After beginning a successful career as a criminal defense attorney, Ira Chenkin founded Chenkin Law Firm, P.C. in 1983. Since then, he’s worked tirelessly to help Texans protect their rights, maintain their freedoms and find justice.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Chenkin Law Firm provides its clients with personalized service. Ira Chenkin works independently with each client and his number one priority will always be getting the best possible results. Chenkin Law Firm provides you with the most experienced and effective legal representation available.

Ira Chenkin and his staff are committed to upholding a high standard of excellence, and we would be happy to discuss how Chenkin Law Firm can help you and your family with a free, initial case evaluation.

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At Chenkin Law Firm, we give every case, from big to small, the attention it deserves. Our three-pronged process is simple but has been proven effective time and time again: Evaluate, Investigate, Pursue.

Evaluating Your Case
We start by listening to your story, asking the right questions and evaluating your claim. And after hearing your side, we’ll provide you with a concrete plan to approach your individual case. This initial consultation will cost you nothing is free from any obligation.

Investigating Your Case
If you choose Chenkin Law Firm as your representation, we’ll immediately begin a thorough investigation of your case. We’ll interview witnesses, examine physical evidence and follow every possible avenue on your behalf. This step is extremely important, and based on our findings, many of our clients have been surprised to learn that they were not at fault for their accident.

Pursuing Your Case
Once we’ve determined fault, we’ll craft a legal strategy for pursuing compensation and protecting your interests. That can mean anything from negotiating with the insurance company for a more favorable settlement to filing a lawsuit. But no matter the course of action we decide on, you’ll have our years of experience on your side.


Owner, Founder

Ira Chenkin was born in Brooklyn, New York in March 1952. After graduating cum laude from the University of Buffalo in 1973 and earning his law degree from South Texas School of Law in 1977.

Ira quickly began a successful career as a criminal defense lawyer under the guidance of Jim Tatum. Five years later, he founded Chenkin Law Firm in 1983. Today, Ira Chenkin is highly regarded as a state and federal trial lawyer.


South Texas College of Law, 1977
J.D., with Honors

Notre Dame University, 1976

Imperial College of London, 1976

State University of New York at Buffalo, 1973
B.A., Cum Laude

Professional Associations & Awards

  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Lawyers
  • Houstonia Top Lawyers, 2015
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Institute of Personal Injury Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyer Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Association
  • Sports Lawyer Association
  • Harris County Criminal Association
  • State Bar College

Our Team

Ira Chenkin: Managing Partner | ira@chenkinlaw.com

Kirby Chenkin: Business Manager | kirby@chenkinlaw.com

Briana Chenkin: Marketing Director | briana@chenkinlaw.com

Joshua Belland: Digital Marketing Strategist | josh@chenkinlaw.com

Seth Anderson: Financial Directer | seth@chenkinlaw.com

Robert Turner: Director of Operations | robert@chenkinlaw.com

Cooper Uthe: Legal Assistant | info@chenkinlaw.com 

Of Counsel 

Andrew Drapkin: Personal Injury Attorney

Carlos & Laura Hughes: Personal Injury

Chau Do: Personal Injury

Gerardo Pereira: Personal Injury

Michael Burg: Business Litigation Attorney

Alan Garcia: Immigration & Criminal Defense

Michael Stoll: Traffic and Criminal Defense

Lonnie Chenkin: CLC Enterprises

Principle Office

Williams Kherkher Building
8441 Gulf Freeway, Suite 600
Houston, Texas 77017

Austin Office

1818 South Lakeshore BLVD
Austin, Texas 78741