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

Clifton L. "Scrappy" Holmes

Licensed for 49 years

Practice Area: Criminal Law, Plaintiffs Personal Injury, White Collar Crime

Awards
AV Preeminent
Contact
903-704-0526

Clifton L. "Scrappy" Holmes

903-704-0526

Free initial consultation, Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates

Serving Longview, TX view address

Attorney at firm Holmes & Moore, P.L.L.C.

Serving Longview, TX view address

Free initial consultation, Credit cards accepted, Fixed hourly rates

Awards AV Preeminent

About Clifton L. "Scrappy" Holmes

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 Dir...

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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

  • Criminal Law
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • White Collar Crime

Client Reviews

  • 2.5/5.0 3 reviews
  • 33% client recommended 1 recommendation
  • Communication

    2.7/5.0
  • Responsiveness

    2.7/5.0
  • Quality of Service

    2.3/5.0
  • Value for Money

    2.3/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 09/13/10

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    • Communication

      5.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      5.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      5.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      5.0/5.0

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  • 1.5/5.0 by a Private Individual on 06/17/14

    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... Read more

    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.

    • Communication

      2.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      2.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      1.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      1.0/5.0

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  • 1.0/5.0 by a Private Individual on 04/11/12

    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... Read more

    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.

    • Communication

      1.0/5.0
    • Responsiveness

      1.0/5.0
    • Quality of Service

      1.0/5.0
    • Value for Money

      1.0/5.0

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Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • AV Preeminent
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      Credentials

      Position
      Attorney
      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
      Credit Cards Accepted
      Additional Payment Information
      Free initial consultation
      Fixed hourly rates
      Fixed fees available
      Law School Attended
      George Washington University National Law Center
      Class of 1966
      J.D.
      cum laude
      University Attended
      University of Texas at Austin
      Class of 1961
      B.A.
      Economics
      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).