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Welcome to the Van Oostenrijk Law Firm, P.C.  Mr. van Oostenrijk ("Van O") is an aggressive trial attorney with experience trying cases to juries in criminal matters.

In 2012, Mr. van Oostenrijk was chosen to be a Fellow in the Texas Bar Foundation and has since become a Life Member.  From 2013 through 2015, Mr. van Oostenrijk has been listed in Houstonia Magazine's Top Lawyers.  Mr. van Oostenrijk has also been selected as a Texas Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2016 (a service of Thomson Reuters).  Mr. van Oostenrijk is also a graduate of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association's 38th Annual Trial College.  When he is not practicing law, Mr. van Oostenrijk is active in the community. Mr. van Oostenrijk has also previously served as the Chair of the Houston Bar Association’s Consumer Law Task Force. He is also a life member of the Iowa State University Alumni Association and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

In addition to being licensed in the State of Texas, Mr. van Oostenrijk is also admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas as well as the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%



Hourly ($200-300/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Ahmad Gassan Azam

    I have known Lloyd for a couple of years, he is someone that I consider a mentor and very knowledgeable when it comes to criminal defense.


    Ahmad Azam Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Andrew Alexander Wright

    I met Lloyd once when we were on opposing sides on a federal employment case. Since that time I have worked on cases with Lloyd on the same side. I fully endorse and can attest to Lloyd's abilities. I presently have matters pending with Lloyd and have been impressed with his work ethic and tenacity.


    Andrew Wright Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Van Oostenrijk Law Firm, P.C.

2616 South Loop West
Suite 432
Houston, TX, 77054


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200608/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2016
Texas Rising StarThomson Reuters2016
Houston Top LawyerHoustonia Magazine2015
Houston Top LawyerHoustonia Magazine2014
Houston Top LawyerHoustonia Magazine2013
Texas Rising StarThomson Reuters2010
Order of the CoifUniversity of Houston Law Center2006
Howrey Simon Arnold & White LLP AwardHouston Law Review2005
Order of the BaronsUniversity of Houston Law Center2005
W. St. John Garwood AwardUniversity of Houston Law Center2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerVan Oostenrijk Law Firm, P.C.2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Galveston County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2016 - Present
Wharton County Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Brazoria County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationLife Fellow2012 - Present
Harris County Criminal Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorneys AssociationMember2011 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of TexasAdmitted2010 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of TexasAdmitted2010 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth CircuitAdmitted2010 - Present
United States District Court for the Western District of TexasAdmitted2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of TexasAdmitted2007 - Present
Bar Association of the Fifth Federal CircuitMember2010 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
HarassmentNot Guilty Verdict
Possession of MarijuanaDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Expert Evidence Report (BNA)Disclosure of Privileged Material: Waive Your Expert Goodbye2007
Amicus Brief on Behalf of Texas Appleseed and Texas Psychological AssociationState v. Noah Espada2007
BNA Mergers & AcquisitionsAvoiding Mass Tort Liability in Acquisitions: Practical Tips and Techniques2007
Houston Law ReviewPaper or Plastic?: Electronic Discovery and Spoliation in the Digital Age2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Iowa State UniversityLiberal ArtsB.L.S., magna cum laude2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Pro Bono TrainingConsumer Law for the Pro Bono Counsel2011
Gulf Coast Symposium on Human Resource IssuesThe Inside Track to EEOC Investigations2011
Workers Compensation Issues for Texas EmployersWorkers Compensation Retaliation2010
Workers Compensation Issues for Texas EmployersReturning the Injured Employee to Work2010
Houston Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionCity of Ontario v. Quan2010
CEO Partners BreakfastDealing with Injured or Disabled Employees2008
CCHRMA LuncheonThe Inside Track to EEOC Investigations2008