Carmen Roe is KHOU 11's legal analyst and serves as our expert on a variety of issues including criminal and civil law and the court systems.
She has also appeared on national programs including MSNBC, CNN, and CourtTV.
A criminal defense attorney in Downtown Houston, Carmen is a graduate of the University of Houston and St. Mary’s Law School. She has been recognized as one of the top-rated lawyers in Texas and America.
Carmen is an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center and has served on a variety of legal boards and committees. She is a frequent speaker on numerous criminal law topics. In 2019, she became a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum.
Having been selected by Best Lawyers in America (2021-22), she has also been recognized by Texas Super Lawyers (2016-21) and as a Texas Rising Star (2014-16).
In 2022, her firm was named one of the Best Law Firms in America.
Carmen is Board Certified in Criminal Appeals by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA).
She is a past president of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA). In 2018, she was elected the Board of Directors for the State Bar of Texas and was named a Texas Bar Fellow in 2015.