Everyone is entitled to legal representation when facing incarceration. Ms. Wilson is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who is passionate about the constitutional rights of the accused.
Before becoming a lawyer, Ms. Wilson was a probation officer and majored in criminal justice. Ms. Wilson has practiced in Texas since 2001 and is licensed to practice in state and federal courts.
M. Irene Wilson has been awarded the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 Lawyer Rating in the areas of criminal law and civil litigation from Martindale-Hubbell after an extensive and confidential peer review by members of the Bar and Judiciary. This honor is bestowed upon a comparatively small percentage of lawyers and law firms recognized for their legal ability and professional ethical standards. AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5 is the top rating available for any lawyer or law firm in the United States. Ms. Wilson has been accepted to the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers which includes only firms with the highest ratings in legal ability and ethical standards. Ms. Wilson has also been selected for inclusion in the 2012 and 2013 Inaugural Edition of the Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers™ – an honor reserved exclusively for less than 5 percent of women lawyers who are Rated AV® Preeminent™. This puts Ms. Wilson among the elite women in the legal industry. In 2013, The National Trial Lawyers Association selected Ms. Wilson as Top 100 Trial Lawyers based on her qualifications, trial results, leadership, and performance as a trial lawyer in the practice area of criminal defense law in Texas.
Ms. Wilson formed her criminal defense practice in 2009. She began her legal career as an Assistant Attorney General in the Post-Conviction Litigation Division. Ms. Wilson was lead counsel in over 200 felony cases ranging from parole matters to aggravated robbery and murder; she represented the Director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division. Ms. Wilson prevailed in appellate briefs submitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit regarding appellate issues of ineffective assistance of counsel, prosecutorial misconduct, and untimely filed federal writs of habeas corpus. Additionally, Ms. Wilson was an associate at two mid-size firms in Houston and Galveston and defended cases involving toxic-tort exposure, refinery explosions, and railroad accidents which involved serious injury and death. Ms. Wilson wrote and successfully argued summary judgment motions resulting in defense verdicts for corporate clients and prevailed in part in a writ of mandamus appeal.
In her current criminal defense practice, Ms. Wilson offers affordable but comprehensive representation. Ms. Wilson uses her former training as a probation officer and appellate lawyer to fight for her clients. Ms. Wilson handles felony and misdemeanor cases in Harris, Fort Bend, Chambers, and Galveston including aggravated assault, assault, dangerous drugs, delivery, drug possession, criminal mischief, DWI, evading arrest, failure to identify, family violence, forgery, grand jury packets, homicide, pretrial diversion, probation violation, resisting arrest, tampering, theft, trespass, weapons, and robbery. She has also handled cases in Brazoria, Hidalgo, Jefferson, and Montgomery Counties. Ms. Wilson investigates every case on its merits. She stays current with changes in the law and was able to obtain a dismissal in a drug possession case based on an unconstitutional search after a traffic stop under United States Supreme Court case law handed down on April 21, 2009, in Gant v. Arizona.
Ms. Wilson’s office is located in the NASA community of Clear Lake. She offers free consultations and her office building has free parking. Call Ms. Wilson today to discuss your criminal case over the phone and or in person. Ms. Wilson will talk to you for free and listen to what you have to say. She is accessible and available to answer your questions in person, by phone, by email, or text.
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