A New Year, And A Return to Criminal Practice

I wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year in 2019! Since I retired from a 16 year career in the judiciary at midnight last night I’m very pleased to announce the opening of Jay Karahan Law PLLC, essentially the re-opening of my previous law practice.

Many of you know that before I took the bench in County Criminal Court-at-Law No. 8 on January 1, 2003, I was the principal of Jay Karahan & Associates, a white-collar criminal defense law firm. From 1995 through 2002 my specialty practice was criminal defense in both state and federal criminal trials and appeals. From 1991-1995 I served as litigation and compliance counsel for Cooper Industries, Inc., a Fortune 100 company. From 1987-1991 I served as an Assistant United States attorney in the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division, where I was assigned to the Major Crimes Division and the Bank Fraud Task Force. From 1983-1987, I served as an Assistant District Attorney in Harris County, Texas, where I prosecuted major felonies and misdemeanors. Since 1988 I have been a certified criminal law specialist recognized by the State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization.

My goal at JKLaw will be to provide outstanding legal representation, consultation and advocacy for clients with matters pending in state and federal jurisdictions and courts. My 36 year career path outlined above and my extensive experience in all the various courts will benefit clients under criminal investigation and those who are formally charged with crimes.

I know how prosecutors and criminal investigators think and I know how judges are likely to rule. I have extensive, current working relationships with prosecuting and judicial officials who know and respect my experience and my judgment. My clients will benefit from my consultation, advice and advocacy.

I will keep you posted on this blog page with announcements about law changes, my case work that I can publicly share, as well as helpful information on how to effectively handle life-changing events when the government seeks to prosecute the citizen accused.

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