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Ben M. Sifuentes Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1984
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Ben

Learn Ben’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I defend against serious criminal accusations. I defend police officers, sheriff deputies, troopers, and border patrol agents accused of civil rights violations, official oppression, and other criminal offenses. I have prevented several clients from being indicted.

    31 years, 700 cases

  2. Employment and labor
    I handle labor arbitration, civil service for police officers, troopers, and sheriff deputies.

    31 years, 250 cases

Nothing is more satisfying than hearing the words, "Not guilty," which is why I thoroughly prepare for every trial.  I look at the facts: the motives of witnesses, the credibility of witnesses, the scene of events, reports of law enforcement and experts.  I pick apart the prosecution's case.  Preparation and research is key to success.  Call me.

Photos and videos

Moments after the verdict of "Not Guilty"; State v. Espinosa

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Ben M. Sifuentes Jr.
417 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio, TX, 78212


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Posted by Diana Ramberansingh | January 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So far so good!
After dealing with a lawyer who would never return calls or emails (even after months of trying to connect), it was refreshing to meet Mr. Sifuentes to discuss my son's case. He was humble and straight-forward, didn't rush us through the meeting, and clearly explained our options. We haven't yet resolved the case, but I am confident we picked the right lawyer!
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Posted by Edward | August 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
San Antonio's best Criminal Attorney!
My ordeal started in April of 2013, when I was falsely accused of Indecency with a child. I originally hired another attorney in San Antonio who guided me through the first few months. I was happy with him but I wanted more so I did my research and Ben's name kept coming up. The Sifuentes law firm is exactly what I needed since I also needed employment guidance since I was a police officer of 19 years. The stakes were high and I was facing certain prison time if I didn't hire the right legal team. Knowing this I made the decision to hire Ben. It was a move that I did not regret! Since the beginning I knew this was another type of attorney. He reviewed the evidence over and over. Ben would assemble an entire staff on a Saturday and we would go over every shred of evidence. I can tell you Ben will work for you and he will out work the DA's office. Ben will be prepared! My ordeal ended on the third anniversay to the day with a "Not Guilty" verdict. It took the jury less than 15 minutes to render this decision. I can tell you Ben is like a family member now! If you need an attorney in Bexar County I would tell you to hire Ben!
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2015
Forever Grateful
In March 2015, I found myself in need of an attorney. I searched and searched but couldn't find anyone willing to help me fight a very powerful corporation. I was about to give up when a friend told me about Ben Sifuentes. I was very skeptical when I first walked into Ben's office. I had been to so many attorney's and none of them would entertain the idea of helping me. By the time shook Bens hand and walked out of his office, I knew I was in THE best hands I could be in! Ben went to work on my civil case and I was amazed to see him work. Ben is extremely skilled and very experienced in both criminal and civil trials. While preparing to defend you, Ben will sit down with you and listen to you. Don't get offended if he turns his head away from you or leans back in a chair while you're talking to him. He is not ignoring you! Quite the contrary! Ben is playing out every scenario and thinking 10 steps ahead of those who you are fighting! I can truly say Ben takes your best interest at heart and does not do things without thinking them over hundreds of times. He wants to make sure every angle is covered to give you the best defense imaginable. Ben is also tenacious, almost Pitbullesque. If you need an attorney to grab a hold and not let go, then I highly recommend Ben Sifuentes. I was terminated from my job on a Thursday, by Monday I was rehired. Ben will use every legal avenue he has and knows to defend you. Well back to my story, I witnessed Ben tear apart a state witness in my civil hearing, without the witness even knowing what had happened lol! Needless to say, after my hearing, I was reinstated to my job with back pay which is rare to be awarded! Ben, my family and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts! You helped me breath again and now I can smile. You are a phenomenal attorney and person. I wish the best for you and all those blessed enough to have you represent them!
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Posted by Rafael | January 6, 2014
Bless Man
I'm in the military so i like and do things in orders, and Ben did just that. He is more than a lawyer he is also a friend that you need in and out of a court room. Ben treat you like one of his family member.
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2010
"Not Guilty"
Eleven years ago, I was about to lose my freedom and my job. Mr. Sifuentes reviewed the facts of my case dozens of times, went to the scene of events 20 or more times, asked questions, prepared witnesses, consulted several expert witnesses, got me ready to testify. We were well prepared. I walked out of the courtroom a free man, and I retired with my full pension.
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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Contingency 40%-50%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Sifuentes & Locke, L.L.P.
  • 2007 - Present
  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Ben M. Sifuentes, Jr.
  • 1998 - 2007
  • Staff Attorney
  • Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas
  • 1994 - 1998
  • Assistant Attorney General
  • Office of the Attorney General, State of Texas
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office
  • 1984 - 1992
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  • Stanford University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Stanford University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • State v. Darrel Pleasant
  • Acquital Jury Trial
  • State v. James Eigner
  • Acquittal
  • State v. Roger Ybarra
  • Acquittal - instructed verdict
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  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Top Criminal Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • SACDLA - Case Preparation
  • Case Preparation
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ben without reservation. As an attorney, Ben is exceptional. He has a firm grasp of the law, and trial skills second to none. As an individual, Ben is a kind man whose character is beyond reproach."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ben Sifuentes for over 25 years. Ben served as a mentor to me as a young trial lawyer. I will always remember his dedication and tenacity to trial preparation. He has an outstanding trial record. I will always be indebted to him for his patience and the time we spent together on trial strategy. Ben is a lawyer and scholar who is generous with his time and experience to assist younger lawyers learning their craft. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly skilled, and knows the law hands down. If I needed a good crim lawyer, Ben would be my choice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a thoughtful, experienced attorney that provides his clients with the highest level of representation."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Other
"Ben is a very skilled and knowledgeable labor attorney who is truly committed to obtaining the best possible results for his clients. I highly endorse Ben Sifuentes."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is a well respected Texas labor lawyer. He has extensive experience protecting employees against harassment and discrimination in the workplace."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"When I was in the White Collar Crime Section at the Bexar County District Attorney's Office I had the opportunity to work with all the top San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorneys. Ben was by far the most prepared and aggressive attorney I encountered. When it came time for me to decide what attorney I wanted to practice with, the first name that came to mind was Ben's. I enjoy being Ben's law partner and enthusiastically endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Mr. Sifuentes on several criminal cases. He has proven himself each time to be thorough and precise in his trial investigation and preparation. I would recommend Mr. Sifuentes to any client looking for determined and dedicated legal representation."
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