Client Reviews

Great Business/Government Lawyer

I have hired Bob Ellis for several complex matters mostly involving issues with the City of New Orleans and State of Louisiana. Bob is aggressive, efficient, and he gets positive results. He helped my business navigate through these complicated matters and I was happy with the results on all three cases. I would highly recommend Bob Ellis to anyone looking for a great business lawyer.

- (5 star review)

The Best of the Best

Bob Ellis is the best of the best. He has excellent interpersonal skills that have enabled him to develop trusting relationships with an extensive network of players in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast. Bob is extremely smart and fast on his feet. He is highly creative which enables him to think of reasonable solutions when problems and unique situations arise. Bob is also an excellent public speaker who is very comfortable in the spotlight. I have complete confidence is his abilities and feel very fortunate to be able to call him my lawyer.

- (5 star review)

Effectiveness and Integrity

Mr. Ellis’ work on my case was exemplary of what a lawyer should be. He was responsive, helpful at every step of the way, dogged in his efforts on my behalf, and was ultimately able to win my case in a swift and decisive manner.

- (5 star review)

Can handle anything.

I have worked with and/or hired Mr. Ellis on many occasions. I would not hesitate to do so again. He has assisted me and my company with issues in such variety as to include problems with City Hall to problems with British Petroleum.

- (5 star review)

Greatly helped settle an internal corporate conflict!

Bob was critical in dealing with an unsavory internal corporate conflict. His experience as a litigator and dealing with difficult personalities was essential to ensuring the survival of our company. He provides great flexibility, an understanding of corporate strategy, and a willingness to go-to-bat when it counts.

- (5 star review)

Dependable Counsel with Great Ideas and Strategies

Bob has been my company’s general counsel for several years now. He has consistently been on top of issues our firm has faced. His approaches are unique and innovative. I already recommend Bob to my friends.

- (5 star review)

Richard is top notch

Richard handled my appeal, a formidable challenge because many potential appellate points were not properly preserved during the trial. He began representing me after trial, and very quickly learned the case and understood the novel legal and factual issues it presented. Richard analyzed the case and developed a legal argument that many lawyers would have either overlooked or given up before understanding the possibilities. Richard’s knowledge and confidence gave me hope. Having any criminal case reversed on appeal is rare, and with only one point of error, it is a long shot, at best. But, Richard never wavered and my case was reversed. There was no new trial because the reversal was a legal point. The Court of Appeals ordered the trial court to enter an order of acquittal. The case is not yet completed because the State filed a petition for discretionary review with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. However, I remain confident that the petition will be refused as the Court has previously refused to hear case(s) on the same legal issue. Richard is professional, responsive and no-nonsense. He handles trials and appeals with expert skill, fearlessness and confidence. I cannot express the extent of my gratitude for my representation.

- (5 star review)

The Man

I hired Richard Canlas on a felony charge. He was straight forward and very informative. I needed the facts what we could and could not do and how to go about it. He took my case and did exactly what we planned and agreed on. In this situation u want to be represented well he is the man u want. Good job Richard thanks.

- (4 star review)

GREAT ATTORNEY

Richard is incredibly knowledge about criminal law. He was personable and a 100 % committed to our case. He was prompt in all correspondence, emails and phone calls. He kept us informed every step of the way. He made our family feel very valued, respected and well represented. He did everything he said he would and more. Richard is no push over, he is a steadfast, passionate advocate. I highly recommend him to anyone fighting against a criminal charge. We were VERY pleased.

- (5 star review)

Outstanding DWI service

Mr. Canlas provided very specific advice on a recent DWI case. After initial consultation and review, options were explained and allowed for an informed defense choice. This case was handled a bit further out (Waller county) than his home base of Conroe, yet it was clear that he had established relationships with prosecutors and court members which smoothed the process. While he appears to primarily handles felonies, he treated this misdemeanor charge with professionalism and ended in a dismissal.

- (5 star review)

Excellent, Professional, Top Quality

I was arrested in February 2014 for a possession of marijuana charge. This was a first time offense, and could have led to probation and fines, but Canlas had me go through a few programs and do some community service before my court date was set. In the end, my case was flat out dismissed. He was always available to talk if I needed, and had all court procedures taken care of when I needed to be there.

Thank you, Mr. Canlas! You were extremely helpful through these tough times.

- (5 star review)

Excellent attorney

I hired Mr Canalas a few months ago and I am ever greatful for his excellent work. He is very knowledgeable in criminal legal matters. Right away he understood my case and outlined what he needed to do. He defended me and had the false charges dismissed against me.

- (5 star review)

Highly recommend Attorney Canalas

I hired Mr. Canalas and liked his wisdom and honesty right away.
He outlined the case and what needed to be done and switly followed through. He was approachable and very professional.
I recommend him very highly.

- (5 star review)

Coach

Mr Canlas defended me in a 2 charge felony case and got
Both dropped to one class A misdemeanor deferred adjudicated it happened in Montgomery county Texas
The worst place this side of Iran to receive true justice. The
Police and Da office ignore factual evidence and I really think (but can’t prove) they tampered with our witnesses if you find yourself in Willis Texas don’t give some redneck cop a reason to shoot you and call. Richard ASAP you will be glad you did

- (4 star review)

Outstanding lawyer

I am forever grateful that I contacted Mr. Canlas during the most difficult time of my life. He is very honest and approachable, highly respected among his peers, and extremely bright. He went the extra distance to make sure I fully understood all of my options and all the possible outcomes. I could not possibly be any more satisfied with the amazing job he did fully resolving my very complicated situation. He should be the top choice for anyone in or around Montgomery County, TX, who is facing any criminal charges.

- (5 star review)

Stop looking and hire Richard NOW!

I have had what I will call the “unfortunate privilege” of working with Richard when I hired him to help a family member who an accused citizen at the time. His knowledge of the players in local courts, reputation of the local agencies, possible outcomes and analysis of the what best case/worst case/most likely scenarios would be was only over shadowed, during my experience with him was his clear and concise knowledge of the law, possible defense arguments and his ability to craft a comprehensive strategy to create the best possible outcome of bad situation. His professional demeanor and aggressive desire to WIN helped keep a very troublesome situation very tolerable. (albeit no less anxiety filled) I can say this in closing, Richard Canlas delivered! With the surgical precision he was able to execute on exactly what he said he was going to do when he said he was going to do it and kept us informed every step of the way. If you or a loved one in a bad situation my personal advice is to do whatever it takes to secure his services. You will not be disappointed.

- (5 star review)

Expert legal help

Richard Canlas is an outstanding attorney. I acquired his services when I had a serious, time-sensitive issue, and he handled it professionally, without delay. He clearly explained what needed to be done, and addressed all of my concerns in plain and easily understandable language. He was honest about potential outcomes, and offered straightforward solutions as circumstances progressed. The cost was reasonable and the value of knowing my needs were being managed appropriately gave me peace of mind.
I will use Mr. Canlas again if I ever require future legal services, and recommend his expertise to anyone facing a legal challenge.

- (5 star review)

One of the best I’ve hired

Bottom line is, hire this guy if you can?
When I first searched for a lawyer, I of course read all the reviews I could find on him as a potential counselor. I got a feeling that he was what I looking for as our case was very serious. Over and over again I read of dismissals, reductions in sentences, cases thrown out and found myself wishing I could be one of those individuals.
Well, here I am months later, and I am one of those individuals! I hired Richard Canlas, followed his directions closely, and recently had my case dismissed. It was not without some work on my part. As I said, he gave me directions which were sometimes difficult to complete. I weathered criticism from friends and family that thought things wasn’t being handled correctly all the time. It was quite expensive. But in the end with the advantage of hind sight, I can see that hiring him, was the best decision I could have made at the time.
I would definitely recommend him!
(Federal charges in Montgomery County)

- (5 star review)

Richard was a Great Help for us!

My wife and I met with Mr. Canlas about our particular legal issue by e-mail. He was very thorough and knowledgeable about the circumstances of our case. Mr. Canlas was able to use his expertise and influence to help us win our case. We HIGHLY recommend Richard Canlas if you need a Very Qualified Attorney.

- (5 star review)

Recommend Richard as a Criminal Defense Attorney without Hesistation

Richard is an exceptional criminal defense lawyer that genuinely cares for his clients. He represented our child in a criminal case and managed to get the charges reduced significantly. Over the course of the case, he diligently dealt with an unresponsive and inconsistent ADA. Richard managed to get the best possible outcome given the circumstances of the case and the ADA. Richard also negotiated minimal terms for the probation period and quickly was able to get the record sealed.

Richard clearly communicates the law, the circumstances of the case, and what his clients should do to improve their case. He always has his client’s best interests in mind, both short and long term. I would recommend Richard as a criminal defense attorney without any hesistation.

- (5 star review)

Couldn’t have asked for a better outcome

I would highly recommend Mr. Canlas to anyone who wants a lawyer who will aggressively fight to get them the best outcome possible for their case. From our first meeting, I felt like I was in good hands. He is very genuine and easy to talk to, and gets the job done. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney to represent me in court.

- (5 star review)

Great Lawyer

Richard was professional, diligent and effective. His
Price was very reasonable and he got my case completely dismissed. I have had dealings with several lawyers in the past, and if you have the opportunity to retain this lawyer jump on it quickly. He is a UT grad and finished high in his class, so his credentials speak for themselves. Overall he is a great person and an even better attorney.

- (5 star review)

Great lawyer

Richard is a great lawyer and helped me avoid a dwi conviction on my record. His repution among the district attorneys defiantly helped get me an incredible plea deal. He kept me informed the whole process, and did not sugar coat any of the options i was given and informed me of the risks.

- (5 star review)

Kept me informed

Mr. Canlas was helpful in guiding me towards which action would be best in regards to my case. He was informative and polite.

- (4 star review)

accessable

Confident, experienced and willing to aggressively handle your case. We plead down to a lower charge but felt confident that Richard would have had a pretty good chance of winning if he took it to trial. Made the whole process as painless as possible during a very difficult time.

- (5 star review)

Incredible Man

This man faught an impossible fight and won. Not only did he put some hard times he was going through aside to fight for justice. He fought harder to help an innocent men stay out of prison. I would recommand this lawyer to anyone who needs a great lawyer.

- (5 star review)

stopped for speeding and to my horror accused of reckless driving

Mr. Canlas helped me get thru a difficult and stressful situation.

I was pulled over for speeding, and to my horror, I was charged with reckless driving which is a misdemeanor charge that is very serious.

Mr. Canlas managed to drive the case towards suitable resolution. He was very easy to work with, extremely thorough, and very responsive to my numerous questions throughout the ordeal.

- (5 star review)

All Clients Treated Equally

Mr. Canlas has exceptional writing skills and knows the letter of the law as good as any lawyer which I’ve been associated. My case was a bit unique and he argued a VERY GOOD issue. Unfortunately it was the FIRST time the issue had been approached in Montgomery County and no precedent had been set. However, because of Mr. Canlas’ and Kelly Case’s cavalier and well-researched stance, Montgomery County has since changed their terminology on certain forms and affidavits.

I believe in the 4th Amendment and Mr. Canlas fought VERY HARD for MY 4th Amendment rights. Once again – unfortunately, Montgomery County – and ALL Texas counties have a different idea of what the 4th Amendment means.

However, having been a paralegal in my past probably gives me a little more insight than many others, but it also gives me a different perspective on how the legal system works. Mr. Canlas is an astute diplomat for the United States Constitution and he BELIEVES in the United States Constitution.

I would recommend Mr. Canlas to ANYBODY in need of appellate work on their criminal case. He is as knowledgeable as anybody I know when it comes to the application of criminal law and what holes to attack in the prosecutors’ case. Though he (and Mr. Case) were court-appointed, I never felt as though I was any less of a priority than their usual paying clients.

I have NO problem recommending Mr. Canlas to any of my friends.

- (4 star review)

Outstanding Professional service , A Lawyer who cares

Richard Canals is the Outstanding lawyer. His knowledge and skills are second to none! He is the best lawyer in town and a truly gifted defender of the wrongfully accused. His fees are not astronomical and he keeps you well informed and stays in the fight till the end.

- (5 star review)

Great Lawyer

Richard represented in a DWI. I was not guilty and he took this case to the brink of a jury trial. Because he was so insistent that I was not guilty and they the State did not have sufficient evidence, they finally backed down dimissed the case instead of going to trial. The policy in the DA’s office in Montgomery County is that they will not dismiss DWI’s. I believe that it was Richard’s tremendous reputation in the courtroom that cause them to dismiss. He worked hard on my case and kept me informed through the entire process.

- (5 star review)

Respectable and caring attorney.

Approximately 4 months ago I obtained Mr. Canlas to handle the sealing of my son’s juvenile record. Mr. Canlas was very professional, prompt and efficient. He researched what all needed to be done in order to seal the records and followed through with all the court requirements. When done, I verified that the records were sealed as requested. I would recommend Mr. Canlas as a very respectable attorney with a keen sense of personal pride and a genuine way of caring for the person he represents.

- (5 star review)

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