George H. Tyson, Jr.

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston, TX

George Tyson Attorney at Law
 | 1714 Sunset Boulevard, Houston, TX 77005
Phone: 713-524-5288
Fax: 832-916-2662
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2005, 2007 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1976
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
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The founder of his own law firm, George Tyson Attorney at Law, located in Houston, Texas, George H. Tyson, Jr., has been providing aggressive criminal defense representation for his clients in both state and federal courts for four decades. His criminal practice includes high-profile cases involving such matters as federal fraud charges, violent crimes, family assaults, drug possession, white collar offenses and murder.

Mr. Tyson completed his Bachelor of Arts in English at Duke University in 1973. He then went on to pursue his legal education at what is now known as the University of Houston Law Center and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 1976. Admitted to practice in Texas, Mr. Tyson is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Mr. Tyson has obtained numerous favorable verdicts and dismissals for his clients, including an acquittal of a client who had been charged with capital murder and a favorable verdict for a client who had been charged with 22 counts of fraud. His track record has not gone unnoticed by his fellow professionals, as evidenced by his receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. Mr. Tyson was recognized as one of "Houston's Top Lawyers" by H-Texas Magazine in each year from 2008 to 2015.

Mr. Tyson has been an active participant in several legal organizations. His memberships include the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and he is a life fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used 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 confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (100%): Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2005, 2007 - 2019

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About George Tyson, Jr.

Admitted: 1976, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.gtysonlaw.com/houston-defense-lawyer.php

Honors/Awards:

  • Chief Defender, University of Houston Honor Court, Law School, 1976
  • Semi-finalist Award, State Junior Bar of Texas Moot Court Competition, Law School, 1975
  • Best Brief Award, State Junior Bar of Texas Moot Court Competition, Law School, 1975
  • Chief Justice, University of Houston Advocates, Law School, 1975
  • Order of Barons, Law School, 1975
  • Order of the Barristers, Law School, 1975
  • Texas SuperLawyer, Texas  Monthly Magazine, November 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • ,Houston's Top Lawyers, H Texas Magazine, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell Law Directory
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 1999-present

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1990

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The College of the State Bar of Texas, 1994
  • Mediation Training, American Academy of Attorneys- Mediators Inc., Dallas, Texas, 1993
  • Houston Bar Association, Administration of Justice, 1992
  • Houston Bar Association, Judicial Liaison Committee, 1989
  • Director, Harris County Criminal Lawyers' Association, 1981
  • State of Texas, 1976
  • Houston Bar Association, Prison Pre-Release, 1992-1993
  • Eleventh United States Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Fifth United States Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Life Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Learn Trial Techniques from the Masters, "Sponsoring Expert Witnesses", February 26-27, 2004
  • Speaker, Agressive Representation in Criminal Court Seminar, "Expert Witnesses", January 24-25, 2003

Educational Background:

  • Duke University, B.A. in English, 1973
Office Location for George H. Tyson, Jr.

1714 Sunset Boulevard
Houston, TX 77005

Phone: 713-524-5288

Fax: 832-916-2662

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Last Updated: 4/4/2019

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