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Carmen  Roe


Carmen Roe is an appellate and trial attorney with her own boutique law firm in downtown Houston. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and later, her Doctorate, from St. Mary’s University School of Law with a specialization in criminal law.

Immediately after graduation, Ms. Roe began working exclusively in criminal defense. Before opening her own law practice, Ms. Roe interned at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and clerked for Schneider and McKinney where she concentrated on post-conviction relief.

For the last 13 years of practice, Ms. Roe has owned her own firm where she specializes in criminal defense, including criminal trials, appeals, and post-conviction writs, in both state and federal court. Ms. Roe is board certified in criminal appeals by the Texas Board of Legal Specifications and has worked on high-profile cases including Andrea Yates, Quannel X, Ashley Benton, Susan Wright, Todd Burke, Jeffrey Stern, and Tom Delay.

Ms. Roe speaks all over Texas on topics including motions for new trial, preservation of error, and criminal law case update. Ms. Roe is also a legal analyst for local and national news programs.

Among the numerous honors Ms. Roe has received, she was recently named a 2018 Texas Super Lawyer. She was elected in 2018 as District 4, Place 5, State Bar Board of Directors and continues to serve on the Board of Directors for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.