Clifton L. "Scrappy" Holmes

Clifton L. "Scrappy" Holmes (Longview, Texas)

Clifton L. "Scrappy" Holmes

Attorney in Longview, TX
Sigma Chi; Phi Delta Phi. Published Works: Editor, Voice for the Defense, 1977-1981; Editor, Criminal Defense Practice Manual, 1974-1978; Editor, Juvenile Practice Manual, 1977; Editor, Federal Criminal Practice Manual, 1976, 1978; Editor, Texas Parole Revocation Manual, 1978. Classes/Seminars Taught: Cross-Examination of Sexual Abuse of Child Expert - East Texas Style, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Seminar, 1996; The Zen of Winning, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Seminar, 1996; Sex, Lies and Videotape: Defending Child Abuse Cases, Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Short Course, 1996; Vior Dire: Tactics and Technicalities, Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Short Course, 1997; Voir Dire in Sexual Assault and Homicide Cases, Trichter/Ray, Criminal Law Seminar, St. Kitts, 1997; Faculty Member, Texas Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute, 1976—. Honors and Awards: Commendations, Texas Criminal Defense Law Association, 1974, 1977; President's Special Citation, State Bar of Texas, 1987; Outstanding Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year, State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice Section, 1992-1996; Officially Designated a "Texas Hero" by Proclamation Issued Under Seal of Texas Secretary of State, Ricky Thomas Exoneration, 1992; Selected One of the "Top Five Go-To Lawyers in Texas," Criminal Defense, Texas Lawyer Magazine, 2002, 2007; Named a Texas Super Lawyer, Texas Monthly Magazine, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008; Inducted into the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Hall of Fame, June 2007. President, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers' Association, 1984-1985. Chairman: Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Project, 1989-1998; Texas Center for Correctional Services, 1989-1995. Trustee, Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation, 1990-1991. Member, CJA Panel, United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas. Originated, Designed and Developed, Texas Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute, 1976.
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Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • White Collar Crime

Overall Client Rating

in Criminal Law
2.5 out of 5.0
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  • Recommended by 1 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 06/17/14
Posted by a Consumer on 06/17/14
1.5 out of 5.0
Initially I employed Mr Holmes as counselor in a criminal case pending against me. However,I was referred to his associate,Gregory Waldron. Communications were infrequent,and I found that if I needed information as to the progress of my case I would be compelled to find out on my own. After initial consultation Mr Holmes would only see me once,And this was in a years timeframe. I never felt that my best interest was at all a concern of Mr Holmes,and each time that I called,he was unavailable.
Posted by a Consumer on 04/11/12
1.0 out of 5.0
He is overpriced and hard to reach when important things are needing to be discussed. When he came to me with the plea agreement, I asked for a better deal, yet he never answered my concern.
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Admission Details
Admitted in 1967, Texas
1973, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
1974, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas and U.S. Supreme Court
1979, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
1990, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
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Law School Attended
George Washington University National Law Center
Class of 1966
cum laude
University Attended
University of Texas at Austin
Class of 1961
Associations & Memberships
State Bar of Texas (Director, 1986-1989; Chairman: Criminal Justice Section, 1997-1998; Standing Committee, Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure, 1989-1992; Special Committee on Death Row Representation, 1992-1994); American Bar Association; Texas Trial Lawyers Association; National Association Criminal Defense Lawyers; American Association for Justice; American Judicature Society; The College of the State Bar of Texas; The Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas.
Representative Cases
Burk Royalty Co. v. Walls, 616 S.W.2d 911 (Tex. 1981); Flenniken v. Longview Bank and Trust Co., 661 S.W.2d 705 (Tex. 1983); Holloway v. State, 780 S.W.2d 787 (Tex.Crim.App. 1989); State v. Michael Cason, Harrison County, TX, 71st D.C. 47 ct. agg/sex/aslt 47 not guilty's (1994); Banks v. Dretke, 540 U.S. 668, 1245.Ct.1256, 157 L.Ed.2d 1166 (2004).

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Firm Address
Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C.
110 West Methvin Street,
Longview, TX 75601
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Fax: 903-758-7864
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Clifton L. "Scrappy" Holmes
Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C.
110 West Methvin Street,
Longview, TX 75601

Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C. (Longview, Texas)