Attorney James Alston

Texas Federal Crimes Lawyer James Alston

25 Reviews

Houston criminal defense lawyer James Alston was born in Beaumont, Texas and graduated from Lamar University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology. He then moved to New Orleans, Louisiana and attended Tulane University to continue his studies in mental health. While attending Tulane, Mr. Alston interned at the New Orleans Adolescent Hospital. After graduating with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work, he moved back to Beaumont and was employed as a clinical therapist. In pursuit of additional education, Mr. Alston attended law school at Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana. He graduated in the top 25% of his class and was a member of Loyola’s National Mock Trial Team and Loyola’s National Moot Court Team. After graduation, he returned to Texas and settled in Houston.

Houston Legal Experience

Mr. Alston started his legal career as a prosecutor with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. During his 8 years as an Assistant District Attorney, he was trained by some of the best prosecutors in the country. Mr. Alston has prosecuted thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases including:

While employed with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Alston was assigned to the Child Abuse Division for two and one-half years. During this time Mr. Alston investigated and prosecuted various types of child sex abuse cases, including aggravated sexual assault of a child, indecency with a child, injury to a child and possession of child pornography. As a former child abuse prosecutor, Mr. Alston has extensive knowledge and experience interviewing child witnesses, questioning medical and psychological experts, and evaluating police investigations.

Experienced Federal & Fraud Attorney

Toward the end of his career at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Alston was assigned to the Major Fraud Division where he prosecuted white collar crime cases involving:

Mr. Alston then accepted an offer to prosecute federal cases for the United States Attorney’s Office in Houston, Texas. As an Assistant United States Attorney, he was a prosecutor for the Organized Crime Drug Task Force where he investigated and prosecuted national and international drug organizations. Mr. Alston has extensive experience and training in federal law enforcement investigative techniques including confidential informants, Title III wire intercepts (telephone taps), cell site tracking devices and surveillance.

As an Assistant United States Attorney, Mr. Alston prosecuted numerous federal cases from the initial stages of investigation through jury trial. Mr. Alston’s experience as both an Assistant United States Attorney and an Assistant District Attorney gives him a unique advantage in defending his clients against criminal charges and accusations. He has seen both sides of the criminal process. Mr. Alston was trained by the State and Federal Government to prosecute a variety of cases. He knows the means and methods that prosecutors use to seek convictions and he uses this knowledge to fight against the system and maintain your freedom.

“Always kept me up to date. He is experienced and knowledgeable. Very professional and works with integrity as a core value. Just a great attorney.” - Satisfied Client
“My husband and I worked tirelessly with James on a sensitive criminal case. James showed the upmost compassion and care for our case. We got the results that were needed to get our case dismissed! Going through the court system is a horrifying experience and James walked us through the whole experience. Thank you James for getting our life back.” - NBD.
“James Alston was referred to me and I hired him on the spot he is knowledgeable and works with his clients with utmost respect and integrity. We feel like he is one of us in our family. I highly recommend him to anyone.” - Illich G.
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25 Reviews

“James Alston is an outstanding, bright and very ethical lawyer. When James was a federal prosecutor he dismissed a case, rather than go forward with questionable evidence. As a defense lawyer, James has shined. James is creative and he goes the extra mile. He looks for defenses where other lawyers wouldn’t think to look. He’s a fine lawyer and an honorable man.”
- Robert Fickman, Criminal Defense Attorney
“I endorse this lawyer. James is an outstanding lawyer. He is dedicated to his clients and he is a zealous advocate for their rights.” - Tyrone Moncriffe, Criminal Defense Attorney
“I endorse this lawyer. He had provided an Outstanding analysis and answers on several issues that I have taken note of and he is highly respected among his peers as a leader in his field.”
- Aaron Harper, DUI & DWI Attorney
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9 Reviews

Houston Criminal Lawyer James Alston represents clients in the Houston area, including Pasadena, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Channelview, Conroe, Galveston, Angleton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Beaumont, Galveston County, Ft. Bend County, Montgomery County, Brazoria County, Harris County and Jefferson County in Texas.