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Roberto Ambrosino Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   34 reviews

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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 all accused citizens—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.

Past

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 ticket fines and had my driver's license suspended as a result, I learned the hard way how unforgiving the law can be.

Present & Future

Today, I have a thriving criminal defense practice. I have been practicing for almost a decade, handling thousands of criminal cases in over 30 Texas counties. I have been recognized for excellence in criminal defense, and have accumulated nearly 100 positive reviews and attorney endorsements on the internet. I make my home in Helotes with my wife Tracy, a school psychologist, and children Dylan, Madeline, and Claire. When not in court, I spend my free time attending San Antonio Spurs games, watching my Pittsburgh Steelers, and taking my family to Sea World and the San Antonio Zoo.

Licensed for 14 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2008
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Roberto

Law Office of Roberto Ambrosino, PLLC
17806 Interstate 10 West
Suite 300
San Antonio, TX, 78257

Reviews

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Posted by Alberto | May 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed FAST!
Roberto Ambrosino is a highly experienced and effective criminal defense attorney. He handled my case very professionally and was able to get it dismissed at my second court hearing!
Posted by Anthony | December 6, 2017
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Great!
I'm so happy how my case turned out. I was accused of a embarrassing crime. Mr Ambrosino found how the police did a bad investigation and arrested me. Tho there was differences between myself and Mr Ambrosino I believe he was doing what was best for me I still give him 5 stars because I know he worked hard on the case and was extremely confident on his defense of me. Plus his prices are fair and after my case was dismissed he said he'll give me a good price on expungement which I'll be back to work with him. I highly recommend Roberto Ambrosino!
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Posted by Bernadine | November 29, 2017
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Awesome Experience
I hired Mr. Ambrosino for a family member and he did a phenomenal job. He got out to make a visit within the week. He responded promptly to communications. More importantly he got the results we wanted. I couldn’t of had a better experience. Thank you Mr. Ambrosino!
Posted by Curtis | November 26, 2017
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Excellent Attorney!
Hands down the best attorney I’ve ever hired! His knowledge, responsiveness, affordability and experience were instrumental in getting my case dismissed. I hired Mr. Ambrosino after doing quite a bit of research online. His client and peer reviews were excellent and the layout, information and ease of navigating his website provided me enough information to know what to expect for my DWI case. He answered my initial email very promptly and we set up an appointment to review and discuss my case the next day. During my appointment we went over my specific circumstances and developed possible defense strategies. His attorney fees were very reasonable and he worked with me on a down payment and a payment plan that fit my budget. He was able to handle a few administrative discrepancies with my case immediately, resulting in a significant amount of stress relief and confidence in his abilities. During the entire process, Mr. Ambrosino was very easy to contact and communicate with. He was very open to sharing all evidence and information with me and allowed me to be very involved during the case. He gave me options to consider and recommended truthfully what to expect. One of the most impressive aspects of hiring Mr. Ambrosino was in his court presence. Before going to trial, his confidence, ability to negotiate the DA’s position and how he disputed the evidence with the Judge granted me an immediate motion to suppress and a dismissal on the spot. Not only was my case over with, I didn’t have to spend a lot more money going to trial, which speaks a lot for Mr. Ambrosino’s character, honesty and ethics! I would highly recommend his services to anyone.
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Posted by Wright | October 17, 2017
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Case dismissed
I just want to thank you for everything that you’ve done for me and helped me with the whole situation from beginning to end! It has been a big relief for me and my family that this case was dismissed! I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Alexander | July 26, 2017
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As good as they get.....
Mr. Ambrosino is the epitome of what it means to be a professional and it shows through his work ethic. He has been remarkable in handling my case and whenever I had a question or concern, he was quick to respond and assist me. Mr. Ambrosino will work hard for you and do what it takes to ensure that your one bad choice does not affect the rest of your life nor let it define you. Because of Mr. Ambrosino, I am on my way to beginning a Pre-trial Diversion program, that once completed, will allow me to expunge my record and be successful in life. I cannot explain how grateful I am for his hard work and for always putting me first. He works for you, not for the district attorney. He puts your best interest at the top of his list and ensures you get the outcome you deserve. This is as good as they get. I don't know what I would have done if I hadn't picked Mr. Ambrosino, but he gave me peace of mind and gave me hope. We all make mistakes and Mr. Ambrosino understands that. He is remarkable and will get your case done right. Do not take my word for it, if you need a lawyer to FIGHT FOR YOU, Mr. Ambrosino is the man to get it done. And best of all, he does it at a cost far less than other defense lawyers. Don't roll the dice and take chances, just talk to Mr. Ambrosino and let him do the work for you. You will be glad you did. I'm on my way to getting my life back on track and I have him to thank for that. Thank you Mr. Ambrosino. :)
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Posted by Adrianna | May 4, 2017
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Thank you!
I highly recommend Mr. Ambrosino. I am very pleased with his professionalism and the resolution of my case.
Posted by rene | April 9, 2017
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case dismissed
Roberto ambrosino helped me get out of a tough situation, case dismissed! I highly recommend him his an awesome lawyer!
Posted by Christopher | March 21, 2017
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Roberto Ambrosino did a amazing job on my case!
I hired Mr. Ambrosino to take my case for Public intoxication. He responded immediately, answered every question I had about the case. He took care of everything I could ask for, the case will be dismissed and eventually expunged! 5 OUT OF 5 STAR RATING! I would recommend Mr. Ambrosino to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2017
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This Attorney is by far the very best!
Roberto handled two cases for us one in Travis county one in Bexar county he got a 4th DWI dismissed in Travis county and revocation of Probation dismissed in Bexar county he is beyond a great Attorney and did not charge a fortune we will be forever grateful
Posted by James | September 8, 2016
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Professional
I had a night 2 years ago which landed me in serious trouble. The follow up from Rob and professionally stating my case to the district attorney concluded with a pre trial diversion in which I will be able to have this removed completely from my record. He can make miracles happen.
Posted by Tony N Brigitte | September 6, 2016
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Victim of theft
Never in my life had I ever been in trouble! NEVER! I found myself in a predicament where my future was jeopardized forever! I called many attorney's who quoted me a fee that was outrageous. I came across Mr. Ambrosino's website and he quoted me with a fee that was half of everyone else's which made me skeptical. Nonetheless I followed my gut and I'm glad I did. After our initial meeting I knew I had made the right choice. Within months he had the class B reduced to a class C and dismissed with an agreement to complete the pre trial diversion program in order to get my case expunged within months. Which was my goal from the beginning. I'm glad to say that my case has been expunged! It was an easy process because I had the right person on my side. He believed in me and never backed down! You don't need to look else where, he's the real deal! Call him today!
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Posted by Mon | August 31, 2016
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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED DONT LOOK ANY FURTHER
Case dismissed. I have never been in trouble with the law my entire life. Sat down with mr ambrosino during our consultation he was so cool he was talking to me as If we were on a fishing trip. I was a nervous wreck facing a felony charge. I'll never forget during one of our conversations he told me "let's not worry about what has happened or is out our control lets just worry about what we can control." I got my life back and I'm so happy words can describe how I feel. If u are looking for an HONEST hard working smart attorney this is your guy!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2014
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Criminal Defense advice session
Rob gave me excellent advice and confirmed that I need an atty to go to court for me and plea my case. Thank you so much. It was worth the $30 for peace of mind
Posted by Stephanie | April 12, 2016
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Excellent Defense Attorney
Rob Ambrosino is an attorney of high integrity, who has a strong willingness to fight for his clients. After facing the possibility of 25 years to life on false charges, my boyfriend's case was dismissed completely, thanks to the diligent efforts of Mr. Ambrosino! I couldn't have asked for a better result.
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2016
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MJ-Extremely Satisfied Client
Mr. Ambrosino was so helpful in guiding me through the PreTrial Diversion Program in Bexar County,Texas. He was very knowledgable and provided all the assistance necessary for me to complete the program successfully. I feel he is an excellent attorney and a compassionate person, as well. He gave me not only the necessary legal support, but also his compassionate and caring spirit helped me get through this difficult situation I had put myself in. I highly recommend Mr.Ambrosino and am grateful that I was blessed with the opportunity to have him represent me.
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Posted by Yazan Merhi | December 9, 2015
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Superb, plain and simple
I contacted Mr Roberto through Avvo and he replied to me in a very timely matter. We discussed my case briefly, he knew all the right questions to ask and got all the details he needed. He filled all the necessary paperwork in the same day and I got my case resolved within a week! I have never had such an efficient and professional attorney in my life. He was more than fair with his fees and was definitely worth every dime! Made my Christmas for sure.
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Posted by Jihan | December 3, 2015
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Excellent attorney that will fight for your rights!
I was arrested on a ridiculous charge and after reading Mr. Ambrosino's reviews from previous clients I decided to hire him for my case. Reviews DO matter! It is why I chose him and I was glad I did from the first conversation. He is honest and will call you back promptly when you leave a message. He accommodated my busy schedule and was able to handle everything over the phone and via email/fax. He even worked with me on a payment plan. He fought for me at the bench and won my case first try. Thank You Robert!!
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Posted by David | November 11, 2015
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GREAT JOB!!!!
Roberto Ambrosino Jr. did an outstanding job for me , I would strongly recommend his service to any one.He got my charges dropped on family violence terroistic threat with ease. He was very knowlegable with the system. He also kept in contact with me about my case . Thank you Rob. David.
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2015
Great attorney who helped get my case dismissed
When I met Mr. Ambrosino for my initial consultation, he laid out a plan of action that would get my case dismissed in the fastest way possible. I wanted to go another route, but I listened to his advise and everything happened as he said it would. My case was dismissed and I can rest at night knowing that it is over. Rob has a bright future as an attorney in San Antonio and I would recommend him to anyone who is needing a sharp, well-educated and capable Defense Attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • Law Office of Roberto Ambrosino, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate
  • David Van Os & Associates, P.C.
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Research Assistant
  • Law Professor Wendy Ross
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Student Attorney
  • Legal Aid Of Northwest Texas
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Intern
  • Innocence Project of Texas
  • 2007 - 2007
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Education

  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • State v. J.M.
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • State Bar of Texas Criminal Justice Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • N/A
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2011 - 2012
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - 2013
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Scene S.A. Magazine
  • 2017
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Scene S.A. Magazine
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2016
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • "A" Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2013
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2012
  • Board of Regents Scholarship
  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • 2005
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Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (37)
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Ambrosino to always be an effective, aggressive advocate for his clients. He has the legal knowledge and jury skills to provide excellent representation to his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob is a great criminal lawyer. Whenever I get a client who needs help in the San Antonio area, I always send them to Rob."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Robert is an ethical, skilled and learned attorney, who zealously advocates on behalf on his clients, regardless of the daunting circumstances he may confront, or overwhelming odds for success. Robert is well-respected by his peers and opposing attorneys, since his is not only very professional, but thoroughly prepares for the defense of his clients, leaving nothing to chance. He is a fine trial lawyer, and I confidently recommend him as your legal counsel."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Experienced and capable. An excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Respected and active in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rob is a professional and highly motivated to work and find a solution for his clients."
Family Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Other
"Rob is a great legal mind and works hard for his clients. I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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San Antonio Criminal defense Lawyer Roberto Ambrosino Jr.
Roberto Ambrosino Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 14 years
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