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David Matthew Collins

David Matthew Collins

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Child Abuse, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Probate… more 

About Me


I am admitted to practice in Texas Courts, U.S. District Courts - Western and Southern Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  I  have the requisite skills, education, and experience to help serve your legal needs in Bexar County and adjacent counties in South Central Texas.  I earned my Juris Doctor (JD) from St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, and I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

I not only have the legal training and experience needed to provide legal representation, I also have the background, education, and training to understand the real world needs and challenges facing the people living and working in San Antonio and South Central Texas today.




Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    10 years
  2. Child Abuse: 12%
    4 years
  3. Agriculture: 10%
    10 years
  4. Oil & Gas: 10%
    9 years
  5. Other: 18%
  6. More 



Hourly ($200/hour), Contingent (40-45%), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jonathan Craig Reed

    I endorse this lawyer's efforts to educate the public on common law marriages


    Jonathan Reed Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Hortick & Collins

206 E. Locust
San Antonio, TX, 78212


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200405/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Resolution - In Regards to Bastrop WildfiresState Bar of Texas2012
Certificate of Appreciation - Veteran's ClinicState Bar of Texas2011
2009-2010 Platinum JudgeUniversity of Texas School of Law Board of Advocates2010
2008-2009 Platinum JudgeUniversity of Texas School of Law Board of Advocates2009
2007-2008 Platinum JudgeUniversity of Texas School of Law Board of Advocates2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney-at-LawLaw Office of Hortick & Collins2013 - Present
Attorney-at-LawLaw Office of Derek R. Van Gilder2007 - 2013
Oil & Gas LandmanAbstract & Title Resources, Inc. / The Law Office of B. R. Allen, III, P. C.2006 - 2007
Legal AssociateIE Discovery, Inc.2006 - 2006
Attorney-at-LawThe Carlson Law Firm, P.C.2005 - 2005
Attorney-at-LawLaw Office of David M. Collins2004 - 2005
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Ben Wallis, P.C.2003 - 2004
Submarine Petty OfficerU.S. Navy1989 - 1993

Association NamePosition NameDuration
San Antonio Conservation SocietyAssociate Member2013 - Present
Bastrop County Bar AssociationMember, Treasurer 2012/2013, President 2011, Secretary 2010/20112007 - Present
University of Texas Ex-Students AssociationLife Member2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Hamid Pouya, Appellant v. Zapa Interests, Inc.; Samuel f/k/a Saeed Afsahi; Kaveh Sardashti; and Parviz Zavareh, AppelleesReceivership was not terminated

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Texas System, AustinGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
San Antonio CollegeLegal AssistingA.A.S.1995

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
State Bar of Texas ConventionDiversity and the State Bar of Texas2013