Amber Vazquez

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Austin, Texas

Vazquez Law Firm PLLC
Amber Vazquez
Vazquez Law Firm PLLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI, White Collar Crimes; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2003

Education: The University of Texas School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

Vazquez Law Firm PLLC

608 W. 12th St.
Austin, TX 78701 Visit website


Amber Vazquez is a criminal defense attorney who runs the Vazquez Law Firm PLLC in Austin, Texas. She is board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in criminal law, and the cases she handles on a daily basis range from DUI, drug possession and burglary to sexual assault and murder. Representing clients in Austin and throughout the state of Texas, she helps them with all areas of criminal law, including federal and violent crimes.

Ms. Vazquez decided to pursue a career in law after receiving her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin. She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 2001, and she has been licensed to practice law in all federal districts in Texas since 2003. She is also allowed to appear before the Supreme Court of the United States.

Recognized by various organizations for her contributions to the legal community, Ms. Vazquez has been bestowed with many honors. She has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Austin City Council, and the Criminal Justice Award from the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association. She is also listed among the Top 20 Winning Women in Texas by the Texas Lawyer magazine, and she has a “Superb” rating on Avvo, together with plenty of positive reviews and endorsements.

Having achieved several successful verdicts throughout her legal career, Ms. Vazquez is appreciated by her clients and peers alike for her commitment to each case, which shows in her courtroom presence and aggressive litigation tactics. As a fierce yet compassionate advocate, she has helped many clients get back their freedom by entirely dismissing and reducing charges, even for those who were accused of serious felonies.

Actively practicing law for the past 18 years, Ms. Vazquez is a part of the following legal organizations:

  • The Austin City Council – Police Accountability Committee and the Judicial Committee
  • The Austin Bar Association
  • The Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The Hispanic Bar Association of Austin
  • The American Bar Association

Her spare time is spent volunteering to serve her local community. She is the presiding director of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a board member of the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Foundation.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense: White Collar

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, White Collar Crime

  • 80% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Criminal Defense: White Collar

First Admitted: 2001

Professional Webpage:

  • Distinguished Service Award, Austin City Council, 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys in Texas, 2014-present
  • Top 100 Trial Attorneys, 2013-present
  • Award for overall outstanding advocacy in criminal justice in Travis County., Criminal Justice Award, Travis County Women's Bar Association, 2013
  • Mrs. Bode was selected from a field of over 150 nominations as one of the best female lawyers in the state., Winning Women, Texas Lawyer, 2014
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Austin Bar Leadership Academy, 2014, 2015
  • Leadership Austin- Essential Class Graduate, 2012
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Police Accountability Committee, Austin City Council
  • Judicial Committee, Austin City Council
  • Austin Bar Association, Criminal Section, Chair, 2009-2011
  • Board of Directors Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2006
  • Presiding Director-Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2015
  • Texas Minority Council Program- CLE Speaker, 2011
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2003
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, 2007
  • American Bar Association, 2003
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board of Directors- Truth Be Told, 2009
  • Travis County Women’s Lawyers Foundation Board, Member
  • Greenlights 501 Committee, 2014
  • Board President- Truth Be Told, 2009 - 2012
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney, 2016

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“The best, seasoned Defense Lawyer in Austin, Texas. The Queen of Acquittals.”

“Amber is a go-getter! She is amazing in so many ways and comes across as an absolute professional. I would hire her in a second, assuming I could afford her... should I ever need a defense attorney. She also fights incredibly hard for her indigent clients too... this proves to me she is a great person.”

Office location for Amber Vazquez

608 W. 12th St.
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-982-1075


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

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