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My interest in the law came about during my first years of college at the State University of New York.  I had a keen interest in history, Amercian and English history and a desire to learn about anything I could get my hands on.  During college I worked for the New York State Attorney General in the Consumer Fraud and Protection Bureau then I worked for the New York State Senate and was able to rub shoulders with Lt. Governor Mario Cuomo. 

Although able to attend law school in the Northeast, I tired of shoveling snow off the hood of the car, I decided to go South.  I attended St. Mary's School of Law graduating in 1987 ( I also took law clases at University of Texas Law School in Austin).

With my interest in constitutional law, I believe my practice which is primarily employment / labor law and criminal law is logical.  Both deal with individual rights and constitutional law.  

In my employment / labor practice, I represent both employers and employees (not in the same case!).  The federal and state statutes that define the relationship between employers and employee are complex and are ever changing through court interpretation.  I have written a deskbook on employment law that divides the complex laws on a concept basis for easy use by the practitioner.

In my criminal practice, I defend the accused, from murder to drug cases.  I have also been and continue to be a municipal prosecutor for almost twenty years.  I have been a municipal judge for the last several years.  I am often hired to get involved in a criminal case to determine if evidence can be suppressed (whether statements made by the accused or physical evidence seized by law enforcement). I have secure dismissal on many cases because evidence could not be used.  I prevailed on suppression issues in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and another in the Third Court of Appeals in Austin.  I see first-hand as a city prosecutor the application of the principles of reasonable suspicion, probable cause and the necessary and proper procedure to get evidence in.

I conduct training for police officers on the proper application of the principles in the Texas Constitution and the U.S. Constituion involving police encounters with citizens in regards to searches and seizures.

 Apart from the law, and after my involvement with my children, tennis is my joy.  I try to play three to four times a week.  Tennis anyone???


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Contact info

Law Office of Michael R. Latimer

405 North Street Marys Street
Suite 242
San Antonio, TX, 78205

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 20%
  2. Employment: 20%
  3. Discrimination: 20%
  4. Wrongful Termination: 20%
  5. DUI & DWI: 20%



Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (30-40%)

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TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198707/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Texas Super Lawyers 2010Super Lawyers2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
City ProsecutorCity of Fair Oaks Ranch2005 - Present
Municipal JudgeCity of Grey Forest, Texas2002 - Present
PartnerHarkins, Latimer & Dahl, P.C.1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Antonio College Law Enforcement Training AcademyBoard Member2009 - Present
San Antonio Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Christian Legal SocietyMemberN/A
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Texas v. MorrisPrevailed in Appeal
Almanza v. State of TexasPrevailed in Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Rios v. RossottiTrial Court Affirmed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Concept Deskbook in Employment LawConcept Deskbook in Employment Law2010
Privacy in the WorkplacePrivacy in the Workplace2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
State University of New York, AlbanyN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts, With Honors1983
Adirondack Community CollegeN/AA.A., Humanities1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
St. Mary's School of Law, People's Law SchoolEmployment Law, Rights and Remedies2010
NELA Annual ConventionRecent Developments in Workplace Privacy2010
St. Mary's School of Law - People's Law SchoolEmployment Law, Rights and Remedies2009
Police Officer TrainingFourth Amendment2008
Lorman Education ServicesStrategies in Defending DWI & DUI in Texas2008
Lorman Education ServicesPayroll Fundamentals: Fair Labor Standards Act2007
Lorman Education ServicesTrade Secrets and Covenants Not to Compete2007
Council on EducationFMLA Update: Avoiding Retaliation Claims2006