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Texas Board Certified Criminal Lawyer

Representing Clients Throughout Texas, and Federal Courts Nationwide


“Board Certified, 28 Years Experience, AV Rated Preeminent, Super Lawyer”


Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer John T. Floyd is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and has been rated as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters in its prestigious list of Top Lawyers in Texas and AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. He defends individuals and businesses under investigation or charged with serious criminal activity before criminal courts in Houston, throughout Texas, and Federal Courts Nationwide.


Representing Businesses and Individuals Accused of Crimes


Mr. Floyd has been providing high-end criminal defense services to clients in federal and state courts for over twenty-eight years. He has maintained a position as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers practicing criminal defense by HTexas Magazine, AVVO 10.0 Superb and Newsweek’s Leading Criminal Defense Attorneys. Outside the courtroom, he has appeared on national television and radio programs as an expert on criminal law, including Fox News, Hannity & Colmes, NPR, and the BBC. As a Board Certified Criminal Lawyer, Mr. Floyd has documented trial experience, achieved positive peer review, and passed a rigorous written exam to join the top 7% of expert board-certified lawyers.


John Floyd has published over 500 legal articles about criminal law. He has been featured in the Huffington Post, Texas Monthly, the American Bar AssociationState Bar of Texas, and other publications nationwide. John Floyd has written extensively about prosecutorial and police misconductfederal criminal law and sentencing, and the harsh consequences that follow felony convictions.



Dedicated to Fighting False Allegations and Preventing Wrongful Convictions


Having seen countless innocent Americans charged with crimes they did not commit and exonerated after decades in prison, Mr. Floyd has dedicated himself to defending individuals accused of crimes, fiercely protecting their rights, and preventing wrongful convictions and incarceration. The criminal defense attorneys at our firm take nothing for granted. Mr. Floyd and his experienced team of professionals investigate every possible detail and thoroughly research and analyze the facts and law surrounding the case to develop a specific defense strategy.


The John T Floyd Law Firm’s high-end boutique approach to representing its clients allows it to dedicate the time and attention necessary to achieve the best possible outcome. Mr. Floyd often delivers results in cases that other attorneys believed impossible.


Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer in Houston, Throughout Texas, and Federal Courts Nationwide


John T. Floyd Expert Criminal Defense Lawyer

Providing High Quality, Innovative, and Professional Legal Representation


John T. Floyd is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also rated as a Super Lawyer by the prestigious rating service of Thomson–Reuters, distinguishing him as a lawyer who has attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement and AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell for achieving the highest level of professional excellence for legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards.


Mr. Floyd takes great pride in leading his premier criminal defense litigation firm, which focuses exclusively on successfully defending Individuals and businesses accused of serious crimes in Houston, throughout the State of Texas, and in Federal Court across the United States. Mr. Floyd’s experience, determination, and talent have earned him national attention, and today he is widely acknowledged as one of the leading authorities in both federal and Texas criminal law.  


Dedicated to Being the Best Lawyers in the Courtroom


When it comes to your freedom and future, you should not take chances by working with anyone but an experienced, confident, and aggressive criminal defense attorney. Mr. Floyd has been providing high-quality criminal defense to clients accused of state and federal crimes for more than two decades, often trying difficult and seemingly hopeless cases with success. To discuss your situation with Mr. Floyd, contact the John T. Floyd Law Firm in Houston and begin devising a powerful strategy for your defense.

John T. Floyd is not a former prosecutor turned criminal defense attorney. He has never worked for the government or prosecuted a case against an accused. He never assumes the prosecution’s case theory is correct or his client is guilty. Mr. Floyd strongly believes in the principles of the Constitution of the United States of America, which puts the burden of proof on the government to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.


Even in the most unpopular or scandalous high-profile cases, Mr. Floyd stands proudly beside his clients and puts the government to its burden, often achieving success in cases that initially seemed hopeless. He began his legal career in 1994 as a criminal defense attorney. Over the past twenty-six years, he has built a successful practice devoted exclusively to high-end criminal defense work. It is the goal of the John T. Floyd Law Firm to be the best lawyers in the courtroom and to maintain an unquestionable reputation for professional excellence.  


Featured on National Television and Radio


John Floyd regularly appears on national television and radio programs as an expert on criminal law, including Fox News, Hannity & Colmes, and NPR, and worldwide on BBC. Mr. Floyd has been selected as one of Houston’s Top Lawyers practicing criminal defense since 2008 by HTexas Magazine, Newsweek’s Leading Criminal Defense Attorneys, and is rated Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters and AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. Since 2010, Mr. Floyd has been Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.





Whether a serious misdemeanor or a federal felony, a conviction for any criminal offense carries severe, life-altering consequences. In addition to harsh penalties such as incarceration and steep fines, a criminal conviction may leave a lasting stain on your reputation. A criminal record can prevent you from securing federal and state licenses necessary for professional employment or the continued existence of your business. To avoid the devastating consequences that follow a criminal conviction, you need an expert defense lawyer who can dedicate time and attention to your situation. John T. Floyd has successfully represented clients facing a comprehensive range of federal and state charges, including:


Representing Businesses and Individuals Accused of Serious Criminal Crimes


  • If your business is under investigaton for a criminal or regulatory violation by SEC, FBI, FTC, Texas Texas Attorney General, or Texas State Securities Board, John T. Floyd has the experience you need to achieve a favorable outcome in your case. Mr. Floyd promises to zealously represent you within the legal and ethical bounds of the legal profession to protect your rights, livelihood, and freedom.

With John T. Floyd in your corner, you will have a trusted advocate who will thoroughly investigate your case to prevent criminal charges, zealously advocate for the dismissal of charges or successfully fight your case before a jury.

Whether your business is under investigation for a serious regulatory violation, or you are charged with a federal crime in Houston, anywhere in the State of Texas, or a Federal Court Nationwide, contact the John T. Floyd Law Firm as soon as possible. Mr. Floyd will immediately meet with you to discuss your situation and determine the strategy to protect your freedom, future, and reputation. Contact John T. Floyd today by calling 713-224-0101 or emailing him directly at for a prompt and confidential response.

John T. Floyd is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is respected nationally as one of the leading authorities in state and federal criminal law. For over twenty-eight(28) years, he has excelled in providing successful representation to businesses and individual clients in Houston, throughout the State of Texas, and Federal Courts Nationwide.




John T Floyd travels to all criminal courts in the State of Texas and Federal Courts nationwide.


The John T. Floyd Law Firm proudly represents clients charged with serious criminal offenses before all criminal courts in the State of Texas, including the courts in Houston (Harris County), Conroe (Montgomery County), Richmond (Ft. Bend County), Galveston, Angleton (Brazoria County), BeaumontEl PasoCorpus ChristiMidlandWacoDelRioLufkinTexarkanaTylerShermanLubbockBrownsvilleMcAllen AustinSan AntonioDallas, Ft. Worth and all counties in between.


Mr. Floyd also travels to Federal Courts throughout the United States, including the federal courts in Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe, and Shreveport, Louisiana.