How Can I Help You Move Forward?

My clients tell me they see me as a strategic partner who shares their vision of success and helps them achieve that vision – even beyond what they thought possible. To that end, I leverage not only my legal acumen, but also my long business experience and business coaching expertise to help businesses, from start-ups to multi-million dollar corporations, navigate the legal mazes they face. I provide customized solutions, working closely with my clients to understand their goals and formulate effective strategies. I’m also known for my relentless fighting spirit in litigation when business conflicts arise. Ultimately, my clients’ success is the only measure of my success as their attorney.


Deborah Crain is a shareholder and Certified Business Coach in Lugenbuhl’s Houston office. She began practicing law in Louisiana at a private practice, representing individuals and entities in business matters, tax disputes, road defect claims and insurance defense cases. Having relocated to Texas in 2009, Deborah concentrates on business-related matters, including setting up new businesses, business litigation, and both commercial and residential construction issues.

Outside the office

Outside of her law practice, Deborah is passionate about serving the deaf community and volunteers weekly at the Triumph Church in Fort Bend County as a sign language interpreter. She has also worked with the Harris County District Attorney’s office to implement remote video interpreting, so every deaf person has access to a sign language interpreter when communicating with Houston police.

She’s also happy to contribute her time and resources supporting the local Fort Bend County schools, including currently serving as corporate counsel for the Fort Bend ISD Education Foundation, an integral community partner in supporting our schools. Whether as a financial supporter or speaker at a school about being an attorney, Deborahs believe it is imperative for the next generation to have the resources and information they need to make good choices regarding their future. Originally from New Orleans and a former Baton Rouge resident, she is a lifelong LSU Tiger fan.


  • LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center, J.D., 2002
  • Business Made Simple University, 2021

    Certified Business Coach

  • University of New Orleans, B.S., 1999


Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • Texas

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Courts Southern District Texas
  • U.S. Tax Court

Professional Affiliations

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Texas State Bar Association
  • Business and Networking International (BNI Triumph), President
  • Business Made Simple, Certified Coach

Community Affiliations

  • Triumph Church, volunteer, sign language interpreter
  • Fort Bend ISD Education Foundation, corporate counsel

  • Featured in the State Bar of Texas Journal (2015)
  • Fort Bend Star “Best Attorney in Fort Bend County” (three years)

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