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About Neil C. McCabe

Mr. McCabe attended the University of Texas at Austin on track and academic scholarships, graduating with honors in 1972 and obtaining a secondary school teaching certificate in 1973.  He then spent 8 years teaching junior high and high school students.

Mr. McCabe received a Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law in 1982.  He worked his way through law school as a high school teacher.  He also interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Houston and clerked for a famed trial lawyer, the late Clyde Woody.  During law school Mr. McCabe’s many honors included the George T. Barrow Award for the Student Most Likely to Become an Outstanding Attorney and several moot court titles, including Best Speaker, at the following tournaments: the Texas Young Lawyers Association state competition, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York regional, the American Bar Association regional, and the J. Braxton Craven national competition, awarded by Associate Justice John Paul Stevens of the United States Supreme Court.  After law school, Mr. McCabe served a one-year term as a briefing attorney for Judge Sam Houston Clinton at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, before beginning his nearly 20-year career as a full-time law professor at South Texas College of Law.

Having written a dozen law review articles and numerous op-ed and bar journal pieces, Mr. McCabe also has published two books. They are: State Constitutional Criminal Procedure: Cases and Materials (with Catherine Greene Burnett) and Comparative Federalism in the Devolution Era. He was given the Vinson Elkins Award for outstanding law teaching, and he won several awards from the Texas State Bar Appellate Section in writing competitions. He has appeared as a legal expert on many television and radio broadcasts, in the print media, and on worldwide webcasts.

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Mediation
  • Civil Trial and Personal Injury
  • Appeals



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The McCabe Law Firm
3311 Richmond Ave. Suite 350,
Houston, TX 77098