Ibrahim E. Khawaja
Ibrahim Elias Khawaja, a native Houstonian, is the founder of Khawaja Law Firm
PLLC. Before founding his private defense firm, Mr. Khawaja served the
Harris County District Attorney Office as an assistant district attorney
(ADA). Within his first year as an ADA with the Harris County District
Attorney’s Office, he was promoted from the misdemeanor trial bureau
to the felony trial bureau, which handles more serious cases. During his
time as an ADA in the 248th District Court, Mr. Khawaja excelled professionally and gained unique
perspective on the criminal system and the strategies used by prosecutors
to pursue conviction.
His exceptional skill in the courtroom became apparent while assigned to
the felony trial bureau, which led to his promotion as Chief Prosecutor
of County Criminal Court at Law #6. While serving as the chief prosecutor
of this court, Mr. Khawaja was the lead prosecutor and the final authority
on how the cases that passed through this court would be handled. He was
also given the responsibility of training and developing newly hired prosecutors
so that they could excel in their jobs.
While serving Harris County as a prosecutor, Attorney Khawaja represented
thousands of criminal trials and obtained countless successful verdicts.
During this time and currently as a criminal defense attorney, he has
handled a variety of cases involving such offenses as drug possession,
credit card abuse, home invasion, drunk driving, capital murder, and more.
Attorney Khawaja has been recognized on multiple occasions for his top-rate
services in as a criminal defense lawyer. He has been recognized as one
of H Texas Magazine's Houston's Top Lawyers from 2011 - 2015,
and he has also received the 2012, 2014, and 2015 Avvo Clients' Choice
Award under the Criminal Defense category. In 2016, he was selected for
inclusion in the Texas Super Lawyers list. Mr. Khawaja uses his prosecutor's
perspective to help his clients get the best possible results for their
particular cases, and he would be proud to fight for you.
- J.D., 2004, University of Houston Law Center
- B.A, 2000, magna cum laude, Liberal Arts, University of St. Thomas
Awards & Honors
H Texas Magazine - Texas' Top Lawyers, 2016 and 2017
Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list, 2016 and 2017
- The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2014-2016
- National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys - Top 10, 2014 - 2015
- Houstonia Magazine's Best Lawyers list, 2014 and 2015
- H Texas Magazine - Houston's Top Lawyers, 2011-2015
- Avvo Clients' Choice Award, 2012, 2014, 2015
- 10.0 Superb Rating from Avvo
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