Marc Chavez

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Austin, Texas

Marc Chavez Law Firm
Marc Chavez
Marc Chavez Law Firm

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2005

Education: Texas Tech University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2020

Marc Chavez Law Firm

505 W 12th St
Suite 200M
Austin, TX 78701 Visit website


The founder of his eponymous law firm, Marc A. Chavez focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense matters, and his experience extends to personal injury litigation and family law as well. His firm is located in Austin, Texas, and he represents clients throughout the area. Mr. Chavez has been admitted to practice in Texas since 2005.

Prior to opening his firm in January 2018, Mr. Chavez spent more than 10 years as a prosecutor, first with the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office and then with the Travis County District Attorney’s Office. This experience has allowed him to anticipate the types of tactics that he now faces when representing people who have been accused by the state with having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. The types of charges that Mr. Chavez has helped his clients defend against have included driving under the influence of alcohol, robbery, sex crimes, aggravated assault, homicide, drug possession, and arson. He has been able to obtain positive results through dismissals, jury and bench acquittals, and the negotiation of plea agreements that are favorable to his clients.

In his personal injury and wrongful death litigation practice, Mr. Chavez assists people who have suffered significant losses as a result of the negligence of other parties. His cases in this regard have primarily involved motor vehicle crashes, and his clients have been able to obtain significant compensation due to his successful presentations before juries as well as his skills at the negotiating table. Mr. Chavez’s family law experience has encompassed divorce and the related issues of parenting time, property division, and child and spousal support, and he has handled these matters through mediation and collaborative law as well as in court. He is the recipient of a 10.0 “Superb” peer-review rating through Avvo.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 80% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Family Law
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2005, Texas

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Educational Background:
  • Christian University, Bachelor's in Business Administration
  • Graduate of Texas Tech Rawls College of Business with a Masters in Business Administration, 2005
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • State vs. Shaun Harty. Guilty of felony theft. 14 months State Jail, 2014
  • State vs. Hoang Dao. Guilty of Burglary of Habitation with intent to commit Assault, 2017
  • State vs. Mario Company. Guilty of Aggravated Robbery. 23 years TDC, 2017
  • State vs. Adam Perez. Guilty of DWI. 20 years TDC, 2015
  • State vs. Raymond Valdez. Guilty of Aggravated Robbery. 10 years TDC, 2015
  • State vs. Ruben Munoz. Guilty of Manslaughter. 25 years TDC, 2015
  • State vs. Giovanni Gonzalez. Guilty of Aggravated Robbery. 15 years TDC, 2015
  • State vs. Derrick Kuykendall. Guilty of Manslaughter. 15 years TDC, 2014
  • South Congress Intoxicated Manslaughter - Guilty, 2015
  • State vs. Christopher Frazier. Guilty of Attempted Sexual Assault. 4 years TDC, 2014
  • State vs. Troy Williams. Guilty of Aggravated Sexual Assault. 85 years TDC, 2014
  • State vs. Alfredo Milan-Rodriguez. Guilty of Aggravated Assault. 8 years TDC, 2014
  • State vs. Moncef Griddah. Guilty of Sexual Assault., 2013
  • State vs. Mark Paniagua. Guilty of Murder. 13 years Tex. Department of Corrections, 2013
  • Double Murder Insanity defense. Guilty , 2016
  • Guilty verdict - Capital Murder. Rashad Owens. SXSW case., 2015
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Dress up as Santa Claus for Cortez apartments in East Austin, 2018
  • Board of Trustees - Breakthrough Central Texas, 2019
  • Volunteer. Breakthrough Central Texas. Serving first-generation college students, 2017
  • Mentor/Volunteer. Akins High School Legal Eagles. Law program for Akins HS, 2015
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • 2018 Chair of the Criminal Law Section of the Austin Bar Association, 2018

Office location for Marc Chavez

505 W 12th St
Suite 200M
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-862-2988


3 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2020

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