Christian C. Samuelson

Aggressive Criminal Defense Representation

Criminal Defense Attorney Christian Samuelson

I have been a skilled trial attorney since 1997 and handle each case as if it were my very own. As such, you can rest assured in knowing that I will work tirelessly to secure a positive case outcome on your behalf. With my hard-hitting defense help, you may be able to walk away with a case dismissal, acquittal, or a reduction of the charges against you.

Although my primary legal emphasis has been on DUI/DWI and white collar criminal defense, I handle criminal, civil and administrative cases, including professional license matters. I have represented individuals in the trial courts throughout Texas and Colorado, and have also represented:

  • Attorneys
  • Teachers
  • Physicians
  • Realtors
  • Nurses
  • Pilots

We represent clients in professional disciplinary proceedings concerning their professional licenses.

I am a frequent lecturer at Continuing Legal Education seminars and has taught judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys alike at numerous advanced criminal law courses. I am often called upon to provide legal commentary in the local mainstream media, and have been published in a variety of state and national legal journals.

Compassionate Family Law Counsel

Although I am a born litigator, I understand that some cases do not necessarily need to be handled inside of a courtroom. Fully realizing your family's need for compassionate, considerate, and confidential legal guidance, I am ready to protect your best interests in any way possible. If your case does need to be resolved through litigation, I possess the skills needed to help you navigate the divorce process.

Legal Education:

South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas. Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) 1997

Undergraduate Education:

Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas. B.A. Political Science, 1993

Law School Honors & Awards:

President's Leadership Scholarship, 1996/97

Governor, American Bar Association Law Student Division 1996 / 97

President, South Texas College of Law Student Bar Association, 1996 / 97

First Place Team, J. Braxton Craven Moot Court Competition; UNC Chapel Hill, 1996

First Place Team and Best Brief, National Criminal Procedure Moot Court Competition; UC San Diego, 1997

Undergraduate Honors & Activities:

Presidential Leadership Scholarship, Texas Tech University, 1991 – 1993

National Vice-President, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, 1990 / 1991

Public Offices:

City Council Member, City of League City, Texas. May 2006 – May 2009. Served as an elected at-large member of the City Council, League City, Texas, a suburb of Houston.

Commissioner, League City Planning and Zoning Commission. October 2005 – May 2006

Bar Leadership & Processional Associations:

  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Colorado Criminal Defense Bar
  • El Paso County Bar Association (Colorado Springs)
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • American Bar Association
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (Houston)
  • College of the State Bar of Texas

Publications:

  • Samuelson, Chris; Motion of the Month. Voice for the Defense, Journal of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Vol. 30, No. 9 (November 2001)
  • Samuelson, Chris; Trichter, J. Gary; DWI Defense Witness Preparation: How to Compete With the Testimony of Experienced Police Witnesses. The Champion, Journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (January/February 2000).
  • Samuelson, Chris; Trichter, J. Gary; DWI Defense Witness Preparation: How to Compete With the Testimony of Experienced Police Witnesses. Voice for the Defense, Journal of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Vol. 28, No. 6 (September 1999).
  • Samuelson, Chris; Trichter, J. Gary; Pilots, DWI, the FAA and Legal Malpractice: How to protect two licenses at the same time. Voice for the Defense, Journal of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Vol. 28, No. 5 (June 1999)
  • Samuelson, Chris; Trichter, J. Gary; Pilots, DWI, Suspensions & Legal Malpractice. The Champion, Journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (June 1999)
  • Samuelson, Chris; Cassel, Jason; Trichter, J. Gary; A Citizen's Guide: Knowing the DWI Laws and Your Rights. Voice for the Defense, Journal of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Vol. 27, No. 6 (July/August 1998)
  • Samuelson, Chris; Trichter, J. Gary; Breath Test Refusals, Some are Relevant, Some are Not. Voice for the Defense, Journal of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Vol. 26, No. 2 (March 1997)
  • Samuelson, Chris; Trichter, J. Gary; Challenging the Relevance of the Breath Test Refusal. The Champion, Journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, (January/February 1997)

Seminars Where Lectured and / or Presented:

  • October 18, 2007: Nacogdoches, Texas; Faculty Member, Operation Texas Freedom, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
  • July 24, 2007: Houston, Texas; Faculty Member, 33rd Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course - State Bar of Texas.
  • September 21, 2006: Houston, Texas; Street Law Series – What all Drivers Need to Know About DWI, University of Houston, Bates College of Law.
  • July 28, 2006: Dallas, Texas; Faculty Member, 31st Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course - State Bar of Texas.
  • April 21, 2006: Houston, Texas; Defending Against Total Refusal in DWI and DUI Cases in Texas. Northeast Harris County Bar Association.
  • February 16, 2006: El Paso, Texas; DWI 101 Seminar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
  • January 20, 2006: Tyler, Texas; DWI 101 Seminar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
  • September 8-9, 2005: Houston, Texas; Faculty Member, The Nuts & Bolts of DWI, State Bar of Texas.
  • July 21, 2005: Corpus Christi, Texas; Faculty Member, Advanced Criminal Law Course - State Bar of Texas.
  • June 24, 2005: Dallas, Texas; Criminal Law Primer - DWI, State Bar of Texas.
  • May 21, 2005: Houston, Texas; Interpretation of Texas DWI Laws, All Ages Driving School.
  • April 6, 2005: League City, Texas; Arrest, Search and Seizure, League City Police Department In-Service Academy.
  • November 19, 2004: Houston, Texas; Strategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases in Texas, Lorman DWI seminar.
  • October 22, 2004: Houston, Texas; DWI Defense Overview, 2004 Criminal Law Institute, Houston Bar Association.
  • August 26-27, 2004: Plano, Texas; Course Director, 2nd Annual Forensic Evidence Seminar, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
  • August 13, 2004: Houston, Texas; Top Guns of DWI Defense II, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
  • July 2-8, 2004: Cozumel, Mexico; Alcohol Tolerance and Novel Defenses; Innovative Techniques for DWI Defense III, Southshore Seminars.
  • March 19, 2004: San Antonio, Texas; Defending Against the DRE Assault. Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
  • March 5, 2004: Arlington, Texas; Defending The "Total Refusal" DWI. Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
  • February 19-24, 2004: Carnival Cruise Lines CLE at Sea; DWI and Your Texas Driving Privileges. Harris, Fort Bend, and Galveston County Young Lawyers Associations.
  • January 9-10, 2004: Lubbock, Texas; Defending Against the DRE Assault. Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, Criminal Defense Advocacy Training Seminar; Texas Tech University School of Law.
  • August 28-29, 2003: Plano, Texas; Forensic evidence in DWI cases. Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Project Forensic Evidence Workshop.
  • July 4-10, 2003: Cozumel, Mexico; Legislative update 2003, the Driver Responsibility Program and other legislation affecting DWI defense in Texas. Innovative Techniques for DWI Defense II, Southshore Seminars.
  • February 16-23, 2003: Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas CLE Cruise; DWI and your Texas driver's license. Tarrant County Bar Association.
  • August 12-18, 2002: Cozumel, Mexico. Maintaining an ethical DWI practice. Innovative Techniques for DWI Defense, Southshore Seminars.
  • April 18, 2002: Los Angeles, California; Witness preparation for California DUI cases. Current Issues in DUI Defense.
  • February 12, 2002: Houston, Texas; Everything a civil lawyer needs to know about DWI. North Harris County Bar Association.
  • December 18, 2001: Houston, Texas; DWI and administrative license revocation hearings. Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association.
  • September 8, 2001: Corpus Christi, Texas; Defense witness preparation and ten common mistakes made by defense attorneys. DWI Defenders on the Bay II, DWI Defenders, Inc.
  • March 30, 2001: Arlington, Texas; Ten common mistakes made in DWI cases. Second Annual Premier DWI Trial Lawyers Seminar.
  • January 17-19, 2001: Austin, Texas; Witness preparation for a DWI trial. Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association DWI 2001 seminar.
  • September 8, 2000: Houston, Texas; effective pretrial witness preparation. Lorman DWI seminar.
  • July 1-8, 2000: Grand Cayman Island, British West Indies; ALR strategies and the admissibility and use of character evidence during trial. Lone Star Seminars, Advanced Criminal Law Seminar.
  • May 18, 2000: Houston, Texas; what the civil attorney should know about DWI: a defense perspective. Houston Young Lawyers Association.
  • March 10, 2000: Fort Worth, Texas: effective pretrial witness preparation. Cowtown CLE, The Premier DWI Trial Lawyers Seminar.
  • February 25, 2000: Galveston, Texas: effective pretrial witness preparation. Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, DWI 2000.
  • April 1999: Fairfield Bay, Arkansas; trial preparation for defense witnesses. First-annual Arkansas DWI/DUI Defense Seminar.
  • January 29, 1999: Houston, Texas: jury persuasion during voir dire. Mainland County Bar Association.
  • January 14-15, 1999: Midland, Texas; trial preparation for defense witnesses. Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, Practice Tips from the Plains.
  • April 24, 1998: Conroe, Texas; strategies for successful administrative hearings. NE Harris County Bar Association.

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