Joseph A. Esparza, admitted to bar, 1994, Texas; Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Mr. Esparza has trial and legal experience in capital murder cases and felony level crimes and is a former felony prosecutor for Bexar County, Texas. He has tried and handled all levels of civilian criminal offenses on behalf of clients from misdemeanor DWI cases up to and including death penalty cases. He has tried the full range of military criminal offenses and has trial experience at all levels of courts-martial. For example, as recently as April 8, 2013, he obtained "Not Guilty" verdicts for an enlisted soldier on charges of larceny and false official statement. On March 21, 2013, he obtained a "Not Guilty" for an enlisted trainee for indecent exposure. As recently as December 14, 2012, he obtained a "Not Guilty" for an Army Officer client at a general court-martial for assault and conduct unbecoming an officer. As recently as December 14, 2012, he obtained a full acquittal for an Army officer at a general court martial on all allegations of assault and conduct unbecoming an officer. As recently as August 2010, Mr. Esparza obtained a grand jury no bill in an online computer solicitation of a minor case after investigating the case and filing a motion for an examining trial. On November 14, 2009, Mr. Esparza investigated a criminal felony case involving a U.S. Marine in Seattle, Washington and obtained a dismissal of all charges against the Marine on December 9, 2009. On March 25, 2009, he obtained an acquittal in two hours in a capital murder trial. On May 21, 2008, he obtained an acquittal in less than thirty minutes in a two count felony indecency of a child case. His appellate work and writ of habeas corpus work are both at the State and Federal level. Mr. Esparza’s military defense experience includes all levels of courts-martial, administrative discharge boards, and other adverse actions, to include representations at Art 15 and Art 32 proceedings. Just as recently as August 29, 2008, for example, Mr. Esparza defended a senior NCO recruiter charged with sexual harassment in an Art 15 proceeding resulting in the charges being dropped. His military experience includes representation for violent offenses, drugs, and sex crimes, particularly allegations involving sexual assault or alleged indecency with children. Mr. Esparza has a strong record as a military defense counsel and has successfully defended military clients in the South and throughout the Eastern Coast of the United States. Just as recently as April 16-17, 2008, for example, Mr. Esparza defended a senior NCO (charged with indecent language against a female NCO subordinate) in a special court-martial resulting in an acquittal of the charge and all specifications.