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  • Emily Detoto

    Texas Superlawyer

    Emily Detoto has dedicated her entire career exclusively to the practice of Criminal Law. After graduating from St. Mary’s University School of Law, Emily accepted a prestigious position as a Briefing Attorney at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Emily is a former Assistant Harris County District Attorney and a former Associate of the criminal defense firm of Schneider & McKinney, P.C. Now, owner and operator of The Law Office of Emily DetotoEmily has earned the distinction of being a Criminal Law Specialist by becoming Board Certified in Criminal Law. Emily is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College and has had the honor of being selected as a faculty member and presenter at the Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute. Emily has served as Treasurer and Vice President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association. Emily was named a Texas Rising Star for 2004, 2005 and 2008, and 2009 by Texas Monthy Magazine, is a member of the United Who’s Who Registry and has appeared on “Inside Edition” “Primetime Live” and “Celebrity Justice.” Emily gained national recognition in 2003, when she served as co-counsel in The State of Texas v. Clara Harris, also known as "The Mercedes Benz Murder." Emily also recently was one of six lawyers chosen to represent Mr. Warren Steed Jeffs in the cases styled, "The State of Texas v. Warren Steed Jeffs, in San Angelo, Texas.

    Specialties:Federal and Statewide Criminal defense. 
    Felonies ranging from Drug Possession to Capital Murder.

    During your time of legal need, you need an attorney who will be there for you and your loved ones each step of the way. Houston criminal defense and personal injury lawyer Emily Detoto is the legal mind that you need in your corner. If accused of a criminal offense, you will need expert counsel to ensure that you receive a fair trial and that all of your rights are respected.

    Whether you are facing DUI and DWI charges, murder charges, drug possession charges, rape and sexual assault charges, or robbery and burglary charges, Emily Detoto will be there for you. She can also assist you with court martial and military defense issues as well as post-conviction relief, helping ensure that the appeals process and other matters following a conviction are properly set in motion.

    In the case of a serious injury or fatal accident, you need a keen legal mind to help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. Whether this involves motor vehicle collisions and car accidents, catastrophic personal injury, or wrongful death, Emily Detoto will make sure that your side is heard and will help you receive compensatory damages and punitive damages for being wronged. Schedule a legal consultation with Houston criminal defense and personal injury lawyer Emily Detoto today. She looks forward to discussing your case and assisting you and your loved ones during this difficult period in your lives.