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George Joseph Altgelt

Criminal defense Attorney at Laredo, TX

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2004
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About George

Learn George’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Fierce Advocate for those who are accused of crime. My job is to hold the government accountable and to defend those who are charged with all types of State and federal crimes including domestic violence, assault, drug possession/distribution, DWI, murder, sexual assault, and cases involving minors, etc... DWI DEFENSE IS OUR PASSION!

    21 years, 899 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    We represent teachers, federal agents, police officers, civil servants and employees of private companies in all matters related to grievances, administrative processes, sexual harassment, and discrimination cases. We assist members of the Texas State Teachers Association, Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas, National Border Patrol Council, and the Peace Officers Research Association of California. Most of our clientele are state, federal, and local public servants.

    19 years, 756 cases

  3. Family
    We are committed to helping our client's and their families get through the difficulties of divorce and child custody matters. Our emphasis is on making sure that the children in these matters don't get caught in the middle and that your hard earned assets are protected. Whether you are a father or a mother make sure we are on your side every step of the way.

    19 years, 432 cases

  4. Federal crime
    The U.S./federal government, has decided that a number of activities are criminal. These federal crimes are typically very serious and are tried in federal courts under special federal rules of procedure. Some examples of federal crimes George Altgelt handles are drug crimes, theft of government property, kidnapping, firearm charges, just to name a few. If you are accused of a federal crime, you should put your trust in a committed and passionate lawyer who will defend you no matter the odds.

    17 years, 189 cases


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, and family law.

Questions you may have regarding an employment law case:

Is your case complex in that there are both employment law and criminal defense matters involved?

Have you been falsely accused of a crime?

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 Ms. Crisela Cavazos to schedule an initial consultation about the protection and exercising of your rights..











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Posted by Joey | April 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Mr. George Altgelt is a amazing attorney. He told my wife he was going to win her case and take care of everthing for her and thats what Mr. Altgelt did. Mr. Altgelt went above and beyound and gave words of encouragement to my wife and me and even help us become stonger as a family.
Posted by Kakni | March 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great service!!!
I availed the services of Rod few months back for a case which was giving me sleepless nights. He listened patiently to it and after taking into consideration at all aspects prepared a very tight case in my favour. I highly recommend him for anyone looking for a truly professional service.
Posted by Ramon | July 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Was fair, professional and courteous got me out of a jam and is still fighting my case.
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2012
I am gratefull for all his help
I never thought I could get full custody cuz of my criminal backround but guess what, George altgelt does miracles,!(:and I thank him
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2009
Mr. Altgelt has excellent attention to detail and has always offered to me a professional and courteous service.
I know I made the right decision by letting Mr. Altgelt handle my case.
Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2009
Exceptional Individual and Lawyer
From the get go, George has been on top of my case. Very responsible and DOES COMMUNICATE with his client.
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2009
A Most Favorable candidate
Working with Mr. George Altgelt has given me a new prospective on what attorneys can really be. I found him to be compassionate, moral, diligent with a strong legal and ethical mission, it has been a true pleasure knowing and working with him.
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2009
Highly Recomend
My wife and I were investigated for injuring our own child by CPS and the Laredo Police Department. Mr. Altgelt got involved from the beginning of the investigation and was able to prove our innocence by pointing the police in the right direction as to who was really responsible for the injury to our daughter.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-275 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Lawyer
  • Altgelt Law Office
  • 2010 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer/Litigator
  • Altgelt, Cook, Loree, Hernandez & Lipscomb
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Webb County District Attorney's Office
  • 2004 - 2006


  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Texas A&M International University (Laredo)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Jose Guerra vs. Laredo Comm College, Grievance Process
  • Relief Requested was Granted
  • Officer Diaz "El Protector" vs. City of Laredo
  • Overturned finding of intoxication.
  • Hilda Negrete v. The City of Laredo
  • Biggest Jury Verdict ever v. City of Laredo $515K


  • Laredo-Webb County Bar Association
  • Former President
  • 2012 - Present
  • Laredo Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2008 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Private Attorney Involvement Award
  • Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid
  • 2010
  • Private Attorney Involvement Award
  • Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid
  • 2009
  • Award of Recognition
  • Laredo Police Department
  • 2006
  • Recognition of Exemplary DWI Enforcement
  • Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (MADD)
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Rotarian Meeting
  • South Texas Practice of Law
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
Endorse George
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"George always tried his best for every single one of his clients. I always knew that it was going to be a war going against George. I recommend this attorney."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Altgelt respected in the legal community. He is an excellent attorney who truly cares for his causes and his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse George. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ethical. Reasonable. And overall, amazing person as well as attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Geore is easily on of the best criminal defense attorneys in Laredo."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is a great attorney who represents his clients to the fullest."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"George is an excellent and dedicated attorney. He would be my first choice for a client who needed representation in Laredo and the border area. It would be hard to find a more committed advocate and I heartily endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. George is a great resources for criminal defense in Laredo."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"George is a zealous advocate and when we have opposed each other on cases, he is truthful in his representations."
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