Amber Vazquez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Austin, TX

Vazquez Law Firm PLLC
 | 608 W. 12th St., Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-862-2950
Fax: 512-480-0760
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Certified as a specialist in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Amber Vazquez is the founder of Vazquez Law Firm PLLC. From the firm's office in Austin, she focuses her practice on that area of the law, providing defense representation to people throughout the greater metropolitan area. Admitted to practice before all Texas state courts, Ms. Vazquez is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas, as well as the Supreme Court of the United States.

Ms. Vazquez assists clients who have been accused by the state or federal government with having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. She has participated in more than 80 jury trials during her career, and the types of cases that she has handled have included robbery, assault, kidnapping, white collar offenses, sex crimes and homicide. Ms. Vazquez has been able to obtain acquittals in many of these cases, including in two Travis County trials dealing with murder and attempted capital murder, respectively. In other instances, she has negotiated favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. Her successful track record along with her high degree of ethics have earned Ms. Vazquez the respect of her fellow professionals, including a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Ms. Vazquez majored in government at The University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelor of Arts in 1997. She then pursued her legal education at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 2001. Prior to forming her own firm, Ms. Vazquez worked at the Office of the Attorney General of Texas. Her professional memberships include the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (100%): 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

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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Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2019

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About Amber Vazquez

Admitted: 2003, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://www.criminallawaustin.com

Honors/Awards:

  • 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:

  • 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
  • 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: 512-862-2950

Fax: 512-480-0760

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Last Updated: 7/7/2019

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