Hughes Arrell Kinchen LLP is the only firm in Houston with two former federal prosecutors who practiced in both the criminal section and the affirmative civil section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office. As a consequence, the firm is uniquely positioned to respond to what the Department of Justice terms "parallel proceedings", where a client business or individual may face the uncertainty of either or both criminal charges and civil enforcement actions. The firm handles all phases of what are commonly described as “white collar,” that is, those alleged violations or criminal offenses involving financial transactions or the electoral and political processes, including alleged bribery and embezzlement.

We are equipped to represent a client from the moment the first rumor that an investigation is underway surfaces, to the receipt of an initial grand jury subpoena or execution of a search warrant, through grand jury, pre-trial discovery, and hearing processes, trial, appeal, and post-conviction writs in state and federal court. We also represent victims of corporate fraud, including business entities, in seeking both restitution and justice. Our attorneys have experience handling health care, bankruptcy, mortgage, banking, and securities fraud, as well as money laundering, RICO, and asset forfeiture. As an Assistant U.S. Attorney, Mr. Wynne tried four federal RICO jury cases.

We also have unmatched experience representing Mexican clients in "white collar" politically-sensitive cases. Where possible, we seek to prevent criminal charges from being brought against our clients. But when necessary, we provide a "no holds barred" defense before the jury and are committed to winning.

White Collar Criminal Defense

  • Public Corruption and Campaign Finance
  • Health Care Fraud
  • Money Laundering and Asset Forfeiture
  • Corporate Victim Advocacy