Ibrahim E. Khawaja

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.


Criminal Law







  • 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
  • Texas 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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