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Roberto Ambrosino Jr.

also known as Rob Ambrosino, Roberto Ambrosino

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Welcome to the Law Office of Roberto Ambrosino, PLLC. I pride myself on being an advocate for the accused. Having a blue collar background, I can emphasize with those in need and may not be able to afford it—which is why I work with clients to make legal representation a reality. The son of an Italian immigrant father and mother who survived cancer, I became a first generation college graduate. Growing up in the small coal-mining town of Uniontown, Pennsylvania, I learned to appreciate the merits of hard work and sacrifice.

Prior to opening my own practice, I was an associate for a prominent civil rights law firm. The case on which I worked the hardest involved faulty urinalysis drug tests administered by the Bexar County Probation Department and their contracted drug lab. Those cases made me aware of the gross amount of injustice within the criminal justice system and served as the force behind the opening of my own criminal defense firm later on in 2009.

While attending law school on a scholarship at Texas Tech University, I interned for the Innocence Project of Texas, reading letters from incarcerated citizens and analyzing their claims of wrongful imprisonment. I also served as a research assistant for a law professor. I conducted research for the article: "Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater: A Call to Reinstate the Public Housing Drug Elimination Program" (Vol. 18, No. 4), published in the American Bar Association Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. I also participated in the trial advocacy program, and acted as a student attorney for Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, advocating for citizens in court before I even graduated law school.

In college, I graduated Magna Cum Laude, or "with high honors," mostly while working full-time as a food server at local restaurants in additional to a full-time course load. This was also a time when I had my only brush with the law involving numerous traffic tickets I had received over the course of a few years. As a college student, I could not afford to pay the hefty tickets fines and had my driver's license suspended as a result; I learned the hard way how unforgiving the law can be.

Today, I have a thriving criminal defense practice, having handled over 1000 criminal cases in over 20 Texas counties. I make my home in Helotes with my wife Tracy, an aspiring educational psychologist, and children Dylan and Madeline. I like to attend San Antonio Spurs games, watch my Pittsburgh Steelers, and take my family to Sea World.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 67%
    8 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Sex Crime: 11%
    1 year
  3. Expungement: 11%
    1 year
  4. DUI & DWI: 11%
    8 years, 500 cases



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Contact info

Law Office of Roberto Ambrosino, PLLC

17806 Interstate 10 West
Suite 300
San Antonio, TX, 78257


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200807/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Premier AttorneyNational Academy of Jurisprudence2016
Best Criminal Defense LawyerScene in SA Magazine2016
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
MemberNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
"A" RatingBetter Business Bureau2014
Best Criminal Defense LawyerScene in SA Magazine2013
Best Criminal Defense LawyerScene in SA Magazine2012
Board of Regents ScholarshipTexas Tech University School of Law2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberLaw Office of Roberto Ambrosino, PLLC2009 - Present
AssociateDavid Van Os & Associates, P.C.2008 - 2009
Research AssistantLaw Professor Wendy Ross2007 - 2008
Student AttorneyLegal Aid Of Northwest Texas2007 - 2008
InternInnocence Project of Texas2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of Texas Criminal Justice SectionMember2012 - Present
Better Business BureauN/AN/A
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2011 - 2013
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2011 - 2012
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2009 - 2013
San Antonio Young Lawyers AssociationN/A2009 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. J.M.Not Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Bar Assocation (ABA) Journal of Affordable HousingThrowing the Baby out with the Bathwater: A Call to Reinstate the Public Housing Drug Elimination Program2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas Tech University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Slippery Rock University of PennsylvaniaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005