Houston Criminal Lawyer Ed Chernoff will personally represent you in your criminal case. He has over 30 years of experience in private practice and the Harris County District Attorney's office, He has dedicated himself to taking care of his clients and their families. I has tried over 150 jury trials and represented thousands of souls who needed him to prevent the government from taking their families, livelihood and liberty. The main office is located at 917 Franklin St., three blocks from the main criminal courthouse.

Chernoff Law

Chernoff Law

Chernoff Law is a full service Criminal Defense firm based in Houston, Texas.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Texas and has no record of discipline from the Texas bar association. *

Chernoff Law

Chernoff Law

Chernoff Law is a full service Criminal Defense firm based in Houston, Texas.

This lawyer is licensed to practice in Texas and has no record of discipline from the Texas bar association. *

Firm Overview

Houston Criminal Lawyer Ed Chernoff will personally represent you in your criminal case. He has over 30 years of experience in private practice and the Harris County District Attorney's office, He has dedicated himself to taking care of his clients and their families. I has tried over 150 jury trials and represented thousands of souls who needed him to prevent the government from taking their families, livelihood and liberty. The main office is located at 917 Franklin St., three blocks from the main criminal courthouse.

Main Office

Main Office
917 Franklin Street, Suite 300 Houston, Texas 77002
Houston, TX 77002

Phone

(713) 222-9141

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Yes

Hourly Rates

$600

Office Information
Office Hours

8am - 5pm

Office Manager

Gina Tyrock

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Spanish, English

Sex Crimes

Chernoff Law represents those accused of Sexual Assault, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Continuous Sexual Assault, Indecency with Child, Rape, Solicitation of Prostitution and Possession of Child Pornography.

Ed Chernoff has represented those accused of sexual offenses for over 30 years. He has obtained acquittals and dismissals in dozens of cases.

Chernoff Law
Edward Chernoff

There is a reason why my clients trust me, why they recommend me and why they depend on me. I am good at what I do and I don't quit until they get the best possible outcome. My client's know that I am supremely talented in trial and highly experienced. They feel comfortable with the advise I give them because I have dealt with their situation before. They can see the dedication I show to their cause.

I was born in 1962, and grew up in Florida. I lived in a trailer, and that is about all I remember from my childhood. I attended University of Florida and received an accounting degree in 1984. University of Houston Law Center offered me a scholarship, and since I couldn't afford law school any other way, this is where I went. I paid for living expenses by working nights at a pest control company. I didn't have a car, and rode a scooter down the feeders of the Gulf Freeway to get to work. I liked Houston and made plans to stay. After law school I was recruited by the Harris County District Attorney's office, and I joined that group in 1987. At the “office” I tried 70 jury trials. I won all but one felony trial, and surprisingly, this is the only case I can remember after all this time!

ABOUT ED CHERNOFF

CALL TODAY FOR A FREE INITIAL TELEPHONE CONSULTATION AND DISCUSS YOUR CASE WITH ME.

I was born in 1962, and grew up in Florida. I lived in a trailer, and that is about all I remember from my childhood. I attended University of Florida and received an accounting degree in 1984. University of Houston Law Center offered me a scholarship, and since I couldn't afford law school any other way, this is where I went. I paid for living expenses by working nights at a pest control company. I didn't have a car, and rode a scooter down the feeders of the Gulf Freeway to get to work. I liked Houston and made plans to stay. After law school I was recruited by the Harris County District Attorney's office, and I joined that group in 1987. At the “office” I tried 70 jury trials. I won all but one felony trial, and surprisingly, this is the only case I can remember after all this time!
Ed Chernoff in famous trial.

I had a good career with the Harris County District Attorney. At the time, the “office” kept statistics on trial numbers. A list was passed out at the end of the year, ranking various levels of trial success. I was the lead Assistant DA for cases tried and won until 1991, when I left the DA's office.

Before I left the office, I could see a philosophical difference developing between my fellow prosecutors and I. It was at the tender age of 28, when I began questioning some of the policies I was asked to enforce. For instance, small drug possession cases were first degree felonies back then. An individual arrested for three crack pipe cases had the potential to go to prison from 25 years to life. We were instructed not to drop enhancements in those cases, but I did so anyway. Fortunately, nobody ever called me to the mat on that one.

In 1991, with dramatic flare, I took a leave of absence from the DA's office. I bought a motorcycle and took a three month tour of the United States. I survived, which I considered to be a good sign. When I returned, my heart was no longer into prosecution. I left a few months later and started my own law practice, dedicated to representing those unfortunate souls accused of running afoul of the law. To be honest, I had no idea what I was doing.

I was “loaned” an office and I began taking appointments as a criminal defense lawyer. I got a phone line, which I still have today! My first appointment was for a man charged with robbing a Stop n Go. The robbery was on video, though it wasn't of very high quality. This was 1992 after all. My client told me he was innocent and I had no reason to disbelieve him, other than that the person in the video looked a hell of a lot like him. Nevertheless, we tried the case and he was acquitted. I liked the feeling. This poor guy was depending on me to save his future, and although he hadn't chosen me per se, he was depending on me. I really liked my role in all of that.

I tried many successful cases after that. My reputation grew, and people began hiring me. In 1995, I was recommended and received the Board Certification in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I have been certified ever since. As the years went on, I obtained acquittals and dismissals for clients accused of Family Assault, Sexual Assault, DWI, Indecency of a Child, Capital Murder, Motions to Revoke Probation, Theft and Drug Offenses, among others. I was doing pretty well for myself, and I had developed relationships with clients that I cherished.

License

Bar Number: 04175730
Texas, 1991

Education

University of Florida
BS Accounting, 1984

Houston Law Center, University of Houston
JD, 1987

Chernoff Law
Edward Chernoff

There is a reason why my clients trust me, why they recommend me and why they depend on me. I am good at what I do and I don't quit until they get the best possible outcome. My client's know that I am supremely talented in trial and highly experienced. They feel comfortable with the advise I give them because I have dealt with their situation before. They can see the dedication I show to their cause.

I was born in 1962, and grew up in Florida. I lived in a trailer, and that is about all I remember from my childhood. I attended University of Florida and received an accounting degree in 1984. University of Houston Law Center offered me a scholarship, and since I couldn't afford law school any other way, this is where I went. I paid for living expenses by working nights at a pest control company. I didn't have a car, and rode a scooter down the feeders of the Gulf Freeway to get to work. I liked Houston and made plans to stay. After law school I was recruited by the Harris County District Attorney's office, and I joined that group in 1987. At the “office” I tried 70 jury trials. I won all but one felony trial, and surprisingly, this is the only case I can remember after all this time!

ABOUT ED CHERNOFF

CALL TODAY FOR A FREE INITIAL TELEPHONE CONSULTATION AND DISCUSS YOUR CASE WITH ME.

I was born in 1962, and grew up in Florida. I lived in a trailer, and that is about all I remember from my childhood. I attended University of Florida and received an accounting degree in 1984. University of Houston Law Center offered me a scholarship, and since I couldn't afford law school any other way, this is where I went. I paid for living expenses by working nights at a pest control company. I didn't have a car, and rode a scooter down the feeders of the Gulf Freeway to get to work. I liked Houston and made plans to stay. After law school I was recruited by the Harris County District Attorney's office, and I joined that group in 1987. At the “office” I tried 70 jury trials. I won all but one felony trial, and surprisingly, this is the only case I can remember after all this time!
Ed Chernoff in famous trial.

I had a good career with the Harris County District Attorney. At the time, the “office” kept statistics on trial numbers. A list was passed out at the end of the year, ranking various levels of trial success. I was the lead Assistant DA for cases tried and won until 1991, when I left the DA's office.

Before I left the office, I could see a philosophical difference developing between my fellow prosecutors and I. It was at the tender age of 28, when I began questioning some of the policies I was asked to enforce. For instance, small drug possession cases were first degree felonies back then. An individual arrested for three crack pipe cases had the potential to go to prison from 25 years to life. We were instructed not to drop enhancements in those cases, but I did so anyway. Fortunately, nobody ever called me to the mat on that one.

In 1991, with dramatic flare, I took a leave of absence from the DA's office. I bought a motorcycle and took a three month tour of the United States. I survived, which I considered to be a good sign. When I returned, my heart was no longer into prosecution. I left a few months later and started my own law practice, dedicated to representing those unfortunate souls accused of running afoul of the law. To be honest, I had no idea what I was doing.

I was “loaned” an office and I began taking appointments as a criminal defense lawyer. I got a phone line, which I still have today! My first appointment was for a man charged with robbing a Stop n Go. The robbery was on video, though it wasn't of very high quality. This was 1992 after all. My client told me he was innocent and I had no reason to disbelieve him, other than that the person in the video looked a hell of a lot like him. Nevertheless, we tried the case and he was acquitted. I liked the feeling. This poor guy was depending on me to save his future, and although he hadn't chosen me per se, he was depending on me. I really liked my role in all of that.

I tried many successful cases after that. My reputation grew, and people began hiring me. In 1995, I was recommended and received the Board Certification in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I have been certified ever since. As the years went on, I obtained acquittals and dismissals for clients accused of Family Assault, Sexual Assault, DWI, Indecency of a Child, Capital Murder, Motions to Revoke Probation, Theft and Drug Offenses, among others. I was doing pretty well for myself, and I had developed relationships with clients that I cherished.

License

Bar Number: 04175730
Texas, 1991

Education

University of Florida BS Accounting, 1984


Houston Law Center, University of Houston JD, 1987


Firm Overview

Houston Criminal Lawyer Ed Chernoff will personally represent you in your criminal case. He has over 30 years of experience in private practice and the Harris County District Attorney's office, He has dedicated himself to taking care of his clients and their families. I has tried over 150 jury trials and represented thousands of souls who needed him to prevent the government from taking their families, livelihood and liberty. The main office is located at 917 Franklin St., three blocks from the main criminal courthouse.

Main Office

Main Office
917 Franklin Street, Suite 300 Houston, Texas 77002
Houston, TX 77002

Phone

(713) 222-9141

Fees
Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Yes

Hourly Rates

$600

Office Information
Office Hours

8am - 5pm

Office Manager

Gina Tyrock

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

Spanish, English

Sex Crimes

Chernoff Law represents those accused of Sexual Assault, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Continuous Sexual Assault, Indecency with Child, Rape, Solicitation of Prostitution and Possession of Child Pornography.

Ed Chernoff has represented those accused of sexual offenses for over 30 years. He has obtained acquittals and dismissals in dozens of cases.

Chernoff Law
Edward Chernoff

There is a reason why my clients trust me, why they recommend me and why they depend on me. I am good at what I do and I don't quit until they get the best possible outcome. My client's know that I am supremely talented in trial and highly experienced. They feel comfortable with the advise I give them because I have dealt with their situation before. They can see the dedication I show to their cause.

I was born in 1962, and grew up in Florida. I lived in a trailer, and that is about all I remember from my childhood. I attended University of Florida and received an accounting degree in 1984. University of Houston Law Center offered me a scholarship, and since I couldn't afford law school any other way, this is where I went. I paid for living expenses by working nights at a pest control company. I didn't have a car, and rode a scooter down the feeders of the Gulf Freeway to get to work. I liked Houston and made plans to stay. After law school I was recruited by the Harris County District Attorney's office, and I joined that group in 1987. At the “office” I tried 70 jury trials. I won all but one felony trial, and surprisingly, this is the only case I can remember after all this time!

ABOUT ED CHERNOFF

CALL TODAY FOR A FREE INITIAL TELEPHONE CONSULTATION AND DISCUSS YOUR CASE WITH ME.

I was born in 1962, and grew up in Florida. I lived in a trailer, and that is about all I remember from my childhood. I attended University of Florida and received an accounting degree in 1984. University of Houston Law Center offered me a scholarship, and since I couldn't afford law school any other way, this is where I went. I paid for living expenses by working nights at a pest control company. I didn't have a car, and rode a scooter down the feeders of the Gulf Freeway to get to work. I liked Houston and made plans to stay. After law school I was recruited by the Harris County District Attorney's office, and I joined that group in 1987. At the “office” I tried 70 jury trials. I won all but one felony trial, and surprisingly, this is the only case I can remember after all this time!
Ed Chernoff in famous trial.

I had a good career with the Harris County District Attorney. At the time, the “office” kept statistics on trial numbers. A list was passed out at the end of the year, ranking various levels of trial success. I was the lead Assistant DA for cases tried and won until 1991, when I left the DA's office.

Before I left the office, I could see a philosophical difference developing between my fellow prosecutors and I. It was at the tender age of 28, when I began questioning some of the policies I was asked to enforce. For instance, small drug possession cases were first degree felonies back then. An individual arrested for three crack pipe cases had the potential to go to prison from 25 years to life. We were instructed not to drop enhancements in those cases, but I did so anyway. Fortunately, nobody ever called me to the mat on that one.

In 1991, with dramatic flare, I took a leave of absence from the DA's office. I bought a motorcycle and took a three month tour of the United States. I survived, which I considered to be a good sign. When I returned, my heart was no longer into prosecution. I left a few months later and started my own law practice, dedicated to representing those unfortunate souls accused of running afoul of the law. To be honest, I had no idea what I was doing.

I was “loaned” an office and I began taking appointments as a criminal defense lawyer. I got a phone line, which I still have today! My first appointment was for a man charged with robbing a Stop n Go. The robbery was on video, though it wasn't of very high quality. This was 1992 after all. My client told me he was innocent and I had no reason to disbelieve him, other than that the person in the video looked a hell of a lot like him. Nevertheless, we tried the case and he was acquitted. I liked the feeling. This poor guy was depending on me to save his future, and although he hadn't chosen me per se, he was depending on me. I really liked my role in all of that.

I tried many successful cases after that. My reputation grew, and people began hiring me. In 1995, I was recommended and received the Board Certification in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I have been certified ever since. As the years went on, I obtained acquittals and dismissals for clients accused of Family Assault, Sexual Assault, DWI, Indecency of a Child, Capital Murder, Motions to Revoke Probation, Theft and Drug Offenses, among others. I was doing pretty well for myself, and I had developed relationships with clients that I cherished.

License

Bar Number: 04175730
Texas, 1991

Education

University of Florida
BS Accounting, 1984

Houston Law Center, University of Houston
JD, 1987

Chernoff Law
Edward Chernoff

There is a reason why my clients trust me, why they recommend me and why they depend on me. I am good at what I do and I don't quit until they get the best possible outcome. My client's know that I am supremely talented in trial and highly experienced. They feel comfortable with the advise I give them because I have dealt with their situation before. They can see the dedication I show to their cause.

I was born in 1962, and grew up in Florida. I lived in a trailer, and that is about all I remember from my childhood. I attended University of Florida and received an accounting degree in 1984. University of Houston Law Center offered me a scholarship, and since I couldn't afford law school any other way, this is where I went. I paid for living expenses by working nights at a pest control company. I didn't have a car, and rode a scooter down the feeders of the Gulf Freeway to get to work. I liked Houston and made plans to stay. After law school I was recruited by the Harris County District Attorney's office, and I joined that group in 1987. At the “office” I tried 70 jury trials. I won all but one felony trial, and surprisingly, this is the only case I can remember after all this time!

ABOUT ED CHERNOFF

CALL TODAY FOR A FREE INITIAL TELEPHONE CONSULTATION AND DISCUSS YOUR CASE WITH ME.

I was born in 1962, and grew up in Florida. I lived in a trailer, and that is about all I remember from my childhood. I attended University of Florida and received an accounting degree in 1984. University of Houston Law Center offered me a scholarship, and since I couldn't afford law school any other way, this is where I went. I paid for living expenses by working nights at a pest control company. I didn't have a car, and rode a scooter down the feeders of the Gulf Freeway to get to work. I liked Houston and made plans to stay. After law school I was recruited by the Harris County District Attorney's office, and I joined that group in 1987. At the “office” I tried 70 jury trials. I won all but one felony trial, and surprisingly, this is the only case I can remember after all this time!
Ed Chernoff in famous trial.

I had a good career with the Harris County District Attorney. At the time, the “office” kept statistics on trial numbers. A list was passed out at the end of the year, ranking various levels of trial success. I was the lead Assistant DA for cases tried and won until 1991, when I left the DA's office.

Before I left the office, I could see a philosophical difference developing between my fellow prosecutors and I. It was at the tender age of 28, when I began questioning some of the policies I was asked to enforce. For instance, small drug possession cases were first degree felonies back then. An individual arrested for three crack pipe cases had the potential to go to prison from 25 years to life. We were instructed not to drop enhancements in those cases, but I did so anyway. Fortunately, nobody ever called me to the mat on that one.

In 1991, with dramatic flare, I took a leave of absence from the DA's office. I bought a motorcycle and took a three month tour of the United States. I survived, which I considered to be a good sign. When I returned, my heart was no longer into prosecution. I left a few months later and started my own law practice, dedicated to representing those unfortunate souls accused of running afoul of the law. To be honest, I had no idea what I was doing.

I was “loaned” an office and I began taking appointments as a criminal defense lawyer. I got a phone line, which I still have today! My first appointment was for a man charged with robbing a Stop n Go. The robbery was on video, though it wasn't of very high quality. This was 1992 after all. My client told me he was innocent and I had no reason to disbelieve him, other than that the person in the video looked a hell of a lot like him. Nevertheless, we tried the case and he was acquitted. I liked the feeling. This poor guy was depending on me to save his future, and although he hadn't chosen me per se, he was depending on me. I really liked my role in all of that.

I tried many successful cases after that. My reputation grew, and people began hiring me. In 1995, I was recommended and received the Board Certification in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. I have been certified ever since. As the years went on, I obtained acquittals and dismissals for clients accused of Family Assault, Sexual Assault, DWI, Indecency of a Child, Capital Murder, Motions to Revoke Probation, Theft and Drug Offenses, among others. I was doing pretty well for myself, and I had developed relationships with clients that I cherished.

License

Bar Number: 04175730
Texas, 1991

Education

University of Florida BS Accounting, 1984


Houston Law Center, University of Houston JD, 1987


This lawyer is licensed to practice in Texas and has no record of discipline from the Texas bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Texas and has no record of discipline from the Texas bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.