Grant Scheiner is a Houston trial attorney and the principal of the Law Office of Grant M. Scheiner, P.C. He has practiced law in Texas since 1992. Mr. Scheiner established a private practice in 1995. Since then he has represented clients in a wide variety of legal matters in state and federal courts. Mr. Scheiner has extensive trial experience and is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. In 2006, 2007 & 2008, Mr. Scheiner was named one of Houston's Top Lawyers by H-Texas Magazine. The American Trial Lawyers Association has named Mr. Scheiner one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" in the State of Texas.
Mr. Scheiner is a Lifetime Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, an associate member of the Texas District and County Attorneys Association, a member of the Juvenile Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and a Fellow of the College of the State Bar of Texas. He currently serves as Treasurer of the Computer and Technology Section of the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Scheiner is a former director of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) and a former director of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA). He is still very active in TCDLA and HCCLA. In 2004, Mr. Scheiner was named the HCCLA Outstanding Member of the Year.
Mr. Scheiner has published and lectured to fellow attorneys on legal topics ranging from criminal defense, DWI defense, cross examination and the effective use of technology in the courtroom. Mr. Scheiner has also lectured the Houston Psychiatric Society on the Texas Insanity Defense.
In an effort to further his professional education, Mr. Scheiner has studied police procedure and is a trained practitioner and instructor of standardized field sobriety testing by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He has also completed an intensive Spanish language "immersion" program at the internationally acclaimed Academia Hispano Americana in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
In his professional spare time, Mr. Scheiner serves as a Hearing Examiner for the Civil Service Commission of the City of Houston. He presides over cases in a tribunal of record and resolves disputes between City of Houston employees (including firefighters and police officers) and their respective departments. His written opinions are noted for their fairness and consistency.
Mr. Scheiner received his juris doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center in 1992. As a law student he was active in trial and appellate advocacy. He earned first place honors in Law Center mock trial, moot court, and negotiation competitions. He was also a member of the National Mock Trial team. Upon graduation Mr. Scheiner was inducted into the Order of the Barristers.
Mr. Scheiner earned a bachelor of arts degree in communication (with an emphasis in broadcast journalism) from Trinity University in San Antonio in 1986. As an undergraduate student, he was active in Trinity's journalism program. He was a news anchor for the school's FM radio station and a sports writer for the campus newspaper.
In three years following law school and before establishing his own firm, Mr. Scheiner served as an Assistant County Attorney for the Montgomery County Attorney's Office in Conroe, Texas. He handled trials and appeals and gained extensive courtroom experience. As a prosecutor, Mr. Scheiner compiled an excellent trial record and became known for his energy and enthusiasm. These traits have accompanied him throughout every endeavor of his legal career.
In three years between college and law school, Mr. Scheiner worked in the field of corporate public relations. He wrote executive biographies, company newsletters, and corporate pieces for newspapers and magazines. He also coordinated press events and handled media relations.
Grant Scheiner was born in Rockville Centre, New York in 1964. He was raised on Long Island before moving to Texas to attend college in 1982. Mr. Scheiner has lived in Houston since enrolling in law school in 1989.
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