David R. Houston

Founding Partner

David R. Houston, Esq. is the founding member of the Law Office of David R. Houston, established three decades ago.  With experience protecting clients’ rights in Nevada courts and in other jurisdictions where necessary, David Houston dedicates himself to resolving your legal problems as efficiently and practically as possible. Based in Reno, Nevada, he travels throughout the United States as needed by clients.

David Houston has been interviewed on national radio shows, including Howard Stern, Rusty Humphrey’s, Geraldo Rivera, Larry King, Greta Van Susteren, Nancy Grace, CBS 48 Hours and Dateline NBC. He created and moderates the NBC Show, “Lawyers, Guns and Money,” a weekly political and pertinent issue talk show. Guests have included governors, senators and Chief Justices of the Supreme Court, among other community leaders.

 

Results-oriented Reno criminal defense attorney protects your rights for more than 30 years

Call the Law Office of David R. Houston at 888-907-3384 or contact us online to schedule a meeting at our office in downtown Reno. We look forward to answering questions about your legal issue. Please provide detailed information so that we can accurately review your case.


Practice Areas

  • Homicide
  • Medical malpractice
  • Personal injury
  • Sexual assault
  • Press and media

Bar admissions

  • Nevada, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1981
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, 1988
  • Colorado, 1997
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court of Washington
  • U.S. District Court of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court of Kentucky
  • State Court Pro Hac Vice Admissions: California, Idaho, Arizona, Hawaii, Washington and Florida

Honors

Education

  • J.D., California Western School of Law
  • B.A., University of Nevada, 1974

Professional associations

  • State Bar of Nevada, 1981
  • Washoe County Bar Association
  • The Colorado Bar Association
  • Nevada Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Former President, Northern Nevada Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1990-1992.
  • Order of Barristers
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) National Legal Committee

 

Awards

  • Southwestern University School of Law – outstanding mentor 1996-1997
  • Champion Chevrolet Case Dismissed – April 26th, 1994
  • 1997 Alice Maxwell E.S. Odyssey of the Mind Team
  • The Editorial Staff of the Consumer Business Review Recognizes David Houston Attorney - Excellence in Criminal Defense
  • The Editorial Staff of the Consumer Business Review Recognizes David Houston Attorney for Professionalism in Law Practice
  • The Editorial Staff of the Consumer Business Review Recognize David Houston – Holding the Highest Standard in Criminal Law Representation
  • The Editorial Staff of the Consumer Business Review Recognize David Houston – Reno’s Premiere Defense Attorney
  • The Editorial Staff of the Consumer Business Review Recognizes David Houston as Criminal Defense & Personal Injury Attorney of the Year 1996-1999
  • The Editorial Staff of the Consumer Business Review Recognizes David Houston as Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year 2005-2006, 2008-2015
  • The Editorial Staff of the Consumer Business Review Recognizes David Houston as Trial Attorney of the Year 2016
  • Northern Nevada Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – In honor of and with great appreciation for service rendered as president for the year 1993 gratefully recognize David R. Houston, ESQ.
  • Northern Nevada Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – In honor of and with great appreciation for service rendered as president for the year 1994 gratefully recognize David R. Houston, ESQ.
  • Northern Nevada Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers – In honor of and with great appreciation for service rendered as president for the year 1995 gratefully recognize David R. Houston, ESQ.
  • Top 50 DUI Attorney- State of Nevada 2014
  • The Global Directory of Who’s Who Honors David R. Houston, ESQ. – The recipient named above is included in the 2014 Global Directory of Who’s Who in recognition of hard work, dedication, perseverance and for demonstrating leadership and achievement in their occupation, industry or profession
    The Global Directory of Who’s Who Honors David R. Houston, ESQ. – Top Lawyer Lifetime Member in recognition of hard work, dedication and contributions to the legal profession
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates certifies that David R. Houston has met our standards of excellence and been selected as a Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in the State of Nevada for the year of 2014
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates certifies that David R. Houston has met our standards of excellence and been selected as a Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in the State of Nevada for the year of 2015
  • Nevada Justice Association – Certificate of Membership – David R. Houston, ESQ. 2013-2016
  • 10 Best 2016 Client Satisfaction American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys – David Houston 2016 Client Satisfaction Award
  • Top Attorneys of North America – this is to certify that David R. Houston has been recognized and distinguished as a Top Attorney in North America by the Who’s Who Directories 2015-2016
  • As Published in Reno News & Review – Best of Northern Nevada 2016

Other recognition

  • Creator and moderator of the NBC show, “Lawyers, Guns and Money,” a weekly political and pertinent issue talk show. Guests have included governors, senators and Chief Justices of the Supreme Court, among other community leaders.
  • Commentator on Arts and Entertainment Network City Confidential
  • Guest host on legal issues for radio talk shows. Featured on NBC Dateline and CBS 48 Hours. Guest on Greta Van Susteren, Geraldo Rivera, Nancy Grace and Larry King Live.
  • Published opinion column regarding Reno/Gazette Journal (see attached page regarding newspaper publications and articles). Performance as Counsel has been chronicled in Gentleman's Quarterly and three non-fiction books discussing the cases and Mr. Houston's performance as the attorney involved in the defense.
  • Invited commentator of a number of cable news network talk shows and continues to represent clients nationally.
  • Interviewed by "E" Network for an E True Hollywood Story and featured on True TV and Court TV.