing the death penalty in state and federal courts. He is a past president of TCDLA and was named one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Texas by Texas Lawyer in 2002 and 2007. Although well-known as a top criminal defense lawyer, Scrappy has 42 years of experience in representing clients in civil litigation, personal injury, and wrongful death. Scrappy was listed in Texas Super Lawyers in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. In 2007, Scrappy was inducted into the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Hall of Fame.