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Gustavo A. Grajales

Gustavo A. Grajales


Location: Brownsville, Texas
Phone: 956-542-7441
Fax: 956-380-0254
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Gustavo was born and raised in Harlingen, Texas. After graduating from the Michigan State University College of Law, Gustavo returned home and served the local community as an Assistant District Attorney with the Cameron County District Attorney’s Office. As a felony prosecutor, Gustavo successfully tried cases to juries in the Justice, County, and District Courts as well as drafted briefs to the 13th Court of Appeals and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Later, Gustavo entered the private sector to practice civil trial and appellate litigation. On October 27th, 2022, before the Supreme Court of Texas, Gustavo and his colleagues presented oral arguments in Rattray v. City of Brownsville, which concerned the Texas Tort Claims Act and a municipality’s plea to the jurisdiction. The Texas Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in favor of Gustavo and his colleague’s clients, which clarified the statute’s language concerning usage of motor driven equipment, proximate causation, and the requirements to sufficiently plead waiver of governmental immunity.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Insurance Defense
  • Deceptive Trade Practice Act Defense
  • Contract Disputes
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Criminal & Juvenile Defense
  • Appellate Practice
  • Trial Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2022


Edward A. Sandoval & Gustavo A. Grajales, When A Child Is An Adult: The Texas Certification Process, U. N Tex. Dall. L. Rev., Dec. 2022, https://untdlaw.wixsite.com/accessible-law/post/when-a-child-is-an-adult-the-texas-certification-process


  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan, J.D. Magna Cum Laude, 2018
  • University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, Texas, B.A. Political Science & History, 2012

Past Employment

  • The Law Offices of Gustavo A. Grajales, PLLC., Managing Member, 2020-2023
    John Saenz & Associates, P.C., Associate, 2022-2023
  • Cameron County District Attorney’s Office, Felony Prosecutor, 2017, 2018-2022

Honors And Awards

  • MSU College of Law Jurisprudence Achievement Award
    Consumer Law, Fall 2017
  • MSU College of Law Jurisprudence Achievement Award
    Business Enterprises, Fall 2016
  • MSU College of Law Dean’s List
    Awarded All Semesters 2015-2018
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon Charles R. Walgreen Leadership Award,
    2016 – 2017

Professional Assns. And Memberships

  • Cameron County Bar Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association (Former)
  • Texas District & County Attorneys Association (Former)
  • Michigan State University College of Law Inn of Court (Former)

Fraternities And Sororities

  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Pi Sigma Alpha
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