Christopher L. Tritico

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston, TX

Tritico Rainey, PLLC
 | 1523 Yale St., Houston, TX 77008
Phone: 713-581-8203
Fax: 713-581-3360
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2007, 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Administrative Law (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    A veteran criminal defense attorney, Christopher L. Tritico has handled cases in state and federal courts ranging from environmental law to capital murder. He has represented notable athletes such as Moses Malone, former Houston Rocket; Gary Sheffield, All-Star third baseman for the Florida Marlins; and Julio Lugo, former Houston Astro. He was also one of the defense attorneys representing Timothy McVeigh in the Oklahoma City Bombing Case in 1997.

    A regular speaker to the Houston Federation of Teachers and other groups, Mr. Tritico has presented workshops in areas such as administrative rights and techniques for avoiding false allegations of child abuse. He has authored several articles on criminal defense techniques. He has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, World News Tonight, Nightline, CBS Evening News, Meet the Press, Dateline NBC, 20/20, CNN, Fox News Channel, Court TV and others both nationally and internationally.

    Mr. Tritico is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and the Tenth Circuits, and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas. His firm, Tritico Rainey, PLLC, is located in Houston, Texas.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Criminal Defense
    • 20%Civil Litigation
    • 10%Administrative Law
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence


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    Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2007, 2012 - 2020

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    About Christopher Tritico

    Admitted: 1988, Texas

    Professional Webpage:


    • The Reflections of Hope Award was given in 2015 to all the judges, prosecutors and defense lawyers who worked on federal and state trials of the Oklahoma City Bombing., Reflections of Hope, National Memorial and Museum Oklahoma City, 2015
    • Wall of Honor, Sam Houston State University- College of Humanities and Social Sciences, 2015
    • H Houston Magazine Houston's Top Lawyers for the People, 2005 - 2015

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2001
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1993
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1988
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1988
    • Texas, 1988
    • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    • Member, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
    • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Houston Bar Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Real Culprit in Yates Case is the System, Texas Lawyer, Vol. 18, No. 4, April, 2002
    • A Practical Guide to Policing Student on Student Sexual Harassment, State Bar of Texas School Law Section News Letter, Vol. 4, No. 1, April, 2000
    • Teacher Contracts and the Hearing Process: The Road to Victory, The Houston Lawyer, Vol. 34, No. 5, March/April, 1997
    • Presented Workshops in Areas Such as Administrative Rights and Techniques for Avoiding False Allegations of Child Abuse
    • Regular Speaker, Houston Federation of Teachers
    • "Investigative Techniques Every Lawyer Should Know"
    • "Investigative Techniques Every Lawyer Should Know"

    Representative Clients:

    • Reynolds v. State, 856 S.W.2d 547, 84 Ed. Law Rep. 571, Tex.App.- Hous., 1st Dist. 1993
    • Sarsfield v. State, 11 S.W. 3d 326, Tex. App. Hous. 14th Dist 1999
    • Goodie v. Houston Independent School Dist., 57 S.W. 3ed 646, 158 Ed. Law. Rep. 866, Tex. App.-Hous. 14th Dist. 2001
    • Employee Federation of North Harris Montgomery Community College Dist.
    • Houston Federation of Teachers
    • Timothy McVeigh
    • Julio Lugo
    • Gary Sheffield
    • Moses Malone

    Educational Background:

    • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, B.S. in Political Science, 1983
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    Office Location for Christopher L. Tritico

    1523 Yale St.
    Houston, TX 77008

    Phone: 713-581-8203

    Fax: 713-581-3360

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    Last Updated: 3/13/2020

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