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I am admitted to practice in Texas Courts, U.S. District Courts - Western and Southern Districts of Texas, and the U.S. Supreme Court.  I  have the requisite skills, education, and experience to help serve your legal needs in Bexar County and adjacent counties in South Central Texas.  I earned my Juris Doctor (JD) from St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, and I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

I not only have the legal training and experience needed to provide legal representation, I also have the background, education, and training to understand the real world needs and challenges facing the people living and working in San Antonio and South Central Texas today.




Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 47%
    11 years
  2. Child Abuse: 19%
    5 years
  3. Agriculture: 15%
    11 years
  4. Oil & Gas: 10%
    10 years
  5. Real Estate: 9%
    11 years



Hourly ($200/hour), contingent (40-45%), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • David Joseph Trevino

    David is a shining star in the legal community. I would not hesitate to refer any of my clients who need assistance in criminal or family law.


    David Trevino Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Derek R Van Gilder

    David worked for me for about 7 years. During that time, I witnessed his tremendous growth as a professional. He quickly grasped the intricacies of the various aspects of different areas of law in a general practice with great enthusiasm and dedication. If David encountered a new area of law with which he was not immediately familiar, he would be able to quickly come up with great research and knowledge of the law as it applied to the case at hand. His expertise of the law translated into the courtroom where he represented clients with skill and thorough preparedness. I hated to lose such a great lawyer--his move to San Antonio was my loss, but San Antonio's gain. I would encourage anyone looking for a great, well prepared, knowledgeable lawyer to seek David's counsel.


    Derek Van Gilder Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Supervised lawyer

Contact info

Law Office of Hortick & Collins

206 E. Locust
San Antonio, TX, 78212


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200407/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Resolution - In Regards to Bastrop WildfiresState Bar of Texas2012
Certificate of Appreciation - Veteran's ClinicState Bar of Texas2011
2009-2010 Platinum JudgeUniversity of Texas School of Law Board of Advocates2010
2008-2009 Platinum JudgeUniversity of Texas School of Law Board of Advocates2009
2007-2008 Platinum JudgeUniversity of Texas School of Law Board of Advocates2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney-at-LawLaw Office of Hortick & Collins2013 - Present
Attorney-at-LawLaw Office of Derek R. Van Gilder2007 - 2013
Oil & Gas LandmanAbstract & Title Resources, Inc. / The Law Office of B. R. Allen, III, P. C.2006 - 2007
Legal AssociateIE Discovery, Inc.2006 - 2006
Attorney-at-LawThe Carlson Law Firm, P.C.2005 - 2005
Attorney-at-LawLaw Office of David M. Collins2004 - 2005
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Ben Wallis, P.C.2003 - 2004
Submarine Petty OfficerU.S. Navy1989 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Antonio Conservation SocietyAssociate Member2013 - Present
Bastrop County Bar AssociationMember, Treasurer 2012/2013, President 2011, Secretary 2010/20112007 - Present
University of Texas Ex-Students AssociationLife Member2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hamid Pouya, Appellant v. Zapa Interests, Inc.; Samuel f/k/a Saeed Afsahi; Kaveh Sardashti; and Parviz Zavareh, AppelleesReceivership was not terminated
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of Texas System, AustinGovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
San Antonio CollegeLegal AssistingA.A.S.1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar of Texas ConventionDiversity and the State Bar of Texas2013