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Kristin Guiney

Kristin Guiney is a former District Court Judge who is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She is also a former chief prosecutor at the Harris County District Attorney's office where she tried virtually every type of crime imaginable, including DWIs, sexual assaults of children, and capital murders. While on the bench Kristin routinely received some of the highest bar poll ratings in Harris County.

During her career, Kristin has tried over 80 cases to verdict as lead counsel. Kristin presently focuses her law practice on criminal defense, where she handles a variety of cases including the relatively simple to the extraordinarily complex. Kristin is a fierce trial lawyer with a reputation as a lethal cross-examiner. She works tirelessly to get the best result possible for her clients given the facts of the case.

Kristin is an alumna of Emory University in Atlanta and received her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center.


Reimagining Incarceration and Reentry, Project Curate, 2016

Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, 2015

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, 2013, 2014, 2015

Greater Houston Coalition for Justice, 2014

University of Houston Law Center Jury Selection, 2010

National College of District Attorneys Strategic Cross Examination, Faculty - 2008


University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 2001

Order of Barristers

Emory University, Bachelor of Arts – Political Science, 1997

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