Kevin Acevedo has ample experience as a trial lawyer, focusing primarily in the areas of personal injury and criminal law. He also has litigation experience in other kinds of cases including construction law, insurance law, civil rights, employment discrimination and numerous commercial/business disputes (including contracts, intellectual property, franchise-franchisee relations, bankruptcy and maritime, among others). He has experience with arbitrations and mediation, and with complex business transactions as well.

Mr. Acevedo was admitted to practice law in Texas in 2013 and has experience in state courts as well as federal courts in Texas. Prior thereto, Mr. Acevedo had worked as a lawyer in Puerto Rico since he became licensed in the year 2000. In fact, he had worked in the litigation department of the largest, corporate law firm in Puerto Rico, and prior to that had also served as Deputy Legal Counsel and Deputy Legislative Advisor of Legislative Affairs to the Governor of Puerto Rico, and well as General Counsel for the P.R. Commerce Department.

Additionally, he was an Adjunct Professor at the Inter-American University School of Law for 3 years (2006-2009) lecturing law students on subjects related to federal courts, trial and appellate practice. At the beginning of his career, he had the honor of clerking for a federal U.S. District Judge and in Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court.

Mr. Acevedo is fully bilingual (Spanish and English). He obtained his law degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law, where he served as a member of the Law Review, as Vice Editor-in-Chief, and worked as Research and Teaching Assistant to Professor at Law and former Law School Dean David M. Heldfeld, J.S.D.

He was selected to represent his law school in two (2) prestigious competitions: the Cathy Bennett National Federal Criminal Trial Competition (of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers) in Chicago, Illinois, and the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, in Washington, D.C., where he was listed as one of the “Top 100 Oralists.” Mr. Acevedo obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Puerto Rico (magna cum laude).


Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury (car accidents, work injuries, dog bites)
  • Business Disputes
  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Rights

Bar Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. District Court District of Puerto Rico

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Houston Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Eastern Chamber of Commerce

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, Inter American University School of Law, 2006 – 2009
  • Conference on Trial Litigation (strategies), New York City, 2002—James McElhaney, Joseph C. Hostetler Professor of Trial Advocacy

Hobbies

  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boarding
  • Reading

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish