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Grant Matthew Scheiner

Grant Matthew Scheiner


DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Scheiner Law Group, P.C.
Houston, TX

About Grant Matthew Scheiner

Attorney Biography

Grant M. Scheiner is a Houston criminal defense attorney and principal of Scheiner Law Group, P.C. He has practiced law in Texas since 1992. Mr. Scheiner established a private practice in 1995. He has extensive trial experience and has represented individual clients in a wide variety of legal matters in state and federal courts. Mr. Scheiner is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In 2006 - present, Mr. Scheiner was named one of "Houston's Top Lawyers" by H-Texas Magazine. In 2009 - present, Texas Monthly Magazine named Mr. Scheiner a "Texas Super Lawyer" in the categories of Criminal Law, Driving while Intoxicated (DWI) and Federal White Collar Defense. He is currently listed as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" in the State of Texas by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Scheiner is a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, an active member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, a Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas and Immediate Past Chair of the Computer and Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas. He is a former board member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) and a former board member of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA). He is also a former chair of the "Criminal Defense Lawyers Project," a committee which provides continuing legal education to attorneys who represent indigent clients. In 2011, Mr. Scheiner received the prestigious "Certificate of Merit" from the State Bar of Texas. He has received numerous commendations from TCDLA. In 2004, Mr. Scheiner was named HCCLA's Outstanding Member of the Year. He is currently a "Ranch Club" member of the nationally renowned Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming.

Mr. Scheiner is co-author of the book, Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases, 2012 ed., which will be published by West, a Thomson Reuters business. He is a frequent author, lecturer and legal course director on topics ranging from criminal defense, cross examination, Driving while Intoxicated and the effective use of technology in the courtroom. Mr. Scheiner has also lectured the Houston Psychiatric Society on the Texas Insanity Defense. He serves on the annual faculty of the Texas Trial Lawyers College in Huntsville, Texas.

Mr. Scheiner has studied police procedure and is a certified practitioner and instructor of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He is one of a handful of attorneys in the United States to have completed an American Chemical Society-approved course in "gas chromatography", which is the science behind blood testing of alcohol and other substances. Mr. Scheiner has also completed an intensive Spanish language "immersion" program at the internationally acclaimed Academia Hispano Americana in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Mr. Scheiner occasionally serves as a Hearing Examiner for the Civil Service Commission of the City of Houston. He presides over cases in a tribunal of record and resolves disputes between City of Houston employees (including firefighters and police officers) and their respective departments. His written opinions are noted for their fairness and consistency.

Education

Mr. Scheiner is a 2011 graduate of the nationally renowned Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center in 1992. As a law student he was active in trial and appellate advocacy. He earned first-place honors in Law Center mock trial, moot court and negotiation competitions. He was also a member of the National Mock Trial team. Upon graduation, Mr. Scheiner was inducted into the prestigious Order of the Barristers. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from Trinity University in 1986.


Practice Areas

 
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving (34%)
 
Criminal Defense (18%)
 
Federal Crimes (12%)
 
Drug Crimes (7%)
 
Juvenile Defense (6%)
 
Sex Crimes (6%)
 
Appellate Law (5%)
 
Civil Rights (4%)
 
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (4%)
 
White Collar Crime (4%)
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Résumé - Grant Matthew Scheiner

Bar Licenses

Texas State Bar
Texas
Member in Good Standing
1992

Education

University of Houston Law Center
University of Houston Law Center
Juris Doctor
1992

Specialty Certifications

Texas Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist
Criminal Law
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
1998

Associations

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
1995

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National College for DUI Defense
General Member
National College for DUI Defense

Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association
Member
Harris County Criminal Lawyer's Association

Texas Bar College
Member
Texas Bar College

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Federal Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. District and Bankruptcy Court - Southern District of Texas

U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas

U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas

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Grant Matthew Scheiner
Scheiner Law Group, P.C.
2211 Norfolk St Suite 735
Houston, TX 77098
www.scheinerlaw.com
Office: 713-783-8998
Fax: 866-798-9854

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Bar Membership Information

Texas Bar Membership -

Grant Matthew Scheiner - Membership information with The State Bar of Texas - Find more information about Grant Matthew Scheiner on The State Bar of Texas website including status and disciplinary history.


Specialty Certifications

Specialty Certification Information -

Grant Matthew Scheiner - Profile with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization - Find more information about Grant Matthew Scheiner's board certification on the TBLS website.


Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association -

TCDLA has a proud history of supporting and educating criminal defense lawyers in the the state while advocating for the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Texas are active within this organization.


National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.



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