Graig J. Alvarez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Alvarez Stauffer Bremer PLLC
 | 815 Walker, Suite 1450
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-351-0300
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

As a founding member and managing partner of Fernelius Alvarez PLLC, Graig J. Alvarez represents clients in commercial litigation in the Houston area and throughout Texas.

Mr. Alvarez earned his law degree from the South Texas College of Law in Houston, where he served as an editor on the law review. Prior to law school, he earned a degree in mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University and spent four years as a design engineer for offshore oilfield projects. This experience would give him valuable perspective in his later legal career, in which he frequently represents oil companies and other businesses involved in petrochemical production. Some of these cases can involve large amounts of money, as when he helped an oil industry client to obtain a multimillion-dollar award from a Nigerian engineering firm in arbitration over a business dispute. Today, Mr. Alvarez is admitted to practice in Texas state courts, the U.S. District for the Southern District of Texas, the U.S. Court for the Northern District of Texas and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit.

Mr. Alvarez served as a member of the editorial board for Texas Transnational Law Quarterly from 2006 to 2008 and has contributed articles to professional publications. He has also given lectures on a wide variety of topics, including legal issues arising out of the recent oil shale boom.

Active in professional and community organizations, Mr. Alvarez is a member of the Houston Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has served on the board of directors for ESCAPE Family Resource Center, a nonprofit Houston organization devoted to preventing child abuse and neglect.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (50%)

Civil Litigation (50%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007

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About Graig Alvarez

Admitted: 1997, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Note-and-comment editor for the South Texas Law Review, South Texas College of Law
  • Texas Rising Star, Law & Politics, 2006 - 2007
  • Texas Super Lawyer, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Moot Court Championship Team, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Texas Transnational Law Quarterly, Member of Editorial Board, 2006 - 2008
  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • ESCAPE Family Resource Center, Member of Board of Directors, 2007 - 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Panel Discussion, "Catastrophic Events," October 2008
  • Instructor, "International Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation," Universidad Panamerica, December 2008
  • Speaker, "Catastrophic Events: Assisting Your Client to Plan and Deal with a Crisis," Advanced Oil & Gas Short Course, February 2009
  • Speaker, "Are you Ready? Managing the Major Corporate Crisis," Texas CLE Presentation, 2012, 2013
  • Speaker, "Who Are Best Positioned to Decide Disputes Arising Out of the Shale Gas Boom: Arbitrators or Judges," International Energy Arbitration Conference, February 2014
  • Author, "Adarand v. Pena –The Supreme Court's Continuing Journey to the Legal High Ground," South Texas Law Review, 1995
  • Co-author, Practical Guide for Conducting Extra-Territorial Discovery for Use in U.S. Litigation
  • Contributor, "International Litigation: Defending and Suing Foreign Parties in U.S. Federal Courts," American Bar Association, 2003

Educational Background:

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1990
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815 Walker
Suite 1450
Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 713-351-0300

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Last Updated: 3/8/2019

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