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Michael Andrew Garbe

also known as Andy Garbe

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Assistant County Attorney 

Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Andy Garbe was a gold-miner, weather observer on offshore oilrigs, and finally spent sixteen years as a paramedic with the Anchorage Fire Department.  Andy and his wife, Christie, moved to Austin in 2005 so that he could attend law school at the University Texas.  During law school, Andy clerked for the City of Austin Law Department and participated in the Criminal Defense and Actual Innocence clinics.  After graduation, Andy headed north for a one-year judicial clerkship with the Honorable Stephanie Joannides in Anchorage. Upon returning to Austin, Andy prosecuted for the City of Austin Law Department, then went into private practice for three years before returning to prosecution with the Travis County Attorney's Office.




  • Bachelor of Arts in History, The University of Alaska, Anchorage

  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas




  • State Bar of Texas

  • College of the State Bar of Texas

  • American Bar Association

  • Austin Bar Association

  • University of Texas-Texas Exes Life Member





Practice areas


  1. Government: 100%

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  • Peter John Marek

    6 years of law practice with three as a former City attorney prosecutor is very court experienced. Knowledge of the law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions here. Andy has a huge advantage over many defense attorneys having been former prosecutor. "They know that he knows what they know". Client reviews in his case are the ultimate compliment and they are stellar. READ THEM! Endorsements from peer attorneys are also outstanding. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him ASAP.


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  • Sean Cleary

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Randy Schaffer Scholar in Criminal DefenseMr. Randolph L. Schaffer, Jr2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant County AttorneyTravis County County Attorney2016 - Present
OwnerGarbe Law Firm, PLLC2014 - 2016
PartnerSullivan & Garbe, PLLC2013 - 2014
Assistant City AttorneyCity Of Austin2010 - 2013
Hearings OfficerTexas Workforce Commission2009 - 2010
Law Clerk to the Honorable Stephanie JoannidesAlaska Court System2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2012 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A2008
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TCDLA Forensics/Technology CLECase Management in the Cloud2014
City of Austin Monthly CLECommunity Prosecution2012
City of Austin Monthly CLECross Examination: Fundamental Concepts2011