Edward is a life-long resident of Longview, Texas. He attended Longview High School where he was an active member of the Longview Lobo football team. Once completing high school Mr. Choy attended The University of Texas at Austin and then went on to receive his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. After graduating he began his career in 2008 as the Misdemeanor Prosecutor in Upshur County under the direction of District Attorney, Billy Byrd. Mr. Byrd was instrumental in Edward’s time with the Upshur County District Attorney’s office, educating Edward and providing him early opportunities to gain valuable courtroom experience; all while molding Edward to become an aggressive trial attorney. Within nine months of starting his career, Edward was promoted to First Assistant District Attorney position in Upshur County. During his time in Upshur County Edward gained valuable trial experience trying every type of criminal cases including DWIs, Arson, Drug Possession, Sexual Assault, Assault , Robbery, Theft, and Murders.
After becoming an experienced trial lawyer, Edward opened his own practice in 2012 with his sister, Lana Choy. Specializing in criminal law, Edward has represented thousands of clients. In 2016 colleague, John Hyatt, along with Mr. Choy, tried and received a not guilty verdict on a capital murder in Harrison County where his client was facing a possible life without parole. Along with a not guilty on a capital murder, Edward also obtained a dismissal on a separate murder charge the following month. In 2016 Mr. Choy tried three separate murder cases. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Choy understands the investigative techniques and trial tactics the government will employ to obtain a conviction.
As a defense attorney, Mr. Choy has successfully represented clients in and outside of the courtroom.
As a partner of Choy & Choy PLLC, Edward Choy offers his clients strategic legal advice and aggressive representation based on experience, training, and education. Mr. Choy believes that each person who enters the justice system deserves the best possible representation. A compassionate and success-driven advocate, he is relentless in his pursuit of justice on behalf of his clients.
· Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas
J.D. – 2007
· University of Texas, Austin, Texas
B.A. – 2004
State of Texas, 2008
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Gregg County Bar Association