Samuel C. Adamo, II

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Austin, TX

The Adamo Law Firm
524 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
Phone: 713-280-3308
Fax: 713-203-4440
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (30%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%), Cannabis Law (20%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Samuel C. Adamo, II, is a partner with Adamo & Adamo law firm in Houston, Texas. A nationally ranked trial lawyer with more than 13 years of experience, Mr. Adamo focuses his practice exclusively on criminal defense, and he provides invaluable counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Houston metro and surrounding areas who stand accused or are under investigation for any type of felony or misdemeanor offense.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Adamo has achieved remarkable success protecting the rights and liberties of the accused while helping his clients achieve the favorable outcomes they seek for their serious legal challenges as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. He also has extensive experience with representing businesses in the CBD and industrial hemp industries, and he is highly trained in field sobriety testing as well as alcohol blood and breath tests.

Having secured numerous acquittals, dismissals and reductions of charges for his clients, Mr. Adamo has gained a reputation as a leader in his field, and he has received recognition as one of the Top Young Criminal Lawyer in Texas from Texas Monthly Magazine. He has also received Top 100 and Top 40 Under 40 designations from the National Trial Lawyers along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

A 2002 graduate of the University of San Diego, Mr. Adamo obtained his Juris Doctor from South Texas College of Law in 2006. The State Bar of Texas admitted him to practice the following year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

A leader in his field, Mr. Adamo has several publications to his credits, and he routinely conducts lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics. He is also the founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, and he is a member of the National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and its branches for Texas, Harris County and Dallas, among his many other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 30%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 20%Cannabis Law
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime


1 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021

About Samuel C. Adamo, II

Admitted: 2007, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Texas Bar Association
  • Southern District of Texas
  • State of Texas
  • American Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Houston Trial Attorney Association
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Trial Attorney Association
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association - Media Relations Team, 2020
  • Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • National College of DUI Defense Lawyers, 2014
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association - Founding Member


  • , Published Author – Non-Disclosure Update, The Voice, May 2017
  • , 10.0 Houston Criminal Defense Rating on Avvo
  • Superb Criminal Lawyer Rating on Avvo.
  • , Texas Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Top Young Texas & Houston Criminal Lawyer in Texas – Texas Monthly
  • Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers – NTLA – National Trial Lawyers Association
  • , Top 40 Under 40 – NTLA – National Trial Lawyers Association
  • , Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in United States – U.S. News and World Report
  • , Top Criminal Defense Firm, U.S. News & World Report
  • , Best DUI Lawyers in Houston, Expertise, 2020
  • , Elite Lawyer, Elite Lawyer, 2020
  • , Top Houston Criminal Defense Attorney, Houstonia Magazine, 2019
  • , Top Houston Criminal Attorney, H-Texas Magazine, 2016
  • , Top 10 Blog Post, Texas State Bar, 2018
  • , Top 10 Blog Post, Texas State Bar, 2018

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • NHTSA DWI Field Sobriety Certification

Educational Background

  • B.A., University of San Diego, 2002

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Defending DWIs in the age of driverless vehicles. , Author, DWI and Autonomous Vehicles, Reasonable Doubt Blog (HCCLA), 2018
  • Using modern technology to defend your client. , Author, Fitbit Technology, Reasonable Doubt Blog (HCCLA), 2018
  • A comprehensive guide for sealing criminal records of arrests and convictions., Author, Non-Disclosure, Voice for the Defense (TCDLA), 2017
  • Navigating legislative changes toward sealing DWI convictions. , Co-Author, DWI and Non-Disclosures, Voice For The Defense (TCDLA), 2017

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Texas Super Lawyers, 2021

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Bar
  • Gas
  • Legal
  • Medical
  • Oil
  • Restaurant
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Office Location for Samuel C. Adamo, II

524 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

Phone: 713-280-3308

Fax: 713-203-4440

Last Updated: 8/2/2021

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