Karla Aghedo

A Seasoned Criminal Trial Lawyer

Karla J. Aghedo
A Seasoned Criminal Trial Lawyer

Drawing from her background as a former state prosecutor, Karla Aghedo brings a unique perspective to her role as a criminal trial lawyer. Having served as an Assistant District Attorney with the Anderson County District Attorney’s office in East Texas, Karla has hands-on experience handling a wide range of felony and misdemeanor cases. In that role as an ADA,  Karla’s responsibilities ranged from presenting cases to the grand jury to serving as lead counsel during jury trials. Additionally, she adeptly managed the civil asset forfeiture docket, showcasing her comprehensive understanding of the legal landscape

Strategizing with Insight from Both Sides

Karla’s time as a state prosecutor equips her with valuable insights into the government’s approach. This unique perspective allows her to strategically plan defenses for individuals and companies by anticipating how a case might be presented to a jury. From the early stages of an investigation, Karla delves into the facts, meticulously assessing how each piece fits into the broader narrative.

A Decade of White Collar Criminal Defense

Before establishing The Aghedo Firm PLLC, Karla spent a decade honing her skills in white collar criminal defense. Her tenure with the global law firm of Hogan Lovells US LLP, spanning their Washington, DC, and Houston offices, reflects her commitment to excellence in the legal field.

Recognized Advocacy Skills

Karla’s dedication to excellence was evident even during her law school years where she was awarded the Bracewell Best Oralist Award for her exceptional first-year oral argument. Her prowess extended to the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition, where she helped secure a team Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship and earned the distinction of First Runner-up for the National Best Advocate individual award.

Karla Aghedo’s journey reflects not only her commitment to legal excellence but also her unwavering dedication to the intricacies of criminal law, making her a formidable advocate for her clients.

A Heartfelt Message From Karla Aghedo

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Dear Friends and Clients,


In the intricate world of healthcare, where integrity, creativity, and unwavering client focus matter most, I stand as your dedicated advocate. The healthcare industry operates in a realm of ever-evolving regulations, presenting challenges akin to navigating a field of potential landmines. Federal and state agencies intensify their investigative efforts, wielding increased capacity and resources. In these moments, when the regulators come knocking, you need more than just legal representation – you need a true advocate by your side.


My commitment extends to developing innovative solutions tailored to the challenges faced by clients embroiled in complex criminal investigations, litigation, and trial. I specialize in providing counsel on criminal and civil investigations, with a distinct focus on cases prompted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and other federal and state law enforcement agencies.


With a deep-seated dedication to representing healthcare providers, my journey spans over a decade, working closely with individual physicians, pharmacists, nurses, social workers, and healthcare companies. I hold admission to practice in multiple federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States, the Fifth Circuit, the Fourth Circuit, the DC Circuit, and the Eastern District of Texas.

Beyond criminal and civil litigation, I extend my services to advising healthcare clients on matters pending before professional licensure boards, addressing employment-related issues, and guiding businesses through the intricate startup process.

In every endeavor, I am driven by the values of integrity, creativity, and an unswerving focus on your needs. I am here to navigate the complexities, providing not just legal counsel but a genuine partnership through every challenge you face.


Thank you for entrusting me with your concerns. Together, let’s chart a course towards resolution and success.

Warm regards,


Karla J. Aghedo

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