What We Do
Proactive Pre-Charge Work
Bill Stradley excels in helping clients navigate pre-charge criminal investigations and accusations.
Bill understands the fear and disorientation that comes from accusation. He works with his clients to explain what is going on, helps determine the best course of action, and interacts with prosecutors and law enforcement.
He wants clients to feel confident in his judgment to get the best legal, medical, and investigatory resources for their specific needs.
Sometimes charges can be avoided or cases dismissed by the defense decisions made early in an investigation. Other times, the actions taken and information gathered pre-charge can help with the trial.
Felonies and Misdemeanors
Bill Stradley specializes in criminal defense law, handling misdemeanors and felonies of all level of complexity. He practices and both state and federal courts. Though his primary practice is in the counties in Houston and the surrounding areas, he handles serious criminal matters throughout Texas for both individuals and companies.
Though felonies often have more serious consequences than misdemeanors, both can interfere with future life plans. The clients who hire Stradley Law want personal attention to their matter and a tailored, collaborative approach to achieving the best outcome possible.
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Bill Stradley enjoys working collaboratively with lawyers to provide the best defense for a client. He works well with a variety of personalities, provides sound counsel, and excels at trial preparation and advocacy.
Attorneys sometimes add him to a trial team early in a case or as extra help at time of trial. He enjoys working in both big city practice and in the less populated counties throughout Texas. Sometimes he works with family and civil lawyers on potential criminal aspects of their matters.
He wants lawyers to feel free to call him about questions or concerns they may have about their clients’ possible criminal liability. The law is very specialized, and working collaboratively, being mentored and mentoring others makes the practice of law better and more satisfying.
We work with law firms and companies as both an emergency criminal law resource for crisis management and on-going preventative counseling. Ideally, we have that relationship them before an emergency situation occurs.
Increasingly, businesses are exposed to not just civil liability but also criminal liability. Sometimes individuals working on the companies’ behalf have potential exposure that they may not realize.
Sometimes in-house counsel and business people have relationships with their transactional and civil lawyers but do not have a criminal attorney contact. Also, some civil law firms do not require a full-time criminal lawyer but want a trusted, professional resource to serve their clients’ needs.
Bill Stradley wants people to have the right legal fit for their needs because it means clients are more confident and satisfied with their service. He has been practicing in the criminal law area for over 30 years, is Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and if he is not the right person for a matter, he often knows someone who is.