Carmen Roe



Carmen M. Roe has established herself as a valued appellate and criminal defense attorney whose work has been recognized as outstanding amongst her peers, judges, and other attorney’s in the field. Carmen received her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston and later, her Doctorate, from St. Mary’s University School of Law.

Immediately after graduation, Ms. Roe began working exclusively on criminal defense and criminal appellate cases. Before opening her own law practice, Ms. Roe interned at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and clerked for Schneider and McKinney where she concentrated on post-conviction relief.

For the past 10 years Ms. Roe has owned her own practice where she specializes solely on defense, including criminal trials, appeals, and post-conviction writs, in both state and federal court. Mr. Roe is licensed to practice in the United States Southern and Eastern Districts of Texas as well as the United States 5th Circuit Court of Appeals and is board certified in criminal appeals by the Texas Board of Legal Specifications Ms. Roe has worked individually and on legal teams to defend well-known clients such as, Andrea Yates, Quannel X, Ashley Benton, Susan Wright, Todd Burke, Jeffrey Stern, and Tom Delay.

Ms. Roe is also a sought after speaker in the areas of motions for new trial, preservation of error and significant case updates. Ms. Roe is also a legal analyst on local news stations and is frequently featured on Fox 26.

Among the numerous honors Ms. Roe has received, she was most recently named a 2015 Super Lawyer, as well as a 2014 and 2015 State Bar of Texas Fellow. Ms. Roe is currently the past president of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, a member of the board of directors for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, and is a continuing active member of several criminal defense bars.


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CARMEN ROE LAW FIRM | 713.236.7755
440 Louisiana Street, Suite 900 Houston, TX 77002