Statement of Qualifications from Tyrone Moncriffe

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Position Seeking: Board Member

Tyrone C. Moncriffe is Board Certified in Criminal Law.  He is certified first chair in Death Penalty cases in Harris County, Texas.  Tyrone is Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  He is a faculty member of the Criminal Law Institute.  He graduated from Texas Southern University Magna Cum Laude and Thurgood Marshall School of Law in 1982.

He has been in private practice since 1983 where he handles criminal cases.

He is an active faculty member of the Trial Advocacy Institute where he assists with training members in various trial tactics such as Voir Dire, direct/cross examination and the psychology of stories as they relate to trials.

He is an active member of many professional associations and a past Director of TCDLA and the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association.  

Mr. Moncriffe devotes a great deal of his time speaking to young lawyers in an effort to help them develop better trial skills.  He has spoken and been a faculty member for the last 10 years at the Criminal Law Institute in Huntsville, Texas given by Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Associates.  He has spoken and been a faculty member at the Criminal Law Institute in Plano, Texas for the last 8 years.  He has spoken on storytelling in Kansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Wisconsin and Massachusetts in an effort to assist lawyers with trial skills.

Mr. Moncriffe has a radio show (Moncriffe Files) in Baytown, Texas KWWJ 1360, where he speaks and explains legal issues to keep the community abreast of their basic rights as American citizens.

As a member of the board Mr. Moncriffe has participate in the diversity committee, has made attempts to setup board seminars  in Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston, Texas.  He was a main speaking at the NACDL & NCDD’s 17th Annual seminar in Las Vegas 2013.   Mr. Moncriffe was one of five board members chosen as a trainer in Liberia, Africa as a representative of NACDL. In spite of his extremely difficult trial and speaking schedule, Mr. Moncriffe is constantly recruiting membership for the NACDL.

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