Christopher L. Tritico graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. After leaving Sam Houston, Mr. Tritico went on to earn his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree at South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas in 1988. While he attended law school, Mr. Tritico did investigative work for Richard “Racehorse” Haynes, a renowned Houston criminal defense lawyer. Leaving his associate position at Mr. Haynes’ firm in 1994, Mr. Tritico went on to found his own firm, Essmyer, Tritico & Rainey, L.L.P. Since Mr. Tritico began practicing law, he has represented such notable clients as athletes Moses Malone, Gary Sheffield, and Julio Lugo, Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, the Houston Federation of Teachers, and the Employee Federation of North Harris Montgomery Community College District. Mr. Tritico’s notable representative cases include Sarsfield v. State (1991), Reynolds v. State (1993), and Goodie v. Houston Independent School District (2001).
Mr. Tritico has expanded his influence in the field of law beyond the courtroom by publishing several written works, including: “Teacher Contracts and the Hearing Process: The Road to Victory” (1997), “A Practical Guide to Policing Student on Student Sexual Harassments” (2000), “Real Culprit in Yates Case is the System” (2002), and “Investigative Techniques Every Lawyer Should Know.” Additionally, Mr. Tritico has appeared on Good Morning America, World News Tonight, Night Line, CBS Evening News, Meet the Press, Dateline NBC, 20/20, CNN, Fox News Channel and Court TV. Finally, Mr. Tritico is the legal analyst for FOX 26, KRIV in Houston, and the legal analyst and host of The Chris Tritico Show on News Radio 740 KTRH. His many accomplishments in the field of law are evidenced by his “Houston’s Top Lawyer for the People” title awarded by H Texas Magazine for the years 2005-2006.