Michael Makris: Licensed Texas Lawyer

Licensed Texas Lawyer

Michael Makris has been a licensed Texas lawyer since 1995. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1991 from San Diego State University. He then received his Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law. While in law school, he worked as a paid intern at the Special Crimes Division of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. During his internship, Michael was given authorization by the state of Texas to appear before the courts as a third-year law student.

Immediately after being licensed as an attorney by the Supreme Court of Texas, Mr. Makris was sworn in as an Assistant District Attorney by former District Attorney Johnny Holmes, Jr. in 1995. He spent the following four years serving as a Harris County Prosecutor in the Felony and Misdemeanor Trial Bureaus, as well as the Family Criminal Law Division.

Michael now works at Makris Law Firm where he represents Texas citizens in private practice. Throughout his career, Michael has served as lead attorney in numerous contested matters, including jury trials, bench trials and Social Security Disability (SSD) and SSI hearings. He is a fluent speaker of Spanish and modern Greek.

Honors, Achievements and Memberships

  • Texas Probate Code Attorney Ad Litem Certification – 2007 to 2009
  • Member State Bar of Texas College of the Bar – 2008
  • Advanced Criminal Law Seminar – 2007
  • Member Williamson County Bar Association – 2006 to 2008
  • Member Austin Bar Association – 2006
  • Licensed by the U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit – 2000
  • Justice Information Management System of Harris County Course – 1998
  • Texas Department of Public Safety DWI Prosecution Course – 1998
  • Texas District and County Attorney’s Association Prosecutor Trial Skills Seminar – 1996
  • Licensed by the Texas Supreme Court – 1995
  • Order of the Lytae – 1994
  • South Texas College of Law Dean’s List – 1993, 1994

Professional Employment

  • Private Law Practice – 2000 to Present
  • Harris County District Attorney’s Office – 1994 to 2000
  • Assistant District Attorney:
    • Felony Trial Division – Prosecutor
    • Family Criminal Law Division – Prosecutor
    • Misdemeanor Trial Division – Chief Prosecutor
    • Intern – Special Crimes Asset Forfeiture Division


Formal Education

  • South Texas College of Law – Juris Doctorate Degree
  • San Diego State University – Bachelor of Science in Finance and Business Administration
  • St. John’s Preparatory School