George H. Tyson, Jr.

Top rated criminal defense attorney in Houston, Texas

George Tyson Attorney at Law
George H. Tyson, Jr.
George Tyson Attorney at Law

Practice Areas: Criminal defense; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1976

Education: University of Houston Law Center

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2005, 2007 - 2022
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George Tyson Attorney at Law

2339 University Blvd
3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77005 Visit website


Considered to be one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in the state of Texas, George H. Tyson, Jr. is the founder of the firm that bears his name. He is located in Houston, and he provides effective and aggressive advocacy to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area. Mr. Tyson has been certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1990, a recognition that is shared by only 5% of attorneys who practice in that area of the law.


For more than four decades, Mr. Tyson has represented people who have been accused by the state of Texas or the federal government with having committed felony or misdemeanor offenses. The cases that he has handled during his distinguished career have included homicide, driving while intoxicated by alcohol or drugs, domestic violence, white collar crimes such as fraud or embezzlement, drug possession and trafficking, aggravated assault, and weapons violations. Mr. Tyson has been able to obtain positive results for his clients, whether through charge dismissals, acquittals, reversals on appeal or the negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecution.

Mr. Tyson’s successful track record combined with his high degree of professional ethics have earned him a great deal of favorable recognition from his colleagues. He possesses an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 “Superb” peer review rating through Avvo, and he has appeared numerous times on H-Texas Magazine’s annual “Top Lawyer” List. Mr. Tyson is a graduate of Duke University and what was then known as the University of Houston Bates College of Law. He is admitted to practice in Texas and before several federal courts, including the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.

*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

Criminal defense

Focus areas

Assault & battery, Criminal fraud, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Probation, Sex offenses, Theft

  • 100% Criminal defense

First Admitted: 1976, Texas

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker, Learn Trial Techniques from the Masters, "Sponsoring Expert Witnesses", February 26-27, 2004
  • Speaker, Aggressive Representation in Criminal Court Seminar, "Expert Witnesses", January 24-25, 2003
Educational Background:
  • Duke University, B.A. in English, 1973
  • Best Brief Award, State Junior Bar of Texas Moot Court Competition, Law School, 1975
  • Order of Barons, Law School, 1975
  • AV Rated, Martindale Hubbell Law Directory
  • Chief Justice, University of Houston Advocates, Law School, 1975
  • Semi-finalist Award, State Junior Bar of Texas Moot Court Competition, Law School, 1975
  • ,Houston's Top Lawyers, H Texas Magazine, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Order of the Barristers, Law School, 1975
  • Chief Defender, University of Houston Honor Court, Law School, 1976
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 1999-present
  • Texas SuperLawyer, Texas  Monthly Magazine, November 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1990
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Houston Bar Association, Administration of Justice, 1992
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas, 1994
  • Supreme Court of Texas, 1976
  • State of Texas, 1976
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Eleventh United States Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association thru 2019
  • Director, Harris County Criminal Lawyers' Association, 1981
  • Mediation Training, American Academy of Attorneys- Mediators Inc., Dallas, Texas, 1993
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Texas
  • Fifth United States Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Life Fellow, Houston Bar Foundation
  • Houston Bar Association, Prison Pre-Release, 1992-1993
  • Houston Bar Association, Judicial Liaison Committee, 1989
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Office location for George H. Tyson, Jr.

2339 University Blvd
3rd Floor
Houston, TX 77005

Phone: 713-524-5288


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2005, 2007 - 2022

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