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Brian Thomas Powers

About me

Brian Powers, Attorney at Law, is an established, full service criminal defense law firm with over a decade of experience.  As a former decorated police officer, a former felony prosecutor and an accomplished criminal defense attorney, Mr. Powers can help protect your rights and your freedom. A felony arrest could mean serving anywhere from six months up to a lifetime in prison. A criminal charge, even a simple misdemeanor, can blemish your criminal record and have a permanent impact on your future.


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Practice areas


  1. Domestic Violence: 30%
  2. Violent Crime: 25%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%
  5. Other: 15%
  6. More 



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Robert Carroll Pate Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Robert Pate Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Allison Minton Nowlin Skipper

    Brian Powers is an outstanding attorney I have had the good fortune to become friends with since he and my husband studied for the Bar Exam together some years ago. I refer criminal defense matters to him on a regular basis, and the clients I refer are always grateful I referred them to such a skilled and personable attorney. I am pleased to endorse him for any endeavor and criminal defense cases in particular.


    Allison Skipper Family Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

3011 Nacogdoches Road, Bldg. 1
San Antonio, TX, 78217


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200601/09/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top San Antonio Criminal Defense LawyersSan Antonio Scene2014
Best Criminal Defense Lawyers In San AntonioScene in SA Magazine2014
2014 Rising StarsS.A. Scene2014
San Antonio's Best Criminal Defense Lawyer'sScene in SA Magazine2013
A+ RatingBetter Business Bureau2013
September 2010 IssueSan Antonio Defender2010
Featured - April 2005 IssueThe Iowa Lawyer2005
Distinguished Agency AwardCitizens For People With Disabilities2005
Class II CommendationCity of Eugene2002
Class I CommendationCity of Eugene, Oregon2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
San Antonio Criminal Defense AttorneyThe Law Offices of Brian T Powers2009 - Present
Special ProsecutorAtascosa County Attorney's Office2011 - 2014
Assistant District AttorneyBexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office2006 - 2009
Intern for Criminal DivisionUnited States Attorney's Office - Northern District of Iowa2004 - 2005
Police OfficerEugene Police Department - Oregon1999 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer's AssociationMember2009 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's AssociationMember2009 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2006 - Present
San Antonio Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Texas v. J.D.Not Guilty
State of Texas v. D.J.Dismissal
State of Texas v. A.Z.Not Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Graduate Admission Essays - 4th EditionLaw School Essay of B.T. Powers2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of IowaLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Texas System, San AntonioCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Attorney Communications with Represented Defendant'sTraining CLE - U.S. Attorney's Office - ND Iowa2005