Jed R. Silverman

Top rated DUI-DWI attorney in Houston, Texas
Jed R. Silverman

Practice Areas: DUI-DWI, Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1999

Education: Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2006, 2008 - 2009

1221 Studewood St.
Houston, TX 77008 Visit website


Out of a deep commitment to upholding his clients’ constitutional rights and freedoms, Jed R. Silverman launched The Law Offices of Jed Silverman with offices in Houston, Alvin and Richmond, Texas. An attorney board-certified in criminal defense by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, he defends Texans in state and federal courts in criminal law matters such as:

  • Drug offenses
  • Expunctions
  • Federal crimes
  • Felonies and misdemeanors
  • Motions to revoke probation
  • Parole violations
  • Property crimes
  • Protective orders
  • Sex crimes
  • Violent crimes
  • White collar crimes

Competent, creative and thorough, Mr. Silverman has two decades of experience representing thousands of clients. Collaborating with specialists from different fields, he strives to identify the weaknesses on the opposition’s side and to devise a well-thought-out strategy. Adept at assessing and interpreting the situation, he is always prepared to go to court to fight for his clients.

Mr. Silverman attended Texas A&M University at Galveston and earned his bachelor’s degree in 1995 with a concentration in marine transportation. During his time there, he was also an active member of the Corps of Cadets. After that, he attended Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law and received his Doctor of Law degree in 1999.

Practicing law in Texas since 1999 and in Missouri since 2015, Mr. Silverman regularly appears before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition to publishing closing arguments for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, he has spoken at a conference for the Harris County Public Defender’s Office.

The elected president of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA), Mr. Silverman is highly involved in the National College for DUI Defense, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the American Bar Association. He has received the HCCLA’s Unsung Hero Award in addition to the Client’s Choice Award and a “Superb” rating from Avvo.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft

  • 50% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 50% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 1999, Texas

Professional Webpage:

  • Recipient, 2021-2022, Best Lawyers in America
  • Voted, 2006 - 2014, Texas Monthly Super Lawyer
  • Voted Texas Monthly Super Lawyer, 2006 - 2014
  • Mock Trial Awards, Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • Included in the prestigious list of Texas Super Lawyers®
  • Praemium Excellentia Award, Scholastic Excellence, Federal Criminal Procedure, Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Houston
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • Missouri, 2015
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2013
  • Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2000
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2000
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • College of the State Bar of Texas, Member
  • Texas, 1999; Grievance Committee, 2020-2022; District 4 Grievance Committee Chair, 2021-2022; District 4 Panel 5, Chair, 2021-2022
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2000
Educational Background:
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Texas A&M University, Galveston, Texas, B.S.M.T., Honors: Platoon Leader Corps of Cadets, 1995
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Certified Breath Test Operator (Intoxilyzer 5000)
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Certified Standardized Field Sobriety Tests Instructor
  • Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker, Top Gun DWI Seminar, 2008
  • Top Gun DWI Seminal, Opening Statement, Lecturer, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Trying criminal cases, Lecturer, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • Criminal Practice, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • Voir Dire, Lecturer, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Voir Dire, Lecturer, Harris County Public Defender's Office 
  • The State of Texas v. xxxx, Felony D.W.I.,.189, 2010

Office location for Jed R. Silverman

1221 Studewood St.
Houston, TX 77008

Phone: 713-226-8800


12 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2006, 2008 - 2009

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