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Eric Joe Benavides

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Eric Benavides is an immigration and criminal defense attorney in Houston, TX.  He is a co-founder of Benavides & Serrano, PLLC.  He is a member of the Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Houston Young Lawyers Association, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and is licensed to practice law in the state by the Supreme Court of Texas and federally by the Southern District of Texas.  He is a graduate of the prestigious Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Trial College, and has received continued legal education in many areas including Immigration and DWI defense.  Mr. Benavides earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas and his Juris Doctorate from the Texas Tech University School of Law.  Mr. Benavides was born and raised in Kingsville, TX, where he was the Valedictorian of Academy High School. He is happily married to his wife Carina, and they enjoy traveling and attending sporting events.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 85%
  2. Immigration: 15%



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Eric Benavides

2180 North Loop West
Suite 310
Houston, TX, 77018


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200801/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified in Standard Field Sobriety TestsPlatt & Associates2014
Client Choice AwardAVVO2014
Top ContributorAVVO2014
Client Choice AwardAVVO2013
Top ContributorAVVO2013
Texas Criminal Trial College GraduateTCDLA2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerBenavides & Serrano, PLLC2011 - Present
AssociateThe Law Office of David A. Breston2008 - 2011
Student AttorneyUniversity of Houston Immigration Clinic2007 - 2008
Law InternJones & Granger2006 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseN/A2014 - Present
HCCLA Board of DirectorsBoard Member2014 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Immigration and Nationality Law SectionN/A2009 - Present
State Bar of Texas, Criminal Justice SectionN/A2009 - Present
Southern District of Texas Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationN/A2009 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Houston Young Lawyers AssociationN/A2009 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2009 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasN/A2008 - Present
State Bar of TexasN/A2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Texas vs. J.M.NOT GUILTY by Jury
State of Texas vs. J.C.NOT GUILTY by Jury
State of Texas vs. A.C.Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Criminal Records - The Lone Star StateMotion for Non-Disclosure in Houston, TX2014
Harris County Criminal Defenders Association (HCCLA) DefenderWinning Warriors2014
Harris County Criminal Defenders Association (HCCLA) DefenderWinning Warriors2013
Harris County Criminal Defenders Association (HCCLA) DefenderWinning Warriors2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2008
University of Texas System, AustinN/ABS - Bachelor of Science2004
University of TexasBusiness StudiesMinor in Business Foundations2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
You Have Rights!Criminal Consequences for Juveniles2013
Parents Information DayBasic Immigration Knowledge for Immigrant Families2013
Omega Delta Phi National ConferenceCriminal Consequences2012
Immigration Consequences in TexasImmigration Consequences2011
Know Your RightsImmigration Knowledge for Detainees2008
Know Your RightsImmigration Knowledge For Detainees2007