Attorney Christian C. Samuelson

Founding Attorney

Christian Samuelson - criminal defense attorney in Colorado Springs

Backed by ample experience, Attorney Christian C. Samuelson has represented individuals and professionals in the trial courts throughout Texas and Colorado. Over the years, he has handled a wide range of cases, including those which involve:

  • White collar crime defense

  • Criminal defense

  • DUI/DWI defense

  • Civil law matters

  • Administrative matters

  • Professional license matters

Professionals He Has Represented in Professional Disciplinary Proceedings

Attorney Samuelson has represented various clients in professional disciplinary proceedings concerning their professional licenses. Many of these professionals include:

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

Service in the Community

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

Compassionate Family Law Counsel

Although he is a born litigator, he understands 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, he is ready to protect your best interests in any way possible. If your case does need to be resolved through litigation, he possess the skills needed to help you navigate the divorce process.

Education

  • Texas Tech University
    • B.A. Political Science, 1993
  • South Texas College of Law
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) 1997

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

  • 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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