H Texas Magazine
Ibrahim Khawaja, one of Texas's finest criminal attorneys has been recognized as one of Houston's Top Lawyers for four years in a row for 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by H Texas Magazine. Prior to opening his own practice, attorney Khawaja served as a prosecutor for the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
Mr. Khawaja, a native of Houston, originally graduated magna cum laude with a bachelors of arts degree from the University of St. Thomas, from there he went on to earn his Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center. Upon graduating law school, he accepted the position as an Assistant District Attorney (ADA) for the Harris County District Attorney's Office. After observing his excellent courtroom skill, the District Attorney's Office promoted him to the Chief Prosecutor of County Criminal Court at Law #6 where he had the ultimate decision making responsibilities for the cases assigned to court, and he was also responsible for the development and training of newly hired prosecutors for Harris County.
While serving as a prosecutor for the Harris County District Attorney's Office, Mr. Khawaja personally handled thousands of criminal cases in various courts throughout Harris County. He prosecuted all types of criminal cases ranging from DWI, to
drug possession, and aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon, to home invasion, credit card abuse and capital murder. When Mr. Khawaja decided to go into practice defending the criminally accused in Texas, he was determined to use his unique set of skills and insight gained from working as a Chief Prosecutor for the sole purpose of helping his clients overcome the harsh Texas criminal justice system. "I love what I do," Mr. Khawaja says. "I want to help my clients stay out of jail, get back to work and, more importantly, back to living life."
One of Houston's Top Lawyers from 2011-2014
When it comes to criminal defense, attorney Ibrahim Khawaja is more than your average criminal defense attorney. With several years of experience working as a former prosecutor for Harris County, he has an invaluable perspective into how the prosecution thinks and acts, and this level of understanding is impossible for an attorney without the same experience to command. "When you've been arrested, state and federal prosecutors have almost limitless resources at their disposal to convince a jury of your guilt. It is critical that you have an experienced, local criminal defense attorney who is committed to your case and will fight to keep you out of jail," he says. The Khawaja Law Firm, PLLC has successfully handled all types of criminal cases ranging from Class B misdemeanors to first degree felonies. Our firm is fully dedicated to all of our clients, regardless if they are facing DWI charges or charges of capital murder.