Achmed Defreitas | Houston Criminal Lawyer


Achmed Defreitas Lawyer

Achmed Mirari Defreitas

Criminal, Business, Litigation, Personal Injury, Employment, Probate

www.houstonlawyerinfo.com

800-780-6530


VERIFIED 

  • Profile LAWPOINTS67/ 100
    LAWPOINTS™ measure the overall completeness of a Lawyer's profile. More complete profiles are ranked higher and help visitors select the right lawyer faster.
    We help paid Members build more complete and informative profiles.
    LAWPOINTS™ do not measure a Lawyer's reputation.
    More Info for Lawyers
  • Free Consultation 
  • No Misconduct Found 
  • Accepts Credit Cards 
  • Accepts Lawyer Referrals 
  • 800-780-6530

Please include all relevant details from your case including where, when, and who it involves. Case details that can effectively describe the legal situation while also staying concise generally receive the best responses from lawyers.

By submitting this lawyer request, I confirm I have read and agree to the Consent to Receive Messages, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy
I attended the State University of New York at Albany, graduating cum laude in 2000. This earned me a scholarship to attend Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law, in Dallas, Texas. While attending Southern Methodist University, I was an Associate and Executive Board member of the Board of Advocates; member of the Corporate Law Association; Howie & Sweeney Moot Court Competition (Semi-Finalist); named to the Dean’s List Spring 2002; and clerked two semesters for the Mulligan Law Firm, P.C., a national firm specializing in mass tort litigation.

After graduating from law school, I moved to Houston to join the Harris County District Attorney's Office. As a prosecutor, I tried numerous cases to Harris County judges and juries. I then left the Harris County District Attorney’s Office to venture into transactional and civil litigation practices. The vast majority of this time was spent, working as an in-house counsel for one of the largest insurance companies in the United States. During this time, I garnered experience as a lead counsel trying civil litigation matters to both juries and judges. I have worked on matters ranging in value and complexity, from the simple auto accidents to wrongful deaths to complex multimillion dollar construction defect cases. Additionally, I have been able to work and garner experience in a number of different fields, including but not limited to products liability, personal injury, criminal law, employment law, insurance law, lien law, construction law, and business law.

I am also a Certified Attorney/Guardian Ad Litem and licensed to practice in the Southern District of Texas.
Position Organization Location Duration
In-house CounselFarmers Insurance Group - Acosta & SouleHouston, TexasMarch 2007 – August 2010
Attorney at LawJ Diamond & AssociatesN/A2010 – 2012
AssociateKennedy Hodges LLPHouston, Texas2006 – 2007
Assistant District AttorneyHarris CountyHouston, Texas2004 – 2005
School Degree Major Graduation
Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist UniversityJ.D. Law School2003  
State University of New YorkBachelor of ArtsPolitical Science2000
State / Court Date
Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court2012
Texas2003
  • Chapter Member | The Arc of Texas | December 2012 – Present | Social Services
    Co Chair | IDEA Committee | 2009 – 2010 | Children
    Committee | IDEA Committee | 2008 – 2009 | Children
    Committee Member | Lawyers Against Waste | 2008 – 2009 | Environment
    Committee Member | Administration of Justice Committee | 2008 – 2009 | Civil Rights and Social Action
    Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association        
    ARC of Texas - Houston        Chapter Member        
    Latino Business Professionals' Network                
    Houston Bar Association's IDEA Committee                        
    Houston Bar Association        
    State Bar of Texas        
  • 10 Best | Client Satisfaction Award | American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys | 2015
    Top Lawyers 2015 | Houstonia Magazine | 2015
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers | National Trial Lawyers | 2015
    Top 100 Trial Lawyers | The National Trial Lawyers | 2014
    "10 Best Texas" | Client Satisfaction | AIDUIA | 2014
    Top Lawyers 2014 | Houstonia Magazine | 2014
    Top Lawyers 2013 | Houstonia Magazine | 2013
  • MARSHALL, CHERRIE vs. TRAN, VINH (Court 165) Practice Area: Personal Injury Date: Apr 26, 2010 Outcome: Judgment entered in favor of my client based on Jury Verdict Description: Defense counsel for a young man in his early twenties, who Plaintiff alleged had rear-ended her vehicle and caused a significant amount of pain and suffering to her person. The police report and an independent witness provided evidence that my client caused the accident. The case went to trial. The jury found that my client did not cause the accident and returned a verdict in his favor. IBANEZ SANDY PLAINTIFF VS. MEDINA MARIA DELOURDES DEFENDANT Practice Area: Personal Injury Date: Oct 12, 2007 Outcome: Jury Verdict in favor of my client Description: This was a automobile accident case, in which Plaintiff sued my client for allegedly running a stop sign and causing her severe pain and injury as a result thereof. My client did not speak English. The investigating Texas DPS Trooper found that my client had caused the accident and he came down to testify in support of his conclusion. Plaintiff also had her sisters in the car who testified against my client as well. This case went to trial twice, which is always a possibility when in litigating a matter. The first trial ended in a hung jury and the second trial ended with a verdict in favor of client, the defendant, on liability. CAMARA, IBRAHIMA vs. FRANKLIN, GWENDOLYN and COURVILLE, JAMAIL (Court 234) Practice Area: Personal Injury Date: Jun 23, 2009 Outcome: Dismissal in favor of my client Description: This case arose out of a two car accident. The plaintiff was a passenger in one of the vehicles and brought suit against both drivers for extensive injuries to his right knee. The other party settled and all allegations against my client were dismissed without any money having to be paid by either him or his insurance company. MENDOZA, MARIA (IND AND A/N/F OF JESSICA vs. MORENO, RUBEN (Court 334) Practice Area: Personal Injury Date: May 06, 2008 Outcome: Client friendly settlement Description: This was an auto-mobile accident case that went to jury trial. After voir-dire, the process by which a jury is selected, Plaintiff's accepted our last offer. Apparently, the medical provider who was to come and testify for the Plaintiff, was familiar with me from my handling of the Ibanez case and refused to come down to testify. SHAW HELENA et al. VS. SAMUELS SYLVIA et al. Practice Area: Commercial Date: Sep 22, 2008 Outcome: Motion for Summary Judgment Granted in favor of my client and co-defendant Description: My client purchased a house from the Plaintiff. Certain disagreements arose with regard to responsibility for certain property. Plaintiff alleged that my client's actions and to a lesser extent led to her sustaining damages. State of Texas vs. G.W. (182nd) Practice Area: Criminal Defense Date: Mar 01, 2013 Outcome: Jury Hung - Charges Reduced from Felony to Misdemeanor on Plea Description: Co-counsel in case involving Aggravated Assault charges against our client. The client was initially alleged to have injured the complainant by firing his gun at her head. Complainant claimed to have sustained an injury as a result. After a four day trial, the jury was unable to agree on a verdict and the charge was reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor A. State of Texas vs. T.S. (Ct. 4) Practice Area: Criminal Defense Date: Sep 27, 2013 Outcome: Dismissed Description: Client was charged with Interference w/ an Emergency Phone Call, over several settings I was able to negotiate a dismissal. State of Texas vs. M.F. (248) Practice Area: Criminal Defense Date: Oct 28, 2013 Outcome: Dismissed Description: I was able to get a Motion to Adjudicate on the deferred adjudication my client received for Assault Family Member (Impeding Breath), a third degree felony. Previous counsel was discussing a plea for 2 years TDC with him. L.M. vs. W.M.; C Inc.; & GG LLC Practice Area: Wrongful Termination Date: May 06, 2013 Outcome: Default Judgment - $57.5 million plus interest (in collections). If there is a recovery, client is currently entitled to 60% of recovery minus $1,000.00 in expenses and attorney is currently entitled to 40% of recovery. Description: Generally speaking wrongful termination, breach of contract, and fraud causes of action. My client entered into an employment agreement based on certain misrepresentations. The contract was breached and she was terminated by the employer(s). The result was a $57.5 million dollar default judgment which is currently in collections. Should any funds be collected on the judgment the client is currently entitled to 60% of the recovery minus $1,000.00 in expenses. Mr. Defreitas is currently entitled to 40% of the recovery. State of Texas vs. J.M. Practice Area: DUI & DWI Date: Jun 14, 2013 Outcome: Pre-trial Diversion Description: Client was arrested for DWI after allegedly driving the wrong way on a highway and having a breath test was over .15. I was able to get the client into the Pre-trial Diversion program, after successful completion and a 2 year waiting period, we will move the case to have the case removed from the client's record. State of Texas v. Z.B. Practice Area: DUI & DWI Date: Sep 10, 2013 Outcome: Deferred Adjudication and a Dismissal Description: Client charged with DUI and then picked up a minor in consumption a month later. The minor in consumption case was dismissed at trial and my client was given a Deferred Adjudication on the DUI. Upon completion of the Deferred Adjudication and necessary waiting period we will move to have the DUI removed from his record. Texas DPS vs. ZB Practice Area: DUI & DWI Date: Aug 12, 2013 Outcome: Dismissed Description: Department of Public Safety was going to suspend my client's license as a result of a DUI arrest. I quickly requested an ALR hearing and was able to get the case dismissed. Texas DPS vs. J.M. Practice Area: DUI & DWI Date: Apr 08, 2013 Outcome: Reinstated Description: My client's security license was suspended due to his arrest for DWI. I scheduled a hearing and was able to get his license reinstated so that he could keep his job. Texas DPS vs. V.P. Practice Area: DUI & DWI Date: Nov 06, 2013 Outcome: Dismissed Description: DPS was moving to suspend my client's license. State of Texas vs. T.R. Practice Area: Criminal Defense Date: Nov 04, 2013 Outcome: Dismissed Description: Client charged with Second Degree Felony - Burglary of a Habitation State of Texas vs. A.S. Practice Area: Criminal Defense Date: Dec 02, 2013 Outcome: Dismissed Description: Felon In Possession of a Firearm Texas DPS vs. C.A. Practice Area: DUI & DWI Date: Feb 05, 2014 Outcome: DPS suspension denied by Judge Description: Licenses Suspension Hearing - Officer did not properly complete the affidavit State of Texas vs. T.G. Practice Area: Criminal Defense Date: Feb 10, 2014 Outcome: Dismissed Description: Failure to Stop and Give Information State of Texas vs. A.H. Practice Area: Criminal Defense Date: Feb 04, 2014 Outcome: Dimissed Description: Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon State of Texas vs. C.A. Practice Area: DUI & DWI Date: Mar 27, 2014 Outcome: Dismissed Description: DWI 2nd under 5 year period State of Texas v.s. MM Practice Area: DUI & DWI Date: Jun 04, 2013 Outcome: Pled out as a DWI 1st Description: Client's 4th DWI W (company) v. H (company) Practice Area: Construction & Development Date: May 19, 2014 Outcome: Settled Description: Construction Collection's Case. Represented Defendant. Client paid under ten percent of damages claimed and less than it would have cost to try case in settlement.

  • The Trial Attorney Blog | What duty does your insurance company have to defend you when you have an accident? | 2012
    The Trial Attorney Blog | Does your insurance cover every type of accident? | 2012
Sun. Mon. Tue. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm
9:00 am
-
5:00 pm

Achmed Mirari Defreitas has been a Premium Member since November 05, 2015.
Lawyers with longer memberships tend to have more experience so we use the Membership date to help prioritize lawyer listings on search pages.

Verified Credentials Date Verified
(2003) Licensed as Attorney in Texas. Verified with Texas State Bar .November 05, 2015

Above credentials have been verified independently by Lawyer.com.

As a service to our visitors and members, Lawyer.com displays the credentials for Premium Lawyer Profiles which Lawyer.com has independently verified. These are displayed at the at the 'Verified Credentials' table. Lawyer.com independently verifies these credentials when a lawyer signs up for a Premium Lawyer Profile. Each Premium Profile lawyer also certifies that they are licensed to practice as an attorney in their state, that they are in good standing with their applicable bar, and that they will notify Lawyer.com if this changes while they have an active profile.

TX State Lawyer Additional Information: Statutory Profile last Certification Date: 04/13/2015 Primary Practice Location: Houston, Texas

Fee: Call today for your initial free consultation.

Service Type: Private

Language: Spanish

Update Date: 2015-05-21

https://www.lawyer.com/seal/2625772i.png, https://www.lawyer.com/seal/2625772p.png, https://www.lawyer.com/seal/2625772f.png, https://www.lawyer.com/seal/2625772v.png, https://www.lawyer.com/seal/d/featured-medium.png, https://www.lawyer.com/seal/d/verified-medium.png, https://www.lawyer.com/seal/d/featured-small.png, https://www.lawyer.com/seal/d/verified-small.png,

Lawyer.com has verified the credentials of this lawyer. To recommend or link to this lawyer as a trusted attorney, we have provided a list of sample links. Please choose the one that meet your needs.

Want a Premium Customized Photo Badge?

Call Toll Free: 800-620-0900

Lawyer Badge
Image Link 1
Achmed Mirari Defreitas  Lawyer Badge
Corresponding HTML Codes
<div id="Lcom"><a href="//www.lawyer.com/achmed-defreitas-alex.html"><img alt="Lawyer.com" src="//www.lawyer.com/seal/2625772i.png"></a></div><script type="text/javascript" src="//www.lawyer.com/seal.js"></script>
Image Link 2
Achmed Mirari Defreitas  Lawyer Badge
Corresponding HTML Codes
<div id="Lcom"><a href="//www.lawyer.com/achmed-defreitas-alex.html"><img alt="Lawyer.com" src="//www.lawyer.com/seal/2625772p.png"></a></div><script type="text/javascript" src="//www.lawyer.com/seal.js"></script>
Image Link 3
Achmed Mirari Defreitas  Lawyer Badge
Corresponding HTML Codes
<div id="Lcom"><a href="//www.lawyer.com/achmed-defreitas-alex.html"><img alt="Lawyer.com" src="//www.lawyer.com/seal/2625772f.png"></a></div><script type="text/javascript" src="//www.lawyer.com/seal.js"></script>
Image Link 4
Achmed Mirari Defreitas  Lawyer Badge
Corresponding HTML Codes
<div id="Lcom"><a href="//www.lawyer.com/achmed-defreitas-alex.html"><img alt="Lawyer.com" src="//www.lawyer.com/seal/2625772v.png"></a></div><script type="text/javascript" src="//www.lawyer.com/seal.js"></script>
Image Link 5
Achmed Mirari Defreitas  Lawyer Badge
Corresponding HTML Codes
<div id="Lcom"><a href="//www.lawyer.com/achmed-defreitas-alex.html"><img alt="Lawyer.com" src="//www.lawyer.com/seal/2625772d/featured-medium.png"></a></div><script type="text/javascript" src="//www.lawyer.com/seal.js"></script>
Image Link 6
Achmed Mirari Defreitas  Lawyer Badge
Corresponding HTML Codes
<div id="Lcom"><a href="//www.lawyer.com/achmed-defreitas-alex.html"><img alt="Lawyer.com" src="//www.lawyer.com/seal/2625772d/verified-medium.png"></a></div><script type="text/javascript" src="//www.lawyer.com/seal.js"></script>
Image Link 7
Achmed Mirari Defreitas  Lawyer Badge
Corresponding HTML Codes
<div id="Lcom"><a href="//www.lawyer.com/achmed-defreitas-alex.html"><img alt="Lawyer.com" src="//www.lawyer.com/seal/2625772d/featured-small.png"></a></div><script type="text/javascript" src="//www.lawyer.com/seal.js"></script>
Image Link 8
Achmed Mirari Defreitas  Lawyer Badge
Corresponding HTML Codes
<div id="Lcom"><a href="//www.lawyer.com/achmed-defreitas-alex.html"><img alt="Lawyer.com" src="//www.lawyer.com/seal/2625772d/verified-small.png"></a></div><script type="text/javascript" src="//www.lawyer.com/seal.js"></script>
Text Link 1
Corresponding HTML Codes
<div id="Lcom" style="width:250px;text-align:center;background-color: #fbaa02;padding:3px;"><a href="http://www.lawyer.com/achmed-defreitas-alex.html" style="color: #fff;text-decoration:none;size: 12px;">Lawyer.com Featured: Achmed Mirari Defreitas</a></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.lawyer.com/seal.js"></script>
Text Link 2
Corresponding HTML Codes
<div id="Lcom" style="width:250px;text-align:center;background-color: #fbaa02;padding:3px;"><a href="http://www.lawyer.com/achmed-defreitas-alex.html" style="color: #fff;text-decoration:none;size: 12px;">Lawyer.com Verified: Achmed Mirari Defreitas</a></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://www.lawyer.com/seal.js"></script>
Change Date Change Field Previous Content
Achmed Mirari Defreitas
2800 Post Oak Blvd.
Suite 4100
Houston, TX 77056
29.7372353,-95.461041

MAIN LOCATION

2800 Post Oak Blvd.
Suite 4100
Houston, TX 77056


Other Locations:
  • Mailing Address

    P.O. Box 22935
    Houston, TX 77227

WEBSITE

LAWYER BADGES

Achmed Mirari Defreitas  Lawyer Badge

Lawyer.com has verified the credentials of this lawyer. To recommend or link to this lawyer as a trusted attorney.

More Badges

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES