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."
Recent AVVO Review on Bill Stradley's Reassuring, Results-Focused Lawyering:
"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."
"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."
Martindale Hubbell conducts "Peer Reviews," asking lawyers to 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."
"you are a fine, caring individual who I trust with my life."
"Dear Bill, Since I had never been a part of the justice system, I did not know it all worked. Your expertise helped ease my doubts and concerns. You are not only one fine attorney, but you are a fine, caring individual who I trust with my life."
"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."
"Bill Stradley is more than capable of handling sexual abuse allegation cases and I highly recommend him to anyone in the Houston, Texas area."
Recommendation from 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:”
"Amazingly, Bill worked unceasingly with local prosecutors, proving to them and to their satisfaction, that what appeared to be a very serious child sexual molestation charge, was in fact nothing more than a false allegation. All charges against my client were dismissed by the State, one month prior to trial. I also commend the local prosecutor who was actually looking for the truth and not "It happened just because the child said it did." Bill Stradley is more than capable of handling sexual abuse allegation cases and I highly recommend him to anyone in the Houston, Texas area."
"saved me thousands of dollars by quickly turning my case around"
A letter to Allen Cowling 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. Bill–Thanks for giving us our lives back. You 'are the man!'"
"It is an understatement to say that we are elated with having our lives back"
"Dear Mr. Stradley, I do not even know where to begin or how to say all I want to say. I know at the end of writing this letter, I won't even of told you half of what I would like.
I can't thank you enough for what you have done for my son and our family. It is an understatement to say that we are elated with having our lives back to what we call normal. What you did for us, is something we cannot repay.
Our gratitude and sincere thanks to you over and over again. My God bless you and your family forever."
"Thank you very much for your hard work and my successful early release from probation."
"Dear Mr. Stradley, Thank you very much for your hard work and my successful early release from probation. I cannot express to you how grateful I am that I finally do not have to deal with those people anymore. I look forward to getting this charge covered up on my record. It has really been a challenge to consider myself of having a felony record….Thank you again for everything. I plan on contacting you when the five year wait is up!"
"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 Robert'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 prision 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."
"Your professionalism and experience truly gave me the confidence"
"Once again, words cannot express my thanks and appreciation for the work you did on my case.
I appreciated your patience, insights and counsel that you provided myself and my family.
Your professionalism and experience truly gave me the confidence to stay true to my belief that something was not right with what happened that night.
Thank you Bill, please accept this small token of my thanks–from one Golfer to another!"
"I can finally go on with the rest of my life."
"To Bill, I can't begin to describe how happy I am with the way things turned out. You are awesome! It didn't happen overnight but I can finally go on with the rest of my life. Thank you."
"Today you helped me to realize who I am."
A thank you note from a mother and an accused son who was acquitted after trial.
From the mother: "This day was not only a great day for Michael. This day verified what we already knew– THE TRUTH! always has a way of WINNING! This day helped us in so many ways! You are a WINNER! God Bless!
From the son: "Today you helped me to realize who I am. I cannot thank you enough for this. May God bless you, your family, and friends."
Contact Bill Stradley today.
Been arrested or under investigation for a crime? Trying to help a friend or family member in jail? Contact the criminal defense attorneys at Stradley Law today at (713)-224-5455 about your case. If your legal matter is not one that we handle, we likely know someone who does.