TEXAS AND FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE
WITH A RESPECTED TRACK RECORD
Over the course of his career, attorney Robert Fickman has successfully represented people from all walks of life who were facing a wide variety of criminal charges both in Texas state and federal court. Every case is different, and the defense strategies he crafted were unique for each one. The only similarity is the result.
In case after case, Mr. Fickman is known for helping his clients consistently win dismissals, get charges dropped, and mitigate serious outcomes. Thankfully, his willingness to fight – and win – has not gone unrecognized. Just some of the awards he has received over the years include:
- Texas “Super Lawyer” every year from 2015-2022.
- Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA) has honored him with their President’s Award (2020 and 2018) and Member of the Year Award (2020, 2012), as well as the Torch of Liberty Award (2019), recognizing his efforts in the pursuit of liberty and justice.
- Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) honored him with their President’s Award (2018), Liberty Award (2016) for promoting liberty in Texas, and Justice Award (2013), for promoting justice in Texas.
- Texas Monthly Magazine named him to their list of “Top Criminal Defense Lawyers in the Houston Area” (2015).
- Houstonia Magazine named him a “Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense” (2015).
- Has received the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale-Hubbell – AV Preeminent – for 22 straight years, as well as being named a “Top Rated Lawyer in Texas” (2015).
- AVVO has presented him with “Top Attorney” and “Client’s Choice“ awards, and he boasts a 10.0 Superb Rating.
However, the recognition that Fickman believes matters the most comes from his countless grateful and satisfied clients. Nothing tells you more about a criminal lawyer’s abilities and what it is like to work with them than reading what past clients have to say. Robert Fickman is proud to display many glowing testimonials.
WHAT KIND OF EXPERIENCE DO YOU GET WITH FICKMAN CRIMINAL DEFENSE?
Not only do you secure knowledge of criminal defense as a whole – but you also receive extensive experience in the areas of all serious state and federal charges. Robert J. Fickman has tried and won serious state and federal charges. For example, in State court, he has successfully fought Murder, Manslaughter, Sexual Abuse, and Family Violence charges.
In State court, he won an alleged satanic cult killing, arguing his client was a witness, not a perpetrator. He won a sawed-off, point-blank shotgun murder case, which he referred to as “ the unfortunate incident in the park.” He won a child injury head-butting case with an insanity defense. Mimicking his client’s behavior, in the final argument, he climbed on a chair in front of the jury, raised his hands to the Heavens, and shouted, “ Come and get me, mother fucker.” He won the high-profile “Pasadena Bus Case,” where a bus driver was wrongfully accused of murdering a child. In the Pasadena case, he was privately congratulated by prosecutors and judges who opposed the wrongful prosecution. He has won many sex crime cases. In 2014, he successfully defended a former prison guard accused of continual Sexual Abuse. In 2022, after a four-year fight, he won an intricate indecency case involving thousands of pages of psychiatric records. He was also part of the successful Quanell X defense team.
In Federal Court, he has successfully fought Drug Conspiracy and International Kidnapping charges. He won several high-profile federal drug conspiracy cases. His longest federal drug case lasted nine weeks, winning all counts. In 2013, he successfully defended a former CFO of a Fortune 500 Company that was involved in a billion-dollar offshore gambling operation. He successfully defended a New Yorker who was mistakenly released before serving one day of a ten-year federal sentence. He won the case by convincing the Court the accused should not do any time, as his release was the Government’s fault.
In 2013, he successfully defended a former CFO of a Fortune 500 Company, who was accused of being involved in a billion-dollar offshore gambling operation. Mr. Fickman successfully defended a New Yorker who was mistakenly released before serving one day of a 10-year federal sentence. He won the case by convincing the Court the accused should not do any time as his release was the Government’s fault.
In addition to his extensive experience, he is also a frequent lecturer. He has spoken at seminars on subjects including “Pre-trial Investigation,” “Trial Tactics,” and “Cross Examination of Snitches.” In 2010, 2014, and 2022, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers invited Robert Fickman to speak at their annual Drug Defense Seminar on “Cross Examining Snitches.”
Robert J. Fickman has served as President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association. He is well-known for his advocacy against abusive judges and for justice. He led the defense bar in protests at City Hall, Commissioners Court, Metro, and in courts in other jurisdictions where injustices were occurring. For his volunteer work, Robert J. Fickman has received numerous awards and recognition from his fellow bar members.
Robert J. Fickman believes that hard work can achieve almost anything. Although he was raised in West Texas, where there were no mountains, he decided to start mountain climbing. He summited mountains across North America, including Mt. Rainier, Shasta, and Denali. That shows a strength of character and perseverance that you cannot find in just any attorney. He will put this same willpower and tenacity to work for you.