super lawyers eric benavides

Eric Benavides is a proven trial attorney based out of Houston, TX.  He has multiple Not Guilty verdicts and Dismissals to his name.  He is a graduate of the prestigious Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Trial College in Huntsville, TX.  He is certified to perform the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and has done the certification multiple times.  This gives him the benefit of having MORE training that the officers who arrest his clients.

Eric was one of the few attorneys in Texas to be named a Super Lawyer Rising Star.  He is also continually recognized as one of the Top Lawyers in Houston by both the Houstonia and H-Texas Magainzes.  He has earned a perfect 10.0 rating on AVVO, where he currently has a 100% review rating by former clients.

Eric is a member of the following organizations:

  • Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association

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

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


Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • State of Texas


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


  • Spanish
  • English