SOURCE: John T. Floyd Law Firm

John T. Floyd Law Firm

November 30, 2009 15:43 ET

Houston Criminal Defense Attorney John Floyd Continues Initiative to Aid Individuals Targeted in Voluntary FBI Interview Program

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - November 30, 2009) - Houston Criminal Attorney John Floyd, was recently recognized for his pro bono representation of those contacted for voluntary interviews by the FBI. Mr. Floyd received the 2009 CAIR-TX, Houston Chapter, Award "In recognition of: His personal dedication and committed assistance in providing protection to our community from undue harassment from federal agencies." The award comes after years of pro bono representation to those targeted for "voluntary" interviews based solely upon their religious beliefs or country of origin.

"Since receiving the CAIR award, I have a greater appreciation for the larger impact that pro bono work can bring to a community and the positive effect such efforts have upon the public's image of lawyers in general.

"I have been asked many times why I have given so much time to this effort. My answer is simple: Because it is the right thing to do.

"Given the recent years of fear preached from the highest levels of government, the Muslim community is very vulnerable to false suspicion and unwarranted attack. I will do my modest part to help," said John Floyd.

Since receiving the CAIR award, Mr. Floyd has continued his pro bono effort by providing representation to members of the Islamic Center of Killeen who were interviewed by the FBI after the tragic shooting at Ft. Hood. "The leadership of the mosque is proud to assist in the investigation of the shootings at Ft. Hood. It was a terrible and senseless deed," Floyd said.

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About the John T. Floyd Firm:

Houston Criminal Attorney John Floyd has been rated as among the best and brightest attorneys practicing criminal law and has been recognized as one of Houston's Top Lawyers for the People (2008, 2009), Top Lawyers: Criminal Defense (2008, 2009) and has earned a "Superb" rating, scoring 10/10, from AVVO. He has appeared on national television and radio programs as an expert on criminal law related issues and has been quoted in newspapers and other news outlets throughout the country.

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