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Jonathan Glenn Watkins

Criminal defense Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   83 reviews

also known as J. Wats

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Jonathan

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I am from San Antonio, Texas.  I love my job.  My career began at the District Attorney's Office as an unpaid intern.  After passing the bar exam in 2012, I was hired by Judge Susan Reed and also worked for Nico LaHood.  In a relatively short amount of time I was promoted to handle felony cases.  

 

My trial experience ranges from charges like DWI & Assault-Family Violence to Possession of a Controlled Substance; Burglarly-Habitiation; Sexual Assault; and Murder.  I have particiapted in over fifty trials.

 

I treat every case like a trial case.  My staff is tremendously helpful and we do our best for you and your loved ones! 

 

We realize this is your life and we work accordingly.

 

Outside the office I love to: Cook, read, exercise, hike, swim, and run.  Go Spurs Go!

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Location

Jonathan Watkins
130 E. Travis Street
Suite 425
San Antonio, TX, 78205

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Reviews

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Posted by Patrick | March 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sheer Gratitude
I am blessed to write this review for Mr. Watkins. Nobody comes to hire a criminal defense lawyer on a winning streak. Yet at no point did Mr. Watkins instill in me anything but a sense of radical compassion, professionalism and hope. Because of his work, my felony case has been dismissed. But more importantly because of who he is, regardless of the wins in court or diplomas on the wall, he helped me hold my head up high and feel that I belong. That is worth even more.
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Posted by Brett | February 1, 2021
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Great Experience! He really cared about me and my situation and fought my case until justice was served.
Jonathan Watkins and his team were attentive, thorough, and really took an interest in me and advocating on my behalf. They constantly kept me informed. If I had a question; he knew the answer or found the answer promptly. Me. Watkins is completely professional, yet down to earth, and makes you feel like he’s a good friend you’ve had for years. Despite the struggles and delays with the legal system due to COVID-19; he was constantly reaching out to the courts and prosecution advocating for my defense and kept me up-to-date on all aspects of my case. Mr. Watkins was able to get my case dismissed due to the nature of the arrest and how it was handled. I would recommend him to anyone needing a solid legal defense from a lawyer who cares about the individual over the status quo.
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Posted by Monica | September 15, 2020
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Theeee Bestttt
When my world was crashing down on me this man here turned all that around. I’m more then happy that this good man/friend here did everything possible for a great ending. He made me more then satisfied and I couldn’t be any happier with the job he’s done. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Posted by Kabir | January 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Pre-Trial Diversion/ Felony Case
I hired Jonathan Watkins as my lawyer soon after I had gotten a felony. Jonathan from the very beginning was encouraging, inspiring, uplifting and brought a whole other level of energy and enthusiasm which was unknown to me. It was superhumanesque. I had been feeling extremely down on myself and had given up before having an initial conversation with Jonathan. I left that meeting feeling like $1,000,000. Hiring Jonathan was the best decision I have ever made and like a true professional he was supportive, caring and there for me way more than any other lawyer would have been. If you want a lawyer that will treat you like family, Jonathan is the man! He came through and got my case dismissed through the Pre-Trial Diversion program and I am eternally grateful for not only the help, support and hours he has put in my case but, the bond we have since. I can absolutely guarantee that he will put the time, effort and extra hours into your case to get you the best possible scenario. He will got he extra mile and will treat you like his own family. A rare breed.
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Posted by Nichole | December 10, 2019
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Ms. Nichole Rivera
I had an MTR he was very professional handled my case very well. Made sure I did not get any jail time. I highly recommend Mr. Watkins.
Posted by Jeff | December 9, 2019
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Awesome
Mr Watkins is an excellent lawyer who truly looks out for his client’s best interest. He is non judgmental, very accepting, and understanding of his clients’ situations. He kept the lines of communication open and explained possible outcomes in detail. He got our case dismissed and sent the information we needed immediately.
Posted by Jeff | December 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Power
When looking for an attorney that has good communication skills, great Analytical Skills, Research skills, with good People skills and Perseverance and Creativity to win you might find an attorney with some of these qualities; however when you get an attorney with all these attributes you get a power attorney that gives you the results you paid for. Jonathan is a power attorney that met all our expectations and more. I can’t thank him enough for the great win and the results he got for us. We will consider him a friend and part of our family forever. I highly recommend Jonathan Glenn Watkins you cant go wrong!
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Posted by Anna | November 21, 2019
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10/10
Visited with several lawyers before and none of them took an interest quite like Johnathan Watkins did. He did an amazing job with my case and definitely knew what he was doing. Made me feel stress free and taken care of. Upbeat and genuine. Very good communication and people skills, as well as creativity. Highly recommended and wont make you second guess yourself.
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Posted by Richard | November 18, 2019
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Great service
Throughout the whole court process Jonathon and his team have been straight forward and helping when it came to legal advice or just informing of what is happening. Going above and beyond and making sure I'm taken care of as well and still doing everything the follow ups and business make you feel like your family and part of the team. I highly recommend them if you ever get in a snag or trouble.
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Posted by JERRY | November 18, 2019
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EXTREAMLY SATISFIED CLIENT!!
Today I received such great news in court, my case is being dismissed! All the thanks is owed to Jonathan and his team. It has been a year so far of court dates and working through the motions of getting this behind me. Jonathan has been there walking me through this from the beginning. I really like that Jonathan is such a peoples person and appears to work well with just about everybody, on every level. He spoke so well with the Prosecutors and even had good repour with the Judge presiding over my case. It truly was the best decision to retain Jonathan's Office as my council and originally I picked him based on some google reviews, so I hope this also helps someone in choosing the right lawyer. I know for me this was the BEST decision I could have made. :)
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Posted by Rob | July 16, 2019
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One of the good guys
I can’t thank Mr. Jonathan Watkins enough. He and his team are working hard to make sure you get the best outcome of your case.
Posted by Valerie | July 16, 2019
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AMAZING
Johnathan & his team moved beyond quickly to help me & my family. Today I am finally holding my daughter, when Johnathan tells you what is going to happen, he gives exactly that & more! So blessed with such s great team behind my back.
Posted by Andy | June 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Not guilty on Sexual Assault case
I hired this young man to represent my childhood friend who was accused of something he did not do. My friend was locked up in bexar county for almost a year. Mr. Watkins and his team worked very hard and justice prevailed. After a jury trial he got the not guilty verdict and my friend was released from jail. In a hard time he stepped up and saved an innocent man.
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2019
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Best attorney!
I got referred to Jonathan and couldn’t be more happy about it! He’s very personable and professional. I was very scared when a warrant was being issued to me and he jumped right on it and did everything he could to issuer me that I was in good hands. We went to court the day after and he went above and beyond to fight by my side and the judge dismissed the warrant. I’d definitely refer him to anyone needing his assistance! Thanks to Jonathan I got it taken care of very quickly and efficiently!
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Posted by Amethyst | May 30, 2019
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Reassurance that some attorneys are beautiful human beings!!
I had an MTR on my probation in May 2019 and was instructed from my probation officer that I needed to either turn myself in or hire an attorney to speak with the judge. Being in County Court 6 is the most stressful courtroom in Bexar County with one of the toughest judges, and i'm sure the judge takes pride on it, but this was my first offense EVER in my entire life and I was immensely stressed. I found Jon and from our first conversation I could tell he was one of the good guys. A lawyer who became a lawyer to actually help people, not profit from them. When it was time for my walk-in court date, having Jon with me helped me stay calm. He has so much positive energy and really understood how I felt and continued to reassure me until it was our time to speak with the judge. The judge was going to give me 30 days in Bexar County jail but Jon was able to explain my situation to the judge and I expressed I would continue to stay on track with my probation. Jon got my MTR DENIED, I received NO JAIL TIME, and I was so relieved!! My mistake in all of this was not hiring Jon from the beginning. Thank you Jon, again and again. I am truly grateful for your help!
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2019
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This lawyer rocks!!!
I thank God I found Jonathan Watkins. He took the time to listen to me and he put my mind at ease even before accepting a retainer. He treated me like I was family . He provided legal advice and guidance during a difficult situation. When he heard my story of being wrongfully accused of a felony allegation he took the case and justice prevailed. As soon as the police received his letter of representation they dropped the investigation, and I was able to move on with my life. I can not say enough how grateful I am to have found him!
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Posted by Spencer | May 24, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
An attorney who actually cares about the rule of law
Attorney Jonathan Watkins is a very smart, and good man. He did his best to see that our client got a fair and honest trial. He wasn’t just there for the paycheck. He genuinely cares about his clients and will go to bat for them no matter the circumstances. From what I saw, if I were in any kind of legal trouble, he would be my very first phone call. He went out of his way to hire an expert witness for the case. He looked all over the city to find one that actually had knowledge regarding the very specific circumstances of the case. He has a true passion for justice. Look no further than attorney Jonathan Watkins. I’ve never met an attorney who cares about his clients as much as he does.
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2019
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Truly Grateful
I cannot thank Jonathan, and his team, enough for all that they have done for my family and I. In a time where I have felt nothing but discouragement, fear, and sadness, he has only shown encouragement, kindness, and determination. I will forever be appreciative for all of his hard work.
Posted by MG | April 17, 2019
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Review
Jonathan is seriously amazing ! He helped me through my entire process, was very patient with me and understanding of my schedule, and got my case dismissed! He updated me and reassured me countless times that his team and himself made my case and results a first priority. I would recommend him to anyone. His communication skills are great and his text message responses were always quick and consistent. I especially appreciate his patience seeing as this is my first time going through this and i had a million and one questions and concerns that he never hesitated to address and help me through ! Seriously downright an awesome lawyer.
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Posted by Amber | March 29, 2019
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What a relief!
Jon and his team were great from the start. Very reassuring that they would be supporting me through my entire process. Jon worked with me to help me achieve the best possible outcome for my case. I'm so grateful and would recommend him to any of the closest friends or family! Thank you, Jon!
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lead Trial Attorney
  • The Law Office of Jonathan Watkins
  • 2016 - Present
  • Big Brother
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of North America
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Assistant Criminal District Attorney
  • Bexar County District Attorney's Office
  • 2012 - 2016

Education

  • Lance Platt & Associates
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course
  • 2018
  • Against All Odds
  • CLE Hours
  • 2016
  • St. Mary's University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2012
  • The University of Texas At Austin
  • B.A.
  • 2008
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Texas v. J.D.
  • Plea to Obstruction of Highway/Passageway.
  • State of Texas v. O.N.
  • Dismissal - Restitution Paid in Full.
  • State of Texas v. S.C.
  • Rejected, pre-indictment - State unable to determine location of complaining witness.
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Associations

  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas
  • Big Brother
  • 2014 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • SA Top DUI/DWI Lawyers
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top S.A. Criminal Defense Attorneys 2018
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2018
  • Best S.A. Lawyers 2017
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2016
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Publications

  • Lexis Nexis Publishing
  • Texas Drunk Driving Law (Contributing Author)
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • St. Mary's University School of Law Alumni Association
  • The Practical Side of Opening a Law Practice
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (23)
Given (40)
Endorse Jonathan
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as someone well known in the legal field. I have personally watched Attorney Watkins in highly difficult trials where in the end, the verdict was Not Guilty."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a dedicated advocate for his clients and has the experience needed for expertise in the field. His years at the Da’s Office have proven extremely valuable and his clients benefit tremendously from those years of hard work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Jonathan works tirelessly for his clients. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Hustle & Heart. We used to intern at the San Antonio DA's office together and Jonathan was always hard working and kind. If I have clients or friends who need defense work I refer to Jonathan. He goes the distance and his client service is second to none."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan has always been a professional, knowledgeable and reliable attorney. His clients' are his number one priority and truly benefit from his hard work and vast criminal law experience. If you are ever in need of a criminal defense attorney, I would definitely call Jonathan Watkins."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer, I've worked closely with him and can say that he's hardworking and is unrelenting to help his clients obtain the best possible results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Watkins is an effective and zealous advocate for his clients. He is one of those people that really, truly enjoys what he does, and his passion is injected into every cause he champions. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Jonathan on a criminal defense matter and I was impressed by his tireless devotion. Jonathan will work day and night to advance his clients' best interests. If you are seeking a compassionate and capable criminal defense attorney, you will find that (and much more) in Jonathan Watkins."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a strong advocate for his clients and is a great litigator. I have witnesses Mr. Watkins in hearings and he is very methodical in his strategy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Jonathan work on several matters in Bexar County and can say he provides an aggressive defense for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a former prosecutor, Jonathan has unique insight into how to properly defend a case. He has a tireless work ethic and is a great attorney to have in your corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Jonathan for a few years now. As a prosecutor he fought every case diligently and with great passion. I have seen him bring these same great characteristics to his private practice in Civil matters and Criminal mattes."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Friend
"Jonathan is a hard working lawyer who will give great representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is a fierce advocate for his clients. He is caring, genuine, and an all-around excellent person and attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is highly knowledgeable and a class act. He will fight hard for his case while maintaining professionalism at all times."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Honest, Hardworking and Fair."
Violent crime Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've worked with Jonathan on several matters. When he was prosecuting felony family violence matters here in Bexar County it was clear that he knew he stuff but he was also reasonable in his evaluation of a case as well as what a proper punishment looks like. He will undoubtedly use that same experience and skill to help his clients as a defense attorney. If I had a case pending, I would trust him to handle it well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Jonathan on several different cases over the years and his knowledge of the law and skill in the courtroom continue to impress me. Jonathan and I have been both trial partners as well as adversaries, and he is just as impactful in each position. Most importantly though, he has the invaluable skill of being able to genuinely connect with jurors on a level that puts him at a distinct advantage above defense attorneys and prosecutors alike. He is someone who is a true advocate for his clients, not someone trying to make a quick buck. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney for a criminal defense case. I am proud to endorse Mr. Watkins."
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San Antonio Criminal defense Lawyer Jonathan Glenn Watkins
Jonathan Glenn Watkins
Criminal defense Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 11 years