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When you need a criminal lawyer, you need one badly, and you need an experienced one. This is especially true in felony cases, where the prosecution sends its best lawyers against you. I offer experienced criminal defense in both trial and appellate courts. This means that I try cases in front of juries, and can also appeal a case in the event of a guilty verdict.

I try a lot of cases, more than most lawyers, and have wide experience in all kinds of criminal defense. My experience includes the most serious of felony cases, the kind that many “defense lawyers” refuse to take on. I am not afraid of the tough cases. 

I am board certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This means I have satisfied the Board that I have wide experience and have passed a tough examination. 

My experience extends past the courtroom. I have taught criminal law, criminal procedure, and trial tactics to judges, prosecutors and defense lawyers all over Texas. 

My practice is not “high-volume.” This means that I can give each client the time and attention and effort that the seriousness of their case demands. If I am your lawyer, you will not be lost in the shuffle among hundreds of other clients but will receive individual attention.

If you are serious about your defense, please call regarding any criminal matters:

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)
  • Theft and Fraud
  • Drug Violations
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Sex Offenses

Call 713-294-9965 today to arrange your initial consultation.

Attorney Profile

Attorney Joseph W. Varela


  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 1983
  • University of Houston, B.A., 1980

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers’ Association

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