Houston Criminal Lawyer & DWI Attorney – Collin Evans
Collin’s training as a Houston criminal lawyer, began while working as a law clerk for three trial-tested lawyers at the law firm of Stradley, Chernoff & Alford. As a clerk, and later an associate attorney at that firm, he learned how to fight for people accused of committing a crime.
There is no college for being a criminal defense lawyer. Contrary to what some may believe, students do not pick a major while they are in law school. Most study many areas to prepare for the bar exam and hope they find a job that interests them. For Collin, it was different. After working on his first felony trial with one of his bosses, Collin knew he wanted to be a criminal defense attorney. When the number one ranked advocacy program chose Collin to compete in mock trial competitions around the country, he experienced first-hand what it was like to stand and fight in front of a jury. Collin always knew he wanted to help people and these experiences showed him how he could.
Unlike other attorneys in this area of the law, Collin has never been paid to work for the government. However, he was lucky enough to learn from former Chief Prosecutors of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, as his mentors in his previous firm. At this firm, Collin experienced the reality of the criminal justice system, the pitfalls to avoid, and how to navigate a client through seemingly uncharted waters. He has carried this knowledge over to his solo practice.
While working at such a prominent firm prior to starting his own practice, Collin was involved in representing clients dealing with high profile cases. As a member of the defense team that represented Dr. Conrad Murray in the involuntary manslaughter charge for the death of Michael Jackson, Collin learned about the intensity that the world wide media can put on a highly publicized criminal defense case. Other cases Collin worked on that garnered media attention included a client accused of hacking into a school district’s computer system, a client accused of shooting an assault rifle at police officers, and a client charged with murdering his neighbor.
Collin has taken what he learned and applied it to his clients and his firm. Collin has a proven record of fighting against the government by taking cases to trial. He also has a proven record of obtaining dismissals in a wide range of felony and misdemeanor cases, including DWI, possession of drugs, aggravated sexual assault and theft charges.
- The State of Texas
- United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
- South Texas College of Law, Juris Doctorate
- The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelors of Business Administration
Honors & Achievements
- Avvo Clients’ Choice Award – 2015, 2014, 2013
- Houston’s Top Lawyers – H Texas Magazine 2015, 2014
- Phi Delta Phi Honors Fraternity, Member
- Deans List, South Texas College of Law