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Richard O. Ely II

Keith HamptonI maintain an active caseload of fraud, bank robbery, drug, immigration and firearms cases. I have represented numerous defendants charged with wire and mail fraud in a wide variety of investment schemes and financial crimes. I  have handled cases involving embezzlement of clandestine funds from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as an oil and gas securities fraud case. Many of my multi-defendant drug cases have involved money laundering charges. I was the Chief of the District IT team, supervising three system administrators whose duties include forensic evaluations of computer evidence. I was a member of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts Defender Automation Working Group that develops national policy on IT and forensic issues.

 

Areas of Practice:

75% Criminal Defense 
25% Personal Injury


Bar Admissions:

Supreme Court of Texas; 1984
Courts Appeals, District of Columbia; 1983
Supreme Court of California; 1977

United States Supreme Court; 1988

United States Courts of Appeal for the Fifth, Ninth, & Tenth Circuits
United States Court of Military Appeals

United States District Courts:
Southern District of California
Southern, Northern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas


Past Positions:

1995 - 2011 Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Texas
1994 - 1995    Krohn & Ely, L.L.P., Houston, Texas. Partner
1990 - 1994    First Assistant District Attorney, San Angelo, Texas
1984 - 1990    Civil Litigation Practice, Houston, Texas

 

Associations:

National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member of the Texas, California, and District of Columbia Bar Association
Life Member of The NRA

Hobbies:

Hunting and Shooting


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