Skip to main content

Stephen Christopher Barrera

Criminal defense Attorney at Floresville, TX

5.0   4 reviews

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas

As a criminal defense attorney, I recognize that when people come into my office it is because they are going through an overwhelming situation in their lives. Someone accused of a crime has the immediate consequence of being arrested and having to deal with the financial burden of securing bail. For many, this initial arrest leads to lost time at work causing job loss or career setback. After the case is filed, court appearances can cause difficulties with work and the family. All of these consequences are in addition to the potential loss of freedom that is possible whenever there is an accusation of a criminal offense.

For these reasons, I am constantly mindful of what my clients and their families are going through. I recognize that when people come in to hire me, they are trusting me to get the best outcome for them or their loved ones. They are trusting me to guide them through a complicated and taxing process. They are looking to me for solutions to difficult situations. And this is something I take seriously. As your attorney, I will strive to make sure that you remain informed at every stage of your case and that you get the best possible outcome.

Stephen C. Barrera was raised in Wilson County, Texas. After obtaining a B.A. in Philosophy at U.T.S.A., he attended St. Mary's Law School. During law school, Stephen made the Dean's List, wrote for The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice and interned for United States Fifth Circuit Judge Emilio Garza. Stephen was also awarded 1st place and Best Speaker during the St. Mary's Law School 1L Moot Court Competition. Stephen's law career began at the law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani, where he worked in the firm's trial section. In 2008, Stephen started his own practice with a focus on criminal defense. Since that time, Stephen has obtained favorable outcomes for clients in cases ranging from DWI and Possession of a Controlled Substance to Sexual Assault and Murder.

Photos and videos

Licensed for 17 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Stephen

The Law Office of Stephen C. Barrera
1433 3rd St.
Floresville, TX, 78114
BRCK Criminal Defense Attorneys
501A E. Wall Street
Karnes City, TX, 78118
BRCK Criminal Defense Attorneys
803 Oak Street, Suite 1
Jourdanton, TX, 78026
Hide locations

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
5 Star
 
100%
4 Star
 
0%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Antonio | December 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best
I recommend Mr. Barrera to everyone. I’m glad I went with his services. Hire him and you won’t be disappointed.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got us out of a scary situation
I hired Mr. Barrera to represent my son against a terrible accusation that could have resulted in him going to prison for a long time. During the time Mr. Barrera worked on my son’s case, he always made us feel better about the court proceedings. Eventually, the case was resolved in my sons favor. Hopefully, we never need another defense attorney, but if we did I would hire Mr. Barrera. I appreciate everything he did for my son and my family.
Read less
Posted by Nathan Barrientez | June 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Trial Attorney
Stephen C. Barrera was my Attorney for my case. Stephen Barrera is a well trained Attorney. He was strategic and professional in all aspects of this case. His trial demeanor is superb and unique in style. I highly recommend Stephen C. Barrera as an Attorney who is knowledgeable in court case law. Stephen C. Barrera is an exemplary Lawyer.
Read less
Posted by Amy | February 27, 2015
Fast and effective
Mr. Barrera handled my child's MIP so quickly and efficiently that I was amazed!!! I was more than pleased with the results he got. I would recommend Mr. Barrera to anyone needing help with a criminal matter.

Cost

We have not found any cost information for this lawyer

Contact for Details

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • BRCK Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018 - Present
  • Municipal Court Judge
  • City of La Vernia
  • 2012 - Present
  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Stephen C. Barrera
  • 2007 - Present
  • Associate
  • Bracewell & Giuliani LLP
  • 2005 - 2007
View all work experience

Education

  • St Mary's University of San Antonio School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • State of Texas v. J.R.
  • Jury trial verdict of Not Guilty
  • State of Texas v. N.B.
  • Jury trial verdict of Not Guilty
  • State of Texas v. R.A.
  • Jury trial verdict of Not Guilty
View all legal cases

Associations

  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Elite Lawyer Award
  • Elite Lawyer
  • 2021
  • Elite Lawyer Award
  • Elite Lawyer
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Elite Lawyer Award
  • Elite Lawyer
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2012
View all awards

Publications

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Find a Lawyer
  • 2019
  • Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Minority Issues
  • Member and Writer
  • 2005
  • Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Minority Issues
  • Member and Writer
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (6)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amazing attorney. Knows the law and is a zealous advocate for his clients. Anyone would be lucky to have him as his or her attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Barrera has distinguished himself as the go to lawyer in his field. Time and again I call upon him for his unique insight and keen focus on trial issues. Over the past decade, Mr. Barrera and I have shared many a strategy session for an upcoming jury trial on contested hearing. He has never let me or my clients down. It is without reservation that I endorse Mr. Barrera for any criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Stephen for several years now. When he goes to trial, the prosecutors know to bring their A Game. He is prepared like no other attorney and he has a rare talent for relating to jurors. Any client would be fortunate to have Stephen for their attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Stephen Barrera. I have known Stephen for several years. He works hard for his clients and is always prepared to fights and defend his clients. He uses his knowledge of the legal system to achieve results in each case."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
DUI and DWI
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Employment and labor