Houston Criminal Attorney Robert J. Fickman

Texas Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Robert J. Fickman

Nothing Is More Important Than Your Liberty.
It's My Job to Defend it

For the past 39 years Houston Criminal Lawyer Robert Fickman has defended people accused of serious State and Federal crimes in Texas. He has successfully defended clients charged with Murder, Manslaughter, Aggravated Robbery, and Federal Drug Conspiracies.

Mr. Fickman has won a number of high profile federal drug conspiracy cases. He won the high profile “Pasadena Bus Case” where a school bus driver was wrongfully accused of murder. He was a member of the successful Quanell X defense team. 

In 2010, Mr. Fickman won an 8-day indecency with a child case, which resulted in a 51 minute Not Guilty verdict. 

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. In 2013, Mr. Fickman successfully defended a New Yorker who was mistakenly released before serving 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 2014, he successfully defended a former prison guard accused of continual sexual abuse. After a 5 year fight, the state dismissed all charges after Mr. Fickman cross-examined the key state witnesses.

Attorney Robert Fickman is a frequent speaker on topics including “Cross Examination of Snitches” and “Trial Preparation”. He has spoken at Caesars Palace and at The Hard Rock Café Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. In 2010 and 2014, he was featured on the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers “Best Speaker of the Year” DVD. Mr. Fickman served as President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association in 2006-2007. As President, he led the demand for the City of Houston to fully fund the investigation into the HPD Crime Lab. As President, he donated historic replicas of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights for display in the foyer of the Harris County Criminal Courthouse. As president he also filed and hand-delivered the Association’s first Judicial Ethics Complaint against a sitting District Court Judge.

In 2010, Mr. Fickman organized the first July 4th public reading of the Declaration of Independence on the steps of the Harris County Criminal Courthouse. He promoted Defense Bar Readings across Texas. The Texas Bar Journal named him “Mr. Declaration of Independence” in September 2012. In 2016, he organized Readings in all 254 Texas counties.

He is an avid outdoorsman who has summited Mt. Rainier, Mt. Shasta, and the highest mountain in North America, Denali.