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"They were my brothers and sisters in arms."
– RH&A Client
"I love them to death at this point."
– RH&A Client

Doug Murphy

Of Counsel
P 713-652-9000 | F 713-652-9800
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Doug Murphy always wanted to represent people. With a career stretching back more than 20 years, that’s just what he’s done, counting nurses, judges, professional athletes, police officers, truck drivers, CEOs, and many other good people among those he’s helped. Being charged with a crime is one of the most stressful situations a person may ever face, with his or her family, livelihood, and even freedom at risk. Doug puts the client’s best interests first, employing an honest and straightforward approach in recommending the legal strategy he believes will deliver the best result. Some of the best resolutions result in charges never being filed.

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  • Education
    • J.D., Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 1999
  • Certifications
    • Board Certified, Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization 
    • Board Certified, DWI Defense, National College for DUI Defense (accredited by the American Bar Association and Texas Board of Legal Specialization)
  • Professional Memberships
    • National College for DUI Defense
    • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 
    • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Honors & Awards
    • Lawyer of the Year for DWI Defense in Houston, 2021
    • Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report, 2013-2024
    • Best Lawyers in America, Lawyer of the Year: DUI/DWI Defense, 2023
    • Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson-Reuters, 2009, 2013-2023
    • Sharon Levine Unsung Heroes Award, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2012