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Grant M. Scheiner
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- Board Certified – Criminal Law – Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
- Houston’s Top Lawyers – H-Texas Magazine, 2006-present.
- Texas Super Lawyer – Thomson Reuters service, 2009-present.
- Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the State of Texas – National Trial Lawyers Association, 2007-present.
- Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College Graduate – Dubois, Wyoming – September 2011.
Grant M. Scheiner is a Texas criminal defense attorney and Principal of Scheiner Law Group, P.C. in Houston. He has been in private practice since 1995. Mr. Scheiner is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He has extensive trial experience and is currently listed among the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in Texas, by the National Trial Lawyers Association. H-Texas Magazine has named Mr. Scheiner one of "Houston's Top Lawyers" every year since 2006. Texas Super Lawyers Magazine, a Thomson Reuters service, has selected Mr. Scheiner as a “Texas Super Lawyer” every year since 2009. He has been named to the list of “Best Lawyers in America” by BestLawyers.com from 2012 thru the present.
Mr. Scheiner is a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a former board member, executive committee member, and current President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA), a former board member of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA), a Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas and Former Chair of the Computer and Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas. He is a board member and former Chair of the "Criminal Defense Lawyers Project," a Texas committee that provides continuing legal education to attorneys who represent the poor. For his commitment to bettering the legal profession, Mr. Scheiner has received numerous commendations from TCDLA, HCCLA, and the State Bar of Texas.
Mr. Scheiner is a frequent author, lecturer, and legal course director on numerous criminal law subjects, including trial strategies and tactics, cross-examination, direct examination, and the effective use of technology in the courtroom. Mr. Scheiner has also lectured the Houston Psychiatric Society on the Texas Insanity Defense. He serves on the annual faculty of the Texas Trial Lawyers College in Huntsville, Texas. Mr. Scheiner is a co-author of Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases, 2012 ed., published by West, a Thomson Reuters business.
Mr. Scheiner is a 2011 graduate of the nationally renowned Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. He is currently a “Ranch Club” Member of the Trial Lawyers College. Mr. Scheiner received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center in 1992. As a law student, he was active in trial and appellate advocacy. He earned first-place honors in Law Center mock trials, moot court, and negotiation competitions. He was also a member of the National Mock Trial team. Upon graduation, Mr. Scheiner was inducted into the prestigious Order of the Barristers.
Mr. Scheiner earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication (with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism) from Trinity University in San Antonio in 1986. As an undergraduate, he was active in Trinity's journalism program. He was a news anchor for the school's FM radio station and a sportswriter for the campus newspaper.
Mr. Scheiner began his legal career as an Assistant County Attorney for the Montgomery County Attorney's Office in Conroe, Texas. He first-chaired over 40 jury trials and defended cases on appeal. As a prosecutor, Mr. Scheiner compiled an outstanding trial record and became known for his energy and enthusiasm. These traits have accompanied him throughout every endeavor of his legal career.
In three years between college and law school, Mr. Scheiner worked in the field of corporate public relations. He wrote executive biographies, company newsletters, and corporate pieces for newspapers and magazines. He also coordinated press events and handled media relations. This experience has been especially valuable in handling legal cases that involve media attention.