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Ricardo Briones

Criminal defense Attorney at San Antonio, TX

4.4   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Ricardo

Learn Ricardo’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    I have represented countless of clients accused of wrongdoing and have an excellent trial record.

    16 years

  2. Child custody
    10%

  3. Child support
    10%

  4. Divorce and separation
    10%

    16 years

  5. Family
    10%
    Let me help you in your Divorce, Custody or Child Support case.

    16 years

  6. Juvenile law
    10%

  7. Adoption
    5%

  8. Domestic violence
    5%

  9. Uncontested divorce
    5%

  10. Violent crime
    5%

  11. White collar crime
    5%

  12. General practice
    3%

  13. Federal crime
    2%

Ricardo Briones was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas.  He attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and received a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance and subsequently received a law degree at the St. Mary's University School of Law.

 

  Ricardo Briones has extensive training and experience in criminal defense, family law and personal injury. If you or a loved one finds yourself in a legal crisis, please do not hesitate to call and set up an appointment to meet. Initial consultations are always free and payment plans may be available depending on your case.  You are guaranteed to meet an attorney that will meet with you and explain to you the law.  Please call us today.

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Location

The Law Office of Ricardo Briones
2200 Warner Ave
San Antonio, TX, 78201

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Reviews

4.4 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by Jose G. | June 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend Ricardo Briones to all family and friends
I went to see Mr. Briones for a consultation in December of last year. My ex wife was moving to Laredo and taking our son to go live over there. I asked Mr. Briones for help and he recommended that we file for a modification to have my son come live me with and not have to go to Laredo. It seemed impossible and I never thought I would have a chance but Mr. Briones was very certain that we could fight for this. I didn't have very much money to pay for a retainer so he asked for a little up front and put me on a payment plan. We went to court a few times and at the last hearing we won. My son now lives with me full time and I couldn't ask for a better lawyer on my side then Ricardo Briones.
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Posted by Enrique | May 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Happy client
Ricardo took on my girlfriends case 2 weeks before her courtdate on a payment plan wich I spent almost all hearing no from different lawyers he did everything he said he would and after everything was done he told me not to worry about the rest of the balance I was very happy I hired. Him and would hirer him again thanks again
Posted by Alexa | May 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing! Most helpful!
Mr. Briones was an amazing lawyer who helped me with my case. He let me know what my best choices were and talked each option out with me. He knows what he’s doing and if I’m ever trouble again, I will ask for his help again.
Posted by Vanessa Centeno | May 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer
Ricardo Briones, was very helpful and kept me updated all the time and always fast in responding whenever I had questions. I will definitely be recommending him to my family and friends. He also took care my case very quickly !
Posted by Britany | April 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer
Ricardo Briones went above and beyond on my case. His attention was phenomenal. Anytime I had a question about anything pertaining to my case he got back with me in a very timely manner. He always asked me if I had any questions and if I thought of something later to contact him. I recommend this lawyer to anyone who is looking for a highly professional and at the same time always makes time for his clients. Thank You Mr. Briones!
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Posted by Razlin | April 18, 2019
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Best attorney ever!!!
I came to Mr. Briones very late in my case and close to my court date and he was exceptional on how efficiently and fast he worked. I never thought after having failed attempts from different lawyers that Mr. Briones would be unable to get me what I wanted, well he did in fact get me everything I wanted in my case and I couldn’t be happier.
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Posted by Chuck | October 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Skilled in high-conflict divorce & child custody
I highly recommend hiring Ricardo Briones for family law matters, specifically in divorce and custody cases which are high conflict. Ricardo was there for me after my previous attorney withdrew and left me high and dry. He went above and beyond my previous attorney, and was always attentive to my case. Most importantly, he didn't devalue my experience or try to convince me I was crazy for fighting for our daughter's custody. He got me into mediation and my case is resolving favorably. Thank you so much Ricardo, Bless You for the work you do in our community.
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Posted by Abby | August 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Passionate and helpful
Ricardo is the ideal defense attorney. He truly cares for the people he defends and works with clients on a personal basis. He is respectful and knowledgeable and communicates well. During my case he aided in a transfer out of state and got me the best plea agreement for my case. I am happy and pleased with his services and highly recommend him as an attorney.
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Posted by Jason Jimenez | August 11, 2018
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Great service
Ricardo did a great job with my small case for my business. I meet with him and explained my case and he took care of the situation quick. No matter time of day Ricardo answered my calls and that made me feel like he's there for me. Definitely recommending his services to others.
Posted by Jeremy | April 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Ricardo Briones went above and beyond on my case. His attention to detail and "Go Get" attitude was phenomenal. Anytime I had a question about anything pertaining to my case he got back with me in a very timely manner. He always asked me if I had any questions and if I thought of something later to contact him. I recommend this lawyer to anyone who is looking for a highly professional and at the same time always makes time for his clients. Thank You Mr. Briones!
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended
Mr. Briones listened to our family requirement and provided a great services. Thank you ~BouQuraiss Family
Posted by David | April 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Needed Help
I was looking for someone to draw up a Power of Attnornuey document. Ricardo was very informative and quick to respond. Thank you for your help
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Generic results
Mr. Briones is a generic result attorney that totally got annihilated in court JP3 04/13/21 He was representing my family members in a civil suit and even got their name incorrect. Briones was unprepared and tried to scam Judge Wentworth into believing that only one person was on a deed to a home in dispute as if the other ex spouse was not on the deed at all. When the Judge called him out in it, Briones stumbled in his words saying he misunderstood. Briones did not even have the divorce Decree with him that literally won the case for the opponent . He told the Judge he did not know what was on it and got annihilated once again when the Judge had the copy of the decree and told him that his name was on it. He had signed it, yet had pretended he was unaware of the stipulations on it that favored the opponent and the case was lost for Briones. I believe the Judge could see through Briones right away and his credentials were immediately lost. This attorney is exactly the kind of attorney to avoid.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I will be dealing with his mistakes for years
Ricardo was terrible. He refused to call my parents in as witnesses, forgot court dates, showed up late, took weeks to respond to calls or e-mails, refused to ask questions I thought were important, dropped the ball on child support twice, dropped the ball on visitations, on video chats, on just about everything, and was made to look like a fool by a lawyer fresh out of law school. Prior to having the case transferred to a new attorney, I paid him $500 to fix some temporary orders. He didn't do anything for three weeks, and when I told him he was fired he immediately filed paperwork with the court to prevent me from asking for a refund and demanded I sign paperwork promising not to sue him in order to receive my case files. To his credit, he's a really nice guy. My ex thought so too.
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Response from Ricardo Briones April 18, 2019
I am leery responding to anonymous reviews as many times they are disgruntled opposing parties on a case that I won for my client. I am sorry you claim you were not happy with my services, if any of these matters were addressed to me they would be corrected immediately. To date I don't have any conversations or e-mails from any client stating the above, I am sorry for your experience - but the facts and circumstances you cited are simply not be true. If you would like to discuss this case in person or over the phone please contact me. Also $500 is generally not a standard retained for a temporary orders modification.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Ricardo Briones
  • 2015 - Present

Education

  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • The University of Texas At San Antonio
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 2001

Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Western District of Texas San Antonio Division
  • Federal Licensed
  • 2011 - Present
  • Mission Trails Rotary Club
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • District 5
  • Zoning Commissioner
  • 2014 - 2018
  • St. Mary's University School of Law Hispanic Alumni Association
  • Vice-President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • San Anto Cultural Arts
  • Chair of the Board of Directors
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Best San Antonio Lawyers - Criminal Defense
  • San Antonio Scene
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Mexican American Studies for the Masses
  • Search for Equality and What the Future Holds
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (9)
Endorse Ricardo
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've know Ricardo to handle his cases with the utmost professionalism. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was Ricardo's opposing counsel on a difficult family law matter. Ricardo is a knowledgeable attorney who fights zealously for his clients, yet maintains a professional demeanor that makes him a credit to our profession. I am, therefore, proud to enthusiastically endorse Ricardo Briones, a very reputable member of the San Antonio legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ricardo Briones. Ric has been a great attorney, well rounded individual who cares deeply about his clients as well as the issues present in his cases. He's always prepared and ready for trial. Most of all, he exhibits a high degree of professionalism, and is well regarded in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ricardo is a brilliant and outstanding attorney. He is compassionate and he fights for his clients like few attorneys do. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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San Antonio Criminal defense Lawyer Ricardo Briones
Ricardo Briones
Criminal defense Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 16 years
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