Charley A. Davidson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Houston, TX

Hanszen Laporte LLP
 | 14201 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
Phone: 832-900-9248
Fax: 713-524-2580
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007, 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar,
  • Criminal Defense (0%)
Attorney Profile

Focusing his practice exclusively on criminal defense matters at the state and federal level, Charley A. Davidson is a partner at Hanszen LaPorte and the head of the firm's criminal defense practice group. Based in Houston, Texas, he represents people throughout the greater metropolitan area who have been charged with misdemeanor or felony offenses. The types of matters that Mr. Davidson has handled have included mail fraud, money laundering, and other white collar crimes, bribery, driving under the influence of alcohol, burglary, extortion, weapons violations, sex crimes, vehicular homicide, and murder. He has been able to obtain acquittals in several of his trials, while in others he has successfully negotiated favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. Mr. Davidson's courtroom successes have not gone unnoticed by his fellow attorneys, who have given him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Davidson received a Bachelor of Arts cum laude from The University of Texas at Austin in 1975. Remaining on campus, he pursued his legal education at The University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where he was inducted into the Order of Barristers and served on The American Journal of Criminal Law before being awarded his Juris Doctor in 1978. Mr. Davidson was a partner at an international white collar criminal defense firm before joining Hanszen Laporte.

Admitted to practice in Texas, Mr. Davidson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, and several other federal courts. He is a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and he is a fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 0%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft


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Super Lawyers: 2007, 2016 - 2020

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About Charley Davidson

Admitted: 1978, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Texas Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • Best Lawyers in America, Criminal Defense: General Practice and White Collar
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale–Hubbell Peer Review Ratings

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
  • Member, National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section
  • Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, Houston Bar Association Criminal Law & Procedure Section
  • Eastern District of Michigan
  • Eastern District of Oklahoma
  • Western District of Oklahoma
  • Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi)
  • U.S. Federal Court for the Western District of Texas
  • U.S. Federal Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Federal Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Federal Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • All Courts of the State of Texas

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Recipient, Texas Defender Service, 2013 Justice in Policy Award
  • Participant, Texas Appleseed Project, Texas Michael Morton Discovery Bill
  • Seven Year Pack Leader, SUMMIT Mission Trip, Chapelwood United Methodist Church
  • Co-Chairman, Parking Lot Ministry, Chapelwood United Methodist Church
  • Member, Board of Stewards, Chapelwood United Methodist Church
  • Vice President Emeritus of Baseball Operations, Memorial High School
  • President, Boykins Youth Foundation

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas, B.A., cum laude, 1975 
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Office Location for Charley A. Davidson

14201 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77079

Phone: 832-900-9248

Fax: 713-524-2580

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Last Updated: 3/18/2020

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