Dick DeGuerin
DeGuerin Dickson Hennessy & Ward
Mr. DeGuerin specializes in criminal defense and enjoys a widely varied practice in both state and federal trials and appeals.  In practice for over fifty years, he was associated with famed defense attorney Percy Foreman during the seventies and has successfully defended a wide variety of clients, including doctors, lawyers, judges, a United States Senator; and persons accused of murder, smuggling, money laundering and white collar crime. Mr. DeGuerin was the first lawyer in the United States to file a motion relating to the "Hyde Amendment." He was referred to as "one of the state's finest lawyers" in Texas Monthly 1994 Bum Steer Awards; Ultimate Defense Attorney in the Houston Chronicle, 2004; Hall of Fame Award, Texas Defense Criminal Lawyers Association, June 2004; University of Texas' Honorary Order of the Coif, 2013; Best Lawyers in America, 1983-2013; Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, 2014; Best Attorneys in Texas, Best Lawyer 2015; Lifetime Achievement, Texas Lawyer, 2015; consistently been rated as Top Lawyer or Lawyer of the Year since 1980 to the present. In addition to his busy trial practice he teaches Criminal Defense Advocacy as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas School of Law.