Gary Tabakman is a criminal defense attorney representing clients in state and federal cases throughout Texas. Mr. Tabakman’s family immigrated to the United States in 1991 from Moscow, Russia and he is a fluent Russian speaker. He has long aspired to represent people who deserve to have knowledgeable and thorough representation. Mr. Tabakman believes that a confident and zealous advocate is a client's best defense.

Mr. Tabakman offices with prominent Houston attorneys and has been privileged to work with these lawyers prior to and during law school. He never worked as a prosecutor and believes pure experience as a defense lawyer builds a more thorough and knowledgeable attorney. Mr. Tabakman's colleagues have shared valuable knowledge in case preparation, investigation and trial techniques. Most importantly, he learned that every case is unique and each client deserves close and personal attention through the duration of their case.

Mr. Tabakman will defend your rights and interests in state and federal trial courts, whether you stand charged with DWI, an assault, a possession charge, or other criminal matter. The firm has a history of obtaining favorable results defending its clients in a broad range of criminal matters in state and federal cases throughout the United States. Mr. Tabakman also handles select family law cases in Texas.

Mr. Tabakman excelled in law school while continuing to work with the firm. He was given high pass recognition in his Voir Dire and Jury Communication, Criminal Law Trial Advocacy, Family Law Trial Advocacy, and Deposition Skills classes. 

Fighting Your Case

As a defense attorney, Gary Tabakman will aggressively defend you at each stage of your case. Comprehensive investigation can lead to incentives through the duration of your case, such as no prosecution, dropped charges, reduced charges, immunity, and reduced pleas/expenses. Mr. Tabakman builds each case from the ground up by using some of the following strategies: 

  • Obtaining police reports related to the accusation
  • Issuing subpoenas for 911 and dispatch recordings
  • Photographs of crime scenes
  • Completing background searches on witnesses
  • Prior record searches
  • Prior testimony in court
  • Licensing applications
  • Motivation of an accuser/complainant
  • Interviewing Witnesses.

Contact Gary Tabakman at 713-526-6300 today for a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Se habla español.

Litigation Percentage
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions
State of Texas, 2011
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2011
U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2012

J.D., South Texas College of Law, 2011
B.S., University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 2006

Professional Memberships
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA)
Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA)
Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA)
Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA)


Law Office of Gary Tabakman, PLLC
3515 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77004
Phone: 713-526-6300
Cell: 713-530-1720
Fax: 713-808-9444