The office offers all defense attorneys access to our library of secondary sources. Among the materials we have available are:

  • LaFave's Search and Seizure
  • Erisman's Reversible Errors
  • Ringel's Searches & Seizures, Arrests and Confessions
  • McCormick's Texas Criminal Practice and Procedure
  • Faigman, Saks, Sanders and Cheng's Modern Scientific Evidence
  • Robertson's Extraneous Offenses & Uncharged Conduct
  • Kurzban's Immigration Law Sourcebook
  • Mushlin's Rights of Prisoners
The library is located in our office on the 13th floor of the courthouse.


We keep a closet full of various men's and women's clothing, appropriate to wear to court. Any defense lawyer may borrow clothes for their client to wear in court.

"Call Appellate"

When an Assistant District Attorney gets in a bind and needs assistance about the law, they "call appellate."

Now all defense attorneys have our own way to "call appellate." Call the main line, (713) 274-6700, and say you need assistance, or just stop by the 13th floor and ask. Appellate lawyers will do their best to help.


If you need an example of a motion, or just a printed blank motion in a pinch, come to the 13th floor and ask; we are happy to provide printouts on-demand from our internal motion bank.

Soon, the office will provide a collection of forms available from a document rack in our lobby, so you can grab a motion and go. Among the pre-printed motions we will offer are a motion for continuance and a writ of habeas corpus for bond reduction.