Doug Murphy

Doug Murphy has represented everyone from CEOs, doctors, nurses, lawyers, judges, professional athletes, prosecutors, police officers, truck drivers, and scores of good hard working people for all types of criminal allegations. Every client is important no matter where they come from. Doug understands that his client's family and future are at risk when they are charged with a crime. Being charged with a crime is stressful, intimidating, and embarrassing. Doug approaches every case in a straight forward and honest approach, with compassion and concern for the client first and foremost in his mind.  He is passionate and dedicated to helping those who have been accused of a crime in Texas fight their charges.

Texas Criminal Defense & DWI Representation

When you are in the courtroom, you want the best lawyer advocating on your behalf with the experience and expertise along with a proven track record to help you obtain the best possible results. Doug is dedicated to his clients as he is the legal profession. Doug doesn't just practice law, he is a leader in the law. Doug not only uses his experience and expertise in helping his clients, but he also shares his experience and expertise with other lawyers at over 120 continuing legal education seminars throughout Texas and the United States. Doug currently serves as the Dean on the Board of Regents for the National College for DUI Defense, and is a past President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association.  Doug previously served on the board of directors for the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, where he has received numerous TCDLA President's Awards for his leadership.

Doug Murphy is one of only 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, accredited by the American Bar Association and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Doug has extensive experience defending clients in a wide array of criminal cases, including, but not limited to:

  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • DWI With A Child Passenger under 15
  • Boating While Intoxicated (BWI)
  • Intoxication Manslaughter
  • Intoxication Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Possession
  • White Collar Crimes

Doug Murphy has honed his skills in criminal defense and currently brings over 20 years of experience of honing his skills in the courtroom.  Murphy has represented clients across all walks of life, and treats each client with the dignity and respect they deserve.

Outside of the courtroom, Murphy actively participates in several associations and organizations that advocate and contribute to the advancement of criminal defense. He currently serves as the Dean of the National College for DUI Defense conducted at Harvard Law School.  Doug previously served as President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, he also two terms on the board of directors and as co-chair of the DWI Committee with the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.  Murphy has been recognized in the US News & World Report list of the Best Lawyers in America by Woodward White from 2013-2022 for his successes. He was also named as a Texas Super Lawyers by Thompson Reuters in Texas Monthly in 2009; 2013-2022.  He was also awarded The Sharon Levine Unsung Hero Award by the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association for his hand in exposing the flaws in the Houston Police Department Breath Alcohol Testing vans, which led to their being decommissioned.

Doug knows that this is a difficult time and that you are scared of what the future may hold.  Contact veteran and decorated attorney Doug Murphy for board certified expertise and dedicated defense for criminal charges in Texas.  Criminal charges can be incredibly stressful and damaging to a person's reputation. Doug understands what is at stake, and provides an aggressive, diligent and focused approach to each client to obtain the best possible outcome.

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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.