Charley Davidson to Lead New Criminal Defense Practice for Hanszen Laporte
January 2, 2014
Hanszen Laporte, a Houston-based law firm, has announced that Attorney Charley A. Davidson has joined the firm as a partner in the new practice area for the firm of Criminal Defense. Prior to joining Hanszen Laporte, he was a partner in the White Collar Defense Practice Group at Locke Lord and the Houston criminal defense law firm formerly known as Hinton, Sussman, Bailey & Davidson.
“Charley is the latest in a select group of talented, energetic partners who have joined the Firm to further build our team,” said Kent M. Hanszen, managing partner. “His extensive experience, knowledge, and impeccable reputation in the field will complement our strong litigation practice. He will be an instant asset to our Firm.”
A 1978 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, Davidson spent three years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorneys’ Office-Southern District where he tried more than 15 first chair felony jury trials. Earlier in his career, he spent seven years in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office where he tried more than 70 first chair felony jury trials. For the past 11 years, he tried an additional seven first chair jury trials in state and federal Court.
The addition of Davidson points to the growth of work in this field that includes representing corporations, their officers, employees and boards of directors in white collar criminal matters, related investigations and enforcement proceedings. Davidson’s practice will continue to emphasize State and Federal criminal defense of fraud and other white collar as well as “blue collar” criminal matters.
Hanszen Laporte is an AV-Rated business firm with a combined 100 years of experience in business litigation, real estate transactions and litigation, and company matters. Hanszen Laporte’s attorneys are Board Certified and strive to exceed client’s expectations, while providing real solutions to legal disputes and business matters.