Amber Vazquez

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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 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
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    Certified in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Amber Vazquez is a criminal defense attorney at the Vazquez Law Firm. She represents clients in Austin, Texas, and throughout the state when they have been accused of committing a crime. Her experience extends to cases of theft, driving while intoxicated, drug possession, family violence, assault, aggravated assault, attempted capital murder, murder, burglary of a habitation and sexual assault of a child.

    As one of the most sought-after criminal defense lawyers in the state, Ms. Vazquez regularly appears on media programs for CNN, Fox News, KEYE and KXAN. For almost a decade, she has been included in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 and the Austin City Council awarded her the Distinguished Service Award in 2018. A former presiding director of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, she also served on the Austin City Council’s Judicial Committee and as a member of the Travis County Women Lawyers Foundation Board.

    In 1997, Ms. Vazquez earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. She then attended the Sturm College of Law of University of Denver and in 2001, she graduated with her Juris Doctor. After law school, she worked with the Office of the Attorney General of Texas.

    Admitted to practice in the state of Texas, Ms. Vazquez is a member of the Hispanic Bar Association of Austin, the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. In 2013 she was given the Criminal Justice Award by the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association, and she volunteers in her community as the board president of Truth Be Told and on the committee of Greenlights 501.

    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


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    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021

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    About Amber Vazquez

    Admitted: 2003, Texas

    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

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board Certified in Criminal Law, 2016

    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, 2012

    Other Outstanding Achievements:

    • Austin Bar Leadership Academy, 2015
    • Leadership Austin- Essential Class Graduate, 2012
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    Office Location for Amber Vazquez

    608 W. 12th St.
    Austin, TX 78701

    Phone: 512-200-7000

    Fax: 512-480-0760

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    Last Updated: 3/16/2021

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