Javier Guzman

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Laredo, Texas

Guzman Law Firm, PLLC
Javier Guzman
Guzman Law Firm, PLLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Family Law, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2014

Education: Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Selected to Rising Stars: 2023 - 2024

Guzman Law Firm, PLLC

1801 Washington St
Laredo, TX 78040 Visit website


The founder of the Guzman Law Firm in Laredo, Texas, Javier Guzman represents clients in the surrounding regions, helping them with various legal matters involving:

  • Personal injury claims
  • Divorce
  • Child custody
  • Criminal law
  • Federal criminal offenses

Certified as a forensic lawyer-scientist by the American Chemical Society’s Chemistry and the Law Division, Mr. Guzman is an accomplished trial attorney with extensive courtroom experience. He is the recipient of the DWI Trial Scholar Award by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. For his high level of professionalism, he has been honored with the Professional of the Year Award by the Webb County Domestic Violence Coalition. Furthermore, he holds a “Very Good” rating on Avvo, along with numerous positive peer endorsements.

Graduating summa cum laude from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law with a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 2014, Mr. Guzman was licensed to practice in Texas the same year. He also holds a bachelor’s in economics with a minor in Spanish from The University of Texas at Austin and an MBA. from the Texas A&M International University. During law school, Mr. Guzman participated in the Thurgood Marshall’s Criminal Defense Legal Clinic, defending clients accused of misdemeanor offenses in Harris County.

Fluent in Spanish and English, Mr. Guzman assists a diverse range of clients, helping them get the justice they deserve. After graduating from law school, he began working for the Webb County District Attorney’s Office, where he handled several misdemeanor cases and represented the state of Texas in expungements and nondisclosure petitions.

Having worked on multiple jury trials as a prosecutor, Mr. Guzman has honed his litigation skills over the years. During his time at the district attorney’s office, he also worked in the Domestic Violence Unit, after which he was promoted to the 111th District Court General Felony Division. He worked on cases ranging from theft and assault to murder and other violent crimes. 

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Family Law, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Adoption, Child Support, Criminal Law, Custody & Visitation, DUI/DWI, Divorce, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff

  • 60% Criminal Defense
  • 20% Family Law
  • 10% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2014, Texas

Professional Webpage: https://www.guzman.law/about-guzman-law-firm/

  • 2021 ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist
  • 2017 Professional of the Year Award
  • 2021 TCDLA DWI Trial Scholar Award
Educational Background:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a Minor in Spanish, 2009
  • Texas A&M International University, Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance, 2011
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • State v. D.A.S.  On March 12, 2020, a jury in the 341st Judicial District Court of Webb County, Texas presided over by Judge Beckie Palomo, found D.A.S. not guilty of all counts in a three-count indictment. D.A.S. was indicted with one count of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon Causing Serious Bodily Injury Family Violence – Felony 1; one count of Aggravated Assault by Strangulation Family Violence –Felony 3; and one count of Assault Causing Bodily Injury Family Violence – Class A Misdemeanor. D.A.S. was facing up to 99 years in prison, and up to a $10,000 fine., 2020
  • State v. A.P. (Juvenile) On October 30, 2018, a jury in County Court at Law No. 2 of Webb County, Texas presided over by Judge Victor Villarreal, found A.P., a juvenile, not true of smuggling of persons. The Border Patrol agents testified that A.P. was waiting for undocumented persons at a local business near the Rio Grande river. Agents testified that the undocumented persons got inside A.P.’s car while A.P. tried to get away. None of the state’s witnesses testified and the State didn’t present any other evidence that A.P. received any pecuniary benefits for his actions, an essential element of the delinquent act alleged., 2018
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • 2021 TCDLA DWI Trial Scholar. Javier Guzman has completed five of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association DWI seminars within a two-year period and is hereby declared TCDLA DWI Trial Scholar., 2021
  • 2021 ACS-CHAl Forensic Lawyer-Scientist.  Javier Guzman has earned the ACS Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation as recognized by the Chemistry and the Law Division of the ACS in 2021 — the highest form of scientific recognition available for lawyers., 2021
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.  Javier Guzman has been elected to membership in the association in recognition of contributions to the goals of professional excellence, the protection of rights of individuals &the promotion of justice through law., 2019

Office location for Javier Guzman

1801 Washington St
Laredo, TX 78040

Phone: 956-333-3977


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2023 - 2024

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