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Craig E. Ferrell, Jr. | Of Counsel

Craig Ferrell joined the law firm of Daniels & Tredennick after retiring from 34 years of exemplary service to the Houston Police Department. Craig began his career as a patrol officer in 1977. While attending law school at the University of Houston, Craig quickly moved up the departmental ranks, becoming a Detective in 1983 and obtaining the rank of Sergeant in 1986.

After graduating from the University of Houston Law Center in 1987, Craig continued his work for the Houston Police Department and was soon promoted to the office of Deputy Director and served as General Counsel for the Houston Police Department for 19 years.

During this time period, Craig gained valuable experience as a manager and trial lawyer. He was the First Chair litigator with responsibility for an average caseload of over 100 cases in County, District, and Federal Courts. His cases involved civil rights, auto accidents, premises liability, and other general tort litigation.

In 2005, Craig became General Counsel for the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCC), a professional association of Police Chiefs and Sheriffs, representing the largest cities in the United States and Canada. As MCC’s General Counsel, Craig served over 76.5 million people with a sworn workforce of over 177,000 officers.

Craig spent many years teaching police officers and law enforcement executives, both in Houston and throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has been an invited guest lecturer for the U.S. Department of State’s International Law Enforcement Academy and has addressed numerous State Bar and Law Enforcement seminars.

Craig has served as an Adjunct Criminal Justice Professor for Sam Houston State University and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Government for Houston Community College.


  • FBI National Law Institute Graduate, United States Department of Justice, 1999
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1987
  • B.S., University of Houston, 1982

Bar Admissions

  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas


  • Craig also has the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (TCLEOSE) Instructor License and Master, Advanced, Intermediate, and Basic Police Officer Certifications.

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