Richard Kuniansky

Top rated white collar crimes attorney in Houston, Texas

The Law Offices of Richard Kuniansky
Richard Kuniansky
The Law Offices of Richard Kuniansky

Practice Areas: White collar crimes, Criminal defense, Health care; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 1988

Education: Emory University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004, 2020 - 2023

The Law Offices of Richard Kuniansky

440 Louisiana St
Suite 1440
Houston, TX 77002 Visit website


Richard Kuniansky is a criminal defense attorney in Houston, Texas. Mr. Kuniansky is the founder of the Law Offices of Richard Kuniansky and has over 44 years of legal experience. He primarily concentrates his practice on federal, tax and white collar criminal defense and has ample trial experience.

Mr. Kuniansky has been a practicing attorney since 1978 and has experience as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. Over his career, he has tried hundreds of jury trials, securing reduced or dismissed charges for his clients. His experience as a prosecutor provides him with insight in how prosecutors approach a case, which allows him to tailor his defense strategy appropriately as a criminal defense attorney.

Since founding his own criminal defense firm in 1992, Mr. Kuniansky has successfully defended clients in major criminal cases. He is certified in criminal law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is AV Preeminent* peer-review rated through Martindale-Hubbell. Additionally, in 2019, Houstonia magazine named him a “Top Criminal Defense Attorney.”

Outside of his criminal defense practice, Mr. Kuniansky is devoted to professional education. He has spoken at continuing legal education seminars for the Houston Bar Association Criminal Law & Procedure Section and Taxation Section, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Mr. Kuniansky graduated cum laude from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He received his law degree from Emory Law. He holds a license to practice law before all Texas state courts.

*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: white collar, Criminal defense, Health care, Tax: business

Focus areas

White collar crime, Criminal law - federal, Criminal fraud, Felony, Tax evasion, Health & health care law, Tax law

  • 70% Criminal defense: white collar
  • 10% Criminal defense
  • 10% Health care
  • 10% Tax: business

First Admitted: 1978, Georgia

Professional Webpage:

  • , Houstonia Magazine top criminal defense attorney in 2019
  • , AV/preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • , Named by Thompson Reuters a Texas Super Lawyer in white-collar criminal defense in 2020
  • , Order of the Coif, Emory University School of Law, 1978
Educational Background:
  • University of Georgia, Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with cum laude, 1975
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1992

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Richard is a true superstar--no one gets more out of the facts he has to work with.”

“Perhaps the least well known of Houston's best criminal defense attorneys”

Office location for Richard Kuniansky

440 Louisiana St
Suite 1440
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-987-3902


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004, 2020 - 2023

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