Chris Denuna has represented everyone from CEOs, doctors, nurses, lawyers, judges, police officers, teachers, professional athletes, truck drivers, and just hard-working people with all kinds of backgrounds and careers. No matter what the background, Chris aggressively and diligently fights for every client as if they’re the priority because we understand that your career, family, and future are on the line when you’re charged with a crime. Chris attacks every case with hard work, communication with his clients, and honesty with the client’s best interest always in mind.
Chris was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended one of the top college-preparatory schools in the state, St. Martin’s Episcopal School. Chris wasn’t only a scholar; next Chris attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as a Division I student-athlete on a full athletic soccer scholarship. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, Chris was offered a minority scholarship to attend Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he graduated and earned his Juris Doctorate in 2014.
While attending Charlotte School of Law, Chris was named to the Dean’s List in 2013 and 2014, participated on the Charlotte School of Law Moot Court and Mock Trial teams, received the CALI Award for Academic Excellence in Trial Practice, graduated from the selective Charlotte School of Law Advanced Criminal Advocacy Program, and accumulated over 340 hours of pro bono service.
After his first year of law school, he clerked at The Law Office of Charles L. Morgan, Jr. in Charlotte, NC that was a criminal-defense focused firm, and received his certification for the Student Practice Rule as well as his Third-Year Practice Certificate.
After Chris’ first year of law school, Chris was hired as a summer law clerk at the DWI specialized firm, Trichter & Murphy, PC in Houston. After serving as a law clerk for two consecutive summers, he was admitted to practice in Texas in 2014.
He is currently a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA), the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA), the Houston Bar Association (HBA), Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA), DUI Defense Lawyer’s Association (DUIDLA), and National College of DUI Defense (NCDD).
He often practices in Harris County, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Galveston, Chambers, Liberty, Waller, Brazoria, Wharton, Bell, Polk, Washington, Dallas, Tarrant, Bexar, Travis, and pretty much anywhere you need him in the State of Texas.
When you’re charged with a crime, you want the best trial lawyer advocating on your behalf with the skill, hunger, work ethic, and proven track record, whom also has the proper relationships and formidable reputation with the courts and DA’s offices to help get you the best possible results.
In Chris’ first five years practicing, he’s been the recipient of the following awards and recognitions:
- American Chemical Society–Chemistry and the Law (ACS-CHAL) Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation (The highest form of scientific recognition available for lawyers)
- Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star by Thomson Reuters (Voted by peers, recognizing the Top 2.5% of attorneys in Texas)
- Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association
- Top 40 Under 40 Attorneys in Criminal Law by The American Academy of Attorneys
- 10 Best Attorneys DUI/DWI in Texas by The American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
- 10 Best Attorneys Criminal Law in Texas by The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
Chris prides himself in learning first hand from some of the foremost legal authorities in Texas DUI/DWI Defense, and he has taken that knowledge and skill to the next level with a more modern and innovative legal tactics that will get you results. He will aggressively, passionately, and relentlessly fight for you.