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Experienced & Professional Lawyers

Are you looking for a highly experienced and reputable law firm in Austin, Texas? Gottfried Alexander Law Firm is an experienced and professional law firm whose attorneys operate with high ethical standards and possess strong legal competence ratings. 

Our team has been providing legal services for Austin residents for decades. We take pride in treating each client as if they were part of our family. Discover why so many people love working closely with us here at Gottfried Alexander Law Firm.

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Accomplished Austin Attorneys

Gottfried Alexander Law Firm has professional and aggressive lawyers to fight for your interests. We’ve been serving Austin and the surrounding areas for many years, fighting with our experience on your side. We have the most experienced attorneys in Central Texas. 

With offices conveniently located downtown near all major transportation options, we will ensure that this process goes as smoothly as possible while still catering specifically to your needs!

David Gottfried has been a trial lawyer since 1989. He is a graduate of Emory University Law School in Atlanta.

His first 7 years following law school were spent practicing in a multi-city law firm. David then opened his own practice, focusing on real estate and business litigation.  

As a general practice trial lawyer, David has represented clients in several areas, including: class actions, construction law, deceptive trade practices, employment law, business torts, antitrust, shareholder derivative actions, collections, water utility rate change applications, administrative law, premises liability, landlord-tenant law, and business transactions that include formations, mergers, and acquisitions. 

David is a problem solver. His unique skill set includes his ability to draw from his own experience, his persuasive manner, his negotiating prowess, his measured application of pressure on his opponents, and his focus on preparation and methodical strategy. 

When not working hard for his clients, David enjoys spending time with his two daughters, playing sand volleyball, and water-skiing on Lake Austin before the work day begins.

Meghan was born and raised in Austin, Texas. Upon finishing law school, Meghan served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Lubbock County Criminal district Attorney’s Office in the Civil Division for three years. She has participated in over 200 mediations, over 300 bench trials, and several jury trials. During her years of practice, Meghan has gained valuable experience resolving disputes and advocating for clients in and out of the courtroom. 

As a member of the LGBT community and a parent, Meghan is uniquely positioned to work with clients on second parent adoptions and estate planning. Meghan’s clients appreciate her calm straightforward approach. 

In her free time, Meghan enjoys spending time with friends and family. Meghan and her wife Amanda are proud parents of their two children. 

Tara Gillespie grew up on a ranch in La Grange, Texas. She attended The University of Texas at Austin before attending law school at Texas Tech University. Tara began her legal career with David Gottfried and Meghan Alexander and over the past six years has gained valuable experience resolving disputes and advocating for clients in and out of the courtroom.

In her free time, Tara enjoys spending time with her dog, Deuce, and watching football and fishing with her friends and family.

Since 1995, LGBTQ+ adoptions in Texas was the focus of Suzanne Bryant Law where Suzanne successfully handled second-parent adoptions for hundreds of Texas families. After graduating from Duke Law School in 1986, Suzanne was a founding board member and later co-chair of the grassroots organization that is now the National LGBT Bar Association. She has received numerous awards from organizations including The Human Rights Campaign, The Texas Civil Rights Project and the State Bar of Texas.
She was invited to be a member of the National Family Law Advisory Council, which is sponsored by the National Center for Lesbian Rights and is honored to serve on the Family Equality Council Advisory Board.
 
Suzanne and her wife Sarah Goodfriend have been together over thirty years and are raising two wonderful daughters. Suzanne and Sarah were the first legally married gay couple in Texas – four months before the US Supreme Court decision.
 
Suzanne believes that opportunities to make a difference in the world are everywhere and encourages everyone to watch for their own personal chance to create positive change.

Patrick is of-counsel to Gottfried Alexander and heads up the appeals practice. He has been licensed to practice law since 1991 and in Texas since 2007. He graduated with high honors from Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina in 1990. He holds a masters degree in English literature from Duke. 

Following a federal judicial clerkship in Atlanta, Patrick worked at a large law firm in Washington, DC, handling litigation. He left law practice in 1998 to start up a residential and light-commercial design/build firm in the DC area known for creative reuse, renovation, and rehabilitation of old homes. Having been raised in Texas, Patrick returned in 2007 with his wife and three young children, where he resumed law practice.  

Patrick is a leading property rights lawyer and veteran appeals lawyer. He has handled over 50 appeals across the state and regularly appears in the Texas Supreme Court. At the trial level, he advises and guides clients in protecting their rights against homeowners’ associations, condominium boards, and oppressive city ordinances.

Topnotch Lawyers: Why Choose Our Firm

We have excellent lawyers at Gottfried Alexander Law Firm. You can count on our attorneys for clear communication and a thorough approach to every case we handle. Choosing the right attorney is an important decision.

We understand how important financial stability and peace of mind are during this difficult time to help you make better decisions about your future·

Excellent Track Record

You need a lawyer that can help you fight for justice and uphold your rights. Our attorneys have an outstanding track record and deep experience in Federal law, State Law, or both. We offer a no-cost consultation on everything from family matters to personal injury cases.

Gottfried Alexander Law Firm

At Gottfried Alexander, we charge for results. You’ll never get a shocking or surprising bill from us! Our Austin law office provides our customers with transparent
costs so they can rest assured that the service they get is worth every penny spent. We believe in always taking care of our clients and providing them the best without any surprises or hidden fees needed to worry about down the line. This open approach helps build trust between attorney and client and preserves lawyer/client privilege through full disclosure, which leads to an easy transaction process free of conflict at all times.

Unparalleled Customer Service

At our law firm, we are committed to providing unmatched customer service. Due to the importance of keeping clients up-to-date on their cases and ensuring they feel confident in our abilities as lawyers, we make sure that all phone calls and emails received by any client are responded quickly. Our legal team is also willing to answer any questions a potential or current client may have, so there’s no need for them to worry about anything while going through this challenging process with us!