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I'm a trial attorney that fights for results.  


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
  3. Immigration: 15%
  4. Personal Injury: 10%



Contingent (20-40%), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert Dale Leonard II

    Ramon is a top notch lawyer. I have watched his career over the last several years as he has worked hard to position himself as one of the best and brightest lawyers around. Ramon is not a "pleader" like so many other lawyers around. He fights hard for his clients and continues to rack up win after win. I have no hesitation recommending Ramon to anyone.


    Robert Leonard General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William C. Head

    Ramon's courtroom skills are a natural gift. He mastered trial tactics far earlier than 99% of criminal defense attorneys, and has built a strong reputation for being prepared for trial and able to win any case. He has a calm, confident demeanor that disarms prosecutors and impresses jurors. Our statewide group voted him "Young Lawyer of the Year" for 2008-2009, based on these skills. Ramon enjoys a distinct advantage over any other Gwinnett County criminal litigator his age: he has Christine Koehler and Rick Ryczek as mentors, and they are two of Gwinnett's best!


    William Head DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Alvarado & Vargas, LLC

4001-A Wetherburn Way
Nocross, GA, 30092


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200511/07/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2015
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarGeorgia Super Lawyers2011
The Outstanding Young Lawyer of 2009Defenders of Drinking Drivers Group (DODD)2009
Gwinnett People to KnowGwinnett Magazine2009
Gwinnett People to KnowGwinnett Magazine2008
Julie Strasser Award (for demonstrated concern for the needy)University of Wisconsin Law School2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerAlvarado & Vargas, LLC2014 - Present
PartnerThe Law Office of Ramon Alvarado2006 - 2013
N/AGeorgia Public Defenders Office (Troup County Office)2005 - 2006
N/AThe Legal Aid Society2004 - 2004
N/ALegal Assistance for Institutionalized Persons2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)General Member2010 - 2011
Defenders of Drinking Drivers Group (DODD)General Member2009 - Present
Gwinnett County Bar AssociationGeneral Member2006 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL)General Member2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Georgia v. W.M.Motion to Suppress Granted; Case Dismissed
State of Georgia v. M.B.Motion to Suppress Granted; Case Dismissed
State of Georgia v. M.T.Not Guilty after Jury Trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Wisconsin Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Grand Valley State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DUI Defense Trial Strategies for Georgia Public Defenders SeminarFraming Your Argument to the Jury2014
Wisconsin Pupblic Defender Trial Skills ProgramOpening Statements2013
Trial Skills TrainingTrial Skills Training2013
Colorado ADC Trial ProgramOpening Statements2013
GACDL Spring SeminarSentencing2012
2012 SPD Annual Criminal Defense ConferenceOWI2012
Young Guns and Heavy ArtillaryModerator/Organizer for GACDL Spring Seminar2011
MACDL Summer SeminarThe Art of Cross-Examination2011
Fulton County Public Defender Training SeminarThe "Nuts and Bolts" of DUI Cases2010
Defense of Drinking Drivers InstituteBuilding on a Theme for Trial2009