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Carmen Roe

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston, TX

Carmen Roe Law Firm, PLLC
440 Louisiana St, Suite 1115
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-236-7755
Fax: 713-236-7756
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015
Licensed in Texas Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Appellate
Attorney Profile

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 13 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. Among her numerous honors, Ms. Roe was elected in 2018 as District 4, Place 5, State Bar Board of Directors and continues to serve on the Board of Directors for 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. Ms. Roe currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center where she teaches criminal appellate advocacy. 

Practice Areas
  • 60%Criminal Defense
  • 40%Appellate
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Appeals

Selections

8 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2015

About Carmen Roe

First Admitted: 2005, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://carmenroe.com

Educational Background

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2004
  • University of Houston Clear Lake, 2000

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Houston Aramco/Chevron Half-Marathon Finisher, 2012

Verdicts/Settlements

  • 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
  • Motion to Suppress felony cocaine possession and felon in possession of a firearm granted and charges dismissed, 2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaker, Motions for New Trial, State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2014
  • Presentation at Advanced Criminal Law Course., Speaker, Motions for New Trial, State Bar of Texas, Criminal Attorneys And Judges, 2019
  • Presentation at the Advanced Criminal Law Course., Speaker, Pretrial Investigation, State Bar of Texas, Criminal Attorneys And Judges, 2019
  • Speaker, Systematic Trial Preparation, Criminal Law Bootcamp, Texas Southern University School of Law, 2011
  • 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, 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

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Chairman of the Board, Anthony Graves Foundation 2016 to 2017., 2017

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Leadership Forum, Houston/Gulf Coast Region Class 48., 2019
  • Board of Director, District 4, Place 5, State Bar of Texas, elected 2018, 2019
  • Council, Criminal Justice Section of State Bar of Texas, 2019
  • Board of Director, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association ("TCDLA"), 2015 to Present., 2019
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Houston Law Center, 2019
  • Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA), 2004-Present, 2019
  • Member, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA), 2005-Present, 2019
  • Course Director, Advanced Criminal Law Course, 2017
  • Board of Director, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, (HCCLA), 2007-2011, 2011
  • President, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA), 2014-2015, 2015
  • Secretary, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association 2011-2013, 2013

Honors/Awards

  • Selection of the top 1/3 of Texas attorneys., Texas Bar Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2019
  • Member of the Year, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Member of the Year, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified in Criminal Appeals by the Texas Board of Legal Specifications, 2011 to Present, 2019

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Trials And Criminal Appeals
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Office Location for Carmen Roe

440 Louisiana St
Suite 1115
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-236-7755

Fax: 713-236-7756

Last Updated: 5/23/2022

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