Awards

*I have been recognized by my peers as one of The Best Lawyers in America for DUI Defense for the years 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

*I have been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Texas.

*DWI Super Lawyer since the inception of Texas Super Lawyer in 2003

*Best Lawyer in America for DUI Defense -DUI Lawyer Of The Year For The San Antonio Region 2019

*DWI Super Lawyer – The ONLY one named in San Antonio for 2016, 2017, 2018​, and 2019

*The ONLY founding member of the National College of DUI Defense in San Antonio

Honors and Awards:

  • Recognized as DWI Super Lawyer 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 by a survey of 66,000 lawyers in the State of Texas taken by the publishers of Law and Politics magazine and published in Texas Monthly Magazine.
  • 2018 – Selected to the list of the Top 50 Attorneys in the Central and West Texas region
  • Recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the top 100 trial lawyers in Texas.
  • Recognized as 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 Best DWI Attorney: Top Rated
  • Founding member of the National College of DUI Defense
  • Voted “Best Lawyer in America” for DWI Defense 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. Results published annually in the US News and World Report magazine.
  • Voted 2016 “Best Lawyer in America” for DWI Defense to be seen in US News & World Report with added Tier One ranking for superiority
  • Named as one of the best DWI/Criminal Defense Lawyers by Scene in SA Monthly magazine for the years: 2006,2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and voted #1 by his peers again.
  • Voted by San Antonio Scene magazine as one of “San Antonio’s Top 30 Criminal defense lawyers”
  • Awarded the first annual “Defender of the Year” award in 2004 by the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (SACDLA).
  • Rated 10.0 Superb by AVVO.
  • Past President for the Texas DWI Lawyers Association

Certifications/Specialties:

Representative Cases:

  • Hartman v. State of Texas, 946 S.W.2d 60 (Ct. of Crim. App. Tex. 1997)
  • State v. Aquilar, 947 S.W.2d 256 (Texas Appl 1997)
  • Mireles v. Tex. Dept. of Public Safety, 9 S.W.3d 128 (Tex. 1999)
  • Mata v. State, 46 S.W.3d 902 (Tex.Crim.App. 2001)
  • Bagheri v. State, 2002 WL 1390,335 (Tex.App.-San Antonio June 28, 2002, no pet. h. 2002

Published Works:

  • The VOICE for the Defense
  • “Cross Examining the Technical Supervisor in the DWI Case”, Vol 26 No. 5, 1997
  • Collateral Estoppel As Applied to ALR/DWI Cases”, Vol 26 No 7, 1997

Professional Associations and Memberships: