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Attorney Profile


Daniel De La Garza is a skilled criminal defense lawyer in San Antonio, Texas, with extensive experience in criminal trial law, appellate litigation, and post-conviction writ proceedings in both state and federal court. With a strong commitment to protecting the rights of his clients, Mr. De La Garza has a proven track record of providing high-quality representation to individuals facing a range of criminal charges, from low-level marijuana offenses to high-profile capital murder charges.

Mr. De La Garza has successfully defended clients in state and federal courtrooms on a wide range of criminal matters, including death penalty cases, federal drug trafficking, and white-collar crimes. He is also well-versed in post-conviction matters and has a deep understanding of the legal complexities involved in criminal appeals and writs of habeas corpus.

Known for his compassionate yet aggressive approach, Mr. De La Garza is dedicated to ensuring his clients receive the best possible defense. He takes pride in offering personalized legal services and using all available resources to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients. If you’re facing criminal charges in San Antonio, Texas, contact Daniel De La Garza today to discuss your case and protect your rights.



     South Texas College of Law, Houston Texas
          • Juris Doctor, May 2014
          • Corporate Counsel Review, Associate Editor
          • American Bar Association, Student Division
          • State Bar of Texas, Associate Member


     University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio,              Texas
          • Bachelor of Arts Political Science,

            Minor Criminal Justice, May 2011
          • Dean’s List, fall and spring 2009, Spring 2010
          • The National Political Science Honor Society

Professional Memberships

     Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association                    (TCDLA)
          • Member, 2014 – present

     San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association        (SACDLA)
          • Board Member, 2020 – present
          • Member, 2014 – present

     San Antonio Bar Association (SABA)
          • Member 2014 – present

Court Admissions

     U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
     U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas

Bar Admissions

    State Bar of Texas, 2014
    Federal Western District of Texas, 2017
    Federal Southern District of Texas, 2020

Past Employment

     De La Garza Criminal Defense, Attorney,
     San Antonio, Texas, 2014 – present


     Law Office of Pat Hancock, Associate Attorney,

     San Antonio, Texas, 2015

     Bires, Schaffer and DeBorde, Law Clerk,

     Houston, Texas, 2013 – 2014

     Harris County Public Defender’s Office, Law Clerk,

     Houston, Texas, 2013

     Fourteenth Court of Appeals, Law Clerk,

     Houston, Texas, Law Clerk, 2013

     South Texas College of Law, Research Assistant,            Houston, Texas, 2012-2013

     Bexar County District Clerk, Criminal Court Clerk,

     San Antonio, Texas, 2004 – 2011

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