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Mr. Banker is a Board-Certified Specialist in Criminal Law with over 30 years of legal experience. He is dedicated to the best interest and well-being of those he represents, and with whom he is a true “Brother in Arms.” As such, he advocates for the success of his clients in courts of law all over Texas and the United States.

A native Texan, Mr. Banker graduated with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin and received his Law degree (J.D.) from the University of Houston Law Center. In between these degrees, Mr. Banker achieved a Master’s degree in Theology from Regent College, and Master’s in U.S. Legal and Constitutional History from Rice University. Additionally, Mr. Banker has traveled extensively throughout Mexico and Latin America and is fluent in the Spanish Language.

All this training and education has prepared Mr. Banker for what he believes is his vocational “calling” in life: To stand with and defend those who have found themselves in the very difficult circumstance of facing judgement in a court of law. He believes that helping people through difficult times is a natural outworking of his Christian faith. Additionally, he often encourages his clients to consider looking to God for strength, and see that adversity often produces stronger character and greater faith in Him.

Mr. Banker also believes that the U.S Constitution is one of the greatest documents ever written in human history. The freedoms it preserves should never be taken for granted. As he fights for these freedoms in courts of law for his clients, he is often reminded of the personal costs of those who have fought on battlefields all over the world to protect those same freedoms. As a patriot, Mr. Banker has a profound respect for our veterans, and understands the special circumstances that many veterans and their families face upon their return to civilian life.

On a personal note, Mr. Banker has been happily married to his wife Rose for over 25 years, and he has been actively involved in the lives of their children, Stevan, Faith, and Joshua. Both of his sons attended Marine Military Academy High School in Harlingen, Texas which Mr. Banker believes was one of the best investments he made in their young lives. They’ve become honorable men.

“Freedom is a fragile thing and never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom, and then lost it, have never known it again”

-Ronald Wilson Reagan,
40th President of the United States of America.

Education

  • University of Houston, Class of 1985, J.D.
  • University of Texas at Austin, Class of 1980, B.A.
  • Regent College, Class of 1982, M.A.
  • Rice University, Class of 1986, M.A.

Associations & Memberships

  • Association of Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists
  • Christian Legal Society
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Fellow, State Bar College
  • Harris County Bar Association
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Hidalgo County Bar Association
  • Hidalgo County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (President, 1996-1998)
  • Houston Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Lawyers Association
  • Past President, Hidalgo County
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association (2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Veterans Assistance Committee – TCDLA

Certifications and Licenses

  • Board Certified in Criminal Law
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals-Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

Bar Fellowship

  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • American College of Barristers (Barrister)
  • Christian Legal Society

Languages

  • Spanish