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Clifton L. Holmes

Clifton L. Holmes

Location:
Longview, Texas
Phone:
903-758-2200
Fax:
903-758-7864
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • White Collar Crimes

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1967
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1974

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. cum laude - 1966
  • University of Texas, Austin, Texas
    • B.A. - 1961
    • Major: Economics

Published Works

  • Editor, Voice for the Defense, (1977-1981)
  • Editor, Criminal Defense Practice Manual, (1974-1978)
  • Editor, Juvenile Practice Manual, (1977)
  • Editor, Federal Criminal Practice Manual, (1976, 1978)
  • Editor, Texas Parole Revocation Manual, (1978)

References

  • Hon. Robert M. Parker, Retired Judge, United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, Tyler, Texas
  • Hon. David Folsom, Retired Chief Judge, Eastern District of Texas, Texarkana Division

Classes/Seminars

  • Cross-Examination of Sexual Abuse of Child Expert - East Texas Style, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Seminar, 1996
  • The Zen of Winning, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Seminar, 1996
  • Sex, Lies and Videotape: Defending Child Abuse Cases, Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Short Course, 1996
  • Vior Dire: Tactics and Technicalities, Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Short Course, 1997
  • Voir Dire in Sexual Assault and Homicide Cases, Trichter/Ray, Criminal Law Seminar, St. Kitts, 1997
  • Texas Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute, Faculty Member, 1976 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Texas Criminal Defense Law Association, Commendations 1974; 1977
  • State Bar of Texas, President's Special Citation, 1987
  • Outstanding Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year, State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section, 1992 - 1996
  • Officially Designated a "Texas Hero" by Proclamation Issued Under Seal of Texas Secretary of State, (Ricky Thomas Exoneration), 1992
  • Selected One of the "Top Five Go-To Lawyers in Texas, (Criminal Defense) by Texas Lawyer Magazine, 2002
  • Selected One of the "Top Five Go-To Lawyers in Texas, (Criminal Defense) by Texas Lawyer Magazine, 2007
  • Inducted into the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Hall of Fame, June, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Director, 1986 - 1989
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association, President, 1984 - 1985
  • National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • American Judicature Society
  • State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section, Chairman, 1997 - 1998
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, Chairman, 1989 - 1998
  • Texas Center for Correctional Services, Chairman, 1989 - 1995
  • State Bar of Texas, Chairman, Standing Committee, Penal Code & Code of Criminal Procedure, 1989 - 1992
  • State Bar of Texas, Chairman, Special Committee on Death Row Representation, 1992 - 1994
  • Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation, Trustee, 1990 - 1991
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas, Member, CJA Panel
  • The College of the State Bar of Texas, 1995 - Present
  • The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, 1992 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute, Originated, Designed & Developed, 1976

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Chi
  • Phi Delta Phi