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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.


 


 

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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%
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Payment

Fees:

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.

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    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

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    Jonathan Reed Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Hortick & Collins

206 E. Locust
San Antonio, TX, 78212

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200405/02/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Associations
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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Education
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