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&nbsp I am a native Texan, born in Laredo then moving to San Antonio attending college at Trinity University.   During my time in law school I assisted attorneys working large personal injury cases and fighting civil rights violations.  I was hired at the Bexar County District Attorney's office and quickly became a rising star.  Reaching first chair status faster than any other attorney in the office at the time.  While in the District Attorney's Office I was able to hold many positions. including  being cheif of the computer crimes unit, a lead prosecutor in the white-collar crime and corruption unit, and the lead prosecutor in both the 379th and 437th District Courts.  During this time I was able to get well aquainted with all aspects of criminal law while becoming a seasoned trial attorney.

After leaving the office I decided to use my wealth of criminal law experience and become a defense attorney.   I enjoy the practice of law and feel privileged to help out people in need, and proud to defend their rights.  



Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. White Collar Crime: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrew George Preece

    I have worked both with Mr. Najera as co-counsel and against Mr. Najera as a former prosecutor on many criminal matters. He has always displayed a full knowledge of the law and a willingness to fight for his clients.


    Andrew Preece Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Joseph Adrian Esparza

    I endorse this lawyer I have known Miguel for years and we worked against each other on a few big cases back when he was a prosecutor. At all times during our interactions, he was always professional, reasonable, and fair. I am gratified to see that he brings those same qualities, as well as his knowledge of the law, to his criminal defense work as well. He is a good lawyer who serves his clients well.


    Joseph Esparza Military law Attorney
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Contact info

Law Offices of Miguel Najera

130 E. Travis
Suite 435
San Antonio, TX, 78205


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199808/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyer in San AntonioScene in SA Magazine2013
Best Lawyer in San AntonioScene in SA Magazine2012
Speaker AwardState Bar of Texas2007
Best Lawyer in San AntonioScene in SA Magazine2006
Speaker AwardAssociation of Certified Fraud Examiners2006
Speaker AwardNational District Attorneys Association2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Lead AttorneyLaw Offices of Miguel Najera2014 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyBexar County District Attorney's Office1999 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2014 - Present
San Antonio Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
San Antonio Federal Bar AssociationN/A2013 - Present
Computer Crimes Working Group for San Antonio Metro AreaN/A2002 - 2008
San Antonio Immigration Task ForceN/A2001 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Horace and Justin RingerBoth Clients found NOT GUILTY on MURDER charges
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Publication nameTitleDate
State Bar of TexasProsecuting Online Cases2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Marys University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of InnsbruckInstitute on World Legal ProblemsN/A1997
Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of TexasComputer Crimes2007
San Antonio Child Abuse ConferrenceComputer Crimes Against Children2006
National District Attorneys AssociationComputer Crimes2005
42nd Annual Criminal Law InstituteEntice and Roll the Dice2005
Legislative UpdateEvidence Update2004
Criminal and Civil Law UpdatesEvidence Case law update2001