Carmen Roe graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History/Pre-Law from the University of Houston and received her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Ms. Roe established her own law firm in Downtown Houston, where she specializes in criminal defense, criminal appeals, and post-conviction writs, in both state and federal court.
Ms. Roe is Board Certified in Criminal Appeals by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She serves as a Board of Director for the State Bar of Texas, District 4, Place 5, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Ms. Roe is a past president of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA), the largest local criminal defense bar in the country. She was named a 2014, 2015, 2016 Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star, and a 2016- 2021 Texas Super Lawyer and for Best Lawyers in America 2021 and 2022. In 2015, Ms. Roe was selected as a Texas Bar Fellow. In her spare time, Ms. Roe serves as a legal analyst (the only female analyst in the market) for KHOU in Houston Texas and is a frequent guest on CourtTV.
A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys
This Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The Guide contains multiple user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems. A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence is an indispensable tool in preparing a case for trial.
Modern Digital Evidence & Technologies in Criminal Cases
Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook. This program is a contemporary training that identifies emerging technologies and digital evidence encountered in today's criminal cases and arms you with the tools necessary to combat expert witnesses, prosecutorial overreach, and an uneducated judge and jury. This comprehensive CLE program covers both general aspects of new technologies as well as practical courtroom application and legal challenges to the use of these new technologies.
Top Shelf DUI Defenses: The Law, The Science, The Techniques (2021)
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Learn from the best-of-the-best in the field in this unique CLE Program, updated for 2021.
Defending Modern Drug Cases (2021)
From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury and cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result for your client.
Effective motion practice, juror selection, and storytelling have never been more important. This seminar will introduce defense counsel to techniques that have been used at recent drug trials to rebut specific claims and overcome the emotion created in today’s criminal legal system.