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Daniel De La Garza is a skilled criminal defense lawyer in San Antonio, Texas. He has 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 similarly 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 further 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.

Daniel De La Garza is a dedicated criminal defense lawyer. He is especially dedicated to ensuring his clients receive the best possible defense. Moreover, he is known for his compassionate yet aggressive approach and 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.

Criminal defense lawyer Daniel De La Garza reviewing criminal files in the Cadena-Reeves Justice Center located in San Antonio, Texas.

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


  • South Texas College of Law - Houston - J.D. - 2014

    Corporate Counsel Review, Associate Editor
    American Bar Association, Student Division
    State Bar of Texas, Associate Member

  • University of Texas - San Antonio - B.A. - 2011

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

Professional Memberships

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA)

    Member Since: 2014 - current

  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (SACDLA)

    Member Since: 2014 - current

    Board Member, 2020 – present

  • San Antonio Bar Association (SABA)

    Member Since: 2014 - current

Client Reviews

When I hired Daniel I needed a big result. I gave him the time he needed and trusted him to have my best interest in mind. My case was not an easy one, but Daniel assured me that he was doing everything in his...

Justin J.

Very professional and dedicated to his clients. Would highly recommend him and his team.

Colleen A.

I needed help on something real bad. MY life had stopped. I called Mr. Daniel De La Garza and he went right at the case at full force. He kept me informed the whole way through the case. I say, if you need a...

Kayo N.

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