• Board Certified Criminal & DWI Defense Lawyer

    Doug Murphy is one of two Texas lawyers Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and also in DWI Defense by the National College for DUI Defense, the only DWI certification accredited by the American Bar Association and Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Board certification matters. Very few lawyers have the trial experience or credentials to sit for board certification, let alone pass the rigorous testing. Do not settle for less than the best. Your freedom depends on it.

  • A Proven Leader of the Law

    Doug Murphy is a proven leader in the legal community. Doug currently serves as Dean Emeritus with the National College for DUI Defense. Doug is a Past President of the Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Doug is a sought after speaker throughout the United States teaching successful legal strategies to lawyers. Whether it’s helping clients or fellow lawyers, Doug has amassed a proven track record to helping others.

  • "The Drinking Driver's Best Friend"

    – Houston Press


2009; 2013-2022


Board Certified Houston Criminal Defense Attorney & DWI Attorney

Nationally acclaimed Houston criminal defense and DWI specialist attorney Doug Murphy is guided by the maxim of his hero, Abraham Lincoln:  “Things may come to those who wait, but only things left behind by those who hustle.”  Doug Murphy embraces the most challenging and difficult cases with a proven track record of relentlessly finding solutions on cases that other lawyers can't. Doug Murphy is passionate about winning.  Doug's passion and success in the courtroom has secured him a lasting reputation, and accolades of being voted by his peers to The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White, Inc. from 2013 to 2022, and Texas Rising Stars & Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters services respectively in 2004 to 2009, 2013 to 2022.

When you face a criminal charge, it's natural to feel overwhelmed, and afraid.  You need a proven trial lawyer who has earned their stripes and reputation in the courtroom.  You need a lawyer who has demonstrated they will aggressively and professionally advocate on your behalf.  After all, it's your freedom and future at stake.  A renowned trial lawyer in the courtroom can be the difference between winning and losing your freedom.

Every detail is important.  We sit down with every client and take the time to get to know you, and understand your case.  After we fully investigate your case, we will provide you with honest and straight forward advice about your rights, your options, and the best strategic approach to meet your goals.  Clients often tell us of the relief they feel after meeting with us for the initial consultation.  Clients want and deserve a straight forward and honest approach.  Clients also want results.  And results are what Doug Murphy delivers.  Professionalism and fidelity to his clients are paramount throughout the course of representation.

Doug has taught criminal defense lawyers at more than 120 continuing legal educational seminars throughout the United States.  Doug currently serves as Dean Emeritus of the National College for DUI Defense conducted at Harvard Law School.  Doug is a Past-President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, and also served two terms on the Board of Directors for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, as well as a Co-Chairman of the DWI Committee.  

Doug Murphy is a Houston criminal defense and DWI attorney who is routinely hired by other lawyers to assist them in cases to solve problems they cannot solve.  Perhaps that's just one reason why Doug was voted by fellow lawyers as the 2021 Lawyer of The Year by Best Lawyers In America.  And why he has routinely been recognized and named to The Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White in 2013-2022, and Texas Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters services in 2009, 2013-2022 by his peers.  We invite you to contact us for a free consultation to experience how hiring an experienced and accomplished leader can be the decision that saves your career, your freedom, or your life.

Award Winning Trial Lawyer

Dealing with criminal charges is intimidating and stressful. You need an experienced lawyer to immediately help guide you through the process, and start investigating your case. In DWI cases, you only have 15 days from the date of your arrest to request a hearing to prevent the suspension of your driver's license. Call Doug Murphy now. His proven experience and expertise can help you obtain the best possible results.

Contact Us Today

If you are facing DWI or other criminal charges in Texas, contact our office today to discuss your case, so we can begin working on your defense. Please provide only your personal email and cell phone number so that we can immediately and confidentially communicate with you.