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.
“Against all odds! Amazing attorney!”
“Ms. Roe handled my assault case. She knew from talking with me and reviewing the evidence that I was wrongly charged, and we took it to court. It was a tough case, and I was on edge, but Ms. Roe showed amazing skill, professionalism, and knowledge til the end… My charges were dropped! Carmen was a life saver for me!”
“A Truly Talented and Passionate Advocate”
“I endorse this lawyer’s work without hesitation. Carmen Roe enjoys a tremendous amount of respect from criminal defense lawyers to prosecutors and judges. I have worked with her on several projects and cases here in Houston. She is without a doubt a truly talented and passionate advocate for any client who she defends.”
Danny Easterling | Criminal Defense Attorney
“I highly recommend Carmen. She helped me out beyond my expectations. I hired her for an expunction case and out of all the lawyers I consulted to do this job she was the only one who promised me to do it in the time frame I was requesting, but not only that; she did everything on her hands to meet this deadline. I’m very impressed with Carmen’s professionalism and the way she handled things to help me and get the job done on time. Aside of being a terrific lawyer, Carmen was also very friendly and honest with me all the time, and very approachable and willing to answer any questions I had at any time. Excellent job Carmen!”
“An Outstanding Lawyer”
“Very few lawyers are competent to handle complex state and federal criminal appeals. Carmen Roe is an outstanding lawyer who excels on criminal appeals. Her dedication to the Bill of Rights and to the Defense Bar is well-established.”
John L. Smith | Parole Attorney
“This was my first offense and I hired Carmen through a recommendation and I am very glad I did. Carmen was very helpful and sincere when it came to my case. She listened to everything I had to say and then gave me a breakdown of the situation that I could easily understand. She is very easy to reach and you can always expect a reply back from her as well. She clearly knows what she is doing and is very knowledgeable. She is very hardworking and is persistent! Expect great results with Carmen!”
“One of the Best in Houston”
“I endorse this lawyer. Carmen is a superb appellate and trial lawyer. She has worked for and studied under some of the best in the field and she has now become one of the best herself. She is smart, articulate, creative and tenacious. One of the best in Houston and likely, in Texas!”
Steven Shellist | Criminal Defense Attorney
“I called Carmen on a recommendation from a friend and it was the best recommendation ever. Carmen is incredibly knowledgeable and treated my minor case as if it were the most important case she had, which honestly made the whole experience go more smoothly and less stressfull which helps a lot. She answered all of my questions and explained everything to me to where I can understand everything that was going on at all times. I highly recommend to everyone who is in need of a great lawyer that will do above and beyond what is needed in order to get the job done to use Carmen Roe!”
“Exceptional Results When It All Seemed Impossible”
“Attorney Carmen Roe possesses an absolute wealth of knowledge on criminal defense and appeals. Even more importantly is the tenacity she uses to defend her clients. I have seen Carmen get exceptional results when it all seemed impossible. She is relentless, experienced, and called on for advice by Houston’s top criminal lawyers on a daily basis. She speaks at many seminars and is a well respected attorney in the community. I endorse this lawyer.”
Mana Yegani | Immigration Attorney