Attorney Emily Detoto

Biography, Profile, and Professional History

A Dedicated Professional

Educational Background

After graduating from St. Mary’s University School of Law, Emily accepted a prestigious position as a Briefing Attorney at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Emily is a graduate of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College and has had the honor of being selected as a faculty member and presenter at the Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute.

The Texas Warrior Lawyer

Emily Detoto has dedicated her entire career exclusively to the practice of Criminal Law. She is a member of the small percentage of criminal defense lawyers in Texas who has achieved the distinction of being awarded Board Certification® in her field of practice, Criminal-Law, from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

She is a dyed in the wool criminal-defense lawyer.

Her Specialties

Attorney Emily Detoto Only Litigates Serious Charges

Federal Criminal Cases

Texas Criminal Cases

Serious Felony Cases

The Experience You Need On Your Side

You’ll Have A Decorated Fighter With You

Emily is a former Assistant Harris County District Attorney and a former Associate of the criminal defense firm of Schneider & McKinney, P.C. Now, owner and operator of The Law Office of Emily Detoto, a full-service criminal defense law firm based in Downtown Houston.

Other Experience & Associations

Emily has served as Treasurer and Vice President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association.

Locally Respected & Nationally Known

Emily was named a Texas Rising Star for 2004, 2005 and 2008, and 2009 by Texas Monthy Magazine, is a member of the United Who’s Who Registry and has appeared on “Inside Edition” “Primetime Live” and “Celebrity Justice.”

High Profile Cases of Note

Emily gained national recognition in 2003, when she served as co-counsel in The State of Texas v. Clara Harris, also known as “The Mercedes Benz Murder.” Emily also recently was one of six lawyers chosen to represent Mr. Warren Steed Jeffs in the cases styled, “The State of Texas v. Warren Steed Jeffs, in San Angelo, Texas.