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Christopher M. Perri

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Austin, TX

Chris Perri Law
1304 Nueces Street
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-764-3981
Fax: 512-474-8252
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021
Licensed in Texas Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Appellate, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar
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Attorney Profile

The founder of Chris Perri Law, Christopher Perri focuses his practice on both active and post-conviction criminal defense matters. Based in Austin, Texas, he provides aggressive and effective representation to clients throughout Travis County and across the state. Mr. Perri has been admitted to practice before all Texas state courts since 2005, and he has also been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Mr. Perri attended Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, majoring in economics and graduating in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts. After obtaining his Juris Doctor from The University of Texas at Austin in 2005, he subsequently pursued further studies in economics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and in 2010, he was awarded a Master of Arts in that discipline. 

Mr. Perri’s client base is comprised of people who have been accused by the state or federal government with having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. He also represents those who believe they were wrongfully convicted and are seeking to overturn their conviction through appeals and writs of habeas corpus. The types of charges his clients have faced include driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, domestic violence, theft, burglary, drug possession and trafficking, white collar crimes such as money laundering and embezzlement, sexual assault, homicide, and more. Mr. Perri has been able to obtain positive results on his clients’ behalf, including the overturning of convictions, jury and bench acquittals, charge dismissals, and the negotiation of plea bargains with the prosecution. This successful track record has earned him a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo along with several other honors and awards, including being named to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and selected as a Top Attorney by Austin Monthly Magazine.

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Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 20%Appellate
  • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Criminal Domestic Violence, Appeals, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


1 Years Super Lawyers
1 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2021

About Christopher M. Perri

First Admitted: 2005, Texas

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors, Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2014 to 2019
  • Member, Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Austin Bar Association
  • Member, Texas NORML

Educational Background

  • Graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with a J.D. degree, 2005
  • Graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago with a Master's Degree in Economics, 2010
  • Graduated Southwestern University with a B.A. in Economics, 2002


  • Excellence in Public Interest Award, Texas Law Fellowships, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the Region, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2020
  • One of the Top Criminal Defense Trial Attorneys
  • 2021 Texas Rising Stars List, 2021
  • Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2020


  • “Excellent in Court and on Appeal.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Christopher M. Perri

1304 Nueces Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-764-3981

Fax: 512-474-8252

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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