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About me

My practice focuses on criminal defense representing citizens in many different jurisdictions.

I served in the Harris County District Attorney’s office for 17 years and I have practiced criminal defense since 2003.

I was a partner with Jim Lindeman for 10 years and together we tried many serious cases including Capital Murders, Murders, Aggravated Robberies, Aggravated Sexual Assaults, White Collar Crimes, Thefts, Drugs, DWI and many Misdemeanor cases.

Having worked both as a prosecutor and a defense lawyer, I feel I can provide my clients with the knowledge, experience and perspective from both sides of the criminal justice process.

Over the last 29 years, I have earned a reputation as a hard-working, ethical lawyer who will vigorously defend his clients’ rights both in and out of the courtroom.


I previously attended the United States Air Force Academy, received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Houston and my J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.



Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
    31 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    31 years, 200 cases
  3. Expungement: 20%
    31 years, 50 cases
  4. Domestic Violence: 10%
    31 years, 50 cases
  5. Violent Crime: 10%
    31 years, 100 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check

Attorney endorsements

15 total 

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  • David L. Pendleton

    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Gilbert as an Assistant District Attorney in Harris County and on criminal defense cases after we both left the D.A.'s office. Gilbert is very knowledgeable. He works hard for his clients. He pays attention to little details of each case and looks at every possible angle of the case. He's a winner.


    David Pendleton Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Robert James Fickman

    Gilbert is a good lawyer. He is respected in all corners of the courthouse. He represents his clients well and he has integrity. That means everything.


    Robert Fickman Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Gilbert J. Alvarado

The Niels Esperson Building
808 Travis Street, Suite 1035
Houston, TX, 77002


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198507/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Houston's Top Criminal Defense LawyersHoustonia Magazine2014
Super Lawyer of TexasSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Texas Top LawyersTexas Monthly Magazine2014
Houston's Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2004
President's AwardUniversity of Houston Law Alumni Association1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderLaw Offices of Gilbert J. Alvarado2013 - Present
PartnerLindeman & Alvarado, P. C.2011 - 2012
PartnerLindeman, Alvarado & Frye2005 - 2011
AttorneyLaw Offices of Gilbert J. Alvarado2002 - 2005
Assistant District AttorneyHarris County District Attorney's Office1986 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2005 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2004 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationLife Fellow2001 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1985 - Present
University of Houston Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors1996 - 2000
University of Houston Law Alumni AssociationPresident1996 - 1997
Interfaith Ministries For Greater HoustonBoard of Directors1995 - 1998
University of Houston Law Alumni AssociationBoard of Directors1991 - 1999
State Bar of TexasChairman - Crime Victims Committee1991 - 1992
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of Houston Law CenterEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1979