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George Altgelt is licensed to practice in both State and Federal Court. Prior to private practice he was a State Felony Drug Court and DWI Prosecutor.

Mr. Altgelt's practice is centered around employment law, criminal defense, business transactions, realestate, government law, corporate law, and construction/development defects law.

Questions you may have regarding an employment law case:

Has your employer discharged you or retaliated against you because of your age, gender, race, nationality and/or ethnicity?

Has your employer violated your federal wage and hour rights?

Has your employer sexually harassed you?

Do you wish to file a grievance or appeal against your supervisor or employer in order to stop an unfair employment practice or overturn an adverse decision related to your employment or termination?

If you are an employee with a governmental entity, what protections do you have under their civil service policy?

Are you an employer or business that needs advice on how to handle an employee or employment matter?

Situations such as these involve complex interactions of laws, regulations, technology and practical knowledge. You cannot trust your case to just any lawyer so choose your Attorney carefully to ensure that your rights are protected and asserted at every stage of your case.

Contact Mr. Altgelt or his paralegal Mr. Eli Barajas to schedule an initial consultation about the protection and exercising of your rights.


1120 Matamoros St.

Laredo, Texas 78040
(956) 725-4400









Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 40%
    11 years, 220 cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    10 years, 49 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    13 years, 345 cases
  4. Government: 10%
    6 years, 7 cases
  5. Construction: 10%
    11 years, 62 cases



Hourly ($200-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse George. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lauren Denise Zamora

    Ethical. Reasonable. And overall, amazing person as well as attorney.


    Lauren Zamora Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Altgelt Law Office

219 E. Del Mar Ste. 2
Laredo, TX, 78041-


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Private Attorney Involvement AwardTexas Rio Grande Legal Aid2010
Private Attorney Involvement AwardTexas Rio Grande Legal Aid2009
Award of RecognitionLaredo Police Department2006
Recognition of Exemplary DWI EnforcementMothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial LawyerAltgelt Law Office2010 - Present
Trial Lawyer/LitigatorAltgelt, Cook, Loree, Hernandez & Lipscomb2006 - 2010
Prosecuting AttorneyWebb County District Attorney's Office2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Laredo-Webb County Bar AssociationFormer President2012 - Present
Laredo Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationPresident2008 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hilda Negrete v. The City of LaredoBiggest Jury Verdict ever v. City of Laredo $515K
Jose Guerra vs. Laredo Comm College, Grievance ProcessRelief Requested was Granted
Officer Diaz "El Protector" vs. City of LaredoOverturned finding of intoxication.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)JD - Juris Doctor2004
Texas A&M International University (Laredo)Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Monthly Rotarian MeetingSouth Texas Practice of Law2012