About Us

“Lawyers are the foot soldiers of our Constitution.”

-Rennard Strickland & Frank T. Read, The Lawyer Myth

At the Law Office of Brent de la Paz, we bring to the table experience, integrity and results. For over a decade, the de la Paz Law Office has been an integral part of the growth of the Central Texas community.

Brent de la Paz solves legal issues for individuals, established companies, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors, and financial institutions. Clients partner with the de la Paz Law Office regarding transformative deals, regulatory matters, and complex litigation, often where strength meets the law.
Fiercely committed to his clients, de la Paz offers accommodating appointment times, flexible payment plans and fluent services in both English and Spanish. I care about your success, serving justice and relentless negotiation. I believe nothing should prevent you from securing the quality legal representation you deserve when facing criminal charges.

Former Assistant District Attorney, Brent de la Paz has the bench strength to consistently be one step ahead of the competition. Don’t stand alone—put one of San Antonio’s best attorneys to work, and get the justice you deserve.

Areas of Practice


Affiliations & Accreditations: San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers association, Federal Bar Association, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, State Bar of Texas, Super Lawyers Rising Stars, SA Scene Best SA Lawyers
Recognition

2010-2015 | Voted one of the best lawyers in San Antonio | Scene in SA
2011-2015 | Voted Rising Star | Texas Monthly Super Lawyers
Awarded to only the top 2.5% of attorney in the State of Texas
Accreditations
Former Assistant District Attorney (2003-2005)


Trained by Axion Labs for Forensic Chromatography:
With the move toward the use of blood draws in DWI/DUI cases, it is important to know the process that is used as a determining factor, and if the steps by which the result given can be duplicated. De la Paz is trained by Axion Labs for Forensic Chromatography, the same company that trains the FBI, FDA, DEA, USDA and other governmental agencies. Therefore de la Paz is able to identify whether the proper scientific method was followed correctly or wrongfully.


Founding Member of DUI Defense Lawyers Association
It is our goal to protect and ensure by rule of law those individual rights guaranteed by the state and Federal Constitutions in DUI-related cases; to resist the constant efforts which are being made to curtail these rights; to encourage cooperation between lawyers engaged in the furtherance of these objectives through educational programs and other assistance; to serve as the first and last line of defense of the Constitution; to assist attorneys and public defenders in obtaining advanced training in DUI-related areas through our education scholarship grants.


Trained in the Intoxilyzer 5000
To provide only the best defense, de la Paz is trained in the mechanics of of alcohol breathalyzer. Sample contamination is a major problem. The air in a breath sample is intended to collect samples from the lungs, but it may also be pulled from your environment or the acids of your digestive system. The Intoxilyzer 5000 has been proven to overestimate alcohol concentration.


Trained in the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
This course is 3 days long for a total of 24 hours in which they learn the exercises in determining the severity of a person’s insobriety. These exercises consist of 3 standard procedures every officer in America is taught at the academy:
The Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test (HGN) – otherwise known as the eye test
The walk and turn test
The one leg stand test


Bar Admissions
Texas, 2002


Education
South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas – 2002
University of Texas, San Antonio , Texas – 1999
Professional Associations and Memberships
Federal Bar Association
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association


Languages
English & Spanish