Howard Benjamin Blackmon
Over 35 years criminal law practice:Dallas County District Attorney’s OfficeAssistant District Attorney
Prosecutor for 21 years. Steadily rose through the ranks to become an administrative chief felony prosecutor and member of executive staff of District Attorney Bill Hill. Had supervisory responsibilities for fifty prosecutors, investigators and staff assigned to child abuse and domestic violence units. Further duties included capital murder and complex case litigation. Lead or selected juries in over 200 felony jury trials, 65 of which were homicide trials, including 11 death penalty prosecutions.Eastern District of TexasFederal Prosecutor
Responsible for prosecuting federal healthcare fraud cases with emphasis on schemes to defraud Medicare, The Texas Medicaid program and private healthcare benefit programs. Duties included advising and directing federal/state agents during investigations, preparing cases for grand jury presentation and trying cases before a judge/jury. Jointly developed with agents, innovative investigative techniques for use in healthcare fraud investigations. Recipient of Inspector General’s Integrity Award from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for effective fraud prosecutions. Citation from FBI-Dallas Division for outstanding prosecutorial assistance in healthcare fraud investigations.Law Office Of Howard BlackmonCriminal Defense Attorney
Provides vigorous legal representation throughout Texas for misdemeanor/felony cases in state and federal court. Obtain dismissals, negotiate pleas, handles probation revocations, try cases before judge/jury. Thoroughly investigates cases on behalf of clients and consults with clients throughout representation. Well known by judges, prosecutors, fellow defense attorneys and law enforcement throughout Texas.
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
B.A. in History, University of Richmond, Va.
Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Awarded as Top Ranking Student in Major
State Bar of Texas
Northern District of Texas
Eastern District of Texas
Western District of Texas
State Bar of Texas
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association