Skip to main content

Donald Herbert Flanary III

Criminal defense Attorney at San Antonio, TX

4.9   7 reviews

also known as Donald Flanary

Free consultation
Free consultation
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Donald

Learn Donald’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    If you are suspected of a crime or charged with a violation of law, you may require the services of a criminal defense attorney to present your defense or negotiate a penalty. As different rules and procedures exist for different offenses, you should seek a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Donald Flanary has worked many of these cases and can provide you with a great defense. The Flanary Law Firm knows the information the government needs in order to prove your guilt.

  2. Federal crime
    30%
    The U.S. government, sometimes referred to as the “federal” government, has decided that a number of activities are criminal. These federal crimes are typically very serious and are tried in federal courts under special federal rules of procedure. Some examples of federal crimes Donald Flanary handles are drug crimes, acts of civil disorder, kidnapping, firearm charges, just to name a few. If you are accused of a federal crime, you should enlist the services of the Flanary Law Firm.

  3. White collar crime
    20%
    The term "white-collar crime" refers to non-violent and financially motivated crimes committed by business and government professionals. The term was originally coined in 1939, as a crime committed by a person of respectability and high social status in the course of their employment or occupation.If you have been accused of committing a white colar crime contact the Flanary Law Firm.

**COVID-19 UPDATE: YES, WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS - CALL, MESSAGE OR EMAIL TODAY.**

Don Flanary serves as a passionate defense attorney at the Flanary Law Firm to those who face criminal charges in the San Antonio, TX area. He believes that attorneys should serve as more than just counselors to those in difficult situations, but that they are obligated to fight tirelessly for the futures of every client, no matter how challenging the situation may seem. With an aggressive approach to each case, he takes on a wide variety of criminal allegations.

With a decade of legal experience, Don Flanary has taken on a variety of both state and Federal charges in Bexar County, TX. Some of these charges include misdemeanors, felony drug charges, white collar crimes, and federal offenses. He became licensed to practice law in Texas after receiving his Juris Doctorate from St. Mary's University and his Master's degree in International Relations. Since then, he has also gained a license to practice in the United States District Courts for the Western and Southern Districts of Texas, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

As a dedicated member of the local, state, and national legal community, Don participates in a number of organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the San Antonio Bar Association, and the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He also shares his experience and knowledge through a number of lectures and written publications covering a wide range of criminal defense law topics.

Photos and videos

Location

Flanary Law Firm
Donald Herbert Flanary III
219 E Del Mar Blvd Suite 2
Laredo, TX, 78041
Hide locations

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
5 Star
 
86%
4 Star
 
14%
3 Star
 
0%
2 Star
 
0%
1 Star
 
0%
Posted by Valerie | September 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing, Awesome and Highly Skilled Attorney
Amazing, Awesome, Seasoned, Professional, Highly Skilled and Caring. That’s what Don Flanary and his law firm associates are and more. I found the Flanary Law Firm while searching for legal help for my son. At the time my family was distraught and in distress. Don and Amanda were calm, helpful and hopeful. They immediately had a plan of action, they were READY to go to battle and that was just after an initial meeting! Their positive and fighting energy was so amazing and inspiring and exactly what we needed. It was what my son needed. Right after we retained Don, he and Amanda took IMMEDIATE action to right a wrong. They stayed on top of everything and was aggressive in their defense of my son. They accomplished in less than a year what we so desperately needed for our son, a DISMISSAL! We already had over a year in this unfortunate ordeal, living in unrest, stress and worry. Don and Amanda took notice and took immediate action! Their dedication, expert knowledge of the law, the legal system and the courts is a why our son and our family currently have PEACE of mind. Go with Flanary Law Firm! It was one of THE BEST decision we’ve ever had to make for a dire and daunting situation. We are ever so grateful and blessed to have had these folks placed in our lives. So very and eternally grateful!!
Read less
Posted by Mark | May 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Represented Attorney
Without going into too much detail about what I was being accused of, my case was a life changing one. I was being accused of one of the worst things human being can be accused of. I did a ton of research on top attorneys in San Antonio and what they’re success rates were. I interviewed about 6 attorneys and Don was the last one that I interviewed. One of the first things that I noticed about Don was his passion and energy for what he does. Within a few minutes he was asking questions that nobody else had asked me, he immediately dove into the details and began to tear it apart. WOW! I knew immediately that he was the one. Don is on a different level compared to all the other attorneys I had spoken with. He’s one of those attorneys that’s not scared to go to trial and he tells it exactly how it is. One of the best ways to visualize how I felt about Don was like having a Pit bull on my side. He was relentless with the details and the facts of this case and he never let me down. He brought in all the right people that included private detectives, experts and even other attorneys for advice. I’ve never met anyone like Don and I truly feel in my heart that I’d be sitting in prison right now if it wasn’t for him.
Read less
Posted by Rose | October 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome
Don is a first rate lawyer and knows the law. I would recommend him in a heart beat.
Posted by Richard | June 17, 2013
Super Lawyer
Mr. Don Flanary was referred to me by close friends and came very highly recommended. After doing a little research on-line, I found that his reputation seems to precede him. I found various references to professional associations, seminars he had taught and publications he had written in addition to a long history of successful cases. I decided to visit for a consultation to discuss my criminal defense case. From our initial meeting he was very friendly, honest, sincere and professional. Unlike other attorneys I have interviewed in the past, he never made any promises and explained every step of the process that was before me before I retained him. Throughout the duration he represented me he was always very responsive to my phone calls and informative. He covered every base leaving no stone unturned and performed his due diligence thoroughly. His legal approach was, indeed, a very aggressive, relentless and proactive defense which kept him one step ahead of the offense. After only eleven months and just when we were ready to go to trial the state dismissed my case because the arresting officer refused to appear. There was something always very reassuring about Don; however, which made me feel confident and comfortable that I had retained the best legal representation money could buy had we gone to trial. Money well spent. I'd hire him again anytime.
Read less
Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2009
Great Result
Mr. Flanary kept my son from going to jail, we are so greatful
Posted by anonymous | December 23, 2008
Rising Star
Mr. Flanary was so aggressive in my case that the prosecutors dismissed almost immediately
Posted by Erica | April 19, 2010
Properties settlement with the feds
Don did a great job and he was very professional and straight the to point in his work. He abridged the legal jargon so that we could understand what was being contracted. Not many lawyers wanted to handle this case but Don took it on and gave us the best possible outcome for our situation. Now we can sleep at night and move on with our lives.
Read less
View less reviews

Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Flanary Law Firm
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Goldstein, Goldstein, and Hilley
  • 2003 - 2016

Education

  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • St Mary's University of San Antonio
  • Masters
  • 2000
  • Texas A&M University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Long
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. Gaona
  • Not Guilty
  • United States v. Turley
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • Member, Legal Comittee
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
View all associations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Achievment Award
  • St. Mary's University School of Law
  • 2004

Publications

  • 26th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • K-9 Searches and the 4th Amendment, Post Harris and Jardines
  • 2013
  • Texas Bar CLE; What Every Texas Lawyer Needs to Know About Fire Arms Law
  • Criminal Defense As It Relates to Gun Cases
  • 2012
  • 21st Annual Law & All that Jazz Seminar, Louisiana Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Litigating Search and Seizure Issues
  • 2011
  • Sunny Climate CLE 2011
  • The Federal Exclusionary Rule Under the New Supreme Court Majority
  • 2011
  • 36th Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course 2010, State Bar of Texas
  • Supreme Court Update
  • 2010
  • 46th Annual Criminal Law Institute, San Antonio Bar Association
  • Search, Seizure, and Dogs: "Woof, Woof, Judge, I Swear"
  • 2009
  • Defending Drug Cases Seminar, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Motion to Supress
  • 2008
  • NORML Aspen Legal Seminar 2007
  • Significant New Search and Seizure Decisions
  • 2007
  • 19th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Search and Seizure 2006 Update
  • 2006
View all publications

Speaking Engagements

  • The 46th Annual Criminal Law Institute
  • K-9 Narcotics Searches
  • 2009
  • The 41th Annual Criminal Law Institute
  • The War on Drugs
  • 2004
  • Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course
  • The War on Drugs
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (5)
Endorse Donald
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don is one of the best lawyers in the State of Texas. This distinction probably ranks him among the best criminal defense attorneys in the country. He is a relentless advocate with a spirited mind. Don is the lawyer lawyers call when they need help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Flanary, one word = relentless. You want a scrapper, he is relentless in his pursuit of justice. Whether opposition wears a robe, a county badge or shield, Don bars none. Especially, if they fail to maintain their integrity. The Cat lives for the danger."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Don is one of my closest friends, mentors, and colleagues. I cannot begin to describe the respect and admiration I have for him. He has tenacity that is unmatched, a savant-like creativity, and a wide background of experience and knowledge of criminal law. He has been trained by the best and is a lawyer in his prime. Don is destined for great things and has accomplished great things already. I look forward to working closely with him for years to come."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've seen Don present at several seminars and have approached him for advice on many occasions. He's a brilliant attorney who knows how to win."
Appeals Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Flanary's a badass. One of the two best First Amendment defense lawyers in Texas."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Donald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Friend
"Excellent Lawyer. I wish I had Don's legal mind. A Warrior for his client's. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Don is an outstanding attorney with a great reputation within the Criminal Defense Bar"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Don is a well-respected attorney at a well-respected firm. I do not hesitate recommending that people seeking a criminal defense attorney contact Don."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Don since we were in Law School at St. Mary's. Recently we have collaborated on several cases and have been able to produce positive results for our clients. In many ways Don and his peers at Goldstein, Goldstein & Hilley have revolutionized the way I practice criminal law and as a result my case strategy is all about leaving no stone unturned and about being proactive and having the prosecution being reactive. I highly recommend Don Flanary for anyone who is looking for a competent criminal defense attorney who will go the distance and get the job done. - George Altgelt, Laredo, Texas."
View more endorsements
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Wrongful death
Criminal defense

Avvo Contributions

1 Legal Answers 0 Legal Guides
San Antonio Criminal defense Lawyer Donald Herbert Flanary III
Donald Herbert Flanary III
Criminal defense Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation