When it's all on the line, you want the best criminal lawyer to defend you.

Neal has a proven reputation for being among the top-rated criminal lawyers in Texas, inside and outside of court. He understands what's at stake and prides himself on his service, aggressiveness, and results.

Board Certified, Criminal Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2009-2021), listed as a Best Lawyer in America (2015-2022) and AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell (2015)

"When my world got turned upside down, I needed the best Criminal Attorney in town. I was facing false MURDER accusations and convicted by the media. Neal's efforts resulted in a dismissal."

C.B., Client from Harris County, TX

10% of Licensed Attorneys Are Board Certified
Neal Davis is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (Criminal Law)

"When your future is at stake, winning is the only option. And winning is what we have done over and over, in all types of criminal cases, against the fiercest prosecutors and against all odds."

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  • 20+ years expertise
  • Handled over 1,000 state and federal cases, including sex crimes
  • Appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Board Certified, Criminal Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization 2009-2020
  • Listed as a Best Lawyer in America 2015-2022
  • Texas Super Lawyer 2011-2020
  • 5-star ratings on Google and Avvo 2013-2020
  • Listed as a Best Lawyer in America and Best Law Firm in America in White Collar and Criminal Defense 2017-2020
  • Rated AV (highest rating) by Martindale Hubbell 2015-2020
  • Proven track record of dismissals before trial and acquittals at trial
  • Speaker and published author on criminal law topics
  • President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2019-20
Being Arrested Is Not The End -
It's The Beginning

Interview following capital murder dismissal in State v C.B.

If you or a loved one have recently been arrested or are being investigated for a crime, odds are you're feeling stressed, anxious and scared. The uncertainty of what to do next when you've been accused of a criminal offense can be paralyzing - at a time when it is imperative you take immediate action.

First and foremost, it's important to remember that your case is far from over if you are arrested. The prosecution still has to build a convincing case against you and establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. During this time, you should be meeting with your defense lawyer regularly to plan your legal defense. Doing so gives you the best possible shot at overcoming this huge obstacle in your life and moving on.

The stakes couldn't be higher than when you face a criminal charge, which is why you should be wise in selecting a criminal defense attorney with the right experience, knowledge and background in resolving cases just like yours.

"Thank you very much, Neal. As I awaken this morning, everything was different. Even the annoying chirpy birds presented beautiful music into my ears! Life is different and normal again! Thank you so much for BEING YOU! It wasn't about your job! It was about your empathy, professionalism, kindness and generosity to me during the ‘darkest' moment of my life! You held me above my grave, Neal. And for that, I'm forever and eternally grateful!"

Client whose continuous sex abuse of a child case was no billed & dismissed

You Have Questions -
We Have Answers

Defendants who have been arrested or charged with a crime for the first time often have many unanswered questions. Unfortunately, finding accurate information that takes into account your specific criminal charge and local/state laws is difficult.

When you meet with our knowledgeable Houston criminal defense attorneys during your appointment, we can help put your mind at ease by giving insightful answers to commonly asked questions like:

Recent Criminal Case Results

Regardless of whether you're facing a misdemeanor charge for drug possession or a serious sex crime felony, Houston criminal defense attorney Neal Davis will employ hard-hitting defense strategies and tactics to secure the best possible outcome in your case. Here's just a handful of our case results from past criminal cases:

Ex parte LoweryTex. App.—HoustonTexas child erotica criminal statute HELD UNCONSTITUTIONAL in violation of the First Amendment (2021)
Possession of PornographyState v. M.L.Dismissed After Indictment (2020)
Assault ChokingState v. C.F.No Billed & Dismissed (2020)
Attempted Sexual Performance of ChildState v. K.B. (Montgomery County, TX)No Billed & Dismissed (2018)
Online SolicitationState v. J.C.No Billed & Dismissed (2017)
Continuous Sexual Abuse of a ChildState v. V.R.Hung Jury & Dismissed (2016)
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a ChildState v. B.F. (Tarrant County, TX)Not Guilty (2016)

Why Hire Our Houston Criminal Defense Lawyers?

Based in Houston, Texas, the Neal Davis Law Firm handles all types of criminal cases across Harris County and statewide. Neal Davis founded the firm after more than a decade of working with legendary criminal defense lawyer Dick DeGuerin. For over 20 years, he has fought for clients from all walks of life in state and federal courts - including the U.S. Supreme Court.

While Neal has earned a reputation for success in the courtroom, including in several high-profile cases, he has often successfully resolved matters without publicity. His superior qualifications, client service and record of success have consistently placed him among the top lawyers in America.

  • Over 20 years of experience defending criminal cases
  • Board Certified, Criminal Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Named a Best Lawyer in America (2015-2019)
  • Named a Texas Super Lawyer (2011-2019)
  • AV Rated (highest rating) by Martindale Hubbell (2015)
  • Popular speaker and author on criminal law topics
  • Native of Texas and fluent in Spanish

“We've tried high profile cases that have gotten international coverage. We've argued in the Texas Criminal Court of Appeals... We've gone to the US Supreme Court. There are no issues that we don't know how to handle... and don't know how to handle well” - Neal Davis

Why I Defend

"I know false allegations are made. I've witnessed them first-hand many times. I've handled innumerable adult and child sex abuse cases. Many were not filed or were dismissed because I was able to show the allegations were false. False allegations are a reality, and they are not uncommon."


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A Criminal Defense Lawyer You Can Trust

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AMAZING is an understatement

"I highly recommend Neal to anyone in need of an experienced, knowledgeable, confident, caring and compassionate attorney. We loved that he was honest since day one and did not sugarcoat a thing. Just really straightforward on everything. AMAZING is an understatement! This law firm is very diligent, hardworking and honest. He actually stays in touch with you (the client) to keep you well informed on your case. The case was closed under 6 months. A case we thought was going to take longer to resolve. Neal made us feel extremely important as our case was his one and only case. He was available at any time. We called, he would answer. His receptionist is also awesome – not once failed to pass on a message and we would actually have a call back as soon as possible. If for any reason he was in a meeting, Neal would actually step out of the meeting and call me back that moment. Not once did we have to speak to an assistant. We loved the fact that it was just direct communication to him. I really do believe our case would have been lost if he hadn't been our attorney. Thank you very much, Neal Davis!"

Verified Customer

"Words cannot express the gratitude we have for y'all. You did an outstanding job for Brian to set him free. It will take some time to get used to this 'new normal'"

Brother of Client B.F.
B.F. acquitted of child sex assault

“He demolished every witness and argument the prosecution presented with a deep understanding of the law, an impeccable logic, and revealing the incongruity of the prosecution evidence” C.A.C.
Client acquitted of .18 blood DWI (case expunged)

“When my world got turned upside down, I needed the best Criminal Attorney in town. I was facing false MURDER accusations and convicted by the media. Neal's efforts resulted in a dismissal.” C.B.
Client's murder case dismissed

“He kept me informed at all times, answered emails, texts, and phone calls, and met me countless times to discuss the case.” T.H.
Client's drug case dismissed

“He declined the court's offer of a two-year probation and continued to push harder with the District Attorney in spite of the fact that we had already paid him his fees in full.” Father of Juvenile Client I.Z.
I.Z.'s child sex abuse case dismissed

“He went above and beyond what he needed to do to make sure my son was taken care of.” Father of Client S.M.
S.M's illegal possession of weapons case dismissed

Peer Reviews

We are especially proud that we’ve earned the trust of other lawyers who regularly entrust us with their clients’ most important legal matters. Here’s what they say...

Works Hard for Clients

"I endorse Neal. He is very professional and works hard for clients. I will continue to refer to anyone seeking advice or counsel in criminal matters to him."

Herrick Sovany
Herrick Sovany
Principal Attorney, Sovany Law Firm

Excellent Criminal Defense Attorney

"Neal is an excellent criminal defense attorney with an in depth knowledge of the law combined with extensive trial experience. All of our immigration clients who have required criminal defense representation have always been extremely satisfied with Neal's professionalism and excellency in representation."

Beatriz Ballerini
Beatriz Ballerini
Principal Attorney, Trillos-Ballerini Law Firm, PC

Free Criminal Law Resources & Guides

Justice may be blind, but you shouldn't be when navigating the complex laws that impact your case. We invite to explore our Criminal Defense Knowledge Center to gain in-depth insight into state/federal laws and defense strategies for different types of criminal charges.

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Let Board Certified, Criminal Law (Texas Board of Legal Specialization) and award winning lawyer Neal Davis put his experience, knowledge and skill into your state or federal case - serving Harris County, Montgomery County, Fort Bend County, and all of Texas. Contact us immediately if you want a proven winner in your corner.

Board Certified, Criminal Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization (2009-2021), AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell (2015), and listed as a Best Lawyer in America (2015-2022)
Neal quickly won my case!!


He doesn't give up, no matter what you're up against


They were very responsive and their actions saved me