John Paul Cedillo


  • Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law (Houston, Texas), Juris Doctor, 2013
  • University of Texas (Austin, Texas), Bachelor of Arts, 2010


  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, 2015
  • State Bar of Texas, 2014


  • Texas Bar College
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association (TCDLA)
  • Fort Bend Co. Criminal Defense Attorney's Association
  • Wharton County Bar Association (WCBA)
  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA)
  • Menil Contemporaries, Member and Sponsor

Honors / Awards

  • Texas Bar College (Admitted June 2022)
  • Best Advocate Award - TMSL Advocacy Program (2012, 2013)
  • Baylor Law Top Gun Mock Trial Tournament  Competitor (Summer 2013)
  • Regional Champion - National Trial Competition (TYLA) (2013)
  • Lewis F. Powell Medal for Excellence in Advocacy (American College of Trial Lawyers) (2013)
  • Dean's List Academic Honors (2012, 2013)
  • 3rd Place Team - William Daniel Nat'l Criminal Mock Trial Competition (2013)
  • Champion - H.D. Williams Mock Trial Tournament (Galow-Sullivan Cup) (2013)
  • 2nd Best Advocate, 3rd Place Team - South Texas Mock Trial Challenge (2013)
  • Best Brief - Board of Advocates Moot Court Competition (2012)
  • Regional Semifinalist - National Trial Competition (TYLA) (2012)
  • Am. Jur. Award / CALI Excellence for the Future Award (Evidence) (2012)
  • 2nd Place - William Daniel Nat'l Criminal Mock Trial Competition; (2012)
  • 2nd Place - H.D. Williams Mock Trial Tournament (Galow-Sullivan Cup); (2012)

Judicial Clerkship

  • Honorable J. David Phillips (Ret.), Travis County Court at Law Number One

Why us?

When looking for legal representation, you need someone with experience, integrity, and dependability.

The Cedillo Law Firm's attorneys and staff make it our mission to represent our clients with these very values.