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Jessica Sundance Joyner

Jessica Sundance Joyner

also known as Jessica Sundance Phipps

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Appeals

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. DUI & DWI: 85%
    8 years, 200 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 10%
    8 years, 100 cases
  3. Appeals: 5%
    8 years, 3 cases



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Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Robert Carroll Pate Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Robert Pate Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert James Fickman

    Jessica is a tough young criminal defense lawyer. I have seen her stand up for what's right. She has a reputation for hard work, caring for her clients and possessing the expertise necessary to defend the most complex case. In San Antonio, she's at top of the list for anyone seeking high quality representation.


    Robert Fickman Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Sanchez Joyner, PLLC

821 E. Quincy St.
San Antonio, TX, 78215


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200805/24/2015
WYAdministrative suspension - non payment of dues200712/11/2013

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Premier 100 Trial Attorneys - TexasAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
Ten Best Attorneys - Client Satisfaction - TexasAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Summer Session 2015 Speaker AwardNational College of DUI Defense2015
Forensic Drug Analysis VIAxion Training Institute Inc., Analytical Laboratories, Inc.2015
10 Best Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Nation's Top One PercentNational Assosication of Distinguished Counsel2015
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100The National Trial Lawyers: Top 1002014
Forensic Chromatography XII: Theory & PracticeAxion Training Institute Inc., Analytical Laboratories, Inc.2014
San Antonio's Top 30 DUI& DWI LawyersSan Antonio Scene Magazine2014
20th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI CasesTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2013
Presidential AwardTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2012
Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWITexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2012
25th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law CourseTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2012
Boot Camp for New Lawyer TrainingCriminal Defense Lawyers Project2012
Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI SeminarTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2011
18th Annual Mastering Scientific EvidenceTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2011
48th Annual Criminal Law InstituteSan Antonio Bar Association2011
Interpersonal Dynamics for Trial LawyersCriminal Defense Lawyers Project2011
Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWITexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2010
Understanding, Attacking, and Winning DWI CasesYour DUI Pro2010
34th Annual Texas Criminal Trial CollegeCriminal Defense Lawyers Project2010
16th Annual Mastering Scientific EvidenceTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2009
2009 Summer SessionNational College for DUI Defense2009
Federal Court Practice 2008TexasBar CLE2009
Ultimate DUI Defense: Strategies for the Courtroom WarriorNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2009
Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Cross Examination SeminarTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2009
Ackerman Law Firm Criminal Law Boot CampCustom CLE Professional Development Program2008
Ackerman Law Firm Advanced Criminal LawCustom CLE Professional Development Program2008
National Trial Competition Award of MeritAmerican Association of Trial Lawyers and the Texas Young Lawyers Association2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSanchez Joyner, PLLC2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of Jamie Balagia2010 - 2012
PartnerThe Ackerman Law Firm2008 - 2010
Associate AttorneyThe Spence Law Firm2007 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2008 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State of Texas v. T.C.Not Guilty Verdict
State of Texas v. V.B.Dismissed
State of Texas v. A.T.Dismissed

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Mary's University School of LawLawJuris Doctor2007
University of Texas at AustinSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2005
St. Agnes Academy, Houston TexasN/AHigh School Diploma1999

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NCDD Summer Session at Harvard UniversityCross Examination of the Arresting Officer2015
Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI CasesDWI Mock Trial2015
Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI SeminarVoir Dire in DWI Blood Cases2012
Boot Camp for New Lawyer TrainingCourse Director2012