Legal Experience

The Right Legal Experience for Bexar County Court at Law No. 5

A balanced view built on experience in multiple legal positions.

I proudly worked as an Assistant District Attorney for 12 years in Bexar County.  I handled all types of criminal cases at all points in the process, in both adult and juvenile court, both felonies and misdemeanors, from magistration to jury trial.  I have tried approximately 120 cases.  I have also handled countless motions and miscellaneous hearings.

I now proudly work as a criminal defense attorney.  Due to my foundation and background as a prosecutor, I know what to look for in the State’s file.  I know what it takes to make a case and I know how to take one apart.

I have handled thousands of criminal cases over the course of my 17-year career practicing law.  These include, but are not limited to:  capital murder, baby deaths, sexual assaults of children and adults, murder, aggravated assault, aggravated robbery, robbery, domestic violence, assault, DWI, theft, possession of child pornography, prostitution, and felony and misdemeanor level drug offenses.  I have worked on these types of cases as both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney.

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Law Experience

2015
The Molina Law Practice | San Antonio, Texas

Attorney at Law and Co-Owner
Licensed to practice in both State and Federal Courts in Texas
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association


2003 – 2015
Bexar County District Attorney’s Office | San Antonio, Texas

Assistant District Attorney


2002 – 2003
Office of the Attorney General | Austin, Texas

Assistant Attorney General


2003
Duarte & Pedraza, P.C. | San Antonio, Texas

Law Clerk


2000 – 2001
SMU Criminal Prosecution Clinic | Dallas, Texas

Student ADA and Clinic Deputy, Dallas County District Attorney’s Office


2000
Texas General Land Office | Austin, Texas

Law Clerk


1999
Dallas County District Attorney’s Office | Dallas, Texas

Intern


1997 – 1998
Duarte, Ramirez & Hegeman L.L.P. | San Antonio, Texas

File Clerk

Community Involvement
Southern Methodist University School of Law Emerging Leader Board
Junior League of San Antonio

Rotary Club of San Antonio
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
San Antonio Movers and Shakers, News Talk 930 KLUP, March 2014
Concordia Lutheran Church
Church Under the Bridge, Board of Directors