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Roland Michael Rivera

Criminal defense Attorney at Lubbock, TX

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2015
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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About Roland

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Roland Rivera is a knowledgeable, savvy, and aggressive criminal defense attorney who prides himself in being able to relate to his clients. Being a first-generation college student born and raised in West Texas, Roland personally knows the challenges and difficulties many of his clients are facing when dealing with a legal issue. It is not uncommon for clients to tell Roland that he is a “Lawyer for the People,” which is one of the best compliments Roland could receive.


Roland has substantial knowledge and experience in DWIs, drug cases, and other criminal matters. He has represented clients in over hundreds of contested hearings and trials throughout the state. Roland frequently attends advanced level trainings and seminars across Texas to further his knowledge and skills to better serve his clients. His extensive knowledge of the law and police procedure, combined with his willingness to fight for his clients, have often resulted in favorable results for his clients.


Roland graduated with honors from The University of Texas School of Law in Austin, one of the most prestigious law schools in the country. In addition to graduating at the top of his law school class, Roland received the Jurisprudence Award for Advocacy and had an article published in a legal journal. As a law student, Roland clerked for several notable criminal defense attorneys in Austin, San Antonio, and Lubbock. During his clerkships, Roland worked with all types of criminal cases, ranging from class C tickets to fighting for clients on death row. Roland also practiced law as a student attorney in Texas Law’s esteemed criminal defense clinic. Roland also graduated magna cum laude from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.


Many of Roland’s clients are completely unfamiliar with the court system, so he makes sure that his clients understand the process. Roland knows that everyone makes mistakes—and that does not make someone a bad person; that makes them human. One of Roland's favorite quotes, which applies to his practice's philosophy, is:  We are all better than the worst decision we have ever made.

Location

Law Office of Roland Rivera
602B Broadway
Lubbock, TX, 79401

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Posted by Katy | October 14, 2020
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Client
10/10 recommend! Roland is dedicated to his job and getting his clients the best resolution possible. His communication and hard work is by far the best I have ever experienced. You will not be disappointed if you use him!
Posted by Quentin | February 22, 2020
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Best in Lubbock County
I was arrested for a charge of possession of marijuana, I immediately went to Roland. Roland is a First Class Criminal Defense Attorney, he will do what is best for you and your case.
Posted by Daniel | September 17, 2019
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Great!
Roland was very effective and efficient. He was able to get my tickets dropped and lowered as well as having them dismissed from record. He was also able to have my drug case dismissed.
Posted by Matthew | August 9, 2019
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The best in town
Mr Rivera I can't thankyou enough he not only kept his word on doing his best in helping me beat my ticket being a cdl holder it's pretty tough once giving a ticket but Rivera kept his word and we got the ticket dismissed he stayed on top of everything like he said he would he would call or email me with any updates or changes not ONCE did I ever have to call him to ask how it was coming along and not to mention I called about 5 other lawyers about my situation and got denied or was told their was not much they could do for me as when I talked to Mr Rivera he automatically said he would do his best and not go out with out a fight and that's exactly what he did so I highly recommend Mr Rivera for any needs I definitely will use him again if I ever need an attorney once again thankyou for all your hard work
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Posted by D. Alex | June 5, 2019
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Employment Law Expert
Mr. Rivera is very calm, rational, and gave me excellent legal advice. He wrote some of the best legal briefs I ever read. Whether verbally or in writing, Mr. Rivera's responses were sound, rational, and realistic. I would use him again or refer him to someone without hesitation.
Posted by Danny | June 1, 2019
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Highly Recommended
Roland represented me on two different occasions and was extremely knowledgeable and helpful on both. Roland is very kind and patient as he answered numerous questions that I had and was always available or would return the call immediately. I would recommend Roland to anyone, in any situation, he’s the best out there and he cares!
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Posted by Mary | May 16, 2018
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Great Experience
I had a great experience with this Law Office! Roland answered all of my questions, gave me all the info I needed, and made me feel comfortable. I would use his expertise again & highly recommend him to others. •Trusting, Caring, Excellent
Posted by Martin D. | April 15, 2018
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Highly recommended
After being faced with some unexpected legal issues and talking to a couple of business associates, Mr. Rivera came highly recommended. I was amazed that he contacted me on a Friday afternoon when 90% of all other lawyers are done with the week. He had my issues resolved on a matter of 2 business days and I couldn't be any more content. Now he will be working on my LLC in a matter of a month or two. I would recommend Roland to anyone who is looking for a hard working, knowledgeable, and affordable attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2018
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Amazingggggg Attorney
Roland is very professional, smart and kind!!! He truly is an amazing Attorney. He has helped me in many ways and I am very grateful for him and his work!
Posted by Clarissa | November 9, 2017
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Best In The West
Very professional and good at what he does! Was able to get my case dropped and also kept in constant contact with me regarding everything. Would choose him over anyone else every time guaranteed!
Posted by Shylowe | November 7, 2017
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Extremely helpful and professional
After contacting Roland, I felt a sense of hope regarding my case. He answered all of my questions thoroughly and gave me a greater understanding. I would definitely recommend anyone seeking a lawyer to make him your first call.
Posted by Marcus | November 2, 2017
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Mr. Rivera wrote up a lease for me on short notice when I rented out my house. He was very professional and was very thorough in explaining the lease to me and made sure that it covered everything that I needed. He has also given me a lot of legal advice free of charge and without an appointment, this made me feel like he truly cares about his clients and is never too busy to answer any legal questions no matter how small.
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Posted by Kassie | January 8, 2017
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Roland Rivera
Roland Rivera helped explain the process of a divorce to me and was extremely patient with any questions I had. I would definitely hire him myself and recommend him to anyone!!
Posted by Alyssa | December 14, 2016
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AMAZING LAWYER
This lawyer is one amazing person. It was my first time ever needing a lawyer and he helped walk me through every single process, and explained everything step by step! I would highly recommend this lawyer to anyone!
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Roland Rivera
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Private Law Firm
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • Private Law Firm
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Private Law Firm
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Law Clerk
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 2013 - 2013
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Education

  • University of Texas
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2015
  • Texas Tech University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Honors Graduate
  • The University of Texas School of Law
  • 2015
  • Jurisprudence Award
  • Law School Trial Advocacy
  • 2013

Publications

  • Texas Entertainment and Sports Law Journal
  • The American Idol Dream or Nightmare?: Singing Competitions and the Rise to Fame
  • 2015

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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Roland on numerous projects. He is meticulous, well organized, and gives his all for each and every client."
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Lubbock Criminal defense Lawyer Roland Michael Rivera
Roland Michael Rivera
Criminal defense Attorney
Lubbock, TX
Licensed for 8 years