Defending the Lives of People Charged with Murder


When a human life has been taken, all bets are off on how the criminal justice system will respond. Capital murder, murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide are the most serious criminal charges that a person can face. Not only can a conviction take away your freedom, in the case of capital murder it can also jeopardize your life. In no other criminal matter is it as important to have an accomplished and experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side.


From their offices in Houston, Texas, the attorneys at Shellist McAlister, LLP represent people accused of murder throughout Texas. As two former Harris County prosecutors, they take a team approach to defending you against these charges. They utilize the skills of not just one, but three highly qualified criminal defense attorneys to develop an appropriate defense strategy for your case.

Don't jeopardize your case by making incriminating statements

to the police, contact the firm now for a free consultation.

When deciding which attorney will defend

you in a murder trial, consider these things:

As former assistant district attorneys in Harris County, the attorneys at Shellist McAlister, LLP have developed strong professional relationships with police officers, prosecutors and judges.


They have handled criminal trials as both prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys; they understand the tactics and strategies used by prosecutors trying to convict a defendant.


By using a legal team approach, the firm brings the minds of three experienced lawyers to develop insightful legal strategies in your case.


The firm's attorneys understand what is on the line for someone accused of murder or homicide; they provide each client with their full attention and commitment.

When you are facing murder or homicide charges, there is no substitute for a team of experienced Houston criminal defense lawyers. The stakes are higher than ever before in Texas, because the consequences could be the death penalty or life without parole.


When facing murder, homicide or manslaughter charges, contact Shellist McAlister, LLP to schedule a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney.


Chemical Society

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association

Texas County Defense Lawyers Association

National Association

of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National College for DUI Defense

The National

Trial Lawyers

Fort Bend County

Criminal Defense

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