Chris Perri

Chris Perri Law
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Chris Perri
Chris Perri Law
Austin,
 TX

An award-winning attorney with over 15 years of experience practicing criminal law, Chris Perri has dedicated his life to fighting for justice and freedom. As the child of a doctor and nurse, he learned early on the value of helping others, a value he now tries to instill in his son. Although he took a different path by pursuing law, Chris chose to become a criminal defense lawyer so that he could help people in their times of trouble and need. Just like his parents to their patients, Chris strives to be a caring, knowledgeable, hardworking, and successful advocate for his clients, regardless of the charges they may face. 

Chris Perri says, “My goal is to provide personalized service to each client, where I give each case my fullest attention. That’s the only way to ensure that you achieve the best possible outcome.”

Unlike most criminal defense attorneys in Austin, Chris Perri is licensed to practice law at both the Texas state and federal levels. He has extensive experience helping clients win trials, overturn convictions, get cases dismissed or reduced, and expunge criminal records. Dependent on the details of your situation, Chris Perri will develop a tailored strategy to ensure the best possible outcome for your particular case. 

Through his expertise in legal research, Chris Perri will ensure that the government respects your constitutional rights, and he’ll fearlessly challenge the police and prosecution if they fail to do so. Moreover, his jury trial experience ensures that if plea negotiations falter, you will have someone by your side with a proven track record of success. In addition to his law degree from the University of Texas, Chris Perri earned a Master’s Degree in Economics in order to hone his logical thinking process. As a result, you can rest assured that he won’t fall into any surprise holes once he has thoroughly analyzed your case. 

Put simply, no matter the situation at hand, Chris Perri is ready to fight for you—and win. 

In addition to running his own law firm, Chris Perri is a leader in the criminal defense community. For many years, he served as a founding and supervising attorney for UT Law’s pro bono Texas Expunction Project. In 2016, UT’s Texas Law Fellowships program awarded Chris the Excellence in Public Interest Award based on his pro bono work as a private-practicing attorney.

Chris is a member of the Austin Bar Association, Texas NORML, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, where he served on the board of directors from 2014 to 2019, and is a graduate of Leadership Austin’s Emerge program. He is also a member of the National Trial Lawyers Association, which recognized Chris as one of the top criminal defense trial attorneys in the region. 

Further, Chris is a sought-after legal thinker, often leading educational seminars for fellow defense lawyers and college students as well as penning powerful articles focused on criminal justice. You can read some of his publications listed further below. He’s guest-appeared on several podcasts and co-hosted a weekly web series called The Budding Report, which explores all things cannabis. His priority on the show was to ensure that everyone knows their rights when it comes to the ever-changing drug laws. 

There is a reason why Chris Perri received Avvo’s 2020 Clients’ Choice Award, was selected for the exclusive 2021 Super Lawyers Texas Rising Stars List and 2022 and 2023 Super Lawyers Texas List, Austin Monthly Magazine named him as one of Austin’s Top Attorneys for 2021, 2022, and 2023, and Expertise recognized Chris in 2022 as one of the Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in both Austin and Round Rock. Yes, he’s a legal expert in criminal defense at both the trial and appellate levels, but, perhaps more importantly, he cares about the person behind the criminal allegation. With our firm by your side, you can rest assured that you’ll receive the best possible defense from someone who sees you as more than your criminal charge.  

There’s no substitute for personalized service from a dedicated, energetic, and meticulous defense lawyer who consistently gets the best results. If you or someone you know is in trouble in Texas, contact Chris Perri at (512) 269-0260 for a free consultation today. 


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