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I'm back home in El Paso.  I'm semi-retired, very casual, in excellent health, but will only accept a few cases and give them my full attention.  You wont find me in a suit ( unless just out of court) and I don't expect you to wear one either. I read, write and speak Spanish ( but a bit rusty). I am not always in town as I travel a few days every other week.  You can call me on weekends or early evenings and if here I will answer and can meet. I may not take your case, but if not I will find you an attorney who I think would be better for you.  El Paso has some great attorneys.  I  will do interesting cases anywhere in Texas. I've made appearances in 67+ counties.I've been a director of the State Bar and a Professor of Law and I've always been a fighter--if I like you and your case.  I  have a home office in a building I own near El Paso High. I still am involved in two big cases in the Corpus-Rockport Area.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 45%
    32 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    33 years
  3. Government: 7%
  4. Litigation: 5%
    12 years
  5. Real Estate: 3%
    17 years



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  • Jarold Eugene Heasley

    I heartily endorse Steve as a valuable contributor to the community of both criminal law and family law attorneys.


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  • Gregory Paul Hitt

    I endorse this lawyer. Steve is the originator of a Family Law online attorney forum and has provided mentoring and educational information through that forum to other attorneys.


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Contact info

1600 Florence
El Paso, TX, 79902


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198301/09/2016
ILVoluntarily Inactive197911/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Service as a School Board MemberAransas County ISD2011
Pro Bono AwardWalker County Bar Assn1992
College of the State BarState Bar of Texas1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySelf Employed Attorney1983 - Present
Member Board of Editors Texas Bar JournalState Bar Of Texas2011 - 2011
Visiting ProfessorUniversity of Texas Permian Basin1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Aransas County Bar AssociationPresident2006 - 2010
Sunset Heights Neighborhood AssociationPresident1980 - 1985
State Bar of TexasElected Director 2011-4N/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Luis Sandoval Prison Gang Murder Trial-Texas Monthly 1992Not Guilty
Mireles Murder TrialHung Verdict
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Publication nameTitleDate
Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Longview Journal & other papersPaxton's Muddy Swamp Adventure2015
Ft Worth Star-Telegram 7 other Texas NewsapersDeath Penalty Improvements2015
Austin American Statesman & other papersStraight ticket voting2014
EL Paso TImes and other Texas NewspapersState Bar of Texas - Pro and Con2013
Texas Bar JournalPracticing Law in Texas2013
Texas Bar JournalBar Elections2011
Texas Bar JournalAttorney Demographics2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North TexasPoly SciMasters in Public Administration1997
Sam Houston State UniversityCriminologyMasters Criminal Justice1992
Indiana University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)N/A1977
University of California - BerkeleySocial WorkBA Honors1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar Redistricting Task ForceState Bar Redistricting2012
SMU Law student and faculty Panel discussionSocial networking and the law2012
Monthly Bar LuncheonCorpus Christi Bar Association2011
Ingleside ISD School Board MeetingState Board of Eduction -Textbook issue2010
EPISD School board mettingThe State Board of Education2010