Murray Newman, Criminal Defense Lawyer
Murray Newman was born and raised in Bryan, Texas and graduated from Bryan High School in 1991. He attended Texas A&M University, graduating with a degree in History in 1995. In 1996, Murray began law school at the University of Houston, finishing a semester early and passing the Texas Bar Exam in May of 1999.
Murray went to work at the Harris County District Attorney's Office in August of 1999, where he would spend the next nine years of his life. During his career in the D.A.'s Office, he served in the Misdemeanor, Justice of the Peace, Juvenile, Grand Jury, and Felony Divisions, giving him a well rounded education in all types of criminal cases from Driving While Intoxicated to Intoxication Manslaughter to Capital Murder. He left the Office in 2008 as a Felony District Court Chief.
As a proud member of the Defense Bar, Murray has handled cases ranging Driving While Intoxicated to Murder during his career. He has drawn from his lengthy career in criminal law to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of his clients' cases and fights hard for each and every one of them.
Once described as being "fearless" in trial, Murray is never more at home than when trying a case in front of a jury. In the course of his nine years at the D.A.'s Office, he took approximately 90 cases to trial in front of Harris County Juries. The vast majority of the cases tried by him were Felony cases, where he enjoyed a win rate of over 90%.
Murray has tried Capital Murder cases (including one Death Penalty case), over fifteen murder cases, and numerous other serious cases including Intoxication Manslaughter, Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Home Invasion Cases, Sexual Assaults, and narcotics cases. During these trials, he dealt with complex issues ranging from the Insanity Defense to Self-Defense Issues to the Law of Parties.
Utilizing the latest technology to present his cases to juries, Murray helps present his case to juries through the use of Power Point presentations. While enjoying presenting his cases with the help of technology, Murray combines this with his confidence, keen sense of humor and common-sense approach in explaining his cases to the jury. His greatest attributes in trying his cases are his ability to think on his feet, communicate effectively, and to spot the underlying legal issues that affect the cases.
Murray Newman is licensed in the State Courts of Texas, as well as being licensed to practice in the United States Federal Courts, Southern District of Texas. He is also a member of the Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association and the Texas Criminal Lawyer's Association.