Welcome to the Law Office of Roberto Ambrosino, PLLC. I take pride in being an advocate for the accused and for those whose backs are against the wall. I grew up in a working class, single parent household near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and became a first generation college graduate. I learned to appreciate the merits of hard work and sacrifice—which is why I work with my clients today to make legal representation a reality.
In college, I graduated with high honors while working as a waiter at local restaurants in addition to carrying a full-time course load. There I was involved with student government, and was named as an outstanding scholar in Political Science and History.
While attending law school on a scholarship at Texas Tech University, I interned for the Innocence Project, reading letters from incarcerated citizens and analyzing claims of wrongful imprisonment. I also served as a Research Assistant for a law professor, conducting research for the article: "Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater: A Call to Reinstate the Public Housing Drug Elimination Program" (Vol. 18, No. 4), published in the American Bar Association Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. I acted as a Student Attorney for Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, advocating for Texans in court before I even graduated law school.
My first job out of law school was for a prominent civil rights law office. The case on which I worked the hardest involved false positive urinalysis drug tests administered by the Bexar County Probation Department and their contracted drug lab. That case made me keenly aware of the injustices within the criminal justice system and served as the force behind the opening of my own criminal defense practice in 2009.
Today, I have a thriving criminal defense practice. I have handled thousands of criminal cases in over 40 Texas counties. My clients have included teachers, doctors, students, nurses, other lawyers, and working class Texans. I have accumulated over 100 positive client reviews and attorney endorsements. I have been recognized for excellence in criminal defense by Scene in S.A. and San Antonio Magazines, Expertise, Avvo, ThreeBest Rated, and I have been named as a Texas Rising Star by Super Lawyers for four consecutive years: 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021. I have been a member of the San Antonio and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Associations, the State Bar of Texas Criminal Justice Section, the College of the Bar, and have an “A+” rating from the Better Business Bureau.