Gary Tabakman

Houston, Texas
866-428-2472 (Toll-Free)

Gary Tabakman is an Criminal Defense Attorney at Bires Schaffer & DeBorde. He is a long time Houstonian and attended the University of Houston, receiving several academic awards and graduating with his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture and Political Science. Mr. Tabakman joined the firm, then known as Bires & Schaffer, as a law clerk right after college. Even before beginning law school, Mr. Tabakman attained valuable knowledge in case preparation, investigation and trial techniques. After several years of experience, he attended South Texas College of Law where he went on to receive his Juris Doctorate. 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. After law school, Mr. Tabakman was offered a full time position with Bires Schaffer & DeBorde.

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. 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’s practice focuses chiefly on representing clients in state and federal cases throughout Texas in criminal matters, and handles select family law cases. Away from the courtroom, Mr. Tabakman enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

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Areas of Practice

  • Misdemeanors
  • Felonies
  • Federal Criminal Defense
  • Drug-Related Offenses
  • Grand Jury Investigations
  • Juvenile Criminal Prosecutions
  • Bond Reductions
  • Sex Offenses
  • Assaults
  • A.L.R. (Administrative License Revocation)
  • T.D.L. Suspensions
  • Parole Hearings/Revocation Hearings
  • Probation Violations/Revocations
  • Criminal Records Expunctions (cleaning records)
  • Petitions for Non-Disclosure (sealing records)
  • Juvenile Record Sealing
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Motions for a New Trial

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2012


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

Professional Associations and Memberships

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


  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish