Mervyn Mosbacker Jr.
- Practices Law in Texas
- Admitted to Texas Bar in 1980
- Graduated The University of Texas School of Law in 1980
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Career Federal Court admissions:
I am licensed to practice in all state courts in Texas.
I am licensed to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas; for the Eastern District of Wisconsin; and for the District of Columbia (Washington, D.C).
I am licensed to practice in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (with jurisdiction over appeals in Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi) and the Seventh Circuit (with jurisdiction over appeals in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin).
Prior legal employment: Federal Court admissions:
United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, under President Clinton, from 1999-2001, Houston, Texas.
Assistant United States Attorney-in-Charge, Brownsville Division of the Southern District of Texas, 1989-1999. Assistant United States Attorney in the Brownsville Division of the Southern District of Texas, 1988-1989.
First Assistant District Attorney for Cameron County, Brownsville, Texas, 1986-1988. Chief Felony Prosecutor for the District Attorney’s Office in Cameron County, Brownsville, Texas, 1984-1986. Felony Prosecutor for the District Attorney’s Office in Cameron County, Brownsville, Texas, 1982-1984.
Law clerk for United States District Judge Filemon B. Vela in Brownsville, Texas, 1980-1982.
Honors and awards:
United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, appointed by President Clinton, confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 1999-2001
I am a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. I am also a National association former U.S attorney.
I accept major credit cards, including MasterCard and Visa.
I am available for after-hour and weekend appointments. I give my clients my cell phone number and encourage them to call me anytime they have an issue or a question.
I speak Spanish fluently.
I recently handled a case for a federal employee accused in federal court in Tacoma, Washington of defrauding the government. I submitted legal arguments to the court that resulted in the case against my client being dismissed.
I handled a case for a woman accused in Harris County, Texas of aggravated kidnapping, for which the possible penalty is 5 years to 99 years or life. By thoroughly reviewing the case and investigating, I was able to show the prosecutor that the State was likely to lose if the case went to trial. The case was dismissed against my client.
I handled a possession of marihuana and unlawful carrying a gun case for a young man accused in Harris County, Texas. The marihuana and gun were found in his car when he was stopped by the police. I was able to convince the prosecutor to dismiss the case, due to a question I was able to raise about whether the marihuana was actually his. The case against him was dismissed.
I handled a case for a man accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm in federal court in Houston, Texas. He had several previous felony convictions, including violent crimes. The gun was found in the house where he was living. After a jury trial, I was able to convince the jury to find him “Not Guilty”. He was released from jail.
I handled a case for a man accused of two assaults on police officers in Fort Bend County, two felony charges. The officers had gone into his apartment, and they claimed that he hit them. I was able to convince the grand jury, through a written presentation which I prepared and submitted to them, that the man should not be indicted for these serious crimes. The grand jury returned a “No Bill”, and this felony case was dismissed due to my efforts. The county later charged him with a misdemeanor case of obstructing a peace officer. The case went to trial before a jury, and my client was found not guilty due to my efforts.
I am a very experienced attorney who will fight vigorously to protect your rights, and to make sure we get the best result possible for your case. I work closely with my clients, who can rely upon my extensive experience as a successful trial attorney (over 150 jury trials in felony cases, state and federal).
My background as a prosecutor, familiar with federal and state practice, who rose to the top as an United States Attorney appointed by the President of the United States, gives me a unique perspective which I use to the advantage of my clients. I know how prosecutors and law enforcement officers think, but I no longer think as a prosecutor. I’m on my client’s side, and will use my knowledge and experience to help me fight for my client.
I primarily work with clients who have been accused of a felony crime, or are being investigated for a felony. These include federal violations such as white collar crime or fraud, major drug trafficking offenses, immigration offenses, possession or distribution of child pornography, federal employees accused of a crime, and various other federal crimes.
I also work with clients who have been accused of felony offenses in state courts, including violations such as murder, attempted murder, aggravated sexual assault and other sex crimes, aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, burglary, fraud or theft, drug offenses, various other felony crimes.
Finally, I work with clients who have been accused of a misdemeanor offense, including DWI/DUI, theft (including shoplifting), assault possession of marihuana, and various other misdemeanor crimes.
My mission is to vigorously fight for my client, and to make sure my client is protected from unfair and abusive government or law enforcement actions. I am committed to helping those accused of a crime get through their ordeal, and to get the best possible result for them.
Primary state of practice: Texas
Year admitted to Bar: 1980
The University of Texas School of Law 1980
The University of Texas 1976, Major in Biology, Bachelor of Arts Graduated with high honors
Texas Southmost College 1974
Magna Cum Laude