J. Gary Trichter and Doug Murphy Voted “Best Lawyer in America”

The two founders of Trichter & Murphy, PC, a leading Houston criminal defense firm, have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. The firm’s Houston DWI lawyers were selected in the DUI/DWI Defense practice areas, the firm announced today. J. Gary Trichter, a prominent Houston DWI lawyer, and Doug Murphy, partner in the firm and Houston DWI attorney, have been selected for the eleventh time and second time respectively.

Selection to Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive, rigorous peer-review survey of more than three million confidential evaluations by top attorneys across the United States. Because no fee or purchase is required, listing in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor, according to the publication.

J. Gary Trichter is a leader and one of the most successful DWI trial and appellate lawyers in the United States. He is rated “AV” by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest professional and ethical rating a lawyer can receive. Gary co-authored the DWI textbook Texas Drunk Driving Law and is the founding member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). In July, he was honored with the Erwin-Taylor Award by the (NCDD) at their annual session held at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Doug Murphy is a nationally recognized legal seminar lecturer, and author of numerous published legal articles. He is also board certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and in DUI/DWI Defense by the NCDD. In fact, Doug was appointed Regent of the NCDD in 2009. He was also appointed co-chair of the DWI Committee with the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, serving two consecutive terms on its Board of Directors from 2006-2012.

Gary and Doug are two of only four attorneys in Texas who are board-certified DWI/DUI Defense Attorneys by the NCDD, the sole entity approved by the American Bar Association to grant such a qualification. Currently, the Texas Bar Association does not have a DWI defense board certification, but it does recognize the ABA DWI board certification.