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Roy R. Barrera Jr.

Rated By Super Lawyers Roy R. Barrera, Jr. 15 Years

Professional Associations & Bar Admissions

  • “AV Rated”- Martindale-Hubbell – Ethical Standard And Legal Ability*
  • BAR Register of Preeminent Lawyers 2021
  • Licensed to Practice Before The:
  • Admitted – United States Supreme Court – 1976
  • Admitted – U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1980
  • Admitted – U.S. Federal District Court, District of Columbia, Washington
  • Admitted – U.S. Federal District Court Western and Southern Districts of Texas
  • American Bar Association, Since 1976
  • State Bar of Texas, Since 1976
  • San Antonio Bar Association, Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow


  • Former State Criminal District Judge Bexar County, Texas
  • Former Assistant Criminal District Attorney Bexar County, Texas
  • “Outstanding Young Man of San Antonio” – San Antonio Jaycees
  • Noted as a “Five Outstanding Young Texans” – Texas Jaycees
  • “Hispanic Excellence Award”, Hispanic Hall of Fame – National L.U.L.A.C.
  • Noted as a “Texas Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters “Super Lawyers” in Criminal & Family Law 
  • Voted “Best Lawyers in San Antonio” – Criminal & DWI Defense Law “Scenes in S.A.” Magazine
  • Best Lawyers in America 

Practice Areas:

  • Federal Criminal Law Defense
  • State Criminal Law Defense
  • Divorce, Custody, Juvenile Law
  • Parole and Expunctions


  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence 
    • Honors: Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities 
    • Honors: Distinguished Military Graduate 
    • Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
  • St Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts

45 Years Trial Experience Federal and State District Courts


  • Spanish

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.