Christopher M. Perri

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Austin, Texas

Chris Perri Law
Christopher M. Perri
Chris Perri Law

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Appellate, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2005

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2021
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Chris Perri Law

1304 Nueces Street
Austin, TX 78701 Visit website


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

Criminal Defense, Appellate, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Focus areas

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

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

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

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

“Excellent in Court and on Appeal.”

Office location for Christopher M. Perri

1304 Nueces Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-764-3981


2 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2021

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