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David C. Barranco

Financial markets and services Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1998
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Mr. Barranco, despite a perfect score (50) on the Wonderlic Contemporary Cognitive Ability Test, was not drafted into the NFL. His football career over, David now practices law and mentors gifted children in San Antonio, Texas.

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David C. Barranco
4940 Broadway, Floor One
San Antonio, TX, 78209-5732


5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Robet Jones | October 4, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A True Professional
The person you should call if you need an attorney in San Antonio. Mr. Barranco discussed the two issues about which I had questions in non-legal, easy-to-understand language and his advice and suggestions were well thought out and sensible. He listened, was interested in my situation and responded in a way that let me know he cared and had my interest as his uppermost priority. I would recommend Mr. Barranco as legal counsel without any hesitation whatsoever. And, in addition, he is just a very nice guy.
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Posted by Amie | August 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Advocate in Time of Need
Mr. Barranco provides excellent legal counsel at a bargain price. After an uninsured driver rear-ended my vehicle in San Marcos, Texas, David helped us recover my losses without charging an exorbitant fee. He defended my sister on a misdemeanor charge; when he established her innocence the court dismissed it. David may be the most experienced and effective Alamo-Heights based trial lawyer. Mr. Barranco helped my family through very difficult situations and we will always be grateful for his good advice.
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Posted by Ben | March 25, 2015
Attorney with integrity; reliable, focused, and efficient.
Mr. Barranco helped us execute a real estate transaction in Alamo Heights, Texas. He was knowledgeable, helpful, attentive, and efficient. Instead of running up big fees, David is the rare lawyer who works to solve problems quickly and inexpensively.
Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Being a Free legal advice with not detail information like a copy of the agreement I signed with the business I am having issues with, I was given good advices & alternatives to follow/ try. I just have to keep hopping that it will work for the best.
Posted by Jim | March 6, 2015
Best of the best - would absolutley use again and recommend to others!
Best of the best - without reservation, I highly recommend Texas-based attorney David Barranco, who I found to be a valued advisor and an exceedingly experienced, ethical practitioner. He provided me top-quality legal assistance in various civil matters. His prompt responses and precisely on target solutions not only provided me assurance in my situations, but resulted in consistently winning outcomes.
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Posted by Catherine | December 17, 2014
Excellent Attorney: Intelligent, Capable, and Savvy
A debtor owed me money. I was getting no where, so after almost a year of trying to get my money, I contacted David Barranco. Within two weeks, Mr. Barranco got me my money ... and an apology. I will definitely use him again, and I enthusiastically recommend him to all my friends and family!
Posted by Gil | December 8, 2014
Great Legal Value
Gifted legal counselor David Barranco helped us expand our surgical business into several new states, enabling us to feel confident that our corporate structure with done correctly as we expanded our practice. David provided incredible value for the fee charged – expertise at a price which I considered very reasonable. Considering benefits conferred versus costs, I see why numerous clients have called him Alamo Height’s best legal value.
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Posted by G. | September 4, 2013
Thorough and Excellent
This attorney took the time to read my 11 page issue and offered me a full reply with guidance and of charge. He was very detailed and knowledgeable in his response to me and he appeared extremely personable. Not to mention he followed up with a response to me in 24 hrs with each reply to him. I would definitely hire this attorney if I needed representation and I would recommend him to my family, friends and colleagues who may be in need of legal help.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of David C. Barranco
  • 2007 - Present
  • Junior Partner (Non-equity)
  • The Krueger Law Office
  • 2005 - 2007
  • General Counsel
  • Act Fast, Incorporated
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Litigation Associate
  • Verner Liipfert Bernhard McPherson & Hand Chartered
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Senior Briefing Attorney
  • United States District Court For The Southern District Of Texas
  • 1998 - 2000
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  • University of Texas
  • 1997
  • University of Texas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
  • Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg
  • 1992
  • Texas School of Bartenders (formerly Austin School of Bartenders)
  • Valedictorian
  • 1991
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the Matter of the Rehabilitation of Segregated Account of Ambac Assurance Corp.; 10 CV 1576 (2010)
  • Victory
  • Electronic Bankcard Systems, Inc., et al. v. Retriever Industries, Inc., d/b/a Retriever Payment Systems, et al.
  • Victory
  • EL DIA, INC., ET AL v ROSSELLO; United States Court of Appeals For the First Circuit; Case No. 98-2114 (2000)
  • Victory (District Court’s Denial of motion was Affirmed)


  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • Texas Mind Science Foundation
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas, Litigation Section
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • N/A
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • German

Honors and Awards

  • Top 1%
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Texas' 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • National Medal
  • IPBA
  • 2014
  • Distinguished Alumnus
  • University of Texas
  • 2014
  • "Hands-Up 4 Homes" Upickem Pro Football Survivor Champion
  • Habitat for Humanity San Antonio
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono College Award
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2010
  • Tennessee Squire
  • Tennessee Squire Association
  • 2007
  • Best Speaker (Professional Division)
  • U.T.S.A. Regional "Gray Matters" Debate
  • 2004
  • Post-Graduate Fellowship in Policy
  • MacArthur Foundation
  • 2004
  • Wall of Tolerance Commendation
  • HRW
  • 2000
  • Willie Morris Award for Editorial Excellence
  • The Daily Texan
  • 1997
  • Endowed Scholarship in Law
  • Anne Green Foundation
  • 1996
  • Thomas C. Unis Presidential Legal Scholar
  • University of Texas
  • 1995
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Student
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • 1993
  • Pro Bono Award 2012
  • State Bar of Texas
  • N/A
  • First Runner Up, Academy Award Charity Challenge
  • 1200 WOAI
  • N/A
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  • Wages of Wins Journal
  • Trade of the Century: Statistical Analysis of the 2008 NBA Free Agent Market
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Café College
  • Mastering Public Address
  • 2010
  • UTSA
  • How to Crush Your Scholarship Interview
  • 2009
  • Student Leadership Summit
  • The Virtues of Responsible Behavior, Gentlemanly Conduct, and Designated Drivers
  • 2009
  • Advanced Business Law Course
  • Introducing the Hon. Jack B. Jacobs, Justice, Supreme Court of Delaware
  • 2005
  • Supreme Court Roundup; Austin, Texas
  • Unanimous Error: Originalist Argument Supporting the District Court's Decision in Jones v. Clinton
  • 1997
  • 26th International Conference on Immigration and Human Rights
  • Stay the Blade: Granting Political Asylum to Refugees Fleeing Involuntary Ritual Clitorectomy
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (58)
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Antitrust and trade law Attorney | Mar 21
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"David is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Family Attorney | Oct 16
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"I highly endorse Mr. Barranco. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 30
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
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"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Barranco is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David Barranco is a thoughtful and hard-working lawyer who can solve almost any problem with creativity and pluck. If he were half as good at football as he is at law, he surely would be in the NFL hall of fame."
Business Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Barranco is a tremendously intelligent and gifted lawyer who quickly gets to the essence of an issue. He is a forceful advocate who is well respected by both his clients and opposing legal counsel."
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