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Karla J. Aghedo

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As a former state prosecutor, Karla brings her trial experience to bear in strategizing from the government's point of view to defend individuals and companies. Focusing on how the case would be presented to a jury from the earliest stages of an investigation, Karla dives into the facts with an eye for how each fits into the larger picture.

In her role as an Assistant District Attorney with the Anderson County District Attorney's office in East Texas, Karla handled felony and misdemeanor cases, from presenting to grand jury to serving as lead counsel for jury trial, in addition to managing the civil asset forfeiture docket.


Before starting The Aghedo Firm PLLC, Karla spent a decade practicing white collar criminal defense with the global law firm of Hogan Lovells in their Washington, DC and Houston offices.

During law school, Karla won the Bracewell Best Oralist Award for her first-year oral argument and participated in the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition for three years, securing a team Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship and First Runner-up for the National Best Advocate individual award.


Specializing in White Collar Criminal Defense

The Aghedo Firm PLLC specializes in white collar criminal defense and general criminal defense in matters pending in federal and state courts.  Karla is licensed to practice in the state courts of Texas and Washington, DC.  She is also admitted to practice in federal courts across the nation, including:

Supreme Court of the United States

Fifth Circuit 

Fourth Circuit

DC Circuit

Southern District of Texas

Northern District of Texas

Eastern District of Texas

District Court for the District of Columbia

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