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Rafael C Morales

Criminal defense Attorney at El Paso, TX

4.7   41 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Rafael

Learn Rafael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Felonies. Misdemeanors. State. Federal. DWI. Assault.

    19 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    15%

  3. Car accident
    10%

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%

    19 years

  5. Domestic violence
    10%

    19 years, 200 cases

  6. Violent crime
    5%

    19 years, 500 cases

With a legacy of results and a well-earned reputation for diligent client services in both criminal and civil cases, Attorney Rafael C. Morales is ready to fight for his clients. He has taken more than 50 criminal defense cases to trial and has never worked on the other side of the aisle as a prosecutor. Mr. Morales has tried both major felony crimes and misdemeanors arrests, including cases involving serious injury or death. His experience includes trying cases involving DWI, drug possession, assault and domestic violence, arson, robbery, burglary, and the aggravated sexual assault of a minor. Mr. Morales has also worked on hundreds of cases that didn't require trials before a jury. Additionally, he handles cases involving serious personal injury and wrongful death resulting from the negligent actions of others. As a resident of El Paso for nearly two decades, Mr. Morales represents clients in a wide range of complicated matters in and around El Paso and Sierra Blanca, Texas.

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Location

Rafael C. Morales Attorney at Law
416 N. Stanton St.
5th Floor -- Suite 502
El Paso, TX, 79901-1253

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  41 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
FIVE STAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
I contacted Attorney Morales regarding a free consultation to see what my options were to handle my (at the time) active warrant. He patiently listened to my entire story and quickly provided the best course of action to dismiss the warrant during the free consultation. I immediately retained him as my criminal defense attorney. Two weeks after my free consultation, I received a copy of the motion to dismiss my warrant ALREADY signed by the judge. After my warrant was dismissed, we discussed expungement so I requested an invoice for expungement then paid it as swiftly as possible. I highly recommend him and I am extremely grateful for the superior outcome achieved by Attorney Rafael C. Morales.
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Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
My wife and I hired Mr Morales, for an accident that occurred in El Paso. We felt that the accident needed an attorney to advise us of TX laws since we are from FL and received a ticket from the El Paso PD. knowing it was wrong and the Insurance company is trying to collet our deductible since the EL Paso Police will not cancel the ticket. . Not only does ths attorney to take time to talk to you but understands the problem and will support you because he takes personal interest and does an outstanding job much more than the average attorney. We highly recommend if you are looking for a good attorney that has experience and drive to help you out I urge you to contact him. Dave Stanton 352-422-2644
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Sincere, understanding, and professional
I had consulted him about my issue during a weekend. He was was very informative and helped me understand my options. Pretty funny and easy to get along with too.
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed
I hired Mr. Morales because I was charged for a felony that I did not commit. It was a long process but after 15 months my case was dismissed. He is very flexible and understanding when it comes to payments. If you need an affordable and seasoned lawyer, give him a call
Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He broke it down and was very informational
He took my call on the behalf my cousin, who's being charged, and broke it down for me in very good detail. He was polite and gave me all the information I need. Even though I didn't hire him nor will my cousin (which I don't know why) I believe that if I live in El Paso and some ish went down I would be the first to call/hire him. I believe his price is worth it.
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Posted by sunshine | May 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING LAWYER
I hired Mr. Morales for a 2nd degree felony that I didn't commit. He was very honest with me from the very beginning and stood by me every step of the way. In my opinion Mr. Morales has pride and integrity for his job and in who he is and will go far and beyond for his clients. There is no words to express my gratitude for this awesome lawyer, I'm grateful to God for putting him in my path. I am able to shut this chapter of my life and continue with my life again. :)
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Posted by Jt | April 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
He was very helpful through our consultation and gave me some great advise!!
Posted by Tam | March 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Took the time
Hey this guy was very knowledgeable and even though he was not able to represent me he still took the time to give me some much needed advice. Thanks sir! God bless you.
Posted by Michael Shelley | January 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
This guy is very very knowledgeable and experience and knows what to say will give advice if he can't help and lead you in the right direction.
Posted by Daniel Mendez | October 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest, knowledgeable best lawyer
I called just now it's Sunday around 1130ish he answered was very honest and open very willing to help I've been so stressed out he definitely placed my mind at ease made me feel very confident if it wasn't for him I'd still be in bed depressed thank you Mr Morales you did for me more than you know it's men like you that make me trust in lawyers you definitely had my issues in mind and I appreciate it anytime anyone I know needs a lawyer I will send them your way because you are trustworthy again thank you
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Available, friendly and helpful!
Answered the phone after hours on a weekend, helped calm my nerves and let me know what I can do. Highly recommend this man!!
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in town!
I had a misdemeanor and a felony, and he dismissed both cases. I recommend this lawyer in a heartbeat. He is a great lawyer, easy to get along with too. He knows how to talk in front of the judge and jurors.
Posted by Ramon | March 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dismissal of aggravated assault
I hired Mr. Morales in December of 2015. I was being charged with aggravated assault. He heard me story and immediately gave me confidence that he will do the best he can to prove my innocence. It was a stressful nearly 2 year battle but Mr. Morales and Mr. Huffman kept me confident and finally got the results I was waiting for. On march 21st 2017 my case was dismissed. I don't think this outcome would have been the same with any other legal representative. Thank you Mr. Morales and Mr. Huffman
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Posted by Hugo | March 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Down to earth and really intelligent lawyer highly recommended.
Posted by Josue | January 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CASE DISMISSED
I hired Rafael Morales and Rick Huffman to represent me in my assault family violence case and everything came out great! I was worried that this case was going to affect my immigration status here in the US, but they always kept me calm, gave me hope and reassured everything was going to be okay. They are great advicers, great people to talk to, but more than anything; THE BEST attorneys.
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Posted by Rose | December 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissed
I would hire and rehire and recommend everyone to this attorney firm..they really worked for my case and went out of their way to have my case dismissed!God bless this firm
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Service!
Meeting Rafael Moralies was a pleasant experience, because his ability to assist his clients in a precise, informative manner demonstrates his true professionalism. Offering facts and variable information for legal evaluation and advice was presented in a manner in which I can understand the law! I left feeling informed and more at ease after my visit. I would definitely recommend Rafael Morales for an informed consultation and representation!
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Posted by Billy | October 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dumped my old attorney for Mr. Morales
He explained to me intrinsic elements of my case that I wasn't aware of. I nearly made a plea deal for a crime I didn't commit with my old attorney. I went to him for free advice and I got the best free advice I ever received regarding my case. Filled me in on what my former attorney failed to tell me of what would happen if I accepted the plea. Knowledge is power and he certainly has it.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
This guy is the man!
Mr. Morales was very professional and answered all of my questions and made me feel extremely at ease. If I ever need an attorney in the future, I know who to call.
Posted by Arlene | July 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best Law Firm in El Paso, TX
My son was 14 yrs old at the time, when he slapped and kicked a 15 year old teen at school. Even though no medical attention was needed, the parents of the boy went ahead and pressed charges on our son. I got on the website Avvo, and found the Law office of Rafael C. Morales. I called and the Attorney Rafael C. Morales and right away he asked what had happened. He scheduled a free consultation that afternoon. After we hung up, I called my husband and told him that I had already decided ( before the consultation) that I wanted to hire Mr. Morales to represent our son. I was that impressed with him. When we get there, right away we are greeted by the staff and associates. During the consultation, Attorney Morales, introduces us to his associate Attorney Rick Huffman, and they asked our son what had happened. I was amazed as to how well they work together as a team. They asked a lot of questions and they were very assuring that our son would get the best representation. They kept their word and the charges were dropped! We were previously referred to another law firm, and the attorney ( who I won't name) that was assigned to us by a pre paid legal service (we've been paying for the last 20 plus years.) This was the only time that we ever used the services. He was very rude and condescending. He had already made up his mind that the outcome of our son would be guilty, and would be fined and on probation! We gave him a $100 consultation fee. The consultation was less than ten minutes! I will let pre paid legal services know how unprofessional this Attorney was. This is where I am thankful that a website like Avvo exists. Without Avvo, I would have probably not found or learned about The Law Office of Rafael C Morales and Associates. I will forever be thankful for their hard work and for getting the charges dropped. I highly recommend them!
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Rafael C. Morales, Attorney at Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Sr. Trial Attorney
  • El Paso County Public Defenders Office
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Texas Attorney General's Office
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Border Patrol Agent
  • United States Border Patrol
  • 2000 - 2002
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Education

  • University of Texas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Maryland, University College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers
  • 2015 - Present
  • El Paso Bar Association
  • Criminal Defense Section
  • 2015 - Present
  • El Paso Criminal Defense Bar
  • 2014 - Present
  • El Paso Bar Association
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2005 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • El Paso Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Order of The Barristers
  • University of Texas School of Law: Board of Advocates
  • 2005
  • Outstanding Member
  • University of Texas School of Law: Board of Advocates
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (33)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Rafa is an individual who is very intelligent, but better yet able to convince the jury that he is correct. Lots of individuals use the title "trial lawyer", Rafa is a lawyer who tries cases extremely well."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I've worked with Rafael on many cases and he is an excellent attorney. I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. We don't just share a name but have worked togeather representing people. Rafael is allot like me, frank, no nonsense, to the point, tells it like it is and in the end always willing to go to bat for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this fellow criminal defense lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Years of experience defending people in El Paso. I endorse Rafael Morales."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Rafael is a great attorney, and cares about his clients. I fully endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Having this much experience in Jury Trials is what a client should look for. The attorney who tries cases gets the respect need to convince the State to back down, and do the right thing! This attorney has that respect."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Honest and dedicated to his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Other
"Very determined and dedicated attorney. I endorse this lawyer"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer ! I endorse !"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Domestic violence Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rafael has great insight regarding serious issues of Domestic Violence. I am happy to endorse him."
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