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30+ Years Experience As A Trial Lawyer

I am a San Antonio trial lawyer with 30+ years experience in the courtroom. I have handled thousands of cases throughout my career. I can help you if you have been arrested for DWI, or if you have been charged with a more serious crime such as Assault, Aggravated Assault, Murder, or Aggravated Sexual Assault. I am a former criminal investigator and prosecutor, so I have the experience and knowledge to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.


Free Initial Consultation

First visits are always free. Once the decision has been made to hire me as your attorney, convenient monthly payment options can be arranged. 




Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 35%
    32 years, 1.75 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
    32 years, 1.75 thousand cases
  3. Family: 30%
    32 years, 1.5 thousand cases



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Contact info

(210) 710-6527
San Antonio, TX


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198408/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Guest SpeakerTexas Association of Polygraph Examiners1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Stephen Nicholas, PC2010 - Present
PartnerCarabin Shaw2005 - 2010
PartnerMalaise, Davis & Nicholas2004 - 2005
Staff AttorneyNicholas & Barrera1987 - 2004
Assistant District AttorneyBexar County District Attorney's Office1986 - 1987
Staff AttorneyNicholas & Barrera1984 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Western District of TexasMemberN/A
State Bar CollegeMemberN/A
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
San Antonio Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
College of the State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Texas Bar AssocationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMember1984 - 2010
Alamo Area Council of Governments Drug Abuse Advisory CommitteeBoard Member1975 - 1976
Drug Abuse CentralExecutive Assistant To Director1974 - 1975
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St Mary's University of San Antonio School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas)N/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1974