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Troy Rockrise

Associate Attorney
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Meet Troy

Troy is an aggressive, hard-working criminal defense attorney. Troy has a passion for defending people accused of crimes. He believes that everyone deserves a zealous advocate in the courtroom fighting for their constitutional rights.

Troy completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating with degrees in political science and economics. Troy graduated with honors from South Texas College of Law (STCL) in Houston, where he found a passion for legal writing and criminal law, becoming a former president of the Criminal Law Society and a former Note & Comment Editor of the STCL Law Review.

Troy sharpened his skills with real-world experience by interning with the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Fourteenth Court of Appeals. Drawing from these internships, Troy continued pursuing his passion for criminal law in the Criminal Appeals Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Texas and the Violent Crimes Division at the United States Attorney’s Office where he assisted prosecutors in preparing for trial. Before graduating law school, Troy was in the courtroom on behalf of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

    Education

    South Texas College of Law Houston, Doctor of Jurisprudence

    • Note & Comment Editor, Law Review
    • President, Criminal Law Society
    • The International Legal Honor Society, Historian Officer
    • CALI Award for Future Excellence for in Legal Research and Writing

    University of Colorado at Boulder, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Minor in Economics

    Bar Admissions

    • Texas

    Professional Associations

    • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

    Professional Experience

    • Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Legal Intern
    • Office of the Attorney General of Texas, Law Clerk
    • United States Attorney’s Office, Law Clerk
    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Judicial Intern for the Honorable Judge Jennifer W. Elrod
    • Fourteenth Court of Appeals, Judicial Intern for the Honorable Judge John Donovan, Judicial Intern
    • Harris County Criminal Court Number 8, Judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Jay Karahan.

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