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What makes Mary different from the rest?

With criminal defense experience since 1985, Mary Conn is THE attorney when it comes to successfully defending federal fraud cases. You need an experienced fraud lawyer with a proven history of getting results.

If you have been arrested on suspicion of a white collar crime, do not hesitate to contact an experienced white collar crime defense lawyer in Houston.

Our Credentials

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
Award of Outstanding Service as President

AVVO Rating
Top Attorney Criminal Defense

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Presidential Award for Outstanding Service in CLE

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Presidential Awards 1992-1993, 1994-1995

Martindale Hubbell Lawyer Ratings

Awarded in 2018


What is Federal Fraud?

The term “fraud” can refer to a number of different offenses, many falling within the general white-collar crime definition. Most fraud offenses will be classified as financial and monetary offenses, such as money laundering or securities offenses. While many fraud crimes are federal offenses that are investigated by federal agencies, Texas also has a section of the Penal Code associated with fraud offenses. In Houston, fraud includes the following:


Fraud is also a major type of federal crime. Common federal fraud offenses (often labeled as white collar crimes) include the following:

  • Insider trading
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Computer fraud
  • Forgery
  • Bank fraud

Fraud defense requires a thorough knowledge of white collar crime and criminal defense, both in the state and federal court systems. Mary E. Conn is licensed to practice before federal courts and has a thorough understanding of the federal court system.

Our Process to Protect Your Freedom, Your Reputation, and Your Future

  • Our attorneys have years of experience in defense of domestic violence charges and employ defense strategies that will often result in the best possible outcome for your freedom and future options.
  • We understand the nuances of Texas state criminal law and will plan the best strategy available considering the circumstances of the alleged crime.
  • We are often able to prevent prosecutors from filing charges at all; in other situations, we will work to have your case dismissed or the charges reduced.
  • If necessary, we will take your case to trial to fight for a full acquittal on all charges. We are seasoned trial lawyers who will never sell you out or push you into a plea bargain simply to avoid going to court.
  • If the prosecutor’s case is less than air-tight, a strong defense can create a reasonable doubt of your innocence in the minds of the jurors that could result in a “not guilty” verdict.
  • The sooner we start advocating for you, the better the odds that you will beat the charges or obtain a less severe penalty.
  • At Mary E. Conn & Associates, we like to, and do, get these cases dismissed as soon as possible so that you can get on with your life.


Our Mission

We believe in the Constitution, the rights of the people to be protected against the government. We believe every client is an individual with specific interests, specific needs, and a specific best resolution. We believe in the client’s right to be informed, my duty to the client, the highest ethical standards, and the best practice.


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