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Roberto Yamanaka

Criminal defense Attorney at San Antonio, TX

4.9   58 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Roberto

Learn Roberto’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Texas Felony, Misdemeanor, DWI, DUI, Assault, Theft, Drug Possession

    14 years

  2. Immigration
    30%
    green cards, visas, naturalization, DACA, work permit

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%
    Traffic Ticket Lawyer serving cilents throughout the State of Texas. Commercial Driver's License (CDL) defense.

    14 years, 500 cases

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    10%
    Small Business Formation and Contract Law.

    14 years

  5. Personal injury
    10%
    auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, commercial vehicle accidents

    14 years

Roberto is a Managing Partner at Joyner + Joyner’s San Antonio office.  His practice focuses on criminal defense, immigration law and small business law.  He was born in Mexico City, Mexico.

Location

Joyner and Joyner, P.C.
22402 Cielo Vista Drive
San Antonio, TX, 78255

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  58 customer reviews
Posted by Pablo Z. | June 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent, capable, trustworthy
Robert Yamanaka has represented me in several cases across the last 6 years. He is a true professional with a commanding understanding of Texas Law and Court systems. Robert Yamanaka is the only attorney I’ll seek whenever occasions arise. There is no attorney that will give your case the care and attention that he will. I recommend him to all my family and friends, and I recommend him to you.
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Posted by Paul | August 11, 2019
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Fast traffic ticket case
I spoke to Mr. Yamanaka about my case and it was handled within a week. He got my ticket deferred and I only have to do a defensive driving course and avoid any new tickets for 180 days. I will use him again if I get another ticket.
Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Hired
Great lawyer. Took care of my case and helped me understand my situation. Would recommend to anyone
Posted by Carlos | February 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Robert made it easy for us to get in and out of the courtroom fast. He handled everything quickly and professionally. Thanks!
Posted by Antonio | January 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very well please and highly recommend them
Was very please how everything was handle and taken care of in timely manner.
Posted by Anthony | January 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and Efficient
Mr. Yamanaka responded to my request quickly and I agreed to hire him immediately. Mr. Yamanaka needed just a brief summary of the event leading to my traffic ticket in order to address my case. He resolved my ticket 2 weeks before my originally scheduled court date. He was very professional and polite.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Job !!!
He let me know what avenue that he would take with the courts, because my main concern was getting the speeding ticket removing from my record, because I have C.D.L After negotiation,my understanding is in a few months , with no other speeding ticket , my will be clear.
Posted by Ismael | December 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic Ticket
Lawyer Robert, helped me fight my traffic ticket. He was able to get my ticket dismissed.
Posted by Carlos | December 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
I received a speeding ticket and had a consultation with Mr. Yamanaka. He explained to me my options and his recommendation for the best course of action and at each price point too. Being a Paramedic I needed to keep this speeding ticket off my record. I hired him and got it deferred. Would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Ernesto | December 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic violation
Upon reviewing my case, Roberto Yamanaka explained very clearly the process and the cost of the service. I agreed, and as he promised, he followed through with sending me information and status of the case via email. Up until now I am very satisfied with the service Mr. Yamanaka is providing.
Posted by Jamie | December 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
2 tickets
My attorney went to court on my behalf and i didn't need to show up and miss time from work! Kept my speeding ticket off my record and did i mention i got another ticket two months later and once again he kept it off my record!! I Strongly recommend Roberto Yamanaka especially if you get a speeding ticket!
Posted by David | November 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Helped with traffic ticket
Received a traffic ticket in San Antonio but live out of State. I left a message and got call back from Roberto within the hour. He explained the procedure for deferred disposition, we took care of everything via e-mail, and the result was timely and exactly as he explained. Nothing on driving record. Fairly priced. Well done.
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Posted by Matthew | November 17, 2016
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Best possible experience
Promptly handled the case (literally next day), very polite, follow up afterward and fair pricing in my experience. Would highly recommend to anyone.
Posted by Berhane | November 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
traffic violations
He was excellent, and he makes things simple, he told me if I didn't want to stay in the court room, I can stay out side the court room use my phone or anything else. Overall I gave him 100%, I am glad I am there client and very happy.
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great at what he does!
Roberto saved me a headache and took care of all the work for me. Reassured me that he would take care of everything and he did just that. Great work!
Posted by Jack | November 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Folks
I had traffic tickets from years ago, and tickets into warrants. These guys make me wish I would of called sooner.. Great communication and execution thus far. So if you're someone like me that is haunted by old tickets, give them a call before paying the courts.
Posted by William | October 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic Ticket King
Mr. Yamanaka is a very knowledgeable and professional lawyer. I am so fortunate to have been introduced to him and hired him to take care of my traffic ticket summons. He explained to me what the process was, and how he was going to resolve my citation. My case was resolved to my complete satisfaction and surpassed my expectations. I now have a great lawyer and law firm to go to when I require legal assistance. Thank you Mr. Yamanaka.
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Posted by Jason | October 28, 2016
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Life changing
Very personable, quick response and very effective. Contracted Robert to represent me in a moving violation. Robert handled all aspects of the infraction and put me at ease that things would be favorable for me. I am very grateful for the support and appreciate the hard work.
Posted by Tom | October 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Usual good service
Unfortunately, my wife gets speeding tickets on a regular basis. I know a quick call to J&J gets them taken care of for the same money and almost zero hassle.
Posted by Andrew | September 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Straightforward and fast results
Being an out of state, and not being able to appear in court, Mr. Yamanaka gave me a few options, but ultimately recommended the fastest and most reasonable resolution. Thank-you for your help!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Joyner and Joyner, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Sr. Contract Manager
  • AT&T Corp.
  • 2010 - 2015

Education

  • Michigan State University School of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 2010
  • Southwestern University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Texas v J.L.
  • Dismissed
  • State of Texas v J.G.
  • Dismissed at Trial
  • State of Texas v J.F.
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • First Tee of San Antonio
  • Front Nine Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • MSU Law Journal of Trial Practice and Advocacy
  • Business Editor
  • 2008 - 2009
  • MSU Law Hispanic Law Society
  • President
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Top 100 San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2016
  • Diversity Services Office Award for Commitment to Diversity
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • 2008
  • Jurisprudence Achievement Award in Pre-Trial II
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • 2008
  • Jurisprudence Achievement Award in Pre-Trial I
  • Michigan State University College of Law
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • St. Edwards University - Project Management Course
  • Introduction to Negotiations
  • 2014
  • St. Edwards University - Project Management Course
  • Introduction to Negotiations
  • 2012
  • St. Edwards University - Project Management Course
  • Introduction to Negotiations
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (6)
Endorse Roberto
Unknown Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would not hesitate to recommend Roberto to anyone. I have referred his office many clients in the past and I will continue to do so. Roberto has a great reputation for being prepared, working hard for his clients and taking great pride in the positive results he achieves for them."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very few attorneys work as diligently for their clients as Roberto. He is knowledgeable, hard working, and thorough. I have referred many clients to Mr. Yamanaka who have not only received excellent customer service but also a quick and satisfactory resolution of their case."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have nothing but praise for Roberto. He takes great pride in his work and I would recommend him with complete confidence."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Few lawyers can match Roberto's trial preparation. He is a zealous advocator for his clients in the courtroom."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Robert is extremely organized and very thorough. He has a great working relationship with all courts, easy to get ahold of, transparent and trustworthy. If I or anyone in my family receives a citation he is the one I call."
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San Antonio Criminal defense Lawyer Roberto Yamanaka
Roberto Yamanaka
Criminal defense Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 13 years
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