Eric Benavides is a criminal defense attorney in Houston, TX.  He is a co-founder of Benavides & Serrano, PLLC.  He is a member of the Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, National College of DUI Defense, and is licensed to practice law in the state by the Supreme Court of Texas and federally by the Southern District of Texas.

He is a graduate of the prestigious Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Trial College, and has received continued legal education in every area of criminal law.  Mr. Benavides is a proven trial lawyer with multiple Not Guilty verdicts to his name, many No Bills, and countless dismissals.  Mr. Benavides has been named one of the Top Lawyers in Houston, TX by Houstonia magazine, and has earned a perfect 10.0 rating on AVVO, where he currently has a 100% review rating by former clients.  This recognition has also earned him the AVVO Client Choice award on multiple occasions.

Mr. Benavides took the additional time and classes to become certified to perform the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.  This gives him the benefit of having the same training that the officers who arrest his clients took.  It is a step not many lawyers take, and essential in “Being More Prepared Than Your Opposition”.

Mr. Benavides earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Texas and his Juris Doctorate from the Texas Tech University School of Law.

Mr. Benavides was born and raised in Kingsville, TX, where he was the Valedictorian of Academy High School.

Areas of Practice:

  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions:

  • State of Texas
  • Federal Southern District of Texas


  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • University of Texas, Austin

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • HCCLA Board of Directors


  • Spanish
  • English