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 District Attorney’s Office, Houston, Texas.
- Houston Criminal Attorney Since 1990.
Experienced, Texas Board Certified in Criminal Law
Houston criminal lawyer, Bill Stradley has almost 30 years of experience trying criminal law cases. In 1997, he became Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been re-certified every five years since.
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.
Bill defends a wide variety of state and federal criminal cases in Houston and the surrounding region. For serious or otherwise important cases, he travels 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, trauma, and mental health issues. They update him on what is happening in their lives and want him to know he helped them.
In addition, from 2013 to 2019, Bill served on one of the regional area State Bar of Texas, Commission on Lawyer Discipline, Grievance Committee panels as one of the lawyer representatives and later chairperson. These panels process complaints that clients have regarding lawyer misconduct and determine the appropriate discipline.
He frequently speaks on criminal justice and criminal defense topics to both lawyers and non-lawyers.
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Bill’s primary goal is to make his clients feel confident and happy they hired him as their lawyer.
He understands that trying to find the right lawyer for your particular situation can add stress to a stressful situation, and he does not the process of hiring him to contribute to that.
Ethically, no attorney can or should 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.
- Google My Business Reviews.
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 defendants and 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 the best lawyers he has ever seen in trial. Bill’s best advocates are his former clients who know how much he cares about not just their case but their life after their legal issues.
Read what clients have to say about Bill Stradley.
Bill Stradley is a third-generation Houstonian. His father, Bill Stradley 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. Bill Sr. 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.