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Christopher Michael Arce

Criminal defense Attorney at San Antonio, TX

4.7   14 reviews

also known as Chris Arce

  • Licensed for 11 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2012
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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Chris Arce was born and raised in Chicago Illinois and moved to South Texas at the age of 12, he attended the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) where he attained his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice.  He then attained his Juris Doctor from Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.  He now resides in San Antonio, Texas and handles cases in many of the surrounding cities.

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The Law Office of Chris Arce
10010 San Pedro Avenue
Suite 625
San Antonio, TX, 78216


4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Francis | April 20, 2023
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The Best Winning Attorney in San Antonio
Where do I start from? Chris Arce is a wonderful attorney who understands the dynamic of child custody law. He achieved what previous attorneys I hired could not achieve. He is an attorney who has the best interest of his client at heart. He is very friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to. He does not take a "No" for an answer with the opposing counsel. He is more interested in winning a case for his clients and he is very considerate in his charges for legal fee. Whether you are rich or poor, he will work with you and look for every way to save you money and at the same win your case. My case was considered as one of the most complicated cases with 5 professionals involved in it with numerous false allegations against me in an attempt to deny me access to my son but Chris Arce fought very hard both in court and outside the court for me and got me back all my parental rights. All I can say is thank you to this great San Antonio attorney. I implore anyone who has any type of case , child custody, injury or criminal cases to hire Chris Arce. He has been tested and trusted. He will fight for you to the last and get you the best deal.
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2022
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Hit and run
Chris was my second call after my accident, he should have been my first. Over the 2 YEARS it took to get my case settled, he always kept me in the loop and never ignored or brushed off any question I had. He helped settle an any medical care issues, and didn’t stop fighting until we got a fair settlement. He treated me like family. He’s an amazing lawyer, and I highly recommend him to anyone. He brings a work ethic and energy to his practice that is such a breath of fresh air and positivity.
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Posted by Tammy | December 22, 2020
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Great experience
He helped me I’ll get a settlement with a bad accident we had last year even though this pandemic I really appreciate him going out of his way to help us
Posted by Cam | March 24, 2020
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Confident/Outstanding Lawyer
Mr. Chris Arce has been there for me whenever I have needed his services. From anything to minor or major issues. Also whenever I needed legal advice... very very helpful and friendly. I am able to get a hold of him very easily and he is always great about getting back to me. He will get he job done not matter what it is. If you are in any kind of trouble with the law give Chris a call to help you out, and have your back. He will take great care of you.
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Posted by Erin | August 27, 2019
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I cannot thank Chris Arce enough for seeing me through my legal issues (that could have been life altering) from start to finish, and for being so reassuring & confident throughout my ordeal. Hands down, the best attorney I could have hoped for. He is EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGEABLE, HONEST, UPFRONT, PROFESSIONAL, & FIRM. I couldn’t have made a better choice in leaving such delicate matters in his hands. Thank you, Chris Arce.
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Posted by Josue | November 17, 2017
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Chris Arce
He brought my class b misdemeanor to a class c with a 1 day deferred . He took all the stress I had off my shoulders would recommend him to anyone .!!!
Posted by Adriana | August 16, 2017
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Traffic Violation
Chris Arce was insightful and assured me that this process would be taken care of. That alone, put me at ease. His diligence and work ethic carried through and he provided me with exceptional service that put my worries to rest. Highly recommend him!
Posted by Jenise | June 28, 2017
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Two dismissals
Chris Arce got my first case dismissed on the first court date, and my second case dismissed on the second court date . It was a very easy process.
Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2017
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Great job! Thank you!
Mr. Arce is an excellent attorney! I was impressed by his professionalism and attention to my case (Possession of Marijuana under 2 oz.). I was kept informed of all my options and Mr. Arce was quick to respond to any questions I had. I don’t live in San Antonio (where the case was from) so we did almost everything over the phone and email. Even with the distance (over 6 hours away), he kept me informed and it was convenient to contact him. My biggest concern for my case was making sure it was kept off my record and handled with discretion since I had no prior convictions or trouble with the law. Mr. Arce was able to accomplish that and I feel as though I paid a fair price for the work he did on my case. Overall, I could not be more satisfied with the work he did and outcome of my case. He treated me with respect and took my situation into account. I highly recommend Chris Arce! Thank you Chris!
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Posted by Gilbert | January 9, 2017
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Christopher Acre got my case dismiss. He a great lawyer which I was surprised cause the state court opponent him to me.I definitely would hire him if I could of at the Cass was assault & the D.A was trying to hang me. Thanks Chris. Gilbert
Posted by Regino | September 18, 2015
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Exceptional and Great Attorney!
I hired Chris Arce to represent me in my separation/divorce issue. I have been married for over 8 years and he took the time to listen to all my concerns. When you are a man, you’re already thinking your going to lose a battle in a divorce case. I specifically wanted a man to represent me and also one I could feel comfortable with and trust. Mr. Arce was very compassionate, understanding and most importantly he got the job done in a timely manner. He has also demonstrated the ability to be empathic and reassuring. I feel more at peace today. I made the right decision when I retained Mr. Arce. He fought hard for me in my case and he delivered everything I wanted especially more visitation time with my children. Best of all, he is a strategist and I encourage you to work closely with him and take part in developing a strategy. His associate attorney Lisa Parra assisted me as well and represented me in a business matter and provided me with a full understanding of the consequences and advantages of proceeding in the suit. In the end, I was extremely happy with the services they provided. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2015
Chris made the process of my divorce go so smooth and painless! His attention and time spent understanding your case is outstanding. I recommend him to everyone, because he is not only an attorney but a friend that will help and fight for you!
Posted by Charlie | April 17, 2015
weight off my shoulders
Very satisfied with how Mr. Arce handled my case. I was very worried about my situation and he was able to dismiss my case and put me at ease. He saved me a lot of money. I would of paid more for his services.
Posted by rania | October 16, 2019
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Never bothered to call me back, show up to court or ever even talk to me
Christopher arce was appointed to me by the courts. I guess he felt my right to representation wasn't his problem. I called the day I got his number and heard only from his assistant. I told the assistant I needed permission to travel out of state to visit my family before court and he told me Christopher would do it (he never did). I called everyday for 3 weeks until my court day. At thus point, I have no representation nor have I ever spoken with the person appointed to me. The judge gave me permission to call him, where I found a cell phone number, called and he said he wasnt coming.
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Response from Christopher Arce November 9, 2019
We're sorry you had a bad experience with our firm. This matter does not sound familiar, and we strive for the utmost client satisfaction in every case. Please contact me directly to discuss your specific concerns.
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  • Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 S.A. Best Lawyer
  • San Antonio Scene Magazine
  • 2019

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Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is a tireless advocate for his clients. He will never let the other side no matter who they are intimate him or his client into settling for less than they deserve."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."

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San Antonio Criminal defense Lawyer Christopher Michael Arce
Christopher Michael Arce
Criminal defense Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 11 years