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Amir Tavakkoli

Divorce and separation Attorney at Houston, TX

4.5   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Amir

Learn Amir’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    75%
    Family matters can be emotionally devastating and exhausting; things often get very personal. This is why it’s extremely important to have a lawyer who understands you, is compassionate, and understands human psychology: this is what we provide.

    10 years, 600 cases

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    If you have been involved in an auto accident (or been injured for any other reason because someone else was not careful in whatever they were doing), you have a legal right to receive compensation for you damages.

    10 years, 100 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    5%
    If you have been involved in a crime or accused of having committed a crime, you must be very careful. You have certain rights that you should be aware of.

    10 years, 150 cases

Amir Tavakkoli, founder of the firm, was the Vice President of his law school class and graduated Summa Cum Laude. Amir received his associate degree from Lone Star Community College and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston with a double degree in Political Science and Sociology. His legal and political experiences include working with Judge Kyle Carter in the 125th Harris County Civil Courthouse, U.S. Representative Al Green, State Representative Garnet Coleman, the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, and the Houston Bar Association. Amir was also a research assistant at his law school.
Amir was an active member of the international moot court team while in law school and competed nationally. He also served as an associate member and later as the research assistant for the Thurgood Marshall Law Review. He has been able to publish several articles with the Journal of Law and Social Deviance, Arizona Summit Law Review, Indiana University’s PublicInReview, and the Student Appeal. Amir has also set aside time to volunteer at various organizations including volunteering at St. Luke Hospital’s emergency room, spending time with seriously ill children being treated in Texas Medical Center member institutions, and working for the Habitat for Humanity. Amir has successfully tried judge and jury cases in family, criminal, and civil matters.

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Location

A.T. Law Firm, PLLC
3707 Cypress Creek Pkwy
Suite 400
Houston, TX, 77068

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Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I am very glad to have had Mr Amir Tavakkoli representing me in court recently. He was great in every stage of the process. Great lawyer who vigorously advocate for you to achieve outstanding results. He has been doing this for long time and highly experienced. Great communication, he listened to all my concerns and kept me informed. I was able to reach out to him by sms, calls and even WhatsApp He described every stage of court process and all costs involved. He is simply the lawyer you can trust to fight for you. I highly recommend him
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Posted by Enriqueta A. Perez | March 5, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
GREAT ATTORNEY
Attorney Amir is a fantastic attorney. He truly goes above and beyond for his clients. I have consulted with him on several family law matters and each and every time I’m impressed with his work ethic and ability to sympathize with the clients. I highly recommend him to friends and family!
Posted by Jeff | December 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.
I've used them for a couple of cases. They're very professional and knowledgable. Also very aggressive if necessary.
Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely Recommend Him
Amir is a rare attorney, the one who listens and really cares . I was very nervous after my accident since it was my first accident ever and I didn’t know what to do , but he handled everything very professionally. He guided me through every step of the way .i would definitely recommend him.
Posted by Miranda | September 25, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Amir is a excellent Attorney. He is hard working and trust worthy, one of the best Attorneys I've worked with.
Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellelnt attorney
I have been fortunate to have worked with Amir multiple times. He represents his clients enthusiastically and intelligently, yet is realistic about the strengths and sometimes concerns with his case. A great combination.
Posted by Tohid | July 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent legal service
Amir Tavakkoli and his team provided superb legal services on a very difficult and complicated restraining order case. He was absolutely at the top of his game. He understood Texas law and the legal processes as it is applied in Harris County. The result was a great success at the end of a long, difficult road.I highly recommend Amir Tavakkoli and his team
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Posted by Rahan | July 18, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Zealous Advocate
Amir goes above and beyond for his clients. He does not back down from a challenge and he's not scared of going to trial. He outworks the opposing side and he's prepared to fight zealously for his client until the end. I have had the privilege of sitting with him during trial and he's the type of attorney that you need on your side when dealing with a tough situation. I would certainly recommend him to others.
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Posted by Donald | July 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amir Review
Amir took care of three legal situations for me, all in quick, sequential, unrelated order. First, he represented me in a case that I was charged with possession of narcotics; he proved my innocence by showing that it was my prescribed medication. Secondly, he had my record expunged of the above charges and another case from many years ago where my case was thrown out, found innocent. Thirdly, he helped me with my divorce.
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Posted by Sarah | August 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney
Amir is simply AMAZING! He is sharp and straight-forward who created my Will for me in a few hours, and explained every little detail. He has answered all my other legal questions too. His professionalism and paying attention to details is what makes him above most attorneys. If you need representation for any legal matter, contact him.
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Posted by Mike | August 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very easy to work with
Amir was recommended to me by a family member and it was a good fit for my situation. He is honest and upfront.
Posted by Zffar | August 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Help me with Divorce
Amir is an awesome. He's super intelligent, easy to talk to, and most importantly, he's genuine. As I'm sure you know, the latter isn't something to be said of most attorneys. Words cannot describe how much he has done for me .I am eternally grateful and highly recommend him to anyone in need.
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Diligent
I had to comtact Mr. Tavakoli from Kuwait. The time difference was adding to my already stressful situation. His office handled the initial contact very professionally and as promised, Amir called at the time set by his office staff. From there, Amir was in constant contact with me despite the time difference. Once we'd discuss something, I would receive follow up emails and needed documents shortly thereafter. I'm happy that I chose Amir Tavakoli to represent me. Thank you Amir for making my life so much easier.
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Incompetent
This lawyer is as incompetent as they come. Very wet behind the ears still so to speak. Do not waste your time or money with his firm. You get what you pay for!
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Avoid this Lawyer
Incompetent, entry level without experience, liar, and works in his interest to charge money only, took $9000 from me just to fill in forms without defending my case
Response from Amir Tavakkoli July 16, 2018
Hello. While I cannot get into the specifics of your case because of professional rules of conduct, what I can say attorneys are only able to do as much as the LAW allows them to do. We DO NOT make the laws and have to abide by controlling laws of the state. For example, if the law states that ANY PROPERTY acquired after the marriage is considered community property (meaning that it belongs to the marriage), we don't have a magic wand to change the law and turn the property into separate property. While we fight to get the most we can including a disproportionate share of the property, we cannot just turn community property into separate property and give 100% of ALL property to one spouse. We are upfront with our clients since the very beginning before they hire us about expectations and reality and keep records of such. We offer free consults so that if a potential client does not like what we are saying about the case, they can simply not hire us and would not take a financial hit. Also, while we can give all the advise in the world of what a client should do, at the end of the day, the client is the one that makes the ultimate decision. For example, if a client tells us they no longer wish to continue with the case if there is a possibility that the other spouse may get something out of the marriage, while we recommend against just dropping the case after being almost done, if the client insists they want to drop the case, we cannot keep the case open against the client's wishes. Furthermore, there are certain procedure that need to be followed in a case. These are called the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. If the court requires service by hand delivery, we cannot simply just mail it UNLESS we first acquire the court's permission. Lastly, our fees are always explained in detail on the contract and in the free consultation. We charge hourly for every family law matter and the hourly rate generally includes any time spent on the case inside and outside of the court. We generally don't charge if the client is simply calling to get an update on the case or calling regarding billing, but if the client continuously calls or emails with different questions, then we charge for our time. If a client decided to drop the case after one year or at any time after substantial work has been done on the case, we give a refund if there is any money left over in the retainer that has not been used.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Clerk
  • Judge Kyle Carter, 125th Harris County District Court
  • 2013 - 2013

Education

  • University of Houston
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2016
  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2014
  • University of Houston
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Divorce

Associations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Attorney
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Attorney
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top lawyer
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Lead Counsel Verified in Criminal and Family Law
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2017
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • 2014
  • Legal Writing Contest
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Thurgood Marshall Law Review
  • Research Assistant
  • 2014
  • Arizona Summit Law Review
  • Why Courts, Specifically in Texas, Should not Follow the Ruling in Chaidez v. United States and Hold that Padilla v. Kentucky is Retroactive
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Office
  • Legal updates
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (12)
Endorse Amir
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Amir since law school. He is a hard working attorney that cares about his clients and treats each case with attention to detail."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amir works hard for his clients and gets results. I have no problem endorsing him whatsoever."
Family Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a strong advocate for his clients and smart man that know what he's doing."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Tavakkoli is a knowledgeable and professional attorney. He is attentive to his clients' needs and does everything possible to get the best results for each and every case he handles."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Tavakkoli aggressively advocates each case. His top priority is producing favorable solutions for his clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very passionate about the profession and he loves what he does. Clients will truly be satisfied."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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