Stephen N. Foster

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in San Antonio, TX

Foster & Foster, P.L.L.C.
 | 310 South Saint Mary's Street, Tower Life Building, 24th Floor
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-222-1117
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010, 2012 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Appellate (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

     Stephen Foster is a Texas trial attorney with experience in civil and criminal litigation. A versatile and experienced litigator at the San Antonio law firm of Foster & Foster, P.L.L.C., he focuses his legal practice on representing his clients in business litigation, contract dispute cases, white collar criminal defense, appellate litigation and commercial and residential real-estate transactions.

     Mr. Foster's legal career began at Alvarez, Notzon & Gutierrez, one of the premiere civil law firms in South Texas. Soon after, he joined the Webb County District Attorney's Office as a prosecutor, where he worked until 2004. He was then recruited by Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed and served as Assistant District Attorney in the criminal trial division. . In 2006, he became a founding partner of Simpson, Foster & Gold.  He is currently a partner with Foster & Foster, P.L.L.C.

     Mr. Foster received his Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law in 2000 and was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 2001. He is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He has received numerous professional acknowledgements and awards, including being recognized as a "Rising Star" on 5 separate occasions by both "Texas Monthly" and "Law & Politics" magazines.  He was recognized as one of the "best lawyers in San Antonio" by "S.A. Scene" magazine. He is also the author of several articles and a book on criminal defense, and he has given lectures to business owners on legal issues pertaining to their businesses.

     Mr. Foster has extensive experience representing clients before Texas courts and federal courts as well as state and federal appellate courts. He advises clients at all stages of litigation and frequently is consulted by other attorneys who respect his experience and assistance. His record of successful representation for his defendants in a variety of cases is sterling, with many cases resulting in dismissals and favorable verdicts.  Stephen Foster personally represents many of the top attorneys in the San Antonio area.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (30%)

Appellate (20%)

Personal Injury - General (20%)

Civil Litigation (10%)

Personal Injury - Products (10%)

Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2017 Rising Stars: 2010, 2012 - 2015

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About Stephen Foster

Admitted: 2001, Texas

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Honors and Awards:

  • "Scene in S.A." magazine, "Best Attorneys in San Antonio", 2012

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
  • Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, the only organization accredited by the American Bar Association.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Licensed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
  • Member, Texas District and County Attorney Association
  • Member, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Member, San Antonio Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Member, San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • Texas, 2001
  • Member, The State Bar of Texas
  • Member, Dallas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
  • Member, San Antonio Trial Lawyer Association

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • In addition to his duties as a prosecutor in Webb and Zapata counties, Stephen Foster served as a weekly legal columnist for the Laredo Morning Times.  Stephen Foster is the author of "The Defendant's Guide to Texas Criminal Law", Legal columnist for Laredo Morning Times, 2002

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Stephen Foster litigates cases against large corporations, powerful individuals and governments and regularly litigates both against and along side some of the most prestigious law firms in the country.  It is important to note that the past successes of Stephen Foster do not guarantee similar results.  Every case is different and must be evaluated on its own to determine the likelihood of a positive outcome.
  • Stephen Foster has tried over 180 cases to a jury verdict.

Representative Clients:

  • Stephen Foster represents a wide variety of clients whose lives and financial futures are at stake.

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas, J.D., 2000
  • Oklahoma State University, B.A. in Political Science, With Honors, 1996

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Association
  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Office Location for Stephen N. Foster

    310 South Saint Mary's Street
    Tower Life Building, 24th Floor
    San Antonio, TX 78205

    Phone: 210-222-1117


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