Cathy Compton is an experienced attorney who is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Criminal Law. Along with her law partner, Larry Dean Bloomquist, Cathy practices criminal and immigration law. With the primary office located in San Antonio, both Cathy and Larry are able to serve clients throughout the hill country and South Texas area. She is an experienced litigator, with an extensive and very successful trial record, handling extremely serious and complex cases. As Family Justice Division Chief for the Hays County District Attorney's Office, Cathy managed a division of attorneys, training and serving as a mentor to the most promising attorneys in the office.
Her success as an attorney has come from a determined work ethic and a commitment to teamwork. Cathy is licensed in both Texas and California, admitted to practice in several district and circuit courts. She is bilingual (Spanish/English) with proficiency in both speaking and writing on a professional level.
A dynamic speaker and trainer, Cathy Compton has been invited as a conference faculty member and presenter in various settings. She has participated in symposiums and conferences both in the United States and abroad.
In addition to her primary career, Ms. Compton co-founded the Alamo City Rollergirls, LLC, a successful company designed to empower women and provide mutual support through diversity and athleticism. The Alamo City Rollergirls is an organization that is still thriving today and one of the member leagues in the WFTDA (Women's Flat Track Derby Association).
Languages spoken: Spanish
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In Cathy's distinguished career as a prosecutor in Hays County, she was known for two things, tenacity and winning cases. I've had the chance to observe her in court since her switch to the good guys, and she still brings that same relentlessness that has made her so successful over the years. Her clients are in good hands, and she's a force to be reckoned with.
David Hardaway Criminal Defense Attorney
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I fully endorse Cathy! She is an outstanding attorney and a down to earth person. She is experienced, tough, and dedicated to her clients. All of this translates into a great attorney who actually cares for her clients, which is something I'd want from someone representing me in any legal matter.
Alejandro Garcia Immigration Attorney
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1997||01/09/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Champion for Children||Hays Caldwell Women's Center, Roxanne's House Child Advocacy Center||2008|
|HCSO Special Award||Hays County Sheriff's Office||2001|
|Attorney||Cathy S. Compton, Attorney at Law||2014 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Texas State University||2010 - 2011|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Hays County District Attorney's Office||2006 - 2013|
|Attorney||Law Office of Cathy S. Compton||2003 - 2006|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Hays County District Attorney's Office||1998 - 2003|
|Adjunct Professor||Southwest Texas State University||1997 - 1998|
|Attorney||Cathy S. Compton, Attorney at Law||1994 - 1998|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|San Antonio Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|College of the State Bar of Texas||Member||2014 - Present|
|Aggravated Robbery Charge Dismissed||Dismissed with defendant's property returned to him.|
|First Degree Arson Charge Declined||Case declined by D.A.|
|Political Asylum Case Granted||Asylum Granted|
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|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||N/A||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||1993|
|Texas Tech University School of Law||Spanish Literature & Linguistics||MA - Masters||1988|
|Texas Tech University School of Law||Foreign Languages||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|25th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference||Prosecuting Swami Ji: The False Guru||2013|
|International Ethics Roundtable||Roundtable Discussion of Legal Ethics||2011|
|Evaluation of Legal Ethics in Poland and the United States||A System of Evaluation of Prosecutors & Disciplinary Proceedings in the United States||2011|
|11th Internatonal Conference of Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma||Seeing is Believing: Helping Jurors Visualize Trauma in Meaningful Ways||2009|
|Hays County Sheriff's Office Academy Training||Consular Notification||2007|
|Investigation & Prosecution of Narcotics Cases||Using & Maintaining Confidential Informants||2002|
|The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective||A Cooperative Response to School Violence||1999|