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ACCUSED OF A CRIME?

Don’t Wait. You Need An Aggressive and Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer.

Robert J. Fickman

CRIMINAL DEFENSE

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney

A LIFETIME OF DEFENDING THE RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OF TEXANS

For over 39 years, Houston criminal lawyer Robert Fickman has successfully defended people accused of some of the most serious state and federal crimes in Texas. He believes that there is nothing more important than your liberty and that it is his job to protect it.

In contrast to many of his colleagues, Mr. Fickman is not a former prosecutor. He has never prosecuted anyone for a crime – and he never will. Due to his strong beliefs about rights and freedoms, he has spent the entirety of his career standing up for the accused. He fervently believes in protecting our rights so strongly that in 2012 he was named “Mr. Declaration of Independence” in an article in The Texas Bar Journal. In 2017 the president of the State Bar cited Robert Fickman as an example of a lawyer whose actions had positively impacted the legal community and commended him for organizing the reading of the Declaration around the state.

To Mr. Fickman, organizing the reading of the Declaration represents his commitment to remind Texans of their rights – and Texas lawyers of our continued obligation to fight to maintain liberty for all Texans.

When you decide to work with Robert Fickman, you can rest assured that you are getting an experienced and well-respected attorney dedicated to ensuring your rights are protected and that you receive fair treatment under the law. It does not matter who you are, what you are accused of, or whether you are being prosecuted in state or federal court – you have rights, and they should never be violated.

TIRELESS FIGHTER

Being investigated? Robert Fickman will fight to help you avoid charges. Already charged? He will fight to get your case dismissed. Dismissal not possible? He will fight to win your case. In all situations, he will aggressively explore every option to protect your record and your rights.

DEDICATED PROFESSIONAL

Robert Fickman has been defending people charged with virtually every kind of state and federal criminal offense imaginable for over 38 years. He has, quite literally, dedicated his entire career to defending those who have been accused of committing crimes.

PROVEN TRACK RECORD

Over the years, Robert Fickman has successfully defended people facing all kinds of charges, including murder and sex offenses and family violence assaults in state court, and federal drug conspiracies, money laundering, bank robbery, and fraud in federal court.

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

2022-08-11
     
Super well educated man, knows the ins and outs of the system, Always not once did i doubt him by the way he expressed himself and went out of his way for a lot of things, very well recommended out of 53 people that appeared in court only 1 person was found not guilty and that was Mr Robert Frickman’s Client (my uncle)Very well recommended
Marlon R.
2022-08-10
     
(Translated by Google) a very good lawyerI recommend him very intelligent he knows how to do a very good job(Original)Un muy buen abogadoLo recomiendo muy...
Zarahai P.
2022-05-03
     
First, I want to say thank you Mr. Fickman. For the past 3 years Robert has been my counsel, and never once did he not believe in me.
Patrick C.
2022-05-02
     
First, I want to say thank you Mr. Fickman. For the past 3 years Robert has been my counsel, and never once did he not believe in me.
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No Matter What You Have Been Accused of in Texas, Robert Fickman Can Help

Many people feel railroaded by the criminal justice system. Their rights are rarely adequately explained to them, and law enforcement does everything in its power to paint them in a negative light and secure a conviction. In many cases, accused individuals may even feel mistreated by their own lawyers as they are pushed through the system.

This can be especially true for certain types of cases and charges. Perhaps the attorney you chose is not well-versed in handling that type of offense. Or the prosecutor in the area has been specifically tasked with going after people accused of a particular crime.

These things can impact the quality of the legal defense you receive if you do not choose a lawyer who knows the law intimately and truly desires to fight back and protect your rights.

Robert Fickman is that attorney. With decades of experience in Texas state and federal criminal courts, he knows the law like the back of his hand and which strategies are most likely to earn you the best possible outcome.

In the past 39+ years, Robert Fickman has defended people charged with virtually every kind of criminal offense, including:
FEDERAL CRIMES

 


Ultimately, Mr. Fickman knows that all of his clients want the same thing, regardless of what they are facing: their case to go away. If you are facing charges, that means getting your case dismissed. If you are being investigated, it means stopping charges from ever being filed. He wants the same thing – your goals are his goals. And even though he cannot promise a specific outcome, he can tell you that he will fight tooth and nail to help you obtain your goal, and that it is a mentality that has saved many people over his decades of work.

Over the past 38 years, Robert Fickman has handled more than 275 Federal criminal cases in the Southern District of Texas.

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:

Houston Criminal Attorney Robert J. Fickman
  • 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.

Houston Criminal Attorney Robert J. Fickman

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.

Case Results

FEDERAL SBA WIRE FRAUD

Probation - No Jail Time (T.R.)

Client charged in Federal Court with two counts of Wire Fraud related to Five SBA EIDL loan applications. The Government alleged the client, a Houston professional, defrauded the Small Business Administration out of over $150,000. The Client faced up to 20 years in prison on each count. The Defense investigated the case and negotiated a deal that included the Government not opposing a probation. The Federal Guideline calculation was for a prison sentence and the Probation Department recommended a prison sentence. Attorney Fickman submitted a 90 page Defense Sentencing Memorandum asking for Probation.

FEDERAL CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE COCAINE AND CONSPIRACY TO MONEY LAUNDER

Not Guilty (C.R.)

Client charged in Federal Indictment In “Operation Wrecking Ball” with 55 named co-defendants.  Client faced seven charges. Client was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine and Conspiracy to Engage in Money Laundering. Client was also charged with four counts of Distribution of Cocaine and one count of Money laundering.

Allegations involved client’s alleged use of his home to distribute cocaine. Government’s lengthy investigation involved numerous wiretaps, surveillance, video, pole cams, search warrants, vehicle stops and use of cooperating co-defendants.

Client went to trial with four remaining defendants. After a two-week trial, Judge granted Motion for Acquittal on four of the seven charges. Jury found Client Not Guilty of remaining three charges.

AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON

Case Dismissed (K.L.)

Client was retired professional. Client was accused of being involved in a road rage incident in 1960 Area. Defense put together a 100 page memorandum that demonstrated complainant was actual aggressor.

INDECENCY WITH A CHILD

Case Dismissed (P.C.)

Client was accused of touching child. Case involved thousands of pages of psychiatric and Child Protective Services records as well as investigations by multiple police departments. After three- year fight, case dismissed.

ASSAULT-FAMILY MEMBER

Case Dismissed (J.A.)

Client accused of shoving and knocking down family member causing injury. After investigation, charges were dismissed.

ASSAULT-STUDENT

Case Dismissed (C.C.)

Client was accused of knocking disruptive student against the wall. Videotape of incident was obtained. Witnessed located and interviewed. On the day of trial, case was dismissed

ASSAULT- COWORKER

Case Dismissed (J.T.)

Client was nurse at mental hospital. Client accused of assaulting fellow employee who was being rough with patient.

ASSAULT -COWORKER

Case Dismissed (R.A.)

Louisiana businessman accused of assaulting co-worker in drunken bar fight.

ASSAULT & CRIMINAL MISCHIEF

Case Dismissed (C.P.)

Client was accused of shoving date out of vehicle and breakings date’s property. Investigation showed allegations were false.

FELONY UNLAWFUL PRODUCTION OF A TEMPORARY TAG

Case Dismissed (A.H.)

Client was accused of producing and using fraudulent temporary tags in sale of vehicles.

ESTABLISHED & RESPECTED IN THE LEGAL COMMUNITY

SuperLawyers 2022

SuperLawyers 5 Years

AVVO Top Attorney

AVVO 10.0 Top Criminal Defense Attorney

AVVO Client’s Choice

Martindale Hubbell PREEMINENT Rating 2022

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association

National Assotiation Of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Harris County Lawyers Association (HCCLA) President’s Award

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