Reynaldo M. Merino, Attorney at Law
Since 1999, Rey Merino has been recognized as a Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Less than 2% of Texas Lawyers have this certification. Such recognition is only achieved by a lawyer who can demonstrate extensive EXPERIENCE and detailed KNOWLEDGE in the area of Criminal Law.
As a criminal law expert, Rey Merino often provides consultation to other lawyers on criminal law matters and regularly receives client referrals from other attorneys.
As a former Felony Drug Court Prosecutor, Rey Merino has extensive experience and knowledge in how the investigators and prosecutors conduct business, and now as a defense attorney, he often puts this experience and knowledge to work for his clients benefit.
Mr. Merino is a faithful member and leader in the Criminal Law Section of the Hidalgo County Bar Association where he regularly organizes Continuing Legal Education conferences for local attorneys. Mr. Merino is also an occasional speaker at said conferences, having taught on subjects such as Jury Selection, Motions to Suppress Evidence, Expunctions, License Suspension Hearings and DWIs, to name a few.
Mr. Merino served for several years on the Board of Directors of the state-wide Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and was elected as the President of the Hidalgo County Bar Association for the 2013-2014 term.