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NCDD National College for DUI Defense: Peyton Z Peebles

Peyton Z. Peebles III 
Houston, Texas
Phone: 713.237.9700
Fax: 713.237.9701
Email: Peebles@TexasLegalTeam.net
Cell: 713.857.0321

Peyton Z. Peebles III has distinguished himself in all aspects of criminal law and is uniquely qualified to represent those charged with—or previously convicted of—any crime throughout Texas and the United States.  In addition to hundreds of other criminal cases, Mr. Peebles has handled 25 capital murder cases at various stages of litigation up to and including the United States Supreme Court.   He has personally argued death penalty and other criminal cases before Texas’s highest court as well as most intermediate Texas appellate courts.  Mr. Peebles has argued before the federal court of appeals and has twice briefed criminal cases before the United States Supreme Court.  He protects the rights of those who are accused or have already been convicted in state and federal courts and is sometimes hired to protect the interests of civil litigants in situations that might give rise to criminal prosecutions.

Peyton Peebles is a University of Florida graduate.  After winning several advocacy awards and graduating with honors from the University of Houston law school, the legendary Johnny Holmes hired him to be a prosecutor at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.  For over eight years Mr. Peebles handled cases at the trial, appeal, and habeas writ level.  For two of those years, Mr. Peebles alone litigated every criminal appeal in Harris County involving DNA evidence under CCP Chapter 64.  He was a frequent resource for other prosecutors seeking legal help. 

Mr. Peebles is never satisfied with the “status quo.”  While performing as a full-time Assistant District Attorney, he enrolled in the police academy, graduated top of his class, and became a District Attorney investigator in addition to his duties as an attorney.  Mr. Peebles both trained law enforcement officers in Harris County and won tactical shooting contests (one of his hobbies).  He now uses those investigative skills to defend citizens who are charged with or convicted of crimes.

During legislative sessions, Mr. Peebles has drafted proposed criminal laws.  He has appeared at the Texas Legislature to meet with legislators and testify as necessary on criminal bills.  In addition, he has been published in the Texas Lawyer magazine concerning legislative changes to criminal law. 

From 2007 until 2010 Peyton Peebles served on the Texas Bar Association’s committee for the rules of evidence.  In that capacity, Mr. Peebles analyzed proposed changes to our rules of evidence and made recommendations to the Texas Supreme Court. 

If you or someone you care about has been charged with or convicted of a crime, call Peyton Peebles immediately.  Whether through trial, an appeal, or a post-conviction habeas writ, Mr. Peebles will discuss the possibilities of relief with you.  He is committed to protecting your rights and representing your best interests!

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Practice Areas

  • State criminal defense
  • Federal criminal defense
  • DWI defense
  • State and federal appeals
  • State and federal habeas actions (writs)

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • All Texas courts

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyer’s Association
  • Texas Independent Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • State Bar of Texas, Committee on the Rules of Evidence (2006-2010)
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education (“TCLEOSE”; 2005-2008)
  • Houston Bar Association (1999-2008)
  • Texas District and County Attorneys Association (1999-2007)

Past Employment

  • Founder, The Peebles Firm (2007-2011)
  • Assistant District Attorney, Harris County District Attorney’s Office (1999-2007)
  • Investigator, Harris County District Attorney’s Office (2005-2007)
  • Legal Aide, United States District Court, Southern District of Texas (1997)