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Paul C. Looney

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston, TX

Looney, Smith & Conrad, P.C.
11767 Katy Fwy, Suite 740
Houston, TX 77079
Phone: 281-597-8818
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 1990
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense
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Attorney Profile

Paul Looney brings over 30 years of criminal defense law to his clients in Houston, throughout the state of Texas, and across the nation. A graduate of West Texas State University, Mr. Looney earned degrees in economics and political science and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the South Texas College of Law.  Paul has earned many accolades including "Fellow" of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Charles Butts Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year presented by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA).

About Paul C. Looney

First Admitted: 1990, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.looneysmithconrad.com

Educational Background

  • Graduated from West Texas State University with degrees in economics and political science., 1979

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Paul earned his law license to practice in the State of Texas in 1990 and is permitted to practice in other states as well., 1990

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Paul presented, “Jury Persuasion in Criminal Cases:  Utilizing ‘Solutions Selling’ Techniques” at the Continuing Education Stanford Law School in 1998., Lecturer, “Jury Persuasion in Criminal Cases: Utilizing ‘Solutions Selling’ Techniques” , at the Continuing Education Stanford Law School, 1998
  • I’ve been doing this for more than 30 years now, and I still find the Strike Force to be an essential resource when the going gets tough. None of us can do this work without, occasionally, having to take a stand that risks our becoming the defendant, instead of the defender. And when that occurs, knowing that we’re not alone is invaluable., Writer, Strike Force is not just for young lawyers, The Voice for the Defense magazine of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2021
  • “Jury Persuasion in Criminal Cases:  Utilizing ‘Solution Selling’ Techniques” published in November, 2014 by the Voice, the magazine of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association., Writer, “Jury Persuasion in Criminal Cases:  Utilizing ‘Solution Selling’ Techniques” , The Voice magazine of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2014
  • “Proceeding Vaguely:  Obstruction of a Pending Proceeding Under 18 U.S.C. 1505” published in 2014 by The Champion, the renowned magazine of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers., Writer, “Proceeding Vaguely:  Obstruction of a Pending Proceeding Under 18 U.S.C. 1505”, The Champion magazine of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014

Honors/Awards

  • Super Fellow, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Education Institute, 2011
  • , Houston's Top Lawyers, H Texas Magazine, 2015
  • Nation's TOP ONE Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Paul was awarded the designation of “Fellow” by the Texas Bar Foundation, one of the highest honors bestowed by the Texas Bar., Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation, 2015
  • In 2014, Paul was named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers, a premier group of attorneys practicing criminal defense or civil plaintiff law.  This honor is extended to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results and leadership., Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers, 2014

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Paul won the prestigious Charles D. Butts Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year award given by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for his work with the two free legal clinics as well as his services in the four years following the Twin Peaks melee., 2019
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Office Location for Paul C. Looney

11767 Katy Fwy
Suite 740
Houston, TX 77079

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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