Past President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer with 30 Years Experience Zealously Fighting for the Accused
My name is Robert Fickman. I have defended people in our community for the past 30 years. I am a past president of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association. I am proud to have received a preeminent rating from my peers and the judiciary. My sole job is to fight for your liberty. The first step to have me represent you, is for you to call me.
MY CRIMINAL DEFENSE PRACTICE: 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE
In the past 30 years I have defended virtually every kind of criminal case. I have defended clients charged with Assault, DWI, Possession of Controlled Substances, Complex Federal Fraud Cases, Drug Conspiracies, Aggravated Robbery, Murder Charges, and a wide range of Sex Offenses. I have defended people from all walks of life; from clients who have never seen the inside of a courtroom to clients with lengthy criminal records.
DEFENDING YOUR LIBERTY
Defending people comes naturally to me. Unlike many of my colleagues who practice criminal law, I have never prosecuted anyone and I never will. That is not me. My entire life has been dedicated to defending people accused of crimes.
VICTORY IS MY PRIMARY GOAL
If you are under investigation, my primary goal is to keep you from getting charged with a crime. If you have been charged with a crime, my primary goal is to win your case by obtaining a dismissal. Of course every case is different. If I cannot get your case dismissed we will discuss all options. If the state will not dismiss your case, it's your choice, as my client, on which direction we go. We can either go to trial and fight for a Not Guilty or I will negotiate the best possible deal. However, my approach is simple; if you tell me you are not guilty, I will fight to get your case dismissed.
STANDING AND FIGHTING FOR MY CLIENTS
My job is to fight for your liberty. My clients are entitled to have me in their corner, fighting for them. The law says that you are presumed innocent. But don't be naive. In this world the first step to winning a criminal case is recognizing that if you want to win, your lawyer will have to fight for you, develop a strong defense, and prove your innocence. My philosophy as a criminal defense lawyer is fairly simple. If a client tells me they are not guilty, and if the state will not dismiss the charges, then my advice is that we should go to trial and fight. Unlike a lot of lawyers, I don't think it's my job as an attorney to try talking an innocent person into pleading guilty.
A REPUTATION FOR HARD WORK AND PERSEVERANCE
Most of my business comes from referrals from other lawyers, past clients, or local organizations. I believe people come to me because of my reputation for hard work and integrity. Clients know that I will do my best, no matter what the situation. It is not necessary to have a referral for me to assist you. Anyone can call me to represent them. My law practice is dedicated solely to criminal defense. I have tried many cases in the Harris County Criminal Courthouse and in the Federal Courthouse. Approximately half of my cases inolve federal charges while the other half involves Texas state charges.
I have received an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest possible rating in both legal ability & ethical standards. The AV Preeminent Rating is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by the world's most trusted legal resource.
PAST PRESIDENT OF THE HARRIS COUNTY CRIMINAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
I proudly served as President of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA) in 2006-2007. During my term as President, HCCLA gifted replicas of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and Bill of Rights to the courthouse. These historic replicas are displayed on the western wall of the courthouse foyer. Under my leadership, HCCLA fought the HPD Crime Lab. Currently I serve on the Board of Directors of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.