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Attorney Profile Rey Morin

Rey Morin

Reynaldo P. Morin (Rey) has been practicing law since 1994. In April 2000, Mr. Morin began working for the Department of Justice, as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) with the Eastern District of Texas. As an AUSA, Mr. Morin prosecuted complex and sophisticated cases that involved drug offenses, immigration cases, and violent crimes like bank robberies, firearms violations, and gang cases. He also prosecuted white collar crimes like bank, wire, and mail fraud.

While working for the Department of Justice, Mr. Morin received training that dealt with forensics in criminal matters, organized crime violations, how to conduct financial investigations, violent crime investigations, and how to work with cooperators and confidential informants. Mr. Morin was also trained on evidence for criminal litigators, courtroom presentation and evidence management. Mr. Morin was also trained on how to investigate and prosecute immigration cases, white collar cases and cyber crime cases. Mr. Morin has extensive training on how to investigate and prosecute all types of narcotic cases.

As an AUSA, Mr. Morin traveled to Mexico City to train Mexican federal prosecutors how to prosecute criminal cases in anticipation of Mexico’s conversion to a legal system similar to the American system. Mr. Morin also trained Mexican law enforcement officers on proper collection of evidence and chain of custody to preserve crime scene evidence.

Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Morin worked as an Assistant District Attorney (ADA) for the 81st. Judicial District Attorney’s Office from May 1994 to April 2000. As an ADA he prosecuted murders, drug offenses, aggravated assaults, driving while intoxicated, burglaries, robberies cases and numerous other violations of the Texas Penal Code.

While working as an ADA he attended the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association annual conference where he obtained valuable training regarding criminal law, to include trial practice, criminal forfeiture and criminal law updates. This training and experience allows Mr. Morin to efficiently and effectively represent your interest when you are facing criminal charges.

Education

  • Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    J.D. – May, 1993
  • St. Mary’s University
    B.A. cum laude – May, 1990
    Major: History

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Exceptional Service Award — The National Association of Former United States Attorneys, 2012
  • Chief of Police Commendation — Houston Police Dept, 2005
  • Inspector General Integrity Award — Department of Health and Human Services, 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, 1994 – Present
  • Texas District and County Association, 1994 – 2000
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2012 – Present
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014 – Present
  • Texas Bar College, 2016 to Present