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David Matthew Collins

Criminal defense Attorney at San Antonio, TX

4.9   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2004
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About David

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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.



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Posted by Blanca I. Carrillo Gonzales | June 24, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Collins
He has a wonderful Lawyer and his personality is amazing. I met and spoke to him and I noticed by being sincere to him about issues and I advised him I Love my children that this amazing lawyer really cares
Posted by Michael | June 25, 2015
Good Attorney
I live in Houston and had a legal matter develop with a venue of Hondo, Texas. Knowing attorneys are typically not concerned with travel expenses (they fly 1st class) I searched for one close to the venue. I got lucky in finding David Collins. He helped me through the legal matter and although it was expensive (the plaintiff drug the matter out unnecessarily) I was able to achieve (with David's help) what I wanted from the beginning. I found him to be concerned with keeping expenses down, punctual, and he offered good, sound legal advice. Some attorneys will offer what their client wants to hear instead of what is right. I'm lucky to know him and would seek his expertise again if the need arose.
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Posted by Dwight | May 17, 2013
Animal Law - Defendant
I was very impressed with the knowledge and attention that David gave my case and was happy with the outcome. I would highly recomend David and would use his services if needed in the future.
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2013
business financial and real estate legal help
helped with real estate and financial business legal issues. easy to work with.
Posted by parviz | April 16, 2010
David Collins, Attorney at Law
I met David through office of my long time friend and attorney, representing our corporation since 1985. David took over our case from another attorney. Our case was being litigated in 2 States, Santa Clara County Superior Court, California and Bastrop County Court, Texas. In all there were a total 9 attorneys in both states were involved in our case which was determined to be a complex civil litigation. Certain portion of the litigation in Texas was pursued all the way to the Texas Supreme court. Over the four and half years which David took over our case as co-lead counsel until final trial and settlement of the case he performed beyond my expectations and he impressed me with his thoroughness, knowledge of legal matters related to our case, competency. David’s most valuable asset for our case - he was always prepared and ready at the court hearings and oral and written presentations to the court. He took his responsibilities with our long court battle very serious, and treated our case with outmost care and diligence. We could not have asked for a more competent and ethical attorney to represent us while we were more than few thousand of miles away. I recommend him highly.
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Posted by Douglas | April 16, 2010
David Collins - Proof Positive Results
I have worked with several lawyers in the past and was pleasantly surprised when David Collins was not only skilled at putting together a solid complex case but also amazing with working closely to make sure that I was comfortable and understood all of the processes. David's cheerful demeanor with each meeting was paired with sensitivity to the issues important to me. David was prompt, curteous and always looking for a means of addressing the larger questions while still dwelling on the critical minutea of my case. In or out of the courtroom, I would highly recommend at very least, a meeting with David Collins.
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Posted by Matt | March 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great results
I hired David to help me with a lawsuit I was involved in that had a lot of twists and turns. David presented my options and strategy in a clear and concise manner and communicated with me in a timely manner. I recommend David and his team to anyone who needs it.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-200 per hour
  • Contingency 40%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney-at-Law
  • Law Office of Hortick & Collins
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney-at-Law
  • Law Office of Derek R. Van Gilder
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Oil & Gas Landman
  • Abstract & Title Resources, Inc. / The Law Office of B. R. Allen, III, P. C.
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Legal Associate
  • IE Discovery, Inc.
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Attorney-at-Law
  • The Carlson Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Attorney-at-Law
  • Law Office of David M. Collins
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Ben Wallis, P.C.
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Submarine Petty Officer
  • U.S. Navy
  • 1989 - 1993
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  • St Mary's University of San Antonio School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of Texas System, Austin
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000
  • San Antonio College
  • A.A.S.
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • Hamid Pouya, Appellant v. Zapa Interests, Inc.; Samuel f/k/a Saeed Afsahi; Kaveh Sardashti; and Parviz Zavareh, Appellees
  • Receivership was not terminated


  • San Antonio Conservation Society
  • Associate Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Bastrop County Bar Association
  • Member, Treasurer 2012/2013, President 2011, Secretary 2010/2011
  • 2007 - Present
  • University of Texas Ex-Students Association
  • Life Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Resolution - In Regards to Bastrop Wildfires
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Veteran's Clinic
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 2011
  • 2009-2010 Platinum Judge
  • University of Texas School of Law Board of Advocates
  • 2010
  • 2008-2009 Platinum Judge
  • University of Texas School of Law Board of Advocates
  • 2009
  • 2007-2008 Platinum Judge
  • University of Texas School of Law Board of Advocates
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of Texas Convention
  • Diversity and the State Bar of Texas
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (7)
Endorse David
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"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."
Criminal defense 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."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's efforts to educate the public on common law marriages"
Litigation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having an excellent attorney on your side can make all the difference between an excellent and a poor result. David is the attorney you want on your side. He's smart, dependable, and detail-oriented. I would not hesitate to recommend David."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. David is a very knowlegeable and well-respected colleague in our legal community. Very professional and a pleasure to work with."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with David Collins on several matters. I am always impressed by his ability to stay one step ahead of the opposition. I recommend him as an attorney and as a counselor in complex disputes."
General practice Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is a hard working, ethical attorney."
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San Antonio Criminal defense Lawyer David Matthew Collins
David Matthew Collins
Criminal defense Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 19 years