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I grew up in Bryan, Texas. I worked for my father's restaurant while in high school. My father could not afford to pay for college but his business provided me the means to put myself through Texas A&M University. I learned the importance of family and community and I will never forget the friends and family that helped me succeed. After college, I moved into the social services field where I helped people with HIV/AIDS. There, I learned the importance of activism and giving a voice to people that society wants to sweep under the rug. Since many of the people under my care were indigent drug users, I saw first hand their treatment in the criminal justice system. I saw the revolving door of criminal justice, the evils of the drug war, the vicious cycle perpetrated on our community by the prison industrial complex, and the general break down of our system of law enforcement. This experience compounded with the need to make a better living for my wife and newborn child prompted me to seek a career as a lawyer. When I entered law school at St. Mary's University, I knew exactly what I wanted to become: a criminal defense lawyer. No profession in the legal field spends more time upholding the constitution and representing people who need a voice to speak for them against the unbridled resources and influence of the government.I have, without question, found my calling and passion in life. I wake up everyday and work tirelessly to save individuals from the wrath and robotic-like wave of a criminal prosecution. I give them a voice. I have grown immensely as a defense lawyer over these years. I am not only a practitioner, I am also an academic in the field of criminal law. I am currently the Principle Contributing Author of the Texas Criminal Practice Guide published by Lexis Nexis and I speak and educate other attorneys in the field of criminal practice. I love this job. Let me be your voice in the courtroom.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
  2. Appeals: 30%
  3. Federal Crime: 25%
  4. White Collar Crime: 10%



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  • Craig Alan Greening

    Chad is one of the smartest lawyers I know. He is dedicated to defending his clients and is a well respected in the legal community.


    Craig Greening Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Adam Brian Tisdell

    Chad is a badass lawyer who not only represents his clients, but feels and experiences their pain with them. He is one of the top attorneys in San Antonio and is worth every dime. I highly respect Chad and would hire him if I was in a jab in San Antonio.


    Adam Tisdell Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Office of Chad Van Brunt

310 South St. Mary's St.
Suite 1840
San Antonio, TX, 78205


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200907/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal Contributing AuthorTexas Criminal Practice Guide2011 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Chad Van Brunt2010 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices Of Stephen F. White2009 - 2010
InternUnited States Attorney's Office Western District Of Texas2008 - 2008
Law ClerkFederal Public Defender, Wdtx2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Antonio Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationBoard Member2009 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Lexis Nexis PublishingTexas Criminal Practice GuideN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Texas A&M UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
St. Marys University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal Defense Lawyer Panel DiscussionCriminal Defense2015
Nuts and Bolts Seminar 2014Voir Dire and Social Media: Emerging Ethics2014