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San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Logo of the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Established in April of 1999, the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (SACDLA) is comprised of attorneys actively engaged in defense of criminal cases in the State, County or Municipal Courts in Bexar County, Texas, including the Bexar County Justice Center, or in the Federal Courts of the Western District of Texas.

The SACDLA provides support, education, and networking opportunities for local criminal defense attorneys. It also serves to educate the public on the importance of preserving an individual's Constitutional Rights within the criminal justice system. The SACDLA promotes the competent and ethical representation of persons accused of a crime.


Contact Information:

San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
P.O. Box 831206
San Antonio, TX 78283-1206
Phone: (210) 501-2916
Fax: (210) 885-7714

SACDLA Videos



Watch the welcome video from the SACDLA Past President Bud Ritenour, Jr. The video was uploaded on February 3, 2010.


Categories of Membership in SACDLA

The SACDLA has 6 different categories of membership including:

  • Contributing Member - $150 a year;
  • Regular Member - $75 a year;
  • Federal Public Defender for TXWD - $25 a year;
  • Bexar County Public Defender - Free;
  • First Year Lawyer - $30 a year;
  • St. Mary's Law Student - $30 a year.

Benefits of Membership in SACDLA

The benefits of joining the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association include:

  • a listing in the membership directory;
  • a subscription to the San Antonio Defender Magazine;
  • access to motions and a brief bank; and
  • monthly CLE seminars and training programs.

Past Presidents

The past presidents of SACDLA include:


Criminal Defense Attorneys in San Antonio, TX

At Lawyer Legion, we understand the importance of local criminal defense attorney associations. The SACDLA helps criminal defense attorneys in San Antonio, TX, and throughout Bexar County, have a unified voice. The SACDLA also helps with support, education, and networking opportunities.

If you are a criminal defense attorney in Texas, then consider the benefits of joining the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association or the county-level affiliate organization in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX.


This article was last updated on Friday, September 9, 2016.

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