MICHELE P. ESPARZA
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MICHELE P. ESPARZA is a proven criminal defense attorney who works to get the best results for her clients. She has successfully represented people charged with misdemeanors and felonies for twenty five years.
She started her career in criminal law in 1987, as an Assistant District Attorney and Assistant County Attorney for Brazos County, Texas. She tried over 50 cases to juries and authored 22 briefs as a Prosecutor. She became a Criminal Defense Attorney in 1992, and attained Board Certification in Criminal Law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization by 1993.
Michele P. Esparza benefited from representing individuals in high profile cases throughout her career and trying over 40 cases as a criminal defense attorney. By 1997, she was qualified as Capital Murder Defense Counsel and over the years successfully represented 6 persons charged with Capital Murder in Texas.
Michele P. Esparza has been a popular guest lecturer at trial advocacy seminars throughout the State of Texas. Due to her successful trial record in both misdemeanors and felonies she participates in seminars designed to mentor beginning and seasoned attorneys in criminal trial work.
At the Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas, Michele has been a guest lecturer and invited faculty at the annual Trial Advocacy in Criminal Case, and Capital Murder Workshop. At these seminars she demonstrated and presented Punishment Closing Arguments, Jury Selection in Capital Cases, and Demonstrative Evidence. All faculty members also work as team leaders to coach and critique other attorney seminar participants on trial preparation and technique.
The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association has invited Michele Esparza to teach at their highly rated Texas Criminal Trial College, in Huntsville, Texas. At this seminar Michele has contributed as a team leader advising new attorneys on trial preparation and technique and has presented lecturers on Demonstrative Evidence and Cross Examination. She has also spoke at other seminars throughout the State on Ethics, Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions and Admissibility of Statements Made by the Accused to Polygraph Examiners.
Michele P. Esparza is licensed to practice law in all Texas State Courts, Federal Courts in the Western District, the 5th Circuit and the United States Supreme Court and the State of Oregon. She is a member of the Brazos County Bar Association, The American Bar Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. She has served on the Board of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Education Institute, being named a Fellow of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Institute in 2010. She currently serves on the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Strike Force. She is active in her community having served and serving on the board of a number of organizations.