Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Criminal cases are handled very differently depending on the nature of the crime, the political climate, the county, the judge, and the prosecuting attorney. In a large Texas community, such as Harris County, the local bar is large, and the players are constantly changing, so that this is not much of an issue.  However, when it comes to outlying counties, one has to be aware that there may be long-established relationships within the “good ole” local talent.  So when there is a significant civil or criminal case, especially in outlying counties, it frequently helps for the “big guns” to engage local talent as co-counsel to deal with the prejudicial challenges.