As a criminal defense attorney, I recognize that when people come into my office it is because they are going through an overwhelming situation in their lives. Someone accused of a crime has the immediate consequence of being arrested and having to deal with the financial burden of securing bail. For many, this initial arrest leads to lost time at work causing job loss or career setback. After the case is filed, court appearances can cause difficulties with work and the family. All of these consequences are in addition to the potential loss of freedom that is possible whenever there is an accusation of a criminal offense.
For these reasons, I am constantly mindful of what my clients and their families are going through. I recognize that when people come in to hire me, they are trusting me to get the best outcome for them or their loved ones. They are trusting me to guide them through a complicated and taxing process. They are looking to me for solutions to difficult situations. And this is something I take seriously. As your attorney, I will strive to make sure that you remain informed at every stage of your case and that you get the best possible outcome.
Stephen C. Barrera was raised in Wilson County, Texas. After obtaining a B.A. in Philosophy at U.T.S.A., he attended St. Mary's Law School. During law school, Stephen made the Dean's List, wrote for The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice and interned for United States Fifth Circuit Judge Emilio Garza. Stephen was also awarded 1st place and Best Speaker during the St. Mary's Law School 1L Moot Court Competition. Stephen's law career began at the law firm of Bracewell & Giuliani, where he worked in the firm's trial section. In 2008, Stephen started his own practice with a focus on criminal defense. Since that time, Stephen has obtained favorable outcomes for clients in cases ranging from DWI and Possession of a Controlled Substance to Sexual Assault and Murder.