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About me

I was born in New York City to immigrant parents and grew up in an English and Spanish-speaking household.  I experienced firsthand the struggles facing those who are new to this country.  My first job was working as a paperboy at age 10.  I have worked hard ever since. I moved to Kentucky in 1989 and was one of a handful of Latinos living in Louisville.

I graduated from the University of Louisville in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. I went on to attend the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville in 2000.  After graduating from law school, I began my legal career at the Jefferson County Public Defenders Office.  There, I honed my skills defending the accused.  I also gained an appreciation for the value in treating everyone with respect and compassion, regardless of their circumstances.

In 2003 I began my own practice.  I  focus on helping those facing criminal charges, individuals injured in accidents and in immigration matters.

In 2007 I was awarded the Louisville Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Award, dedicated to noted Louisville trial attorney Frank E. Haddad, Jr. and given in recognition to one who has “…garnered the respect and admiration of both the judiciary and their colleagues.”   (Read more…)

I have a passion for representing and protecting the rights of others.   Please call me to discuss your particular case.



Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 25%
    13 years
  2. Car Accident: 25%
    13 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
    16 years
  4. Federal Crime: 15%
  5. Wrongful Death: 10%



Hourly ($210-275/hour), contingent (33-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

29 total 

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  • Marcus Samuel Mcgee

    Danny's reputation as a criminal defense lawyer is well established, but do not forget about him if you have a personal injury case in Kentucky. Danny is a fearless advocate and a genuinely caring human being. He takes on his clients' causes as his own, and is willing to stand up to powerful interests whether it be the State or the insurance industry. If I get a call for a case in Kentucky, Danny will be my first call.


    Marcus Mcgee Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Grant Matthew Scheiner

    Danny Alvarez is an outstanding trial lawyer. He has a razor-sharp mind, a disarming sense of humor and superior communication skills. He cares about his clients as if they were members of his own family. Danny's peers in the legal field admire and respect him. I highly recommend Danny Alvarez to prospective clients in the Greater Louisville area.


    Grant Scheiner Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Adams & Alvarez, PLLC

539 W. Market Street, Suite 300
Louisville, KY, 40202


KYAuthorized to practice law200012/07/2011
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerLouisville Magazine2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 40 under 40The National Trial Lawyers2013
Top 50 DUI Attorneys of KentuckyNational Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC2013
2007 Frank E. Haddad, Jr. Young Lawyer AwardLouisville Bar Association2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerDaniel M. Alvarez, PLLC2003 - Present
Staff AttorneyLouisville Jefferson County Public Defender Corporation2000 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Louisville Bar AssociationN/A2003 - Present
Kentucky Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present
Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Kentucky Academy of Trial AttorneysN/AN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Kentucky Justice AssociationN/AN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AN/A2011
Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of LouisvilleN/AJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of LouisvilleN/AN/A1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Kentucky Bar AssociationImproving the Kentucky Bar's Inclusion and Diversity: The Road to 20502013