Criminal Defense Client Testimonials:
See What Bill Stradley’s Clients Say….
Bill Stradley receives many of his Texas criminal law cases from referrals from other lawyers, judges, investigators, police officers and from recommendations from previous clients. But sometimes criminal defendants or their family members cold call based on an internet referral from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Texas Criminal Defense Super Lawyers, the Martindale Hubbell Peer Review page, his AVVO page, William M Stradley Texas Bar Association Page, his Linkedin Profile or any number of internet sources.
We want you to feel confident in your choice of Bill Stradley as your criminal defense lawyer, and we think if you give him a call, you will be glad you did.
Often the best evangelists for our firm are Bill’s former clients:
“when you are in the fight of your life, do you want SEAL Team 6, or a security guard?”
“If you are reading this, there is a high probability that there is a very bad reason, you need help, Now. Let me begin by saying that however you arrived at this site, your outcome just got a bit more optimistic. … Get this straight, you are not hiring someone to “be in your corner” you are hiring someone to be in the ring, to actually “fight” for you!
Believe me, almost every attorney you talk to, will tell you they are the right guy or gal, one thing is for sure, almost every attorney is not the right guy. Think about this, when you are in the fight of your life, do you want SEAL Team 6, or a security guard? My specific experience: I needed a real criminal defense pro, not just someone who graduated law school, and successfully passed the bar. If this was a speeding ticket any random choice in the phone book works, but as the charges, and subsequent penalties get bigger, the field narrows significantly.
Finding them is the first challenge, hiring an attorney is the next. This is very frustrating as you will not get a guaranteed outcome from anyone, so you have to pick the strongest, smartest, most competent and experienced attorney you can afford. Do this and you will get the best possible chance to survive.
I am obviously a satisfied client, while your case may be different, the competency of representation will not. Let me just say that my case was a tough one and, with the potential of 25+ years in prison, I could not rely on the amount of advertising, or random referrals, my life and liberty were at stake. I do not know how serious your situation is, however my advice: do not waste time, call these guys immediately and see for yourself. My attorney, WMS [William M. Stradley], is among Houston’s elite attorneys… FYI, my case was dismissed.”
“You were recommended to me by another attorney”
“Dear Bill – First of all, thanks for taking my case initially. I was in a “tight spot” -> already indicted but you calmly assessed, analyzed, and concluded we could win, in spite of the odds against us. Needless to say …… WE WON! And with flying colors.
I’ve talked to a few lawyer friends of mine, and they have NEVER heard of a D.A. giving up on an INDICTMENT to go back to the Grand Jury.
This speaks volumes to the reputation you have. You were recommended to me by another attorney. Said you were HONEST. He was absolutely correct. He also said you were one of, if not, the FINEST criminal attorney in Houston. Again he was absolutely CORRECT. Thank you for everything Bill! Anyone who is reading this should know that you and your firm are the BEST in Houston. You operate with skill and INTEGRITY second to none. May God Bless you and yours.”
“We were in a horrific and unimaginable scenario, and Bill led us safely through it”
“When our family became the focus of an investigation stemming from a false accusation, we assumed that we did not require legal representation. The truth was obvious, and there was no evidence substantiating the claim.
Reality quickly came crashing down on us as we learned that our knowing the truth was of minimal relevance in the criminal justice system. We found ourselves trapped by the nuances of an impossible situation that we couldn’t believe was actually happening to us. We confided in a family friend who was also an attorney, and he told us that it was critical that we contact Bill right away.
Bill’s proficiency within the field was clear, and he became our advocate and our guide. Our emotions regarding the situation ranged from terror to fury, but Bill was able to provide the firm and level response the system mandated. He served as a foundation of strength as we traversed an impossible path. The case was pending for many months, and those became the longest days of our lives.
During that time, Bill took countless calls and inquiries from us. He always spoke to us with professionalism, patience, and genuine kindness. We were in a horrific and unimaginable scenario, and Bill led us safely through it every step of the way until the allegations were ultimately cleared.
There is no better person to have by your side. Our gratitude to Bill and our confidence in him are beyond measure.”
“You are the ultimate attorney…the finest human being I have ever met”
“Dear Bill, I don’t know how to begin to thank you for giving me my life back. What can I say that will mean so much. You have given [us] freedom!!! There is nothing I can do or say that can ever repay what you have done for us. I am forever indebted to you and can never repay you. Your friendship, professionalism, your expertise, and your concern for me is beyond any words that I can come up with.
Knowing you has been one of the greatest highlights of my life. I wish we would have met under different circumstances. That being said, I will never forget you, or what you have done for me. In my opinion, you are the ultimate attorney and more importantly, the finest human being that I have ever met.”
“I could not afford to take a chance.”
I am a person who was caught up in a legally precarious situation not long ago. Needless to say I had quite a bit to lose and a felony conviction would have completely destroyed my livelihood. Innocent I certainly was but there were still stiff penalties floating over my head. Quite simply, I could not afford to take a chance and let the “situation” sort itself out.
What I needed was a very good lawyer to help me clear my name. Bill Stradley was that guy for me. My case was handed professionally, expeditious, and ended with a rejection on my behalf. In a nutshell, my reputation was preserved and I was able to move forward in life. Thanks to Mr. Stradley. Cons: He is not the cheapest out there that’s for sure but like anything else, if you want or NEED (in my case) your return on investment, you have to put-in what you expect to get-out.”
Martindale Hubbell conducts “Peer Reviews,” asking lawyers to anonymously rate other lawyers. Bill Stradley received the highest AV® Preeminent™ rating. Here are the written comments with a perfect 5.0 ratings:
“Your professionalism, honesty and kindness were such comforts”
“Dear Bill, Words can only begin to express my sincere appreciation and heartfelt gratitude to you for getting me through the worst experience of my life. I was so upset, scared and embarrassed. Your professionalism, honesty and kindness were such comforts during an extremely difficult time.
Your positive attitude helped calm me and as you said, “Keep my mind in neutral” as we waited for the grand jury’s decision. Praise be to God and Praise be to you for a job well done.
I NEEDED THE BEST OF THE BEST
I GOT THE BEST OF THE BEST
I HAD YOU!!!
Thank you for being my attorney.”
“It was absolutely amazing to watch you put the opposition to bed.”
“Bill, Just a note of thanks for doing an incredible job.
I never believe for one second there was a possibility of acquittal. Still can’t believe it.
When I grabbed the yellow pages back in June, I picked out six firms I intended to talk to that day. Yours was the first and the only one I got to look at. When you show me how little chance we had with your index finger about a half an inch from your thumb, I decided you were too honest to pass up.
Who ever heard of such a thing!!!! And honest what? Attorney? Can’t be.
I assumed early on that you would give it to someone else as it was impossible to win. Then, as the days went by and you were still there, I was really wondering if Clark Kent knew what the hell he was up against. We would have to take our licks at trial and immediately go to appeals. There was just no other way.
Watching you yesterday was really something to behold. The mild mannered Clark Stradley performed as I expected -quietly, efficiently, and professionally -until closing – then-where the hell did this guy come from? The last minute and a half you talked I was in shock. This Bill Kent isn’t the guy I thought I knew.
It was absolutely amazing to watch you put the opposition to bed, as effectively as you did, in so short a time. To be honest with you I felt sorry for that poor girl on the other team. She’s going to have some sleepless nights if she’s to go head to head with you often.
Three minutes later I was still in awe, and stuck on your closing and had to ask you what the judge ruled.”
“Bill Stradley is without a doubt the most compassionate, loyal, non-egotistical lawyer.”
Bill Stradley is without a doubt the most compassionate, loyal, non egotistical lawyer. During a truly devastating time in life, Bill handled our very challenging case with ease. He always kept us informed and never in the dark. Our family is so grateful for Bill as the outcome of the case far exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend Bill Stradley.
“My son is a teenager and he felt very comfortable with Bill”
“My son was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor and a felony crime in Fort Bend County. I was distraught and reached out to a family friend who is an attorney. After hearing the charges, my friend immediately told me i needed to contact Bill Stradley. I met with Bill and he was very upfront and explained all outcomes. I hired Bill after he talked to myself and my son.
My son is a teenager and he felt very comfortable with Bill even though Bill stated it would be a long road ahead. Bill stayed on top of the case through out the process and was in constant contact with my son as well as the prosecuting attorneys. Bill was very thorough and diligent in my son’s cases and we were very confident in Bill’s abilities. Through Bill’s diligence both of my son’s cases were dismissed. I hope I do not need Bill’s services again, however, if I need legal help or advice, Bill is the first person I am going to call.”
“My sincere compliments to you on the excellent lawyering you did.”
Letter from a Corpus Christi, Texas attorney who referred a client to Bill Stradley:
“Thank you for your letter…What a wonderful result.
My sincere compliments to you on the excellent lawyer you did on Jordan’s case. It was professional and highly competent. The family is deeply grateful for your service. It will make for a happy holiday.”
“saved me thousands of dollars by quickly turning my case around”
A letter to Allen Cowling, a private investigator who according to his website, “has for more than 21 years devoted his practice to the specialization of defending false allegations of child abuse, criminal defense preparation, overturning convictions for the innocent:” about Bill Stradley:
“I contacted you several weeks ago to see if you could represent me in a case of child abuse here in the Houston area….I must tell you that your information has been instrumental in my being no-billed by the Brazoria Country Grand Jury yesterday… In fact, I spoke personally with you when you were working on a case in St. Louis. It was then that you directed me to Mr. Bill Stradley.
I must tell you that Bill Stradley has saved me from having these proceedings go forward. Mr. Stradley is a knowledgeable, caring attorney. He has the expertise to represent anyone caught up in these quagmires of false accusations…
I highly recommend Mr. Stradley. I really do not think I could have survived this ordeal without his capable legal mind. So, thank you for pointing me in his direction. Through his professionalism, I have had my joy for living restored. He also has saved me thousands of dollars by quickly turning my case around.”
“a credit to your profession because of your personal integrity and the way you deal with everyone”
“Dear Bill, “Wow”! You really did a great job. Thank you so much for the great job you did on [our] behalf. Even though it looked bleak and at times I doubted what was being done the result is what counts.
Owning a litigation support company, I deal with people in your profession daily. Let me say that you are a credit to your profession because of your personal integrity and the way you deal with everyone you come in contact with. Thanks again and I wish you and your family the best.
“we are so thankful for your wise counsel to all of us and your skillful and tactful dealings with the court and prosecutor.”
Dear Bill, I could let this holiday season pass without wishing you and your family the very best for The New Year. I’m also reminded of the second anniversary of XXXXXXX’s sentencing how very thankful we remain for all of your fine work on his behalf. He has now completed all of his jail time and has returned to begin his third semester at [college].
We discussed on Christmas that if he had received even the minimum sentence rather than probation, he would just now have been released from prison and would not have finished high school or his first year of college. So again. we are so thankful for your wise counsel to all of us and your skillful and tactful dealings with the court and prosecutor. we knew God led us to you and will be eternally grateful to Him and you for the wonderful results.”
“Bill was honest, compassionate, and understanding of my situation.”
“Being falsely accused & never being in trouble with the law I found this time to be very difficult. After seeing a few attorneys I decided to go with Bill. Bill was honest, compassionate, and understanding of my situation and that this is a difficult time for a person’s life, compared to others that were either arrogant or just wanted your money.
Bill has a good reputation & lots of experience & although he may not be the cheapest, you get what you pay for & if you can afford to hire him you can rest assure that you have one of the best attorneys representing you. I would highly recommend Bill to anyone I know….Bill, thanks for just not being a professional, but also a friend during this time of my life.”
“what a relief it is for the whole family to have him out from under this dark cloud”
“Bill, Thank you so much for your help in resolving my son’s legal problems. I can’t tell you what a relief it is for the whole family to have him out from under this dark cloud which has been hanging over his head this past year. XXXXX’s mother, who has been suffering greatly from poor health, was particularly relieved and thankful to get past this.
Even though Bryan’s son, who is an amazingly wonderful kid with a heart of gold, was not aware of his father’s predicament, he has been spared a great deal of grief and loss due to your efforts and that of your staff. I want to thank you all in behalf of XXXXX, myself, and the entire family for a job well done.”
“You handled this in a gracious and diplomatic manner, at the same time demonstrated your competence as an attorney.”
“Dear Bill, When I first met you, it was not under the best of conditions. Here comes another white collar criminal that has stolen [over a million] from a well respected corporation accompanied by a devoted dad whose son has been falsely accused…
During the ordeal of numerous court appearances and dealing with an unreceptive ADA, you did a superb job of placating our concerns. You handled this in a gracious and diplomatic manner, at the same time demonstrated your competence as an attorney. I appreciate the job you did and the way you did it.”
“a true class act and a fighter”
“I do not know where to begin to express my thankfulness and respect I have for this man. There is no doubt in my mind he is a true class act and a fighter for his client(s). I was facing a very serious charge and throughout the whole ordeal I was constantly lead in the right direction and given facts of what could happen.
I owe this man every once of respect he deserves. He guided me in the right direction throughout the journey and I put my trust in him and his decisions. That trust paid off completely and I am not in prison. Thank you Bill!”