State and Federal Criminal Defense Law Firm - Austin, Texas

Austin Criminal Lawyer

About Our Firm

The office of Austin, Texas based criminal defense lawyer, E. G. "Gerry" Morris, focuses on the defense of federal and state criminal accusations. The practice includes all federal courts in Texas and state courts in Austin (Travis County), Georgetown (Williamson County), San Marcos (Hays County) and other Central Texas venues. Through peer rating, the firm has earned the coveted AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory ("pre-eminently qualified"), and Attorney Morris is one of the small percentage of criminal defense lawyers to have qualified to be designated as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Morris is listed in the publication Best Lawyers in America in both the non-white collar and white collar crime categories, and he was named by Best Lawyers in America as Lawyer of the Year in the Austin area in the non-white collar crime category.

E.G. "Gerry" Morris, Esq.

Photo of E.G. "Gerry" MorrisSince 1977, Austin, Texas based criminal defense lawyer E. G. "Gerry" Morris has represented individuals accused of state and federal crimes, both in trial and on appeal. He is Board Certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and he has been elected by his fellow criminal defense attorneys to leadership positions in both state and national organizations. He served as President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association during the 1997-98 term, and is the current First Vice President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). [more . . . ]

Marjorie Bachman, Esq.

Photo of Marjorie Bachman Austin, Texas based criminal defense lawyer Marjorie Bachman began her career as a staff attorney and clinical instructor for the Actual Innocence Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, where her practice focused on post-conviction DNA motions and investigating Texas inmates’ claims of innocence. While working at the clinic, she developed an expertise in the legal issues surrounding forensic DNA testing and the causes of wrongful conviction. In 2007, she left the university to practice criminal defense at both the state and federal level. She continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor to the Actual Innocence Clinic and a member of the board of directors of the Texas Center for Actual Innocence. [more . . . ]

Suzanne M. Spencer, Esq.
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Suzanne Spencer

Austin, Texas based criminal defense lawyer Suzanne Spencer began her legal career in 1988 as an Assistant City Attorney prosecuting cases in the City of Austin Municipal Courts. She left that position in 1990 to engage full time in the defense of individuals accused of crimes. Ms. Spencer’s Hispanic heritage and command of the Spanish language have led her to represent many clients of Hispanic origin. Prior to becoming a law school she pursued a career as a social worker. The combination of her training as a social worker and as a lawyer make her uniquely qualified to address the needs of clients requiring assistance to address the causes of their problems with the law. [more . . . ]