Carmen Roe

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston, TX

Carmen Roe | Law Firm
 | 440 Louisiana, Suite 900, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-236-7755
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Appellate (40%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Carmen Roe is the founder and managing attorney of the Carmen Roe Law Firm in Houston, Texas. Serving the Houston metro region and the surrounding areas, Ms. Roe and her law firm focus solely on criminal law by helping her clients defend themselves against serious criminal charges and accusations.

As a highly rated criminal defense lawyer, Ms. Roe works hard to deliver the most effective defense strategies possible for those facing all types of felony or misdemeanor charges, including drug crimes, DUI and other alcohol-related offenses, property crimes, assault and domestic violence charges, sex crimes, weapons crimes, vehicle crimes, and more.

Certified in criminal appeals by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Ms. Roe has a long record of successfully handling federal and state appeals, and she also provides post-conviction representation to help expunge or seal her clients' criminal records.

Passionate about advocating on behalf of her clients' rights and best interests, Ms. Roe devotes her time and resources to challenge the prosecution's evidence to achieve the most favorable outcome possible for those she serves. For more than 10 years, she and her law firm have helped countless clients fight the charges they face in order to preserve their freedom.

From this commitment to her clients, Ms. Roe has received several awards and honors throughout her career. In 2012 and 2013, the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association named her as Member of the Year, and she has since served as the association's president from 2014 through 2015. She is also a member of several professional legal organizations, including the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

A graduate of the University of Houston, Ms. Roe obtained her Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 2005. That same year, the State Bar of Texas admitted her to practice! Ms. Roe is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (60%): Criminal Law

Appellate (40%): Appeals

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Criminal Law

Appellate: Appeals

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015

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About Carmen Roe

Admitted: 2005, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://carmenroe.com

Honors and Awards:

  • Super Lawyer, 2015
  • Member of the Year, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Member of the Year, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Legal Analyst, Fox 26 Houston 2014-Present 
  • Phi Delta Phi, Member, 2004
  • Pro Bono Achievement Award, St. Mary's University School of Law, 2004
  • Certificate of Concentration in Criminal Law, St. Mary's University School of Law, 2004
  • State Bar of Texas, Fellow, 2014 and 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board certified in Criminal Appeals by the Texas Board of Legal Specifications

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Past President, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA), 2013-2015
  • Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) Director, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association 2010-2013
  • Secretary, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association 2011-2013
  • Member, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA), 2005-Present
  • Board of Directors, Houston Bar Association ("HBA") 2016 to Present, 
  • Member, Board of Directors, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association ("TCDLA") 2015-Present
  • Board of Directors, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, (HCCLA), 2007-2011
  • Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association ("TCDLA"), 2005- Present
  • Chairman of the Board, Anthony Graves Foundation 2016 to Present
  • Course Director, Advanced Criminal Law Course July 2017-2020
  • United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Eastern Districts of Texas
  • United States Southern Districts of Texas

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, Motions for New Trial/Appellate Breakout Course Director, State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2015
  • Speaker, Pretrial Investigation, Rusty Duncan, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Speaker, Motions for New Trial, State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2014
  • Speaker, Motions for New Trial, Criminal Law Bootcamp, Texas Southern University School of Law, 2012
  • Speaker (2nd highest rated), Motions for New Trial, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Appellate Seminar, 2012
  • Author, Grand Jury Service: A Lawyers Perspective, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Defender Magazine, 2012
  • Speaker, Systematic Trial Preparation, Criminal Law Bootcamp, Texas Southern University School of Law, 2011

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Motion to Suppress felony cocaine possession and felon in possession of a firearm granted and charges dismissed, 2012
  • Motion for New Trial Granted on Murder trial based on Ineffective Assistance of Counsel, 2012
  • 11.072 Writ of Habeas Corpus Granted on Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon and Dismissal of all charges, 2012
  • Motion for New Trial Granted in Murder trial that resulted in a 60 year sentence, 2012

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Houston Aramco/Chevron Half-Marathon Finisher, 2012

Educational Background:

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2005
  • University of Houston

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Trials And Criminal Appeals
Office Location for Carmen Roe

440 Louisiana, Suite 900
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-236-7755

 

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Last Updated: 12/6/2017

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