Gustavo H. Villalpando


Gustavo was born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico and, as an undocumented child, he moved with his parents as they worked throughout the southeastern United States. This unique life experience forged within him an exhaustive understanding of the opportunities available in the United States as well as the obstacles one must overcome to live the American Dream.

He received his citizenship in 1986. Shortly afterwards, he began working for a personal injury law firm in an entry-level capacity. Over the years he tirelessly studied the actual practice of law as he worked his way up the chain of command at various law firms. He has worked with attorneys on a local, state, and national level regarding law firm management, litigation, trial strategy, advertising, contract negotiations, and financial matters. Throughout his career in law, Gustavo has sought to help injured folks in a professional, ethical, and efficient manner. Gustavo is licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Texas.

As a partner, Gustavo continues to build an incredibly talented group of trial attorneys to fight for the law firm’s clients. His tenacity and understanding of the social and legal fabric in Texas make him an asset to all of his clients inside or outside of the courtroom.

Gustavo’s practice focuses solely on helping and representing injured people.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury


  • Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • University of Houston
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science
    • Minor: Mexican American Studies


  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Houston Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Personal and Interests

  • Gustavo and his wife are proud parents to one daughter
  • He is fluent in Spanish (his first language)
  • He is an avid runner having completed numerous marathons and long distance races
  • He is also an earnest golfer


In 2012 Gustavo saw the need to help students at the University of Houston and formed, through the Crim & Villalpando Law Firm, two annual scholarships:

  • The Gustavo H. Villalpando Scholarship for Foreign Born Students; &
  • The Gustavo H. Villalpando Excelente Scholarship.

Both scholarships continue to be awarded annually at the University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies.

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