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Reynaldo Padilla Morin

Criminal defense Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Texas - TX 30 years
    Wisconsin - WI 31 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

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

About Reynaldo

Learn Reynaldo’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    My practice concentrates on criminal defense. I have extensive criminal law experience that bean as a state and federal prosecutor and as a defense attorney. Let me put my experience and knowledge of the judicial system to get the most effective result for your criminal matter. Do not chance your life on an inexperienced lawyer.

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

  3. Drug Crime
    20%

  4. Violent crime
    15%

  5. Cannabis Law
    10%

Reynaldo P. Morin (Rey) has been practicing law since 1994. In April 2000, Mr. Morin began working for the Department of Justice, as an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) with the Eastern District of Texas. As an AUSA, Mr. Morin prosecuted complex and sophisticated cases that involved drug offenses, immigration cases, and violent crimes like bank robberies, firearms violations, and gang cases. He also prosecuted white collar crimes like bank, wire, and mail fraud.

While working for the Department of Justice, Mr. Morin received training that dealt with forensics in criminal matters, organized crime violations, how to conduct financial investigations, violent crime investigations, and how to work with cooperators and confidential informants. Mr. Morin was also trained on evidence for criminal litigators, courtroom presentation and evidence management. Mr. Morin was also trained on how to investigate and prosecute immigration cases, white collar cases and cyber crime cases. Mr. Morin has extensive training on how to investigate and prosecute all types of narcotic cases.

As an AUSA, Mr. Morin traveled to Mexico City to train Mexican federal prosecutors how to prosecute criminal cases in anticipation of Mexico’s conversion to a legal system similar to the American system. Mr. Morin also trained Mexican law enforcement officers on proper collection of evidence and chain of custody to preserve crime scene evidence.

Prior to joining the Department of Justice, Mr. Morin worked as an Assistant District Attorney (ADA) for the 81st. Judicial District Attorney’s Office from May 1994 to April 2000. As an ADA he prosecuted murders, drug offenses, aggravated assaults, driving while intoxicated, burglaries, robberies cases and numerous other violations of the Texas Penal Code.

While working as an ADA he attended the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association annual conference where he obtained valuable training regarding criminal law, to include trial practice, criminal forfeiture and criminal law updates. This training and experience allows Mr. Morin to efficiently and effectively represent your interest when you are facing criminal charges.

Location

The Law Office of Reynaldo P. Morin
1003 Becket Ave. Ste 106
San Antonio, TX, 78213
Law Office of Reynaldo P. Morin, PLLC
320 North St. Ste. 203
Nacogdoches, TX, 75961
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Posted by Cody | November 26, 2014
Great lawyer, 10/10
Mr. Morin has been a great lawyer for me, he represented me after I was arrested and got me a pretty easy sentence. Kept me informed of what I needed to do and what was going on in the court process. Would certainly recommend .

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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Reynaldo P. Morin, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • United States Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Texas
  • 2000 - 2012
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • 81st Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 1994 - 2000

Education

  • Marquette University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • St Mary's University of San Antonio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. Manuela Cigarroa: 1:13-CR-0008
  • Case was dismissed.

Associations

  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Attorney Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - 2020
  • Texas District and County Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Exceptional Service Award
  • National Association of Former United States Attorneys
  • 2012
  • Chief of Police Commendation
  • Houston Police Department
  • 2005
  • Inspector General's Integrity Award
  • U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • East Texas Peace Officer's Annual Meeting
  • Hate Crime
  • 2013
  • Merida Initiative in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Chain of Custody
  • 2010
  • Merida Initiative in Mexico City, Mexico
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked closely with Rey for over a decade in the U.S. Attorney's office and know first-hand Rey's strong work ethic, his fairness, and his ability to gain results that were a product of all three qualities. He is well-versed in the law but is even better when it comes to working with people. Rey is a high character professional who understands how important it is to require the government, both state and federal, to prove its case. He remains dedicated to justice and the rule of law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rey is very knowledgeable and fights hard for his clients."
Federal crime Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rey Morin is an excellent Federal defender. I was opposing counsel in a Federal Capital Murder indictment when Rey was the Assistant US Attorney. His representation of the government's case was thoroughly professional and his ethical treatment of the case was exemplary. His experience as a Federal prosecutor will invaluable to his clients. If I were in Federal trouble I would hire Rey Morin."
Federal crime Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Reynaldo in the criminal justice system and found him to be a high quality colleague. He was always prepared and ready to do what was necessary to get the job done."
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San Antonio Criminal defense Lawyer Reynaldo Padilla Morin
Reynaldo Padilla Morin
Criminal defense Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 31 years