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Miguel Eugenio Najera

Criminal defense Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   32 reviews

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About Miguel

Learn Miguel’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    All Crimes, Felonies and Misdemeanors, State and Federal

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

  3. White collar crime
    25%

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.  

 

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The courtroom is my second home.
Licensed for 24 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1998
Updated 10/23/2022

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

Contact Miguel

Law Offices of Miguel Najera
130 E. Travis
Suite 435
San Antonio, TX, 78205

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2021
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Awesome Lawyer
Provided guidance throughout the process of case, very thorough and felt comfortable discussing the case with him as well.
Posted by Aaron | March 4, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
Miguel was a wonderful attorney and assisted with my many needs during a difficult time. He is knowledgeable, responsive, reasonable and easy to work with. I highly recommend using Miguel!
Posted by Edith | December 30, 2019
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Excellent Attorney, Knowledgeable and Pleasant
Our family met Mr. Najera during a difficult time in our life with our son's case. Despite that he was picking up the pieces due to my son's appointed attorney was facing serious health issues at the time, he did an EXCELLENT job!! The most important fact is that he always was/has been available and very helpful to answer any questions regardless of the time of the day. Mr. Najera will always put your needs first as a client. I was very impressed by his professionalism and experience. There is no doubt that I would highly recommend Mr. Najera to my family and friends with any legal issues. Thank you, Mr. Najera.
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Posted by JAYNE | November 16, 2018
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Atty Miguel Najera
After consulting several attorneys, I decided to hire Mr. Najera, based on his knowledge and experience. He defended me with confidence and was able to get me my life back! He was an attentive atty who always answered my calls and gave me updates. I feel grateful to have had him on my side!
Posted by Horace | November 7, 2018
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Best attorney
Four years ago, my brother and I we're arrested and wrongfully charged with murder, and then spent a year and a half in jail before we went to trial. Fortunately we we're found not guilty and acquitted on all charges, thanks to Miguel Najera. He worked hard on our case for months and put in a lot of miles gathering evidence, talking to witnesses, and following leads to prove our innocence. He always answered our questions and listened to what we had to say, and gave us encouragement when we felt things were hopeless at times. He became more to our family than just our attorney. We all consider him family to this day. If anyone needs an attorney that will go to the mat and fight for them, then Miguel Najera is the one you need.
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Posted by Justin | November 7, 2018
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Ringer brother's acquitted
Four years ago my brother and I we're wrongfully accused of murder. We spent a year and a half in jail before the jury found us not guilty and acquitted us. If my mother hadn't been fortunate enough to have gotten Miguel Najera on our case, I know it probably would have turned out differently for us. He worked hard on our case and won for us. He was always there for my brother and me, giving us encouragement and strength, when we felt like it was hopeless, and we felt like giving up. Even though it's not by blood, we consider him family, and can always count on him being there if we need him. If you need a great criminal lawyer, Miguel Najera is definitely the attorney you need to have fighting for you.
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Posted by Debi | November 6, 2018
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Justin and Horace Ringer Jr. Trials
I hired Miguel Najera to represent my sons, that had both been wrongfully accused, for murder. He worked on this case diligently for over a year and a half before it finally went to trial. Even though he had other clients and cases going on during that time, he always made us feel like we were his first priority. He always took my calls and answered my texts and emails. He listened to what I and my sons had to say and answered our questions, and followed through with leads and other information we gave him. He never left a stone unturned to prove their innocence. He spent endless hours on their cases, and drove a lot of miles to check out leads to prove them innocent. He was empathetic and had a lot of patience with me during their incarceration, especially when I didn't think things were going right and I would have a minor melt down. He showed all of us great compassion and kindness, and never let us give up. He was amazing in the courtroom during their trial. He made some of the state's witnesses squirm in their seats and stutter when they had to answer his questions. They didn't know what hit them when he got up there. My sons were both found not guilty and acquitted on all charges. I don't think we would have had the same outcome if we hadn't had him for a lawyer. During all of the time they were in jail, we came to consider him family, and still do to this day. He still helps me out if I have a legal question I need help with, and calls me occasionally, just to see how everyone in the family is doing. He is a Godsend. He is an excellent attorney, and I highly recommend him to anyone needing a criminal lawyer. He's the best!
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Posted by Michele | February 20, 2018
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Helped my kid in San Antonio while going to College
I called Miguel off the internet. I didn't know him & he didn't know me, but with that first phone call I felt comfortable leaving my kid in his hands. He took care of everything and I never had to go to San Antonio from Dallas. He didn't hand us off to staff. He took care of everything himself. He's trustworthy, kind, professional and knowledgeable. Handled all the deadlines and took total care of my son. I'm forever grateful to Miguel and would recommend him to all. He'll take care of you!
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Posted by Corrina | January 13, 2018
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Wonderful attorney
Miguel Najera is an excellent attorney. He was hired during lunch hours on a Tuesday for my father in laws case for an MTRP DWI. Communicated with all of the family from El Paso, Tx and Denver and my father in law was out by Wednesday night and back to his family in El Paso, Tx. I really recommend Mr. Miguel Najera to anyone who needs an attorney in the San Antonio area, he did an amazing job in the case. Actually got the case closed and probation was dismissed. All the family was very happy with the outcome and happy to have him home once again. On another note, these charges were from fifteen years ago which actually surprised me it would still show up in the system.
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Posted by Dylan | August 24, 2017
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Great Lawyer, Better Man
Mr. Najera was an absolute gentleman and a God send. He was understanding of the position I was in, was extremely reassuring saying to place my trust in him and let him handle the situation. I did that, and he went above & beyond my expectations. He was able to salvage a bad situation and give me back my life. Mr. Najera is charismatic and classy attorney who will be able to negotiate anything on your behalf and make you feel more like a friend than a client. I would without a doubt recommend him for any case and is a top tier defense attorney.
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Posted by Donnovan | August 24, 2017
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Absolutely Amazing
I am a college student that made a bad decision that had consequences. Miguel was my lawyer and he was beyond what I expected. He is very professional, caring, and willing to help. Any time I had a question or needed something, Miguel was always able to be reached by phone. He knows what he is doing and is very nice. He knows everyone in the Bexar County courts which proved to be very beneficial. Due to me being a college student, his price was too high for me to pay all at once, but he worked with me to find a good payment plan that would work for me. I strongly recommend him.
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Posted by Patricia | February 28, 2017
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Came Highly Recommended & Lived up to every word
Miguel Kept in close contact with the family. Traveled to outer area county and was at all court appearances on time & prepared. Kept us in the know and prepared us for all outcomes..Thank you so much for your prompt attention. Thank you for your diligent commitment.Your efforts and attention to Joey & our family will be forever appreciated..May God Continue to Bless Us all... From the bottom of our hearts Thank You Highly Recommend!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2017
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Winning a case
Mr. Najera is a great lawyer always looking out for his client's best interest. He is both friendly and available to his clients not only during regular business hours, but also in the evenings or over the weekend as well. I’ve interviewed several attorneys and chose Mr. Najera, because he took the time to listen to my story and wasn't about just getting paid. I had several questions after our initial conversation in his office and he was always available to provide answers. Some of the other attorneys that I’ve interviewed first returned my calls after several days or not at all. His fees are fair and reasonable. Mr. Najera has delivered on everything he promised. It's through his extensive experience and connections he has made that my case turned out as well as it did. If I had chosen anyone else I don't think it would have turned out this way. I would definitely recommend him to my friends, family and anyone else if they found themselves in a bad situation and needed a lawyer to win their case, regardless of the difficulty and given circumstances.
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Posted by Jeanne | February 9, 2017
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Great Lawyer!
I was arrested for a class B misdemeanor for theft and Miguel Najera quickly got me into a pretrial diversion program and I quickly finished the program to dismiss the case. Miguel is currently in the process of expunging the case.
Posted by Kaitlin | January 29, 2017
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Superior Attorney
There's a reason why Miguel Is well known in this city, he is one of the most respected and reputable attorneys San Antonio is lucky to have! From the very beginning of the process to the end he was up to date and fast acting with keeping me updated in real time. He goes above the line for his clients and maintains a very consistent positive attitude and solvable approach to any situation. Over the time I've built a trusting relationship with him and if there's anything I may need an attorney for in the future he will be my first and only call.
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Posted by Tiffany | January 27, 2017
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Brilliant Lawyer
Miguel was able to get me in to the pre trial diversion program and was very intelligent about the whole process. He kept me informed every step of the way and was very kind. I felt very comfortable calling and/or texting Miguel with any questions or concerns I had during the process. I highly recommend him to anyone looking for an amazing lawyer!
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Posted by Gerry Espinoza | October 5, 2016
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you need Miguel on your side
Just want to say how happy we are wth the outcome. You treat us like family and made a bad thing go away. Thank you Miguel.
Posted by Naomi | September 17, 2016
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Miguel Eugenio Najera
Miguel Najera helped us every step of the way with our case. He did a great job of keeping us informed and he was very responsive to all our questions. He was completely focused on providing the highest level of service possible. I highly recommend Miguel Najera.
Posted by John and Billie Sue | July 26, 2016
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Represented our grandaughter.
He was wonderful. He kept us informed of everything and responded almost immediately when we send him a text. We know that he sincerely cared about our grandaughter and did the best job for her. He is very smart and seems to be well respected by other attorneys in the courtroom. He did a wonderful job. Because of him our grandaughter will have a second chance.
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Posted by Stephanie | July 26, 2016
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Attorney at Law
Miguel-Najera is our daughters attorney. He has become like family to us. We could not have asked for a better attorney to represent our daughter. Miguel fought hard for our daughter and was extremely prepared when he stood before the judge to plead her case. We are very blessed to have such an amazing man of integrity and passion when it comes to the law. He was very professional and always took our calls and answered our questions. We feel blessed to have him as our friend and attorney. We will use Migiuel as our family attorney (as long as he is in the business) and we highly recommend him....if you are in need of a dedicated and loyal attorney, who will work 100% on your behalf .
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lead Attorney
  • Law Offices of Miguel Najera
  • 2014 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Bexar County District Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2014

Education

  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1998
  • University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • 1997
  • Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • State v. Horace and Justin Ringer
  • Both Clients found NOT GUILTY on MURDER charges

Associations

  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Antonio Federal Bar Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Computer Crimes Working Group for San Antonio Metro Area
  • 2002 - 2008
  • San Antonio Immigration Task Force
  • 2001 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer in San Antonio
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer in San Antonio
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2012
  • Speaker Award
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyer in San Antonio
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2006
  • Speaker Award
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • 2006
  • Speaker Award
  • National District Attorneys Association
  • 2005
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Publications

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Prosecuting Online Cases
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Computer Crimes
  • 2007
  • San Antonio Child Abuse Conferrence
  • Computer Crimes Against Children
  • 2006
  • National District Attorneys Association
  • Computer Crimes
  • 2005
  • 42nd Annual Criminal Law Institute
  • Entice and Roll the Dice
  • 2005
  • Legislative Update
  • Evidence Update
  • 2004
  • Criminal and Civil Law Updates
  • Evidence Case law update
  • 2001
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (12)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Other
"Miguel is detailed, thorough, and committed. He cares about his clients and his cases, and it shows. An experienced criminal litigator who always finds a way."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Miguel is a brilliant lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend this lawyer. I have known Mr. Najera for almost twenty years as both a former prosecutor and a defense attorney. He has always displayed a comprehensive knowledge of the law and a willingness to fight for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I can not recommend an attorney more highly than Miguel. I have known him for years as both a prosecutor and then as a defense attorney. In both roles, he was the consummate professional. His knowledge of the law and his kindness to all make him a true friend as well as a peer. Any person in need would be fortunate to have Miguel on their side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I PROUDLY endorse this lawyer. I have seen Mr. Najera in action. His trial skills are unparalleled and his knowledge of the law is deep. Miguel Najera is THE lawyer you want on your side!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Miguel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lawyers who serve the avvo community as much as Mr. Najera are few and far between. It takes passion, concern and dedication to devote so much time. You have my endorsement and kudos."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is clear by reading Mr. Najera's answers that he is knowledgeable and articulate. He is experienced and interested in helping those that are in need. We need more lawyers like him in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mr. Najera for over a decade. He's smart and fair and a hard worker. As a prosecutor, he was well-respected by colleagues on both sides of the bar and judges alike, and I have every confidence that he brings the same zealous advocacy to his work as a defense attorney. I do not hesitate to recommend him."
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