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Amber Vazquez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Austin, TX

Vazquez Law Firm PLLC
608 W. 12th St.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-200-7000
Fax: 512-480-0760
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Texas Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

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
  • 100%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

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


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Amber Vazquez

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
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Office Location for Amber Vazquez

608 W. 12th St.
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-200-7000

Fax: 512-480-0760

Last Updated: 5/19/2022

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