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Derek Wayne Emmons

Criminal defense Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Location

Law Offices of Derek W Emmons PC
206 E Locust St
San Antonio, TX, 78212-3954

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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2022
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Dismissed 10 year old theft case
I had a theft case from 2012 that I did nothing about in my early 20s. After learning about a warrant for my arrest while living in another state, I contacted Derek and he had the case dismissed within a month without me having to go to Texas or leave my current state of residence at all. He is very responsive and will tell you everything you need to know about sorting out your case. Take a load off of your shoulders, hire Derek, and get your peace of mind back.
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Posted by Jeremy | December 28, 2021
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Amazing attorney who will fight for you.
Derek, is a very professional hands on attorney. Who is always available and gives it the way it is. He did a tremendous job with my case, and truly cares about his clients. Thank you Derek.
Posted by Cathy | May 7, 2018
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Derek EMMONS Attorney at Law
Derek Emmons is an oustanding attorney who treated my son and me with not only respect but compassion. When representing my son he was always considerate of our questions concerning the law and how it pertained to his situation. He represented my son to the very best of his ability and my son received an outcome he was more than pleased with
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2018
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Exceptional Service
The first thing all clients want is an intelligent, knowledgeable lawyer to represent us. The second is a lawyer who truly cares and actually listens to your "story" and concerns. Lastly, a lawyer that is compassionate and understanding of your situation. Derek is all of these. From day one he let me know his plan, followed when there was pertinent information to pass along. He has even taken calls/text on the weekends when I had additional concerns. One of the main things that stuck with me is that he remember "everything" I had expressed to him two months after I had made the statements. It showed me he not only listened, but cared and did not see me as another dollar in his bank account. He was "exceptional." I hope I never talk to him again (for obvious reasons LOL), if I never need a lawyer he is my first, and last call. Thanks Derek!!!
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Posted by Margie | December 12, 2017
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Defense
My daughter was represented by Derek Emmons. She was unjustly extradited from New York City. Mr. Emmons took up her cause and stayed in constant contact with me and advised me how to proceed in the collection of various documents from New York City courts and probation department. These documents that were collected proved the illegality of the detention and extradition of my daughter. In my personal and business life I have dealt with many attorneys but none have been as efficient, effective or proffesional as Mr. Emmons. Mr. Emmons presented the facts to the District Attorney and as a result the District Attorney determined there was no case and my daughter was released. This testament is the least I can do to thank Mr. Emmons for bringing my daughter home to me. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU. Margie
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Posted by Brittany | July 21, 2016
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Criminal Defense
I highly recommend Mr. Emmons to any person, friend or loved one facing federal charges. Federal charges are complicated, broad in spectrum, and accompany long sentences. Im so thankful I had found Derik Emmons, and have him as an attorney for my fiance for criminal charges. He was able to dismiss his charges like he planned on doing. Derik kept in regular contact with us on every step. If I had any questions, or if my fiance had any questions for him, he always had an answer. I truly recommend Mr. Emmons as your attorney. He takes care of his cases and clients seriously.
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Posted by Steve N. | September 20, 2015
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DUI lawyer
Amazing attorney! Always available to discuss your concerns about your case. Always promptly gets back to you to answer your questions. He was able to get my felony DUI 3 reduced to DUI 2nd misdemeanor somehow when I had given up all hope. Saved my life! Didn't take any crap from Bexar County district attorney's office. Best DUI attorney in San Antonio if you ask me! Call Mr. Emmons office now if you are in any trouble with the law. They can and will help you. Thanks, Steve M.
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Derek W. Emmons, P.C.
  • 2001 - Present

Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Central Catholic High School
  • 5th Amendment
  • 2016
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 28th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course
  • 2015
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • 52nd Annual Criminal Law Institute
  • 2015
  • State Bar of Texas
  • ALR Hearings: Three Prospectives
  • 2014
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Best of Advanced Criminal Law 2013: A Collection of the Top
  • 2014
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Retirement Issues & Concerns for Attorneys
  • 2014
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • New Trial Strategy Cases
  • 2014
  • State Bar of Texas
  • How to use the internet to get information for your case
  • 2013
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Ethical Issuea in Marketing Law Firms
  • 2013
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI
  • 2012
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • 49th Annual Criminal Law Institute
  • 2012
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Jim Greenfield Memorial Nuts and Bolts
  • 2011
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • 47th Annual Criminal Law Institute
  • 2010
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Drug Analysis
  • 2009
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Noteworthy Ethics Opinions in Criminal Law Practice
  • 2009
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • 46th Annual Criminal Law Institute
  • 2009
  • Texas District and County Attorneys Association
  • 2007 Legislative Updates
  • 2007
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Voir Dire Techniques // Enhancements // Punishment // Cross
  • 2007
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • 45th Annual Criminal Law Institute
  • 2007
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • SABA Ethics Seminar: A Musical Treat
  • 2006
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Advanced DWI Cross Examination: San Antonio
  • 2005
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2nd Annual SACDLA Nuts and Bolts Seminar
  • 2005
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Project
  • Criminal Defense Advocacy Training
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best in San Antonio!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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San Antonio Criminal defense Lawyer Derek Wayne Emmons
Derek Wayne Emmons
Criminal defense Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 27 years