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Cathy Sue Compton

Cathy Sue Compton

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Immigration

About Me

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).

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1994

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    21 years
  2. Immigration: 40%
    21 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Alejandro E. Garcia

    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.

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    Alejandro Garcia Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gary Churak

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Compton is well respected in San Antonio Bexar County as a highly regarded criminal lawyer. She is well versed in Texas criminal law and procedure

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    Gary Churak Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact Info

Bloomquist & Compton, Attorneys at Law

314 E. Commerce
Suite 720
San Antonio, TX, 78205

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199708/25/2015
CAInactive199408/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Champion for ChildrenHays Caldwell Women's Center, Roxanne's House Child Advocacy Center2008
HCSO Special AwardHays County Sheriff's Office2001

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyCathy S. Compton, Attorney at Law2014 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorTexas State University2010 - 2011
Prosecuting AttorneyHays County District Attorney's Office2006 - 2013
AttorneyLaw Office of Cathy S. Compton2003 - 2006
Prosecuting AttorneyHays County District Attorney's Office1998 - 2003
Adjunct ProfessorSouthwest Texas State University1997 - 1998
AttorneyCathy S. Compton, Attorney at Law1994 - 1998

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
San Antonio Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2014 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Aggravated Robbery Charge DismissedDismissed with defendant's property returned to him.
First Degree Arson Charge DeclinedCase declined by D.A.
Political Asylum Case GrantedAsylum Granted

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Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityN/ADoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)1993
Texas Tech UniversitySpanish Literature & LinguisticsMA - Masters1988
Texas Tech UniversityForeign LanguagesBA - Bachelor of Arts1986

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
25th Annual Crimes Against Children ConferenceProsecuting Swami Ji: The False Guru2013
International Ethics RoundtableRoundtable Discussion of Legal Ethics2011
Evaluation of Legal Ethics in Poland and the United StatesA System of Evaluation of Prosecutors & Disciplinary Proceedings in the United States2011
11th Internatonal Conference of Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head TraumaSeeing is Believing: Helping Jurors Visualize Trauma in Meaningful Ways2009
Hays County Sheriff's Office Academy TrainingConsular Notification2007
Investigation & Prosecution of Narcotics CasesUsing & Maintaining Confidential Informants2002
The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment PerspectiveA Cooperative Response to School Violence1999