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Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C. A National Criminal Defense Firm

Guy Womack

As one of the nation's most respected attorneys, the name "Guy Womack" will come up in any serious discussion of military and federal law. Mr. Womack is widely regarded by his clients, peers and the news media as one of the best attorneys in the world.

Mr. Womack's case results are nothing short of stunning. Mr. Womack's courtroom strategies have made him one of the most respected and powerful defense attorneys in the nation in military , federal and state courts .

As a retired lieutenant colonel of Marines and former military judge and infantry officer, Mr. Womack has become perhaps the top military defense attorney in the nation. He has received numerous awards, commendations and medals from the military services.

When two army sergeants were accused of double homicide in the running over of two girls in South Korea, there was worldwide press attention and the expectation of a guilty verdict. At a jury trial by General Courts-Martial, Mr. Womack got a verdict of not guilty on all accounts. Riots broke out in South Korea upon announcement of the result.

Mr. Womack has handled defendants in the infamous Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal in Iraq. Not surprisingly, Mr. Womack has been featured repeatedly on virtually every major news media outlet.

At the federal level, Mr. Womack has earned a long string of case dismissals, acquittals and dramatically reduced penalties in drug crime trials. He also has a series of stunning case results in defending violent, drug and sexual charges in the state courts of Texas, Louisiana, Missouri, Alaska and Georgia.

Mr. Womack earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia and his J.D. from the Woodrow Wilson College of Law. He is a published author and has nearly 20 years teaching experiences in the military and at major universities.

Guy Womack has served as a defense counsel and as a prosecutor in federal practice since June 1980. In addition to appearing before federal and military courts across the country, Guy Womack has defended felonies in many state courts, and he can represent clients in every level of the Texas state court system.

Areas Of Practice

  • Military Criminal Defense
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • Texas State Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia, 1980
  • Texas, 1994
  • U.S District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S District Court Eastern District of Texas,
  • U.S District Court Western District of Texas,
  • U.S District Court Northern District of Georgia,
  • U.S District Court Southern District of Alabama,
  • U.S District Court Western District of Oklahoma,
  • U.S District Court Northern District of Indiana,
  • U.S District Court Northern District of Illinois,
  • U.S District Court Central District of Illinois,
  • U.S District Court Eastern District of Michigan,
  • U.S District Court Western District of Michigan,
  • U.S District Court District of Arizona,
  • U.S District Court District of Nevada,
  • U.S District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1989


Woodrow Wilson College of law, Atlanta, Georgia, 1980 J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 1977 B.A., Bachelor of Arts Major: Political Science

Published Work / Seminars Taught

  • Search & Seizure for the Military Officer, Marine Corps Gazette, December, 1992
  • Classes/Seminars Taught :
  • Expert Witness Testimony, FBI National In-service Training, Las Vegas, NV, 2003
  • Investigating Health Care Fraud, FBI Training Seminar, Colorado Springs, CO, 1996
  • Homicide Investigation, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, 1994
  • Homicide Investigation, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 1990
  • Homicide Investigation, Coastal Carolina Community College, 1990
  • Homicide Investigation, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Camp Lejeune, NC, 1988
  • Search & Seizure, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Norfolk, Virginia, 1988
  • Interrogation Techniques, Naval Criminal Investigation Service, Camp Lejeune, NC, 1989

Honors and Awards

  • One of Houston's Top White Collar Defense Lawyers by H Texas Magazine, 2015
  • U.S. Attorney General's Volunteer Service Award, 1996
  • U.S. Attorney General's Volunteer Service Award, 1995
  • U.S. Attorney General's Volunteer Service Award, 1994
  • Marine Corps/Navy Commendation Medal, 1990
  • Marine Corps/Navy Commendation Metal, 1987
  • Marine Corps/Navy Achievement Medal, 1984

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • U.S. Marine Corps, 1980 - Present Lieutenant Colonel (Retired)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1998 - Present Life Member
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1980 - Present Sustaining Member
  • American Inns of Court, Garland Walker Chapter, 1990 - Present Director
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Association, 1991 - Present Vice Chairman, Life Member
  • National Rifle Association, 1980 - Present Instructor, Life & Endowment Member
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 1997 - Present Member
  • Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1997 - Present Member
  • Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association, 1994 - Present Member
  • Professional Association of Diving Instructors, 1984 - Present Master SCUBA Diver Trainer, Instructor

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Department of Justice, Assistant United States Attorney, 1990 - 1997
  • United States Marine Corps Reserve, Infantry Officer, Judge Advocate, 1990 - 2001
  • United States Marine Corps, Infantry Officer, Judge Advocate, 1980 - 1990 Pro Bono Activities :
  • Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program, Pro Bono in Family Law, 1997 - Present
  • Disabled Veterans, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation, 1990 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • SCUBA Instructor, 1984 - Present
  • NRA Firearms Safety Instructor, 1995 - Present
  • Texas DPS - Certified Concealed Handgun License Inst., 1995 - Present

Birth Information

1953, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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