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Brian Thomas Powers

Domestic violence Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   34 reviews

Licensed for 16 years

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Brian Powers, Attorney at Law, is an established, full service criminal defense law firm with over a decade of experience.  As a former decorated police officer, a former felony prosecutor and an accomplished criminal defense attorney, Mr. Powers can help protect your rights and your freedom. A felony arrest could mean serving anywhere from six months up to a lifetime in prison. A criminal charge, even a simple misdemeanor, can blemish your criminal record and have a permanent impact on your future.

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Licensed for 16 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2006
Updated 10/23/2022

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Brian Thomas Powers

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Posted by Joy | November 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truely amazing
I was at loss, after being falsely accused of aggr assault w/ a deadly weapon a felony. NEVER in a million yrs would or could I have done such a thing AND I have no other arrests, nothing. I called / spoke w/ a number of supposedly "good" defense attys with 5 star reviews and had 2 attys prior to hiring Mr. Powers. The first 2 attys did nothing at all. They lied and made excuses and tried to tell me to take a plea deal. ?? They didn't care that I was blatantly innocent. They hadn't even reviewed any of my evidence or the discovery from SAPD or the prosecutor. Mr. Powers believed me from the very beginning. He knew exactly what was needed to be done for my defense to show I was actually innocent. He, unlike the other attys, actually listened to all the discovery tapes of the "witnesses" and brilliantly made a video, like a movie director / producer, and gave it along with other extremely smart evidence to the prosecutor in a very short amount of time. And how he put it all together was amazing. I've never seen or heard of any other atty ever doing anything like he did...they wouldn't have known how. Mr. Powers actually spoke w/ the prosecutor several times in my defense. He called me today, less than. 2 months since hiring him and told me my case was DISMISSED! The prosecutor listened / watched the video Mr. Powers put together about my innocence and said there was no need to go forward and dismissed the case! Not only is Mr. Powers an outstanding atty who will go to bat for you, he's a very smart, creative, nice and kind person. He always returned my calls, texts, and emails asap. Truly, you won't find any atty as good as Mr. Powers. Hire him...you'll be glad you did. THANK YOU MR. POWERS!
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Posted by Mario S.R. | February 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible attorney
We were running out of answers on representation of attorneys for our son on criminal charges as we had previously hired various attorneys with them only taking money and wanting an easy way out by him taking a plea even though he was innocent . It was so bad that one of his attorneys had our son arrested by advising him not to show up to court. When we finally met Mr Brian Powers, he was up front with his fees and told us that he would make sure that justice was done for our son. He did not only keep to his word , but showed up to every court date and kept us informed of the process. All charges were dropped for our son. We highly recommend Mr Powers. He is knowledgeable, assertive and knows the law and makes sure that you as a client are at ease. He also saw the struggles our son was going through financially so he devised a payment plan for him. Don’t hesitate to hire him!!!!
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Posted by MDK | July 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Absolute BEST lawyer you can have on your side.
I hired Mr. Powers for a DV/ assault case involving my husband's girlfriend. It was a very long and stressful time for legal and personal reasons. He and his staff are efficient as well as friendly. They really make you feel like you are their only client. Mr. Powers is a very intelligent and personable individual and for an attorney, an asset to have on your side. Against great odds, my case was dismissed. I very highly recommend Mr. Powers and his staff. I hope to never have to use their services again, but they will always be my first choice and first recommendation. Thank you. Mr Powers and your staff!
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Posted by Aliona | July 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Efficient, trustworthy, affordable!!
Hiring Brian was one of the greatest decisions I’ve made! He demonstrated strong work ethic when he immediately started working on my case as well as frequently updated me on the case developments. I think what helped my decision to hire Brian was the fact that he quoted me a really reasonable price while other lawyers where asking for double or even triple for the services. While working with him, I never doubted that my case isn’t being handled. I was confident in his work and his ability to bring a positive result. I greatly appreciate his hard work!
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Posted by Lloyd | July 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brian Powers Review.
I came to Mr Powers on Domestic Violence case. He not only got the case dismissed, but did it remotely since I had to relocate out of state. I would not hesitate to use him again if required.
Posted by Alfonso | March 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Indecency with a child
My EX wife Maria has used her powers as a Bexar Count Sheriff's Department Employee to file false accusations against me for a decade. This tme she filled false Indecency with a child charges on me in Bexar County and in Florida, Attorney Brian Powers believed in me and got all charges dismissed. Even a lie detector test showed my innocence.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome attorney
Sometimes wouldn't respond to emails but Brian was realiable when I needed him most. ALWAYS reached out to me in a timely manner when I requested to speak with him via phone. Brian is a genuine person and seems to actually care about you instead of just collecting a paycheck.
Posted by Eric | October 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Well Done......
Really appreciated Mr. Powers services. Mr. Powers answered all my questions and addressed any concerns I had. I was able to speak with him anytime I had questions and he worked diligently to help me resolve my case.
Posted by Brian Ford | August 19, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great!!!
Mr. Powers was very diligent and thorough throughout keep me informed each time he found out something new you couldn't ask for a better attorney!! Thanks again Brian!
Posted by Maria | August 13, 2015
Professional
Brian Powers handled my case wonderfully. He was extremely professional. He ran by various scenarios on how to go about my situation. He answers and returns calls as soon as possible. I got my desired outcome and was happy with the decision. Thank you. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help in legal matters especially in a domestic violence dispute.
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Posted by Joshua | July 17, 2015
Excellent
It was a great pleasure working with Mr. Powers. It was great to have him on my side through my situation. He was very helpful, informative, and treated me like a real person and not just a client. Talked to me in ways that I could understand and didn't just throw a bunch of legal lingo that could've confused or made me make a bad decision my way. Would definitely recommend him to others and if I ever find myself in a situation needed legal guidance will turn to him again.
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Posted by Avole | July 15, 2015
Thank you!
Brian Powers was my saving grace when I was caught with a car full of Madagascar Warblers. He explained my circumstances to me in simple terms, so I could understand the complicated law. His recreant demeanor seemed to put the Judge at ease and he did a good job of managing my concerns. I recommend Brian especially for cases involving exotic and rare birds.
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Posted by Courtney | June 22, 2015
Exceeding Expectations!
I would like to say, I am very pleased with the services provided by Brian Powers. I am a person who constantly worries and stresses when put in situations that of course no one would choose to be in. Mr. Powers was available to me whenever I felt the need to express concerns about my case or got another wave of nerves. He always maintained a positive, professional attitude, which made me feel very confident my case was in good hands. After my case dismissal earlier today, I feel so much relief. I am so thankful for Mr. Powers' constant commitment to my case and willingness to provide me with details to all possible courses of action. His encouragement of honesty and fighting based on principle was refreshing and very much influenced the way I decided to proceed with my case. Who knows how my case would have turned out had I not had Mr. Powers on my side. Thank you for making this unfortunate process somewhat bearable!
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Posted by Rachel S | June 17, 2015
Hands Down Best Attorney in Town.
My husband should be long gone sitting in some prison cell if it wasn't for the assistance of Mr. Powers. I sware he must have super powers or something. Mr. Powers was able to get a felony case dropped while my husband was on probation which got a MTR (Motion to Revoke) as well cause of the felony charge. And becuase Mr. Powers is such a Rockstar my husband had both charges dropped and he is back on probation as if nothing ever happened. You are an angel Mr. Powers. God Bless You
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Posted by Steve | May 5, 2015
Excellent Representation
Brian is an excellent defense attorney and a good man, you can not go wrong with Brian Powers. He defended me in an assault case and got it dismissed.
Posted by Marilyn | April 28, 2015
I Highly Recommend Mr. Powers
Mr. Powers was a Godsend! He worked very diligently on my son's case. He always kept us informed and was a great communicator. He handled himself in the most professional manner. Mr. Powers was very respectful to all parties involved in the case and was received very well. It was obvious that the judge and opposing counsel found him to be extremely prepared and intelligent. He fought very hard for our case and we could not have asked for anyone better. Mr. Powers made several special trips and traveled great distances to meet with witnesses and others involved in the case. He put our needs in front of his own on many occasions. He worked tirelessly and put in many long hours to offer the very best and most experienced defense possible. He was very caring and personable. I cannot recommend him more enthusiastically. Mr Powers will be always have our referrals for anyone we know seeking legal advice and counsel. Thank you so much for a job well done!
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Posted by Samuel | March 31, 2015
Extraordinary lawyer
Mr. Brian Powers has helped me out extraordinarily! With his knowledge he lowered my charge which saved me a royal amount of finances. Very understandable lawyer that works with you. if on payment plan and you cant make a quick payment after your court date. He will still be there for you as your lawyer. Truly outstandin.
Posted by Paul | January 27, 2015
A true professional always being polite and understanding
Being 49 years old and never needing the help of an attorney in the past, I was very worried what was going to happen, how my situation may adversely affect my professional career and how the legal process of my case was going to progress. I found Mr. Powers on-line and gave him a call. Upon meeting Mr. Powers I explained my situation and my fears. He answered all my questions in a straight forward and easy to understand manner. Additionally, he put me at ease the best he could considering the legal dilemma I was in. Throughout the time I spent with Mr. Powers on the phone, on-line and in person, he was a true professional always being polite and understanding. In the end the case was dismissed and the huge stress that I carried for 15 months was removed from my back. Now that everything's over, I can say with certainty that I would recommend Mr. Powers 100% and sincerely feel that I couldn't have found better legal representation. Dr. Paul S.
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Posted by Elizabeth | August 4, 2014
The Best Representation
At my time of need, Mr. B. Powers, helped me with my case. I felt that he went over and beyond to help me. He listened to me, and asked questions as he needed to, to help me in my case. His defense took a huge weight off my shoulders, literally. He is knowledgeable, and just a kind man. Thank you Mr. Powers.
Posted by Jesse and Lolly | June 9, 2014
Very Satified, Great Representation
Mr. Powers is an excellent attorney, we are very satisfied the way he handled our case. From day one when we placed our first phone call to him, he was very helpful in our time of need. He responded to our questions in a timely manner. You can count on him doing a great job in representing you
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Brian T Powers
  • 2009 - Present
  • Bexar County Magistrate Judge
  • Bexar County Criminal District Courts
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Special Prosecutor
  • Atascosa County Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2019
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Bexar County Criminal District Attorney's Office
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Intern for Criminal Division
  • United States Attorney's Office - Northern District of Iowa
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Police Officer
  • Eugene Police Department - Oregon
  • 1999 - 2004
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Education

  • University Of Iowa
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Texas System, San Antonio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • State of Texas v. D.J.
  • Dismissal
  • State of Texas v. J.D.
  • Not Guilty
  • State of Texas v. A.Z.
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyer in San Antonio
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyers In San Antonio
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • San Antonio Scene
  • 2014
  • 2014 Rising Stars
  • S.A. Scene
  • 2014
  • San Antonio's Best Criminal Defense Lawyer's
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2013
  • A+ Rating
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2013
  • September 2010 Issue
  • San Antonio Defender
  • 2010
  • Featured - April 2005 Issue
  • The Iowa Lawyer
  • 2005
  • Distinguished Agency Award
  • Citizens For People With Disabilities
  • 2005
  • Class II Commendation
  • City of Eugene
  • 2002
  • Class I Commendation
  • City of Eugene, Oregon
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Graduate Admission Essays - 4th Edition
  • Law School Essay of B.T. Powers
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Attorney Communications with Represented Defendant's
  • Training CLE - U.S. Attorney's Office - ND Iowa
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

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Given (23)
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is a very effective and hard working attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian Powers brings years of experience in criminal law to the table. I have been involved in jury trials and other various matters with Brian. Brian sees the big picture with his cases, and handles everything with professionalism and courtesy. Brian Powers excels in the courtroom, and has the hands-on experience to evaluate his cases effectively."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Friend
"Brian Powers is an outstanding attorney I have had the good fortune to become friends with since he and my husband studied for the Bar Exam together some years ago. I refer criminal defense matters to him on a regular basis, and the clients I refer are always grateful I referred them to such a skilled and personable attorney. I am pleased to endorse him for any endeavor and criminal defense cases in particular."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Brian. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Powers and I have worked opposite eachother on several matters in the past. Mr. Powers has the crucial ability to negotiate in a calm, effective manner with prosecutors, which always proves beneficial to his clients. Aside from being an excellent trial attorney, he is a professional that you can trust. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Powers in without a doubt one of the top criminal attorneys in Bexar County. With a vast amount of experience, and an extremely diligent work ethic, Mr. Powers sets the standard for a quality, comprehensive criminal defense attorney. He is a great lawyer to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Brian for years, both in his role as a prosecutor and now as a defense attorney. He takes his work seriously and is usually the smartest person in the room during a trial. I cannot endorse him highly enough."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great attorney with a consummate knowledge of the law. I can always find Mr. Powers at the courthouse fighting for his clients. Great individual. Affable, great communication skills and thoughtful towards his clients. If you're in a pinch with the law, the company of Mr. Powers shouldn't be a second thought. Let his past help your future. Highly Recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Powers is the perfect combination of empathy, competency, and advocacy. He will pursue every ethical and legal means to accomplish his client's goals and objectives. He is an excellent example for the San Antonio legal community and I am proud to call him my friend and colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is a fantastic attorney, who has a stellar reputation amongst the community. As a former prosecutor myself, I worked on opposite sides of the table with Brian, and found it a pleasure to work with him. Brian is able to work with prosecutors to achieve the best results for his clients. If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney, Brian is definitely the attorney to have on your side, as the better professional relationship the defense attorney has with the prosecutor, the better results the defendant will get. Again, I highly endorse Brian Powers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is driven, well-versed on the law, and always one of the best attorneys in the Bexar County Courthouse on any given day. Any defendant would be lucky to have Mr. Powers apply his unique practice of law to their case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked around Brian Powers for 8 years and have always found him to be knowledgeable and professional. I have seen him handle hundreds of cases both as a defense attorney and as a prosecutor. I highly recommend him as your Attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I worked under Brian for about a year when I was a law student interning at the DA's Office. I remember one of the first things I noticed about Brian is that he treats his profession as a 24x7 job. I recall countless times seeing Brian take his files home at night to work on them. If you hire Brian, you can rest assured that he'll put in the work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian Powers is a very knowledgeable attorney. I am impressed with his ability to have a very precise understanding of the law and still be able to break it down into common sense terms for his clients. Brian Powers takes the time to really discuss a client's case with them and puts a lot of thought into preparing his cases for trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Powers is an excellent criminal defense attorney. His experience helps him guide his clients very effectively. You can tell that he truly cares about the outcomes of his cases, and vigorously seeks the best result for them. I like to work with Mr. Powers on cases because he is careful to consider the family law and immigration law consequences for his clients."
Child abuse Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I referred a CPS case to Mr. Powers. He proved the doctor misdiagnosed the child's impairments as child abuse. The CPS case was dropped."
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