Christopher L. Tritico

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Houston, Texas

Tritico Rainey, PLLC
Christopher L. Tritico
Tritico Rainey, PLLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Administrative Law; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1988

Education: South Texas College of Law Houston

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2007, 2012 - 2023

Tritico Rainey, PLLC

1523 Yale St.
Houston, TX 77008 Visit website


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

Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Administrative Law

Focus areas

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

  • 70% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Administrative Law

First Admitted: 1988, Texas

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Representative Clients:
  • Goodie v. Houston Independent School Dist., 57 S.W. 3ed 646, 158 Ed. Law. Rep. 866, Tex. App.-Hous. 14th Dist. 2001
  • Gary Sheffield
  • Houston Federation of Teachers
  • Reynolds v. State, 856 S.W.2d 547, 84 Ed. Law Rep. 571, Tex.App.- Hous., 1st Dist. 1993
  • Moses Malone
  • Timothy McVeigh
  • Sarsfield v. State, 11 S.W. 3d 326, Tex. App. Hous. 14th Dist 1999
  • Julio Lugo
  • Employee Federation of North Harris Montgomery Community College Dist.
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Investigative Techniques Every Lawyer Should Know"
  • Regular Speaker, Houston Federation of Teachers
  • Presented Workshops in Areas Such as Administrative Rights and Techniques for Avoiding False Allegations of Child Abuse
  • Teacher Contracts and the Hearing Process: The Road to Victory, The Houston Lawyer, Vol. 34, No. 5, March/April, 1997
  • 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
  • Real Culprit in Yates Case is the System, Texas Lawyer, Vol. 18, No. 4, April, 2002
  • "Investigative Techniques Every Lawyer Should Know"
Educational Background:
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, B.S. in Political Science, 1983
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2001
  • Member, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Texas, 1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1988
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1993
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 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

Office location for Christopher L. Tritico

1523 Yale St.
Houston, TX 77008

Phone: 713-581-8203


17 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2007, 2012 - 2023

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