Emily Detoto


The Law Office of Emily Detoto

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(713) 227-2244


917 Franklin St Fl 4








“A Dedicated Professional
Educational Background
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 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.

The Texas Warrior Lawyer
Emily Detoto has dedicated her entire career exclusively to the practice of Criminal Law. She is a member of the small percentage of criminal defense lawyers in Texas who has achieved the distinction of being awarded Board Certification® in her field of practice, Criminal-Law, from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
She is a dyed in the wool criminal-defense lawyer.

The Experience You Need On Your Side
You’ll Have A Decorated Fighter With You
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 Detoto, a full-service criminal defense law firm based in Downtown Houston.

Other Experience & Associations
Emily has served as Treasurer and Vice President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association.

Locally Respected & Nationally Known
Emily was named a Texas Rising Star for 2004, 2005 and 2008, and 2009 by Texas Monthly Magazine, is a member of the United Who’s Who Registry and has appeared on “Inside Edition” “Primetime Live” and “Celebrity Justice.”

High Profile Cases Of Note
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.

A Full Service Criminal Defense Law Firm
The Law Office of Emily Detoto is renown for success when defending Houstonians and other Texans who stand charged with serious criminal offenses. Whether you were charged with a crime for the first time, or if this isn’t your first run-in with the law, it’s in your best interest to get a full understanding of your options prior to making a decision about how to move forward. We handle state and federal felony cases and few misdemeanors.

Even if you think you’re guilty as charged, you may not be convictable if there are problems with the evidence or if your rights were violated.”