• Monroe Solomon, III

    Trial Attorney

Monroe Solomon, III

Monroe is a talented, knowledgeable, and passionate trial attorney with years of experience defending clients charged with criminal offenses. His skills in and out of the courtroom have rewarded his clients with many not guilty verdicts, dismissals, reductions, and many instances of the suppression of evidence.

Although focused on high-level, complex cases in both state and federal court, Monroe represents clients charged with all types of charges. His trial experience includes capital murder, white collar crimes, conspiracy, all levels of assault, sexual offenses, drug offenses, and DWI/DUI. 

Monroe’s abilities have earned him recognition amongst his peers in criminal law, and the legal community on the whole. He is recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and Top 10 in Texas for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service in Criminal Defense by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. 

This recognition has also led to positions on numerous boards and committees. He is a board member for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Education Institute and the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association and serves on the Prosecutorial Misconduct Committee for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association and is a founding member of the Indigent Defense Committee for the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association. 

Monroe’s abilities have further led to teaching opportunities – both to his peers and to law students. He frequently presents to other attorneys at various legal conferences around the state teaching them about trial tactics, effective representation, and changes in the law. He has also taken a position as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University School of Law teaching law students about the practice of criminal defense. Monroe’s commitment to continuing legal education has also been recognized by the Texas Bar College.

Outside of the legal practice, Monroe is a loving husband and father of two wonderful kids. He enjoys participating in outdoor activities, watching and playing all sports, and relaxing with friends and family.

Practice Areas

  • State and Federal Criminal Defense
  • State and Federal Criminal Appeals and Writs
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Education

  • Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas – Juris Doctorate, 2014
    • Texas A&M Law Clinic
    • International Law Society, Vice-President
    • Phi Alpha Delta, Legal Fraternity
    • United States/China Study Abroad Mock Trial Team
  • La Sierra University, Riverside, California – Bachelor of Arts – History, 2008
    • Center for Student Academic Success, Student Adviser
    • Pre-law Society, Member
    • Baseball Team

Awards

Associations & Memberships

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
    • Media Relations Committee, 2020 – Present
    • Prosecutorial Misconduct Committee, 2017 – Present
    • New Member Committee, 2017 – 2019
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Education Institute
    • Board Member, 2020 – Present
    • Budget Committee, 2021 – Present
  • Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
    • Board Member, 2021 – Present
    • Indigent Defense Committee, 2019 – Present
  • Texas Bar College, 2020
  • Texas Young Lawyer’s Association, 2014 – 2019
  • Tarrant County Young Lawyer’s Association, 2014 – 2019

Invited Speaker/Presenter/Faculty Member

  • July 2020 – Being a Defense Attorney – Tarrant County Judicial Staff Counsel Intern Luncheon
  • February 2020 – Score First: Winning Voir Dire and Opening Statements – TCDLA Defense: We Make Champions Seminar
  • December 2019 – Reducing Bonds and Removing Bond Conditions – TCCDLA Sharpening the Spear Seminar
  • October 2019 – Score First: Winning Voir Dire and Opening Statements – TCDLA Defense: We Make Champions Seminar
  • September 2019 – A Story for the Ages: Storytelling in Trial – TCDLA Defense: We Make Champions Seminar
  • April 2019 – A Story for the Ages: Storytelling in Trial – TCDLA Come and Take It Seminar
  • August 2018 –Closing Arguments that Count – TCDLA Come and Take It Seminar
  • April 2018 – Equal Justice Under Law: An Examination – Tarrant County African American Symposium
  • October 2017 – Social Justice in America – Students for Social Justice Awareness Conference
  • October 2017 – Know Your Rights | Conozco Sus Derechos – Hispanic Wellness Conference – Fort Worth, Tx
  • May 2017 – Know Your Rights | Conozco Sus Derechos – Hispanic Carnival Conference – Fort Worth, Tx

Published Articles

  • An Arrest Warrant Is Not Enough When Searching a Third-Party’s Home – TCDLA Voice for the Defense Online
  • The Forgotten Illegal Immigrant – TCDLA Voice for the Defense Online
  • Ignorance (of the Law) is Bliss – TCDLA Voice for the Defense Online

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