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"I haven’t had to go against them yet. That might happen one day and I’m not looking forward to it."
– Co-Counsel
"I love them to death at this point."
– RH&A Client

Letitia Quinones

Of Counsel
P 713-652-9000 | F 713-652-9800
lquinones@rustyhardin.com | vCard |

An accomplished trial attorney, Letitia Quinones has spent more than 20 years successfully litigating complex state and federal criminal matters, from initial investigation through trial. She describes herself as a comprehensive attorney. For her, the goal has never been to simply secure a favorable verdict and bring a matter to a speedy conclusion. Letitia is an advocate, providing support for her clients and ensuring they and their constitutional rights are respected through every stage of the legal process. 

As a trial lawyer, Letitia has enjoyed tremendous success. Well-respected in the legal community, she has a reputation for zealous representation and a talent for connecting with juries on a personal and emotional level. Her courtroom presence and her ability to argue her position and convince a jury of her theory of a case are God-given talents that have brought her many high-profile clients. She continuously strives to achieve what she calls the “spirit of excellence.” She sets high goals for herself and works hard to live up to the highest standards of personal and professional integrity. 

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  • Education
    • J.D., Thurgood Marshall School of Law, 1995
  • Representative Cases
    • The State of Texas v. Arkema (Directed Verdict after a six-week trial) 
    • Stand Your Ground Case – The State of Texas v, Crystal Scott (young black woman charged with murdering a young white male after he viciously threatened her – Murder case dismissed before trial)
    • The State of Texas v. Noel Dean (young black man falsely accused of murdering his wife – in the news. Case dismissed in the middle of trial after cross examination of the state’s medical examiner) 
    • The State of Texas v. Chad Holley (young black man beaten by police officers) 
    • The State of Texas v. Johnny Jolley (Green Bay Packers NFL player)
  • Publications & Speaking Engagements
    • NACDL Race Matters Seminar – Infusing Information on Race, Socio-Economic Status and Culture in Mitigation NACDL
    • Ringing Liberty’s Bell – Race and Voir Dire, Harris County Public Defender’s Office
    • Cross Examination Techniques, Harris County Public Defender’s Office
    • Winning Women in Trial, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
    • Voir Dire on Self Defense, State Bar of Texas
    • Advanced Criminal Law Course – Sexual Assault
  • Professional Memberships
    • Best Attorneys in America 
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 
    • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association 
    • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Certifications
    • Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Honors & Awards
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2023-2024
      • Criminal Defense: General Practice
      • Criminal Defense: White-Collar
    • Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America, 2023-2024
    • Top 30 Women in Houston
    • Top 50 Lawyers in Houston