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Jorge Vela

Attorney at Austin, TX

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2011
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Jorge Vela is a criminal defense attorney in Austin, Texas.  Jorge Vela represents individuals accused of state and federal crimes.  Mr. Vela is a former federal and state prosecutor and has experience in cases involving driving while intoxicated (DWI), assualt, sexual assault, domestic violence, drug possession, murder, kidnapping, alien smuggling, and firearms trafficking.

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Jorge Vela
818 W 10th St
Ste A
Austin, TX, 78703


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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Greatest!!
Jorge was absolutely amazing.. He changed our family forever.. He got our case dismissed within days.. and called us as soon as it closed. His professionalism, accuracy, and upfront character re-assured us that we were in the best hands. He is more than worth it, he's a game changer. We are forever grateful for him and his firm.
Posted by Tommy | May 27, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Jorge gave me hope
From the minute I walked into Jorge’s office I felt good. When we sat down and spoke about why I was there I was treated with the utmost attention and respect. I broke down crying a few times and Jorge was professional and very concerned about my situation. When I left his office I had other attorneys to visit but I felt so good that I went home and knew that Jorge was my attorney. Jorge showed me emotion, a human element you do not find in some attorneys. I do not know how to really put into words what he has done for me. These past two years have been extremely rough for me. I have had my breakdowns and he has been there for me to inform me the laws, the fine print that we common citizens just do not know about. Jorge also talked to me like a man, he talked to me like a person and not a CASE! I feel that is very important. I never was called by a secretary about anything to do with my case. Jorge called me directly! Literally I could go on and on because this time in my life caused me so much loss and suffering and Jorge defended me and I am so grateful that I walked into his office two years ago. Jorge, thank you.
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Posted by William | November 17, 2020
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Amazing Lawer
This guy is amazing he worked wonders and I really mean that. He was beyond understanding and Patient throughout the whole process I can’t give enough Praise thank you very much.
Posted by Blanca Janeth Arteaga | October 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent !!
I called the lawyer Jorge Vela for a consultation, it was the first time I asked for legal help and I was very scared and nervous, He answered all my questions and helped me feel more confident and really made me feel better, definitely with that conversation I did not hesitate to ask for his services and thank God He was very efficient, fast and always available to answer my calls and answer my questions, He is a Very Complete Lawyer, I recommend him 1000%, Thank you Attorney Jorge Vela. llame a el abogado jorge vela para una consulta , era la primera vez que pedia por ayuda legal y estaba muy asustada y nerviosa , El contesto a todas mis preguntas y me ayudo a sentirme mas confiada y verdaderamente me hizo sentir mejor , definitivamente con esa conversacion no dudé en pedir sus servicios y gracias a dios El fue muy eficaz, rapido y siempre estubo para contestar mis llamadas y atender a mis preguntas , Es Un Abogado Muy Completo, Lo Recomiendo al 1000 % , Gracias Abogado Jorge Vela.
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Posted by William | October 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professionalism at its finest
I am very thankful to have found Mr. Vela in my time of need. First offense and was looking at a felony. He did what he needed to do to get my case dismissed and was able to do it without pushing me over the edge with stress. Very responsive and knows how to explain the process to someone like me who doesn't know much about the law and what needs to be done to get the kind of results that you can agree with. This man was nothing short of a miracle for me and my case.
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Posted by Melody | September 27, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
I have consulted with Jorge on various legal matters, including two criminal issues. On both criminal cases he was very thorough and took the time to clearly explain our options. I have also had the opportunity to watch him represent someone in a jury trial on an unrelated criminal case (I worked near the courthouse). Very impressive!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Law Office of Jorge Vela, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Travis County District Attorney's Office
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Trial Attorney
  • Department Of Justice
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office Webb County
  • 2011 - 2013
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  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Liberal Arts
  • 2006


  • Austin Bar Association
  • 2019 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Austin Lawyer Jorge Vela
Jorge Vela
Austin, TX
Licensed for 12 years
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