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Houston Criminal Defense Attorney Robert J. Fickman

A TX Criminal Lawyer Who Truly Cares for Rights and Freedoms

A successful criminal defense attorney must be bold. Such a lawyer will have a firm grasp of the law, talent and an unflinching commitment to his clients. This is the level of representation you can expect from Robert J. Fickman Criminal Defense.

If you are being investigated for a crime or have been charged with one, then chances are you are feeling a little frightened, perhaps shocked, and certainly other strong emotions. After all, your very freedom is on the line. These reactions are all very normal when you find yourself entangled in the criminal justice system. As an attorney with nearly 40 years of experience, Robert J. Fickman has witnessed the full range of human emotions in connection with criminal charges. He is compassionate and prepared to fight for you.

When you are looking at a possible prison sentence, fines, and other consequences, then you have NO CHOICE BUT TO FIGHT. It is Robert J. Fickman’s job to fight for you. Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert J. Fickman does his best to win every case. He first looks to find a way to get the case dismissed – and he is often successful. As an honest lawyer, he cannot promise or guarantee an outcome. He will, however, promise to fight hard for you and to always work to get the best possible outcome for you.

He is ready and able to fight for your rights, which is why you should contact Robert J. Fickman Criminal Defense today.

Robert J. Fickman – The Right Texas Defense Attorney For You

Anyone facing criminal charges needs an attorney. After all, an experienced criminal defense lawyer may be all that stands between you and a prison sentence, heavy fines, or both. It is not enough to find an attorney. Finding the right lawyer to represent you is more important–a lawyer you can trust to get you the best possible outcome.

If you are not convinced that you need an attorney, here are some things to consider.

Only an experienced criminal defense attorney will have an understanding of the criminal justice system that you need to be successful. An experienced criminal defense lawyer, like Robert J. Fickman, knows how to evaluate the facts of a case. He knows how to defend you best. He knows how to pursue a dismissal of your case best. If your case must go to trial, he knows how to best prepare for trial and how to win at trial.

What should you look for in an attorney? Several things.

You should find someone with long ties to the jurisdiction in which you have been charged. This lawyer will know about local procedures and who is in the courthouse. They will know which judges and prosecutors are known for being harsh and unreasonable. They will also know which judges and prosecutors are willing to keep an open mind about each case.

Next, find an experienced criminal defense attorney with a good reputation and a history of success. Do not hire someone who practices criminal defense law part-time or on the side. You want someone who has dedicated their adult life to defending the liberty of those who are accused of criminal offenses. You can and should ask during an initial consultation about the specific experience of that attorney. If you are under investigation or charged with a Federal criminal offense, you want to ensure that the lawyer you hire is an experienced Federal criminal defense attorney. Not all criminal defense lawyers in State Court also practice in Federal Court. Robert J. Fickman has defended individuals in State and Federal court for almost four decades.

Finally, choose a lawyer with whom you feel comfortable. Does the lawyer take the time to answer your questions? Does the lawyer treat you in a mutually respectful manner? You must have a lawyer who speaks to you in a way that makes sense. Make sure you feel comfortable with your representation. You want an attorney who makes you feel like you are a part of the decision-making process in your case. Remember, you are not just a case file. You are a human being, and you deserve to have an attorney who will treat you mutually respectfully.

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Experience and Recognition Texans Can Trust

Robert J. Fickman has spent nearly four decades defending the rights of others and preserving their personal liberty. He has compassion for anyone facing criminal charges, and he has honed his skills over the years to defend those facing the most serious state and federal charges.

Robert J. Fickman will do everything in his power to get you the best possible outcome. He will explore avenues to seek to have the charges against you dismissed.

What kind of experience do you get with Fickman Criminal Defense? Not only do you secure knowledge of criminal defense as a whole – but also 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 Federal Court, he has successfully fought Drug Conspiracy and International Kidnapping charges. He has defended individuals accused of almost every imaginable state and federal crime.

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 the topic of “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, and Metro, as well as 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 almost anything can be achieved with enough hard work. 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 simply cannot find in just any attorney. He will put this same willpower and tenacity to work for you.

What Our Clients Are Saying About Us

When selecting someone to represent me in federal court, Mr. Fickman stood out as the perfect attorney.
I would recommend Rob Fickman to anyone in my situation. I do not have enough good things to say about him.
Stephanie M.
He did great work and very caring. I would recommend him to anyone needing his services. I thank God for putting him in my path.
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Mr Fickman is very professional and highly experienced in his field.
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Case Results


Case Dismissed (M.M.)

The client, a Houston area medical assistant, was accused by her estranged husband of assaulting her in her family home. The defense showed that the complainant had a history of alcohol abuse and violence. The defense demonstrated that the police failed to conduct an adequate investigation of the initial charge, No charges should have ever been accepted.


No PPP Fraud Charges Filed.

The client believed to be facing potential  Wire Fraud  Charges related to SBA PPP loan applications.  Investigation of applications for  PPP loans and PPP forgiveness demonstrated that the Client had at all times acted in a  lawful manner.  Investigation demonstrated no fraud was committed by the client. Case closed.


Case Dismissed ( I.J.)

Client was charged by Federal Indictment with making a social media post that threatened Malicious Damage and Destruction of a Building by Means of Fire and Explosives in violation of Federal law. The Defense showed that Client was a law-abiding citizen. The Defense further showed that the alleged threat was not made with any criminal intent.


Grand Jury No Bill- No Charges (M.L.)

The client, a public official with a long history of public service, was accused by a former girlfriend of engaging in non-consensual sexual relations. The Defense investigation and analysis showed through a detailed timeline that the allegation made absolutely no sense. Phone records, including calls and texts, were relied on to help establish an accurate timeline. The Defense met with law enforcement and reviewed a detailed package that exonerated the accused.


Case Dismissed (A.R.)

Client, a Houston area professional who frequently travels for work, was accused by his wife of assaulting her in his  family home. Defense showed that wife’s story lacked credibility and there was no physical evidence in support of the wife’s allegation.


Case Dismissed (B.B.)

The client, a young Black male,  was driving his car when police pulled him over for no apparent reason. It looked to be a profile stop. The client was accused of possessing a controlled substance in his vehicle. The Defense showed that there was no lawful basis for the police to stop the Client’s car. The Defense also showed that there was no lawful basis for the search of the Client’s car. It was a bad search, so the seized evidence was not admissible.


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.


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 Government also found the intended loss was over half a million dollars. 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.


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.


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.


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