William M. Stradley | Bill Stradley
- Bill Stradley is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
- Former Assistant District Attorney, Chief Prosecutor in Harris County, Houston, Texas.
- Criminal Attorney in Houston Since 1990.
Experienced, Texas Board Certified in Criminal Law
Bill Stradley has over 25 years of experience trying criminal law cases. In 1997, he became Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and was re-certified in 2002 and 2007.
After graduating from law school, Bill joined the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. As an Assistant District Attorney, he prosecuted a wide variety of felonies and misdemeanors and learned the prosecution perspective. Eventually, he was asked to teach other prosecutors the art of jury trial preparation and technique.
In 1995, he started his private criminal defense practice in Houston. He defends a wide variety of state and federal criminal cases in Houston and the surrounding region. He handles serious, difficult cases throughout Texas.
For five years, Bill Stradley served on the Board of Directors for the Harris County STAR Drug Court Foundation located in Houston, Texas. “STAR” stands for “Success Through Addiction Recovery.” The purpose of the STAR Program is to bridge the gap between the criminal justice system and various forms of addiction recovery.
Bill’s favorite letters are updates from former clients who received appropriate help for their addiction issues, and who have put their lives back together.
In addition, Bill serves as chairperson on one of the regional area State Bar of Texas, Commission on Lawyer Discipline, Grievance Committee panels as one of the lawyer representatives. These panels process complaints that clients have regarding lawyer misconduct and determine the appropriate discipline.
Want more information about Bill Stradley from outside legal websites?
Bill’s primary goal is to make his clients feel confident and happy that they hired him as their lawyer. Ethically, no attorney can guarantee a specific result, but he wants his clients to have no regrets in choosing him to be their public face to juries, judges, and opposing prosecutors.
Here is a list of outside websites with more information about him:
- William M. Stradley Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law Profile.
- Martindale-Hubble AV® Preeminent™ Rating.
- Texas Super Lawyers, Criminal Defense Law, Super Lawyers is a Thomson Reuters service, dates 2012-present
- AVVO Listing – Perfect 10 Rating.
- State Bar of Texas Listing.
- LinkedIn Profile.
A Lawyer’s Lawyer Who Doesn’t Like Stereotypical Lawyering
Bill is a very personable guy and gets many cases through word of mouth from former clients, judges, police officers, investigators and attorneys who respect his ability, empathy, straightforward nature, and his ability to get results.
Typically, juries are extremely prejudiced against criminal defense lawyers, but Bill’s strength in court is his likable, conversational, real talk. He doesn’t like blowhards, and guards against coming across as one. He is a friendly guy, but when he talks tough, juries, judges, prosecutors, and clients know it is not an act, that he means what he says, and they listen.
Bill excels in collaborating with other lawyers, and other lawyers often hire him to assist in trying difficult cases.
One longtime District Judge in Houston said after a recent case that Bill is one of best lawyers he has ever seen in trial. Bill’s best advocates are his former clients. Read what clients have to say about Bill Stradley.
Bill Stradley is a third generation Houstonian. His father, Bill Sr is Of Counsel to the Mithoff Law Firm and is Board Certified in Personal Injury Law and Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has practiced law in Houston for over 50 years and is known for his trial ability, legal thought, service to the legal community and just being a decent person.
Bill Jr was president of his high school class at Lamar High School in Houston Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas in Austin in 1987 with an economics degree. He completed his law degree at the South Texas College of Law in 1990, excelling in the school’s nationally recognized advocacy program.
Bill met his wife Stephanie at the course taught to prepare for the Texas Bar Exam. They ended up studying together, both passed and clearly make a good team.
Contact Bill Stradley
Been arrested or under investigation for a crime? Contact Bill Stradley today at (713) 224-5455 about your case. If your legal matter is not one that he handles, he likely knows someone who does.