Doug Murphy

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Houston, TX

Doug Murphy Law Firm, P.C.
 | 902 Heights Blvd, Houston, TX 77008
Phone: 713-229-8333
Fax: 713-583-0205
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009, 2013 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2004 - 2009
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (80%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
  • Free Consultation
Attorney Profile

A criminal defense specialist with the Doug Murphy Law Firm, P.C., Doug Murphy represents those who have been charged with crimes in Houston, Texas. Approaching every case with the dedication and passion necessary to secure a successful future for his clients, he handles DWI and DWI with a child passenger under 15, intoxication manslaughter, intoxication assault, boating while intoxicated, drug possession, white collar crimes, and cases of domestic violence.

As one of only two lawyers in Texas to be board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and also board certifie in DWI Defense by the National College for DUI Defense in DWI defense. Mr. Murpy ucrrently serves as the Assistant Dean for the National College for DUI Defense and the is immedaite past-president of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association. For his leadership and serving two consecutive terms on the board of directors with the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, he was given the organization’s President’s award numerous times.

With a Juris Doctor from Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Mr. Murphy is admitted to practice in Texas. The US News & World Report named him one of the Best Lawyers in America for six successive years. After working to expose flaws in the breath alcohol testing vans of the Houston Police Department, he was given The Sharon Levine Unsung Hero Award.

For over 20 years, Mr. Murphy has represented those who are facing criminal charges in all walks of life. Every client is treated with respect and dignity, and Mr. Murphy is aware of what is at stake for the individual. Because of this, he is diligent, focused and aggressive in obtaining the best outcome for his clients.

 
Practice Areas
  • 80%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Super Lawyers: 2009, 2013 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2004 - 2009

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  • Administrative License Revocation Hearings: A DWI Specialist's Primer for the General Practitioner (2002) - Murphy, Doug; Administrative License Revocation Hearings: A DWI Specialist's Primer for the General Practitioner, Texas Bar Journal, July, 2002.  

  • Blood Tests & Confrontation: A Bull is Coming (2011) - Murphy, Doug; Blood Tests & Confrontation: A Bull is Coming; Voice for the Defense, January/February, 2011

  • Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus (2009) - Murphy, Doug; Catch of the Day: Application for Writ of Habeas Corpus, Voice for the Defense, June, 2009

  • Preclusion of Prejudicial Post-Verdict Statements (2003) - Murphy, Doug; Motion of the Month: Preclusion of Prejudicial Post-Verdict Statements, Voice for the Defense, March, 2003.  

  • Presenting a Persuasive Opening Statement 60 Minutes Style (2011) - Murphy, Doug; Presenting a Persuasive Opening Statement 60 Minutes Style; Voice for the Defense, March, 2011

  • Challenging Drug Recognition "Experts" (2009) - Murphy, Doug; Challenging Drug Recognition "Experts," Voice for the Defense, June, 2009.  

  • About Doug Murphy

    Admitted: 1999, Texas

    Professional Webpage: https://www.dougmurphylaw.com/doug-murphy-3

    Honors/Awards:

    • TCDLA President's Award
    • Sharon Levine Unsung Hero Award, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
    • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters in Texas Monthly, 2013-2018
    • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters in Texas Monthly, 2009
    • Best Lawyers in America, US News & World Report list, by Woodward White, 2013-2019 

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified DWI Defense, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
    • Board Certified DWI Defense, American Bar Association 
    • Sustaining Member, National College for DUI Defense, 2008
    • Board Certified Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2007
    • Board Certified in DWI Defense Law, National College for DUI Defense

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Board of Directors, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
    • Assistant Dean, National College for DUI Defense
    • Past-President, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
    • Co-chair DWI Program, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.  , 2010
    • Board of Regents, National College for DUI Defense.  , 2010
    • Board of Directors, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association  , 2008
    • Board of Directors, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association  , 2011
    • Co-chair DWI Program, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association., 2009
    • Board of Regents, National College for DUI Defense., 2009
    • Board of Directors, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association  , 2007
    • Board of Directors, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association  , 2010
    • Board of Directors, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2006
    • Co-chair DWI Program, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.  , 2011
    • Board of Regents, National College for DUI Defense.  , 2011
    • Board of Directors, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association  , 2009

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • September 17, 2010: El Paso, Texas, National College for DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, El Paso Public Defenders, DWI Defense Practice Tips.  
    • October 24, 2008:  Rutland, Vermont, Vermont Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Challenging Drug Recognition "Experts".
    • October 15-16, 2010: Las Vegas, Nevada: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National College for DUI Defense; DWI means Defending With Ingenuity, Opening Statement and Cross Examination of Blood Experts.  
    • October 2-3, 2008:  San Antonio, Texas, Stu Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Challenging Drug Recognition Experts.
    • November 4, 2010: Amarillo, Texas: Amarillo Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, DWI Law.  
    • August 15, 2008:  Houston, Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 6th Annual Top Gun DWI Seminar:  An Accident/No Test Trial - From Start to Finish, Effective Use of Experts.
    • November 18-19, 2010: San Antonio, Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar, Persuasive Breath Testing Bullets.  
    • October 2 - 4, 2008:  San Antonio, Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar, Challenging Drug Recognition "Expert" Evidence.
    • December 13, 2010; Seattle, Washington, Washington Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Voir Dire.  
    • June 26 - 28, 2008:  San Antonio, Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 21st Annual Rusty Duncan Criminal Law Advanced Course, Challenging Drug Recognition "Experts".
    • March 27 - March 30, 2008:  Dallas, Texas, National College of DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Mastering Scientific Evidence, Challenging Drug Recognition "Experts".
    • January 20-21, 2011: Mazatlan, Mexico: National College for DUI Defense, Winter Session, 10 Silver Bullets for DWI Defense., 2011
    • November 2 - 3, 2007:  San Antonio, Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar, Challenging Drug Recognition "Expert" Evidence.
    • March 3-4, 2011: Houston, Texas; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Cross-Examination Seminar, Co-Course Director., 2011
    • September 13 - 14, 2007:  Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, DWI Seminar, Attacking Drug Recognition "Expert" Evidence.
    • April 14-16, 2011: New Orleans, Louisiana; National College for DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Mastering Scientific Evidence, Lead Defense Counsel in a Blood Test Case Trial., 2011
    • November 2, 2006:  San Antonio, Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Advanced DWI Seminar, Administrative License Revocation Hearings.
    • May 5, 2011: New York, New York; New York State Bar Association, DWI on Trial – The Big Apple XI Seminar, Voir Dire., 2011
    • August 25, 2006:  Sherman, Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, DWI Seminar, co-course director.
    • July 28-30, 2011: Cambridge, Massachusetts; National College for DUI Defense, Summer Session conducted at Harvard Law School, Voir Dire.
    • March 30 - April 1, 2006:  Dallas, Texas, Mastering Scientific Evidence, National College of DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
    • November 13-14, 2011: San Antonio, Texas; Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar, Co-Course Director., 2011
    • November 3 - 4, 2005:  San Antonio, Texas, Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Advanced DWI Seminar, Evidence in a DWI Case: Objections and Proffers.
    • Murphy, Doug; Blood Tests & Confrontation: A Bull is Coming; Voice for the Defense, January/February, 2011
    • Murphy, Doug; Presenting a Persuasive Opening Statement 60 Minutes Style; Voice for the Defense, March, 2011
    • July, 2005:  Houston, Texas, Top Gun DWI Seminar, Rules of Evidence in a DWI Case.
    • July 2, 2004: Tyler, Texas: Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, DWI Seminar, 10 Silver Bullets for a DWI Case.
    • May, 2004: Nacogdoches, Texas: Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, 10 Silver Bullets for a DWI Case.
    • April 30, 2004: Sugar Land, Texas: Criminal Defense Lawyers Project; A Day in the Life of a Criminal Defense Lawyer, Texas Rules of Evidence.
    • March 19, 2004: San Antonio, Texas: Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, DWI Defense, Rules of Evidence in a DWI Case.
    • January 23, 2004: Port Aransas, Texas: Criminal Defense Lawyers Project; A Day in the Life of a Criminal Defense Lawyer, DWI Evidence.
    • October 17, 2003: Beaumont, Texas: Criminal Defense Lawyers Project; A Day in the Life of a Criminal Defense Lawyer, DWI Evidence.
    • July 23-26, 2003: Cambridge, Massachusetts: National College of DUI Defense, Summer Session conducted at Harvard Law School ; Evidence in a DWI Case: Objections and Proffers.
    • May 9, 2003: Dallas, Texas: Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association DWI Seminar; Administrative License Revocations.
    • January 31, 2003: Amarillo, Texas: Criminal Defense Lawyers Project; A Day in the Life of a Criminal Defense Lawyer, Administrative License Revocations.
    • June 30 - July 7, 2001: Tambor, Puntarenas, Costa Rica : Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, Driver's License Administrative Revocations in Drunk Driving Cases
    • April 16-18, 2009: New Orleans, Louisiana, National College of DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Mastering Scientific Evidence.
    • July 16-19, 2009: Cambridge, Massachusetts: National College for DUI Defense, Summer Session conducted at Harvard Law School.  
    • November 12-13, 2009: San Antonio, Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar, Blood Search Warrants.  
    • January 5, 2010: Dallas, Texas, National College for DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Dallas Public Defenders, DWI Defense Practice Tips.  
    • April 8-10, 2010: New Orleans, Louisiana, National College for DUI Defense and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Mastering Scientific Evidence.  
    • May 7, 2010: Dallas, Texas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, DWI Defense Project - Obtaining Not Guilty Verdicts by Enforcing the Law, Co-Course Director, Encounters, Reasonable Suspicion & Terry Stops.  
    • Murphy, Doug; Trichter, J. Gary; Motion of the Month: Preclusion of Prejudicial Post-Verdict Statements , Voice for the Defense , March, 2003
    • July 22, 2010: Richmond, Texas: Fort Bend County Criminal Lawyers Association, Controlling the Courtroom with the Rules of Evidence.  
    • March 5-6, 2009:  Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2009 Advanced DUI Seminar, Trying a Breath Test Case Like the Pros Do., 2009
    • July 29-31, 2010: Cambridge, Massachusetts: National College for DUI Defense, Summer Session conducted at Harvard Law School, Closing Arguments.  
    • Murphy, Doug; Trichter, J. Gary; Administrative License Revocation Hearings: A DWI Specialist's Primer for the General Practitioner , Texas Bar Journal , July, 2002
    • September 10, 2010: Beaumont, Texas, Jefferson County Bar Association – Criminal Section, DWI Defense CLE, Reasonable Suspicion.  
    • December 11, 2008:  Atlanta, Georgia, Defense of Drinking Driver's Institute, Shootin' Down the Drug Recognition "Expert".

    Videos:

    • November, 2004: Murphy, Doug, DWI Defense, State Bar of Texas, TYLA Ten Minute Mentor video program.

    Industry Groups

    • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
    • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • National College For DUI Defense
    • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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    Office Location for Doug Murphy

    902 Heights Blvd
    Houston, TX 77008

    Phone: 713-229-8333

    Fax: 713-583-0205

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