Mary E. Conn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston, TX

Mary E. Conn & Associates
 | 1523 Yale St, Houston, TX 77008
Phone: 713-364-0594
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010, 2014
Licensed Since: 1985
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

An attorney since 1985, Mary Conn has been providing representation to clients throughout the greater metropolitan area and other parts of the Texas and California, focusing on criminal defense matters at both the state and federal level. Ms. Conn's successes in and out of the courtroom have earned her the respect of her colleagues, as evidenced by her receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through AVVO. Admitted to practice before all Texas and California state courts, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 5th and 9th Circuits, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Conn has defended clients against a variety of misdemeanor and felony charges. These have included the possession of marijuana, cocaine and other prohibited substances, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, capital murder, weapons violations, domestic violence, robbery, manslaughter, sex offenses, capital murder, and white collar crimes such as fraud, insider trading, embezzlement and money laundering. Ms. Conn has been able to obtain an astounding number of dismissals, an impressive number of acquittals in many of these matters, and in others she has negotiated favorable plea agreements with prosecutors.

Ms. Conn has led several classes and seminars on a variety of topics, and she is the editor of a treatise on DUI defense published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Her professional memberships include that organization as well as the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Ms. Conn pursued her legal education at the University of Houston Law Center, and she was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1984.

*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 (40%)
Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)
Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%)

Criminal Defense (40%): Criminal Law

Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%): Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2010, 2014

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About Mary Conn

Admitted: 1985, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.maryconnlaw.com/mary-e-conn/

Honors/Awards:

  • Recognized for Outstanding Service, President of Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 1992
  • NACDL Presidential Award, 1994 – 1995
  • TCDLA Presidential Award: Recognized for Outstanding Service in Continuing Legal Education, 1992 – 1993
  • NACDL Presidential Award: Recognized for Outstanding Service for Contributions to the Legislative Session, 1992 – 1993

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit
  • Life Member, Past Director, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Former Member, Grievance Committee, State Bar of Texas, 1987 – 1992
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Texas, 1985
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, Past President/Past Director, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA)
  • Member, National College of Criminal Defense
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit
  • Member, Past Director, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, Legal Committee, National Organization for the Reform of Laws (NORML)
  • Member, National College for DUI/DWI Defense

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Course Director, Advanced Federal Short Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, New Orleans,  Louisiana
  • Instructor, Advanced Trial Advocacy Course, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Boulder
  • Producer/Faculty, The Practice Development Intensive Two Day Program, Multiple Events, Houston, Dallas
  • Taking the Legal Specialization Exam, State Bar of Texas, Corpus Christi
  • Hearsay, Rules 801 and 802, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Criminal Law Course, Texas
  • NACDL DUI Handbook (Editor), NACDL Publication

Educational Background:

  • University of Houston, B.S., May, 1976
  • University of Texas at Tyler, B.S., May, 1978
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Office Location for Mary E. Conn

1523 Yale St
Houston, TX 77008

Phone: 713-364-0594

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Last Updated: 2/8/2019

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