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Joseph Francis Hoelscher II

About Joseph Hoelscher

About me

Joe Hoelscher is a full-service Criminal and DWI Defense lawyer located in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Unlike many attorneys, Joe runs a trial-oriented practice.  He believes that preparing a case for trial is the best way to test the evidence and that by repeatedly proving his willingness to put cases before a jury, he can obtain the best possible outcomes for his clients.


Joe has over 15 years experience in competitive oral argument and public speaking, including award-winning experience teaching at both the high school and university level.  He has competed internationally, appearing on the BBC, and his students have ranked in the top 10 in the United States, both in high school and college, in various debate events.  He is a former national debate champion and a Texas State Champion Coach.  Joe uses his many years of speaking experience to give his clients a voice in court so that their stories will be told in as effective a manner as possible.


Joe handles all types of criminal cases, from tickets to first degree felonies.  His favorite cases, however, are DWIs (Driving While Intoxicated). Additionally, Joe understands that the causes of crime are complex and he has diversified his practice from exclusively criminal law to a general practice designed to support Texans, their families, and small businesses by helping them become as successful as possible, even if they need a second chance.


Joe, as a member of the College of the State Bar of Texas, regularly exceeds the required number of Continuing Legal Education hours each year, averaging 3 times as many hours as the state requirement.


Outside the practice of law, Joe, as a native San Antonian, is active in many community organizations, volunteering at Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA), and is a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Scottish Rite, Beethoven Maennerchor, the World Affairs Council, and the National Rifle Association.

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