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Guillermo Lara Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at San Antonio, TX

4.9   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2009
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Guillermo

Learn Guillermo’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Criminal defense

    14 years, 1,000 cases

Guillermo Lara Jr. will fight every case for a dismissal and a positive result. As an Assistant Public Defender handling hundreds of cases, Mr. Lara has realized that our Constitution is trampled on daily. Mr. Lara has made it his mission to make a difference and breathe a new life into defending against governmental encroachments. Mr. Lara understands that the criminal justice system is intimidating and anyone accused of a crime needs a true ally. 

Mr. Lara received his Bachelors of Science in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio.  Prior to attending Law School, Mr. Lara was a Research Assistant for the University of Texas Health Science Center where he performed research on DNA Analysis & Genotyping. Mr. Lara attended TEXAS WESLEYAN SCHOOL OF LAW in Fort Worth, Texas and TEXAS TECH SCHOOL OF LAW in Lubbock, Texas. While at Texas Tech, Mr. Lara received the Pro Bono Law Student Award for his commitment to assisting the Legal Aid of Northwest Texas. 

During Law School, Mr. Lara took and passed the Patent Bar and clerked with Halliburton Energy Services. At Halliburton, Mr. Lara assisted with patent searches and provided feedback for Research & Design. Mr. Lara was Secretary of the Intellectual Property Law Society while at Texas Wesleyan School of Law.

Mr. Lara is licensed to practice with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and licensed by the  Supreme Court of Texas. Mr. Lara is a graduate of the Texas Criminal Trial College and is also a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

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The Law Office of Guillermo Lara Jr.
310 S St Mary's Suite 965
San Antonio, TX, 78205

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4.9 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Frank | April 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Outstanding Lawyer!!
I am grateful for Mr. Lara services. Mr. Lara took the time to hear my criminal case and reviewed the evidence provided. In a matter of 3 months the case was Dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2021
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Case Dismissed!!!!
Mr. Lara is the best lawyer in San Antonio hands down.He will fight until he gets the best results and or a dismissal in your case. He was there for me every step of the way.Being that I had a bad state and federal background, he was still able to get my recent case dismissed and have me home with my family in no time.I recommend Mr.Lara to anyone who is going through rough times on the other side of the law.He is the best of the best no doubt.Thanks Mr. Lara.
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Posted by Anthony | June 7, 2016
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Mr. Lara, The Man who helped save my career!
From day one, Mr. Lara immediately presented himself as someone who truly cared about my situation. After answering his phone on a Sunday afternoon, he spent about half-an-hour answering all my questions. By the end of our conversation he already seemed so invested in wanting what was best for me. In my opinion, that is what helped me feel most at ease—to know someone who truly cared enough to help me was in my corner. Thereafter, every process of my case was explained in ways to not only help me understand in great detail of what was to come; but, Mr. Lara was able to help calm my anxieties and get me to place more focus on my daily life while he ensured he would do his best to handle this situation for me. In the end, Mr. Lara’s candor professionalism and unwavering work ethic helped me have my case dismissed. For that, I owe this man so much! He truly has helped save my future career. Thus, for anyone who faces a similar difficult situation, I give my strongest recommendation in calling and having Mr. Lara in your corner. As I am confident he will do his very best to help you win your case.
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Posted by David | May 31, 2016
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Mr. Guillermo Lara Jr. - San Antonio's Finest Attorney At Criminal Law
Mr. Guillermo Lara Jr. assisted me momentously throughout a very difficult situation I managed myself into in regard to a recent intoxication charge I unfortunately acquired. Mr. Lara represented me in preventing a possible license suspension and had my conviction reduced significantly to a much desired charge. Mr. Lara has supported me extensively beyond being an outstanding representative and councilor. I would recommend Mr. Guillermo Lara Jr. to anyone, anytime, anywhere. Mr. Lara has my sincerest gratitude and appreciation for the entirety of his assistance, council and support. Mr. Guillermo Lara Jr. without any doubt is San Antonio's finest attorney at criminal law.
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Posted by xavier | October 16, 2015
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Guillermo Lara
Guillermo Lara was an excellent attorney. He kept me well informed about the status of my case, type of attorney that will do everything in his power to get you to your best possible outcome. Got my case resolved in just a few months. Highly recommend Mr. Lara.
Posted by Priscilla | October 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
My lawyer guillmero lara
Four months ago I was in distress, I needed to find a lawyer for my husband's dwi case. I looked at many lawyers, called many lawyers and found Guillermo Lara. I immediately chose him because just that first call he was so helpful. He immediately looked up the case and said yes I can help you. From that point on things went great. My husband got out of jail and we were able to plan out the things to come. Not only was Guillermo Lara our lawyer he was so caring of our case he went above and beyond the case. Like getting my husband a job. Things he didn't have to do but did because he cared. I definitely would recommend Guillermo to anyone and would definitey call him again if needed be.
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Posted by Matt | October 2, 2015
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The man to hire.
Guillermo is a class act. When I came to him with my charge, he did not judge me. He gathered all the facts and listened to what I had to say. He took the time answer any questions I had and made me feel confident in my choice of attorney. I live in North Texas and Mr. Lara treated me like a next door neighbor. When the time came for my first hearing the case was dismissed. I would highly recommend him for any case you have pending. He gets results.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2022
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Runs Great..Not currently in a running condition
He shows great effort and is honest enough to return some of your money if he doesn’t think he can win your case. Im sure he’s a great lawyer when he isn’t currently working with the opposition.. He withdrew representation from one case and returned some money but kept $1500 on a Misdemeanor case Failure to Id from a year ago that still keeps getting reset and no credit for time served yet….
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • The Law Office of Guillermo Lara Jr.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Webb County Public Defender's office
  • 2009 - 2013


  • Texas Tech University School of Law
  • N/A
  • Texas A&M University School of Law
  • N/A
  • University of Texas System, San Antonio
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Federal Conspiracy Not Guilty
  • Not Guilty
  • DWI


  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Copyright Law Committee
  • 2009 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Law Student Award
  • Legal Aid of Texas
  • N/A


  • Defender
  • Jury Selection
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Guillermo
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Guillermo Lara has a work ethic that is undeniable. He has a passion for assisting his clients, and is a hands-on defense attorney. I have had the opportunity to witness Guillermo in action and his work speaks for itself."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Guillermo for years and I have always admired his character and passion for the law. He is highly intelligent and extremely effective for his clients. If you are in the market for a criminal defense attorney in the San Antonio area, I can honestly say I don't think there is a better choice to represent you than Mr. Lara."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Guillermo will never be outworked. He is never afraid to go to trial and fight for his clients. I have seen Guillermo in trial and his effort and knowledge is second to none."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lara has unique insight and intuitive knowledge of the law that comes with experience in trial. He's a fantastic attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Lara is a very dedicated attorney with the energy and enthusiasm to defend and protect his client's rights in Federal and State court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Lara is an excellent attorney. I've had the pleasure to know Guillermo to be a zealous advocate for this clients. He takes the time to learn about the case from his clients, then he fights like Hell. Great Attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Guillermo is a very diligent and dedicated attorney. He provides his clients with excellent representation and counsel during some of the most difficult situations in their lives."
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San Antonio Criminal defense Lawyer Guillermo Lara Jr.
Guillermo Lara Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 14 years