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Jerry Michael Acosta

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Houston, TX

Jerry Michael Acosta & Associates, PLLC
4101 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 713-869-4000
Fax: 713-869-4010
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016
Licensed in Texas Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (60%), Family Law (30%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Jerry Michael Acosta is the founder of Jerry Michael Acosta & Associates PLLC in Houston, Texas. Mr. Acosta practices criminal law with a focus in juvenile law, handling matters as simple as trespass to as complicated as capital murder. He has over two decades of experience. He serves a broad range of clients throughout the Houston region and across the state of Texas.

Mr. Acosta develops close, personal relationships with his clients and understands the devastating impact of a criminal charge or accusation. He is dedicated to fighting for the rights of his clients and attaining justice.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Acosta has defended clients in nearly every type of criminal proceeding. He has experience with cases involving juveniles, homicides, sexual offenses and white collar crimes. He handles federal crimes and criminal appeals, as well as various misdemeanors and felonies.

In addition to running Jerry Michael Acosta & Associates PLLC, Mr. Acosta enjoys being an active member of his legal community. He is a member of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association, the Houston Bar Association, the Mexican-American Bar Association, and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He uses these memberships to develop his legal knowledge and experience and form strong professional relationships with other members of the legal community. Additionally, Mr. Acosta was recently appointed to serve the City of Houston as a Municipal Court Associate Judge. 

Mr. Acosta is a native Houstonian and is a proud graduate of St. Thomas High School. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He went on to earn his law degree from South Texas College of Law. He received his license to practice law in 2004. He holds an active license before all Texas state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. 

Practice Areas
  • 60%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Family Law
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Adoption, Custody & Visitation, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, DUI/DWI


5 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016

About Jerry Michael Acosta

First Admitted: 2004, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Selected Super Lawyer, Rising Star 2015-2016

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Southern District of Texas
  • Member, Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
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Office Location for Jerry Michael Acosta

4101 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007

Phone: 713-869-4000

Fax: 713-869-4010

Last Updated: 7/2/2021

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