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Hipolito Gonzalez III

Hipolito Gonzalez III

also known as Polo Gonzalez

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Family, Business

About Me

I am proud to announce my selection as a 2014 Rising Star by Super Lawyers (as featured in Texas Monthly). Super Lawyers only selects 2.5% of the licensed active attorneys in the state as Rising Stars making this a significant accolade.


Mr. Gonzalez was born and raised in Del Rio, Texas. He is the son of two school educators. Growing up in the small, border town that was the backdrop for the Lonesome Dove television series and the El Mariachi and Desperado films taught him both values and toughness.

Before law school, Mr. Gonzalez began his career in television news. As an undergraduate at The University of Texas at Austin, he reported for the Fox 7 News Morning Show covering issues at UT and also worked in New York City for the production team at CBS Sports. After graduating with High Honors, Mr. Gonzalez began working as a TV news reporter/weekend anchor in Laredo, Texas. He also taught middle school there before returning to Austin to attend The University of Texas School of Law. At UT Law, Mr. Gonzalez learned from some of the best criminal defense lawyers in Austin as he represented indigent clients for the Criminal Defense Clinic. He also learned while working part-time at an Austin firm specializing in personal injury cases.

After several years working as an associate attorney for established San Antonio and Austin litigation firms, Mr. Gonzalez founded this law firm. Combining top academic credentials with a broad range and depth of trial experience, Mr. Gonzalez’s practice is focused in the areas of criminal defense, business law, and personal injury. Friendly service is combined with serious courtroom experience. Each case is taken very seriously and we work diligently and efficiently to tailor a plan to fit your individual needs.

In his spare time, Mr. Gonzalez enjoys the outdoors, live music and attending sporting events.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Personal Injury: 40%
    8 years, 50 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    4 years, 75 cases
  3. Family: 20%
    4 years, 20 cases
  4. Business: 10%
    8 years, 50 cases



Free Consultation (35 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Mario Jesus Flores

    I endorse this lawyer. Not only is he knowledgeable but he is intuitive and very resourceful. Two essential characteristics to being a great advocate.


    Mario Flores Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kevin Matthew Bennett

    Polo Gonzalez is a well respected attorney who works hard for his clients and gets results. He genuinely cares about each client.


    Kevin Bennett Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info


1411 West Avenue
Ste 100
Austin, TX, 78701-1537


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200605/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Texas Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyHIPOLITO GONZALEZ LAW FIRM, P.C.2013 - Present
AttorneyHowry Breen & Herman, LLP2011 - 2012
AttorneyLangley & Banack, Inc.2006 - 2011

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Capital Area Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of TexasDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2006

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Economic Growth Business IncubatorBuilding Success: Licenses and Permits2013