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San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (SACDLA)

About the SACDLA

Mission and History

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.




Welcome Message from 2010 SACDLA President Bud Ritenour, Jr.


Board of Directors

Joseph Adrian Esparza
San Antonio, TX
John T. Hunter
Vice President
San Antonio, TX
Roland James Garcia
San Antonio, TX
Amanda Inez Hernandez
San Antonio, TX
Chad Peter Van Brunt
San Antonio, TX
Zoe Elizabeth Russell
San Antonio, TX

Past Presidents

Loraine Lori Efron
San Antonio, TX
Don Herbert Flanary III
San Antonio, TX
Michael W McCrum
San Antonio, TX
Patricia Ann Jay
San Antonio, TX
Warren Alan Wolf
San Antonio, TX
Robert Henry Featherston
San Antonio, TX

SACDLA Members Active on Lawyer Legion

Gerald Harris Goldstein
Goldstein & Orr
San Antonio, TX
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Cynthia Eva Hujar Orr
Goldstein & Orr
San Antonio, TX
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John J. "Bud" Ritenour Jr
The Ritenour Law Firm, P.C.
San Antonio, TX
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Don Herbert Flanary III
Flanary Law Firm
San Antonio, TX
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Megan Elizabeth Roper
Vazquez Law Firm
Austin, TX
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Joseph Francis Hoelscher II
Hoelscher Law Office
San Antonio, TX
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Contact the SACDLA

San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (SACDLA)
P.O. Box 831206
San Antonio, TX 78283
Office: (210) 501-2916

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Benefits of Membership

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.

Categories of Membership

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.

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