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R. Tylden Shaeffer

also known as Tylden Shaeffer

About me

  • I am a former First chair felony prosecutor, supervising a trial team in one of the District Courts.

  • I have been licensed to practice law in all state courts in Texas since 1990.

  • Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

  • AV Rating by Martindale-Hubble Lawyer Referral Service.

  • Licensed to practice law in the federal courts of the Western District of Texas.

  • Trial advocacy training program at the National District Attorneys Association.

  • Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

  • Member Texas Criminal Defense Attorneys Association.

  • I speak Spanish & French.

  • Voted as one of San Antonio's Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2008-2015.


Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
  2. Juvenile: 20%



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Contact info

Tylden Shaeffer, Attorney at Law, P.C.

600 Navarro Street
Suite 250A
San Antonio, TX, 78205


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199007/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top LawyerScene in SA Magazine2014
Board Certified - Criminal LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Prosecuting AttorneyBexar County District Attorney's Office1991 - 2000
ClerkDallas Immigration Court1989 - 1990
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers groupN/AN/A
Texas Criminal Defense Attorneys AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Strategies in Defending DWI and DUI CasesAttacking Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and Breath Tests2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Brown UniversityN/AN/A1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Juvenile Law CLEJuvenile Basics for the Infrequent or New Practitioner2012
Strategies in Defending DWI and DUI casesAttacking Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and Breath Tests2008