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George Tyson

Attorney at Law

George Tyson has been recognized by his clients, judges, and other attorneys as one of the most persistent and hard-working criminal defense lawyers in Texas. He provides a deep, nuanced understanding of criminal defense law and a proven track record of achieving excellent results.

Mr. Tyson began his career with the Law Offices of Mike Ramsey shortly after graduating from the University of Houston's Bates College of Law with Honors in 1976. Throughout his career, client results, trust, and integrity have always come before seeking cases for their publicity.

"The police may own the streets, but I own the courtroom."

Although based in Houston, Mr. Tyson frequently represents clients in other jurisdictions including Galveston, Brazoria, Montgomery, and Ft. Bend counties. He is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Texas, and admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court.

Throughout his career, Mr. Tyson has developed a solid network of investigators, assistants, and experts who often aid him in the preparation and presentation of client defenses. Your case is unique, and will be carefully evaluated by George Tyson at your free case review. Click on the link below to see Mr. Tyson's resume spanning his professional career.

Extraordinary Results

Mr. Tyson has achieved incredible results for his clients throughout his career, which includes a defendant being found not guilty on 22 counts of fraud and another client being acquitted of capital murder—incredibly rare feats. He was also the first to prove in court that police officers were tampering with breathalyzers, which resulted in a DWI case being dismissed due to police fraud.

George Tyson has kept detailed statistics of his case history since 1993, and he will be happy to let you review them during your free case review and consultation.

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas

  • United States District Court for the Southern, Western, Northern, and Eastern Districts of Texas

  • Fifth and Eleventh United States Circuit Courts of Appeals

  • United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations

  • State Bar of Texas

  • College of the State Bar of Texas (1994)

  • Houston Bar Association (Committees: Judicial Liaison, 1989; Administration of Justice, 1992; Prison Pre-Release, 1992-1993)

  • Bar Association of the Fifth Circuit

  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (Director, 1981)

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

  • Life Fellow

  • Houston Bar Foundation


  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 1999-present; (AV rated) Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

  • Houston's Top Lawyers, H Texas Magazine 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

  • Texas SuperLawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine, November 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012


  • J.D. - University of Houston Law Center

  • B.A. - Duke University

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