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Former Chief Prosecutor. Former State District Court Judge.
Now Fighting for You.

Criminal Defense Cases for Houston Residents

The Team on Your Side of the Courtroom

After being charged with a crime, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney who will protect your rights and advocate for you in court. Without our help, you could easily be caught off-guard by little-known laws and be forced to face harsh penalties. In these situations, having a license to practice law is not enough. You need a lawyer with years of experience who knows how to secure the best possible outcome on your behalf.

Our firm was established by former Chief Prosecutor and former State District Court Judge, E.R. (Ned) Turnbull. With this experience, he is uniquely equipped to successfully navigate the complexities involved in the criminal defense process.

Mr. Turnbull understands the judge’s perspective as well as the prosecution’s mindset. Our firm will use this to your advantage.

Cases We Handle

Our Houston criminal defense lawyers handle a wide variety of criminal cases and are equipped to handle the most severe felony charges. Mr. Turnbull has tried more than 100 felony jury trials and thousands of court proceedings. With this extensive experience, we know how to develop and implement the most effective defense strategies.

Whether you have been accused of DWI, drug crime, sex crime, white collar crime, violent crime, or some other offense, we are prepared to challenge the accusations brought against you and fight for a reduction of charges or a dismissal.


If you are facing a DWI charge, there are likely a variety of defenses available to you. Unfortunately, police offers do not prioritize your best interests, and may not recognize or respect your constitutional rights. When investigating your case, our team will take into consideration a variety of factors. Was the Breathalyzer device properly calibrated when you were tested for blood alcohol content? Did the arresting officer observe legal search protocols? Our Houston criminal defense attorneys can find the answers to these questions and use them to your benefit.

Drug Crimes

The penalties for possession, manufacture, sale, or distribution of illegal drugs can be severe. Our legal team can ensure that your side of the story is heard and that you are not treated more harshly than you deserve. For example, you may not have been aware that you were “in possession” of a drug, or in other situations, the discovered quantity may not be enough to warrant the charges brought against you.

No matter what the circumstances are, we are dedicated to defending your rights and protecting you from unjust sentencing.

Sex Crimes

Sex crime allegations can bring devastating consequences to the accused. Unfortunately, many of these accusations are inaccurate or altogether false. If you have been accused of sexual abuse, rape, prostitution or solicitation, child pornography, or another related offense, we will not back down from defending you. We know how to present compelling arguments in your favor, and can perhaps call into question the evidence brought against you.

Violent Crimes

We can defend you against violent crime charges, such as weapons charges, kidnapping, sexual assault, manslaughter or murder, domestic violence, and more. The laws surrounding these crimes are numerous and complicated, often rising to the level of felony. Our knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys in Houston know how to wade through all the complexity and how to persuade the prosecutor, judge, and the jury.

Work with Turnbull Legal Group Today

Our capable legal team has represented thousands of people, including those charged with the most serious crimes. What separates us from other criminal defense attorneys is our level of care and tenacity when it comes to protecting your rights. We take our responsibility to defend justice seriously, even if it means a hard fight to secure a favorable outcome.

We keep our clients informed during the entire process. When evaluating your case, our lawyers draw on their experience and skill to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your case. They also collaborate with investigators and experts to ensure we take a comprehensive approach.

With offices in Houston, Bryan and Conroe, Mr. Turnbull and our team of criminal defense attorneys are ready to fight aggressively for your rights and freedom. With over 25 of years of experience, we understand all sides of the courtroom—Prosecutor, Judge, Defense—and we will leverage this insight in your case.

Meet with us and discover the dedication we can provide to your case. We offer free consultations and case reviews! Contact us online today or call (800) 607-7556 to set up your appointment.

  • Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Executive Department Proclamation
  • Trial Judges Association
  • Avvo
  • Appellate Court
  • Oklahoma Bar Association
  • Emergency Appellate Court Division Judge
  • United State Courts
  • Governor's Judicial Commendation

Experience Makes the Difference

  • Former Chief Prosecutor & District Court Judge
  • Over 25 Years in Practice
  • Free Case Consultations
  • Clear & Simplified Written Case Summaries Provided
  • A Team of Attorneys Dedicated to Your Case
  • Experienced Attorneys With Diverse Legal Backgrounds

Hear Directly From Our Clients

  • “Ned Turnbull is the only lawyer that I would use for the rest of my life! The man is VERY professional.”

    Jimmy Ray

  • “He strategically worked the case until both my daughter and her boyfriend received drug counseling and probation.”

    J. V.

  • “He is intelligent, personable and professional at all times, and he has the respect of others in his profession.”


  • “Due to his assiduous preparation of my case, he was able to negotiate a very hard to obtain resolution to my case. ”

    Past client