Chuck Lanehart has long been known in Texas as a winning trial lawyer. He is board certified in the field of Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and concentrates his practice primarily in criminal trial and appellate work in state and federal courts throughout Texas.
Having earned a reputation as a lawyer who gets things done, Chuck assists clients of all walks of life in small cases and large cases. Sometimes, Chuck will work on a case for free, if the client is worthy and the cause is just. He has helped hundreds of college-age kids who’ve had minor run-ins with the law, and he has been involved in multiple complicated white-collar criminal trials in federal court. He has handled more than 200 homicide cases.
Chuck received his undergraduate and legal education at Texas Tech University, and was licensed to practice law in 1977.
Chuck Lanehart was the founding editor of the Lubbock Law Notes, published by the Lubbock Area Bar Association. He served as director of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA). TCDLA awarded him the President’s Commendation for “Outstanding Service to the Citizen Accused,” and also honored him with the President’s Award for his service to the Association’s Strike Force.
He is a founding member and former president of the Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He enjoys mentoring younger attorneys, and is often called upon as a lecturer on a variety of subjects at legal seminars.
Chuck is also active in civic activities. He is past-president of the Lubbock Business Association, has served on the Board of Directors of LakeRidge Country Club, and is a former member of the City of Lubbock’s Zoning Board of Adjustment. He is also a former member of the Lubbock County Historical Commission. He coached Lubbock Girls Basketball teams for many years.
In 2008, Chuck was named among the City of Lubbock’s “200 Most Influential People” by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
When you have need for the best advocate in a serious criminal case, you should contact Chuck Lanehart.
Today, Chuck Lanehart negotiated a plea deal in a second-degree felony burglary of a habitation case that was scheduled for jury trial. The client was facing a possible 20-year prison sentence. Instead, the prosecutor accepted Chuck’s counter-offer for a one-year deferred probation on a misdemeanor criminal trespass plea. The client will be eligible for an…
Chuck Lanehart convinced the prosecutor in a small South Plains county to dismiss assault, domestic violence and terrorist threat charges against his client, a 61-year-old rancher. Chuck argued that the evidence was insufficient to sustain convictions, and the prosecutor did not want to proceed to trial.