Attorney Profile

Katherine Scardino

Katherine Scardino

Attorney at Law
3730 Kirby Drive Suite 1120
Houston, TX 77098

Houston

Texas (TX)

Contact Contact Katherine Scardino
T: 713-520-5223
F: 713-520-5455
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (60%), Family Law (40%)

Criminal Defense

Family Law

Profile

Katherine was raised in Jacksonville, Texas, in the heart of the Piney Woods. She came to Houston in 1962 and worked as a secretary until she started undergraduate school at the University of St Thomas, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Afterwards, she received her law degree from the University of Houston, Bates College of Law in 1984. She received her license to practice law shortly thereafter, and has lived in Houston, Texas where she has maintained her law office since that time. Katherine has been a speaker at various seminars sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the State Bar of Texas, and other local organizations.

 

CURRENT LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • STATE BAR OF TEXAS (1984)

  • FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT (SOUTHERN DISTRICT - 1985)

  • FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT (EASTERN DISTRICT - 2001)

  • UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS - FIFTH CIRCUIT (1996)

  • SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (1995)

  • CERTIFIED FOR APPOINTMENTS DEATH PENALTY CASES (1ST, 2ND, 3RD, 4TH, & 9TH ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICTS)
    (FEDERAL - SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS)
    (FEDERAL - EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS)

DUCATION

    • BA: UNIVERSITY OF ST THOMAS 1981 Magna Cum Laude
    • JD: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON BATES COLLEGE OF LAW 1984

AREAS OF PRACTICE

    • CRIMINAL LAW
    • FAMILY LAW

AWARDS

    • 2010 "LAWYER OF THE YEAR" Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    • TEXAS SUPER LAWYER [ Thomson Reuters ] AS PUBLISHED IN TEXAS MONTHLY
      2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
    • HOUSTON PRESS "BEST CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER IN HOUSTON 2011
    • UNSUNG HERO AWARD 2005 Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND CERTIFICATIONS

    • COLLEGE OF THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS
    • HARRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
    • BRAZORIA COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
    • TEXAS CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
    • STATE BAR OF TEXAS - Family Law Section
    • CERTIFIED FOR CAPITAL APPOINTMENTS- 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 9th
      Administrative Districts of Texas
    • CERTIFIED FOR CAPITAL APPOINTMENTS - Federal (Southern District of Texas, 
      Eastern District of Texas)

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

  • SOLE PRACTITIONER SINCE 1984
  • PRACTICED JUVENILE LAW, FAMILY LAW, AND CRIMINAL LAW SINCE 1984

Years of Selection

• Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2014

About Katherine Scardino

Admitted: 1984, Texas

Professional Webpage: www.jpjlaw.com/index.html

Honors and Awards:

  • TCDLA elected Ms. Scardino its one of three female lawyers of the year In recognition of her work on the release of Anthony Graves, a now exonerated death row inmate. , TCDLA Lawyer of the Year, 2011
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