Tyrone C. Moncriffe is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, and a faculty member of the Criminal Defense Institute. He is certified for first chair in Death Penalty cases in Harris County, Texas and, also lectures on acting and storytelling in trials where he uses skills learned from Sandra Zimmer’s Self Expression Center in Houston, Texas. In 1978, he graduated from Texas Southern University, magna cum laude. After completion of his undergraduate degree, Tyrone continued his education at Thurgood Marshall School of Law graduating in 1982.

2013 was a phenomenal year for Tyrone, obtaining many new accolades as well as continuing to build on his previous awards. Tyrone C. Moncriffe was given a presidential award by TCDLA President Lydia C. Jackson for work in the organization and received the most nominations for the TOP 50 Black Lawyers of Houston. He was voted as one of the favorite speakers at the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Seminar in May. Tyrone was asked to speak at the Ohio Bar Associate Superstar Seminar as well as the DUI/DWI Seminar in Las Vegas Nevada.   


     Tyrone was honored with a Trail Blazer Award by Harris County Black Criminal Lawyers in 2015, The Presidential Award 2015 for work with TCDLA, voted in "National Top One Percent Lawyers 2015", and "Best Attorney" charter member 2015. Also, was voted for the 10th year in a row as a Super Lawyer.

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No case is the same and the fees are dependent on a number of factors.  We take time to listen to your needs, tailor our approach to representing you to get the best result that best protects your interest.


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To contact our office call (713) 224-6628 or to speak with an attorney immediately call (713) 557-4887.

Downtown Houston Office

Tyrone Moncriffe & Associates 
1001 Texas Ave Suite 720
Houston, Texas 77002



Handling all Indictable Crimes:
All Drug Related Crimes
Aggravated Robbery
Unlawful Weapons Possession
Capital Murder / Murder 
Domestic Violence
Expungement of Criminal Records
News & Publications

Monday, July 28, 2014


Lawyer Tyrone Moncriffe stands behind defendant while delivering his closing arguments in the death penalty case of Harlem Lewis in the 351st District Court at the Harris County Criminal Courthouse on Monday, July 28, 2014, in Houston.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Plea deal: Verna McClain, pictured in April 2012, pleaded guilty to murdering a new mother and abducting her 3-day-old son last year, and accepted a life sentence

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