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Robert “Bobby” Barrera

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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law


Bobby Barrera is an attorney with over 37 years jury trial experience handling primarily criminal and family law cases. He has been featured in S A Scene Magazine as one of San Antonio’s Best Criminal Trial Attorneys for the last twenty years. He has also been listed in the Super Lawyer Directory in Criminal Law for the last six years. As a Director with the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, he is also an Instructor on trial techniques at their annual Trial College in Huntsville. He is also a course director for numerous legal education seminars on topics such as DWI, Manslaughter, Cross-Examination Techniques and defense of Sexual Assault cases. Bobby is the past president of both the San Antonio Bar Association and the San Antonio Young Lawyers Association. He also serves as the Chair of the Criminal District Courts Committee for Bexar County. In 2021 he was awarded the Mentor of the Year Award by SAYLA for his commitment to helping young lawyers with their courtroom preparation and techniques. He is licensed in both State and Federal courts and handles all types of criminal cases.


  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, TX
    • J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1984
  • Southern District of Texas, 1984
  • Western District of Texas, 1984

Professional Associations

  • San Antonio Bar Association, President, 2016-2017
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Director, Current
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Current
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Current


  • Mentor of the Year Award from San Antonio Young Lawyers Association, 2021


  • English
  • Spanish

Current Employment Position

  • Sole Practitioner

Classes & Seminars

  • Handling DWI Manslaughter Cases, Tx Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2018
  • Cross-Examining Drug Recognition Experts, Tx Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2020
  • Cross-Examination Techniques, Tx Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2016
  • 5th Amendment in Civil Cases, San Antonio Bar Association, 2019
  • Cross Examination of the DWI Expert, Tx Criminal Defense Lawyers Association