Paul C. Looney, Attorney at Law
Paul Looney brings over 30 years of criminal defense law to his clients in Houston, throughout the state of Texas, and across the nation. A graduate of West Texas State University, Mr. Looney earned degrees in economics and political science and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from the South Texas College of Law. Mr. Looney has a lot of experience trying civil cases as well and says “trying civil cases is easy compared to the trial of a criminal case.”
Mr. Looney has won 60 criminal defense trials since 1995
with ZERO final convictions!
“I don’t care who you are or what you’ve been accused of. You don’t need to be in a cage and you don’t need to be bullied by the entire wave of society being against you. If they do that, I want to be there and fight back with you.” – Paul Looney
Looney, Smith and Conrad got the Waco bikers off, and now they’ve gotten a tatted-up Robert Soliz off. I am beyond impressed. Paul Looney and his staff are Percy Foreman and the DeGuerin brothers all wrapped up into one firm. The absolute best in Houston.! –Miguel Prats, Facebook November 18, 2022 following the trial of our client Robert Soliz in the road rage murder of Houston Police Sergeant Sean Rios
A hick town in Texas charged me with multiple “crimes” in a blatant effort to retaliate against me for assisting the USDOJ in the prosecution of a local self-professed pastor. Mr. Looney gave me spot on advice, referred me to a civil rights lawyer and was always available to answer questions I had. Mr. Looney can battle and win anything you may be going through. You absolutely want this attorney on your side! — Jeffery, AVVO Client Review, September 23, 2020
Paul Looney and colleagues and staff are nothing short of amazing!!!!! They take their time with you, they work with you while working for you. When Paul says, “give it to me and don’t worry about it,” that’s exactly what you should do. He and his staff are brilliant, creative fighters who will stop at nothing to help you. They turned my case from indictment to dismissal. Not a plea; straight up dismissal! They work tirelessly, relentlessly, and carefully leaving no stone unturned. When there is something for you to do or for you to know, they will tell you. Otherwise, hire these guys and live your life! They have your back. They own your case, the case doesn’t own you! Don’t say, “they are too expensive.” Say, “what do I do to come up with the money to hire them” then figure it out and do it. Paul is commanding in a courtroom. He reads everybody like a book and then fixes whatever the issue is! Clay is a mastermind behind the computer. Roxanne is a genius when it comes to investigations and outlining the case. Don’t go anywhere else!!! You get a TEAM!!!!!!!! Not just “any ol lawyer”! –Daniel Feemster, March 12, 2020
If you hire any other attorney than Paul Looney, you are wasting your time. – Dr. Vernon Bender, Medical Professional January, 2018
I was very impressed with the detail and time Paul and Clay put into my case. When I was faced with what seemed to be a giant, they stepped in and gave me confidence and my case turned out to be “no billed” by the grand jury. Whenever it seems like everything is against you, they came up with some wonderful ideas that helped me keep my sanity, seriously. The one-on-one conversations and the quick responses on the cell phone texting were much appreciated. I noted from the beginning the very high intelligence of Paul and Clay and they are worth every penny. I’ve never spent money better for my family. Justice was put to light, thanks to these guys. When it seems there was not a way to win, these guys made it possible and I am really, really, really happy. –R.A., Medical Professional, January 3, 2018
Mr. Looney had my complete confidence from the moment I met him. He worked swiftly and skillfully in resolving my case: Dismissal! He is a very kind man with a good heart, and he helps clients by caring for them above and beyond only legal matters. I was also very impressed with his outstanding reputation in the community. He is highly respected by elected officials, colleagues and the many people with whom he’s worked in a volunteer or advocate capacity. Mr. Looney knows the right people, the right strategy, and runs a highly competent and ethical practice. I highly recommend him! and how could you go wrong with a strong, knowledgable legal professional who has won 60 trials in a row?!?!? 🙂 –June 14, 2016 posted by client on AVVO
“Looney and Conrad are amazing lawyers! They a have a lot of knowledge when it comes to having cases dismissed ! These are not plea bargain lawyers. My friend blew a .18 BAC and case was dismissed due to a technicality they uncovered through extensive research and hard work. These are the big boys when it comes to criminal defenses!!–S.V. – DWI Client, April 2016
“I was blessed to meet Paul Looney about 16 years ago when he became my friend and later my attorney. He has helped me tremendously with my legal issues and I would recommend him to anyone seeking advice or counsel. I’m not sure how he does what he does but he has some special stuff! Thank You with all my heart, Paul! You are THE BEST in my book!” –Wendy Honeycutt, April 27, 2016
“My family has known Paul Looney for years and he represented us during a suit against a large insurance company. Needless to say, we won.” –B.E., April 1, 2016
“These guys are the greatest lawyers on earth! They are very trustworthy, honest men! I went to trial with my case and they did GREAT!! And they truly cared about my family and myself…I have been around a lot of lawyers in my job; hands down, Looney & Conrad are the best!!! – U.S. Deputy Marshal, August, 2013
In 2021 and in 2022, Paul C. Looney was named a “Super Lawyer” by the Super Lawyers rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
Top 100 Trial Lawyer
Paul has been named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” for 2014 by the National Trial Lawyers, a premier group of attorneys who practice criminal defense or civil plaintiff law. This honor is extended to those individuals who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership.
Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation
Paul has recently been named as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation. This professional accolade is only offered to the top performing attorneys in the state of Texas. Members are elected based on criteria such as outstanding contributions to the legal profession and long standing commitment to the community. Per year, the Texas Bar Foundation honors the top one-third of 1% of lawyers in the state by inviting them to become Fellows. Being elected as a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation is considered one of the highest professional accomplishments that can be given to members of the State Bar of Texas.
Charles Butts ProBono Lawyer of the Year presented by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA)
Paul C. Looney was honored with this award June 13, 2019 as an attorney who provided outstanding pro bono work throughout the year.
Named after Charles D. (“Charlie”) Butts, President of TCDLA (1987-88) and a member of TCDLA’s Hall of Fame, in recognition of his over 63 years of service as an attorney, the award is presented each year at TCDLA’s Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course by the TCDLA President.
The Texas Bar Journal featured an article about Paul, “Man About Town” Texas Bar Journal July, 2015