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Clay S. Conrad

Clay S. Conrad

Looney & Conrad
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI
  • Texas
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Professional Summary
Experienced appellate and criminal defense counsel with accomplished background in State and Federal litigation. Over twenty years of experience in both whitecollar and blue-collar cases ranging from State misdemeanors to Federal felonies.

University of Texas School of Law,
J.D., cum laude – 1995

Academic Publications
Yes: Juries Can and Should Correct the Overly Broad use of Criminal
Sanctions, in W.R. Palacios, P.F. Cromwell, R.G. Dunham, ed., Crime and Justice in America: Present Realities and Future Prospects, Prentice Hall,

Jury Nullification: The Evolution of a Doctrine (Carolina Academic Press, 1998) 334 pages.

Professional Publications
Rethinking the Jury, The Defender, July 2016 and Aug. 2015

Jury Persuasion in Criminal Cases Utilizing Solution Selling Techniques
Voice for the Defense, Dec., 2014

Proceeding Vaguely: Obstruction of a Pending Proceeding under 18 U.S.C. 1505
The Champion, Aug. 2014

Using Theories and Themes to Acquit the Guilty, The Defender, Winter, 2004

Book Review: The American Jury System (Contemporary Law Series) by Randolph N. Jonakait, The Champion, August, 2004
Anointing the Arbitrary; The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and Texas Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 28.01 (6), Voice for the Defense, June, 2004

Preserving the Presumption of Innocence and Protecting Against Burden Shifting: Identifying Mischaracterizations of Reasonable Doubt, Voice for the Defense, October 2003

A No-Compromise Jury Instruction, Voice for the Defense, June 2003

Jury Nullification in Capital Cases, Voice for the Defense, July/August 2000

The Lawyer’s Challenge, The Champion, January/February 2000

Not Fully Informed About FIJA (A Response), Judge’s Journal, Winter, 1997

Communication Skills, Voice for the Defense, December, 1996

University of Texas - Austin
J.D. | Law Degree
Honors: With honors
Professional Experience
Looney & Conrad
- Current
Lamson & Looney
Paul C. Looney & Associates
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Articles & Publications
Jury Nullification: The Evolution of a Doctrine
Carolina Academic Press
Scapegoating the Jury
Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy
Jury Nullification as a Defense Strategy
Texas Forum on Civil Liberties and Civil RIghts
Professional Associations
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
- Current
Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
- Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Current
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Associate Director
American Jury Institute
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
5th Circuit
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
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Looney & Conrad, P.C.
905 Austin Street Ste 105
Hempstead, TX 77445
Telephone: (979) 826-8484
Cell: (713) 823-9507
Fax: (281) 597-8284
Looney & Conrad, P.C.
11767 Katy Freeway
Ste. 740
Houston, TX 77079
Telephone: (281) 597-8818
Fax: (281) 597-8284